After the briefest of teasers just some weeks in the past, No Man’s Sky has obtained yet one more replace—its 17th main replace, actually—within the type of Frontiers. Update 3.6 places gamers in control of their very own procedurally-generated alien settlement after giving base constructing an enormous overhaul. There are additionally extra save slots for individuals who need to go on a number of journeys via the universe.

Frontiers has now positioned procedurally-generated settlements round inhabited techniques all through the universe. These small settlements are begging for gamers to show the into engaging and worthwhile cities. This means build up their populations, establishing extra buildings, and defending them from assault. Each settlement will begin with distinctive buildings, layouts, colour schemes, and decorations.

What buildings are added onto the settlement then impacts the way it grows. A give attention to farming and factories will increase productiveness and generates a good revenue. On the opposite hand, specializing in leisure and cozy residing with cafes and higher housing will improve the variety of sources obtainable. Sentinels will at all times arrive to spoil the enjoyable, although. Flourishing settlements will appeal to their consideration, so defensive buildings are additionally essential.

Base constructing has been overhauled so as to add new elements and units, all of which at the moment are displayed in a grid. Two new modes additionally enable for higher modifying. Placement mode is a contextual menu that “allows quick access to scale, rotation and recoloring options.” Meanwhile, edit mode permits the modifying of items in situ. Other new options embody duplication of base elements, free placement mode, and the power to maneuver beforehand constructed base elements.

To develop into overseer, gamers might want to earn the respect of its residents. This could be achieved with the assistance of the power to see their ideas and intentions and react accordingly. Overseers additionally need to resolve disputes. You could be truthful and simply, or you possibly can throw round fines and use the income to increase the settlements. Population, happiness and productiveness should all be passable for a functioning society. Happy settlements will be capable to rid themselves of radioactivity and parasitic eggs, and appeal to nanobots and new settlers with distinctive abilities.

Other new options launched with the replace embody extra save slots and saved discoveries, a brand new Expedition season, monstrous companions, multicolored nebulas, and enhanced destruction and environmental results. You can see the complete listing of adjustments within the patch notes beneath.

No Man’s Sky Frontiers Update 3.6 Patch Notes


  • Procedurally generated planetary settlements could be now discovered on inhabited planets all throughout the universe.
  • Settlements are discovered naturally by way of a brand new mission that happens after a small quantity of post-tutorial progress.
  • Settlements can be discovered with maps bought from the Space Station Cartographer.
  • Mission Board missions that contain finding NPCs also can take gamers to settlements.
  • Players might submit their credentials to the monument on the coronary heart of the settlement. If accepted by the residents, they’ll develop into Overseer of the settlement and will select its title.
  • Every settlement and its format is exclusive. Each constructing is procedurally generated, utilizing solely elements obtainable for participant base constructing.
  • Settlement standing could be seen and managed from the central monument. Once gamers have constructed their Overseer’s Office, they’ll additionally handle the settlement from the terminal of their workplace.
  • Settlements have 5 key stats: productiveness, inhabitants, happiness, maintenance prices, and Sentinel alert stage.
  • Improve their stats by researching new applied sciences, attracting new settlers to the city, establishing new buildings, setting settlement insurance policies, and extra!
  • Settlements the place productiveness is greater than its maintenance will generate helpful merchandise for its Overseer to assert for themselves. Higher class settlements will produce extra helpful items.
  • Settlements can fall into debt, for instance after commissioning an costly new piece of know-how. Debt is mechanically repaid from surplus manufacturing. While settlements are in debt, the Overseer might not declare the additional merchandise.
  • Key stat bonuses are awarded within the type of settlement options.
  • Strong options will change weaker ones. Once the settlement is on the characteristic restrict, weaker options can be awarded as stat bonuses and won’t change a greater characteristic.
  • Over time, the Overseer can be referred to as upon to make choices. A brand new Settlers mission has been added to the log to assist preserve observe of those requests. This mission will alert Overseers every time they’re required.
  • Every few hours, the Overseer could also be requested to decide. These vary from greeting strangers, to resolving crimes, to setting settlement insurance policies and analysis objectives.
  • These choices will assist form your settlement right into a thriving city. However, you’ll want to monitor the Sentinel alert stage. This will rise slowly over time, and will set off an assault on the settlement. The Overseer have to be able to defend their individuals!
  • The settlement’s residents will wander the city in accordance with their routines. Their temper is influenced by the general happiness of the settlement, in addition to their very own reactions to your choices.
  • Any settler could also be inspected to glimpse a view at their present ideas.
  • Other settlers will show their ideas as they wander, permitting the Overseer an perception into the interior lives of their residents.
  • Opportunities to decide on a brand new constructing to assemble will come up ceaselessly. Choose which buildings to prioritise and make your settlement distinctive.
  • Once a call has been made on the terminal within the Overseer’s Office, a development website can be positioned within the settlement. Visit the positioning and provide sources to gasoline development.
  • Completing the development of buildings may even award stat bonuses.


  • The base constructing menu has been changed by a brand new grid of all obtainable elements.
  • The grid permits a fast and simple preview of all current elements, in addition to providing fast entry to half choice.
  • From the grid, gamers can choose an element to position or go straight to edit mode.
  • In placement mode, gamers now have fast entry to scale, color, materials and rotation choices.
  • In placement mode, gamers can shortly cycle between associated elements, or can return to the elements grid to decide on their subsequent development module.
  • A brand new ‘free placement’ mode has been added. This disables snapping and permits elements to intersect with one another and nonetheless be legitimate to position. It additionally permits gamers to freely place elements in mid-air.
  • From placement mode, or direct from the elements grid, gamers can enter Edit mode and modify any current elements. Simply goal the half and choose the suitable possibility.
  • From edit mode, elements could be duplicated for speedy development.
  • Or, decide up an element to positive tune it earlier than placing it again in place.
  • Over 250 new base constructing elements have been added, from ornamental to structural.
  • Three new development units have been added – timber, stone, and alloy. While nonetheless versatile and simple to snap, these new units are a lot greater element and extra visually numerous than the earlier fundamental units.
  • These units change the previous wooden, concrete and metallic units. The older units are not obtainable to be taught, however can be stored for current gamers.
  • Players who’ve already researched items from the previous units can be awarded elements from the brand new set free of charge. The new units are considerably bigger, so you’ll want to go to the Construction Research Station on the Space Anomaly to browse the complete set.
  • The new units are context-aware and can mechanically modify their visuals to go well with their place inside a constructing. For instance, partitions positioned on the high of a multi-storey constructing might add further trim to their tops, whereas partitions positioned on the backside might characteristic further assist beams.
  • The Exocraft sign boosters can now find Trade Outposts.
  • Fixed an difficulty that prevented the Galactic Trade Terminal from being positioned on fundamental wall items.
  • The Galactic Trade Terminal not wants energy to operate in participant bases.
  • Various deprecated and unusable base elements have been faraway from the analysis timber.
  • Signal Boosters are not restricted to 1 per area.


  • Space skies have been considerably improved, with all-new visuals for producing nebula results.
  • Visual results throughout the complete recreation have been considerably improved – destruction, environmental, fight and way more.
  • The mode choose display has been up to date with a brand new set of pictures from the neighborhood. Thank you to all of the devoted No Man’s Sky photographers!
  • Fixed an difficulty that brought on a single black body throughout a teleport.
  • Fixed various rendering points with stars in VR.


  • The save/load system has been overhauled.
  • On console, every save is now handled as its personal object, reasonably than all 5 save slots being bundled collectively.
  • All current saves have been mechanically backed up.
  • Various crashes that might happen when saving or loading giant and prolonged savegames have been mounted.
  • The variety of doable save slots has been elevated from 5 to fifteen. The save choose display now helps scrolling to see further slots/begin a brand new recreation.
  • The variety of discoveries that may be saved regionally with out importing has been doubled.
  • Any non-consumable Quicksilver rewards, corresponding to gestures and base constructing elements, are not save slot particular and can be utilized throughout all save slots as soon as bought.
  • Cross-save Expedition rewards, Titles, and Catalogue information will now be cloud synced together with different save information.
  • Multiple customers on the identical PC and Windows login will not share Expedition rewards, Titles, and Catalogue information.


  • On the Discovery display, improved the readability of the button that’s used to register completion of all creature discoveries on a planet.
  • The reward for locating all creatures on the planet has been considerably elevated.
  • The readability of the end-of-expedition countdown has been improved.
  • Season Three will start quickly, and can carry an thrilling vary of recent rewards…


  • Fixed various mission points associated to different gamers discovering the goal creatures/crops/minerals.
  • Fixed various points the place matchmaking with gamers who had adjusted their clocks would trigger the Expedition to finish prematurely.
  • Fixed various points that might stop gamers from touchdown regardless of the placement being legitimate.
  • Fixed an difficulty that made it troublesome to hover-select the ultimate Expedition patch.
  • Fixed an difficulty that brought on the textual content on the expedition begin splash display to overlap in VR.
  • Fixed an difficulty that allowed gamers to begin a brand new Expedition with out updating their shopper to the right model.
  • Fixed various combine points with Bytebeat and background music.
  • Fixed an animation difficulty that might happen when stroking a companion instantly earlier than mounting them.
  • Fixed an difficulty that brought on the collision detection for organic horrors to be far too small.
  • Fixed an difficulty that prevented jetpack path names from showing if they’d not been unlocked.
  • Fixed various digicam points that might happen when utilizing a planetary chart whereas inside an Exocraft.
  • Fixed an difficulty that brought on some buildings and bases to be labelled incorrectly when getting into them.
  • Fixed an difficulty that might trigger gamers to take hazard injury if their hazard safety was drained however they have been not within the lively hazard.
  • Fixed an difficulty that brought on some markers to have a “time to walk here” estimate regardless of being on one other planet.
  • Fixed a uncommon crash on Xbox that might stop gamers from loading into the sport.

[Source: No Man’s Sky]