No Man's Sky: How to Obtain the Mature Neural Stem Instantly

No Man's Sky: How to Obtain the Mature Neural Stem Instantly

There's an item you'll obtain in No Man's Sky called the Mature Neural Stem. Here's how to get one quickly.

The new Starbirth mission in No Man's Sky sends players on a wild goose chase across the universe. You're essentially building a new type of ship, and there are many different objectives to complete before you do. One involves an item called a Fragile Neural Stem, which you'll need to wait 21 hours for it to mature fully. There's a way to do this instantly, saving you a lot of time.

How to Mature the Fragile Neural Stem Instantly

To complete one of the objectives involved in the Starbirth mission you'll need to obtain a Mature Neural Stem. To do so you'll need to get a Fragile Neural Stem and wait for it to mature. This usually take 21 hours, but here's how to do it instantly.

  1. Save the game
  2. Quit out
  3. Change your system clock forward one day
  4. Go offline
  5. Load back in

Doing this immediately gave us the Mature Neural Stem. If you're having issues, leave a comment below and we can try to help you out.

A Mature Stem we got using this method | Jake Green/USG

What is the Mature Neural Stem For?

The Mature Neural Stem is described as follows:

This web of living tissue has grown its own metallic filaments, a mesh of silver and flesh. It crackles with its own electric charge, a network in need of its nodes.

Once you have obtained it, head into space. This will trigger the next step.

That's all you need to know about getting the Mature Neural Stem quickly in No Man's Sky. For more on the game be sure to check out our guide on finding Portals. There's also our look at getting a free freighter.

Jake Green

Senior Guides Writer

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.

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