With the Frontiers update out now players can now claim settlements of their own in No Man’s Sky. But before you can do that, you will need to find one. In this No Man’s Sky guide, we are going to go over how you can find settlements in the game.
Finding Settlements In No Man’s Sky
As everything in the game is procedurally generated including planets, stars and creatures there is no exact way of finding a settlement. You will just need to explore and you will happen to come by settlements as you visit different worlds.
If you are looking for a guaranteed way of finding one then you can follow The Settlers quest in the Log. This can be found at the bottom of the list of main objectives. Furthermore, you can buy a settlement chart or map from the cartographer in The Anomaly or at any space station. You can then use the chart in order to get a navigation point for a settlement. Then all you have to do is follow and find the settlement at the end.
How To Find A Settlement On Your Homeworld
If you are interested in finding a settlement on your homeworld then the process is similar. You can get a settlement map from the cartographer in The Anomaly or at any space station. Then head over to your homeworld. You can head over to your base if you have one, otherwise, you can just land wherever you want.
Once you are back on your homeworld, we recommend saving the same in case the settlement map fails. These are expensive to buy and that is why we recommend saving so that you have a save file to fall back to in case the map fails. Once you use the map you should be able to find a settlement on your homeworld.
This is how you can find a settlement in No Man’s Sky. To learn more about the game check out our guide on how you can find Derelict Freighters. For more guides on the game check out our No Man’s Sky guides hub.