No Man’s Sky Expedition 8: Polestar Phase 5 is the final phase of the expedition and will have players will have to meet an entity in space and learn what happened to the fate of the crew of the missing freighter.
In this guide, we will have an in-depth guide about the fifth phase of Expedition 8: Polestar, and share some tips along the way.
No Man’s Sky Expedition 8: Polestar Tips
We’re starting off with some basic tips and helpful info that can make your expedition run a lot more smoother.
Some milestones in this phase can be completed in the earlier parts of the expedition.
We recommend to quickly do a scan of all the milestones in this expedition to get an idea what the tasks are so that you can make your journey a bit more efficient. Almost every milestone can be seen even at the very start of the expedition.
How to Complete No Man’s Sky Expedition 8: Polestar Phase 5
Phase 5’s milestones are mostly story-bound except for the two quote milestones that require you to scan fauna and expand your frigate fleet. These two milestones can be completed in the early part of the expedition.
Log 5: Horizons
For the final leg, you will have to make a few more jumps to the final marked star system in the galaxy. Once there, you can then talk to the freighter captain and read the final logs.
Log 5: Horizons rewards:
Salvaged Hyperdrive Upgrade
Orange paint freighter customisation
Continue following the distress signal down to the marked planet. Deploy your Nautilon Chamber and ride your Nautilon, or dive down towards the crashed freighter until you receive the milestone completion.
Rendezvous 5 rewards:
Salvaged Frigate Module
x2 Inventory Slot
Multi-Tool Expansion Slot
A Life Beneath the Sky
For this milestone, you will have to scan 25 different fauna living in planets. Any kind of fauna will count and all fauna scanned from the beginning of the expedition will count towards this milestone.
A Life Beneath the Sky rewards:
x25 Creature Pellets
Supreme Scanning System Upgrade
For this milestone, you will need to recruit more frigates to have a total of 8 frigates in your fleet. The Normandy and the Leviathan will count towards the goal if you have those two frigates. Otherwise, you can recruit more frigates by going in space and checking the spawning freighters as they are usually accompanied by frigates.
Ones that can be recruited will have a green unit icon on them. They will hail out a transmission once you are near enough, and you can respond to this through your starship’s communicator.
Depending on the class of these ships, the recruitment price can start approximately from 1 million units to 30 million units. You can recruit any class that your budget can allow as the milestone does not require a specific class.
Mission Control rewards:
Salvaged Fleet Fuel Unit
Salvaged Fleet Trade Unit
Salvaged Fleet Mining Unit
Deep Sleep Cruise
For this milestone, you need to craft the Homeworld Repeater from the Log 5 Horizons rewards and use it while flying in space. This item will require the following materials:
x1 Hydraulic Wiring
x2 Carbon Nanotubes
x60 Magnetised Ferrite
Once crafted, jump in your starship and fly out into space. Inside your inventory, select the Homeworld Repeater and choose the option to broadcast. Then, in any open direction, engage your pulse drive to start the scan. Once you receive an alert, turn off your pulse drive and you will encounter the huge construct in space.
Talk to the entity until you reach the end dialog to complete the milestone.
Deep Sleep Cruise rewards:
Singularity Engine plans
For the final milestone, you will need to craft the Singularity Engine and install it in your freighter. This item will require the following materials:
x1 Warp Hypercore
x1 Storm Crystal
x3 Crystal Sulphide
x120 Ionised Cobalt
Install it in your freighter’s technology slot or any of its open slots, and then talk to the freighter captain to initiate the jump through a wormhole. Once you are out of the wormhole, you’ll then find yourself in another portion of the galaxy.
Chromatic Warp Shielding plans
Temporal Warp Computer plans
Salvaged Hyperdrive Upgrade
Expedition 8: Polestar Phase 5 Completion Rewards
Once you’ve completed all milestones for this phase, you can claim this reward from the Phase 5 badge in the Expedition page. You can also already claim it in your other save files even before completing the expedition.
Title: “The Seeker”
Polestar Expedition Decal plans
Polestar Expedition Banner
Expedition 8: Polestar Reward
After completing all five phases, check the main Expedition 8 badge to get the companion egg. It will appear on your inventory and you can hatch it if you have a free slot in your companion list.
Child of Helios Companion Egg
All the phase rewards and the final reward can be claimed on a different save file on the same game account as soon as they become available.