Waypoint

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The subject of this article is from the NEXT update.
The information from this article is up-to-date as of 28 October, 2018.
A Waypoint.
When a waypoint is activated, the camera zooms out for a birds eye view of the area.

A Waypoint is a Point of Interest structure.

Summary[edit | edit source]

Waypoints enable saving one's game, and logging of one's discovery of a Point of Interest. They can be found as standalone Points of Interest, but also alongside the following, listed below.

Points of Interest:[edit | edit source]

  1. Abandoned Buildings
  2. Boundary Failures
  3. Crashed Freighters
  4. Crashed Ships
  5. Depots
  6. Drop Pods
  7. Galactic Trade Terminals
  8. Manufacturing Facilities
  9. Holographic Comms Towers
  10. Operations Centres
  11. Observatories
  12. Shelters
  13. Transmission Towers

Waypoints are the sole means of claiming discovery of specific regions of a planet. Discoveries of this nature can be uploaded for 3 Nanite Clusters per discovered region.

Name generation[edit | edit source]

The names are procedurally generated using one of the following methods, where the Sector and Numeral terms are procedurally generated as well.

The headers indicate the landscape according to the game file. The sequence is also taken from the game file.

Generic[edit | edit source]

  1. "The" + Sector
  2. Sector + "Crossing"
  3. Sector + Numeral
  4. "Point" + Sector
  5. Sector + "Sector" + Numeral

Elevated[edit | edit source]

  1. Sector + "Slopes"
  2. Sector + "Hills"
  3. Sector + "Peak"
  4. "The" + Sector + "Mountains"
  5. "Mountains of" + Sector
  6. "Mount" + Sector
  7. Sector + "Highlands"
  8. Sector + "Pass"
  9. Sector + "Hill"
  10. Sector + "View"
  11. Sector + "Reach"
  12. Sector + "Point"
  13. Sector + "'s Seat"
  14. Sector + "Hill" + Numeral
  15. Sector + "'s Lookout"

Low[edit | edit source]

  1. Sector + "Plains"
  2. "Plains of" + Sector
  3. Sector + "Dale"
  4. Sector + "Flats"
  5. Sector + "Lowlands"
  6. Sector + "Moor"
  7. Sector + "Valley"
  8. "The" + Sector + "Expanse"
  9. Sector + "Basin"
  10. "The Vale of" + Sector
  11. Sector + "Plateau"
  12. "Windswept Plains of" + Sector
  13. "The" + Sector + "Levels"
  14. Sector + "Flats" + Numeral
  15. Sector + "'s Last Stand"
  16. "Great Plains of" + Sector
  17. Sector + "'s Great Reaches"
  18. Sector + "Floodplain"

Trees[edit | edit source]

  1. Sector + "Woods"
  2. Sector + "Woodland"
  3. Sector + "Forest"
  4. "The" + Sector + "Ranges"
  5. "The" + Sector + "Praire"
  6. Sector + "Scrubland"
  7. Sector + "Thicket"
  8. Sector + "Grove"
  9. Sector + "Grasslands"
  10. Sector + "Heath"
  11. Sector + "'s Weald"
  12. "The" + Sector + "Pasture"

Lush Trees[edit | edit source]

  1. Sector + "Jungle"
  2. Sector + "Rainforest"
  3. "The" + Sector + "Wildlands"
  4. Sector + "Meadow"
  5. Sector + "'s Orchard"
  6. "The" + Sector + "Wildwood"
  7. Sector + "Glade"
  8. Sector + "'s Hunting Grounds"

Lush[edit | edit source]

  1. Sector + "Meadows"
  2. Sector + "Fields"
  3. Sector + "Clearing"
  4. Sector + "Grassland"
  5. Sector + "Gardens"
  6. "The" + Sector + "Everglades"
  7. Sector + "Heath"
  8. "Garden" + Numeral
  9. Sector + "Living Expanse"
  10. Sector + "'s Bounty"

Wet[edit | edit source]

  1. Sector + "Wetlands"
  2. Sector + "Swamp"
  3. Sector + "Marsh"
  4. Sector + "Bog"
  5. Sector + "Swamplands"
  6. Sector + "Fen"
  7. Sector + "Mire"
  8. "The" + Sector + "Morass"
  9. Sector + "'s Quagmire"

Cave[edit | edit source]

  1. Sector + "Tunnels"
  2. Sector + "Cave"
  3. Sector + "Caves"
  4. Sector + "Mines"
  5. Sector + "Crater"
  6. Sector + "Impact Site"
  7. Sector + "'s Lost Cavern"
  8. Sector + "Depths"
  9. Sector + "Deep"

Dead[edit | edit source]

  1. Sector + "Wastes"
  2. Sector + "Badlands"
  3. Sector + "Crater" + Numeral
  4. Sector + "Desert"
  5. "Lost Plains of" + Sector
  6. Sector + "Wasteland"
  7. Sector + "'s Graveyard"
  8. Sector + "Bonefield"
  9. Sector + "Sands"
  10. Sector + "'s Drift"
  11. Sector + "Dustbowl"
  12. Sector + "'s Wilds"

Buildings[edit | edit source]

  1. Sector + "Station"
  2. "Camp" + Sector
  3. "Point" + Sector
  4. Sector + "Outpost"
  5. Sector + "Enclave"
  6. Sector + "Post"
  7. Sector + "Encampment"
  8. Sector + "Platform"

Water[edit | edit source]

  1. Sector + "Ocean"
  2. Sector + "Sea"
  3. Sector + "Pool"
  4. Sector + "Depths"
  5. Sector + "Reef"
  6. Sector + "Sound"
  7. Sector + "Sea"
  8. "The Briny" + Sector
  9. "The" + Sector + "Fathoms"
  10. "Tidal Sector" + Numeral

Ice[edit | edit source]

  1. Sector + "Glacier"
  2. Sector + "Snowplain"
  3. "The" + Sector + "Drifts"
  4. "Ice Station" + Sector
  5. "Frozen Wastes of" + Sector
  6. Sector + "Ice Field"
  7. Sector + "Ice Sheet"
  8. "Blizzard Point" + Numeral
  9. Sector + "Ice Crust"
  10. "Frozen Plains of" + Numeral

Additional Information[edit | edit source]

  • The name generation is extracted from the NMS_UPDATE3_ENGLISH.MBIN (1.77) game file.
  • Waypoints can be detected using a starship's scanner. A detected Waypoint displays as an Unknown Building.
  • When one nears a Waypoint, typically a message will appear on the HUD with the message: "Waypoint Detected".
  • In Pre-release versions of the game, Waypoints were a larger structure called Beacons, and were suggested to be one's method of uploading all discoveries, instead of the discoveries menu found in the release version of the game. While Beacons remain in the present version of the game, they have since changed in functionality.