No Man's Sky Beyond FAQ, guide & walkthrough

There's a lot to do in No Man's Sky, especially following the release of Next and Beyond. Have a read through our selection of No Man's Sky guides and find various tips and hints in our FAQ.


No Man's Sky has had quite the storied career. From the game's rocky launch to the smooth-but-uneventful sailing that followed, the adventure-survival release from Hello Games has since played host to several new updates that have drastically changed the experience. Keeping up with everything new and interesting in NMS is no easy feat, which is why we're here to spell out some of the game's more obvious mechanics as well as new 2019 additions offered as part of the Next and Beyond updates.

No Man's Sky Guides | Next and Beyond

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How to tame creatures in No Man's Sky
Learn the ins and outs of taming creatures in No Man's Sky Beyond.

How to get the Atlas Pass v1 Blueprint
Learn how to obtain the Atlas Pas v1 Blueprint and unlock doors hiding Exosuit upgrades and more.

How to increase Exosuit inventory space
Grab more inventory slots for your Exosuit, and learn how to get new starships.

How to get Quicksilver
Everything you need to do to obtain the premium currency and purchase Exotic items.

How to get Nanite Clusters
Learn how to get plenty of Nanite Clusters so you can purchase new Technology Modules.

How to upgrade your ship
Learn how to pick up new ships, upgrade the Technology modules, and a bit about the different ship types and classes.

How to get Antimatter
Learn how to acquire the recipe for Antimatter so you can make your own Warp Cells for unlimited Warp Jumps.

How to get the Hyperdrive
You're going to need this if you want to attempt to jump to another star system.

How to find crashed ships
Find out how to get ship resources, and large inventory ships for no cost.

No Man's Sky | Beginner Tips, Hints, and Guides

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  • There are three currencies available in NMS. The primary currency is Units, which can be earned throughout normal gameplay. Players can also earn Quicksilver and Nanites, though that will take a bit more work.
  • Exploring is a big part of the entire experience here and you’ll want to take time to scan new planets, animals, plants, and look around for discoveries along your journey.
  • While there is a primary storyline, you’ll want to take time away from it to just get used to the different systems and planets you visit. Once you unlock the ability to build a base, we suggest putting together a basic outpost that you can travel to via the portal found in the various space stations you come across.
  • Resources for each planet can vary quite a bit. Make sure you’re picking up new resources as you find them and checking the prices available at the Galactic Trade Terminal. Not only will you need each of these resources for crafting, but they can also sell for a pretty penny at times.
  • If you don’t feel like mining for resources and putting in the work, you can always head to the nearest space station and pick up the items you need, if the Galactic Trade Terminal has any for sale.
  • Make sure you’re saving up your Units to purchase new ships and Technology Modules. You’ll have to buy a new ship if you want to explore more galaxies with fewer interruptions.
  • While some planets are more friendly, others can feature toxic and radioactive environments. Scanning a planet before you land will allow you to see its various elements, minerals, and even the type of atmosphere and environment that it has.

How to fix your ship and leave your first planet
Get started in the game with this complete guide to fixing your ship and leaving your first planet.

How to change between first-person and third-person camera perspectives
Get a new perspective on the universe.

How to play multiplayer
Here's how to jump into a game with friends.

How to build a base
You want a place to call home, right?

How to sit down
Take a load off.

How to name animals and plants
Start naming animals and plants to add your own charm to the planets that you visit.

How to make lots of money really fast
Fatten up your checkbook with Units using these easy tips to farming successfully for Units.

No Man's Sky | PC Guides and System Requirements

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While PlayStation 4 and Xbox One owners won't have to worry about this portion of our hub, we thought we'd remind PC players what kind of specs your PC will need in order to run the game:

Minimum system requirements:

  • OS: Windows 7
  • Processor: Intel Core i3
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: nVidia GTX 480
  • Storage: 10 GB
  • Windows 7 or later (64-bit required)

Recommended system requirements

  • OS: Windows 7
  • Processor: Intel Core i7; AMD FX-8120
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: nVidia GTX 960 2GB; Radeon R9 285 2GB
  • Storage: 10 GB
  • Windows 7 or later (64-bit required)

Need to know even more about NMS on PC? We've got a few guides for that.

PC controls and key bindings
Everything you need to know to play Hello Games' sci-fi survival release on PC.

How to fix stuttering and performance issues on PC
Get your game running smoothly.

No Man's Sky | FAQ and Extras

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No Man's Sky
Developer: Hello Games Genre: Adventure, Survival
Publisher: Hello Games Release date: August 9, 2016
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC ESRB Rating: T for Teen

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Five of the coolest things to do in your first hour
Not sure where to start? Check out this short list of cool things to do during your first hour of gameplay.

Our No Man's Sky walkthrough and guide will continue to grow over time as new features are explored and documented. For the absolute latest in our coverage of Hello Games' sci-fi survival experience, be sure to drop by Shacknews' No Man's Sky home page.

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