How to Upgrade Your Exosuit in No Man’s Sky

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We've put together a quick guide on how to upgrade your Exosuit in No Man’s Sky. No Man's Sky was released in 2016 and has remained a popular game throughout the years. For new players who are wondering how to upgrade their Exosuit, here is how that can be done.

No Man's Sky is a procedural science fiction exploration and survival game that features atmospheric and scenic visuals throughout the gameplay. Players can explore different worlds and their ecosystems, discover new landmarks and territories while also fighting off space pirates and creatures.

Players' avatars wear Exosuits that have a variety of uses. Exosuits store items, offers protection from planetary hazards and come equipped with a jetpack. Exosuits can be bought for 10 salvaged data at the Anomaly.

How to Upgrade Your Exosuit in No Man’s Sky

After purchasing an Exosuit, players have the ability to upgrade them. Players can buy up to 35 upgrades for their Exosuits. Each of these upgrades takes up one item slot out of the 48. As each upgrade is roughly 10,000 to 350,000 units, a fully upgraded suit runs a total of 6,300,000 units.

There are multiple ways to find and upgrade a player's Exosuit in No Man's Sky. Most of these upgrades can only be found at Drop Pods. However, there is another way. We've detailed a few of these below:

1. Scanning

There are Drop Pods throughout the game. By building a Signal Booster and placing them near the Drop Pod locations, this can make upgrading easier and free. Inside the Drop Pod will be an Exosuit upgrade. However, Exosuit upgrades in Drop Pods are damaged and require repairs in order to equip. By finding the material needed, player's don't need to spend any units to obtain them.

2. Flyovers

Flying low and slow in the day over sparse planets can help spot Drop Pods where players can search for material in exchange for an upgrade. Drop Pods can be easy to miss, so flying slow and looking throughout unwooded areas can increase a player's chance of finding one.

3. Space Stations

Each Space Station has an Exosuit available for upgrade, but these can be difficult to find. There will be merchants on the side of the station who barter with Nanites. Find the one who deals armor blueprints and upgrades — directly behind him will be a large cylinder. This is where players can purchase an Exosuit upgrade.