Questions tagged [no-mans-sky]

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.

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
8 votes
4 answers
4k views

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 ...
user avatar
9 votes
2 answers
4k views

Can we tag a location in No man's sky?

Yeah, tagging a location so we won't get confused while flying within atmosphere of any planet. Unlike other open world games; NMS has no map (obviously, It's a procedural generated world). Still we ...
user avatar
5 votes
3 answers
1k views

How long does life support last indoors?

I read up on the milestones regarding surviving X sols on extreme weather planets and am aware that you are able to stand in a building, safe from the extreme external conditions while you twiddle ...
user avatar
  • 63.1k
8 votes
3 answers
3k views

Purpose of Star Icon on Trading

I've noticed that on occasion while browsing items for trade that an item will have a star icon on its listing. Does anyone know what it means? From what I can tell the icon has no influence on the ...
user avatar
7 votes
2 answers
9k views

Is there a surefire way to find a space anomaly?

I chose to be a free explorer at the beginning of my game but stumbled onto a space anomaly after warping to a star system that I'd previously discovered. I made the choice to return to the path of ...
user avatar
  • 63.1k
4 votes
1 answer
2k views

How long does it take to get to the center of the Galaxy?

After finishing the Atlas path I am now trying to get to the Center of the Galaxy but it seems to take an awful long time to get there. According to the game it will still take 175869 light years to ...
user avatar
6 votes
1 answer
322 views

Star said I needed Sigma, but I had the Theta upgrade?

I went to visit a Red star and the system indicated that I needed the Sigma Warp drive. I find this request strange as I already had the Theta upgrade (highest warp drive). Why would it require me ...
user avatar
11 votes
2 answers
2k views

Is the time for the Extreme Survival milestones cumulative?

There is an "Extreme Survival" tracker which shows how long you have spent in survival conditions. Is this time cumulative or do you have to get it all at once? I noticed mine has been stuck at 0.5 ...
user avatar
  • 2,266
2 votes
1 answer
182 views

Are there any bonuses for uploading all data for a Star System?

Per this question, it goes to say that you will receive bonus units for uploading all of the information on a planet. As the title says, are there any additional bonuses for uploading all information ...
user avatar
2 votes
1 answer
1k views

Does the Atlas path end after you have turned in the 10 stones?

[WARNING: SPOILERS AHEAD] I have just recently turned in the 10 Atlas Stones after following the Atlas path but it seems to me that the game has now sort of "ended", meaning all I can do now is ...
user avatar
54 votes
3 answers
13k views

Finding Zinc on a dead moon - without a spaceship

Okey. I admit, various mistakes I made are present in the following story. So, I found a crashed spaceship on the moon of Slipchant-8 Hainay, named Ouchimano. She is a hell of beauty, and I fell in ...
user avatar
  • 632
8 votes
3 answers
270 views

How come mining elements sometimes yields no resources?

I've been playing No Mans Sky on PC and noticed that sometimes mining elements yields no resources. Typically, if I mine something near the base of whatever element, it yields no return even though ...
user avatar
  • 48.5k
5 votes
3 answers
9k views

How many Atlas words are there and how do you learn them?

When solving the riddle at Monoliths you can learn Atlas words. For the 3 species there are more than 400 words to learn. Are there as many words in the Atlas language? Are there other ways to learn ...
user avatar
  • 3,380
12 votes
3 answers
11k views

Can I rename my No Man's Sky ship?

I don't like my ship name, but I can't seem to rename it. Is there somewhere in the inventory or journal?
user avatar
  • 2,193
4 votes
3 answers
501 views

What are the huge flat Monoliths good for?

Most Monoliths have two or three learning stones attached and the Monolith itself holds a piece of the story of one of the three races or a little puzzle for getting some rewards and some Atlas words. ...
user avatar
  • 3,380
2 votes
0 answers
671 views

How many planets exist within a single galaxy of "No Man's Sky"? [closed]

From It's impossible to visit every planet in No Man's Sky. Year: 2014. Publisher: Polygon. Sean Murray, co-founder of developing studio Hello Games, told IGN that the procedurally generated universe ...
user avatar
8 votes
1 answer
3k views

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 ...
user avatar
  • 853
10 votes
2 answers
3k views

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 ...
user avatar
1 vote
1 answer
4k views

How to find an Atlas Interface

I've visited 10 Atlas Interfaces, collecting the stones, and then visited an 11th where I can finish the Atlas path. However, I sold my first stone not realising that I needed to keep them, and so I ...
user avatar
41 votes
3 answers
8k views

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 ...
user avatar
14 votes
1 answer
2k views

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 ...
user avatar
6 votes
1 answer
529 views

Why can't I find/install the upgrade that I just discovered?

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 ...
user avatar
1 vote
2 answers
626 views

How to name plants and animals?

I find out by naming plants you can gain money how can I do that. I'm on PC
user avatar
  • 121
7 votes
1 answer
417 views

No Man's Sky - All Black Holes Created Equal?

Without giving any spoilers away - lets say I have the choice between multiple black holes at the same relative distance from me... Is there any reason why I would choose one over another? i.e. some ...
user avatar
  • 253
1 vote
1 answer
5k views

How to switch multi-tool modes and reload the Bolt Caster?

On PS4 - I got to a factory and the game told me to craft a Bolt Caster upgrade for my multi-tool so I can break in, which I did. I now have 48 rounds in clip, and 352 spare. I start shooting at the ...
user avatar
  • 2,466
11 votes
1 answer
136 views

What potential things can be found for each Signal Scanner selection?

When you get to a scanner you are given 4 things to scan for: Monolith Outpost(?) Transmission Shelter I think Monolith is obviously going to be alien artifacts almost every time but the other 3 all ...
user avatar
  • 9,118
6 votes
1 answer
263 views

Is there a limit to how many times a particular scanner can be used?

There are a number of scanners around each world in No Man's Sky that help identify interesting locations on that world. You get 4 options - and I've been going around crafting bypass keys and ...
user avatar
  • 2,466
2 votes
0 answers
231 views

No Man's Sky: How the “colored placement” bonus to upgrades (in Exosuit / Multi-tool / Starship) works? [duplicate]

There is an idea that (from nomanssky.gamepedia.com): If upgrade items of the same type are placed adjacent to each other, they may provide different bonuses. If a bonus is awarded, the player will ...
user avatar
  • 21
8 votes
2 answers
8k views

Is it possible to get more Atlas Stones?

I was reading the following question when I realized that I had made a mistake while playing No Man's Sky: What do I do with Atlas Stones? It seems that I sold some Atlas Stones before I learned ...
user avatar
5 votes
1 answer
716 views

Can ship upgrades be linked?

I know about the linking bonuses in the exosuit/multi-tool, and I'm wondering if the same mechanic applies to your ship. I put two similar components next to each other, but I don't see any UI ...
user avatar
3 votes
0 answers
72 views

Is there an easy way to fly back to the previous system? [duplicate]

The game, if you follow the Atlas, pushes you forward. I jumped from system 1 to system 2. I can not find System 1 again. I search for an hour. I tried using a green star as a fixed point so I ...
user avatar
  • 4,326
19 votes
1 answer
6k views

What are the benefits of making animals friendly?

While exploring a planet, I came across a couple of creatures that let me get relatively close to them. I was able to feed them Carbon and interact with them, which then displayed a little happy face ...
user avatar
  • 6,150
9 votes
3 answers
2k views

Is there anyway to leave a space station without your ship?

Is it possible to get off of the space station other than by flying out in your ship?
user avatar
  • 2,480
7 votes
2 answers
648 views

Can I stack items like Gravitrino balls?

I've found some Gravitrino balls, and they're taking up a lot of inventory slots, can I stack these items at all?
user avatar
  • 2,480
8 votes
4 answers
740 views

Can waypoints (outposts, shelters, etc) appear underground?

I was exploring a moon last night - had some luck finding scanners and oberservatories, so I had lots of locations pinging in my HUD to go visit. However, at least two of these sites seemed to be ...
user avatar
  • 2,466
12 votes
2 answers
544 views

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 ...
user avatar
9 votes
1 answer
2k views

How is ship cost determined?

I've been paying more attention to the cost of certain ships. It would seem obvious that the more slots a ship has, the more expensive it will be. However, there seems to be a lot of inconsistencies ...
user avatar
  • 12.6k
6 votes
2 answers
9k views

What are the standings for the different alien species?

Is there a list anywhere (in-game or out) of the standings you can have with the aliens? Also, are the standings the same per species, or does each one have it's own names?
user avatar
  • 2,480
9 votes
2 answers
3k views

Can you retrieve a discarded item in No Mans Sky?

I was wondering if it is at all possible to retrieve a discarded item? I recently miss clicked when not paying attention and discarded an atlas stone which seems to be pretty valuable... I thought it ...
user avatar
5 votes
4 answers
2k views

How do I get more money early in No Man's Sky? [duplicate]

I just started playing No Man's Sky last night and I've already built a couple warp cells for the hyperdrive fuel. But the problem is one of the main pieces, the Suspension Fluid, to craft this was ...
user avatar
  • 6,150
5 votes
1 answer
551 views

Sharing Finds in No Man's Sky

I have found some pretty crazy things in No Man's Sky and I would like to share the finds with my friends outside of the game. Is there a way to do this other than taking screenshots and sharing them ...
user avatar
  • 898
2 votes
3 answers
15k views

How to fix endless loading on PC?

The game shows no errors and runs smoothly. The title comes up and the going forward among stars animation begins but nothing happens after that. I'm using a PC. Does anyone know a fix for this?
user avatar
  • 129
11 votes
3 answers
6k views

Is there a way to view known blueprints without an empty upgrade slot?

Consider the Multi-tool. I randomly encountered an Alien who gave me a very good multi-tool with very strong lasers and stuff. All I had to add was the scanner and I was good to go. However, after a ...
user avatar
  • 533
7 votes
2 answers
2k views

How do I clear a way point?

While viewing endless void of the Galactic Map, I accidentally set a way point to a star system that would take me too long to get to. Other than visiting the way point's location, is there any way I ...
user avatar
8 votes
1 answer
304 views

Why can't I mine the center of some larger ore pillars?

As I'm exploring planets and come across some of the larger ore pillars, I'm finding that they have an indestructible core. I can clear maybe 2/3 the radius of the mineral, then nothing more. If I put ...
user avatar
  • 758
5 votes
3 answers
416 views

Do you have to have previous tiers?

Do you have to upgrade the tiers for multitool, exosuit, or ship upgrades in order? For instance, will tier 3 still have an effect without the previous tiers (tier 1 + tier 2). I ask because I keep ...
user avatar
  • 51
2 votes
3 answers
337 views

Do players that run into each other share Atlas paths?

Ok so my question is pretty straight forward, but let me provide a little background. I had just got my atlas mission and decided that I would have an actual agenda and start down the Atlas Path. In ...
user avatar
7 votes
2 answers
13k views

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 ...
user avatar
  • 9,118
7 votes
2 answers
2k views

Is there an easy way to get out of a cave?

After a couple of hours of exploring a planet, I came across a cave and decided to go spelunking. A little while later, I had realized I had lost my way and spent a good hour trying to find an exit. ...
user avatar
4 votes
2 answers
4k views

How actually probable is to "meet" other people in No Man's Sky?

I know the game is not really multiplayer so I mean "meet" as in standing on the same point/Planet/System, even though there is no interaction involved. I thought the odds of this happening were ...
user avatar
  • 207