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A scorchingly hot world.

Scorched is one of the Biome varieties.


The surface of scorched biome worlds resemble barren worlds, being rocky and occasionally sandy. However, high temperatures has caused the flora to adapt in bizarre ways, with some having boiling liquids coursing through them. When viewed from space, large channels of intense heat are visible. The resources Phosphorus, Solanium, and Sulphurine can be found here.

As of Origins, some scorched planets have giant flora, which cannot be scanned or mined.

Name generation[]

A scorched planet's surface.

The biome type is indicated in the information panel when the player exits their starship. This is procedurally generated by adding one of the following prefixes to the Planet or Moon text.

The sequence is taken from the game file.

  1. Charred
  2. Arid
  3. Scorched
  4. Hot
  5. Fiery
  6. Boiling
  7. High Temperature
  8. Torrid
  9. Incandescent
  10. Scalding


A scorched planet with giant flora.

  • Hazard protection is always on due to high temperatures. Coolant Network upgrades are recommended, especially on extreme worlds.
  • Heat storms can occur, draining hazard protection approximately three times more quickly than normal.
  • Extremely scorched worlds drains hazard protection at the same rate during a storm in a normal scorched world.
  • Storms in extremely scorched worlds drain hazard protection approximately three times more quickly.
  • The world may set on fire during a storm on a scorched planet.


Ferocious heat storms plague extremely hot worlds. Temperatures can soar has high as 330°C (626F) when they occur.

Clear (No storms) Normal Extreme
Parched Infrequent Heat Storms Extreme Heat
Overly Warm Rare Firestorms Burning Gas Clouds
Sunny Superheated Gas Pockets Intense Heat
Dehydrated Wandering Hot Spots Superheated Air
Unending Sunlight Atmospheric Heat Instabilities Scalding Heat
Direct Sunlight Direct Sunlight Inferno Winds
Heated Atmosphere Heated Atmosphere Firestorms
Sweltering Occasional Ash Storms Combustible Dust
Dangerously Hot Incendiary Dust
Burning Air Self-Igniting Storms

Records and Landmarks[]

Finding the most dangerous planets is both part of an explorer's spirit and a natural tourist attraction. Further, some of them are famous landmarks. Here are some examples:

Record Heat:

  • Pofilm / Reykjavia 325.8°C 12:00 (dT +212°C during storms)
  • TBD
  • TBD


Scorched worlds have been observed by the Forgotten Colonies to enter a chromatic hue and mega-exotic pre-stage of the pulsating stoneshrubs, commonly observed on dry and rocky chromatic worlds. They share the same indestructible feature and are extremely dangerous during low flight maneuvers. Their appearance implies that their corruption and ultimate loss of coherence in the wake of the Atlas' demise is one and the same and may shed a light on the origin of those chromatics.

Additional information[]

  • The name generation and weather, as well as their sequences, are extracted from the 3.75 version of NMS_UPDATE3_ENGLISH.MBIN game file.

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