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Disambig.png This article is about perks in Everspace. For perks in Everspace 2, see Perks (ES2).

Perks can be leveled up prior to a game run using credits, and are permanent upgrades across all runs. They affect almost all aspects of each run and how strong each ship is, and with no downsides other than spending credits. Some ship perks even have visual upgrades, changing the look of one of the parts of a ship. For images of the visual changes, please see each respective ship's pages.

Upgrading all perks in the game costs $1,429,050 (including the Colonial Sentinel's perks; $1,186,400 without it).

Pilot Perks[]

Pilot perks go across all ship types and affect non-ship specific aspects of each run. There are currently 17 different pilot perks across seven different groups of perks. Maxing out all Pilot perks awards the Perked Up Achievement. In total, maxing out all pilot perks costs $450,600 credits.

Critical Hits[]

There are two critical hit perks.

Perks-CritDam.png Critical Hit Damage[]

Increases your global hit damage multiplier for all Primary Weapons. You start with a 2x damage multiplier. It has seven levels, and has a total cost of $20,600 credits.

Requirements: Primary Weapons Slots, Device Slots, Critical Hit Chance.

Level Damage Multipier Cost
1 2.5x $300
2 2.75x $800
3 3x $1,500
4 3.5x $2,500
5 4x $3,500
6 4.5x $5,000
7 5x $7,000

Perks-CritChance.png Critical Hit Chance[]

Increases your critical hit chance for all Primary Weapons. Without this perk, you have a 0% chance. It has ten levels, and has a total cost of $21,100 credits.

Requirements: Primary Weapons Slots, Device Slots.

Level Chance Cost
1 0.5% $500
2 1% $700
3 1.5% $900
4 2% $1,500
5 2.5% $2,000
6 3% $2,200
7 3.5% $2,800
8 4% $3,000
9 4.5% $3,500
10 5% $4,000

Map[]

There is only one perk for upgrading the sector map.

Perks-SectorScan.png Sector Scanner[]

Adds additional information to the sector map. It has four levels, with multiple parts to buy to unlock each level, and has a total cost of $18,800 credits.

Level Sector Information Cost
Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Part 5 Total
1 Shows threat levels on the sector map. $200 $400 $700 $1,000 N/A $2,300
2 Shows natural hazards on the sector map. $300 $500 $800 $1,200 $1,700 $4,500
3 Shows traders on the sector map. $500 $700 $1,000 $1,400 $1,900 $5,500
4 Shows Service Stations on the sector map. $700 $900 $1,200 $1,600 $2,100 $6,500

Resources[]

There are three resource perks:

Perks-CraftCost.png Crafting Costs[]

Decreases the amount of resources needed for crafting. It has four levels and a total cost of $28,000 credits.

Requirements: Consumable Slots, Device Slots.

Level Percent Decrease Cost
1 10% $4,000
2 15% $6,000
3 20% $8,000
4 25% $10,000

Perks-MineYield.png Mining Yield[]

Increases the amount of resources gained from mining. It has four levels and costs a total of $28,000 credits.

Requirements: Crafting Costs, Consumable Slots, Device Slots.

Level Percent Increase Cost
1 10% $4,000
2 15% $6,000
3 20% $8,000
4 25% $10,000

Perks-BonusResources.png Bonus Resources[]

Lets you start a run with additional random resources on board. It has four levels and costs a total of $24,000 credits.

Requirements: Rare Loot Chance, Credit Loot Bonus.

Level Bonus Resources Cost
Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Part 5 Total
1 Add resources worth $500 to your ship $300 $500 $800 $1,200 $1,700 $4,500
2 Add resources worth $1,000 to your ship $500 $700 $1,000 $1,400 $1,900 $5,500
3 Add resources worth $1,500 to your ship $700 $900 $1,200 $1,600 $2,100 $6,500
4 Add resources worth $2,000 to your ship $900 $1,100 $1,400 $1,800 $2,300 $7,500

Loot[]

There are 2 loot perks:

Perks-CreditBonus.png Credit Loot Bonus[]

Increases the amount of credits found. It has thirteen levels and a total cost of $39,000 credits.

Level Percent Increase Cost
1 2% $200
2 3% $300
3 5% $500
4 7% $800
5 10% $1,200
6 13% $1,700
7 17% $2,300
8 21% $3,000
9 26% $3,800
10 30% $4,700
11 35% $5,700
12 41% $6,800
13 50% $8,000

Perks-LootBonus.png Rare Loot Chance[]

Increases the chance of finding better loot. It has four levels and a total cost of $24,500 credits.

Requirements: Credit Loot Bonus.

Level Chance Cost
1 2.5% $2,500
2 5% $5,000
3 7.5% $7,000
4 10% $10,000

Damage And Repair[]

There are four damage and repair perks:

Perks-NanoEfficient.png Nanobot Efficiency[]

Increases the amount of hull hitpoints repaired by one nanobot. Without any levels invested, nanobots repair 35 hull hitpoints. It has ten levels and a total cost of $15,200 credits.

Level Hitpoints Repaired Cost
1 36 $500
2 37 $600
3 38 $800
4 39 $1,000
5 40 $1,200
6 41 $1,500
7 42 $1,800
8 43 $2,100
9 44 $2,600
10 45 $3,100

Perks-NanoSpeed.png Hitpoint Repair Rate[]

Increases the speed of repairing your hull (after using nanobots). It has twelve levels and a total cost of $39,000 credits.

Level Repair rate Cost
1 27/s $500
2 30/s $1,000
3 35/s $1,500
4 40/s $2,000
5 45/s $2,500
6 50/s $3,000
7 55/s $3,500
8 60/s $4,000
9 65/s $4,500
10 70/s $5,000
11 75/s $5,500
12 80/s $6,000

Perks-CompCost.png Component Damage Repair Costs[]

Decreases the costs of repairing damaged ship components. It only has two levels, though each level requires buying multiple parts, and has a total cost of $28,000 credits.

Level Percent Reduction Cost
Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Total
1 20% $1,000 $2,000 $3,000 $4,000 $10,000
2 40% $3,000 $4,000 $5,000 $6,000 $18,000

Perks-CompDamChance.png Component Damage Chance[]

Decreases the probability of ship component damage. It has six levels and a total cost of $24,000 credits.

Level Percent Chance Reduction Cost
1 5% $500
2 10% $1,000
3 20% $2,000
4 30% $4,000
5 40% $6,500
6 50% $10,000

Perks-LuckyJump.png Lucky Jump Chance[]

Increases the chance of surviving a jump with insufficient fuel unscathed. Without this perk, there is a 25% chance of avoiding all damage. It has eight levels and a total cost of $27,000 credits.

Level Chance Cost
1 27.5% $1,000
2 30% $1,500
3 32,5% $2,000
4 35% $2,500
5 37.5% $3,000
6 40% $3,500
7 45% $5,500
8 60% $8,000

Reputation[]

There are two reputation perks.

Perks-Trading.png Trading[]

Get more out of traders and service stations. It has five levels, each level requiring buying of multiple parts, and has a total cost of $26,300 credits.

Level Effects Cost
Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Part 5 Total
1 Service stations offer two services. $200 $400 $700 $1,000 N/A $2,300
2 Traders and service stations occasionally buy resources. $300 $500 $800 $1,200 $1,700 $4,500
3 Service stations offer three services. $500 $700 $1,000 $1,400 $1,900 $5,500
4 Increases fuel and repair capacity of service stations. $700 $900 $1,200 $1,600 $2,100 $6,500
5 Service stations and traders have more offers $900 $1,100 $1,400 $1,800 $2,300 $7,500

Perks-Diplomacy.png Diplomacy[]

Improves your standing with G&B. It has four levels and a total cost of $18,800 credits.

Level Effects Cost
Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Part 5 Total
1 Reduce the chance of G&B units reporting your attacks. $200 $400 $700 $1,000 N/A $2,300
2 Further reduce the chance of G&B units reporting your attacks. $300 $500 $800 $1,200 $1,700 $4,500
3 G&B fighters will occasionally jump in to aid you in fighting outlaws. $500 $700 $1,000 $1,400 $1,900 $5,500
4 G&B fighters will more often jump in to aid you in fighting outlaws. $700 $900 $1,200 $1,600 $2,100 $6,500

Miscellaneous[]

There are two miscellaneous perks.

Perks-Retrieval.png Retrieval[]

Reveals the location of your last clone's shipwreck on the map and lets you salvage it. It has six levels and a total cost of $26,300 credits.

Requirements: Store Credits, Rare Loot Chance, Credit Loot Bonus.

Level Retrieval Cost
Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Part 5 Total
1 Reveals the location of your last clone's ship wreck. $200 $400 $700 $1,000 N/A $2,300
2 Adds chance to retrieve primary and secondary weapons. $300 $500 $800 $1,200 $1,700 $4,500
3 Adds chance to retrieve fuel. $500 $700 $1,000 $1,400 $1,900 $5,500
4 Adds chance to retrieve devices and consumables $700 $900 $1,200 $1,600 $2,100 $6,500
5 Increases chances of retrieving anything. $900 $1,100 $1,400 $1,800 $2,300 $7,500
6 Retrieve at least one piece of equipment of each category (primary, secondary, devices, consumables). $1,000 $1,200 $1,500 $1,900 $2,500 $8,100

Perks-BonusEquipment.png Bonus Equipment[]

Lets you choose additional random equipment before each run. It has six levels and a total cost of $34,400 credits.

Requirements: Primary Weapons Slots, Secondary Weapons Slots, Device Slots.

Level Bonus Equipment Cost
Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Part 5 Total
1 Lets you choose additional random equipment before each run (two offers). $200 $400 $700 $1,000 N/A $2,300
2 Increases the quality of the bonus equipment. $300 $500 $800 $1,200 $1,700 $4,500
3 Adds a second item to each offer. $500 $700 $1,000 $1,400 $1,900 $5,500
4 Increases the quality of the bonus equipment. $700 $900 $1,200 $1,600 $2,100 $6,500
5 Adds a third offer. $900 $1,100 $1,400 $1,800 $2,300 $7,500
6 Allows one re-roll of equipment offered. $1,000 $1,200 $1,500 $1,900 $2,500 $8,100

Ship Perks[]

Each player ship has different perks specific to only them. Some perks are the same type across each type of ship, but have different levels and/or costs. Ship Perks are not global like Pilot Perks so they must be purchased on each ship individually. Maxing all perks on any of the three original ships unlocks the Tinkerer Achievement.
Icons-Gunship.png The Colonial Gunship has 13 different perks in six different groups. The total cost of all Gunship perks is $276,650 credits.
Icons-Interceptor.png The Colonial Interceptor has eleven perks across five different groups. Fully upgrading the Interceptor costs a total of $243,850 credits.
Icons-Scout.png The Colonial Scout has 12 different perks in six different groups. The total cost of all perks for the Scout is $215,300 credits.
Icons-Sentinel.png The Colonial Sentinel is a ship that is unlocked with the Encounters expansion. It has 12 perks across 7 different groups. Maxing out all perks for the Sentinel unlocks the Tuned To The Max achievement. The total cost of all Sentinel perks is $242,650 credits.

Equipment Slots[]

There are five equipment perks:


Perks-Primary.png Primary Weapons Slots[]

The number of different primary weapon systems your ship can carry. The Scout and Sentinel are unable to gain more primary slots meaning they max at two and one weapon slots respectively. The Interceptor can be upgraded to a max of three weapons, while the Gunship can be upgraded to carry four.

Requirements: Device Slots.

Level Slots Availability Cost
Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Part 5 Total
1 Three Icons-Gunship.png Icons-Interceptor.png $200 $400 $600 $800 N/A $2,000
2 Four Icons-Gunship.png $500 $800 $1,200 $1,500 $2,000 $6,000
Perks-Secondary.png Secondary Weapon Slots[]

The number of different secondary weapons systems your ship can carry. The Gunship begins with two slots, while the Interceptor, Scout, and Sentinel all begin with one.

Requirements: Primary Weapons Slots (Icons-Gunship.png, Icons-Interceptor.png), Device Slots.

Level Extra Slots Availability Cost
Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Part 5 Total
1 One Icons-Gunship.png Icons-Interceptor.png Icons-Scout.png Icons-Sentinel.png $200 $400 $600 $800 N/A $2,000
2 Two Icons-Gunship.png Icons-Interceptor.png $500 $800 $1,200 $1,500 $2,000 $6,000
3 Three Icons-Gunship.png $1,000 $1,500 $2,000 $2,500 $3,500 $10,500
Perks-Devices.png Device Slots[]

The number of different devices your ship can carry. The Gunship and Interceptor begin with two slots, The Scout and Sentinel begin with three.

Level Extra Slots Availability Cost
Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Part 5 Total
1 One Icons-Gunship.png Icons-Interceptor.png Icons-Scout.png Icons-Sentinel.png $200 $400 $600 $800 N/A $2,000
2 Two Icons-Gunship.png Icons-Interceptor.png Icons-Sentinel.png $500 $800 $1,200 $1,500 $2,000 $6,000
3 Three Icons-Interceptor.png Icons-Sentinel.png $1,000 $1,500 $2,000 $2,500 $3,500 $10,500
Perks-Consumables.png Consumable Slots[]

The number of different consumables your ship can carry. The Gunship begins with three, the Interceptor, Scout, and Sentinel begin with two.

Requirements: Device Slots.

Level Extra Slots Availability Cost
Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Part 5 Total
1 One Icons-Gunship.png Icons-Interceptor.png Icons-Scout.png Icons-Sentinel.png $200 $400 $600 $800 N/A $2,000
2 Two Icons-Gunship.png Icons-Interceptor.png Icons-Scout.png Icons-Sentinel.png $500 $800 $1,200 $1,500 $2,000 $6,000
3 Three Icons-Gunship.png Icons-Interceptor.png Icons-Scout.png $1,000 $1,500 $2,000 $2,500 $3,500 $10,500
Perks-Enhancements.png Enhancement Slots[]

The amount of different Subroutines or Glyphs your ship can carry. All ships begin with one slot and can gain two more at a total cost of $24,000 credits.

Requirements: Device Slots, Consumable Slots.

Level Slots Cost
1 Two $8,000
2 Three $16,000

Sensors[]

There is a single Sensors perk, which is unique to the Scout. Icons-Scout.png

Perks-Sensors.png Sensor Range[]

Increases your sensor's range.

Requirements: Hull Hitpoints.

Level Range Increase Cost Visual Upgrade
1 5% $1,000
2 10% $1,500
3 15% $2,200
4 20% $3,500

Hull[]

There are two Hull perks:

PerksHull.png Hull Hitpoints[]

Increases your ship's hull hitpoints. The Gunship begins with 1,090 Hitpoints, The Interceptor with 450, and the Sentinel with 300. The Scout's Hull cannot be upgraded.

Level Icons-Gunship.png Icons-Interceptor.png Icons-Sentinel.png Cost
1 1,105 465 310 $200
2 1,120 480 330 $500
3 1,135 495 345 $800
4 1,150 510 360 $1,200
5 1,165 525 375 $1,550
6 1,180 540 390 $1,700
7 1,195 555 405 $1,850
8 1,210 570 420 $2,000
9 1,225 585 435 $2,200
10 1,240 600 450 $2,400
11 1,255 615 N/A $2,650
12 1,270 630 N/A $2,900
13 1,285 645 N/A $3,200
14 1,300 660 N/A $3,500
Total $26,650 $26,650 $14,400
Perks-Armor.png Armor[]

Reduces all damage dealt to your hull by a specific percentage. Unique to the Gunship, it has 10 levels and you start with 35% damage reduction. Icons-Gunship.png

Level Damage Reduction Cost
1 36% $500
2 37% $1,000
3 38% $2,000
4 39% $3,000
5 40% $4,000

Energy Core[]

There are two Energy Core perks:

Perks-Energy.png Energy Capacity[]

Increases the total energy capacity. The Gunship starts with 140, the Interceptor with 100, the Scout with 75, and the Sentinel with 135. All Ships recieve visual upgrades at levels 5 and 10.

Level Icons-Gunship.png Icons-Interceptor.png Icons-Scout.png Icons-Sentinel.png Cost
1 145 105 80 142 $200
2 150 110 85 150 $500
3 155 115 90 157 $800
4 160 120 95 165 $1,200
5 165 125 100 172 $1,550
6 170 130 105 180 $1,700
7 175 135 110 187 $1,850
8 180 140 115 195 $2,000
9 185 145 120 202 $2,200
10 190 150 125 210 $2,400
11 195 155 130 217 $2,650
12 200 160 140 225 $2,900
13 205 165 145 232 $3,200
14 210 170 150 240 $3,500
15 215 175 N/A 247 $3,850
16 220 180 N/A 255 $4,250
17 225 185 N/A N/A $4,700
18 230 190 N/A N/A $5,200
19 235 195 N/A N/A $5,750
20 240 200 N/A N/A $6,300
Total $56,700 $56,700 $30,500 $38,600
Perks-EnergyRegen.png Energy Regeneration[]

Increases the speed of energy regeneration. The interceptor begins with a regen rate of 5.00/s, while all the others start at 6.00/s

Requirements: Energy Capacity.

Level Icons-Gunship.png Icons-Interceptor.png Icons-Scout.png Icons-Sentinel.png Cost
1 6.5/s 5.5/s 6.5/s 6.5/s $500
2 7.0/s 6.0/s 7.0/s 7.0/s $700
3 7.5/s 6.5/s 7.5/s 7.5/s $900
4 8.0/s 7.0/s 8.0/s 8.0/s $1,200
5 8.5/s 7.5/s 8.5/s 8.5/s $1,500
6 9.0/s 8.0/s 9.0/s 9.0/s $1,900
7 9.5/s 8.5/s 9.5/s 9.5/s $2,400
8 N/A 9.0/s 10.0/s 10.0/s $3,000
9 N/A 9.5/s 10.5/s 10.5/s $4,000
10 N/A N/A 11.0/s 11.0/s $5,000
11 N/A N/A 12.0/s 12.0/s $5,500
12 N/A N/A N/A 12.5/s $6,000
13 N/A N/A N/A 13.0/s $6,500
Total $9,100 $16,100 $26,600 $39,100

Engine[]

There are two Engine perks:

Perks-VMax.png Max Speed[]

Increases the maximum speed of your ship. The Gunship starts with a speed of 110m/s, the Interceptor at 120m/s, the Scout at 130m/s, and the sentinel at 120m/s. All ships recieve visual upgrades at levels three and seven and the Interceptor recieves further upgrades at every level after the first.

Requirements: Hull Hitpoints.

Level Icons-Gunship.png Icons-Interceptor.png Icons-Scout.png Icons-Sentinel.png Cost
1 113m/s 123m/s 133m/s 123m/s $700
2 116m/s 126m/s 136m/s 126m/s $1,200
3 119m/s 129m/s 139m/s 129m/s $2,000
4 122m/s 132m/s 142m/s 132m/s $3,000
5 125m/s 135m/s 145m/s 135m/s $5,000
6 128m/s 138m/s 148m/s 138m/s $7,000
7 130m/s 140m/s 150m/s 140m/s $9,000
Total $27,900 $27,900 $27,900 $27,900
Perks-BoostSpeed.png Boost Speed[]

Increases the speed of your ship while boosting. All ships receive visual upgrades at their second and last available levels.

Requirements: Max Speed, Hull Hitpoints.

Level Icons-Gunship.png Icons-Interceptor.png Icons-Scout.png Icons-Sentinel.png Cost
1 2.45x 2.6x 3.1x 2.5x $2,000
2 2.55x 2.7x 3.2x 2.6x $3,500
3 2.65x 2.8x 3.3x 2.7x $5,000
4 N/A 2.9x 3.4x 2.8x $7,000
5 N/A N/A 3.5x N/A $10,000
Total $10,500 $17,500 $27,500 $17,500

Jump Drive[]

There are two Jump Drive perks:

Perks-Fuel.png Fuel Capacity[]

Extends your fuel tank, increasing the maximum number of jumps. All ships start with four jumps and a tank holding 100 fuel.

Requirements: Energy Capacity.

Level Jumps Availability Cost
Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Total
1 Five Icons-Gunship.png Icons-Interceptor.png Icons-Scout.png Icons-Sentinel.png $1,000 $2,000 $3,000 $4,000 $10,000
2 Six Icons-Gunship.png Icons-Interceptor.png Icons-Sentinel.png $3,000 $4,000 $5,000 $6,000 $18,000
Perks-JumpSpeed.png Jump Charge Time[]

Decreases the time your jump drive needs to charge before triggering the jump. It starts with a six second jump time. This upgrade is unique to the Scout. Icons-Scout.png

Level Time Cost
Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Part 5 Total
1 5.5s $200 $400 $700 $1,000 N/A $2,300
2 5.0s $500 $700 $1,000 $1,400 $1,900 $5,500
3 4.5s $700 $900 $1,200 $1,600 $2,100 $6,500
4 4s $900 $1,100 $1,400 $1,800 $2,300 $7,500
5 3.5s $1,100 $1,300 $1,600 $2,000 $2,500 $8,500

Unique[]

A few ships have other unique perks:

Perks-Drones.png Drone Efficiency[]

Improves Drone Deployment. It has five levels. This upgrade is available only the the Gunship. Icons-Gunship.png

Level Effect Cost
Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Part 5 Total
1 Increases drone limit from 1 to 2. $200 $400 $700 $1,000 N/A $2,300
2 Deployed Drones will come equipped with adaptive armor. $500 $700 $1,000 $1,900 N/A $5,500
3 Increase Drone Limit from 2 to 3. $700 $900 $1200 $1600 $2100 $6,500
4 Deployed Drones will come equipped with adaptive armor and shields. $900 $1,100 $1,400 $1,800 $2,300 $7,500
5 Deployed Drones will regenerate 10% hull hitpoints after jumping. $1,100 $1,300 $1,600 $2,000 $2,500 $8,500
Perks-FastHack.png Fast Hacking[]

Increases the speed of hacking. You start with 0%, and it has 5 levels. This perk is unique to the Sentinel. Icons-Sentinel.png

Level Speed Cost
1 10% $1,000
2 20% $1,000
3 30% $2,000
4 40% $4,000
5 50% $6,500
Perks-Mods.png Mod Slots[]

Increase the number of modifications that can be installed. You start with 3 modifications. It has 2 levels. This perk is unique to the Sentinel. Icons-Sentinel.png

Level Slots Cost
1 Four for primary weapons $6,000
2 Four for devices $8,000

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