With the introduction of Solar Ships in NMS, there’s a lot more depth to the criminal lifestyle in this game. No Man’s Sky has brought in an entirely new faction for players to mess around with. With new stations and planetary bases dotted about, there are lots of interesting things to find.
The new update has a lot of depth to it, but there are a few things that seem unclear to some players. One thing we see a lot of interest for is how smuggling works. There’s not much to it really, it’s just hauling goods at the end of the day. It’s just a matter of picking the right stuff and moving it to be sold. You need to know what items to buy and move, and this guide will explain that.
How to smuggle goods in No Man’s Sky
This new faction respects money above all else. You can make money by doing missions for them, or by smuggling. If you’re deciding to help them smuggle, the process is pretty simple. You really just need to move goods from a system the pirates do control, to one that they don’t. Here’s what to do.
Before you can smuggle anything, you need to get your hands on it. You just need some creds on hand to buy anything from them, so go get that if you don’t have it. Once you have the cash, it’s time to pick an item. You want to look for something that’s marked as “illegal at nearly all galactic trade terminals” in its item description. This means it’s unique the Outlaw systems, and can only be bought there. The process of smuggling means taking these illicit goods to another non-pirate system, and selling them.
With smuggled goods in hand, you need to warp your way over to a new system to sell. There’s no need to pick any specific system, just head to somewhere the Outlaws aren’t active in to drop the goods. The one thing to watch out for is the Sentinels, as these NPCs will try to take your ship out if they see illegal goods on board.