The Space Anomaly

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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.
The Space Anomaly
Mission type Primary
Starting point: Space
Requires: Appearance of the Space Anomaly in Alone Amidst the Stars
Description Beyond the System?
Mission associated with the Space Anomaly
Disambig.png This article is about the Beyond version of the mission The Space Anomaly. For the NEXT version, see The Space Anomaly (NEXT).

The Space Anomaly is a primary mission.

Summary[edit | edit source]

The Space Anomaly is the mission associated with its namesake object, the Space Anomaly. The mission introduces the player to the amenities of this location, then offers rewards for checking in on two of its denizens, Priest Entity Nada and Specialist Polo, at key points of the Artemis Path.

Full Outline[edit | edit source]

Alone Amidst the Stars 1 (First Visit)

  • Board the Space Anomaly
  • Explore the Space Anomaly
  • Speak with Nada
  • Continue the search for Artemis

Alone Amidst the Stars 2

  • Bring news of Artemis to Nada
  • Continue to help Artemis

Alone Amidst the Stars 3

  • Bring news of Artemis' signal loss to Nada
  • Search for Artemis & the mysterious Apollo

A Leap in the Dark 1

  • Bring word of Apollo's plan to Nada
  • Continue with Apollo's plan

A Leap in the Dark 2

  • Share the portal experience with Nada
  • Look for a way to help Artemis

The First Traveller 1

  • Report the appearance of -null- to Nada
  • Construct the Mind-Arc for Artemis

The First Traveller 2

  • Continue to investigate -null-

The First Traveller 3

  • Bring news of Apollo to Nada
  • Continue to investigate -null-

The First Traveller 4

  • Share the burden of Artemis' fate with Nada
  • Continue to investigate -null-

The First Traveller 5

  • Share news of null's plan with Nada
  • Investigate the Vy'keen with -null-

Patterns in Time 1

  • Share Vy'keen revelations with Nada
  • Investigate the Korvax with -null-

Patterns in Time 2

  • Share Korvax revelations with Nada
  • Investigate the Gek with -null-

16 / 16 1

  • Inform Nada of null's plans
  • Seek the Atlas

16 / 16 2

  • Alert Nada to the fate of Atlas
  • Reset the Simulation

The Purge [Reset the Simulation]

  • Visit your old friends
  • Explore the new reality

The Purge [Refuse the Atlas]

  • Visit your old friends
  • Enjoy reality while it lasts

Walkthrough[edit | edit source]

First Visit[edit | edit source]

There is a strange space station in this system, an anomaly outside of the day-to-day business of the Gek, Vy'keen and Korvax. It emits a strange signal, as if it is speaking directly and exclusively to me...

The mission begins once the Space Anomaly appears near the start of Alone Amidst the Stars. The player must board the object like they would a Space station, then speak to Nada and their Gek companion Specialist Polo. Afterward, the player must obtain Nanite Clusters from Iteration Helios, use those nanites to purchase a technology blueprint from a Technology Researcher, and browse the blueprints available at the Construction Research Station for Salvaged Data. To conclude the visit, the player must return to Nada and ask for exploration resources, Artemis Path guidance or Atlas Path guidance. Regardless of the choice made, the conversation will initiate the Atlas Path mission.

Nada and Polo's journey through time and space continues, at a pace only they understand. They remain in touch, and will happily come to visit any location I bring to their attention.

Use the Quick Menu ([default binding]) to send a signal to the Space Anomaly.

As the player is directed back toward Alone Amidst the Stars, they will be given the ability to summon the Space Anomaly to most locations in space. This function, accessed via the Quick Menu, will be necessary for progressing the mission further when the player is further along in the Artemis Path.

Subsequent Visits[edit | edit source]

Upon the conclusion of certain events in the Artemis Path (see the mission pages for the triggering events), The Space Anomaly will update, usually becoming the tracked mission when the player first enters space after the update. Whenever this occurs, the player is usually eligible for a one-time Quicksilver and Nanite reward which can be claimed by speaking to Nada concerning story events. As well, Polo will offer unique dialogue concerning these events along with their usual Atlas Station and Black Hole location services.

Rewards[edit | edit source]

  • Unrestricted access to the Space Anomaly
  • 150 Quicksilver per visit (most mission updates after the first)
  • 80 Nanites per visit (most mission updates after the first)

Video[edit | edit source]

Release history[edit | edit source]

  •  ??? - Added to the game as a primary mission.
  • Beyond - Mission completely reworked
    • See The Space Anomaly (NEXT) for the pre-Beyond version of the mission