Galaxy Centre

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The subject of this article is from the NextGen update.
The information from this article is up-to-date as of 16 February, 2021.
Galaxy Centre
Galaxy Centre
Region Unknown
Updated NextGen
Disambig.png This article is about the Beyond version of Galaxy Centre. For the Atlas Rises version, see Galaxy Centre (Atlas).

The Galaxy Centre is one of three ways to reach another galaxy.

Summary[edit | edit source]

The Galaxy Centre is the epicenter of all galaxies in No Man's Sky and the only direct gateway to the next galaxy in numerical order. A faster and more reliable method of galaxy travel is the restart of the simulation. A restart can influence its next destination, but to use it in numerical order it would demand that the type of galaxy to appear thereafter is known beforehand.

There is nothing aside of the galaxy's core here and unlike The Fade, all star systems nearing the Galaxy Centre can be visited.

The British spelling of this phrase is used in the wiki.

Size[edit | edit source]

This area of the galaxy is completely empty and spans a sphere with a radius of roughly 2,800-3,000ly. It consist of 7 axial voxels (regions) and 4-5 diagonal voxels, which makes it a necessity to have at least 6 glyphs to reach the nearest star system without an error approximation teleport 5,000ly away.

Gateway systems[edit | edit source]

Travellers can only reach the Galaxy Centre through gateway systems. To jump from a gateway system into the centre, a starship needs a fully charged Hyperdrive. It is possible to jump to the centre in a Freighter, but the Freighter Hyperdrive has to be fully charged as well.

Note that travelling to the center works dissimilar to most other travel options. On keyboard, you have to hold down the left button and move around the mouse till the yellow bar selects the line to the sun. On controller, you must select the gateway system, hold right stick forward, then, when you hear a beep, hold A/Triangle. This will select the centre. Once it is selected, hold A/Triangle to warp. And only then, assuming your hyperdrive is full, will you start the process of travelling to the center.

After you arrive in the new galaxy, all your equipment and your star ship will be 100% broken, so bring enough gear to repair it all by seeing what you get by dismantling it. Jumping to the centre in a Freighter will still break all of the equipment in your active star ship, though your Freighter will be unharmed.

Controversy[edit | edit source]

The Galaxy Centre was the main goal set forth by the developers of No Man's Sky and marked the final step for any Traveller attempting to reach the next galaxy.

The basic concept of repeating the player's journey over and over led to frustration and outrage among the player base as its reveal was advertised as a major selling point. Even the most enduring explorers became frustrated since there was no centre of the universe to discover at the end of further galaxy jumps either.

Initially the 256th galaxy repeated itself with a changing colour palette if it was ever reached at all. Later on the universe of No Man's Sky comprised only 255 unique galaxies that loop back to Euclid at the end of the journey.

The intention of Hello Games with each major update is to add new features and expand the gameplay experience further. These changes shift the focus slowly from galaxy jumps to staying in one place, building bases and creating communities.

"These changes are an answer to how we have seen people playing since the release of NEXT, and is something we’ve dreamed of for a long time." [1]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

It is likely that the Galaxy Centre consists of an enormous black hole, as all other black holes lead to it. Based on scientific models, the massive pull of a black hole is one of the requirements to keep a galaxy together even though it lacks the mass to do it (See: Dark Matter). Since black holes allow to travel incredible distances, this might explains how the Centre leads to another galaxy. See: Supermassive Black Hole

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Hello Games (15 March 2019). No Man's Sky Beyond, Announcement