No Man’s Sky Living Ship update has arrived, and with it a weird new way to travel the galaxy: inside your own living spaceship. These procedural and biological spaceships are striking to watch and are an exciting addition to your fleet of spaceships.
But how do you get a living ship in No Man’s Sky? There are a number of steps to acquiring an organic spaceship, and there may be a certain wait depending on your level of activity in No Man’s Sky lately.
You will have to start with shopping. Get into your spaceship, fly into space, and summon the space anomaly (press X to bring up your quick menu, press the left arrow twice, then press F to select).
Fly to the Anomaly and visit Synthesis Companion Quicksilver – he’s the bulbous-eyed type in a gazebo just beyond the landing pad before stepping onto the ramp.
From the Quicksilver Synthesis Companion, you can purchase a Void Egg, which you’ll need to get a living ship, but only if you have 3,200 Quicksilver.
The cost of Quicksilver will be the issue for players who haven’t been active in No Man’s Sky for a while. You earn Quicksilver by completing Community Research Missions, and most of those are Daily Missions that only net you 250 Quicksilver at a time – and there’s only one mission per day, you don’t therefore cannot grind them all in one session. There are special events and weekend missions that can result in higher Quicksilver earnings, but it can still take you a long time to earn the 3200 Quicksilver you will need to purchase a Void Egg.
To begin the Community Research missions, you will need to visit the Nexus, the large cube just to the left of the Quicksilver Synthesis Companion. These missions can be dangerous and time consuming, and it is best to complete them with the help of friends or strangers, unless you are playing in creative mode, which will protect you from evil and give you endless resources ( although even still, completing missions solo can be time consuming as they are meant to be group efforts).
Melody of the Egg
Once you’ve successfully earned enough Quicksilver to purchase a Void Egg from Synthesis Companion Quicksilver, keep it in your inventory, fly through space, and warp to a different star system. After a few twists, you will receive a message on your communicator, initiating a mission called Melody of the Egg.
There are twelve different transmissions to collect, which will appear in random order after a random number of warps. Each transmission will contain a number and a glyph (you should write them down), and once you have gathered the twelve, enter the glyphs into a portal in the order of the specified messages, and the portal will take you to a planet where you I will receive yet another message. This will direct you to an abandoned building somewhere in the solar system. There you will receive a message “Watch us in the stars”.
When you return to space, fly at pulse speed and eventually you will spot an anomaly. Ditch the Pulse Speed and you’ll meet an alien piloting a living ship, which will launch the Starbirth mission. The Void Egg will start producing coordinates of the star system that you can track and give you clues as to which planets you need to visit in the systems it leads you to. You’ll need to collect and craft a number of new items as the Eggs direct you, which can eventually be used to repair a crashed and damaged living ship. Once you complete the Starbirth mission, you will have your own unique living ship in No Man’s Sky.