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No Man’s Sky Faction Reputation | How to improve your relationship with all races

There are tons of different things for players to do in No Man’s Sky, like explore, collect items, and build reputations with different Factions. When players improve their relationship with different races, they are able to access new blueprints, learn Faction-specific dialogue, and receive aid from a Faction if they come under attack by pirates. All of these things are obviously quite desirable, so here is how to improve your No Man’s Sky Faction Reputation.

No Man’s Sky Faction Reputation | How to improve your relationship with all races

No Man’s Sky Faction Reputation

There are a couple of different ways to improve your Faction reputation that are specific to each Race—more on that in a moment. However, there are also some general guidelines that will help you improve your relationship with Factions that are important to know. There are six main ways that players can improve their No Man’s Sky Faction reputation, but these vary based on the Faction. Here are some general ways to improve your relationship with all races:

  • Collecting Research Specimens
  • Completing missions from the Faction specific Mission Board
  • Completing problems at Waypoints
  • Killing Pirates in Faction territory
  • Offering race specific gifts to Faction members
  • Rescuing a Freighter (Star Ship) from Pirates

All of these things will help players improve relations with any race. However, there are also a few things the will decrease player relations with Factions that you’ll want want to avoid. Again, these will vary slightly based on the Faction, but they are a good starting point:

  • Attacking Faction Trader ships
  • Attacking Faction Space Stations
  • Attacking Faction Freighters
  • Failing when trying to complete problems at Waypoints
  • Refusing to accept gifts

No Man’s Sky Faction Reputation | How many races are there?

No Man’s Sky Faction Reputation

The first step to knowing how to improve your Faction reputation in No Man’s Sky is to get to know the different races. There are currently three main races in the game, each having a different origin and strengths. The three main Factions are Gek, Korvax, and Vy’keen. Let’s take a deeper look at each one and see how to increase your No Man’s Sky Faction reputation with each one.

Gek

The Gek race are from Balaron, a water-based system, and thus have an amphibian appearance. They are traders by nature, and most early encounters with them will require players to hand over some Units. They are a rather crass group of people, and will often have a pragmatic response when engaging with them in dialogue. Players are able to gain reputation with the Gek Faction by having successful dialogues, helping out distressed Geks, and reporting crimes. Ranking up in reputation with the Gek race will earn players new dialogue options, shield recharges, healing, repair requests, and Carbon. Three of the most notable Geks include Polo, a researcher; Overseer, a construction specialist; and Farmer, a farming specialist.

Korvax

The Korvax race is an intellectual, mechanical Faction with members that are always seeking to know more abut themselves and the world around them. Players are able to gain reputation with the Korvax Faction by helping them out with their various research needs. Ranking up in reputation with the Korvax race will earn players new dialogue, shield recharges, healing abilities, repair requests, and Carbon. Two of the most notable members of the Korvax Faction are Nada, a researcher Priest and Scientist, a technology specialist.

Vy’keen

The Vy’keen are warriors with a strict code of honor. They have a strong military base, and are considered to be one of the strongest forces in the universe. Offending a Vy’keen in conversation could lead to violence, so you’ll need to be careful what you say around them. Players are able to gain reputation with the Vy’keen Faction by having successful dialogues with them, encouraging distressed Vy’keen, accepting a blessing from the Priest, and reporting military-related crimes. Ranking up in reputation with the Vy’keen race will earn players the ability to trade and interact, new dialogue, Units, repair requests, and new interaction options. There are four notable members of the Vy’keen Faction: Hirk the Great, an ancient war leader, Nal, the rival of Hirk, Armourer, a weapons specialist, and Technician, an exocraft specialist.