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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.
Disambig.png This article is about the NEXT version of the Cargo drop. For the Atlas Rises version, see Cargo drop (Atlas).

Cargo Drop boxes are abandoned objects that can be found on planets in No Man's Sky.

Summary[edit | edit source]

There are six types of Cargo Drop boxes that can be found in No Man's Sky. Colors and sizes differ, making them easy to identify. They can literally be found everywhere on a planet except for caves and underwater. They can also be found scattered inside Abandoned Buildings, or neatly stacked in other rooms within certain Points of Interest that requires an AtlasPass v2.

Cargo Drop (Damaged Container)[edit | edit source]

Damaged Container

This box spawns in groups of 1-2. Once opened, will pop up a GUI with an option to either dismantle or transfer Rusted Metal to the player's inventory, which always comes in a quantity of 50-99. It will then open the box and will give the player a curiosity or consumable. Some of them are required to get a portal location from a monolith.

This can also be built and placed in a base and is known as Crate Fabricator.

Item Quantity Chance
Di-hydrogen Jelly 1 14%
Geknip 1 3%
Gek Relic 1 20%
Ion Battery 1 6%
Korvax Casing 1 2%
Korvax Convergence Cube 1 5%
Microprocessor 1 20%
Oxygen Capsule 1 11%
Vy'keen Effigy 1 10%
Vy'keen Dagger 1 3%

Jettison Pod[edit | edit source]

Jettison Pod

This cargo box is round and yellow, which can only spawn once per group. Opening it will give a random item from its loot table, but it also have an 8% chance of being empty. Effective for refueling Multi-tool equipment.

Item Quantity Chance
Advanced Ion Battery 1 20%
Ion Battery 1 28%
Life Support Gel 1 12%
Microprocessor 1 20%
Oxygen Capsule 1 12%

Cargo Drop[edit | edit source]

Cargo Drop

This cargo box is square and yellow, which can only spawn once per group. Opening it will give a random item from its loot table, but it also have a 16% chance of being empty. Effective for refueling Hazard Protection technology.

Item Quantity Chance
Condensed Carbon 18-27 28%
Ion Battery 1 4%
Oxygen Capsule 1 8%
Projectile Ammunition 38-54 32%
Sodium Nitrate 9-21 12%

Search[edit | edit source]

Search box

This cargo box is the smallest that can spawn in groups of 2-5 and can come in two colors: red is more common, while yellow is rare. Effective for Multi-tool equipment.

Item Quantity Chance
Condensed Carbon 16-23 29%
Oxygen 10-18 4%
Projectile Ammunition 20-53 28%
Sodium 14-23 39%

Cargo Drop (barrel type)[edit | edit source]

Barrel type Cargo Drop

This cargo box is shaped like a barrel, tall, a dark shade of red. It can spawn in groups of 1-2. It requires an AtlasPass v1 to open. This can also be built and placed in a base and is known as Barrel Fabricator.

Item Quantity Chance
Antimatter 1 6%
Antimatter Housing 1 14%
Condensed Carbon 25-27 34%
Navigation Data 1 46%

Health Restorative[edit | edit source]

Health Restorative box

This cargo box is square and white and can spawn in groups of 1-2. Once opened, it will restore the player's health. Useful on Extreme hazard planets.

Additional information[edit | edit source]

Release history[edit | edit source]

  • Release - Introduced to the game.
  • Atlas Rises - The green cargo box renamed to Damaged Container and

Gallery[edit | edit source]