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How To Make Units (Money) Fast In No Man’s Sky

How To Make Units (Money) Fast In No Man's Sky
The currency in No Man’s Sky, called Units, is a vital part of the experience as it lets you buy new ships, expand your inventory space and purchase goods from the Galactic Market. This How To Make Units (Money) Fast In No Man’s Sky will teach you a great trick to earning loads of cash really fast, making the more expensive purchases little more than a short time farming.

You don’t really need anything special to be able to make money fast in No Man’s Sky, but it does help if you have some available inventory space. Be sure to check out our guide on how to increase inventory space for more information.

How To Make Units (Money) Fast In No Man’s Sky

Certain planets that you visit in No Man’s Sky have a single, rare and valuable resource. They come in a variety of shapes and sizes but typically they all sell for approximately 25,000 Units each. One of the planets I found had the rare resource Gravitino Balls, that I could find and sell for 27,500 Units each. In the space of 20 minutes I’d found 5-6 places to increase my inventory and made 500,000 Units profit.

The only challenging aspect is locating the planet. As I said previously there are a number of special resources this works with, not just Gravitino Balls. Some planets have poisonous mushroom sacks you can shoot for an item, others have small pyramid shape items you can collect. This method works for all. So just make sure when you find your first planet with these resources available, milk it!

It’s a simple process. Land in an area, use your scan whilst on foot and look out for the green ! icon. These are the rare items. They spawn pretty much everywhere and can respawn in areas close to your search. Try to do most of your exploring on foot, if you see Sentinels take them out for more materials.

How To Make Units (Money) Fast In No Man's Sky

The more inventory slots you have available, the more effective this method becomes. When it comes to selling you’re items you can either head up to a space station, which is long and really makes the process a pain, or sell the goods on the planet you’re farming on. As you fly around make sure to look for any settlement that has a landing pad. If they have a landing pad there is almost always a Galactic Market terminal inside.

I’ll update with screenshots of other resources when I come across them again.

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