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No Man’s Sky: How to Get Atlas Pass V1, V2 and V3


If you are like me, you spent hours exploring and getting everything discovered on your first planet, then repeated the thing on the next two-three planets as well. Maybe you’ve come across a Space Station, maybe you’ve learned a bunch of alien words… but you still haven’t got a clue on how to get the Atlass Pass V1 that’s required to open all those tasty looking crates out there or the doors that will remain forever locked. And I am here to help, because there’s no need for frustration in No Man’s Sky.

Therefore, without further ado, let’s find out below how to get the Atlass Pass V1 in No Man’s Sky, as well as its siblings, the Atlas Pass V2 and V3. It’s not going to be super easy, but it’s totally worth it!

First of all, let’s find out what these passes do and why you need them!

Atlas Pass V1: you can use it to open two things: random storage containers you find on planets and extremely useful Space Station doors, which will almost always have some sort of upgrade for your exosuit or/and multitool.

Atlas Pass V2: this pass opens the locked doors on Colonial Outposts or Factories, as well as more advanced storage containers. The rewards vary, from extremely useful items to story-related findings.

Atlas Pass V3: there are more advanced doors inside Space Stations that you can open with this pass, but for now I have no idea what can be found inside.

Now let’s see how to get each of these extremely useful passes in the game!

How to get the Atlas Pass V1 in No Man’s Sky

In order to get this one, you will have to follow the main story of the game (by choosing to follow the Atlas Path early on in the game from the Red Orb near your ship) and eventually, while following the path to the center of the galaxy, you will find your first Space Anomaly. There, you will find a Space Station where you will meet an alien that will give you the recipe for the Atlas Pass V1. That’s all you have to do, but in some cases it might take a long while if you don’t follow the main story line. My advice? Follow it until you find the Atlas Pass V1 because your life will be a lot easier once you do!

How to get the Atlas Pass v2 Atlas Pass v3 in No Man’s Sky

Things are a bit more random, apparently, when it comes to getting these two types of passes. They are not given for following the story and there are various opinions on what one has to do to get them, from randomly receiving the recipe from exploring the universe to completing the game by getting to the center of the universe.

It also appears that luck might not really be a factor and you can find them, especially the Atlas Pass V2, in Operations Centers that are scattered on planets everywhere. Apparently, you have to visit several of them before getting the chance for an Atlas Pass V2. Then, you will have to visit several more in order to get your V3 – but you won’t get them unless you already have the V1 pass unlocked!

So this would be it on how to get them. If you managed to find the V2 or V3 passes using a different method, please share that info with us in the comment section below!

1 Comment

  • Sinbad
    Posted August 27, 2016 at 4:45 pm

    Still looking. Coming to a command center near you.

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