Full Achievements Guide – No Man’s Sky

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Short but detailed Guide how to claim all 27 Steam-Achievements including tipps and notes for fast and clear walkthrough. Pictures will be added soon. Feel free to correct me or add some information.
 
 

Welcome and notes

Hello Traveller and welcome to this 100% achievement guide with tipps and tricks for fast walktrough.
 
 

  • I won’t explain the game basics here, so if you don’t know ho your Exo-suit works or how to warp, you might need to check it out first! (You can find enough guides on steam, otherwise I may create one)
  • For many achievements you can see the progress ingame in the milestone-tab (ESC-Milestones)
  • I will add some pictures for better understanding (my english is not perfect)
  • Feel free to correct me in any way or add some information!

 
 
 

1. Cradle

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Claim a Base or Buy a Freighter
 
 
Well, this one is easy and 0% chance to miss.
 
The only thing you need to do is playing the main story line. After you repaired your ship and head into space, the ingame tutorial guides you to the next planet to claim territory and build a base.
 
 
You can also buy a freighter if you see one in the beginner galaxy, but you probably won’t have the units for it nor the possibility to warp to another system.
 
 
 

2. Navigators

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Build an Exocraft
 
 
These are vehicles for faster travelling on a planet. It doesn’t matter which you build.
 
There are 2 ways to get a blueprint for an exocraft, afterwards just build it somewhere.
 

  1. Buy blueprint on space anomaly for nanit or
  2. play the exocraft-NPC questline (first follow basecomputer-questline, then the construction-NPC-questline)

 
 
 

3. Reunion

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Visit another player base.
 
 
To claim the achievement, interact with their basic computer. There are 3 ways to find another player base:
 

  1. visit friends if possible
  2. teleporter on space anomaly (featured player bases or normal)
  3. randomly find a player base in a system

 
Note: If it does not work, use a savepoint in that base, save, reload, try again
 
 
 

4-6. Units Accrued

Your only task here is to earn money.
 
Note: To claim the achievement you need the units in your pocket. It’s not commulative.
 
 
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Foundation
 
150.000 Units (Entrepreneur: 3/10 stars)
 
 
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The Space Merchants
 
1.000.000 Units (Trader: 7/10 stars)
 
 
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The Diamond Age
 
2.000.000 Units (Magnate: 10/10 stars)
 
 
 

7-9. Alien Encounters

Here you only need to start a conversation with an alien (Korvax, Gek, Vy’keen, Traveller). It doesn’t matter where the NPCs are located, Quest NPCs like Nada and Polo doesn’t count.
 
 
Note: Only one conversation per alien counts! If you already spoke to the NPC, you can see a note under its name “visited”.
 
Tipp: Initiating a conversation is enough, it does not require any additional dialogue option.
 
 
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Contact
 
10 (Not Alone: 1/10 stars)
 
 
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Who Goes There?
 
50 (Diplomat: 7/10 stars)
 
 
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What Mad Universe
 
80 (Ambassador: 10/10)
 
 
 

10-12. Words Collection

In the beginning you can not understand the alien NPCs, so you need to learn their language. Each word you collect, counts for this achievement.
 
You can learn words by talking to the aliens (1st dialogue option) or interact with knowledge stones, monoliths, plaques
 
Note: duplicated words count.
 
 
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Babel-17
 
10 (Comprehended: 3/10 stars)
 
 
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The Languages of Pao
 
50 (Linguist: 7/10 stars)
 
 
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Citizen of the Galaxy
 
150 (Babelfish: 10/10 stars)
 
 
 

13-15. Sentinel Ships Destroyer

Just destroy some sentinals you can find on the planets. All kinds count (dog, flying engineers, robot, ship).
 
Tipp: go in a house while attacking. They won’t attack you there
 
 
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Use of Weapons
 
1 (Novice: 1/10 stars)
 
 
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Pattern for Conquest
 
50 (Notorious: 7/10 stars)
 
 
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The Forever War
 
80 (Legend: 10/10 stars)
 
 
 

16/17. On-foot Exploration

Walk. Doesn’t matter where (planet, moon, space station), just walk. Jetpack doesn’t count.
 
 
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Symphony For A Lost Traveler
 
40.000u (Nomad: 7/10 stars)
 
 
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Have Spacesuit – Will Travel
 
100.000u (Adventurer: 10/10 stars)
 
 
 

18-20. Space Exploration

To claim these achievements, you need to activly warp with your ship or freighter. Space travel via portals or “warping to friend’s system” doesn’t count.
 
Tipp: jumping between 2 systems the whole time counts.
 
 
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The Stars, Like Dust
 
3 (Trailblazer: 1/10 stars)
 
 
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The Longest Voyage
 
40 (Pioneer: 7/10 stars)
 
 
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A Space Odyssey
 
75 (Discoverer: 10/10 stars)
 
 
 

21-23. Planetary Zoology

Find and scan all animals/fauna on a planet to gain 1 progression. You don’t need to upload them.
 
This one can be tricky with 10+ different species on a planet. Some are walking on the ground, flying in the air, walking underground or swimming in water.
 
 
Tipp: Read the descriptions in the “Explore”-Tab to locate the different species. Some can only by seen on a specific area (south, north) or only daytime/nighttime.
 
Tipp2: Search for planets with 5 or less different species. abnormal planets have only 1 animal. (List will be released soon)
 
 
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A Scanner Darkly
 
1 planet (Naturalist: 1/10 stars)
 
 
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The Star Beast
 
7 planets (Archivist: 7/10 stars)
 
 
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Galapagos
 
10 planets (Encyclopedia: 10/10 stars)
 
 
 

24/25. Extreme Survival

Stranger in a Strange Land, The Sentinel
 
 
To get these achievements, you need to stay on a planet with extreme conditions. The timer starts when you land on the planet and exit your starship. Then you need to fully spend your time there for 32 SOLS.
 
Note: 1 SOL = 15 minutes
 
 
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Stranger in a Strange Land
 
20 SOL = 5hrs (Robust: 7/10 stars)
 
 
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The Sentinel
 
32 SOL = 8hrs (Everlasting: 10/10 stars)
 
 


 
extreme conditions are
 

  1. high sentinal activeness (Scan from galaxy for red sentinal activeness) or
  2. extreme stormy planets

 
Tipp: if you can find storm crystals and/or activated star-ressources (copper, indium, etc) there, it is extreme stormy planet
 
Tipp2: Build a cave and spend your time there. The timer doesn’t pause then.

 
 
Note: The timer pauses when you enter your starship or a building.
 
Note2: The timer pauses when you tab out of the game.
 
Note3: The timer stops(!) when you leave the planet. So you really need to stay there.

 
 
 

26/27. Galaxy centre

Here you need to reach the center of your current galaxy.
 
Note: If you reach the galaxy core in hardcore mode, you get both achievements.
 
Note2: If you reach the center in hardcore mode, the save file will be deleted.
 
 
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Take a Deep Breath
 
in survival mode and hardcore mode
 
 
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To Live Forever
 
in hardcore mode
 
 


 
There are multiple ways to reach the center (fastest to slowest):
 
 
1. friends
 

    Obviously, the fastest way to the center is using friends who are really close or in a final system. After leaving a space station, choose to warp to friend’s system and head on.

 
2. space anomaly (luck included)
 

    Once you get access to the space anomaly, go to the teleporter and look for player bases. With much luck, there is a player base near the center. Just port to it, head into space, open space map and look at the distance in the upper left corner. Just decide, which distance is ok for you and warp the last systems. You can also ask in the anomaly for people to help you out.

 
3. Glyph(s)
 

    It’s enough to have one glyph. Put it 12 times into the portal and use it. You will enter a system which is about 5000ly away. Warp the last systems

 
4. black holes (luck included)
 

    Using black holes will bring you much closer if you are lucky. Use them as often as needed and warp the last systems.

 
5. Artemis-Questline
 

    Just follow the Artemis-Questline until you get the option to fast travel to the next galaxy.

 
6. warping
 

    Of course, you also can just warp the whole way down. Fully upgrade your hyperdrive and let’s go. For faster travel use your freighter if you have one. The shown path to galaxy core might not be shortest! Follow the path on the map as long as you don’t see: “Out of range”

 
Once you reached the final system, do the following:
 

  1. fully charge your hyperdrive (you need 100% fuel)
  2. open galaxy map
  3. don’t push any buttons
  4. move your coursor until you see a yellow ring and move it to until you see the “select”-circle on the border of your screen

 
Video-Tutorial (Reddit) – [reddit.com] 
 
 
 

13. Versions

V1

  1. release version
  2. achievement-icons added

 
 

Written by Caetto

 
 
Here we come to an end for the Full Achievements Guide – No Man’s Sky guide. I hope this guide has helped you with your gameplay. If you have something to add to this guide or believe we forgot some information to add, please let us know via comment! We check each comment manually by approving them!
 


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