No Man’s Sky encourages you to explore and trade, but there is another way to fill your pockets with the rarest elements.
No Man’s Sky players have the choice of following the Atlas questline or going their own way, but in either case they’re likely to get to mid-game and need to put in the hard yards to gather enough resources for high-end upgrades.
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There are three ways to approach this. You can spend a fortune trading for Omegon and other exotic materials on the Galactic Trade Network, or you can patiently wait for No Man’s Sky’s RNG to put it in your pockets.
Or, and we like this one, you can gather them up while farming crashed ships, which is already a popular No Man’s Sky pastime. It works like this:
- Use the Bypass Chip farming method to find Transmission Towers pointing to crashed ships (works best on Gek planets).
- Seek out these abandoned vessels (probably as you work your way up to a 48 slot ship).
- Harvest all the upgrades from the crashed ships for precious resources.
The beauty of this No Man’s Sky trick is twofold. First, it combines with the hunt for a better ship, making your adventures highly efficient. Secondly, you can harvest materials even from the rubbish ships you don’t want to keep.
To do so, make sure you have a few free inventory slots in your current ship. Find a crashed ship using the linked methods above, then transfer all your cargo to the new vessel and accept the switch – whether it is better or not.
If the new ship is better than your old one, great; repair the Pulse Engine and Launch Thrusters, refuel, and leave the ground, Return immediately, and get back into your old ship to break down all its upgrades for scrap.
If the new ship is not better than your old one, break down all the upgrades in the new one, then lug all your cargo back to your old ship and mosey on out of there.
As the number of inventory slots in your active ship rises, so will the quality of the upgrades you find in crashed ships. Every time you break these upgrades down, you’ll receive equal quality components – eventually leaving you with huge stacks of No Man’s Sky’s rarest elements, including Omegon and the other exotics, all without spending a cent.