EVERSPACE 2 – Gameplay Tips

A collection of very useful tips on the EVERSPACE 2 game.

Useful Tips

  • Supralight time-skip exists! Look in the challenge section for more info.
  • Buy a cargo pod and dismantle all the things! (Once you realise that’s how the game works, cargo space is no longer a big deal).
  • What the little yellow icons in the top left mean (headlights/inertial dampeners disabled, you’re welcome).
  • Look for environmental clues in location challenges (wires that lead to generator, glowy bits, smokey bits, etc.)
  • If you find debris that is highlighted orange, grab it and move it – there’s often something useful hiding behind it.
  • Inertial dampeners are a thing! Look in the input controls to set it up. (This is huge by the way: set it so you can toggle it quickly – literally game changing).
  • Auto-aim is a thing and you can double it if you’re having trouble with the controls, look in the input settings.
  • If you’re having trouble with a rigged asteroids or other tricky things – try lowering the difficulty.
  • A down-facing caret at the bottom of the map location icon means it’s below your level and will be easy.
  • An up-facing caret at the top of the map location icon means it’s above your level and will be more challenging.
  • A purple map icon means it’s so far above your level – you might have a bad time.
  • A purple enemy icon means it’s far above your level – watch out.
  • A grey tick on the map icon means there’s a location challenge there to do.
  • A green tick on the map icon means you’ve completed that location challenge.
  • Hold shift to see what a modification will do (increase level, rarity, catalyst etc.)
  • You can dismantle (or equip) right from the loot window, no need to transfer to your cargo.
  • Use your mainframe expansions, combine them when you have three and then use the plus/minus buttons on the ship[ screen (top right).
  • Upgrade your devices with upgrade tokens, you can reset them for fairly cheap.
  • Support devices are useful – teleport is another game changer, especially with upgrades.
  • You can multi-select items in your cargo by holding down control.
  • Hold space bar to use the mouse wheel to scroll up and down on items.
  • A green border around a commodity in your cargo hold means it sells well in this system.
  • A green border around a commodity within a vendor’s stock means it’s cheap to buy in this system.
  • A red down arrow on an equipped item means it a couple levels below your ship level and you should consider replacing it.
  • Hold shift to compare items to equipped items.
  • Press ALT to change which primary/secondary weapon to compare.
  • Flak Weapons clear minefields asap and also let you mine ressource-nodes with a singel shot
  • Outlaw/Enemy bases (recognizable by having hostile turrets) always have destroyable objects (unmarked) which can net you plasma, scrap and rarer mats
  • I would recommend doing the renown challenges/jobs only later on, rewards scale to your level
  • When in space, hold Alt for free camera. Useful for looking around without disorienting yourself.
  • You can also use photomode to look around without moving your ship.
  • When hunting for secrets, have a Observer type sensor equipped. The devs have often placed a single scrap metal near areas with secrets.
  • You can blow vents with mines. Any mine. Even Webber.
  • There are companion perks to let you pull loot from further, pull faster, pull all at same time (hold the loot key instead of press).
  • You can destroy containers: it’s faster and can be done for farther than looting. Does not work with shipwrecks and bulletproof containers.
  • One shot rocket also works to mine a complete mineral field, most of the time.
  • Flak also opens up those destructible rock walls. I thought it needed secondaries to open but I guess the Flak is enough!
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I turned my love for games from a hobby into a job back in 2005, since then working on various gaming / entertainment websites. But in 2016 I finally created my first website about video games – Gameplay Tips. And exactly 4 years later, Game Cheat Codes was created – my second website dedicated to legal game cheats. My experience with games started back in 1994 with the Metal Mutant game on ZX Spectrum computer. And since then, I’ve been playing on anything from consoles, to mobile devices.

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