When exploring a planet you sometimes bump into outposts or shelter where they tend to have some gear or multitool upgrades (jetpack, stamina, shield, mining beam intensifier etc).

Just yesterday I discovered a technology to increase my shield to make it more resilient against cold, which was great since I am on a cold planet. However when looking to install the upgrade it was not there... Is this a bug or something else? I have not yet tested it out with other discoveries.

  • Are you looking in the right place, just as a sanity check. On the Exosuit Inventory, find an empty slot, and click the A Button (Xbox Controller) on it. The second tab should contain all the environmental protection shield blueprints. – SGR Aug 18 '16 at 9:59
  • Yup, been looking in every possible tab. Could it be that a discovery of a new technology is not the same as getting a blueprint? I have yet to test this theory and did not really pay attention at the start of the game to this fact. – Mr. Meeseeks Aug 18 '16 at 12:31
  • I don't believe there's a difference between discovering a new technology, and gaining the blueprint for it, but I may not be paying enough attention to that. – Kaizerwolf Aug 18 '16 at 13:08

There is a bug that pop ups occasionally/randomly when you try to learn a new tech. It will say "You already know this tech" when you really don't. The bug seems to happen most often when using the wall-mounted upgrade consoles. If this happens, you will be unable to get that specific tech from a wall-mounted upgrade console - You'll have to wait until you get the tech from some other source. A drop pod or an NPC, for example.

Source: This Reddit post, my own experience

Since patch 1.07 this bug is now fixed, see patch notes.

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  • Wow, that is pretty annoying bug then. I'll try to pay attention during my playsession this evening if this happens again. – Mr. Meeseeks Aug 18 '16 at 15:14
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    I've reported this issue to Hello Games, and I'm sure other have as well. Fingers crossed it gets solved soon. – David Yell Aug 18 '16 at 15:46
  • While playing yesterday I actually started paying attention to getting the upgrades and I have to say this bug happens quite often. I came accross the Pulse Engine Sigma upgrade three times and each time it said I already knew this technology while I can't build it yet... Hope it gets fixed soon! – Mr. Meeseeks Aug 19 '16 at 13:08
  • An update to this, Hello Games replied today and said that they've fixed this issue in the latest patch. no-mans-sky.com/log – David Yell Sep 6 '16 at 15:34

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