Boundary Failure

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The subject of this article is from the Atlas Rises update.
The information from this article is up-to-date as of 23 July, 2018.
Side view of a Boundary Failure

Boundary Failures are a Point of Interest only found on exotic biome planets.

Summary[edit | edit source]

Boundary Failures are large machines that appear as large rotating hollow discs attached to a rectangular platform. Included on the device is a terminal similar to those found on both the Space Anomaly and Atlas Station. They currently have no gameplay purpose besides the lore terminals.

There are 21 different terminal entries, each identified by an Iteration, followed by a Scenario and an Analysis.

The entries were written by Telamon, a security sub-protocol designed to monitor the Atlas in case of rampancy. Telamon has identified that something is wrong with the Atlas.

At one point (apparently forced by the Atlas), Telamon becomes the Artificial Intelligence attached to the Last Traveller's exosuit, prior to the Traveller's first awakening. It is still aware of its past purpose, but it seems to progressively lose its sanity over time.

Additional Details[edit | edit source]

  • Their name is derived from the Waypoint save terminal that they reside near.
  • Activating a Boundary Failure opens the option to download data. Doing so will provide a section of lore similar to those found in Abandoned Buildings.
  • There are two entries identified as "Fifth Encounter" (here refered to as #5-A and #5-B).
  • They can be found at about the same rarity as beacons.
  • An alternative name is Sentinel Terminals.

Release changes[edit | edit source]

Planet Achaia

A pre-cursor to the Boundary Failure was included in a pre-release No Man's Sky - Gameplay Trailer | PS4 video of No Man's Sky. A number of these appeared on the frozen planet Achaia, which did not appear to be an Exotic planet.

Lore notes[edit | edit source]

  • The name "Telamon" originates from greek mythology, as the name of a character from the myth of Jason and the Argonauts. In architecture, it is also the name for a support column or pilaster sculpted in the shape of a man, although the same structure can also be called an Atlas or Atlant. In No Man's Sky lore, the Telamon is presented as a "sibling" entity to the Atlas.
  • Before being attached to the Exosuit, Telamon is unable to speak the Atlas' name, refering to it only as [-------].
  • In entry #5-A, Telamon refers to the Korvax Convergence as an artificial intelligence modeled after earlier instances of the Atlas. This could be a reference to the KORVA, a machine of unknown purpose mentioned in Rogue Data log #3.
  • In entry #18, Telamon breaks the fourth wall and directly addresses you, the player, suggesting that your reality is just another layer of the simulation.
  • Entries #1 - #5-B each refer to different iterations. Entries #6-#7, #8-#10 and #11-#18 are set in specific iterations respectively.
  • It is unknown if the numbers and letters identifiying each iteration have any other meaning.

Entries[edit | edit source]

A pastebin with all Boundary Failure terminal interactions.

Gallery[edit | edit source]