Removed: No Longer Available
Sectors was removed from the game, and is no longer obtainable through normal gameplay
Sectors are vast sections of space the each represent a different tier of difficulty in Starbound. There are currently five sectors in Starbound, listed in order of increasing difficulty: Alpha, Beta, Gamma, Delta, and X. The first four sectors currently consist of a single difficulty level each, while Sector X represents six difficulty levels.
The sectors system will be removed in favor of a single sector.
The Alpha Sector is the section of space where the player will start their adventure. It consists of planets with threat level 1. Discovered biomes in this sector include forest, arid, desert, moon, snow, and asteroid field.
The Beta Sector represents the second tier of difficulty, consisting of planets with threat level 2. It may be accessed by crafting and using the Starmap Upgrade MK2 at the Metalwork Station. In addition to all previous biomes, the new biome in this sector are the jungle and savannah.
The Gamma Sector represents the third tier of difficulty, consisting of planets with threat level 3. It may be accessed by crafting and using the Starmap Upgrade MK3 at the Robotic Crafting Table. In addition to all previous biomes, the new biome in this sector is the grasslands.
Delta Sector is the fourth tier of difficulty, consisting of planets with threat level 4. It may be accessed by using the Starmap Upgrade MK4 recieved from the Gamma Sector boss. In addition to all previous biomes, new biomes in this sector include magma, tentacles, tundra, and volcanic. The Delta Sector has the same seeds as the Gamma sector, making all the solar systems stay in the same place. New planets are added, however.