How to find a frozen world in No Man’s Sky

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The No Man’s Sky universe is dotted with a variety of planets, from lush green worlds full of life to toxic, where only local wildlife can survive. In this article, we’ll look at how you can find your own frozen world – an ice ball floating too far from its sun.

How to find frozen worlds

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All systems have the same chance of keeping the world frozen. You will almost certainly find one when you travel to a new system, unless there is a star so hot that it has burned every planet and moon within reach. Frozen worlds will always be farther from their stars, but they are increasingly common in habitable zones. This is because they are usually lush worlds that go through the ice age.

Once you enter the system, you can check the frozen world of the system. If a system and planets have been discovered, the appropriate descriptor should appear in the Discoveries menu. If not, then you will have to search each planet to identify the frozen ones.

What are frozen worlds?

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Frozen worlds most often resemble lush worlds. The only difference is that in the frozen world there is currently an ice age. The surface of these planets and moons is covered with ice and snow, and every time more storms pass, more rain falls. However, there is still a lot of life, but it is adapted to the new environment. You will find growing trees and some grass, although there will be more dead trees than live ones. You will see these worlds as blue or white spheres with several colored dots from trees from space.

You will need thermal protection to land on these worlds. Any storm that breaks through will quickly release it, so try to wander too far from your ship or any hiding place. If you are in an extremely frozen world, your protection against danger will run out three times faster.

All the descriptors of the planet of the frozen world

Frozen worlds are found under all of the following descriptors. If you see any of them while scanning the world, it’s part of a frozen biome.

  • Icy
  • Frozen
  • Frostbound
  • Frozen
  • Glacial
  • Freezing
  • Arctic
  • Hiemal
  • Subzero
  • Cold

Why should you find frozen worlds?

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Frozen worlds are not what you would usually look for at home. Due to the dangerous environment, they are less than ideal for the base and there is usually not much life on them. However, they can be useful for several reasons. As part of the first No Man’s Sky Expedition, Pioneers was one of the milestones in landing on a frozen world. This is likely to reappear in the future, so it’s good to know what to look for so you can quickly complete future milestones.

Frozen worlds include Frost Crystal, Dioxite and Radon. The resources you will need in your time with No Man’s Sky for many reasons. If you have a goal in mind that requires one of these resources, and you see a frozen world on your travels, land and give them some time. You never know when you’ll need them.

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