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No Man’s Sky Expedition 12: Omega Walkthrough & Milestone Guide

No Man's Sky Expedition 12: Omega challenges players to begin a journey tht has no real end as they seek to explore the infinite universe.

There are now a dozen Expeditions in No Man’s Sky for players to work through and complete together as a community and smaller team. Expedition 12: Omega is just as complex as those that have come before and will see players struggle with it.

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Expeditions are the best way to engage with No Man’s Sky. Even developer Hello Games has noticed that this is how the community prefers to play the title, which is why it overhauled the experience with the Omega Update. Once players are into Expedition 12: Omega, they’ll be on the journey of a lifetime, exploring the infinite universe with others in a quest to unlock the answers to mysteries that have barely been discovered.

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How to Start No Man’s Sky Expedition 12: Omega

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To start No Man’s Sky Expedition 12: Omega, players must launch the game and select the option to start a new save file. This will present them with all the available options for that new save file, including Expedition 12: Omega.

The Expedition will run for five weeks from February 15, so it should end on or around March 12, 2024. This is plenty of time for players to work through every single Milestone and Phase required to complete the Expedition, as well as the secondary community research that we’d expect will be complete by the time those five weeks are up.

How to Complete All Minestones and Phases in No Man’s Sky Expedition 12: Omega

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Below, we’ve outlined how to complete every Milestone in all five Phases of No Man’s Sky Expedition 12: Omega. While they don’t need to be completed in order where it makes sense, we’ve explained why players may want to complete them in a specific way.

No Man’s Sky Expedition 12: Omega Phase 1 Milestones

See below for every Milestone in Phase 1 of No Man’s Sky Expedition 12: Omege and how to complete them.

Milestone NameHow to CompleteRewardsTips for the Milestone
Escape VelocityLocate and board your starshipBanned Hazard Protection Upgrade, a Powerful Mining Beam Upgrade, a Pre-Packaged Teleport Receiver Unit, and Base Computer Plans.Follow the icon on-screen for the starship to locate it and get inside.
HomecomingEstablish your first base Hyperdrive Plans, 4 Bromide Salt, 450 Dust, and 150 Copper.Players need to use the Base Computer Plans from the above Milestone to establish a base.
ExobotanyDiscover six planetary floraA Powerful Scanning System Upgrade and a Powerful Life Support Upgrade. Scan every plant on every planet explored until a total of six have been discovered.
InterstellarLeave the initial system for the first timePowerful Pulse Engine Upgrade, a Powerful Movement System Upgrade, 5 Starship Launch Fuel, and Microprocessor Plans.Players must install the Hyperdrive in their starship and use it to warp from the starting system.
Anomaly’s HeartFind the Space AnomalyPre-Packages Efficient Thrusters Unit, Pre-Packed Simple Translator Unit, and 30 Salvaged Data. Players must follow the path in the Galaxy Map to locate the Space Anomaly. It helps to tag this as the current Milestone to get that icon to appear.
ScavengerRepair Multi-Tool DamageDecorative Base Parts Set, 300 Sodium, and 240 Nanites. Players must repair all systems in their Multi-Tool by finding and crafting the materials required to do so.
Rendezvous 1Reach the first Rendezvous Point1,200 Nanites, 3 Inventory Slots, 10 Warp Cells, and 300 Quicksilver. Players must locate the first Rendezvous Point by selecting this Milestone as the active objective and opening the Galaxy Map. By following the Expedition path, players can find the Rendezvous Point on a specific planet before scanning for its exact location once on the planet.
Research Project 1
Optional Milestone
Document the first Rendezvous PointCompanion Egg, 900 Quicksilver, and 3 Inventory Slots. Players must work together as a community to find the first Rendezvous Point and research the planet it’s located on.

No Man’s Sky Expedition 12: Omega Phase 2 Milestones

The table below contains every Milestone in Phase 2 of No Man’s Sky Expedition 12: Omega and how to complete them.

Milestone NameHow to CompleteRewardsTips for the Milestone
Atlas RisesAwaken the AtlasKnowledge of the Memory of Ocean, 2 Warp Hypercores, and Supreme Hyperdrive Upgrade. Follow the Milestone as the active objective to the nearest Atlas system and enter the Atlas Station. Inside, players will meet the Atlus.
Reality GrainsWitness a MemoryKnowledge of the Memory of Conquest, 16 Navigation Data, and a Powerful Starship Upgrade. Players must witness a memory by opening it in their inventory.
StardustMine from 55 AsteroidsWonder Projector Plans, Pre-Packaged Optical Drill Unit, and a Pre-Packaged Trade Rocket Unit. Players must shoot asteroids while in space close to a planet. Do this early to complete the Milestone before it becomes an issue.
ExpansionEstablish your first baseA Pre-Packaged Personal Refiner Unit, 32 Salvaged Data, and 12 Glass. Players need to grow their base and establish a new one in another world.
To InfinityEnter a black holeA Pre-Packaged Cloaking Device Unit, 555 Chromatic Metal, and 3 Repair Kits. Players need to find a system with a black hole using a Planetary Chart and then fly into the black hole.
MementoEstablish your first baseMinotaur Geobay and Minotaur Technology Blueprints. Players need to build a base in a new world.
Rendezvous 2Reach the second Rendezvous Point1,200 Nanites, 3 Multi-Tool Inventory Slots, 3 Warp Cells, and 300 Quicksilver. Players must locate the second Rendezvous Point by repeating the process used to find the first.
Research Project 2
Optional Milestone
Document the second Rendezvous PointChild of Helios Companion Egg, 900 Quicksilver, and 3 Inventory Slots. Players must work together as a community to find the second Rendezvous Point and research the planet it’s located on.

No Man’s Sky Expedition 12: Omega Phase 3 Milestones

We’ve highlighted every Milestone in Phase 3 of No Man’s Sky Expedition 12: Omega below, alongside details of how to complete them.

Milestone NameHow to CompleteRewardsTips for the Milestone
One Man’s TreasureRecover three buried itemsTicket to Freedom, 5 Navigational Data, and 16 Salvaged Data. Players must scan a planet’s surface until they find the buried treasure icon. Then, they need to dig that treasure up using the Terrain Manipulator beam.
Grand TourPhotograph three different environmentsNutrient Processor Plans and a Packet of Seeds. Players need to use photo mode to photograph three different biomes on planets around the universe. A planetary type can be seen by scanning a planet from space.
Life in All its FormsDiscover 12 creaturesHaz-Mat Gauntlet Plans, 460 Carbon, and a Supreme Scanning System Upgrade. Players need to scan creatures on every planet they land. If they do this early enough, all 12 will be discovered in no time.
Hot PursuitSmuggle 120,000 units worth of black market goods Craftable Component Plans and an Anomaly detector. Players need to take on black market smuggling runs from vendors in pirate systems until they rack up the required value.
Assembly RequiredResearch and manufacture Liquid ExplosiveA Supreme Movement System Upgrade and 5 Storm Crystals.Players need to research the Liquid Explosive plans in the Anomaly and then craft that resource.
UnboundedView the second memoryKnowledge of the Memory of Bones, 3 Memory Fragments, and a Carrier AI Fragment. Players must open the second memory from their inventory.
Rendezvous 3Reach the third Rendezvous Point1,200 Nanites, 3 Starship Inventory Slots, 3 Warp Cells, and 300 Quicksilver. Players must locate the third Rendezvous Point by repeating the process used to find the first.
Research Project 3
Optional Milestone
Document the third Rendezvous PointHungering Worm Companion Egg, 900 Quicksilver, and 3 Inventory Slots. Players must work together as a community to find the third Rendezvous Point and research the planet it’s located on.

No Man’s Sky Expedition 12: Omega Phase 4 Milestones

In this table, we’ve collected every Milestone in No Man’s Sky Expedition 12: Omega Phase 4 and how to complete them.

Milestone NameHow to CompleteRewardsTips for the Milestone
Relic HunterRecover one ancient artifactNautilon Advanced Equipment Blueprints, Nautilon Chamber, 2 Supreme Submarine Drive Upgrades, and a Marine Shelter. Players need to use the scanner to locate an ancient artifact on a planet, usually underwater, and recover it.
Fallen GiantsVisit the site of a sunken freighterEmergency Signal Scanner and 2 Powerful Underwater Oxygen Upgrades. Players need to get a Planetary Chart that shows them a crashed Freighter until they find a sunken one they can explore.
Radiant FlightCapture a Sentinel InterceptorForbidden Exosuit Module, a Forbidden Multi-Tool Module, 512 Atlantideum, and a Pre-Packaged Cadmium Drive Unit. Players need to battle waves of Sentinels until they destroy the last one. After that, they can locate the local beacon and scan for the location of a Sentinel Interceptor.
Boundary FailureEliminate 25 SentinelsA Sentinel Boundary Map, a Pre-Packaged Scatter Blaster Unie, and 2 Supreme Scatter Blaster Upgrades. Players need to land on a planet, start shooting Sentinels, and then kill waves until they hit 25 in total.
Palate CleanserLearn the Nutrient Procesor by baking biscuitsA Biological Sample, 2 Supreme Mining Beam Upgrades, and 20 Triple Burst Fireworks. Players must make some biscuits using the Nutrient Procesor.
Deep GlassView the third memoryKnowledge of the Memory of the Void, a Pre-Packaged Launch Uato-Charger Unit, and a Supreme Pulse Engine Upgrade. Players must open the third memory from their inventory.
Rendezvous 4Reach the fourth Rendezvous Point1,200 Nanites, 3 Multi-Tool Inventory Slots, 3 Warp Cells, and 300 Quicksilver. Players must locate the fourth Rendezvous Point by repeating the process used to find the first.
Research Project 4
Optional Milestone
Document the fourth Rendezvous PointSentinel Quad Companion Egg, 900 Quicksilver, and 3 Inventory Slots. Players must work together as a community to find the fourth Rendezvous Point and research the planet it’s located on.

No Man’s Sky Expedition 12: Omega Phase 5 Milestones

This section of the article details every Milestone in Phase 5 of No Man’s Sky Expedition 12: Omega and how to complete them.

Milestone NameHow to CompleteRewardsTips for the Milestone
The FallenContinue the ExpeditionSpecialized Warp Blueprints and 360 Emerill.Players must continue to play the Expedition as they have with every reset at every Memory.
AstrolinguisticsLearn 16 new words2 Convergence Cubes, 2 GekNip, and 2 Vy’keen Daggers. Players must use Knowledge Stones to earn alien words. Do this as often as possible to make the Milestone a breeze.
Blue ExpanseVisit a blue star systemPolo Figurine Plans and a Supreme Hyperdrive Upgrade. Players need to look for a blue star system in the Galaxy Map and use their advanced Hyper Drives to travel there.
XenophileDiscover 1 Exotic CreatureAssorted Glitches.Players need to seek out planets that only have one creature on them because this will be an Exotic Creature. Keep an eye out early on, and this will happen quickly.
CreationView the final memory512 Hexite.Players must open the last memory from their inventory.
EclipseAwaken the Atlas516 Living Slime, a Crystallised Heart, and a Pre-Packaged Minotaur AI Pilot Unit. Players need to return to an Atlas system and convene with it.
Rendezvous 5Reach the fifth and final Rendezvous Point1,200 Nanites, 3 Starship Inventory Slots, 3 Warp Cells, and 300 Quicksilver. Players must locate the fifth and final Rendezvous Point by repeating the process used to find the first.
Research Project 5
Optional Milestone
Document the fifth and final Rendezvous PointBiological Horror Companion Egg, 900 Quicksilver, and 3 Inventory Slots. Players must work together as a community to find the fifth and final Rendezvous Point and research the planet it’s located on.

What is the Story of No Man’s Sky Expedition 12: Omega?

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The story of No Man’s Sky Expedition 12: Omega is one that demonstrates what Hello Games has been trying to show since the game’s release. Players are characters who accomplish so much in a universe, but then they’re reborn without a memory in a new one and must carry on.

This Expedition, more than any of the others, shows the true story of No Man’s Sky. It’s what every character has been through and will go through in the future. However, it also demonstrates that the story of this game and its Expeditions is about the journey and who that is with above all else.


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