Nanites and Units are one of the premium currencies in No Man's Sky, but how will you acquire them? Let's find out. While nits can be exchanged for all kinds of resources, products, and upgrades, including new starships, freighters, and frigates from aliens, nanites are used to buy upgrade modules that can make the player's life easier.
Here are some of the best methods to make money in No Man’s Sky:
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Method 1: Creating an Activated Indium Farm
One of the most lucrative ways to make money in No Man’s Sky is to create an activated indium farm. To set up a farm, you’ll need to find a planet with activated indium deposits and scan them with your scanner. Look for an S-Class deposit, which will yield the most amount of activated indium per hour.
Once you find a suitable deposit, you’ll need to build refiners and storage depots near it and connect them with wires and pipes. You’ll also need to provide power to your farm, either by using solar panels and batteries or by finding an electromagnetic hotspot nearby. The refiners will extract activated indium from the deposit and store it in the depots. You can then collect the activated indium from the depots and sell it for a high price at any space station or trade terminal.
The amount of activated indium you can produce depends on how many refiners and depots you connect. However, there is a diminishing return effect, meaning that adding more connections will not increase your output proportionally.
For example, connecting six refiners to 11 depots can produce 12,500 activated indium in 10 hours, while connecting 12 refiners to 22 depots can only produce 18,750 activated indium in the same time span. Therefore, you should experiment with different configurations and find the optimal balance for your farm.
Method 2: Farming Storm Crystals
Another way to make money in No Man’s Sky is to farm storm crystals. To do that, you’ll need to find a planet with extreme storms and storm crystals. You can warp between star systems until you find one, or use a signal booster or an exocraft scanner to locate one more easily. Once you find a stormy planet, you’ll need to wait for a storm to occur and then look for storm crystals on the surface. They will show up as purple icons on your scanner.
The best way to collect storm crystals is to use the Minotaur Mech exocraft, which is immune to environmental hazards and can pick up storm crystals without exiting the vehicle. You can also use other exocrafts or your starship, but they will consume more fuel and require more frequent repairs. Alternatively, you can use your exosuit, but you’ll need to have good protection modules and recharge them often.
Method 3: Farming Nanites with Runaway Mold
Nanites are another form of currency in No Man’s Sky that is used to buy upgrades and blueprints from vendors. While nanites are not directly convertible into units, they can help you improve your equipment and unlock new features that can enhance your gameplay experience and income potential.
One of the easiest ways to farm nanites is to refine runaway mold into nanites using a refiner. To farm runaway mold, you’ll need to find a curious deposit and mine it with your multi-tool or exocraft.
To make the process more efficient, you should build a base near the curious deposit and set up refiners and teleporters there. You can then teleport away from the base and return after some time, which will cause the curious deposit to respawn. You can then mine it again and repeat the cycle. You can also use multiple refiners to speed up the refining process.
Method 4: Hunting Crashed Interceptor Ships
To hunt for crashed interceptor ships, you’ll need to obtain Dreadnought AI units, which are devices that can locate crashed interceptor ships. You can get Dreadnought AI units by defeating Sentinel Capital ships, which are massive ships that guard some planets and systems.
Once you obtain a Dreadnought AI unit, you can activate it in your inventory, and it will give you the coordinates of a crashed interceptor ship. You’ll then need to warp to the system and planet where the ship is located and find it on the surface.
Once you find the crashed interceptor ship, you’ll need to repair it using resources that can be found on the planet. You’ll also need to claim the ship by interacting with its cockpit. While some crashed interceptor ships may be worth keeping for their performance and appearance, the main goal of this method is to scrap them for parts and upgrades.
To scrap a ship, you’ll need to take it to a space station and use the starship terminal there. You’ll get various components and upgrades from scrapping a ship, which you can then sell to upgrade vendors or the galactic trade terminal for millions of units. You’ll also get some nanites from scrapping a ship, which you can use to buy more upgrades or blueprints.
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