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How to Upgrade All Exocraft

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Scott Peers

This page details how to upgrade all Exocraft in No Man’s Sky, including the Roamer, Nomad, Pilgrim, Colossus, Minotaur, and Nautilon. We’ll cover where to find all upgrade blueprints for each Exocraft, and all upgrade modules from technology merchants on space stations.

Where to Find Exocraft Blueprint Upgrades

As with blueprints for the Exosuit, Starship, and Multi-Tool, you’ll find all the blueprints with upgrades for each Exocraft on the Space Anomaly. The NPC you’re looking for is Iteration: Perses. Here you’ll find blueprints organised for each type of Exocraft, with those for the Nautilon on the left branch of the blueprint tree, those for the Minotaur on the right, and those for the Roamer, Nomad, Pilgrim, and Colossus in the centre. You’ll also find all four hazard protection units on the left side, which increase resistances to extreme heat, cold, toxic, and radioactive environments while inside an Exocraft. The table below lists all available blueprints, with a brief description of their use.

(1 of 2) You should place upgrades of a similar type next to each other in the Exocraft inventory. A coloured border around upgrades of a similar type indicates additional stat boosts.

You should place upgrades of a similar type next to each other in the Exocraft inventory. A coloured border around upgrades of a similar type indicates additional stat boosts. (left), You can find technology blueprints for each of the Exocraft on board the Space anomaly. (right)

Where to Find Exocraft Upgrade Modules

The upgrade modules for all Exocraft can be purchased with Nanites from technology merchants on space stations. Most of the upgrades are for the Roamer, Nomad, Pilgrim, and Colossus Exocraft, with some specific upgrades reserved for the Minotaur and Nautilon equivalents. Potential improvements to the specified use / effect will improve based on the tier of the module upgrade (from C - S tier for most modules). As with other technologies, you can only use three modules of the same type for most Exocraft. You should aim for B, A, and S tier modules of each type, and place them together in Exocraft inventory for additional boosts to stats.

Icon Upgrade Module Type Use / Effect
NMSLaunchThrusterC.png NMSLaunchThrusterB.png NMSLaunchThrusterA.png NMSLaunchThrusterS.png NMSLaunchThrusterSuspicious.png Exocraft Engine Module (C, B, A, S tier) Exocraft Engine Upgrade Potential improvements to fuel efficiency and top speed for most Exocraft (excludes Minotaur and Nautilon)
NMSLaunchThrusterC.png NMSLaunchThrusterB.png NMSLaunchThrusterA.png NMSLaunchThrusterS.png NMSLaunchThrusterSuspicious.png Exocraft Boost Module (C, B, A, S tier) Exocraft Boost Upgrade Potential improvements to boost tank capacity and boost power for most Exocraft
NMSPhaseBeamC.png NMSPhaseBeamB.png NMSPhaseBeamA.png NMSPhaseBeamS.png NMSPhaseBeamSuspicious.png Exocraft Laser Module (C, B, A, S tier) Exocraft Weapon Upgrade Potential improvements to mining power and fuel efficiency for the mining laser
NMSPhotonCannonC.png NMSPhotonCannonB.png NMSPhotonCannonA.png NMSPhotonCannonS.png NMSPhotonCannonSuspicious.png Exocraft Cannon Module (C, B, A, S tier) Exocraft Weapon Upgrade Potential improvements to damage output, fire rate, and fuel efficiency for the cannon
NMSLaunchThrusterC.png NMSLaunchThrusterB.png NMSLaunchThrusterA.png NMSLaunchThrusterS.png NMSLaunchThrusterSuspicious.png Humboldt Drive Module (C, B, A, S tier) Submarine Drive Upgrade Potential improvements to acceleration, fuel efficiency and top speed for the Humboldt Drive
NMSPhotonCannonC.png NMSPhotonCannonB.png NMSPhotonCannonA.png NMSPhotonCannonS.png NMSPhotonCannonSuspicious.png Nautilon Cannon Module (C, B, A, S tier) Nautilon Cannon Upgrade Potential improvements to damage and fire rate for the Nautilon cannon
NMSLaunchThrusterB.png NMSLaunchThrusterA.png NMSLaunchThrusterS.png NMSLaunchThrusterSuspicious.png Minotaur Engine Module (B, A, S tier) Minotaur Engine Upgrade Potential improvements to fuel efficiency, jetpack and boost tanks for the Minotaur jetpack
NMSPhaseBeamB.png NMSPhaseBeamA.png NMSPhaseBeamS.png NMSPhaseBeamSuspicious.png Minotaur Laser Module (B, A, S tier) Minotaur Weapon Upgrade Potential improvements to mining power and heat dispersion for the Minotaur mining laser
NMSPhotonCannonB.png NMSPhotonCannonA.png NMSPhotonCannonS.png NMSPhotonCannonSuspicious.png Minotaur Cannon Module (B, A, S tier) Minotaur Weapon Upgrade Potential improvements to damage output, fire rate and heat dispersion for the Minotaur cannon

(1 of 2) Youll find upgrade modules for each Exocraft from technology merchants at space stations.

Youll find upgrade modules for each Exocraft from technology merchants at space stations. (left), Youll need Hydrothermal Fuel Cells to power the Humboldt Drive for the Nautilon. (right)

Exocraft Inventory Slots

Exocraft Inventory Slots Overview

There are currently no ways to increase the storage slots for any Exocraft, and each Exocraft has a fixed number of storage slots available to it, all assigned to the “General” inventory type. You should keep this in mind when considering which Exocraft you want to use for gathering, exploring, or fighting.

Icon Exocraft Inventory Slots
NMSRoamer.png Roamer 28
NMSNomad.png Nomad 16
NMSPilgrim.png Pilgrim 16
NMSColossus.png Colossus 42
NMSMinotaur.png Minotaur 28
NMSNautilon.png Nautilon 28

How to Customize Exocraft Appearance

There are generally six options to customize Exocraft appearance for each of the land vehicles: paintwork, cockpit / bonnet / cabin, left tanks, right tanks, engine housing and rocket unit. The same number of options exist for the Nautilon, but with its own submarine equivalents. Unfortunately, you can only adjust the paint colours for the Minotaur. Aside from the paintwork, the other customization options allow you to add decals on top of the paint. You can adjust the appearance by interacting with the Exocraft Modification terminal, which can be found on every geobay where the Exocraft is initially stored.

(1 of 2) You can apply up to two layers of paint for most Exocraft.

You can apply up to two layers of paint for most Exocraft. (left), There are up to 6 options to add decals for all Exocraft except the Minotaur. (right)

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