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Biome - Barren

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The subject of this article is from the NEXT update.
The information from this article is up-to-date as of 28 October, 2018.
Some desert worlds can be just as colorful and lively as lush planets.

Barren is one of the Biome varieties.

Summary[edit | edit source]

Worlds with barren biomes have a surface that is rocky and sometimes sandy. These are desert worlds. Cacti can be found here, of varying sizes. Occasionally, trees can be found here as well. From space, barren worlds look rocky, occasionally with some streaks of large canyons visible from space. The resources Pyrite, Cactus Flesh, and Sulphurine can be found here.

Name generation[edit | edit source]

A desert world.

The biome type is indicated in the information panel when the player exits their starship. This is procedurally generated by adding one of the following prefixes to the Planet or Moon text.

The sequence is taken from the game file.

  1. Barren
  2. Desert
  3. Rocky
  4. Bleak
  5. Parched
  6. Abandoned
  7. Barren
  8. Dusty
  9. Desolate
  10. Wind-swept

Conditions[edit | edit source]

  • This biome has the 2nd most ideal weather, as day temperatures are liveable. However, nights can get quite cold, enabling hazard protection.
  • In Survival and Permadeath mode, due to the abundance of hostile sentinels on lush planets, barren planets become even safer worlds to land on, especially for bases.
  • Heat storms can occur. Hazard protection drain is similar to being in a storm in a scorched biome.
  • Extreme weather barren worlds require both cold and heat protection due to wild temperature swings. The heat can get sweltering during the day, plummeting to freezing temperatures at night.
  • Heat storms in extreme weather barren worlds are POWERFUL, draining hazard protection in a similar rate to a storm in an extremely scorched biome.

Weather[edit | edit source]

Extreme desert worlds have powerful dust storms.
Clear (No storms) Normal Extreme
Baked Blasted Atmosphere Billowing Dust Storms
Clear Ceaseless Drought Blasted Atmosphere
Dry Gusts Dust-Choked Winds Choking Sandstorms
Icy Nights Freezing Night Winds Dead Wastes
Moistureless Highly Variable Temperatures Extreme Wind Blasting
Sterile Infrequent Dust Storms Hazardous Temperature Extremes
Unclouded Skies Intermittent Wind Blasting Howling Gales
Withered Occasional Sandstorms Lung-Burning Night Wind
Parched Sands Planetwide Desiccation
Sporadic Grit Storms Sand Blizzards

Additional information[edit | edit source]

  • The name generation and the sequence are extracted from the 1.77 version of NMS_UPDATE3_ENGLISH.MBIN game file.