|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.
Vortex Cube is a trade item.
Summary[edit | edit source]
On "cluster" planets, they may be littered anywhere, including arrays of cubes above surface, clusters inside caves and tunnels, and small groups of cubes together around mountains and hills.
Warning[edit | edit source]
Taking one from a pedestal will immediately assign the player a level-three wanted level, attracting Sentinel attention. This will often be two drones and a Sentinel Quad which are deployed to chase the player down and secure the object. When picked up from the ground, Sentinels will only attack if they notice it happening.
Game description[edit | edit source]
Dense metal objects that, long ago, materialised within subterranean networks throughout the Galaxy.
Extremely rare, and of high value.
Crafting[edit | edit source]
Note: the following items/recipes using Vortex Cube are obsolete:
Atlas Rises[edit | edit source]
Additional information[edit | edit source]
- A historical search for clusters of Vortex Cubes can be found here.
The Vortex Planet Phenomenon[edit | edit source]
It seems that Vortex Cluster deposits are more common than first thought. According to Sean Murray, the planets are not a glitch and that they were built into the game. He also said that anyone who finds one of these planets will be extremely well off in the game.
If you find a cluster of Vortex Cubes on a planet, look for more. Most likely there will be more if you find at least three in close proximity.
Types of Vortex Planets[edit | edit source]
Type 1: Planet filled with Vortex Cubes, est. 100-1000 cubes
Type 2: Planet contains large clusters of Vortex Cubes; est. 40-250 cubes
Type 3: Planet surface littered with Vortex Cubes, est. 50-500 cubes
Type 4: Moon filled with Vortex Cubes, est. 500 to 2000 cubes
Type 5: Planet contains 10-20 small Vortex Cube groups scattered throughout the planet, est. 30-250
Vortex Cube Bugs[edit | edit source]
Bugs and Gameplay Errors With Vortex Deposits
The "Ghost Cube"
In certain Vortex Planets, a glitch will cause Vortex Cubes to reappear after being taken as a solid object that cannot be scanned or grabbed, and disappears when looked at.
Occasionally picking up the Vortex cube can give the player a "big ball" item.
Uses: Great for getting back out of large Vortex Caves, as it tells you if you are retracing your steps or not.
Release history[edit | edit source]
- Release - Added as a trade commodity.
- NEXT - It is no longer used for crafting, as the related technologies were made obsolete.
- Visions - Hidden changes: The information panel has an additional icon indicating its purpose.