No Man's Sky Multiplayer Arrives in Free Update to Game

No Man's Sky Atlas Rises update COUNTDOWN: Hello Games launching new patch soon

No Man's Sky Atlas Rises update COUNTDOWN: Hello Games launching new patch soon

We're adding a new 20 hour core story to the game, leading players on a journey which culminates in the use of Portals. Atlas Rises, version 1.3 of the popular PC game, brings a brand new and overhauled central storyline, portals, a new procedural mission system, trade improvements, system economies, joint exploration and more. Mission Agents at space stations will let you pick up a variety of ways to earn credits and compliment the new mission log UI.

Travel is getting a bit of an overhaul as well. And with the Atlas Rises update...well, they may succeed.

One of the biggest issues many had with No Man's Sky on release was the lack of multiplayer/co-op, particularly since we were told before release that players would be able to encounter each other in-game. In this case, the changes are centered around planets and their biomes, with new "exotic planet types" popping up as you approach the galactic core.

You've become part of the No Man's Sky origin story. When No Man's Sky was first announced, one of the most tantalizing promises Sean Murray made was that players would all inhabit the same universe, but the odds of them ever actually meeting each other were nearly non-existent. "Glitches in the simulation have begun to appear" say Hello Games, these glitches will allow players to see each other as glowing orbs, and will be able to communicate via VoIP when they're in close proximity.

While that's a lonely pursuit, the Atlas Rises update finally introduces an incipient form of multiplayer action, a feature that had been perhaps the most controversial omission from No Man's Sky.

"Visualised by odd floating orbs, up to 16 players can see and communicate with one another, and explore the universe together", Hello Games explains on its website.

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Interact with a portal and input a specific combination of glyphs to quick travel to a specific planet. Ship maneuverability has been improved, bringing more skill to dog-fighting abd devastating rockets can be equipped to ships and upgraded for even greater firepower.

A new HUD has been introduced to improve the experience of space combat.

The universe in No Man's Sky is coming to life with more interactive play.

For the full extensive patch notes, check out the long, long list on the No Man's Sky website.

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