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Residual Goop
Residual Goop
Category Special
Type Junk
Rarity Common
Blueprint Value 20.0 Units.png
Used for Refining
Symbol Jn
Updated Outlaws

Residual Goop is a resource.


Residual Goop (Jn) is a resource and one of the junk special elements.

Game description[]

A pulsating, foul smelling goop that builds up in poorly-maintained machinery.

Skin contact is not advised.


Obtaining Residual Goop from a Forsaken Terminal

Every Abandoned Building has a termnial and interacting with it allows the player to either discard the Residual Goop or move it to the exosuit inventory. After that the terminal can be used. Each terminal can contain up to 200 Residual Goop.

Residual Goop can be purchased from some Galactic Trade Terminals and pilot NPCs.

Residual Goop can be refined using a Refiner with the following ingredients:

  • SUBSTANCE.WORMDUST.png Cursed Dust x2  →  SPACEGUNK.1.png Residual Goop x1  ("Doom Cycling", 0.04 sec./unit output)



Residual Goop is not used as an ingredient for crafting.


Residual Goop is used as an ingredient for refining the following products using a Refiner:

  • SUBSTANCE.ASTEROID.2.png Gold  --  Faecium x1  +  Residual Goop x1  →  SUBSTANCE.ASTEROID.2.png Gold x1  ("Alchemical Construction", 0.6 sec./unit output)
  • SPACEGUNK.5.png Viscous Fluids  --  Residual Goop x1  →  SPACEGUNK.5.png Viscous Fluids x1  ("Recycle Waste Materials", 0.6 sec./unit output)


Residual Goop is not used as an ingredient for cooking using a Nutrient Processor.

Through multiple steps of refining, Residual Goop can be converted to Viscous Fluids, to Living Slime, to Runaway Mould and then to Nanite Cluster.

Additional information[]

  • Junk type resources have the same symbol (Jn) rather than their own.

Release history[]