The newest No Man’s Sky replace arrived as we speak, with loads extra for gamers to do on this expansive universe. The Expeditions replace provides a new recreation mode full with its personal challenges and rewards. There will even be new weekend occasions, exercise hubs, and loads of gameplay fixes and high quality of life enhancements.

As the title of the replace suggests, Expeditions is the brand new recreation mode the place occasions start from one level within the recreation’s universe. The purpose is to deliver gamers collectively for a “shared journey” to finish a number of targets often called milestones. These open-ended targets will be very simple, or they are often far tougher, however their purpose is for gamers to discover completely different features of the sport. As such, they are often accomplished in any order. Each accomplished milestone will get gamers a reward, together with certainly one of over 100 patches, as does every accomplished Expedition. Rewards will embody a new jetpack, an unique ship, weapon, and a title. The Expedition routes even have devoted Rendezvous Planets to create “dynamic hubs of activity” the place gamers may even arrange their very own settlements.

The Nexus may have new weekend occasion missions. Polo and Nada will inform gamers the place to go for every mission and simply taking part in these missions will earn Quicksilver rewards. There had been additionally loads of high quality of life enhancements to reach on this replace. You can discover the total patch notes beneath.

No Man’s Sky Expedition Update 3.3 Patch Notes

EXPEDITION MODE

  • Expedition Mode is a new recreation mode, accessed by beginning a new recreation.
  • In Expedition Mode there isn’t a tutorial and the Artemis mission path doesn’t mechanically start.
  • In Expedition mode gamers begin with a randomised ship, Multi-Tool and character customisation set. Their beginning expertise can be randomised.
  • Every participant starting an expedition begins on the identical planet.
  • Expeditions are time restricted. Players have a fastened interval through which to finish a distinctive set of recent challenges. Completing challenges awards a mission patch and unlocks rewards to help your progress. These challenges, referred to as milestones, will be undertaken in any order.
  • The Expedition Page will present all earned mission patches, in addition to observe key exploration stats.
  • Milestones will be pinned as your energetic mission through the Expedition Page, which provides focused steerage in direction of their objective.
  • Several milestones require a go to to a Rendezvous Point. These are particular factors within the galaxy at which all gamers are required to verify in as a way to full the expedition.
  • Milestones are grouped into phases. Completing all of the milestones in a part will unlock unique rewards, equivalent to new customisation choices.
  • The part rewards for the primary expedition embody a new fashion of firework, a new banner, a new title, a new base half, an unique golden First Spawn helmet, a new jetpack fashion and a golden model of the long-lasting Alpha Vector starship.
  • Once unlocked, these rewards will be redeemed on any save by visiting the Quicksilver Synthesis Companion on the Space Anomaly.
  • When the time accessible to finish the expedition is up, no additional rewards can be earned. However, the save will convert into a Normal Mode save and can be utilized to proceed enjoying.
  • Some milestones award stock slots. These will be redeemed instantly or their token delivered to the Space Station and utilized through the Exosuit Upgrade Terminal.
  • On key expedition planets, protections have been put in place in order that useful resource assortment just isn’t synchronized throughout all the playerbase, stopping exhaustion of the planet.

TARGET SWEEP

  • Added a new mode to the Analysis Visor, the Target Sweep.
  • Missions the place the situation of the goal constructing just isn’t instantly clear will not mechanically lead gamers on to the constructing. Instead, they may direct gamers to the approximate space on the right planet.
  • When gamers exit their ship within the right space, they will now use the Analysis Visor to seek for the precise mission location.
  • Players should use their eyes to find the right constructing from the air or while on foot.
  • Many missions throughout all the recreation have been reworked to utilize the Target Sweep mechanic.
  • The Living Ship/Starbirth missions now use a long-range Target Sweep as a substitute of requiring gamers to manually search coordinates.
  • When a mission requires gamers gather objects from particular planetary objects – equivalent to sac venom, harvestable vegetation, or historical bones – the Target Sweep will mechanically detect such objects and help of their location.
  • Players can pin particular objects from {the catalogue} to achieve the help of the Target Sweep in finding them.

TWITCH DROPS

  • Support has been added for Twitch Drops campaigns. Watch your favorite streamers and earn in-game rewards!
  • The first Twitch Drop marketing campaign runs from April 1st – April fifth 2021.
  • Sign up and study extra at https://twitch.nomanssky.com

WEEKEND EVENTS

  • Weekend occasions have been re-enabled.
  • Weekend occasions are actually generated procedurally.
  • Each weekend occasion will nonetheless ship all the neighborhood to a chosen planet.
  • Weekend occasions proceed to award important quantities of quicksilver.

MISSION BOARD

  • The area station mission listings UI has been utterly overhauled.
  • The mission listings UI now extra clearly shows the rewards and standing on supply for every mission.
  • The mission listings UI now extra clearly shows the faction that has commissioned the mission.
  • Significantly improved the worth and variety of mission board rewards.
  • Text and goal readability in all mission board missions has been considerably improved.
  • Missions involving repairing or finding lacking targets have been reworked to include the Target Sweep mechanic.
  • Completely reworked the pirate-hunting missions to extra clearly direct the participant in direction of a particular goal.
  • Completely reworked the creature/flora/mineral scanning missions to direct the participant to finish surveys on undiscovered worlds.
  • Fixed a variety of development blockers that might happen if the participant was despatched to destroy a depot that had beforehand been destroyed.
  • Photo missions will now exactly direct gamers in direction of an acceptable location to take their picture.
  • Fixed a difficulty that might trigger delivery-style missions to completely block the usage of an outpost commerce terminal.

NEXUS MISSIONS

  • The Target Sweep mechanic has been integrated into a variety of multiplayer missions.
  • Added a stage to make sure gamers are flying close by every to one another at the beginning of pirate hunt multiplayer missions.
  • Rescue-style multiplayer missions now require gamers to look inside buried expertise modules as a substitute of the rarer salvageable scrap satellites.
  • Fixed a difficulty that might trigger incorrect numbers to seem within the mission description of Nexus missions.
  • Fixed a variety of points in depot raid Nexus missions that might trigger progress to desync.
  • Fixed a variety of points the place depots which have been beforehand destroyed may block mission progress.
  • Fixed a variety of points the place separate teams endeavor the identical multiplayer mission on the similar location may affect every others’ mission progress.
  • Fixed a difficulty the place the image for a weekend occasion may incorrectly seem whereas the participant was disconnected from the servers.
  • Added some conclusion textual content to the top of discovery multiplayer missions.
  • Added steerage to flee sentinel consideration on the finish of depot raid multiplayer missions.

HUD

  • The HUD has been utterly overhauled for a brisker, fashionable look.
  • The new HUD has been scaled to look sharp when the sport is working at 4K.
  • All markers within the recreation have been utterly redesigned.
  • Mission markers are actually drawn in a completely different fashion from constructing/planetary chart icons, to assist gamers navigate extra simply in busy programs.
  • Many markers now change dimension dynamically to scale back visible muddle.
  • The offsets and light-beams for markers have been visually improved.
  • Many uncommon planetary objects have been given their very own bespoke markers, to help identification at a distance.

BALANCE AND QoL

  • Players can now use the Quick Menu to change their major starship whereas docked on the Space Anomaly.
  • The Quicksilver Synthesis Companion on the Space Anomaly now permits faster entry to the store.
  • The price of repairing damaged expertise on planetary drop-pods has been considerably lowered.
  • The price of repairing broken slots on salvaged starships and recovered Multi-Tools has been lowered.
  • The price of constructing Exocraft garages has been lowered.
  • The quantity of metallic mined from planetary useful resource deposits has been elevated.
  • The economy-related value volatility has been lowered for Gravitino Balls and different comparable planetary objects.
  • The pinning system has been considerably improved. Pinning broken parts inside a expertise now ends in extra correct and helpful directions.
  • The pinning system now appropriately advances previous steps the place the subcomponent has already been accomplished or the required objects have already been gathered.
  • The pinning system now appropriately differentiates between repairs and installs and shows the right textual content and merchandise necessities.
  • When pinning objects that may be discovered on planets (equivalent to Sac Venom), a goal can be added to the Analysis Visor’s Target Sweep to help in finding the merchandise.
  • Repair directions for broken applied sciences can now be pinned even when that stock is at the moment inaccessible.
  • All merchandise within the catalogue can now be pinned.
  • The injury dealt by starship rockets has been considerably elevated.
  • Fixed a variety of events the place the starship reported no legitimate touchdown places when making an attempt to land on the planet floor however close to to buildings.
  • Fixed a difficulty the place the heartbeat drive would lock onto the area station regardless of the ship being aligned with a planet.
  • In area fight, the space between your ship and hostile starships is now displayed on the concentrating on reticle.
  • The error message displayed when making an attempt to summon your freighter to a system that it can’t entry has been made extra clear.
  • The third-person digicam now responds extra easily in cramped eventualities.
  • Jetpack customisation choices now appropriately show tooltips.
  • The responsiveness of the Custom Marker deployed from the Analysis Visor has been improved.

PERFORMANCE

  • Introduced a important variety of shader loading and reminiscence optimisations.
  • Introduced a important variety of load time optimisations.
  • Introduced a variety of PlayStation four reminiscence optimisations.
  • Introduced a variety of optimisations for utilizing PSVR on PlayStation 5.
  • Introduced a important texturing optimisation for PC and Xbox platforms.
  • Introduced a variety of CPU optimisations for planet technology on PC.
  • Introduced a important community bandwidth optimisation.
  • Fixed a variety of hitching points associated to creature physics.
  • Fixed a PC-only hitching difficulty attributable to excessive CPU load throughout terrain technology.
  • Max FPS has been elevated to 240FPS.

SENTINEL CHANGES

  • Planetary Sentinels have been rebalanced.
  • A larger variety of Sentinels now spawn in fight eventualities.
  • Sentinel well being now scales dynamically with participant weapon output.
  • Sentinel Drones shoot quicker and extra steadily, however deal much less injury.
  • Sentinel Drones show a distinctive icon while repairing Quadrupeds or Walkers.
  • Sentinel Quadrupeds flip and observe the participant extra responsively.
  • Sentinel Walkers are actually deployed to the planet through atmospheric injection.

GALAXY MAP

  • Colour blind settings have been added to the Options menu to regulate the colors within the Galaxy Map.
  • Controls textual content and messaging within the Galaxy Map have been clarified and improved.
  • The digicam within the Galaxy Map is now extra steady, with fewer abrupt adjustments.
  • Use of the mouse to pick a path within the Galaxy Map has been improved.

CREATURE IMPROVEMENTS

  • The dash length of your companions is now based mostly on their stats. Companions which can be well-fed and completely satisfied will now dash a lot additional. Companions with excessive playfulness, independence or helpfulness rankings will even see a rise of their stamina.
  • A teleportation visible impact is now performed when summoning or de-summoning your animal companion.
  • Companions now appropriately sync the usage of any outfitted torches with the state of the participant’s torch.
  • An automated mild has been added to interactions with animal companions.
  • Companions will now communicate to the participant when defending their proprietor from hostile creatures.
  • Animal companions now reply to constructive and destructive emotes from the participant.
  • The sender’s identify is now displayed within the stock when receiving a creature egg from one other participant.
  • Fixed a difficulty that triggered animal companion thumbnails to be misaligned for some bipedal creatures.
  • Fixed a variety of points with animal companion searching behaviours.
  • Fixed a difficulty that allowed predatory creatures to assault the participant in Creative Mode.
  • Fixed a difficulty that triggered a temporary visible glitch when summoning animal companions.
  • Fixed a difficulty that allowed animal companions to one-shot Sentinels.
  • Fixed a difficulty that prevented wild creatures from defecating after being fed.
  • Fixed a difficulty that triggered creature flocks to all spawn from the identical location.
  • Fixed a difficulty that triggered animal companions hatched from modified eggs to change the looks of their dad and mom.
  • Fixed a difficulty that triggered animal companions hatched from modified eggs to change the looks of different creatures on the house planet of their dad and mom.

OTHER IMPROVEMENTS

  • New photographs have been added to the Mode Select UI.
  • Explorer-style starships have been visually overhauled, including important quantities of recent element and better decision textures.
  • The rain impact on lush and poisonous planets has been tweaked to be extra seen.
  • The docking rotate animation on starships has been barely improved.
  • Controls for picture mode in VR have been considerably improved.
  • Fixed a difficulty that triggered the torch to remain on in VR in picture mode.
  • The element and breadth of automated chat messages has been vastly expanded.
  • A brand new interplay has been added to Gek observatories.
  • A variety of particular new interactions have been added for NPCs on lava and swamp planets.
  • Improved the readability of the tutorial messaging given when the participant first collects Drop Pod Navigation Data.
  • Clarified the textual content and messaging about PvP injury settings.
  • Fixed a variety of points the place incorrect textual content was displayed when the heartbeat drive was blocked or disengaging.

BUG FIXES

  • Fixed a difficulty that might trigger objects to vanish from refiners.
  • Fixed a variety of points that might trigger interactions to turn out to be blocked when a participant in a community session loses connection.
  • Fixed a difficulty that might trigger terrain edits to be incorrectly synced in multiplayer.
  • Fixed a difficulty that might trigger participant titles to seem twice on the participant checklist within the Nexus.
  • Fixed a networking error that might happen when sending messages to non-existent gamers.
  • Fixed a difficulty that might trigger the starship’s launch system to be mechanically repaired when one other participant docks in the identical system.
  • Fixed a difficulty that triggered the freighter stock to be inaccessible when performing repairs or crafting merchandise/applied sciences aboard a freighter.
  • Fixed a difficulty that might trigger incorrect restore or set up necessities to seem when fixing a expertise.
  • Fixed a difficulty that might trigger starships to overlap when a giant variety of gamers begin in a single location.
  • Fixed a difficulty that might stop gamers from destroying all of the depots at a depot website on Korvax planets.
  • The climax of the Living Ship mission (Starbirth) now recognises that gamers have earned all related components and permits them to proceed even when the parts have been misplaced.
  • Added a constructing prevention radius to the mission targets within the Starbirth mission chain, to stop gamers blocking mission targets with bases.
  • Fixed a difficulty that triggered the Quick Menu choice to shortly return to the Space Anomaly to operate incorrectly when visiting a Featured Base in a completely different galaxy.
  • Fixed a variety of icon inconsistencies within the tutorial.
  • Fixed a difficulty that triggered the VR summoning arc to seem when summoning the ship exterior of VR.
  • Fixed a VR difficulty that triggered the wrist stumps to be seen when the physique was hidden.
  • Fixed a difficulty that triggered screenshots taken in Photo Mode in VR to be on the flawed side ratio.
  • Fixed a uncommon crash that might happen on startup.
  • Fixed a PlayStation 5 GPU crash.
  • Fixed a crash that might happen when enjoying PSVR on PlayStation 5.
  • Fixed a crash associated to reminiscence allocation.
  • Fixed a crash associated to creature pathfinding.
  • Fixed a crash that might happen within the profanity filter when renaming the starship.
  • Fixed a PC-only crash that might happen when quitting the sport.
  • Fixed a hold that might happen when warping to a new system through a black gap.
  • Fixed a difficulty that triggered portal audio to proceed enjoying after the warp was full.
  • Fixed a difficulty on PC that triggered system audio to be muted when launching the sport with a bluetooth headset related.
  • Fixed an audio difficulty when repeatedly shifting the solar round in Photo Mode.
  • Fixed a difficulty that triggered menu tabs to vanish after viewing the facility generator UI pages.
  • Fixed a difficulty that triggered planetary sector messages to disregard any customized names gamers had uploaded.
  • Fixed a difficulty that triggered an incorrect planet description to seem when viewing a base from a completely different galaxy within the teleporter UI.
  • Fixed a difficulty that triggered the UI to be misaligned when viewing the Egg Sequencer web page in widescreen.
  • Fixed a difficulty that might trigger untranslated textual content to seem as an possibility on the Starship Outfitting station.
  • Fixed a difficulty that might trigger mission icons to be duplicated on the Galaxy Map.
  • Fixed a difficulty that might trigger multiplayer sync failures when endeavor Nexus missions with gamers on completely different daylight financial savings settings.
  • Fixed a difficulty that triggered discovery downloads and uploads to turn out to be bloated with duplicates of the identical creature at completely different sizes.
  • Fixed a difficulty that might trigger Xbox Live Achievements to fail to replace after switching the energetic consumer.
  • Fixed a difficulty that might trigger the participant to abruptly change route when getting out and in of a automobile in third particular person.
  • Fixed a minor collision difficulty on small crystals.
  • Fixed a difficulty that triggered invalid merchandise to seem within the recipe unlock tree.
  • Fixed a difficulty that prevented the entire alien language from being translated in a small variety of interactions.
  • Removed an faulty duplicate of the Emergency Broadcast Receiver from the Catalogue.
  • Fixed a difficulty that triggered the Soul Laser to be considerably too highly effective when used as a weapon.
  • Fixed a difficulty that might trigger gamers to fireside their secondary weapons when dismissing a mission element field.
  • Fixed a difficulty that triggered the value of deployable objects to be listed in models moderately than salvage modules.
  • Fixed a difficulty that prevented the facility tutorial from advancing if the participant constructed a Solar Panel as a substitute of a Biofuel Generator.
  • Fixed a difficulty that might trigger the facility and base constructing tutorials to get out of sync if the participant learns particular blueprints out of order.
  • Fixed a difficulty that prevented the Signal Booster from showing within the checklist of base components that may be bought on the Space Anomaly.
  • Fixed a difficulty that might trigger the sport to fail to render when utilizing a small variety of uncommon decision settings.
  • Fixed a difficulty that might trigger glitched shadows when working PSVR on PlayStation 5.
  • Fixed a difficulty that triggered a small sq. to seem within the centre of the display screen in HDR.
  • Fixed a visible difficulty that might trigger black blocks to seem within the place of the depth of subject impact on Xbox Series X.
  • Fixed a difficulty that might trigger blocky artefacts in mild scattering round planets on Xbox Series X.
  • Fixed a difficulty that might trigger Artemis to seem out of focus throughout a specific interplay of their mission chain.
  • Fixed a visible difficulty that might trigger a seam to seem within the planetary ambiance.
  • Fixed a variety of minor visible points with planetary props.
  • Fixed a difficulty that might sometimes trigger the bottom pc to seem invisible.
  • Fixed a difficulty that triggered visible results on the Space Station to be hidden when finishing any interplay.
  • Fixed a difficulty that triggered distant stars to jitter.
  • Fixed a difficulty that triggered uncommon planetary lighting results to be current on the Atlas Station.
  • Fixed a variety of visible points that might happen when stood on the threshold of a cave.

[Source: No Man’s Sky]