|How to Travel Long Distances Using Black Holes|
This guide will explain how to travel extremely long distances in No Man's Sky using black holes.
Curently there are TWO (2) tools available for long-distance navigation. You can use CUSTOM WAYPOINTS
to travel from point to point on the Galactic Map to manage your journey, or you can use the "STAR NAV" tool
to travel between points on the Galactic Map (or even both!). BOTH methods take advantage of the black hole database.
|Start Here ----->||Galactic Map Navigation Summary|
The Star Nav Tool can be found at:
The Distance and Route Calculator:
|(REMINDER: Black hole Exit points are different between PS4 and PC/XB1)|
|PART ONE:||What You Need||Why||Notes|
|1||A starship with at least 2000 LY hyperdrive range||Based on experience and testing, anything in the 2000 or greater range will make for efficient jumps.||The theoretical max jump capacity of a starship is 3000 LY|
|2||All 16 glyphs||You need Portals in order to visit targets in advance and then mark them on the Galactic Map||https://nomanssky.gamepedia.com/Glyph|
|3||A (small) base near a Portal||You will be visiting your Portal on a regular basis in order to set the next hop towards your|
The base can be as big or small as you'd like. Set down a teleporter so that you can get back to
it easily. Place your base at least 100 units away from the Portal if you want other players to see it.
|Making the Trip||For purposes of explanation, the procedure will reference the sample route included|
|with this guide (Geknip Gang Hub to Galactic Hub - New Lennon)|
|BEFORE YOU BEGIN:|
1. The length of your journey is influenced from where you start. If you believe that your jump
total provided by the DARC is excessive, consider trying a different starting location, such as
|another base, system, quadrant, etc., and try the route again using those coordinates.|
You can save even more time by adding your player bases to the Black Hole database and using
|your bases as a potential starting point.|
2. If one of the "hops" in your Route says "Same region" or "Adjacent region", that means that the
black hole you are looking for is very close by - most likely right next to where you exited, and
therefore you should not have to set that next black hole as a Custom Waypoint in order to find it.
If you search your local area or nearby Region [denoted in brackets] you should be able to find it.
|However, when in doubt or if you have trouble finding it, feel free to set the next hop as a|
|STEP 1:||Target the First Black Hole|
1. Looking at the sample route, the first black hole is 1 jump away from your starting position.
|CLICK HERE to see sample route in full size|
Make note of the Glyph Coordinates that are displayed on the route. Take the glyphs pointing to
the first black hole (in this case Odsara) and enter the glyphs into your Portal and travel to the
2. Once you travel through the Portal, your destination (in this case Odsara) will appear in your
|PC: On the Discoveries list, left-click on the desired system (in this example Ahossus) to|
|set the system as your Custom Waypoint|
PS4: Hit the Options button and choose Discoveries from the menu, find your targeted system
|on the list and press "X" to set the system as your Custom Waypoint|
XBox: Hit the Menu button and choose Discoveries from the menu, find your targeted system
|on the list and press "A" to set the system as your Custom Waypoint|
|STEP 2:||Warp to Your Target|
1. Now that your targeted system is marked as a Custom Waypoint, go back through the Portal and
enter your starship. Open the Galactic Map while you are in space, and choose "Custom Waypoint"
as your desired objective, and the guidelines will show you the way toward your target. If your
|starship hyperdrive jump capacity is longer than the guidelines, simply line up the|
last two points (star systems) on the guideline and continue in the general direction. That will
|maximize your jump capability and still send you in the correct direction.|
2. Continue warping until you reach your targeted black hole system. Go through the black hole.
|3. You are now at the "exit" system of the black hole. Fly to the space station and visit the|
|space station's teleporter. You're leaving for a moment but you're coming right back.|
|4. Teleport back to your Portal. You are going to set the next black hole as your target.|
(In the example, this is "Tatlefarn"). [For this example, see the comment above on "SAME REGION"]
5. Use the glyphs associated with that waypoint and use your Portal to travel to those coordinates.
|6. Starting from the ***DISCOVERY STEP*** above, repeat the process to designate a new|
|7. Teleport back to the "exit" system that you were in to resume your trip|
|8. Warp to your new target (as described above)|
Exit the Black Hole Chain and Warp
1. Once you have exited your last black hole, repeat the process to Portal to your final target's
|to Your Desired Target||coordinates|
|2. Set your final target destination as your last Custom Waypoint, and warp there|
|3. Enjoy having made your long journey at only a fraction of the original hyperjump total !!|