What’s scarier than the dark void of endless space in No Man’s Sky? How about finding dangerous, abandoned freighters within the dark void of endless space in No Man’s Sky? Well that’s what’s coming in the Hello Games’ Desolation update.
The headliner of the extensive update is the horror-inspired derelict freighters, which are procedurally generated and filled with hazards like unshackled security AIs or a dangerous alien infestation, but they also have story content and rewards to find on the other side. Get a sense of the atmosphere No Man’s Sky is going for in the trailer for the Desolation update below:
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If you’re not a horror fan and this doesn’t sound like your jam, you’re of course free to avoid these haunted ships and continue your peaceful voyage across No Man’s Sky’s procedurally generated space, but Desolation is bringing several updates beyond the spooky ships. Visually, there will be some updates to the game’s bloom effects, lens flare, and lighting effects, as well as some quality of life additions like the inclusion of teleporters aboard freighters to get from bases, space stations, and your capital ship more quickly, and changes have been made to combat systems to make the whole thing faster-paced. Here’s the full list of patch notes:
If you’re new to No Man’s Sky, we’ve got plenty of guides to help you get started here at Fanbyte. Not sure where to start with building a base? We’ve got you covered. Looking for some guidance on all the styles of ships? There’s a guide for that, too.