New 'No Man's Sky' Patch Brings Massive Amount of Improvements

Ever since No Man's Sky NEXT arrived, the reviews and impressions of the massively open-world sci-fi experience has done a complete 180. Though it was raddled with record-low reviews when it first launched, now the space game has been met with resounding praise and love from gamers everywhere. But the journey is far from over and Hello Games is making good on their promise of constant updates. To deliver said promise, the latest "experiment" patch is now live on PC with a console version coming soon.

The latest update targets a ton of areas for improvement, including stability, faster loading times, discovery accessibility, and tons more. The game also saw a massive overhaul to its visuals, making the stunning game even more breathtaking.

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To check out what else is new, feel free to check out the full patch notes below:

  • Fixed an issue that prevented planets from being added to the Discovery timeline when exiting certain ship models
  • Fixed an issue that prevented players from using the Pulse Engine to escape between waves of Sentinel space fighters
  • Fixed an issue that could cause base NPC workers to become unresponsive after moving / deleting your base
  • Substantially increased the length of time fuel lasts in the hydroponic trays
  • Prevented an occasional crash on Xbox One X in scenes with a high node count
  • Fixed a crash related to creatures
  • Fixed a crash related to terrain generation
  • Fix for an issue with PC shader compilation when the game is first booted which would occasionally result in a crash
  • Various performance improvements
  • Various improvements to load times (approximately 5-10% improvement to warp times, 30% improvement to initial game load)
  • Fixed an issue that incorrectly limited the number of storage containers that could be built on the freighter
  • Fixed an issue that could prevent construction in the freighter base
  • Fixed an issue that could cause the ‘Nearby buildings’ scan on the signal booster to fail
  • Fixed an issue that prevented exploration-focussed frigates from charging their scanners
  • Fixed an issue that prevented damaged frigates from being completely repaired
  • Fixed an issue that could cause the lobby not to display all available games on PS4
  • Marked icons are now automatically cleared on arrival at the marked target
  • Fixed a number of cases where the HUD would prompt to mark icons that did not need marking
  • Improved target locking for ship PvP
  • Improved the appearance of HUD markers on player ships
  • Fixed a number of visual issues around using the Analyser Visor in very specific circumstances
  • Improved the mapping of the Steam Controller
  • Removed an obsolete building product from the blueprint analyser
  • Combat music now triggers when fighting biological horrors
  • Slightly increased the damage dealt by biological horrors
  • Fixed an issue that could cause expedition rewards to artificially increase after save/loading
  • Fixed an issue where the Personal Forcefield could be deployed on 0% charge
  • Fixed an issue where the Mining Beam and other weapon effects displayed the wrong colour in multiplayer
  • Fixed an issue where the screen on the Multi-Tool would display the wrong ammo count for the Blaze Javelin
  • Fixed an issue where the Multi-Tool was invisible in Photo Mode
  • Fixed an issue where the Personal Forcefield would remain in-world forever when cycling Alt Weapon modes
  • Fixed an issue where meleeing while sprinting could cause an animation glitch
  • Improved the appearance of clouds in 4K/1440p modes
  • Visual improvements made to some exotic biomes
  • Visual improvements made to the space station technology merchants
  • Increased the visibility of underground toxic hazards
  • Visual improvements to buried technology modules

No Man's Sky is now available for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC. Thoughts on all of the revisions and their rep turnaround? Sound off in the comment section below!