No Man's Sky: How to Get Indium

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Indium is a rare resource only found in blue star systems in No Man's Sky. You'll need an Indium Drive to get to these, and a Terrain Manipulator to harvest it from Indium Deposits. In this guide we'll detail exactly how to get Indium, and give you some ideas as to what you should use it for.

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No Man's Sky: How to Get Indium

To get Indium in No man's Sky you will first need to go to the Anomaly and unlock the recipe for the Indium Drive. It'll cost you 200 Nanites to unlock, and will require the following materials to craft:

  • 250 Emeril
  • 5 Wiring Loom (purchase from Space Stations)

The crafting recipe for the Indium Drive in No Man's Sky

Once you have crafted the Indium Drive, install it onto your ship. Try to put it in a technology slot if you have space. You can now travel to blue star systems. Make sure your Hyperdrive has fuel and head into the Galaxy Map. Select a blue star and warp.

Selecting a blue star system in the Galaxy Map of No Man's Sky

Once you're in the system, scan planets for Indium. You just need to land and search for blue Indium deposits using your scanner. Use the Terrain Manipulator to harvest Indium from the deposits.


What Is Indium Used For?

Indium doesn't have all that many uses in No Man's Sky. You'll primarily use it for trading, or for completing certain base-building projects. Here are the main items that can be crafted using Indium:

  • Modified Quanta
  • Albumen Pearl Orb
  • Temporal Warp Computer
  • Reality De-Threader

That's all you need to know about getting Indium in No Man's Sky. For more on the game, be sure to check out our guide on finding Portals. Elsewhere there's our look at Expeditions.