A No Man’s Sky player finds a quick and effective method of making money in the game, which revolves around duplicating items through a save glitch and selling them on.
No Man’s Sky was finally released this week, and now players are starting to unravel some of the mysteries of its universe. Already, one explorer has figured out a way to make an unlimited amount of money.
The method comes from YouTube user Dela, and the only things that the player needs to have to use it are some items to sell, and access to a trading post. First, it’s important to make sure that as many expensive items as possible are equipped to the exosuit’s inventory slots.
Next, travel to an Outpost — it’s possible to pull off the trick at a normal save point, but being near an Outpost really speeds up the process of selling duplicated items. Save the game, then attack one of the nearby Sentinel enemies and wait until it has its revenge.
Once the player character dies, they’ll respawn in the same location, with their “grave” containing the items they dropped laying just in front of them. However, it’s not time to retrieve this bounty just yet.
Instead, players should access the save/load menu and reload the previous same. It’s imperative that the previous save is selected rather than the current save, as the items won’t duplicate otherwise.
After the save has been loaded, players will find that the items are once again present in their exosuit inventory. However, their “grave” will also be sitting in the spot that they succumbed to Sentinels, meaning that they can pick it up and gain a duplicate of each one of those items.
At this point, it’s time to head inside the Outpost and access its Galactic Trade Terminal. There, players can sell one of each of the duplicated items to make a profit — while still remaining one instance of each, meaning that they are free to repeat the method as often as they like.
This exploit can produce an infinite amount of cash with little effort, offering a significant shortcut for No Man’s Sky players. As a result, it seems likely that the Hello Games team will make a fix sooner rather than later.
However, for the time being, this is a great opportunity for players to get a head start, as long as they don’t mind bending the rules a little bit. A bit of extra money to spend could help speed up the process of finding the secret at the center of the game’s galaxy.
No Man’s Sky is available now for PlayStation 4, with a PC release set to follow on August 12, 2016.