The No Man’s Sky Next update is causing a resurgence of players to once again jump into Hello Games’ title. Although exploring the cosmos and discovering new planets and alien species is still at the core of No Man’s Sky, Next double downs on the action-adventure and survival elements by emphasizing base building, fleet construction, and equipment upgrades. All of which is very fun, but also very expensive.
Simply hopping planet to planet, mining ore, documenting new wildlife, and selling scrap you don’t need will build up into a nice chunk of credits over time. But if you want to get your hands on the best technology that No Man’s Sky has to offer as quickly as possible, you’ll need to start actively searching for the means of making more money. Some of you might have the time to stop and smell the roses on your way to financial success–taking small moments to strip a copper mine here or plunder an ancient temple there. For those that can’t–or simply just don’t want to–the video above is for you. Jake has put dozens of hours into the No Man’s Sky Next update, and it’s led him to cultivate a handy list of all the best ways to earn credits as quickly as possible.
Of course, money isn’t everything, so Next adds plenty of big changes that improve the aspects of No Man’s Sky for the explorers to enjoy. No Man’s Sky now has true multiplayer support, which allows you to play with your friends and complete missions together. These missions continue to push you further into the unknown, and Next adds new variations to photography, feeding, freighter attack and defense, archaeology, and hunting excursions. The universe of procedurally generated planets has also been upgraded with enhanced visuals that add a whole new color pallette to the game. Flying through space has never looked so beautiful.
If you’ve got a money-making tip that we missed, let us know in the comments below. Also, tell us why you play No Man’s Sky. Do you explore the stars in hopes of finally understanding an alien language, do you prefer constructing an empire of bases on multiple planets, or is it something else?
No Man’s Sky is available on PS4, PC, and Xbox One. Next is live on all platforms and downloads to all copies of No Man’s Sky for free.