How To Fix Starfield Vasco Not Shooting

Are you having trouble trying to make Vasco shoot when you are playing Starfield?

Many players have reported recently that their companion Vasco is not shooting in Starfield and is rather standing passively while in battle or at most punching the enemy at times. This can be a hassle when you are trying to enjoy the game as you want with a companion.

A companion is a partner that you can make inside the Starfield game, who will stay with you and accompany you during your missions and explorations. This is a good feature as using a companion makes you easily clear tough situations as you will be fighting the enemy instead of one.

We understand your frustration when your companion Vasco stops shooting and you are left to handle all the enemy alone, and that is why we are here to help you solve this issue!

Starfield is a role-playing action-packed game that is published by Bethesda which is an original setting after the Elder Scrolls.

However, being a new game it has problems and issues that can confuse and frustrate its players.

In this article, we will be looking at the reasons why Vasco isn’t shooting in Starfield and how you can fix that issue easily!

Why Is Starfield Vasco Not Shooting?

Starfield Vasco Not Shooting

Some of the reasons why Vasco is not shooting could be that you have not equipped him with the correct ammunition, the game files have gotten corrupted, the ammo isn’t the laser type that he uses, and there could be a bug in the system of Starfield.

Vasco shoots lasers from his chest and thus will need laser-type ammo to shoot. In case you haven’t put laser-type ammo in his inventory the chances are high that he will never shoot and only stand there passively during a fight.

There could be a bug in the system of Strarfield as several players have reported that could make your Vasco not shoot even when you have given him the correct ammo for his inventory.

Another reason could be that your Starfoelfd game file has gotten corrupted and that is why Vasco is not able to shoot as the files are not responding or is stopping the gameplay of that portion of Strarfoeld.

Whatever the reason is you will be able to fix this issue by going through the fixes section below.

How To Fix Starfield Vasco Not Shooting?

To fix the issue of Vasco not shooting in Starfield you can equip him with the correct ammo, put two types of laser ammo in his inventory, verify the game files, update Starfield, restart Starfield and contact the Bethesda Support Team.

Below we have discussed the fixes in great detail for your ease of understanding.


You can Place a “3KV LRZ CARTRIDGE” ammunition on Vasco’s inventory and then equip him and then unequip a weapon on his menu by using the Y button.

This will reset your Vasco and he will be able to shoot again. Vasco doesn’t need a gun however he will need ammo to shoot and players have found that 3KV LRZ CARTRIDGE works best for him.

2. Use Both Types Of Laser Ammo

Put both laser type ammo to fix Vasco not shooting in Starfield

Another fix that you can try is to use both types of laser ammo and see whether Vasco is now able to shoot.

You can put both the laser-type ammo in his inventory, 1.5 and 3kv laser and now check whether Vasco starts to shoot.

Many players have reported that after putting both laser-type ammo in his inventory Vasco was able to shoot.

He doesn’t use a normal gun but shoots lasers from his chest so putting laser-type ammo in his inventory could be the best possible solution when he is not shooting.

3. Restart Starfield

As an alternative fix, you can exit the game and then restart it after some time has passed when you are unable to fix the phased time bug in Starfield.

If the game had glitched somehow or you aren’t able to access those contents due to some bug in the game itself then doing a restart after closing the game should solve the issue.

4. Update Starfield

Check to see whether there are any updates available for Starfield on the Steam page or from where you have downloaded it in your Console.

This problem phased time bug is happening due to a glitch in the system of Starfield so the chances are the developers are working on a patch to fix this issue.

Keep on checking for an update and install it as soon as it is available and you will be able to use phased time power on Starfield without getting any issues.

You might have to be a bit patient and wait till the developers release the patch to fix this issue.

5. Verify Starfield Game Files

Make sure to verify the game files for Starfield when you are facing the issue of Vasdco not shooting. You can easily do that from the Steam launcher where you have the game.

  • Go to the Steam library.
  • Right-click on Starfield.
  • Select Properties from the options available. 
  • Go to the Local Files tab.
  • Select Verify integrity of game cache option to verify the files.

6. Shift To Other Companion

If Vasco is not shooting at all then after going through all the fixes above you can use another companion for the time being and use him again after the bug in the system of Starfield gets fixed.

7. Contact The Support Team At Bethesda

Contact Bethesda Support to fix Vasco not shooting

You should be able to fix the phased time bug now without having any issues after going through all the fixes above. 

However, if you are still unable to do so then please contact the Support Team of Bethesda and get help from them.