Nanite Cluster

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The subject of this article is from the Beyond update.
The information from this article is up-to-date as of 27 November, 2019.
Nanite Cluster
Nanite Cluster
Category Special
Type Technological Currency
Rarity Rare
Used for Upgrading
Release Beyond

Nanite Cluster is a resource and an alternative form of currency in No Man's Sky.

Summary[edit | edit source]

Nanite Cluster () is a resource and one of the special elements. It is also a secondary currency (NANITES.png) in No Man's Sky besides Quicksilver, with units being the primary.

Game Description[edit | edit source]

A dense miasma of Nanites, undulating in its potentiality. These clusters are stable, but unrestricted nanite foam can produce undesirable runaway reactions in the presence of organic matter.

Used in the construction of advanced technologies. Highly valuable to specialist traders.

Usage[edit | edit source]

Blueprint Trader at a Gek Station

Source[edit | edit source]

Nanite Cluster can be acquired by:

  • Searching abandoned shelters on planets.
  • Uploading Discoveries.
  • Feeding certain animals, which will lead you to a buried object that yields them.
  • Searching Damaged Machinery.
  • Destroying Sentinels.
  • Destroying certain types Freighter cargo containers. For some reason it says the type is Exotic.
  • Trading Gek Relics, Korvax Casings, and Vy'keen Effigies to the respective race.
  • Reward for completing missions.
  • Can be found in storage containers while exploring Crashed Freighters.
  • Selling Upgrade Modules to Technology Merchants.
  • From refinement, the resource type Nanite Cluster will be converted to currency.

Nanite Cluster can be refined using a Refiner with the following ingredients:

Lore[edit | edit source]

In the storyline quest Patterns in Time, the Explorers Guild's representative, a Korvax, uses Nanite Cluster manipulation to reveal to the player glimpses of their race's past. They suggest that these clusters come from Sentinel casings.

Later in the same quest, the Merchants Guild's representative, a Gek, uses their pheromones to reveal to the player the truth behind the fall of the First Spawn. The enslaved Korvax entities sacrificed themselves in the spawning pools of Balaron and used the Nanite Clusters from their bodies to rewrite the biology of the Gek. This led to the downfall of the First Spawn Empire.

The Travellers often utilize and manipulate Nanite Clusters.

Release history[edit | edit source]

  • Pathfinder - Introduced as a resource, which can be used as a currency.
  • NEXT - Value changed, previously it was worth 137.5 Units.png each. It can be refined. After refinement the resource type Naninte Cluster no longer takes up inventory slots and converted immediately to its currency type. It cannot be purchased or sold. Classified as Raw Material according to the in-game guide.
  • Visions - Hidden changes: The information panel has an additional icon indicating its purpose.
  • Beyond - Hidden changes: Value is removed from the information panel. Conversion for Platinum > Nanite Clusters changed from 5>1 to 35>1.

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