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Sector Map

Sectors are zones in FTL: Faster Than Light, each containing roughly 20 beacons. There are five sector types in FTL:

Contents

Civilian (Starting Sector)[]

"The data you carry is vital to the remaining Federation fleet. You'll need supplies for the journey, so make sure to explore each sector before moving on to the next. But get to the exit before the pursuing Rebel fleet can catch up!"

Despite the in-game name, the starting sector is slightly different from the usual Civilian Sector: it has fewer stores, items, quests and nebulas. This sector is always and only Sector 1.

Random Events[]

See Civilian Sector Events as the Civilian Events are used.

Beacons[]

  • 1-2 stores
  • 1 various item
  • 1-2 distress beacons
  • 1 quest
  • 2-4 neutral encounters
  • 4-6 hostile encounters
  • 0-11 nebula spaces
  • 1-2 empty beacons

Crew members[]

In this sector, the following Races/Crew can be found in Stores or as a reward in a Random Event. By Rarity, from common to rare :

  • 1: Human
  • 2: Engi, Mantis
  • 3: Rockmen
  • 5: Zoltan

Soundtrack[]

The following tracks can be played in this sector : Civilian, Cosmos, MilkyWay, Lost Ship.

Civilian Sector[]

"Welcome to a new sector! Get to the exit beacon and jump to the next sector before the pursuing Rebels catch you!"

This sector can occur multiple times per game and is different from the first sector.

Random Events[]

See Civilian Sector Events

Beacons[]

  • 2-3 stores
  • 2-3 various items
  • 1-2 distress beacons
  • 0-2 quests
  • 2-4 neutral encounters
  • 4-6 hostile encounters
  • 0-11 nebula spaces
  • 1-2 empty beacons

Crew members[]

In this sector, the following Races/Crew can be found in Stores or as a reward in a Random Event. By Rarity, from common to rare :

  • 1: Human
  • 2: Engi, Mantis
  • 3: Rockmen
  • 5: Zoltan

Soundtrack[]

The following tracks can be played in this sector : Civilian, Cosmos, MilkyWay, Lost Ship.

Engi Controlled Sector[]

"You have arrived in Engi space. The fall of the Federation has brought tough times for these robotic lifeforms, but they're usually willing to help."

This sector can occur multiple times per game.

Random Events[]

See Engi Controlled Sector Events

Beacons[]

  • 2-3 stores
  • 2 various items
  • 1-3 distress beacons
  • 1 quest
  • 4-6 neutral encounters
  • 5-7 hostile encounters
  • 1-2 empty beacons

Crew members[]

In this sector, the following Races/Crew can be found in Stores or as a reward in a Random Event. By Rarity, from common to rare :

  • 1: Engi
  • 3: Human
  • 4: Zoltan

Soundtrack[]

The following tracks can be played in this sector : Engi, Cosmos, Hacking Malfunction.

Engi Homeworlds[]

"You have arrived in Engi space. The Mantis have been threatening the Engi core worlds, but you should be able to stock up for your journey."

This sector can only occur once per game and only at sector 3 or higher.

Random Events[]

See Engi Homeworlds Events

Beacons[]

  • 2-3 stores
  • 2 various items
  • 1-3 distress beacons
  • 1 quest
  • 5-7 neutral encounters
  • 5-7 hostile encounters
  • 1-2 empty beacons
  • 1 Engi Fleet Discussion random event.

Crew members[]

In this sector, the following Races/Crew can be found in Stores or as a reward in a Random Event. By Rarity, from common to rare :

  • 1: Engi
  • 3: Human
  • 4: Zoltan

Soundtrack[]

The following tracks can be played in this sector : Engi, Cosmos, Hacking Malfunction.

Zoltan Controlled Sector[]

"You've entered Zoltan territory. This species is not renowned for giving anything for nothing, but you can always be assured a fair hearing."
"You've arrived in Zoltan space. It's not clear whether the authorities have any goodwill remaining, but still, you have to push forward."

This sector can occur multiple times per game and only at sector 2 or higher.

Random Events[]

See Zoltan Controlled Sector Events

Beacons[]

  • 2 stores
  • 1-2 various items
  • 1-2 distress beacons
  • 0-1 quests
  • 5-6 neutral encounters
  • 6-8 hostile encounters
  • 1-2 boarders
  • 2-6 nebula spaces
  • 1-2 empty beacons
  • 1 Zoltan Research Facility random event.

Crew members[]

In this sector, the following Races/Crew can be found in Stores or as a reward in a Random Event. By Rarity, from common to rare :

  • 1: Zoltan
  • 2: Human
  • 3: Engi, Mantis, Rockmen, Slug

Soundtrack[]

The following tracks can be played in this sector : Zoltan, Cosmos.

Zoltan Homeworlds[]

"You arrive in Zoltan space. From what you have heard they anticipated the coming war and made preparations to hold their borders."

This sector can only occur once per game and only occurs at sector 3 or higher.

Random Events[]

See Zoltan Homeworlds Events

Beacons[]

Crew members[]

In this sector, the following Races/Crew can be found in Stores or as a reward in a Random Event. By Rarity, from common to rare :

  • 1: Zoltan
  • 2: Human
  • 3: Engi, Mantis, Rockmen, Slug

Soundtrack[]

The following tracks can be played in this sector : Zoltan, Cosmos.

Hostile[]

Mantis Controlled Sector[]

"You've entered a poorly charted area of space that's known to be home to the Mantis. Ensure your hull plating is up to scratch and that you have enough fuel in the tank to make it through."

This sector can occur multiple times per game. Battles are more likely to have enemy boarders.

Random Events[]

See Mantis Controlled Sector Events

Beacons[]

  • 1-2 stores
  • 1-2 various items
  • 1-3 distress beacons
  • 6-7 neutral encounters
  • 6-7 hostile encounters
  • 1-2 boarders
  • 2-3 empty beacons

Crew members[]

In this sector, the following Races/Crew can be found in Stores or as a reward in a Random Event. By Rarity, from common to rare :

  • 1: Mantis
  • 2: Human
  • 3: Engi
  • 4: Rockmen

Soundtrack[]

The following tracks can be played in this sector : Mantis, Debris, Void.

Sector specific tips[]

  • If you are unnoticed by a Mantis ship, Cloaking has 66% chance of escape, while just avoiding results in only a 33% chance of escape.
  • If you decide to open an escape pod, you gain a new crew member 66% of the time, and lose one 33% of the time. If you lose, the occupant of the pod also attacks your ship.
    • If Advanced Edition content is enabled and the clone bay is powered during this event, then the lost crew member will instead respawn in the clone bay. However, the escape pod inhabitant will still need to be dealt with.

Mantis Homeworlds[]

"You've entered a poorly charted area of space that's known to be home to the Mantis. Ensure your hull plating is up to scratch and that you have enough fuel in the tank to make it through."

This sector can only occur once per game and only occurs at sector 3 or higher.

Random Events[]

See Mantis Homeworlds Events

Beacons[]

  • 1-2 stores
  • 1-2 various items
  • 1-3 distress beacons
  • 6-7 neutral encounters
  • 6-7 hostile encounters
  • 1-2 boarders
  • 2-3 empty beacons
  • 1 Legendary thief KazaaakplethKilik random event.

Crew members[]

In this sector, the following Races/Crew can be found in Stores or as a reward in a Random Event. By Rarity, from common to rare :

  • 1: Mantis
  • 2: Human
  • 3: Engi
  • 4: Rockmen

Soundtrack[]

The following tracks can be played in this sector : Mantis, Debris, Void.

Pirate Controlled Sector[]

"A few years ago this region was bustling with trade activity. Now it is overrun with bandits and marauders. You should tread lightly here."

This sector can occur multiple times per game.

Random Events[]

See Pirate Controlled Sector Events

Beacons[]

  • 1-2 stores
  • 1-2 various items
  • 1-2 distress beacons
  • 0-1 quests
  • 5-6 neutral encounters
  • 6-8 hostile encounters
  • 1 boarder
  • 0-5 nebula spaces
  • 1-2 empty beacons

Crew members[]

In this sector, the following Races/Crew can be found in Stores or as a reward in a Random Event. By Rarity, from common to rare :

  • 1: Human
  • 2: Engi, Mantis
  • 3: Rockmen
  • 5: Zoltan

Soundtrack[]

The following tracks can be played in this sector : Colonial, Void, Lost Ship, Hacking Malfunction.

Sector specific tips[]

  • Aiding the civilian ships will reward you with a crew member (16% chance), 5 points of hull repair (16% chance), a weapon (16% chance), or a medium/low-quality scrap reward (50% chance).
  • Taking the bribe from the pirate will give you a low-quality reward. Refusing will give you either 15 points of hull repair (20% chance), access to a store (20% chance), some scrap (20% chance), or you will find that the ship you saved was a rebel ship (20% chance). You can either destroy them for low quality reward or persuade them to delay the fleet for 1 jump.
  • With engines level 6 you can out-run the slaver (66% chance of success).
  • You can use a teleport to steal a crew member from the slavers (66% chance of success). This will prompt a fight.
  • With level 2 piloting you can get rid of the asteroids when the pirate ambushes you in an asteroid belt (66% chance of success).
  • When you find a drifting cargo ship, bringing cargo aboard will either produce a 2-5 person boarding party (25% chance), bring aboard a 2-5 person boarding party AND cause a hostile ship to appear (25% chance), or give you low-medium quality reward. However, scanning the cargo with level 3 sensors will either give you a medium quality item/scrap reward (66% chance), or produce a 2-5 person boarding party and cause a hostile ship to appear and attack you (33% chance).

Rebel Controlled Sector[]

"This sector was bustling with activity just a few years ago. Now, more than half the beacons have been destroyed, many settlements have been abandoned and the Rebels patrol constantly."

This sector can occur multiple times per game.

Special type: 80% more rebel ship battles.

Random Events[]

See Rebel Controlled Sector Events

Beacons[]

  • 1-2 stores
  • 1-2 various items
  • 1-2 distress beacons
  • 0-2 quests
  • 5-6 neutral encounters
  • 6-8 hostile encounters
  • 1 boarder
  • 0-5 nebula spaces
  • 1-2 empty beacons

Crew members[]

In this sector, the following Races/Crew can be found in Stores or as a reward in a Random Event. By Rarity, from common to rare :

  • 1: Human
  • 2: Engi, Mantis
  • 3: Rockmen
  • 5: Zoltan

Soundtrack[]

The following tracks can be played in this sector : Colonial, Lost Ship, Hacking Malfunction.

Rebel Stronghold[]

"This sector was hit hard by the rebellion. The many alien settlements and stations located here are now watched over by almost an equal number of Rebel bases, heavy-handedly 'keeping the peace'."

This sector can only occur once per game and only at sector 5 or higher. Similar to other Rebel sectors, but with more and stronger enemies.

Random Events[]

See Rebel Stronghold Events

Beacons[]

  • 1-2 stores
  • 1-2 various items
  • 1-2 distress beacons
  • 0-2 quests
  • 5-6 neutral encounters
  • 6-8 hostile encounters
  • 1 boarder
  • 0-5 nebula spaces
  • 1-2 empty beacons
  • 1 Huge Rebel Shipyard random event

Crew members[]

In this sector, the following Races/Crew can be found in Stores or as a reward in a Random Event. By Rarity, from common to rare :

  • 1: Human
  • 2: Engi, Mantis
  • 3: Rockmen
  • 5: Zoltan

Soundtrack[]

The following tracks can be played in this sector : Colonial, Void, Lost Ship, Hacking Malfunction.

Rock Controlled Sector[]

"The Rock people are a powerful and proud race. It is not unheard of to have a peaceful journey through their lands but don't count on it."

Safer than it sounds. Quite well Mantis-proofed.

This sector can occur multiple times per game and only at sector 2 or higher. The ships are very aggressive and tough. Rock ships tend to not run away. Most locals are rude and distrustful of outsiders, and will shun you.

Special Type: 60% less likely to have enemy boarders, 90% more likely to have enemy missiles or beam weapons.

Crystal Lockdown Bombs can be found or bought in this sector, although they have a high rarity (4).

Random Events[]

See Rock Controlled Sector Events

Beacons[]

  • 2 stores
  • 1-2 various items
  • 1-2 distress beacons
  • 0-1 quests
  • 7-8 neutral encounters
  • 6-8 hostile encounters
  • 2-3 empty beacons

Crew members[]

In this sector, the following Races/Crew can be found in Stores or as a reward in a Random Event. By Rarity, from common to rare :

  • 1: Rockmen
  • 2: Human
  • 3: Zoltan

Soundtrack[]

The following tracks can be played in this sector : Rockmen, Wasteland.

Rock Homeworlds[]

"The Rock people have a particularly aggressive stance toward alien races trespassing in their space. You should tread carefully here."

This sector can only occur once per game and only occurs at sector 5 or higher.

Crystal Lockdown Bombs can be found or bought in this sector, with an average rarity (2).

Random Events[]

See Rock Homeworlds Events

Beacons[]

Crew members[]

In this sector, the following Races/Crew can be found in Stores or as a reward in a Random Event. By Rarity, from common to rare :

  • 1: Rockmen
  • 2: Human
  • 3: Zoltan

Soundtrack[]

The following tracks can be played in this sector : Rockmen, Wasteland.

Abandoned Sector[]

"This sector was the site of many major battles between the Federation and Rebel fleets. Strangely, there's very little evidence of these battles remaining..."

A new addition as of FTL: Advanced Edition, this sector is home to the Lanius, and many new, unique events.

This sector can occur multiple times per game and only at sector 2 or higher.

Random Events[]

See Abandoned Sector Events

Beacons[]

  • 2 stores
  • 2-4 various items
  • 1-2 distress beacons
  • 0-1 quests
  • 5-6 neutral encounters
  • 5-6 hostile encounters
  • 1-2 hostile environment
  • 1-2 boarders
  • 1-2 empty beacons

Crew members[]

In this sector, the following Races/Crew can be found in Stores or as a reward in a Random Event. By Rarity, from common to rare :

  • 2: Lanius, Human
  • 3: Engi, Mantis, Rockmen
  • 4: Zoltan, Slug

Soundtrack[]

The following tracks can be played in this sector : Lanius, Deepspace, Wasteland.

The Last Stand[]

Unique sector, always as sector 8, the final sector.

Random Events[]

See The Last Stand Sector Events

Beacons[]

  • 1 store
  • 2-3 repair stations
  • 7-10 neutral encounters
  • 6 hostile encounters

Crew members[]

In this sector, the following Races/Crew can be found in Stores or as a reward in a Random Event. By Rarity, from common to rare:

  • 1: Human
  • 2: Engi, Mantis
  • 3: Rockmen
  • 5: Zoltan

Soundtrack[]

The track Last Stand is continuously played in this sector.

Sector behavior[]

  • At the beginning of this sector you meet headquarters and get 10 Fuel and 10 points of hull repair.
  • This will be the sector you fight The Rebel Flagship. When you arrive, it is already approaching the Federation Base.
  • The Rebel Fleet functions differently in this sector than in all other sectors: rather than gradually moving en-masse from the left of the screen, the Rebels conquer individual beacons each turn, indicated by flashing red backgrounds. The Flagship also conquers any beacon it reaches.
  • You need to reach the Federation Base before the Flagship can destroy it. If the Flagship stays there for 3 uncontested turns, you lose the game.
  • Repair beacons give you 15 hull repair, 5 fuel, 4 missiles, 5 drone parts, and 22 -- 44 scrap. Each beacon can only be used once, and they may be overtaken before you can reach them.
  • There is one store in the sector somewhere, but it might get overrun by the Rebel Fleet, by the Flagship, or be otherwise inaccessible.
  • Some random encounters still occur on beacons unlabelled by Long-Ranged Scanners.
  • There are no environmental hazards at first, but rebel controlled beacons have Anti-Ship Batteries.

Nebulae[]

It's worth noting that in nebula sectors the nebula beacons do not function like regular nebulae. Visiting a nebula beacon here will slow down the Rebel Fleet only by 20% instead of the regular 50%, due to them being prepared for a nebula sector.

Uncharted Nebula[]

"Nebulas were always dangerous places. Many electronics fail in these clouds. You will have to tread lightly."

This sector can occur multiple times per game.

Random Events[]

See Uncharted Nebula Events

Beacons[]

  • 0-1 stores
  • 1 nebula store
  • 1-3 various items
  • 1-3 distress beacons
  • 7-8 nebula neutral encounters
  • 5-6 nebula hostile encounters
  • 4 empty nebula beacons

Crew members[]

In this sector, the following Races/Crew can be found in Stores or as a reward in a Random Event. By Rarity, from common to rare :

  • 1: Human
  • 2: Slug
  • 3: Engi, Mantis, Zoltan, Rockmen

Soundtrack[]

The following tracks can be played in this sector : Void, Deepspace.

Sector specific tips[]

  • Cloaking enables you to ignore hidden rebels. Hoping for concealment has 33% chance of success, 33% chance of success and adding 1 pursuit, and 33% chance of failure. Engines level 4 can save you when you fail.
  • You can intimidate pirate ships with Weapons level 6 to get a medium fuel reward as a bribe.
  • Cloaking enables you to get a random low-mid level reward from automated station with 75% chance.
  • Choosing "teleport" on the heavily damaged Federation event gives you 1 crew member and some scrap. Just helping them has 33% chance of getting a crew member, and 33% chance of a rebel fight instead.
  • Purchasing unknown weapon for 65 scrap has 10% chance of giving you a random weapon, but a 90% chance of them just taking your scrap and giving you the option of fighting them.
  • Rockman crew member guarantees you a high-level reward when encountering Rockmen transport.
  • Without sensors level 3, you have only 33% chance of engaging a spotted rebel ship. Also with 33% chance they alert the fleet and add 1 pursuit.
  • Escaping in plasma storm is 100% guaranteed with Cloak, and 50% guaranteed with Engines level 3.
  • Incapacitated ships in storm can give you high quality items. Manually searching has 20% chance of gaining a crew member, 20% chance of losing a crew member, 20% chance of 4 damage but gaining a high quality item, and 40% chance of gaining a medium quality drone or weapon. However with Piloting level 2, you have 25% chance of gaining a crew member, 25% chance of a medium quality drone, 25% chance of a low quality weapon and a 25% of doing nothing (confimation needed)

Slug Controlled Nebula[]

"The only thing that can render a nebula more dangerous is if it's also home to the Slugs. This nebula is just that."

This sector can occur multiple times per game and only at sector 4 or higher.

Random Events[]

See Slug Controlled Nebula Events

Beacons[]

  • 0-1 stores
  • 2 nebula stores
  • 0-2 various items
  • 3-4 distress beacons
  • 1-2 neutral encounters
  • 1-2 hostile encounters
  • 3-5 nebula neutral encounters
  • 5-7 nebula hostile encounters
  • 1-3 Storms
  • 0-2 empty beacons
  • 2-4 empty nebula beacons

Crew members[]

In this sector, the following Races/Crew can be found in Stores or as a reward in a Random Event. By Rarity, from common to rare :

  • 1: Slug, Human
  • 2: Engi, Mantis, Zoltan, Rockmen

Soundtrack[]

The following tracks can be played in this sector : Slug, Debris, Wasteland, Deepspace.

Sector specific tips[]

  • Upgrade all of your basic systems to at least level two. That way if you encounter a slug that attempts to shut it down you can keep it running at one bar. If you can only afford one make sure you upgrade oxygen to level 2. Alternately, in the Advanced Edition, having hacking will allow you to tie up that system rather than whichever system the enemy tries to hack.

Slug Home Nebula[]

"The Slugs that live in this nebula field are a leisure-centered civilization. Everything in Slug life is done in the pursuit of more currency and more time in which to spend it on extravagant ventures. This, inevitably, leads to much treachery in open space."

This sector can only occur once per game and only at sector 4 or higher.

Random Events[]

See Slug Home Nebula Events

Beacons[]

  • 0-1 stores
  • 2 nebula stores
  • 0-2 various items
  • 3-4 distress beacons
  • 1-2 neutral encounters
  • 1-2 hostile encounters
  • 3-5 nebula neutral encounters
  • 5-7 nebula hostile encounters
  • 1-3 Storms
  • 0-2 empty beacons
  • 2-4 empty nebula beacons
  • 1* Slug Home Nebula Surrender random event.

*Only the quest part of the event can occur once in the sector. The Slug Ship Encounter part can occur multiple times.

Crew members[]

In this sector, the following Races/Crew can be found in Stores or as a reward in a Random Event. By Rarity, from common to rare :

  • 1: Slug, Human
  • 2: Engi, Mantis, Zoltan, Rockmen

Soundtrack[]

The following tracks can be played in this sector : Slug, Debris, Wasteland, Deepspace.

Hidden[]

Hidden Crystal Worlds[]

"You arrive in a sector not listed in any star charts. Strange crystalline ships dot the horizon. Your companion speaks, "Here we are, my home sector. It has been a long time since others have set foot here, I wonder how you will be received."

The Hidden Crystal Worlds are filled with Crystal people and technology. Long an isolationist culture, their civilians can make easy prey for new arrivals. Crystalline technology interacts in strange ways with that of other species.

Sector particularities[]

This sector can only occur once per game and can only be accessed via the Ancient Device event. Due to game mechanics, the Rebels will continue to follow you through the sector.

The Crystal sector is unique in that it is not technically part of the map. Gameplay-wise, it is a standalone sector separate from Rock Homeworlds. In regards to the map, however, Hidden Crystal Worlds and Rock Homeworlds are treated as the same sector, as reaching the exit beacon in the Crystal sector prompts you to navigate to the next sector, and notably, does not return you to the Ancient Device beacon. Exiting from hidden crystal worlds a random new sector is chosen, you will not be able to see what you missed when. Because of this separation from the map, restarting the game will send you not to the standard sector 1 but hidden crystal worlds (ships have level 1 shields but 3 power crystal piercer weapons )

In this sector, only Crystal crew members and crystal weapons can be found in Stores or as a reward in a Random Event.

Random Events[]

See Hidden Crystal Worlds Events

Beacons[]

  • 2-3 stores
  • 2 various items
  • 9-12 neutral encounters
  • 6-10 hostile encounters
  • 1-2 boarders
  • 2-3 empty beacons

Soundtrack[]

The following tracks can be played in this sector : Debris, Wasteland, Deepspace.


See also[]

Random Events