No Man’s Sky has completely regenerated itself over the past few years. Initially, the game was a bit disappointing. With latency, bugs and glitches, the game is often left on the player’s shelf. As time went by, however, Hello Games has found new and innovative ways to not only fix some problems, but also provide us with new reasons to return to the star.
The most recent patch for the game even introduces a new way to interact with the environment. We can now have alien animal companions to help us explore the universe in ways we’ve never done before. Each animal friend will borrow their different skills to help you explore the galaxy and find new materials. If you’re having trouble figuring out how to manage your new strangers, we’ve got some tips!
Adopt and train animal companions
The first step in the whole process is finding a suitable animal friend for you. Explore planets and universe and check out all available animals. Each pet will bring something different to the table. For example, a predator will help you fight guards or other hostile creatures and find trouble ahead. On the contrary, more obedient creatures will help you find hidden items and harvest ingredients. Either way, you can ride these little cars whenever you need it, which is great.
You can train and domesticate any animal, including a predator. The only pets that you might have trouble getting to get are the flying ones. We’ve found a planet with giant flying bugs, but these people definitely don’t want to be fed. It is devastating to learn. So keep in mind that most, but not all aliens are willing to be pets.
Once you have found a perfect pet, you will need to chase it down and feed it. You can feed it by holding the Square button, which was made available prior to this update. After you feed the animal, you will notice it leap up for joy and it will provide you with a whole new menu. One of the important things to note is that initially, you will only be able to keep three pets. In total, you should be able to have six, but three of the slots will need to be unlocked using Nanites. And you’ll need multiple Nanites to unlock all six slots.
By adding it as a pet, you will be able to summon that animal whenever you want. You can summon your pet in the same way you can summon a ship or Exocraft. Press the D-pad down, then scroll aside until you see the presser print. This will give you a list of your pets to quickly summon and an option to enter the Pet Menu.
The Pet menu is one of the most useful resources in the entire process. Not only will it show every pet you have, but you will also see what your pets’ home planets are and what their personality looks like, and you will be able to rename them. You’ll need to navigate to this window a bit if you’re trying to hatch and transplant eggs, but we’ll explain more about that.
If you find that you no longer want one of your pets, you also have several options to remove it. The first, of course, is to give it up. Navigate your way to the Pet Menu and hover over the pet you want to remove. You will see an option to hold R3 to abandon the animal. However, there is one more way, perhaps a bit cruel. You can just kill it. While these alien animals are your pets, that doesn’t make them invincible. It’s a good way to get a few resources, but it’s also a bit cruel. The choice is up to you!
After you have a new pet, you will notice a few changes in the way you interact with it. You will be able to pat the animal, reward it (if you have the creature’s pellets or treats in your inventory), ride the beast, customize its appearance or create an egg. Raising its friendship level with you will increase the quality of the items the pet finds or the risks it will take in saving you. Having a good relationship with your pet is important to getting quality eggs. In addition, Customize Appearance allows you to add packages to pets and change the colors of the packages. Several creatures will help you harvest, so keeping a swarm of your pets is not a bad idea.
The option you really want to check out is Induce Egg. When you first receive your pet, the countdown starts at 24 hours. You will have to wait all day before your pet gives birth to its first babies. This part is a bit annoying but not impossible. You will just have to wait for the time to pass. After 24 hours, you should be able to harvest the first egg from your pet. But there’s one secret: The only way to make eggs is to go to the organism’s native climate.
That’s where the Pet Menu comes in. It’s easy to forget where you found a pet, especially if you travel through galaxies to find a particular pet. But you can see what kind of air the pets come in. You don’t need to find the exact Toxic planet for which you found a pet to make the egg – a random Toxic planet will work the same way for you. It’s not a perfect system for finding the planet you need, but it’s a good starting point to start looking.
Once you’ve stuffed the eggs, you’ll have two options. If you love your existing pet and don’t want to change it, you can wait and let this mean boy hatch. Then you will have another pet just like your dear one! However, you can also make changes and genetically modified before meeting your pet. Like selective breeding, using the Egg Sequencer will modify your egg and give you attributes you might want to see in your pet. To genetically alter your pets, you will need to do some things a little bit differently.
After you have the pet’s egg you want the most, head over to Space Anomaly. A new machine called Egg Sequencer has been added to Anomaly, alongside an appearance modifier. You will need to bring the eggs there to begin hooking.
This is where things get a little more complicated: You can add your eggs and start experimenting with different materials (Carbon, Oxygen, etc.) to get the changes you want, but stay tuned. to what the material actually inflicts on the egg. Once you’ve added the materials, it’s a simple game and sit back again. Egg Sequencer will take 24 hours to create your newest pet add-on. Make sure there is an extra space in your Pet Menu for your newest pet.
Note that each item will have different effects on eggs and offspring, so you may accidentally change too much about your creature. This can lead to scientific sadness, if you know what we mean. We’re not getting that far with pairing right now, but with a little bit of creative experimentation you can figure out what kind of bio-horrors you can create with the Egg Sequencer.
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