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How to Land on a Derelict Freighter in No Man’s Sky

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How to Land on a Derelict Freighter in No Man’s Sky

A guide on how you land on Derelict Freighters in No Man’s Sky.

Landing in No Man’s Sky is, for the most part, one of the easiest mechanics in the game. With that said, there are different types of landings; the way you land on a planet isn’t the same as landing on the Anomaly. Then there are freighters, which also have different versions on their own, such as a Derelict Freighter. If you see a Derelict Freighter floating about, by all means check it out. Here’s how to land on a Derelict Freighter in No Man’s Sky.

How to Land on a Derelict Freighter in No Man’s Sky

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Derelict Freighters can cause quite the confusion amongst No Man’s Sky players. The issue typically stems from how similar Derelict Freighters are to Wrecked Freighters in space. To know the difference, Derelict Freighters are mostly intact.

If what you found fits the bill, here’s how you land on a Derelict Freighter:

  1. Fly your ship to the top of the freighter.

    What you’re looking for are red lights, which are positioned at the back of the ship.

  2. As you near the ship, slow your speed.

    You’ll notice that the back has multiple landing pads similar to those at outposts.

  3. Choose a landing pad and land like you normally would at an outpost or your own base.

How to Find a Derelict Freighter

Haven’t seen a Derelict Freighter in No Man’s Sky yet? They’re rare on their own, but No Man’s Sky does present multiple ways of encountering one. But if you do manage to find one, you could potentially walk away with a few thousand more Nanite Clusters along with a few million Units.

Outside of finding a Derelict Freighter via pulsing:

  • Discover one with an Anomaly Detector (low chance)
  • Use an Emergency Broadcast Receiver (guaranteed chance)

Using an Emergency Broadcast Receiver is by far the best way to find a Derelict Freighter. You can purchase one from Scraper Dealers or collect one for free from Iteration: Helios on the Anomaly. Should you wish to pick one up for free, you have to purchase the first one from a Scrap Dealer first. Also, Iteration: Helios only hands out one for free once per week.

And that’s everything you need to know on how to land on a Derelict Freight in No Man’s Sky. To learn more, dive deep right into Twinfinite’s No Man’s Sky wiki. On the other hand, if you’re having trouble with NMS crashing, we covered that, too.

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