How to Use Jump Drive in Stellaris?


In Stellaris, the mechanism by which spaceships traverse the immense vacuum of space across the star system is defined as FTL (Faster Than Light). Technology advancements can boost the pace at which spaceships can fly to FTL or even unleash prototype FTL.

A fleet (or set of fleets) will begin FTL move when its first spaceship hits the edge of infrastructure or bypass without considering the location of other spaceships.

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Although certain systems may be more isolated than others, a hyperlane system predates any other identified architecture in the universe and links the star systems to facilitate interstellar travel. Until they hit a hyperlane entry point, spaceships travel at sublight speed. 

The frequency of hyperlanes each system can have is determined by the Hyperlane Density option. A game with a doubled value is exceedingly unrestrained, and interdiction is nearly impossible. A quarter value, on the other hand, connects the galaxy linearly, with most systems having only two hyperlanes, allowing for a defensive strategy.

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How to Use Jump Drive?

Beginner Stellaris players have many questions regarding Jump Drive, such as whether it’s a current skill and how you can put it to use. Since the skill’s description just mentions the reduction in leap charge and nothing more, it would be helpful to have a tiny tooltip explaining how to use Jump Drive in Stellaris.

Is your ship surrounded by a dotted orange circle? This is the Jump Drive line of products.

Another button is located at the top of the ‘fleet selected’ box. It takes about 20 Stellaris days to click this, then left-clicks on a star within range to jump to it. You may jump from any point in the star system; you don’t have to be on the edge.

Jump Drive requires 200 in-game days to recharge. Weapon lethality and sublight velocity are both lowered by 50% during this time.

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In Stellaris, there are two types of Bypasses: Gateways and Wormholes. Both provide immediate travel but require some investigation to be useful. Before starting a gaming session, the count of Bypasses can be changed in the options. If the path is easier, spaceships will automatically take Bypasses, which are indicated on the star map by a BTL (Blue Travel).

  • Wormholes

Wormholes (Connections) are natural occurrences that occur in teams and connect two different systems around the cosmos. Originally, wormholes are unpredictable to allow travel through each other, and when an empire has obtained the Wormhole ST, its science spaceships can stabilize bypasses (wormholes) for that kingdom by right-clicks on that specific wormhole or its system, permanently opening them for that kingdom.

This only enables ships from that empire to pass through the wormhole; other nations must first research the technology and then “stabilize” the wormhole before using it. The camera will be shifted to the linked system when you tap on a wormhole. Wormholes, like hyperlanes, cannot be utilized if the opposite end is located within a kingdom with closed borders, unless war is announced.

  • Gateways

Empires can locate deserted gateways (previously existing) that were previously pieces of an extensive, galaxy-spanning system when exploring the universe. Galaxy settings can scale the count of abandoned gates. Setting up an infrastructure with an expired Gateway increases the likelihood of the GAT appearing, which is needed to revive it.

The cost of reactivating an inactive gateway is 2500 Alloys and 6000 Energy, and it takes 2 years. When an active Gateway is revived for the first moment in the universe, it will be joined by another non-active Gateway.

By researching the Tech gateway, empires can create their Gateways. Because GCT needs the Empire to have visited any existing Portals, it is impossible to establish new ones if Gateways were closed during galaxy creation.

There can only be one Gateway per system. Gateways can be built in any system that has an L-Gate. The site location must be erected outside the gravity well system, takes three years to complete, and charges 100 influences with 2500 alloys. It takes 6000 Energy, 3-4 years, and 2550 Alloys to upgrade it to a fully functional Gateway.

Gateways can move to some other gateways as long as the empire controls the gateway, maintains open borders, and is not fighting with the kingdom of the traveling fleet. Because of the Gate’s system, players can jump from one cluster to the L-Cluster and then to another L-gate as long as the L-borders Cluster’s are accessible or your kingdom is in a conflict. 

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