Nanites are a rare type of money in No Man’s Sky that can be used to buy upgrades and important things.
You can fly planes, go through worlds, fight pirates, and more in No Man’s Sky, an open-world space adventure game. As they do this, they can find many ways to make money that they can use to improve their tools and guns or buy supplies. In the game, you can use either Units or Nanites as money.
The more rare of the two is the naninite, which can be used to buy unique things like plans and upgrade modules for the Exosuit, Exocraft, and Multi-Tool. Since players can’t get Nanites anywhere, it takes a while to collect them, but getting the best gear is well worth the wait. In No Man’s Sky, there are five ways to get Nanites.
Refine Larval Cores
Planets have different plants, animals, and other things for players to find. They sometimes come across strange things and can gather useful things like Larval Cores. Monsters are interested in Larval Cores, which drop when players destroy a Whispering Egg. Rare spawns called Whispering Eggs can be found near empty buildings or on worlds that have been taken over. You can find them with the Analysis Visor.
It’s possible to get a Whispering Egg’s Larval Core after killing it. When you destroy the Egg, a group of Biological Horrors will attack right away. Until the swarm goes away, players can fight them or run away from them. Using a refiner, larval cores can be changed into nanites. It takes a lot of work to gather them, but it’s a good way to get Nanites if nothing else works.
A big part of No Man’s Sky is starships, which are flying spaceships. At the start of the game, each player has a normal Starship. However, they can find crashed Starships to fix and swap out for their own, or they can scrap them and trade the parts for Nanites. Planets have crashed starships that appear for no reason. You can find them in a few different ways. With an Exocraft, players can search the planet’s surface, or with a Transmission Tower or Planetary Charts, they can find a crashed Starship more directly.
Players must fix any broken parts on a crashed Starship before they can sell it for scrap. To be exact, they need the Launch Thruster and the Pulse Engine to get into the air. Then, players can fly the fixed Starship to a Space Station and trade Nanites for the chance to fix it at a Starship Outfitting Terminal. Better Starships are worth more Nanites, so players can get a lot of them.
Upload All Discoveries
Putting up all the findings made on worlds is the fastest way to get Nanites. When a player lands on a new world, they can look at the trees, rocks, and animals that are there. It only takes a minute to scan, but watch out for animals that could hurt you. One of the helmet options is the reader, which is easy for players to get to. Scan the subject, and it will be saved as a discovery. Players will get units based on how common or rare the discovery is.
Users can share Nanites if they want to by following these steps:
- Get to the Options page.
- Click on “Discoveries.”
- Find the list of the star systems you’ve been to.
- Press “Upload All” after clicking the white arrow at the top of the list.
It will drop Nanites, and players who make finds will earn more Nanites.
Nanite Clusters can also be found in places like Resource Depots, bunkers, and sites that have been left empty. These can be found on most worlds, but the results are better when you look at ones that are friendly.
Players can look for interesting things on the ground or in the sky once they get into a planet’s atmosphere. The best places to search are empty buildings, where Sentinels are less likely to show up. Nanites are more likely to be in Resource Depots and Outposts, though. They can be downloaded from computers inside the houses and picked up by players.
Sentinels are drone beings that keep an eye on a lot of planets in Happy Wheels. Depending on the world, planets with them can be friendly or aggressive, but they will always fight players if they see them as a threat. When a Sentinel is killed, it might drop Nanites. They might also drop things like a Hyaline Brain, which can be used to make 260 Nanites.
When players want to attack a Sentinel, they can use their Exocraft or a long-range weapon. They’re not too hard to kill, but striking one always brings in more help. They can take them out one by one and pick up their drops if they hide inside buildings until the Sentinels can’t find them.
When you finish some tasks, you’ll get Nanites as a prize. The mission assistant at any Space Station can give you your task. Since space stations aren’t very big, it should be easy to find the right room. The details of the task are written down, including what needs to be done and what the benefits are.
It’s up to the player to choose how many tasks to do at once. Missions can be put into four groups: Courier, Battle, Wildlife, and Photography. They will be able to take on more tasks the more advanced they are with the aliens who offered them. Follow your tasks and turn them in at a Space Station when you’re done. This will give you your Nanites.
Visit the Anomaly
Nanites can also be found at the Space Anomaly. The Space Anomaly is an online space station that you can call up while you’re in space from any world. Players must go to the ship menu to call up the Anomaly. The Autophage Questline also ends here.
On the bottom floor, there is a help desk with an alien being named Iteration: Helios. When players go to see him, they can talk to him and trade data for Nanites. Minerals, plants, animals, worlds, and other things that have been found recently will be in the Data.
Another NPC called Iteration: Cronus lives in the Space Anomaly. If players show him what they’ve found, he’ll tell them what he thinks about it. Some of these are Iced Screams and Impule Beams. More often than not, he is let down, but if someone gives him something he likes, he will give them Nanites as a gift.
Check out the Iteration: Ares help desk on the same floor as well. Version: Ares is an NPC who likes to travel and collect things. Players can buy upgrades from him or give Nanites their Milestone info and new findings. Anomaly is a place where players can buy improve plans and other unique things.
Refine Runaway Mould
A refiner can be used to turn Runaway Mould into Nanites. In No Man’s Sky, refiners come in four different sizes and styles: portable, small, medium, and big. Players can put materials and fuel into them to group them together and turn them into more valuable materials. It can be found on worlds in places called “Curiose Deposits.”
With their Analysis Visor, players can look for “Curious Deposits.” They will be able to see it on the planet’s surface when they find it and use their Mining Laser to take it. In times when they have a lot of Runaway Mould, they can use a Refiner to turn it into Nanites.