Recovered data is an important resource in No Man’s Sky, allowing you to unlock new structures and technologies from the Construction Research Unit.
Collecting rescue data is the key to many of the new features Beyond introduced to the No Man’s Sky universe, such as the ability to ride animals and power your base with electrical wiring.
Here we will teach you how to find and use recovered data to receive blueprints for new technologies.
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How to find recovered data in No Man’s Sky
You can find recovered data by discovering buried technology, which is hidden underground on the planets you visit.
To find buried technology, turn on your analysis scope and scan your surroundings.
The icon you’re looking for is an arrow pointing down, with a symbol similar to Wi-Fi. Hovering over the icon will inform you that it is a buried technology module and how far away you are from it.
Tag the buried technology module and travel to the location.
Once there, use your Terrain Manipulator to discover the technology module and recover the recovered data it contains.
Each technology module will reward you with between 1 and 4 recovered data.
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What is the recovered data used for in No Man’s Sky?
The recovered data is used to unlock blueprints for new technologies and structures from the Construction Research Unit.
This could be anything from wooden arches for your base to receiving the ability to build a nutrient processor, which will allow you to tame and ride animals.
Once you’ve unlocked a blueprint, it’s yours forever.
Each blueprint costs a different amount of recovered data.
The more complex the technology, the more recovered data it will cost. The Nutrient Processor, for example, costs 10 Recovered Data to unlock.
It is worth investigating all the different options available at the Construction Research Unit. This will allow you to decide which technologies or structures you want to unlock and plan your archaeological excavations so you have all the recovered data you need.