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Turns out there’s a much faster way to get around in No Man’ Sky

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A better way to get around in No Man's Sky

For a game all about jumping between star systems and moving at the speed of light, No Man’s Sky can really feel slow at times. It’s no more apparent than when you’re making your way across a planet surface on foot. Your intrepid explorer moves at a snail’s pace, and the (obnoxiously mapped) sprint button does little to alleviate that. Too bad that jetpack on your back can’t help things along right?

Well, wrong apparently, as some equally frustrated players on Reddit have found a way to combine that very same jetpack and the melee attack (yeah, there’s one of those too apparently) into a solution to slow exploration. If you manage to time it right, you can propel yourself forward by tapping on R1 to melee, and quickly hitting X to jetpack straight after. If you get it right, you’ll shoot forward – and be allowed to continue doing so as long as you keep the rhythm going.

Here’s a handy little example of what this should look like in action, courtesy of the same Reddit thread.

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I’ve tried it myself just now and it certainly does speed up exploration (even if it is a little tricky to get the timing right). It makes getting back to your ship after a binge of resource hunting a cake walk now, rather than the slow burn of watching a counter tick down as you look for any possible shortcut on your way back. Which is even more dire if your suit is currently freezing over thanks to the massive blizzard that just rolled in.

I’m still making my way through No Man’s Sky’s enormous galaxy as I piece together my review. We should have a lot more finite thoughts on it next week.

Last Updated: August 12, 2016


  1. So all that time I spent learning to copter isn’t wasted after all.


    • Deceased

      August 15, 2016 at 11:21

      were you perhaps trying to impress a chick?

      The lonely island – google that with the phrase “impress a chick” if you don’t understand my comment 😀


  2. Skoobaz

    August 12, 2016 at 11:47

    Is everyone out there playing this and that’s why only Trev n I commented?


    • miaau

      August 12, 2016 at 11:57

      or people took the week off and are relaxing in the mountains, the veldt or the seaside, right?


      • Skoobaz

        August 12, 2016 at 14:20



    • Ottokie

      August 12, 2016 at 11:57

      lol no, the Friday debate topic usually takes an hour or two before people are done there and move on 😛


  3. Skoobaz

    August 12, 2016 at 11:48

    I have been bitten by the bug and want. Cmon PayDay!!!


    • konfab

      August 12, 2016 at 12:00

      I anticipated this likely event and mitigated it by pre-ordering.


      • Skoobaz

        September 9, 2016 at 11:27

        Payday went n is gone. I didn’t jump on this bandwagon and looks like this ting turned into a cluster F. How’s your experience with this game?


        • konfab

          September 9, 2016 at 12:01

          I am happy with it.

          Nice game to chill out on.


  4. Ottokie

    August 12, 2016 at 11:59

    Apart from this “strafe juming” I have seen people use a very easy glitch to make unstackable resources stack on each other for max profit over time.


  5. Admiral Chief - Check

    August 12, 2016 at 12:30



  6. Kromas GG

    August 12, 2016 at 13:53

    Konami Code gives you a land speeder. Try it 😛


  7. Railgun

    August 12, 2016 at 18:09

    Damn, I need to master this, stat.


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