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No Man's Sky is a 2016 action-adventure survival video game developed and published by Hello Games for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Windows PC.

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How does upgrade adjacency work?

So I recently discovered via this reddit post that upgrades should be adjacent to the thing they're upgrading (or other upgrades to it). You can see in the image below that the UI will color the ...
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How do I find a previously discovered system?

Long story short, I rushed a few jumps early in the game to finish a story mission. I then wanted to go back to a planet that was very rich in resources and whatnot, but I was unable. I didn't find a ...
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When you change ships does your old one disappear?

I found a ship from a distress signal and misunderstood the inventory prompts when switching to it so all of my old ships inventory is still on the old ship. I have no idea where I left it but I just ...
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Is No Man's Sky actually multiplayer?

I've heard claims that the game is multiplayer, but the universe is so huge you will almost certainly never encounter another player. That seems unlikely. It's a lot of work to make a game ...
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Where did the 18,446,744,073,709,551,616 number come from?

Reading about No Mans Sky, and hearing about the 18,446,744,073,709,551,616 planets there are, I'm curious, where did that number come from? Does that mean there are 18,446,744,073,709,551,616 unique ...
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How do I make Units efficiently?

I just blew almost all my money on a really cool lookin' ship. How do I regain solvency without spending a lot of time fiddling around in my inventory? At the moment I've found a sequence of steps ...
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Can I start over in No Man's Sky?

Is there a way to start over? No spoilers here, but after a certain point in the game I wish I had done something different, so I'd like to perhaps start over and make some different decisions based ...
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What are the different tiers of technology?

All the technology upgrades I've found have a suffix which seems to determine the tier or effectiveness, such as "Tau" or "Sigma". How many of these tiers are there and which is the strongest?
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How do I get the Atlas Pass V2 and V3?

There have been a lot of people that have been researching and asking online about how to get the Atlas Passes V2 and V3, but none have been much help or are inaccurate, so I will post how I received ...
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Mark a POI as visited?

How can I mark a POI (Artifact, Buried technology module, Knowledge stones, Damaged machinery) as visited? Or how can I filter them out from my HUD?
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Does the different coloured solar system mean anything

On the universal map, the solar systems have different colours. When i first began, it appeared that i couldn't get to a green or blue system without a sigma or tau hyperdrive booster. Now that i ...
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How to find crashed ships fast after Foundations?

After the Foundation update of No Mans Sky, Signal Scanners, as we used to know them, are gone (and this makes all answers to this related question outdated). You got the power of building them ...
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Are there any double, triple star systems in No Man's Sky?

I've only come across single star systems. I'm curious to know if anyone has come across a double star system? I've seen planets with two moons (albeit quite rare). Any double stars that I can look ...
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What makes sentinels hostile?

Within the first two minutes of the game, I had some sentinels shooting at me, and I don't know why. Before I knew it, I'd completely depleted my mining laser taking them out, was out of shields, and ...
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Is it possible to find a crashed ship before first visiting a Transmission Tower?

Obviously as you travel around the planet, you'll find a lot of different structures - observatories, trading posts, mining facilities, mineral storage, and more. However, I've never personally found ...
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Does carrying valuable cargo increase odds of being attacked?

Yesterday while playing No Man's Sky, I found an oceanic planet that contained a multitude of Sac Venom. Whenever I scanned for resources nearby, these popped up everywhere as far as my scanners would ...
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What kind of sentinel unit should I expect to see for each star rating?

I know that level one and two have the small flying Sentinels, and level 3 has the dog-looking thing. I was hoping someone had a smarter, more definitive list.
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Is there an easier/quicker way to fully explore a planet for 100% completion?

I have 3 planets who are for 90% complete but even after hours of looking for that final species it seems impossible to find and it's driving me mad... Does anyone know if some animals only appear ...
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Is there a bonus for scanning an entire planet?

Do you get a units bonus for scanning and uploading all the data about a planet?
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Is there a way to avoid hostile encounters in space?

Every now and then, I will receive the "Hostiles Detected" notification when I am nearby a planet and I will turn around, land, and wait for the hostiles to pass by. This situation is no big trouble ...
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What are these slowly pulsing white dots on my scanner?

These white dots pulse slowly on my scanner sometimes, on various planets. They will show for about 1 second, then not show for a few. I took the picture underground as at this particular moment ...
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What do I do with Atlas Stones?

I am following the Atlas Path and I have seen two stations. Both gave me an Atlas Stone. Are these important? Can I sell them or do I need to keep all of them for the eventual ending of the path? They ...
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What is the easiest way to find a Crashed Ship?

I just landed on a planet and would like to invest some time on it to upgrade my ship. I would like to know what is the easiest way to find a Crashed Ship here (or many crashed ships) so that I can ...
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Can you move the position of the Hyperdrive after crafting it

Crafted the Hyperdrive in a not so ideal spot and can't move it , discard it, or really do anything with it other than charge it. EDIT: I can discard it as usual using R3, just doesn't show up on the ...
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Is system/planet/etc naming based on first to discover or first to upload?

If I am the first to discover a solar system, planet, fauna, etc. and I never upload it, is someone else able to come along and upload a name for it before me?
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How many Blueprints are in the game?

I am not that far into the game and have not really gotten more than a few systems past my starting one so this might just be a result of that. I probably have about 20-30 blueprints for varying ...
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How dangerous is it to leave a base unattended?

If I let my tools unattended** (like Refiner, Storage Container, Rover etc.), how easy is it that I get robbed? ** filled with resources What exactly can an "enemy" steal from my base? Can everyone ...
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How to break old or unwanted ships down to their parts?

With the new Synthesis update we can now dismantle no more wanted starships. But how exactly do we do that? I have found an old broken - not yet flying ship - on a new planet. It is possible to ...
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It says that I received an atlas pass v2 but I don't have the recipe in my inventory

I went to multiple stations where I solved problems and got blueprints. Eventually I got an atlas pass v2 but it does not show up anywhere in my inventory. Is that normal?
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