Journey Milestones

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The subject of this article is from the Visions update.
The information from this article is up-to-date as of 13 August, 2019.

Journey Milestones are in-game exploration achievements.

Summary[edit | edit source]

Journey Milestones are in-game exploration achievements that the player can acquire during their exploration of No Man's Sky. Certain ranks reward the player with achievements (Steam and Xbox, or trophies on PlayStation).

Type of Journey Milestones[edit | edit source]

On-foot Exploration[edit | edit source]

It counts the distance travelled on foot. Travelling with exocraft excluded.

Rank Name Travelled Achievement 
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First Steps 1 0u -
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RANK.STARS1.png
Setting Out 8,000u -
RANK.DISTANCEWALKED.png
RANK.STARS2.png
Drifter 2 10,000u -
RANK.DISTANCEWALKED.png
RANK.STARS3.png
Ambulatory 3 15,000u -
RANK.DISTANCEWALKED.png
RANK.STARS4.png
Wayfarer 20,000u -
RANK.DISTANCEWALKED.png
RANK.STARS5.png
Rambler 25,000u -
RANK.DISTANCEWALKED.png
RANK.STARS6.png
Hiker 30,000u -
RANK.DISTANCEWALKED.png
RANK.STARS7.png
Nomad 40,000u Symphony For A Lost Traveler
RANK.DISTANCEWALKED.png
RANK.STARS8.png
Wanderer 50,000u -
RANK.DISTANCEWALKED.png
RANK.STARS9.png
Expeditionist 75,000u -
RANK.DISTANCEWALKED.png
RANK.STARS10.png
Adventurer 100,000u Have Spacesuit - Will Travel

The following changes were made in the Unknown Update:

  • 1 Previously it was known as Static.
  • 2 Previously it was known as Ambulatory.
  • 3 Previously it was known as Drifter.

Alien Encounters[edit | edit source]

It counts how many unique Gek, Korvax or Vy'keen NPCs the player met. Initiating a conversation by pressing Psbutton.circle.png/KEY.E.png/XBOXBUTTON.X.png (PS4/PC/Xbox) is enough, it does not require any additional dialogue option.

Rank Name Met Achievement 
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Lonesome 0 -
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Not Alone 1 10 Contact
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Visitor 2 20 -
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Recognised 3 30 -
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Familiar 4 35 -
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RANK.STARS5.png
Famous 5 40 -
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RANK.STARS6.png
Emissary 45 -
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RANK.STARS7.png
Diplomat 50 Who Goes There?
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RANK.STARS8.png
Envoy 60 -
RANK.ALIENSMET.png
RANK.STARS9.png
Consul 70 -
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RANK.STARS10.png
Ambassador 80 What Mad Universe

The following changes were made in the Unknown Update:

  • 1 Previously it was known as Known. The related achievement refers to this rank.
  • 2 Previously it was known as Not Alone.
  • 3 Previously it was known as Visitor.
  • 4 Previously it was known as Social.
  • 5 Previously it was known as Familiar.

Words Collected[edit | edit source]

It counts the total amount of Gek, Korvax and Vy'keen words collected. See language page on how to learn new words.

Rank Name Words Achievement 
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Babbler 1 0 -
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RANK.STARS1.png
Beginner 2 5 -
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RANK.STARS2.png
Student 3 8 -
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RANK.STARS3.png
Comprehended 4 10 Babel-17
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RANK.STARS4.png
Scholar 5 15 -
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RANK.STARS5.png
Fluent 6 20 -
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Interpreter 7 30 -
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RANK.STARS7.png
Linguist 8 50 The Languages of Pao
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RANK.STARS8.png
Polygot 9 80 -
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RANK.STARS9.png
Universal Translator 100 -
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RANK.STARS10.png
Babelfish 150 Citizen of the Galaxy

The following changes were made in the Unknown Update:

  • 1 Previously it was known as Incomprehensible.
  • 2 Previously it was known as Babbler.
  • 3 Previously it was known as Beginner.
  • 4 Previously it was known as Confused. The related achievement refers to this rank.
  • 5 Previously it was known as Muddled.
  • 6 Previously it was known as Misunderstood.
  • 7 Previously it was known as Comprehended.
  • 8 Previously it was known as Interpreter. The related achievement refers to this rank.
  • 9 Previously it was known as Linguist.

RANK.MONEY.png Units Accrued[edit | edit source]

Rank Name Units Accrued  
Base Insolvent 0 Units
RANK.STARS1.png New Business 50,000 Units
RANK.STARS2.png Moneymaker 100,000 Units
RANK.STARS3.png Entrepreneur 150,000 Units
RANK.STARS4.png Space Trucker 250,000(?) Units
RANK.STARS5.png Enterprising 500,000 Units
RANK.STARS6.png Capitalist 750,000 Units
RANK.STARS7.png Trader 1,000,000 Units
RANK.STARS8.png Merchant 1,250,000 Units
RANK.STARS9.png Tycoon 1,500,000 Units
RANK.STARS10.png Magnate 2,000,000 Units

RANK.ENEMIESKILLED.png Sentinel Ships Destroyed[edit | edit source]

Rank Name Ships
Destroyed 
Base Untested 0 Ships
RANK.STARS1.png Novice 1 Ship
RANK.STARS2.png Nuisance 10 Ships
RANK.STARS3.png Scrapper 15 Ships
RANK.STARS4.png Troublemaker 20 Ships
RANK.STARS5.png Fighter 30 Ships
RANK.STARS6.png Menace 40 Ships
RANK.STARS7.png Notorious 50 Ships
RANK.STARS8.png Dangerous 60 Ships
RANK.STARS9.png Expert 70 Ships
RANK.STARS10.png Legend 80 Ships

RANK.LONGESTLIFE.png Extreme Survival[edit | edit source]

Rank Name Survived Extreme Conditions (sol) 
Base Hopeful 0.0 Sol
RANK.STARS1.png Undaunted 1.0 Sol
RANK.STARS2.png Resolute 3.0 Sol
RANK.STARS3.png Determined 5.0 Sol
RANK.STARS4.png Spirited 8.0 Sol
RANK.STARS5.png Persistent 12.0 Sol
RANK.STARS6.png Rugged 16.0 Sol
RANK.STARS7.png Robust 20.0 Sol
RANK.STARS8.png Indefatigable 24.0 Sol
RANK.STARS9.png Survivalist 28.0 Sol
RANK.STARS10.png Everlasting 32.0 Sol

RANK.DISTANCEWARPED.png Space Exploration[edit | edit source]

Rank Name Warped 
Base Stargazer 0 Times
RANK.STARS1.png Trailblazer 3 Times
RANK.STARS2.png Scout 5 Times
RANK.STARS3.png Warp Engaged 7 Times
RANK.STARS4.png Surveyor 9 Times
RANK.STARS5.png Rover 15 Times
RANK.STARS6.png Voyager 30 Times
RANK.STARS7.png Pioneer 40 Times
RANK.STARS8.png Explorer 50 Times
RANK.STARS9.png Overseer 60 Times
RANK.STARS10.png Discoverer 75 Times

RANK.CREATURES.png Planetary Zoology[edit | edit source]

Rank Name Discovered All
Species (Planets) 
Base Amateur 0 Planets
RANK.STARS1.png Naturalist 1 Planet
RANK.STARS2.png Collector 2 Planets
RANK.STARS3.png Scanner 3 Planets
RANK.STARS4.png Analyst 4 Planets
RANK.STARS5.png Researcher 5 Planets
RANK.STARS6.png Compiler 6 Planets
RANK.STARS7.png Archivist 7 Planets
RANK.STARS8.png Classifier 8 Planets
RANK.STARS9.png Zoologist 9 Planets
RANK.STARS10.png Encyclopedia 10 Planets

Pirates Destroyed[edit | edit source]

It counts how many pirates destroyed by the player.

Bug (1.77): This Journey Milestone is not shown in the game and it seems to be unfinished as there are no names specified for each rank, but it counts towards the total number of Journey Milestones. Please report this bug here.

Rank Name Destroyed Achievement 
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- 0 -
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RANK.STARS1.png
- 5 -
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RANK.STARS2.png
- 10 -
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RANK.STARS3.png
- 15 -
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RANK.STARS4.png
- 20 -
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RANK.STARS5.png
- 30 -
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RANK.STARS6.png
- 40 -
RANK.ENEMIESKILLED.png
RANK.STARS7.png
- 50 -
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RANK.STARS8.png
- 60 -
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RANK.STARS9.png
- 70 -
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RANK.STARS10.png
- 80 -

Milestone titles[edit | edit source]

Milestone titles awarded for the total number of Journey Milestones. Certain titles are required for the progression of some gameplay elements.

Title Total number Required for
Apollo 0 -
Pathfinder 5 Captured Nanode
Juno 10 Englobed Shade
Rosetta 15 Noospheric Orb
Cassini 20 Dark Matter
Kepler 25 Dawn's End
Dawn 30 Photic Jade
Curiosity 35 State Phasure
Hubble 40 Novae Reclaiment
Viking 45 Modified Quanta
Magellan 50 Heart of the Sun
Galileo 55+

Additional information[edit | edit source]

  • After reaching the highest rank of any Journey Milestones, the counter will not stop and counts the player's progression further.
  • The names of each rank are extracted from the NMS_LOC1_ENGLISH.MBIN (1.77) game file, while the related values are extracted from the LEVELEDSTATSTABLE.MBIN (1.77) game file.
  • The milestone titles are named after historic or ongoing space exploration missions, see here.

Generations[edit | edit source]

In the NMS_LOC1_ENGLISH.MBIN game file there is a Journey Milestone called Generations which has a description of "I regenerated X time", where X means how many times the player died, and names for each rank. This is not present in the LEVELEDSTATSTABLE.MBIN game file where values are specified.

Rank Name
0 Not specified in the game file.
1 FIRST-TIMER
2 HEY LAZARUS
3 BEAMED BACK
4 I DIED AGAIN GUYS
5 RECONSTITUTED
6 BACK ONCE AGAIN
7 REINCARNATOR SUPREME
8 DEATH EXPERT
9 GROUNDHOG UNLEASHED
10 THE EVERLASTING

Release history[edit | edit source]

  • Release - Added to the game.
  • Unknown Update - The name of various ranks were changed or reordered, these are noted under each section. Certain values were changed, for example Setting Out in On-foot Exploration increased from 5,000u to 8,000u.

Gallery[edit | edit source]