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Technology Multitool

Technology is a term that refers to any type of upgrade in No Man's Sky. Technologies can provide modifications to the Exosuit, Starship, or Multi-tool.

Technology can be built from its blueprint once it is discovered, assuming the required elements have been gathered and components have been crafted or bought on the Galactic Trade Network. Technology upgrades are categorized depending on their function. Generally, each technology has three (or four) tiers: Sigma, Tau, Theta, and Omega.

Blueprints

A blueprint is used as a basis to craft or build technology. A recipe is used as a basis to craft or build components. Blueprints and recipes are discovered in various ways: from Damaged Machinery, alien NPCs, or inside buildings. The technology of the blueprint can be built or crafted by finding, or trading for its required components or elements.

Crafting

A technology can be built from its blueprint within the inventory. Technologies are created in the inventory slot that is selected during creation and cannot be rearranged after they have been added to an inventory slot. They must be dismantled and recreated.

Charging

Charge

Charge interface for Hazard Protection

Energy is needed for powering various technologies like the exosuit's hazard protection and life support, the multi-tool's mining beam, and starship engines. Technology can take damage that affects overall functionality. Elements and craftable components can be used to recharge technology to full health.

Upgrades

Technology upgrades provide modifications to the Starship, Exosuit, or Multi-tool. These upgrades are further categorized depending on their general function. Generally, each technology has three (or four) tiers: Sigma, Tau, Theta, and Omega. Technologies of the same type that are placed next to each other in the inventory grid will provide a "synergy bonus."

Technology upgrades are created in the inventory slot that is selected during creation. They can not be rearranged after they have been added to an inventory slot. They must be dismantled and recreated.

Exosuit


Technology upgrades for the Exosuit are focused on keeping the player alive and moving.

Health

Health upgrades increase the ability to survive the rigors of galactic exploration.

Name Description Tier Recipe
Health Module Increases user's health once primary systems have failed. Sigma
Tau
Theta
Shield Boost Shield duration and charge capacity is improved. Sigma
Tau
Theta

Protection

Protection technology provides specific environmental protection.

Name Description Tier Recipe
Coolant Network User is guarded from extreme heat damage on scorched worlds. Sigma
Tau
Theta
Thermic Layer User is guarded from extreme cold damage on frozen worlds. Sigma
Tau
Theta
Radiation Deflector User is shielded from radiation damage. Sigma
Tau
Theta
Toxin Suppressor User is protected from toxic damage. Sigma
Tau
Theta

Stamina

Stamina technology affects the ability to move on ground and water.

Name Description Tier Recipe
Aeration Membrane User is able to swim underwater for extended periods. Sigma
Tau
Theta
Stamina Enhancement User is able to run for extended periods. Sigma
Tau
Theta

Utilities

Utility technologies provide enhancement to existing systems.

Name Description Tier Recipe
Jetpack Booster Jetpack is granted extended bursts of propulsion, allowing user ascent to higher locations. Sigma
Tau
Theta
Life Support Module Increases Available energy within user's Life Support Systems. Sigma
Tau
Theta

Starship


Weapons

Name Description Tier Recipe
Phase Beam Spacefaring beam weapon and asteroid mining tool.
Beam Impact Phase Beam destroys starship and asteroid targets at an increased rate. Sigma
Tau
Theta
Phase Coolant Phase beam laser cool-down times are significantly reduced. Sigma
Tau
Theta
Cannon Damage Photon Cannon fires at an increased rate. Sigma
Tau
Theta
Accelerated Fire Photon Cannon fires at an increased rate. Sigma
Tau
Theta
Advanced Cooling Photon Cannon cool-down times are significantly reduced. Sigma
Tau
Theta

Health

Name Description Tier Recipe
Deflection Enhancement Starship energy shield is strengthened. Sigma
Tau
Theta

Scan

Name Description Tier Recipe

Hyperdrive

Name Description Tier Recipe
Warp Reactor Hyperdrive benefits from advanced fusion that brings starship to higher warp speed and intensity. User's craft will become able to leap deeper into space, and into more distant planetary systems. Sigma
Tau
Theta
Pulse Jet Provides increased maneuverability and longer boosts during spaceflight. Sigma
Tau
Photonix Core

Multi-Tool


Laser

Mining Beam technologies allow faster mining, reduced cool-down times, and increased yield.

Name Description Tier Recipe
Beam Focus Faster Mining Beam processes on resource-rich materials. Sigma
Tau
Theta
Beam Intensifier Mining Beam laser is strengthened to speed up terrain destruction. Sigma
Tau
Theta
Beam Coolant System Mining Beam is modified to extend the time between cool-down periods. Sigma
Tau
Theta
Combat Amplifier Offensive capabilities of the Mining Beam are upgraded. Sigma
Tau
Theta
Omega
Railshot Boltcaster[ln 1] delivers instantaneous damage on targets.

Laser notes
  1. The Railshot description text incorrectly displays "Boltcaster" as the affected weapon type. It should read "Mining Beam."


Projectile

Name Description Tier Recipe
Boltcaster Combat-focused weapon. User is advised that Isotope elements, such as Carbon, are required to recharge device.
Impact Damage Boltcaster shots deliver added physical damage upon impact. Boltcaster SM
Sigma
Tau
Theta
Omega
Rapidfire Boltcaster rate-of-fire system upgrade. Sigma
Tau
Theta
Boltcaster Clip Boltcaster's ammo clip capacity is increased. Sigma
Tau
Theta
Reload Accelerant Boltcaster ammunition reload times are decreased. Sigma
Tau
Theta
Recoil Stabiliser Boltcaster experiences reduced kick-back upon firing. Sigma
Tau
Theta
Ricochet Boltcaster shots are granted deflective properties. Sigma
  • 100 Platinum
  • 200 Iron
  • 200 Heridium
Tau
Theta
Shortburst Adaptor Boltcaster releases short, rapid sequences of fire.
Wideshot Adaptor Boltcaster shots are granted a wide cone of destruction.
Homingbolt Adaptor Boltcaster rounds trace and follow target movement.

Grenade

Name Description Tier Recipe
Plasma Launcher Land disruption technology and excavation tool. Launched plasma shells explode on impact.
Grenade Intensity Plasma Launcher grenades cause heightened damage within their localized zone of impact. Sigma
Tau
Theta
Damage Radius Plasma Launcher grenades have widened impact craters.
Tau
Grenade Propulsion Plasma Launcher grenades travel at high velocity.
Tau
Rebound Grenades Plasma Launcher shells rebound from planetary structures before ignition.
Tau
Homing Grenade Plasma Launcher grenades trace and target nearby lifeforms, regardless of species or sentience.

Scan

Name Description Tier Recipe
Analysis Visor Optical enhancement and creature discovery system.

This is a base upgrade for the Multi-Tool.

Scanner Planetary exploration device that locates and highlights nearby points of interest.
Range Boost Scanner's detection range is increased. Sigma
Tau

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Trade and technology
Units · Galactic Trade Network · Inventory

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