The Atlas

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One of the many Atlas Interfaces found in the game

The Atlas is a cosmic entity that plays a central role in the lore of No Man's Sky.

Summary[edit | edit source]

The Atlas is an ubiquitous entity represented by a red orb inside a black diamond. It is the main plot device of the Atlas Path. In some star systems, large Atlas Interfaces can be found. They feature in a similar way to space stations, as players can land their starship inside the interface and then communicate with the Atlas, which takes the form of a gigantic, red, pulsating geometric form.

The Atlas speaks in its own language.

Lore[edit | edit source]

In the past, the Korvax studied and worshipped the Atlas and the Sentinels. Their devotion to the Atlas remained even after the Great Disconection, when they were enslaved by the First Spawn Gek. After several millenia, the Cult of Atlas grew stronger in the edges of the First Spawn Empire, and attracted the belief of low spawn Gek by making them see their insignificance in the universe. The low spawn Gek turned against their leaders and destroyed them.

Today, the Korvax and the Gek believe in the Atlas as a god. The Vy'keen are opposed to this doctrine, and see the Atlas as a false god, based on the teachings of their ancient prophet Hirk the Great.

In the Artemis Path quest A Leap in the Dark, the Player finds out that the Atlas is actually a computer terminal capable of controlling reality.

Rogue Data[edit | edit source]

Rogue Data logs can be found by using the Remembrance in AtlasPass V3 rooms. They reveal the Atlas lore.

Intro[edit | edit source]

The Atlas has created a simulation of its own world, its entire existence, in an attempt to witness its own impending death. It wishes to show me its past, its future...

The Creation[edit | edit source]

Language[edit | edit source]

The words of the Atlas language can be learned by successfully completing Plaque and Monolith puzzles.