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An abandoned system in the Galactic Map.

Abandoned system is a type of star system.


Inside an abandoned Space station.

Abandoned systems were once inhabited by sentient life, but an unknown event forced them to leave. It still has everything any inhabited system has but without NPCs and few or no starships of any kind.

It is NOT an Uncharted system, although they are similar in some ways.


Abandoned systems used to be inhabited by sentient life, but something forced them to either leave in a hurry or disappear from existence.

A heavily damaged Space station is present. It has a still-functioning Galactic Trade Terminal and Teleporter but there is no market. Waypoints like Trading Posts and Transmission Towers are still present and functional, but most of them will be infested by Whispering Eggs and Biological Horrors. Buried Technology Modules and item crates can still be found in planets and moons.

It is not completely abandoned though. Pirates can still attack you if you stay in space long enough. Space battles can still occur if you warp here at certain times. NPC Ships will very rarely land at the space station.

Where to find[]

Abandoned systems will only show up as (abandoned) once you visit them, otherwise they will look like ordinary systems in the Galactic Map.

With a Conflict Scanner and Economy Scanner installed, they will always have a low economy rating and no conflict rating (Not Available). Switching to the conflict filter may reveal that there is still conflict, though it will always be low.

Additional information[]

  • 'AbandonedSystemProbability' is a property related to the probability of which coloured system will be abandoned. The probabilities are as follows (GCSOLARGENERATIONGLOBALS.GLOBAL.MBIN Prisms 3.53):
Yellow Green Blue Red
0 0.1 0.1 0

Release history[]

  • NEXT - added to the game as a new system type
  • Beyond - systems must be actually visited before showing up as abandoned
  • Synthesis - Space Anomaly can now be summoned like any other system
  • Origins - Probabilities for coloured systems changed