Coprite is used for a variety of things in No Man's Sky, including farming progress and crafting materials. This guide will help you get started!

No Man’s Sky: How to Get Coprite

Coprite is used for a variety of things in No Man's Sky, including farming progress and crafting materials. This guide will help you get started!

There are a lot of materials to gather in No Man’s Sky, but Coprite is one that requires you to go a bit out of your way to find. However, once you have it, Coprite makes farming other materials, like Mordite, a lot easier, helping your space exploration adventure be as smooth as possible.

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There are several ways to harvest Coprite. Some of them are somewhat monotonous, while others are a bit interesting. Let’s dive in and find out what they are. 

Methods for Gathering Coprite

The initial methods for gathering Coprite are fairly basic. The first is harvesting it from carbon-based plants, but if you don’t happen to be around any or don’t know where to find them, there is an even easier way: picking up poo. Find a friendly animal, offer its favorite food, then follow it around until it completes its business. When all’s said and done, your Coprite will be there, waiting for you to collect it.

One thing that makes this method particularly useful is that you can feed multiple animals at once to harvest a lot of Coprite in one go. Fed animals walk around with a happy face symbol above them too, so you won’t lose track of which ones you’ve fed. Also, when they do answer nature’s call, there’s a rather convenient cloud of red dust, alerting you to where the deed was done.


Using Coprite to Get Coprite

The third method of harvesting Coprite actually requires you to already have Coprite to begin with. It is more involved and requires a bit of sidequest completion, but it’s ultimately more rewarding if you want to pursue farming progression.

To start with, you need to have built a construction terminal using a blueprint and iron. After that, you will need to complete the Overseer (formerly known as Builder) missions until you have the option to build an agricultural terminal. Once that’s done, head to a space station in a Gek system and hire a Gek Farmer, who has his own list of requests to complete. One of them involves giving him Coprite, and in return, you get the Coprite Orb part, assuming you are, indeed, growing the one necessary Gravitino Orb to fuse with it.

Make sure your agricultural terminal is in one of your planetary bases, though, since it won’t work if you are using a freighter for your farming. The Coprite Orb part allows you to craft Coprite Orbs using Coprite, Thamium 9, and Carbon. Plant it, wait 10 minutes of game time, and harvest your Coprite.

Apart from letting you proceed to the next farming mission, you can also use your Coprite to grow Carrion Roots, of which Mordite is a byproduct — which means you don’t have to murder your fuzzy little animal friends to get it. Of course, if you’re short on cash, you can always just sell your Coprite, too. Like almost everything else in No Man’s Sky, the choice is yours!


That’s it for this No Man’s Sky guide on how to obtain Coprite, but be sure to check out our other NMS guides as well!

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