Traveling to Another Galaxy

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The subject of this article is from the ExoMech update.
The information from this article is is up-to-date as of 10 June, 2020.

This page describes options for switching galaxies.

Summary[edit | edit source]

There are two known methods to traverse to another galaxy. The first would be to follow the New Beginnings primary mission to the end, where the player can choose a new system to warp to. The other would be to travel via hyperdrive to the galactic centre. Each has a different set of priorities and methods.

Galactic Centre objective[edit | edit source]

If the player follows the Galactic Centre objective on the Galactic Map to its destination, opening the Galaxy Map in that final system and selecting the objective while the starship's Hyperdrive is fully charged will allow the player to warp to the centre and immediately transfer to the next galaxy (triggering Take a Deep Breath or To Live Forever achievements if on Survival or Permadeath Game modes).

It requires moving the mouse (on a PC) around until "Select" circle appears, then pressing and holding the left button until the core is selected. See this Reddit post on how to do the core selection. On console systems, this is accomplished by holding the right thumbstick in the direction of the center for several seconds.

A player may rapidly traverse through multiple consecutive galaxies by finding a Portal in every destination planet or system, then use the Glyph set to teleport to a star system near the galactic centre, then warp to the new galaxy's galactic centre and repeat the entire process again.

Cautions for galactic transfer[edit | edit source]

Cautions should be made, however, as entering a new galaxy causes these things to happen:

  • Player will land on a new planet in the new galaxy. However, players may freely travel to previously constructed bases in any galaxy. Be aware that after reaching the allotted base limit , no new bases will appear in the teleporter destination list until at least one previous Base Computer is deleted. Base computer(s) constructed after reaching the limit must be interacted with again after the removal of a previous base in order to appear in the teleporter destination list.
  • Tech upgrades installed in the general inventory of player's exosuit, and all modules and upgrades in the multi-tool, will be broken and need repair. Modules in the exosuit's technology slots are unaffected.
  • Player's active ship will have all general inventory modules broken and need repair. Modules in the starship's technology slots are unaffected.

Easing the transfer[edit | edit source]

Some preparations that may ease the travel:

  • Scrap existing bases for materials, if there is a shortage.
  • Consider setting up a Freighter base if one does not already exist.
  • Complete objectives for missions such as Base Computer Archives which must be completed at a specific location - objectives of this type will become impossible to complete after a galaxy transfer.
  • Have some common materials (such as Carbon, Oxygen, Sodium, and Ferrite Dust) in inventory, to make initial repair to Exosuit Scanner, ship Launch Thruster, and Pulse Drive.
  • Full repair of the Exosuit and the multi-tool requires significant number of Wiring Looms (up to 20-30 depending on the existing inventories), 4-5 Carbon Nanotubes, and some module-specific resources (e.g. Magnetised Ferrite for Scatter Blaster repairs.
  • Use a spare multi-tool right before making the choice to jump to a new galaxy to avoid having to repair more modules on the player's main multi-tool.
  • Use a spare ship right before making the choice to jump to a new galaxy, to avoid having to repair more modules on the player's main ship. Alternatively use a ship that has modules only installed in the Tech Tab to avoid the need to repair it at all. Such a ship can be recalled straight away to the player position.

Release history[edit | edit source]

  • Release - One-way travel between galaxies added.
  • Synthesis - travel between bases in other galaxies was added