Galaxy Map

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The Galaxy Map of the Heleus Cluster.

The Galaxy Map is a map of the Heleus Cluster and is accessible aboard the Tempest on the Bridge.

Overview[edit | edit source]

The Galaxy Map is used to travel to star systems, planets, and other points of interest in space. There are three views available: cluster view, system view, and planetary view.

To access the Galaxy Map, head to the Bridge on the Tempest and interact with the Galaxy Map terminal.

Cluster view[edit | edit source]

The galaxy map opens in cluster view and displays all known systems. The progression of exploration of the cluster is displayed at the top of the map.

  • Unvisited systems are tagged with the new item icon New Item Icon.png.
  • Key systems have a grey label bar that is always shown with exploration progression and the name of the key planet/space station.
  • Active missions and key locations are displayed.
  • The currently tracked mission is shown in orange text with a tracked mission icon Tracked Objective Map Icon.png.
  • The location of the Tempest is marked with Tempest Map Icon.png.
  • System name, the progression of exploration, and any missions are displayed when hovering over the system.
  • A route from the Tempest's current location to another highlighted system will be displayed when hovering over the system.
  • A system with an explorable planet or station or with an active mission objectives will pulse.

System view[edit | edit source]

The name of the system and the progression of exploration appear at the top of the map. Key planets in the system are labeled and display active missions. The name of the currently tracked mission will be shown in orange. Hovering over other objects in the system (planets or anomalies) will display the object's name.

Anomaly Detection[edit | edit source]

Activating the scanner allows the detection of anomalies in the system. If an anomaly is detected during scanning, a planet or object will flash Anomaly Scan Icon 2.png "Anomaly Detected" . There will be an amber colored arrow added to the scanner crosshairs pointing in the general direction of the location of the anomaly. Move the scanner crosshairs in that general direction to search for the anomaly, and when the anomaly is found, Anomaly Scan Icon.png "Anomaly Located" will flash green on the screen. For a complete list of anomalies that give rewards, see Tempest Scanning Rewards.

Orbit view[edit | edit source]

When in orbit around a planet, landing zones and scanned anomalies will be denoted with either Planetary Point of Interest Icon.png or Planetary Point of Interest Icon 2.png.

Planetary Point of Interest Icon 2.png will require rotating the planet and will change into Planetary Point of Interest Icon.png when an item can be interacted with.

Explorable planets will also display any minerals available and list active missions taking place on or related to the planet.

Anomaly Detection[edit | edit source]

Detecting an anomaly in planetary view is similar to detecting one in system view. Activate the scanner and follow the arrow around the planet until the anomaly is found. The object may be on the planet or in orbit around it. For a complete list of anomalies that give rewards, see Tempest Scanning Rewards.

List of star systems[edit | edit source]

The following star systems and planets/points of interest can be accessed in the heleus cluster:

Star system availability[edit | edit source]

Not all star systems can be accessed right away. When the galaxy map first becomes available, after the Tempest departs the Nexus, only four systems are initially available. As game progression continues, additional star systems are made available.

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • If all planets in a system have been visited but the system shows a progression of less than 100%, there may be unscanned anomalies in the system or on a planet.