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Expedition 1: The Pioneers describes the first expedition in No Man's Sky.


This page documents the first expedition of No Man's Sky, called The Pioneers. It began with the release of the Expeditions update on 31 Mar 2021, and ended on 16 May 2021.

A two-week version of the Expedition began with the release of the Expeditions Revisited patch (3.73) on 24 November 2021, and is set to run until 7 December 2021. It uses a new starting system and has decreased requirements for many Milestones to reflect the shorter timeframe.


All players start on the planet Sissica, approximately 300–600 units away from their crashed starship. The starting starship is a random C-Class explorer with 20+4 slots, equipped with either an Instability Drive, or Sub-Light Amplifier, and a random coloured trail. The crashed ship is adjacent to a Beacon or Shelter.

In addition to the blueprints known at the beginning of normal mode, the player also knows the following blueprints:

The starting Multi-tool in Expedition mode is a random C-class pistol or small rifle. Relative to the starter multi-tool in Normal mode, it has a larger number of slots (12) and some additional features:

The Exosuit is initially equipped with two random upgrades to either Jetpack, Life Support, or Hazard Protection systems, and has 27 slots. The initial avatar appearance is randomly-generated.

Tasks & Rewards[]

Achieving each milestone results in substantial rewards in the form of Expedition Patches, Items, Blueprints, Exosuit and Starship slots, and even new S-class starships, Honmatan OQ5 (33+21 slots), and Golden Vector (29+21 slots); and a new S-class Multi-tool, Geometric Dream Inverter.

Phase 1[]

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Phase 2[]

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Phase 3[]

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Phase 4[]

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Phase 5[]

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Expedition 1 Redux Milestones