No Man's Sky Wiki
The subject of this article is from the Beyond update.
The information from this article is up-to-date as of 27 November, 2019.
Personal Forcefield
Personal Forcefield
Category Multi-tool - Shield
Type Defensive Shield Technology
Updated NEXT

Personal Forcefield is a technology.


Personal Forcefield is a technology which adds a deployable shield as an alt-fire function to Multi-tool weapons. This shield nullifies all ranged attacks coming from the front, but disables weapon usage (except in virtual reality; see Additional Information) and incurs a heavy drain on Life Support while active (the percentage value associated with the shield in the heads-up display indicates how much Life Support is left).

Game Description[]

On activation, this module draws power from Exosuit Life Support systems to overload the Multi-Tool, distorting the electromagnetic field around the user and creating a powerful personal shield.

While this field offers substantial protection against incoming laser fire, the user is advised that the Multi-Tool cannot be used for other functions while powering the shield.


Personal Forcefield can be built using a blueprint and the following ingredients:

Personal Forcefield can be repaired using the following ingredients:

Personal Forcefield can be dismantled after construction, returning the following ingredients:

Release history[]

  • NEXT - Added as a technology.
  • NEXT 1.57 - Fixed an issue where it could be deployed on 0% charge. Fixed an issue where it would remain in-world forever when changing weapon modes.

Additional Information[]

  • In VR mode, you can use the Multi-Tool's primary weapon even while the shield is active, but the beam or bolt will be blocked by the shield. This is likely a bug and may be patched in a future update.