Starfield: How to get auto-persuade dialogue option

Joseph Pascoulis
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Starfield is a truly immersive experience, and you’ll encounter many NPCs during your playthrough. One of the best skills to have during these encounters is Persuasion, which allows you to use auto-persuade. Here’s everything you need to know about this helpful dialogue option.

Starfield is Bethesda’s new galactic RPG that sees players going on a star-studded journey through space, completing missions, making companions, and joining Factions.

On your playthrough, you will encounter many NPCs, some of which you can even develop a romantic relationship with. Starfield gives players a choice of dialogue that will ultimately reflect their relationships with these NPCs, and also influence their playthrough.

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One of the most handy dialogue options in the game is the persuade option, as this can often get you what you want. However, it isn’t always easy to persuade NPCs, unless you have access to auto-pursuade.

For those interested in Starfield’s auto-persuade, here’s everything you need to know, including how to get access to the option.

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Starfield’s NPCs can hold realistic conversations.

How to get auto-persuade in Starfield

To get the Starfield auto-persuade option when engaging in dialogue with NPCs, you must first have the Persuade skill. Once you have Persuade, you will need to successfully use the “Persuade” dialogue option six times.

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You can obtain the Persuade skill by either choosing a character background that has the skill at the start of the game or by unlocking it through the “Social Skills” skill tree, which will require enough skill points.

The character backgrounds with Persuasion are as follows:

  • Diplomat
  • Industrialist
  • Sculptor
  • Space Scoundrel

How to use auto-persuade in Starfield

Once you use Starfield’s Persuade dialogue option successfully six times, the auto-persuade option will pop up a the bottom right of your screen, which will automatically complete the conversation for you. This should end in a successful persuasion of the NPC.

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After graduating from the University of Southampton, Joseph joined CharlieIntel as a Games Writer after a short stint of freelance journalism. Joseph enjoys most genres of games and will play anything that sparks his interest, but his expertise lies within the FPS category, specifically Apex Legends. If Joey isn't writing about games, then he's most likely playing them. You can contact Joseph at [email protected]