The double agent life can certainly be challenging, especially when you need to get on the good side of the elite Crimson Fleet. At the same time, players must search for evidence in the Burden of Proof mission to get more proof of the faction’s illegal activities. But since these items aren’t easy to find, we’ll show you what to look for.
- All Evidence Locations in Starfield Burden of Proof Quest
- Deep Cover Evidence Location
- Echoes of the Past Evidence Location
- Breaking the Bank Evidence Locations
- The Best There Is Evidence Locations
- Absolute Power Evidence Location
- Eye of the Storm Evidence Location
- Reclaiming the Past Evidence Location
- Doctor’s Orders Evidence Location
- The Key Evidence Locations
- The Red Mile Evidence Location
- The Den Evidence Location
- HopeTown Evidence Location
- Gagarin Landing Evidence Location
All Evidence Locations in Starfield Burden of Proof Quest
You can discover pieces of evidence for the Burden of Proof storyline at the following locations:
- Mars Cydonia (Deep Cover)
- The Lock (Echoes of the Past)
- Siren of the Stars (Breaking the Bank)
- The Well and SY-920 (The Best There Is)
- Neon (Absolute Power)
- The Legacy (Eye of the Storm)
- Deserted Ecliptic Garrison (Reclaiming the Past)
- The Clinic (Doctor’s Orders)
- The Key
- The Den
- Red Mile
- Gagarin Landing
In total, there are 20 pieces (possibly more) of evidence you can find across the Settled Systems, typically involving the Crimson Fleet storyline. You don’t necessarily have to collect all of them to satisfy the Burden of Proof mission, as you can finish it after you obtain a certain amount. But if you want to grab some extra dough, you are free to acquire every single one of them. Then, at some point, you can speak to the lieutenant to discuss the Crimson Fleet and earn the legendary weapon reward.
I recommend collecting all the evidence pieces before the Eye of the Storm mission (with the exception of the item on the Legacy) since a major decision from this storyline can prohibit you from entering some areas. If you happen to miss any of the objects during a quest, you may be able to return to the location to grab it, primarily when it is associated with an accessible location, like The Well or Madame Sauvage’s Place. Nevertheless, it’s still a good idea to obtain them while you can to avoid losing out on those items.
Be aware that there are some spoilers ahead for the Crimson Fleet narrative, so don’t read on if you don’t want to stumble upon anything story-related.
Deep Cover Evidence Location
Whether you are on the Deep Cover mission or exploring Mars, you can pick up the Neava Meetup item next to Adler Kemp at the Broken Spear.
The character can be found by the entrance to the right of the Misson Board and Self-Service Bounty Clearance. Those having trouble with the pickup interaction can enter scan mode to make the process easier.
Echoes of the Past Evidence Location
Once players begin Echoes of the Past, they will travel to the Lock to meet with Delgado, including two items for the Burden of the Proof quest. It’s a bit of a maze down here, but you’ll need to try your best to find the Warden’s Office near the Barracks (you can also come back here if you happen to miss the object like I did the first time around.)
The Warden’s Log will be on top of a mechanism to the right of the desk.
The next main objective you must watch out for is associated with Kryx’s Cell, so you must investigate this area to trigger another piece of evidence for the Burden of Proof quest.
If you aren’t sure how to search Kryx’s Cell, you can activate the lamp on a desk and select ‘Pry open the base.’ From there, you’ll see the Best Laid Plans, and you can listen to the log to satisfy the requirements for the task.
Now, you’ll unlock the task for the evidence when searching through Carter’s locker, allowing you to pick up Carter’s Gig. The Burden of Proof quest will also be updated, and players must return the new information to Lt. Toft. However, you’ll still need to complete the rest of the Echoes of the Past quest to leave the facility.
Breaking the Bank Evidence Locations
The Breaking the Bank quest features two pieces of evidence, where you must persuade Gabriel Vera to acquire the Galbank Plan and locate the Request Denied in the captain’s quarters. When pursuing Gabriel, players will need to speak with society patrons to gather more information until someone tells them about Klaudia Swist (this can trigger after talking with a few characters.) You must get her on your side to speak to Gabriel, but you’ll ultimately need to get him alone by disabling the Life Support System.
You can exchange 2,500 credits to get the evidence or attack him to collect it from his dead body. The next item is located in the captain’s quarters, and you can access this room by going to the Crew Quarters in the Starview Ballroom. You can find the entryway to this area on the left side of the location, which will have a Restricted Area sign.
Next, players must open the door at the top-left corner of the quarters (near a red soda machine) to grab the Request Denied (Evidence) on a shelf beside the bed.
The Best There Is Evidence Locations
After you meet Huan Daiyu at The Well, you must go to Kay’s House to get the item needed for the Burden of Proof quest. Players must go to the back of the establishment to reach the kitchen, where the Huan’s Talk item will be on a counter.
Eventually, players will travel to the SY-920, and the main character you’ll need to look out for is Dr. Gabriel Vogel (progress through the mission to find him.) While in his room, you can open the door to his right to pick up the Eubanks & Woods (Evidence.)
Absolute Power Evidence Location
When players arrive on Neon, they can follow the waypoint of the Absolute Power quest to lead them to Madame Sauvage’s Place. You must open the door to the back of this establishment to get the Big Score near the bed.
After you leave Madame Sauvage’s Place, you must go to the waypoint for the optional task, ‘Locate Evidence to Extort Ayumo Komiko,’ to discover the Meeting With Bayu object. You can persuade Ji Nashida to grant you access to a safe in Generdyne’s office, or you can open it yourself if you are skilled enough with lockpicking. I recommend pulling the switch beside the safe before taking the evidence, as this will trigger the shutters to hide you from any watchful employees.
Another Starfield Burden of Proof quest item will be located in Euphorika, which will be part of the objective ‘Ask Myka about Ayumi Komiko’s whereabouts.’ Once you talk to her, you must get the key to the member’s lounge by exchanging 5,000 credits with Myka. Players can head upstairs to acquire the ‘Ayumi’s Offer’ item behind the bartender.
Eye of the Storm Evidence Location
To reach the piece of evidence in Starfield’s Eye of the Storm quest, you must attach the Comspike and Conduction Grid modules in the Equipment section of the Ship Builder. You can speak to Jasmine Durand to do this and position the pieces in any way you prefer. Keep in mind that you will need to grab any remaining evidence items before the Eye of the Storm since it is one of the last quests of the Crimson Fleet storyline.
With the correct materials, you can make your way to the Legacy to grab the piece of evidence for the Burden of Proof. Players must keep progressing further in the mission until they reach Jasper Kryx’s remains. The GBLR013: Mortem Obire evidence will be located near his body.
Reclaiming the Past Evidence Location
You can speak to the bartender at the Key’s Last Nova to unlock the Reclaiming the Past mission, taking you over to planet Heinlein III. Unfortunately, you’ll need to be at a high level to withstand the enemy’s numerous attacks, but you can get by if you have a powerful weapon set. All you have to do is go to the waypoint to grab the Message for Bog (Evidence) in the crate.
Doctor’s Orders Evidence Location
You can begin the Doctor’s Orders mission by speaking to Samantha Mizrah at the Key’s clinic near all the other shops on the ship’s right side. Players will then need to go to the vessel, the Clinic, to discover the Gennady Ayton behind the contact you’re supposed to meet for the quest.
The Key Evidence Locations
The Key harnesses three pieces of evidence for the Burden of Proof quest. Upon the first entry, players can grab the Request A17 item at the Ship Services location (to the left of the entryway.) Just go behind the desk near Jasmine Durand to obtain it.
The following item can be found in the initial destination where you met the Crimson Fleet leader at the Operations Center (use the elevator.) On the top floor, you can discover Voss’s Parts (Evidence) near Delgado’s Computer.
The last item is located in the Key’s Bunk area, which will have an entrance near Shinya Voss (one of the first characters you met during the initiation.) If you aren’t sure how to get there, you can continue forward at the entrance (toward the Reckoner’s Core) and take a left, where you’ll see the Bunks sign.
Players must go down the hallway and walk over to the top-left corner of the location. Now, you can look out for Mira’s Demise in a room with a bed and weights.
The Red Mile Evidence Location
Another document can be found inside the Red Mile near the bar area. You’ll notice the Chunks Heist on the counter.
The Den Evidence Location
The Den can be found in the Wolf system (to the right of Alpha Centauri.) Luckily, the area is reasonably small, so it should be easy enough to locate the Kreet Offer object. It will be directly behind the Ship Services location in front of the ‘Open’ sign.
HopeTown Evidence Location
You can find another evidence item for the Burden of Poof quest in the Valo system (same destination as Narion.) On planet Polvo, players can go to HopeTown and open the door to the Pit Stop, located in the building in front of their ship.
The HopeTown Raid can be picked up from the right side of the bar.
Gagarin Landing Evidence Location
Gagarin Landing can be found on the planet of the same name within the Alpha Centauri system. You’ll need to walk forward for a while until you reach Lizzy Ajello’s bar (to the left of the giant statue.) On the right side of the establishment, players can grab the Chiroptera evidence item.
Now that you’ve found all the evidence for the Burden of Proof quest, you can start progressing further with other factions by learning about the Freestar Collective or exploring the relevant links below for more Starfield content.