No Man's Sky Wiki
The subject of this article is from the Pathfinder update.
The information from this article is up-to-date as of 10 August, 2017.

The subject of this article is from a previous version of No Man's Sky and is now considered obsolete.
The information from this article is kept for historical purposes and should not be further categorised.
Railshot Adaptor
Railshot Adaptor
A powerful defensive weapon.
Category Weapon - Projectile
Type Mining Beam Companion Unit
Updated Pathfinder

The Railshot Adaptor is a Boltcaster attachment.


The Railshot Adaptor is an projectile attachment for the multi-tools Boltcaster.

Game description[]

Boltcaster delivers instantaneous damage on targets. Plasma charge process creates an ionised gas arc to propel projectiles at great speed.

User will perceive destructive results simultaneous to the pull of the trigger.

Operates automatically once constructed within user's multi-tool inventory.


Railshot Adaptor cannot be crafted.

Original formula:

Substance.neutral.uncommon1.png Aluminium x100 + SUBSTANCE.YELLOW.2.png Copper x50 + Substance.commodity.common1.png Iron x200 → Render.railgun1.png Railshot Adaptor

Additional information[]

  • Replaces the need for the Boltcaster attachment.
  • Allows mining beam to destroy security doors.
  • After equipped you'll notice a significant increase to harvest speed (this includes mining of terrain ores).
  • Causes faster heat buildup. (get rid of Boltcaster altogether, replace with coolant upgrade(s))
  • Makes Mining beam a cool Red colour.

Release history[]