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There’s a No Man’s Sky item duplication glitch

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No Man’s Sky is out – and it’s proving to be, as expected, pretty divisive. Some love the mathematically-driven intergalactic exploration, others hate all the mining, collecting and survival that makes up much of the core experience.

Because the game’s so resource-driven – and much of those resources are pretty time-intensive to collect – there are people who’d prefer to accumulate those resources without all that much effort. In real life, we call people who do that sort of thing thieves, con-men or tenderpreneurs. In the vast expanses of No Man’s Sky’s space? Who knows, but people are doing it.

There exists an item duplication glitch that does what it says on the tin – lets you duplicate items instead of working for them. In my opinion, this sort of thing robs players of the experience, but seeing as No Man’s Sky is essentially a single player game, anyone who’d abuse this glitch is only ruining it for themselves.

That said, it’s a pretty simple glitch to execute. Here’s how, though if you wish to keep your game untainted I urge you to look away.

Step 1:


Collect and fill your spaceship inventory with whatever you wish to duplicate

Step 2:

Save the game at a space station

Step 3:

Fly out and get yourself killed

Step 4:


After respawning, ensure the game’s given you a grave marker

Step 5:

Load up the earlier of the two saves you’ve got

Step 6:


Step 7


Step 8


Find your grave marker, which allows you to collect items. So you’ll your inventory back plus access to the grave, effectively doubling your stash. You’ll need to make sure you’ve got space in your spaceship’s inventory too.

Once again, the only person you’ll be screwing over is you, robbing yourself of the joys of doing it all properly.

Last Updated: August 11, 2016


  1. Alien Emperor Trevor

    August 11, 2016 at 14:08

    Because collecting space Elfroot is fun!


    • Ghost In The Rift

      August 11, 2016 at 14:49

      + Shards *fixed it*


    • RinceThis

      August 11, 2016 at 15:09

      You shut up, shardboy!


  2. Dane

    August 11, 2016 at 14:38

    Wild Missingo appeared!


  3. Pieter Kruger

    August 11, 2016 at 14:40

    But but…..if you take the resource gathering away in NMS what’s left to do really?LOL!


    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      August 11, 2016 at 18:11

      End-game – defending the game from any criticism. 😉


  4. Ghost In The Rift

    August 11, 2016 at 14:52

    hmm cheating on a game that can never be completed, i see no harm, once the sun dies out and you are still alive by some miricale( I know you sold your soul for immortality) its not like your gonna regret duplicating some extra zinc lol


    • b1nd3r

      August 11, 2016 at 17:46

      Fuck the zinc duplicate those hyperdrives XD


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