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If my shield (or my hazard protection) fails and my body takes damage, I can get health from all sorts of things: wall dispensers, shiny artifacts, plants, helpful aliens, etc.

What about when my ship's shields fail and it takes damage? How can I heal that? (My current ship started out with 5 or 6 little ship icons below its shield bar; now it has only 2.)

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Quitting the game and starting up again seems to have done the trick. My ship was back to 6 little health icons when I did that.

Note: In this case my game actually crashed (because PS4), so I'm only assuming that quitting the game would have had the same effect. (The save point that reloaded was from a couple minutes before the game crash, which was several hours after my ship was damaged.)

  • That jives with what I've read, that the only way to heal the actual health part of your ship is to save the game and restore it. – Sterno Aug 13 '16 at 11:58
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At the very least, you can talk to the NPC in a space station, and providing you have the appropriate rank with them you can ask them for repairs, which should repair your ship.

  • I was wondering about that. Are you certain that the "repairs" choice allows you to get ship repairs? I've been forced into dialogues where I had to select whether I wanted suit repairs or multi-tool repairs (no ship repair option even though my ship was just outside). My suit and multi-tool have apparently never needed repair (according to a text message after the dialogue), so I'm not even sure what those actions are supposed to fix. – dg99 Aug 15 '16 at 12:53
  • I remember seeing a video wherein the alien specifically mentioned "ship" repairs. If I can find it, I'll link it below. – Ethan Chapman Aug 28 '16 at 21:37
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I've noticed when docked at a planet based trade station (a multi platformed one) that when I went back to my ship the damage was repaired. Earlier in the same play session I'd stopped at a space station in hopes of recovering ship health and it didn't happen. I don't often get into ship combat, and when I do I usually die, so this is the only instance of ship repair I can account for. Not sure if this was the actual cause for repair or if traveling a good distance (shields maxed, like how your health recovers) had played a factor into it, but I'm pretty sure it only happened after visiting the planet trade station. If you encounter a similar experience I'd love to know. Hope this helps.

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Park in a space station and let it autosave. Then restore current saved game and your ship health will be full.

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Aside from the answers given by the other answerers, warping also seems to repair ship health damage, which is fine if you aren't interested in exploring that system.

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