If you’ve been trying to find Antimatter in order to power your hyperdrive Warp Cells in No Man’s Sky, you’ve come to the right place. One of the main goals of No Man’s Sky is to explore planets and new star systems. To do that, however, you’re going to need to have some serious juice in the tank. We’ve already taught you how to get the hyperdrive, but now it’s time for us to take things a little further and teach you how to get one of the most important ingredients needed to keep your ship fueled and ready for warp jumps. That ingredient is Antimatter.
Purchasing or Finding Antimatter
Like so many of the upgrade items found in No Man’s Sky, your specific path to the Antimatter blueprint might vary a little bit. Since each player is thrust into a random part of the galaxy, some planets you visit might be more hostile than others.For some players, finding the blueprint for this precious resource might call for a bit of violence against the galaxy’s robotic protectors. Never fear though, there are ways to deal with the Sentinels if they give you too much trouble.
The easiest way to obtain Antimatter is to head to a Space Station and purchase it from the Galactic Trade Terminal. This is the most expensive way, and while it might work for a while, it isn’t a long-term solution to your wallet. Trade Terminals also aren’t guaranteed to have the item you’re looking for, so you could possibly stop at several Space Stations without ever finding any of it for sale.
You can also locate Antimatter on various planet surfaces. This route takes more time, and is leaving your future up to the RNG of No Man’s Sky, but it is an option.
The most viable option available to pilots in No Man’s Sky is to locate the Antimatter blueprint and craft it yourself. This takes a little time, but overall it is worth the hassle to cut down on cost and grinding later down the road.
After you have obtained your first piece of Antimatter, go ahead and jump to the next star system. Upon arrival you will receive coordinates to a Manufacturing Facility on one of the nearby planets. Travel to the facility and break down the Reinforced Steel Door to get inside. The easiest way to destroy doors is to shoot it with your Boltcaster and hit it with Grenades.
Once inside the facility you will need to interact with the terminal in the middle of the room. This will give you a short puzzle to solve, where you will have to figure out how to bring the facility back online, and shut the alarms off. If you succeed you will be granted the Antimatter blueprint, which can be used to craft Antimatter.
Stay tuned to Prima Games for more on No Man's Sky in the coming weeks!