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Relic Trader

Paul McNally

As we continue with our look at the space encounters you might come across while in Pulse flight in No Man’s Sky, here we look at the rare encounter that is the Relic Trader.

While you may get hailed by other space traders during flights, the Alien Relic Trader is a much rarer encounter, so you should seize on the opportunity should you happen across them.

If you want the goods, you better hope you have the right resources to barter with.

What is the Alien Relic Trader in No Man’s Sky

While pulsing around in inhabited systems you will get a call from a Deep Space trader and should you choose to drop out of Pulse and engage in trader (by going to your communicator and making a connection) you will then be greeted by the relic trader who will attempt to bargain with you for a mysterious space relic from another race,

You will get four options to trade, three of which will involved a trade of resources, which you may or may not possess, or you can purchase the relic for a large number of units.

Definitely pick it up however if you get the chance as it might be a good while before you happen upon them again.

Can you attack the Relic Trader in NMS?

You cannot. Stop being anti-social. Their ship will only appear once you have started the communication, and from then on in you are into the conversation system. When you leave the Relic Trader will have disappeared as quickly as they arrived on the scene.


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  • Publisher
    Hello Games
  • Platforms,
    PC, PS4, PS5, Switch, XB One, XB X|S
  • Guide Release
    27 April 2022
  • Last Updated
    11 January 2023
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