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The subject of this article is from the Origins update.
The information from this article is up-to-date as of 9 November, 2020.

Currency is a game reference page.

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Summary[edit | edit source]

The main currencies in the game are Units, Nanites and Quicksilver. Each has specific uses and benefits.

Units[edit | edit source]

Units Units.png are the primary currency in No Man's Sky.

Units can be used to purchase new starships, freighters and frigates from aliens; resources and products from the Galactic Trade Terminals; exosuit and multi-tool upgrades; and occasionally in interactions with aliens.

Nanites[edit | edit source]

Nanites NANITES.png are both a secondary currency and a resource, otherwise known as Nanite Clusters.

They can be used to:

Quicksilver[edit | edit source]

Quicksilver QUICKSILVER.png is earned through performing various Space Anomaly missions, or occasionally found in Derelict Freighters.

It can then be spent at the shop of the Quicksilver Synthesis Companion, who resides in the Space Anomaly.

Tainted Metal[edit | edit source]

Tainted Metal, while not an actual currency, can be exchanged for goods at the Scrap Dealer. It is used to buy illegal black-market items and can be refined into Nanites, another currency.

Factory Override Unit[edit | edit source]

Factory Override Unit, not an actual currency, it is used to get Product Blueprints when the Traveller successfully solves the puzzle in some Manufacturing Facilities and Operations Centers.