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No Man's Sky guide: How to get to distant locations faster

The fastest way to the other side of the planet is not a straight line

Sometimes, interesting destinations pop up that are on the other side of the planet. Since the planets in No Man's Sky are planet-sized, getting there often feels like a slog.

You can take a hint here from NASA. Point yourself at your goal and then head up to space. You won't lose the icon for your destination as you leave the atmosphere, and travel is much faster in space.

Just keep flying around the planet and then come down at your goal from above, cutting out all that annoying and slow air travel.

Would you like to know more?

No Man's Sky is a largely solitary experience, but you don't have to travel the universe alone.

This is just one small section of Polygon's No Man's Sky guide. Be sure to check out the rest, where you can learn all about your ship, your Multi-Tool and Companion Units and even get answers to some of the biggest questions about No Man's Sky. We also have a guide to No Man's Sky's resources that'll teach you the difference between Oxides and Silicates as we explain No Man's Sky's elements.

And if you're just looking for a quick reference guide to locations, like where you can save and trade — we've got you covered — too.