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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.

Glyphs are used when operating a portal.


In-game Guide


Glyphs are symbols on a portal's wheel. They are also referenced in-game in Menu → 'Guide' tab, and they can be scanned from screenshots with the Camera Button.

An Atlas Rises portal has 16 inscribed symbols on the outer ring. When dialing, this outer ring rotates until the dialed symbol is aligned with the top position, at which point the ring pauses and the same glyph displays on the game HUD.

Possible addresses[]

With 16 symbols to choose from and a 12-symbol address, the Portal network since Atlas Rises has

16^12 = 281,474,976,710,656 possible addresses (281 trillion)

However, not all points in space represented by these addresses have Portals; indeed, there are sufficiently few valid coordinate sets that randomly dialing the portal results in a roughly 1 in 10 chance of working.

All Portals since Atlas Rises use a Portal Terminal to enter addresses.

Finding glyphs[]

You can mainly find them by asking travellers where they came from. This will lead you to a Traveller Grave in the system that then can be searched to get a new glyph. It is possible to find a grave without asking, but they are rare and easily missed.

Using Analysis Visor shows them as Unknown Grave indicated with PICKUP.GRAVE.png icon.

Players will also learn all 16 glyphs during the Artemis Path mission, The Purge, without discovering Unknown Graves. After beginning the mission, a player will receive one glyph for every time they warp new to a system, accompanied by a strange message.

Table of correspondence for Glyphs:[]

Glyph 1 / 16 2 / 16 3 / 16 4 / 16 5 / 16 6 / 16 7 / 16 8 / 16 9 / 16 10 / 16 11 / 16 12 / 16 13 / 16 14 / 16 15 / 16 16 / 16
Decimal 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16
0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 A B C D E F
Blue 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 A B C D E F
Legacy name [1] sunset bird face diplo eclipse balloon boat bug dragonfly galaxy voxel fish tent rocket tree atlas
Void Egg name[2] Star Over Water Hunter Reflection Ancient Giant Obscured Companion Ascending Orb Sailor Lowly Insect Spiral of Reality Anomaly Ocean King Vessel To Beyond

Wiki use[]

To display a 12-symbol portal address on the wiki, this sample format can be used. Simply use the glyph IDs in the proper order.

Use this phrase:


To produce this visual:


To determine the hex value for a specific set of glyphs, use the translator at nmsportals.

Glyph X[]

Glyph X

Among the resources of the game an image was found with "Glyph X". [3]. This texture is not used anywhere in the game, and the purpose of this asset is unknown.


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