No Man’s Sky is getting a shock update on Wednesday, March 31, that makes touring by way of the galaxy and progressing a personality a lot simpler, whether or not you’re a longtime veteran or simply now exhibiting up. Expeditions is a seasonal way to play No Man’s Sky that’s like a extremely cooperative model of The Amazing Race.

This update’s important function, the titular Expeditions, is a brand new sport mode. Everyone begins out on the identical planet, with an expedition plotted out for them that may take them throughout the galaxy. Players all begin off with an assortment of drugs, expertise, ships, and weapons. It’s as much as gamers to make their manner by way of the galaxy map and attain the ultimate vacation spot, finishing challenges all of the whereas.

Some of those expedition challenges are easy, whereas others are supposed to be harder. When gamers full milestones, they unlock in-game rewards throughout all saves, that means that after you’re finished along with your seasonal journey, you get to carry the rewards again to your important save for constructing, exploring, and touring.

Expeditions work on a seasonal mannequin, which signifies that when one Expedition ends, a brand new one with a brand new theme and rewards will start. Hello Games says that “this is just the beginning,” and future seasons will “offer a new way to look at the colossal universe of No Man’s Sky.”

Rendezvous factors are additionally being added to the sport, which make for a straightforward solution to meet up with different spacefarers. Players may use them to take a look at a constructing venture, meet up with different vacationers on an Expedition, or see a good friend’s new pet.

Quality of space life

The Expeditions update is additionally jam-packed with quality-of-life enhancements to essentially the most primary options that may assist quell present fan considerations and points. Sentinels, the most important antagonistic drive of the sport, have been modified as much as be tougher and constant. The participant’s most dear instruments, the jetpack and Analysis Visor, have been retuned. Missions from stations and NPCs have been reworked as effectively, and gamers might want to use a Target Sweep mode on their visor in order to seek out mission goals.

The in-game HUD has been modified as effectively; it is now cleaner and simpler to learn, whereas staying out of your manner whilst you observe the sights on a brand new planet. The new participant expertise has additionally been tweaked to enhance on early blueprints and tutorials.

Hello Games has activated a Twitch Drops marketing campaign that may run from April 1-5. No Man’s Sky streams with drops enabled will permit viewers to earn precious gadgets, starting from fireworks and emotes to A-class spaceships. In addition, Weekend Missions will return. These are open to your complete group, and reward numerous the dear Quicksilver forex.