The center of the galaxy is literally your central goal in No Man’s Sky: your reason for being, the affirmative solution to your overwhelming existential problems, and, for some, an absolute crushing disappointment.
If you somehow haven’t heard about it yet, then look away for now, because this is where we’ll explain not only how to get to the center of the galaxy, but also what exactly happens when you finally get there. So, of course, there are plenty of spoilers ahead. If you can really call them that.
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The fastest way to the center of the galaxy in No Man’s Sky
Fortunately, getting to the center is a relatively simple task in No Man’s Sky – after all, the game gives you an immovable landmark that marks the quickest route – but here’s a quick breakdown of exactly what you’ll have to do to avoid it. first. game obstacles and get there as quickly as possible.
- Get off your first planet: Sounds simple, but it can be a real waste of time if you’re unlucky with the starting planet lottery. We’ve put together some nice simple tips to explain how to repair your ship and leave the first planet as quickly as possible, in case you need to speed things up.
- Create a Hyperdrive and some Warp Cells: Next is the Hyperdrive, along with its relevant fuel. Unlike previous versions of the game, in the NEXT update your Hyperdrive is obtained quite easily by following the instructions in the main story. What’s a little more difficult, however, is figuring out how to find crucial ingredients, like antimatter and chromatic metal, that will help you do exactly that.
- Expand your inventories: If you head straight to the center, you’ll already be doing most of the work to get a much larger inventory anyway, and you’ll need that extra space to conserve all those Warp Cells for fuel. (because you will need many). We’ve also highlighted the fastest ways to earn money and the fastest way to get Atlas Passes, which you’ll need to purchase Warp Cell ingredients and acquire additional inventory slots or new ships to store them.
- Follow the waypoint! – It’s really as simple as that. Head to your galactic map when you’re aboard your starship and already in space, and a marker will highlight the route to the galactic core in orange. Now that you’re stocked up, all that’s left is to book your trip to the heart of the galaxy, unless you fancy a detour along the Atlas Trail first.
Come back to our main hub for all the latest on No Man’s Sky Beyond and more background information on the big update; Otherwise, check out our deep dive into No Man’s Sky multiplayer explained for more information on how to team up, our primer guide. construction, an introduction to electrical wiring and powering your base, how to expand your exosuit, ship, and multi-tool inventory space, and explanation of freighters and frigates. Plus other useful stuff like how to repair your ship and get the hermetic seal, pure ferrite, metal plating and dihydrogen gelatin, Atlas Pass v1, v2 and v3 locations, a guide to getting No Man’s Sky money and how to earn units quickly. , plus how to get Antimatter and the Antimatter recipe, and even how to save your game in No Man’s Sky too. Finally, we have pages on how to get to the center of the galaxy, how to get chromatic metal, and also a list of milestones of the journey.
What’s at the center of the galaxy in No Man’s Sky?
The center of the galaxy is, for many, something of a disappointment, although there is a genuine argument that it has some philosophical weight. One last spoiler warning here, before we continue, just in case.
Reaching the galactic core will send you to a whole new galaxy. The contents of your inventory will remain, as will your Units, but your ship, multi-tool, and Exosuit upgrades will break down and all will need repair, just as your ship did at the start of the game.
It is, in essence, completing the clues of a story that are revealed to you throughout the different stages of your journey. The “Initialize” message suddenly means a little more as you reboot, as it really does seem as if the entire galaxy you appear in is a simulation devised by the ever-present Atlas.
It reduces much – if not all – of their efforts so far to meaninglessness. Maybe that’s the point.