No Man's Sky: How to Get Atlas Passes

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Atlas Passes can be used to access extra resources in No Man's Sky, opening locked doors aboard Space Stations and down at Manufacturing Facilities. They can be tricky to get, requiring some rare materials to craft. Here's how to get the Atlas Pass V3, which will open all locked doors.

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How to Get Atlas Passes in No Man's Sky

To get the Atlas Pass in No Man's Sky you will first need to collect Salvaged Data, 15 or so will do. You can now purchase the blueprints for Atlas V1, V2, and V3 at the Exosuit Research console at the back of the Anomaly. You'll only be needing to craft the Atlas Pass V3, as it unlocks all previous locks covered by V2 and V1 anyway. For the V3, you will need the following:

  • Emeril x200 (found in green star systems)
  • Microprocessor x1 (Purchase at Space Stations)

You will need to keep the Atlas Pass on you to use it. You only need to carry the V3 Pass, as it will unlock V2 and V1 locks as well.

Unlocking the Atlas Pass V3 Blueprint

To unlock the blueprints for the Atlas Pass V3, you will first need to do so for V1 and V2. Each will cost Salvaged Data to unlock, which can be found in Buried Technology Modules down on planets. Head to the Anomaly and into the back room containing the upgrade stations. Interact with the Exosuit Merchant and purchase the blueprints for Atlas Passes 1,2 and 3. You can then craft V3 in your Exosuit menu.


Unlocking a locked door aboard a Space Station using the Atlas Pass in No Man's Sky

What Are Atlas Passes Used For?

Atlas Passes open the red barrels often found near buildings at planet level. V2 will open locked doors in Manufacturing Facilities, and V3 will unlock all of those things, as well as the locked door located next to the Galactic Terminal in Space Stations (back left when facing into the station). Each of these will grant free resources, from Antimatter to Condensed Carbon. They're a good way to keep your stocks of Warp Cells high, and to get extra core elements like Oxygen. Just approach a lock with the Atlas Pass V3 in your inventory and hold interact.


That's all you need to know about the Atlas Pass in No Man's Sky. If you're looking for more on the game be sure to check out everything we know about the Frontiers Update releasing in 2021. Once you're done with that, have a look at how to get Deuterium.