Red Death (Radar Rat Race)

Andrew Reinhard, 2019

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Introduction

Red Death (Radar Rat Race)

The settlement on Red Death (the planet's Pathfinder-era name earned because of its red desert and extreme heat, changed in Atlas Rises to an extremely cold and icy world) is not known for the base created by player tragedyfish, but because of its Galactic Hub-famous, diabolical racecourse, Radar Rat Race. All that remains of the track are 8 communication stations mentioning its presence, how difficult (and fun) it was, along with course completion times. Radar Rat Race is one of a handful of Hub settlements that included a racecourse for visitors to enjoy, but the track is long gone after the v1.3 update.

As for the base itself, it appeared only after the second NMS Archaeology visit, the first time only a generic base unit was present. Both are illustrated in this site record. No Man's Sky's "Online Discovery Services" connected players with central servers to ensure that people could see what others had discovered, named, and built. Notoriously glitchy, these services, when inactive, allowed for planets and entire settlements to be overwritten. When active, players can see old bases, inscriptions, etc. Online Services for NMS remain in a constant flux of up or down in the Beyond era, August 2019.

This site was the 15th visited by Andrew Reinhard for the No Man's Sky Archaeological Project and includes, videos, archival photos, a site report, and manifest of communication station inscriptions.