How To Find & Seize New Planetary Settlements In NMS

Suraj Nai
5 Min Read

It’s not just you, many players out there are on the hunt to find the best Planetary Settlement in No Man’s Sky. For those who are newcomers, Settlements are one of the POI where you can seize authority and become their Overseer. Doing so will allow you to construct new buildings and take other important decisions. Moreover, settlements can also help you farm some materials and can be a good source of income. However, let us tell you, finding and managing one is not that easy. But if you are up for the challenge, then so are we. With that said, let’s see how you can find the best Planetary Settlement in the game.

Where Can I Find the Best Planetary Settlements in No Man’s Sky

How To Find New Planetary Settlements In NMS (Best Ones To Seize)
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In No Man’s Sky, to find new Planetary Settlements you’ll need a 1x Settlement Chart. This chart can help you locate the nearest settlement on your planet for your to seize. For a better understanding, scroll down for an in-detailed steps walkthrough.

  1. First, go ahead and buy a Settlement Chart from a Cartographer located on any Space Station. Simply interact with the merchant and select the option to Exchange specific charts. And then simply buy the chart you are looking for in return for some Navigation Data. If you don’t have this item on you then you can always buy some from Galactic Trade Terminals.
  2. Next, head to a planet where you want to have your settlement. However, make sure it isn’t an Uncharted system or an Abandoned system. After, stepping out of the ship we suggest you build a Save Beacon that’ll help you reload your save.
  3. Once done, go into your inventory and use the chart from the Exosuit tab. Doing so will scan the planet for nearby settlements. If you don’t find one near you or if you don’t like the one you found, then simply reload the save and scan again. Keep scanning until you find the best Planetary Settlements in No Man’s Sky.

    Where Can I Find the Best Planetary Settlements in No Man's Sky
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  4. After you’ve successfully located one, head near it and interact with the Settlement Hub Interface located in the middle of the settlement. Doing so will allow you to apply to seize control and become their Overseer.
  5. Simply look at the description of the Settlement and check its features to know its quality. And if that’s the one you are looking for then pay the asked price and you’ll be good to go.

And that’s how you find new Planetary Settlements in the game. If you are still not sure about which is the best settlement to go with, then we’ve got you covered.

Things to Keep in Mind for Best Settlement in NMS

If you are looking for the best Planetary Settlement to farm building materials like Wood, Metal, or Stone then look at their following race. In other words, for Wood search for Gek, for Metal look for Korvax, & Stone find a Vy’keen settlement. Also note that, while searching for the best one do take a look at the features in the settlement description. We recommend you focus on low Population, good Productivity rate, & low Maintenance cost. You don’t have to be worried about their mood. Also, note that you can only manage one settlement at a time.

That covers all about how you can find the best new Planetary Settlements in No Man’s Sky easily. If you are running low on in-game currency, then check out the best ways to make money. Also, take a look at the steps to get a Freighter for free.

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