No Man's Sky: How to Get an Exocraft

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A player and their Mech Suit Exocraft overlook flying Starships in No Man's Sky.

In No Man's Sky, there is an abundance of things to explore. Whether it is gigantic planets of varying biomes, or the expanse of different interstellar systems, you'll need vehicles to help expand your exploration. Your first Starship is given to you at the beginning of the game, but getting your hands on a land vehicle - an Exocraft - to roam around planets in is a little trickier.

In this guide, we explain how to get an Exocraft vehicle in No Man's Sky.

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Construction Research Station

A player faces a Construction Research Station in No Man's Sky.

Exocraft construction is unlocked as a part of the main quest line of No Man's Sky, around an hour or two into the game. As a part of the quest line, Awakenings, you'll be instructed to build a Construction Research Station as a part of building your first base.

After completing this particular quest, you'll then be able to use the Construction Research Station to navigate to the Transport Modules section. Using this, and an abundance of Salvaged Data, you'll be able to craft Exocraft vehicles. We've got a handy guide to help you with the grind for Salvaged Data here.

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Space Anomaly

The Transport Modules section of the Construction Research Station in the Space Anomaly of No Man's Sky.

Another way of acquiring an Exocraft in No Man's Sky is by using the Space Anomaly. Around 4-5 hours into the main quest line, you will encounter and unlock the Space Anomaly naturally. This area is a multiplayer hub for taking on missions, but also hosts a range of merchants too. You can also summon the Space Anomaly to wherever you are in space.

At the Construction Research Station inside the Space Anomaly, navigate to the Transport Modules section. Using Salvaged Data, you can unlock the blueprints for Exocrafts and upgrade their technology.

That's all there is to know about getting an Exocraft of your own in No Man's Sky. In the meantime, as you search for Salvaged Data, check out how to find settlements across space. Alternatively, get yourself a pet companion to keep you company as you roam new planets.