No Man's Sky: How to Get an Emeril Drive

No Man's Sky: How to Get an Emeril Drive

You'll need an Emeril Drive to reach green star systems in No Man's Sky. Here's how to get one..

There are a few different types of star system in No Man's Sky. You'll need different ship technologies to reach each one, and you'll definitely want to visit each. An Emeril Drive is required if you wish to visit green systems, which is where you'll find Emeril. Here's how to get an Emeril Drive, and what materials you'll need to craft one.

How to Get an Emeril Drive

To get an Emeril Drive in No Man's Sky you'll need to head to The Anomaly. To do so, head into space and press down on the d-pad. Select 'Summon Anomaly' and fly inside. There is a vendor in the room behind the one that houses Nada and Polo that will sell you ship upgrades in exchange for Nanites. Purchase the Emeril Drive blueprint here for 300 Nanites.

Crafting the Emeril Drive

To craft the Emeril Drive you will need the following:

  1. Cadmium (250)
  2. Wiring Loom (4)

To get Cadmium, you will need the Cadmium Drive. We have more info on how to get one in this guide. Once you have one, head to a red system and mine Cadmium there. You can purchase Wiring Looms from Space Stations. Once you have all of the materials, craft the Emeril Drive. You can now reach green systems.

Picking up an Emeril Drive | Jake Green/USG

Using the Emeril Drive to Get Emeril

Once you have the Emeril Drive you can warp to a green star system and start mining Emeril. Open your Galactic Map and warp to a green star. Scan nearby planets and you'll find Emeril.

That's how to get an Emeril Drive in No Man's Sky. For more on the game be sure to check out our breakdown of how to find portals. We've also got a full walkthrough for the new Starbirth mission, which will get you your very own living ship.

Jake Green

Guides Editor

Jake is a former freelance writer who now heads up guides for USG. He spends his days dreaming of an X-Files dating-sim and will play literally any game with monkeys in it. He has an unhealthy obsession with Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, and would pretty much trade a kidney for Skate 4 at this point.

In other news

Swery's Next Game, The Good Life, Set For Summer 2021

There's something mysterious afoot next summer.

Telltale's Sam & Max Save the World Is Getting a Remaster From Its Original Devs

Another Telltale adventure property makes a comeback.

Nightdive's Blade Runner: Enhanced Edition Won't Be Coming in 2020 After All

Updating Westwood's 1997 classic is a bit harder than expected without the source code.

Double Fine's LucasArts Remasters Are All Coming to Game Pass Soon

The Grim Fandango, Full Throttle, and Day of the Tentacle remasters will all arrive on Xbox in a few weeks.

You may also like

Cyberpunk 2077 Review: Death by a Thousand Cyber-Cuts

Even if you get beyond the bugs, it's just not worth it.

Stardew Valley Just Got Beaches, Fish Tanks, Swimming Ducks, and a Whole Lot More

Nearly five years on, Eric "ConcernedApe" Barone just pushed what he says is Stardew's "biggest update yet."

Alien: Isolation Is Free on Epic and Just As Good as It Was in 2014

Get the motion tracker and don't go in the vents.