No Man’s Sky Trophy Roadmap
- Estimated trophy difficulty: 2/10 [Version 1.00, trophy requirements are harder in patched version]
- Approximate amount of time to platinum: 20-30 hours [Version 1.00 of the game. Takes longer with patched version]
- Offline trophies: 23 (6, 8, 8, 1)
- Number of missable trophies: 0 (“The Sentinel” and “The Diamond Age” are semi-missable)
- Glitched trophies: 0
- Does difficulty affect trophies?: No difficulty settings available.
IMPORTANT PATCH INFO: The No Man’s Sky platinum is easiest and quickest with version 1.00 of the game. The trophy requirements have changed with patch 1.03 (more specifically: you need to survive under extreme conditions instead of any conditions. And you must scan ALL creatures on planets rather than 60 random creatures of any kind). In this guide patch 1.00 specific trophies are highlighted in green, patch 1.03+ blue. Everything else applies to all versions of the game. To play without the patch you must disable the internet connection (works only with physical copies, digital copies download the patch automatically). Go to the PS4 Settings > Network > Uncheck “Connect to the Internet”. You’re gonna have to stay offline, otherwise it downloads the patch automatically. A good alternative is to do everything except for “Galapagos” and “The Sentinel” on the patched version. Then uninstall the game, delete your save game and disconnect from the internet. Reinstall the game and it will be version 1.00. Now you can quickly mop up these two trophies.
Note #2: There are two semi-missable trophies: Having 2,000,000 money at the same time (The Diamond Age) and surviving 32 Sols (The Sentinel). You have to save up all your money, don’t spend it. And when you die your progress towards the 32 sols will reset.
Step 1: Warp a lot + talk to Aliens in Space Stations + Collect Money (without spending any) + Learn 150 words + Survive 32 Sols
I worked on these 5 things first because they can easily be combined. Simply warp from Atlas Station to Atlas Station. Always pick up the Atlas Stone, then sell it. You must have 2 million money at the same time, don’t spend it! In addition to the Atlas Stones you also find “word bubbles” in the Atlas Stations. You will get 10 new words or so per Atlas Station (must learn 150 words total). Check the space station of every solar system for aliens (you need to complete a conversation with 40 aliens). During your space travels you will automatically warp a lot. Build new warp cells by collecting the resources from the left wing of space stations. You will learn how to build warp cells very early in the game. Atlas Stations are locked at first, but will automatically unlock as you progress through the galaxy. Do your best ot stay alive for the gold trophy “The Sentinel”.
For infinite money and warp cells see this guide: https://www.powerpyx.com/no-mans-sky-duplication-exploit-glitch-unlimited-money-infinite-warp-cells-patch-1-03/
Step 2: Destroy 80 Starships
I did this by attacking cargo ships in space to raise my wanted level. Then 4 starships will spawn that are very easy to defeat. Attacking merchants at space stations doesn’t count. You can, however, attack a space station or atlas station directly and you will get swarmed by enemies. This is a more dangerous method and will almost always get you killed, so only do it after getting the “The Sentinel” trophy!
Step 3: Scan Creatures with Analysis Visor + Walk 100,000 Steps.
Use the Analysis Visor to discover animals / creatures on planets for the “Galapagos” trophy. When you land on a planet it tells you how much life there is on it (bottom left corner). On some planets life is very rare. Walking 100,000 Steps is something you will do automatically over the course of the game. But you might be missing a couple thousand at this point. If you still need to survive for a few sols you can run around a planet and combine the two.
No Man’s Sky Trophy Guide
|Total Perspective Vortex
|Unlock all other trophies to earn platinum (DLC trophies not needed).|
|A Scanner Darkly
Attain ‘Naturalist’ status in Uploaded Discoveries
|Patch 1.00: Discovered 1 Creature.
Patch 1.03+: Discovered all creatures on one planet.
See “Galapagos” trophy for more details.
|The Stars, Like Dust
Attain ‘Trailblazer’ status in Space Exploration
|Warped 3 Times. See “A Space Odyssey” trophy for more details.|
Attain ‘Entrepreneur’ status in Most Units Accrued
|Have 250,000 Units (money) at the same time. This is NOT cumulative. You must have 250k in your inventory at the same time. See “The Diamond Age” trophy for more details.|
Attain ‘Confused’ status in Words Collected
|Learned 10 words. See “Citizen of the Galaxy” trophy for more details.|
Attain ‘Known’ status in Alien Colonist Encounters
|Met 2 Aliens. See “What Mad Universe” trophy for more details.|
|Use of Weapons
Attain ‘Novice’ status in Ships Destroyed
|Destroyed 1 Starship. See “The Forever War” for more details.|
|The Star Beast
Attain ‘Archivist’ status in Uploaded Discoveries
|Patch 1.00: Discovered 30 Creatures.
Patch 1.03+: Discovered all creatures on 7 planets.
See “Galapagos” trophy for more details.
|The Longest Voyage
Attain ‘Pioneer’ status in Space Exploration
|Warped 30 times. See “A Space Odyssey” trophy for more details.|
|The Space Merchants
Attain ‘Trader’ status in Most Units Accrued
|Have 1,000,000 Units (money) at the same time. This is NOT cumulative. You must have one million in your inventory at the same time. See “The Diamond Age” for money-making strategies.|
|The Languages of Pao
Attain ‘Interpreter’ status in Words Collected
|Learned 50 Words. See “Citizen of the Galaxy” trophy for more details.|
|Who Goes There?
Attain ‘Diplomat’ status in Alien Colonist Encounters
|Met 20 Aliens. See “What Mad Universe” trophy for more details.|
|Pattern for Conquest
Attain ‘Notorious’ status in Ships Destroyed
|Destroyed 50 Starship. See “The Forever War” trophy for more details.|
|Stranger in a Strange Land
Attain ‘Robust’ status in Longest Lifespan
|Survived 20.0 Sols without dying. See “The Sentinel” trophy for more details.|
|Symphony For A Lost Traveler
Attain ‘Nomad’ status in On-foot Exploration
|Walked 50,000 steps (roughly 50,000 meters / 31 miles). This should come naturally during your planet exploration. Alternatively, run up and down any space station to get this quickly. This counts your total combined steps. You can check your progress at any time in the journey statistics.|
Attain ‘Encyclopedia’ status in Uploaded Discoveries
|Patch 1.00: Discovered 60 Creatures. To make it count as a “discovery” you have to scan them with the Analysis Visor upgrade of your Multi-Tool. The Analysis Visor is unlocked automatically on the first planet where your game begins. Once it has been crafted you can press L2 to scan animals/creatures on planets. Flora does not count for this, only creatures. You can check your progress at any time in the journey statistics.
Patch 1.03+: The requirements have changed. You must now discover ALL the creatures on 10 planets for this gold trophy. This is best done on small moons. They have less ground to cover and generally fewer creature type on them. Use the Analysis Visor to scan every creature you find. It would be far easier to uninstall the patch for this and start a new game with version 1.00 (beware, only works with physical disc… digital copy will download patch automatically). When you find a planet/moon where life is non-existent you can upload the discovery anyway and it counts towards this journey milestone.
|A Space Odyssey
Attain ‘Discoverer’ status in Space Exploration
|Warped 60 times. At the start of the game you must acquire the Hyperdrive (first solar system where you start). Once you’ve built it you can use Warp Cells to fast travel from one solar system to the next. Do this a total of 60 times. In the beginning, the game will guide you through it and teach you how to warp. Later you have to build (or find) the Warp Cells by yourself.
Here’s a guide on how to get Warp Cells quickly: Fast Hyperdrive Warp Cells
There’s also an exploit avaiable for infinite warp cells (works with patch 1.03): Unlimited Warp Cells Exploit
|The Diamond Age
Attain ‘Magnate’ status in Most Units Accrued
| Have 2,000,000 Units (money) at the same time. This is NOT cumulative. You must have two million in your inventory at the same time. You can check your progress at any time in the journey statistics. Here are the best ways to make money:
There’s also a duplication exploit that gives you millions of units in just a few minutes (works with patch 1.03). Check it out here: Fast Infinite Money Exploit
|Citizen of the Galaxy
Attain ‘Babelfish’ status in Words Collected
|Learned 150 Words. You can check your progress at any time in the journey statistics.
There are several ways to learn new Alien words:
The first two methods are by far the quickest.
|What Mad Universe
Attain ‘Ambassador’ status in Alien Colonist Encounters
|Met 40 Aliens. You can check your progress at any time in the journey statistics. Aliens are usually found on the right wing of space stations. Not every space station has an Alien in it. I found them much more frequently the closer I got to the center of the galaxy. You must interact with them and complete their multiple-choice dialogue to make it count.
You can also find them on planets (usually at outposts / facilities). This is very random, though. The most efficient method is to warp from one space station to the next, check if there’s an Alien in it, talk to them, then travel to the next station.
(Note: Traders that arrive in space stations do not count).
There’s an exploit avaiable for infinite warp cells (works with patch 1.03): Unlimited Warp Cells Exploit
|The Forever War
Attain ‘Legend’ status in Ships Destroyed
|Destroyed 80 Starship. You can check your progress at any time in the journey statistics.
There are several methods to engage combat with starships:
The best ways to farm are methods #1 & #2. If you have a lower level ship go attack cargo ships. If you have a fully upgraded ship you can try your luck attacking space stations.
(Note: attacking traders arriving / leaving space stations does not count).
Attain ‘Everlasting’ status in Longest Lifespan
|Patch 1.00: Survived 32.0 Sols without dying. When you die your progress towards this trophy will reset. 1 sol is 15 minutes real time. 32 sols is 8 hours real time. Time only counts when you are on the surface of a planet. When you are in space it will not count! The best method is to land your spaceship in a safe place and stay in it. You will have to recharge the life support from time to time. I recommend the “Life Support Module” upgrades that extend the time of your life support. An upgraded life support can last well over an hour without a recharge. The default one lasts only a few minutes.
Patch 1.03+: Survived 32.0 Sols under EXTREME conditions. Patch 1.03 introduced new planet types with extreme weather conditions (burning hot, acid rain, freezing cold, life threatening storms etc.). You must survive on these types of planets. The time a sol lasts has also been adjusted with the patch. It now varies between planets. A sol equals an in-game day (roughly 15 minutes). On some planets time goes by quicker. This is much harder than the 1.00 requirements because you need to recharge your hazard protection all the time. Standing inside a building does no longer count, you have to be outside for it to count as “Extreme”. Run around one of these planets for hours and you’ll unlock the trophy. It’s best to upgrade your hazard protection first so it will last longer.
When you play safely you will get this trophy naturally as you explore new planets. You do not have to stay on the same planet for this.
(Note: if you die it will still show only your last milestone in the journey overview. This can make it a bit tricky to track your new time. If you die, make a note of your total “Sols survived” from the statistics. Otherwise there’s no way to keep track of it).
|Have Spacesuit – Will Travel
Attain ‘Adventurer’ status in On-foot Exploration
|Walked 100,000 steps (roughly 100,000 meters / 61 miles). This should come naturally during your planet exploration. Alternatively, run up and down any space station to get this quickly. This counts your total combined steps. You can check your progress at any time in the journey statistics.|