Explore the Role of Claim Stakes in Star Atlas
Claim Stakes are the foundation of planetary gameplay loops in Star Atlas. They are physical objects that must be transported to a chosen planet to lay claim to a plot on its surface. Claiming a planetary plot grants the owner access to extracting available local resources and building in-planet infrastructure.
Claim Stakes play an important role in the Golden Era. All planetary gameplay loops, such as farming, extracting, and refining resources, require that players successfully establish and maintain a claim stake on an open planet surface. Space squatting is discouraged with a tax to maintain ownership of the plot.
Players can also enlist their Claim Stakes in Faction Claims to receive rewards.