It’s been a troublesome wait, however No Man’s Sky’s vastly anticipated Beyond replace is lastly right here. And with it comes a heaving web page of patch notes for these wanting to be taught what delights are in-store – except for the much-touted VR and expanded on-line elements, in fact.
As our Martin defined final week following his chat with Hello Games, the beforehand mysterious “third tier” of No Man’s Sky’s Beyond replace is all about refinements and additions supposed to flesh out the present recreation, whereas additionally making for a extra coherent expertise. After six main updates since launch, No Man’s Sky was getting a bit unwieldy.
To that finish, Hello says that the early recreation has been considerably revised to higher introduce gamers to No Man’s Sky’s huge array of disparate mechanics, whereas new story content material has been added to carry collectively the sport’s three foremost narrative pathways seen in earlier updates.
These are joined by a wealth of interface enhancements, with the change that is prone to elicit the loudest cheers coming within the type considerably elevated storage caps for mined substances. Now, you will not want a second slot till a substance reaches its new 10,000 restrict, up from 250.
Elsewhere, No Man’s Sky pinning system has acquired an overhaul to extra successfully information gamers by way of the steps required to craft new objects, and the replace additionally brings the likes of a brand new expertise tree to higher visualise blueprint upgrades, an enhanced galaxy map, improved flight controls, and modifications designed to considerably scale back grind. You can, as an illustration, now mine for longer with out interruption, and new industrial equipment could be crafted to automate the acquisition course of of drugs, even working whilst you’re not in-game.
If that is nonetheless not sufficient to be getting on with, there are enhancements to No Man’s Sky’s alien language system, roving NPCs to be encountered out on this planet (with new mini-stories and missions to embark upon), and it is even potential bake the likes of area pies and area truffles, because of a brand new cooking system enabling the creation of greater than 300 recipes. And sure, a few of these would require you to squeeze out some alien milk.
And on it goes: there is a new energy system which incorporates 5 styles of logic gate and could be paired with the likes of sphere turbines and short-range teleporters to create unique new contraptions. There’s improved base constructing, together with a wide range of recent base components, and new multiplayer missions that may be undertaken from inside the new social Nexus hub.
And that is earlier than we even get to the rideable wildlife, the modifications made for VR, the utmost participant depend bump from 4 to 8 folks on consoles (and as much as 32 gamers on PC), the visible enhancements, engine optimisations, and many extra.
All of which is to say that these keen to seek out out precisely what No Man’s Sky’s monumental Beyond brings ought to go instantly and examine at this time’s patch notes. You would possibly wish to brew your self a cup of tea earlier than you get caught in although.
No Man’s Sky’s free Beyond replace is out at this time on PC, Xbox One, and PS4. Happy milking!