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Achievements are awarded by accomplishing certain objectives in Starbound. The system works through Steam and Xbox's achievement system. There are no achievements exclusive to either the Steam or Microsoft Store version. Xbox achievements are obtainable only through the Microsoft Store version of the game.

Each achievement is hidden in the listing for the game, only appearing once the conditions to earn it have been met. It will appear as a small message in the Steam overlay or as a system notification when the achievement is awarded.


Name Description Requirements
Congratulations on Your Graduation.jpg Congratulations on Your Graduation! Survive the Protectorate.
It could have been worse.
Complete the tutorial mission after starting a new character.
Adventurer Eventuality.jpg Adventurer Eventuality Complete a quest!
Joke's on you, there isn't any XP in this game.
Awarded for completing any quest.
The Hopeful.jpg The Hopeful Fix your ship. Complete the conditions for the quest The Erchius Mining Facility.
Augmented Reality.jpg Augmented Reality Augment your EPP.
Now it's an AEPP.
Slot an augment into an Enviro Protection Pack.
The Wanderer.jpg The Wanderer Meet Esther. Meet Esther at the outpost completing the quest Getting Started
The Brave.jpg The Brave Return Nuru to the outpost. Complete conditions for the quest Fetch the Floran Artifact inside the Ceremonial Hunting Caverns mission.
The Wise.jpg The Wise Return Koichi to the outpost. Complete conditions for the quest Fetch the Hylotl Artifact inside the Grand Pagoda Library mission.
The Devout.jpg The Devout Return Tonauac to the outpost. Complete conditions for the quest Fetch the Avian Artifact inside the Great Sovereign Temple mission.
The Resilient.jpg The Resilient Return Lana Blake to the outpost. Complete conditions for the quest Fetch the Apex Artifact inside the Miniknog Stronghold mission.
The Loyal.jpg The Loyal Return the Baron to the outpost. Complete conditions for the quest Fetch the Glitch Artifact inside the Baron's Keep mission.
The Protector.jpg The Protector Defeat the Ruin. Defeat the Ruin at the end of the final mission.
Ending Prohibition.jpg Ending Prohibition Defeat the dastardly Dreadwing.
Bring joy to penguins everywhere.
Defeat Dreadwing The Penguin.
Shock and Awe.jpg Shock and Awe Defeat the Shockhopper MK I.
Notice it rarely hops.
Defeat Shockhopper MK I.
Cosmic Curator.jpg Cosmic Curator Complete the Cosmic Museum's cosmic collection. Complete the museum questline given by Koichi.
King Barbarian.jpg King Barbarian Become champion of the arena.
Crush your foes like an orange sorbet.
Complete the arena questline given by Nuru.
You're aMAZEing!.jpg You're aMAZEing! Complete Mazebound.
You only need to beat it 300,000 times to win a slide whistle.
Win the arcade machine game in the Beakeasy beneath the outpost.


Name Description Requirements
Perfectly Generic Achievement.jpg Perfectly Generic Achievement Obtain the mythical perfectly generic item. Collect a Perfectly Generic Item.
Book Club.jpg Book Club Find a Codex.
On Earth it's rude to read other people's diaries.
Collect a codex book.
Well Read.jpg Well Read Find 100 unique codex items.
Study them all, prepare for a pop quiz.
Collect 100 codex books.
Bug Tracker.jpg Bug Tracker Capture your first bug with a bug net.
Esther would be proud.
Collect a bug using a bug net.
Bug Free.jpg Bug Free Catch 42 unique bugs.
Give them all funny names.
Collect 42 bugs using a bug net.
Just like mum used to make!.jpg Just like mum used to make! Practice your chef skills.
Try not to harm anyone.
Cook some food.
Culinary Century.jpg Culinary Century Prepare at least 100 unique dishes.
Bonus points if they're edible.
Cook 100 dishes.
The Simple Life.jpg The Simple Life Harvest a crop.
See what happens when you eat it.
Harvest a crop.
Starbound Valley.jpg Starbound Valley Harvest 30 unique crops.
Start thinking about who you'd like to romance and that barn extension.
Harvest 30 crops.
Alien Archaeologist.jpg Alien Archaeologist Restore a complete fossil.
Make wild assumptions about what it used to be.
Restore a fossil.
Them Bones.jpg Them Bones Unearth 55 unique fossils.
Try not to pay attention to the ones that are alarmingly humanoid.
Restore 55 fossils.
Protected Protector.jpg Protected Protector Obtain an entire set of armour.
Now use dye to make your armour fabulous.
Equip armor in all three equipment slots.
Armour Aficionado.jpg Armour Aficionado Collect 210 unique pieces of armour.
See how many you can wear at the same time. (Spoiler, it's 3).
Collect 210 unique pieces of armor.
Not a Llama.jpg Not a Llama Obtain a complete alpaca costume.
Use it only for good!
Collect each piece of an Alien Alpaca Set.
Mint Condition.jpg Mint Condition Collect at least 50 unique action figures.
Insist to your friends they're actually called statuettes.
Collect rare action figures from unique monsters and bosses.
Amateur Bard.jpg Amateur Bard Collect your first musical instrument!
Keep playing, even when everyone begs you to stop.
Collect an instrument.
Traveling in Style.jpg Traveling in Style Obtain a cool vehicle.
Pop some sweet wheelies.
Collect a vehicle.
Monster Whisperer.jpg Monster Whisperer Capture a monster.
How does it fit in that tiny ball?
Collect a monster in a capture pod.


Name Description Requirements
Home Sweet Home.jpg Home Sweet Home Attract your first colonist.
Make sure you treat them right.
Summon a tenant using a colony deed.
All Walks of Life.jpg All Walks of Life Attract 10 unique tenants.
Marvel at their collective peculiarity.
Summon 10 unique tenants using colony deeds.
Cramped Colony.jpg Cramped Colony Build 5 homes in a very small space.
This isn't a healthy way for anyone to live.
Summon 5 tenants using colony deeds in rooms very close together.
From the Ashes.jpg From the Ashes Build a large colony.
Well done Protector!
Summon 10 tenants using colony deeds in a single colony.
A Helping Hand.jpg A Helping Hand Complete 10 quests for your colonists.
Feel like an asset to the community!
Complete 10 generated quests given by tenants.
A Cheeky Chore.jpg A Cheeky Chore Complete 25 quests for your colonists.
These guys sure do ask a lot of you don't they…
Complete 25 generated quests given by tenants.
A Tireless Task.jpg A Tireless Task Complete 50 quests for your colonists.
When did this become your full time job?
Complete 50 generated quests given by tenants.


Name Description Requirements
First Mate.jpg First Mate Recruit your first crew member.
Recruit a crew member to your ship.
Captain of the Year.jpg Captain of the Year Recruit at least 12 crew members.
Consider starting a pension plan.
Recruit 12 crew members to your ship.
A Motley Crue.jpg A Motley Crew Recruit one crew member from every race.
It's like a teeny tiny protectorate.
Recruit a crew members from each race.
Feathered Friend.jpg Feathered Friend Recruit a penguin mercenary from the Beakeasy. Recruit a penguin crew member using a dubloon at the Beakeasy.


Name Description Requirements
Destroyer of Worlds.jpg Destroyer of Worlds Move a planet's worth of blocks.
If you weren't using a Matter Manipulator you'd be ripped.
Collect 10 million blocks.
Sweet Revenge.jpg Sweet Revenge Kill 100 small flying monsters.
They had it coming.
Kill 100 procedurally generated small flying monsters.
Too Heavy to Kick.jpg Too Heavy to Kick Destroy a robot chicken.
Don't try to eat it.
Kill a Robot Chicken.
Not in Front of the Children!.jpg Not in Front of the Children! Defeat Mother Poptop.
Every Poptop you meet from here on out is a lonely orphan.
Defeat a Mother Poptop.
Villain.jpg Villain Incapacitate an innocent bystander.
You monster.
Kill a friendly NPC.
Nox's Apprentice.jpg Nox's Apprentice Kill another player.
Unity is overrated anyway.
Kill another player in a multiplayer game.