Navigators achievement in No Man's Sky


Build an Exocraft

3 guidesOnline/OfflineSingle PlayerCooperative

How to unlock the Navigators achievement

  • StoneAgeMachineStoneAgeMachine441,970
    04 Aug 2018 04 Aug 2018 10 Aug 2018
    27 2 1
    This achievement can be obtained from the base building questline. During the tutorial, you are tasked with starting a base on another planet that will be marked for you with coordinates. Build the base computer and blueprint analyzer. Research the cylindrical room using salvaged technology and construct the room. After building the room, the base building questline will kick off and you should be on your way. I go into detail on the questline in the spoiler.

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    CRZYBOT367So many achievements I have been getting haven't been logging on here. Is there something I'm doing wrong?
    Posted by CRZYBOT367 on 14 Oct 20 at 16:08
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  • LeChatTricoteLeChatTricote120,629
    06 Aug 2018 06 Aug 2018
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    Following the base building quest line is one long way to unlock this achievement. I had an hard time to find the ingredients to craft the circuit board and didn't find any trader selling it.

    But i just found out that the base computer will give blueprint for a small rover, if one doesn't forget the base computer archives quest in the log. Each time you return to base, select the quest in the log and "talk" to the base computer. Often, if it give you something new to build, you have to build it or else the quest won't progress. Then there will be a timer of about one and an half hour for unlocking the next part.

    The small rover unlock toward the end, at 82% decryption of the archive.
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    TheIcemanComethMine also unlocked at the 82% mark
    Posted by TheIcemanCometh on 22 Aug 18 at 11:17
    SubtleEel4The most recent patch seems to have fixed the problem of not being able to start this quest.
    Posted by SubtleEel4 on 22 Aug 18 at 15:01
    SashamorningThis is driving me crazy. It doesn't seem to have anything except the basic screenshot/upload/delete options.

    Never mind. Apparently the quest was hidden while I was far away from my base.
    Posted by Sashamorning on 04 Jul 20 at 23:50
  • Dampish10Dampish10106,563
    08 Dec 2020 08 Dec 2020 08 Dec 2020
    2 0 0
    I recently found this video (Just got this achievement today and ran into this). This Saves So Much Time!

    NEW Fast Way (4 Salvaged parts & The Space Anomaly Needed ONLY):
    Once you start the game follow the main story (Alone Amidst the Stars)

    - Make sure to get at least 4 Salvaged Parts at some point (the video at the end shows you how to get them)

    Eventually (about 1 - 3 hours) into the story you will be asked to "search for clues about Artemis",
    follow the cords and search for him,
    leave the planet,
    open communication cn_down and talk to the alien,
    A Massive metal "circle" will come out of warp speed in front of you ( this is what you want! )

    Go up the far left stairs, and once you reach a "hallway", go to the left and look for the "middle" terminal. Once you access it press cn_RB till you find the "Rover"/Exocraft

    Get the materials and build it!

    Follow the videos for a more visual explanation):

    Builder Quest (Explained in other guides above this one)
    The slow way is to follow the "builder quest" which is explained in the other guides. This is easily the LONGEST route:
    You have to build multiple terminals,
    get way more resources,
    find "X" item (One of which is annoying to find),
    hire people for your base
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