No Man's Sky: Where to Find Frost Crystals

Frost Crystals are hard to come by in No Man's Sky, our guide is here to help you out.

No Man's Sky has a lot of resources that players can come across and use in various ways, though many of them are fairly hard to come by. One of these resources is the Frost Crystal. Previously known as Coryzagen, this crystal is used to create glass and a few other things.

But when it comes to actually finding this frosty resource, a lot of players are getting stumped. Frost Crystals are naturally located on chilly planets and moons colored black, blue, and purple. These colors indicate that the environments have sub-zero temperatures. Once you're in the right location, Frost Crystals can only be obtained via mining or farming. 

How to Mine Frost Crystals in No Man's Sky

To mine Frost Crystals, you'll need to hunt down a plant called Frostwort. It's shiny in appearance, and can be found in any cold location. Harvesting Frostwort will yield you Frost Crystals. But be careful, because this plant can be quite deadly -- mining it is impossible unless you have hazmat gauntlets to protect yourself.

How to Farm Frost Crystals in No Man's Sky

Though you can harvest Frostwort for Frost Crystals as you traverse colder worlds, you can also farm Frostwort for a more reliable supply of this resource with the help of an NPC. 

Once you build agricultural terminals, you can hire a farmer to work in them. A farmer can grow Frostwort in 15 minutes of real-world time. This will produce 20 Frost Crystals for each Frostwort plant that's grown. You can continue this process as long as you like to earn however many Frost Crystals you need. 

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That's all there is to it! If you find a planet that's cold, you've found yourself a Frost Crystal mining spot. But if you don't want to search for them in the wild, you can set up shop and farm them instead. Either way...stay frosty, and stock up on those crystals!

Need more help navigating worlds and collecting resources in this procedurally generated galactic adventure? Check out the rest of our No Man's Sky guides for more tips and tricks!

Published Aug. 22nd 2017

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