No Man’s Sky Update Adds Space Whales and More

No Man’s Sky Developer Hello Games has released a new free update for the space exploration video game that, among other things, brings space whales and a time-looping roguelike expedition. Leviathan, which is available now with its associated shipping and is expected to last around six weeks, is just the latest major free update for the video game, which shows no signs of stopping any time soon.

“Our seventh expedition traps travelers in a time loop and offers a taste of roguelike gameplay,” reads the official description for the Levithan update in part. “Difficulty is set to survival mode settings, and each death means a reset of the loop. As players explore the loop, they collect Memory Fragments, lost remnants of previous loops. these manifest as procedurally generated technology, i.e. each reset of the loop can play out very differently.” You can check out the trailer for the new No Man’s Sky update for yourself embedded below:

You can view the full No Man’s Sky Patch Notes 3.90, straight from source, below:

  • Expedition Seven, the Leviathan, is about to begin.
  • This expedition takes players on a story-driven roguelike adventure to break a time loop curse, where every death means a reset of the loop.
  • Players can work together to help the Polo Specialist research the loop, increasing the quality of rewards and upgrades for each new iteration.
  • Rewards include new posters; a whaler’s cape; a juvenile cosmic leviathan that can be built in a base; and a chance to come face to face with the adult Leviathan itself…
  • PvP will be disabled by default during this expedition.
  • Fixed GPU crash on PlayStation 4.
  • Introduced significant memory optimization for Xbox Series S.
  • Fixed an issue that could cause a mission to crash if players were sent to an Outlaw Station to speak with an NPC or Terminal not present in Outlaw Systems.
  • Fixed an issue that could cause a mission hang if players were sent to speak to an NPC on the Space Station (usually a recruit for their base) who had participated in the tutorial sequence.
  • Fixed an issue that could prevent doors on derelict freighters from opening if multiple pieces of slime were destroyed at the same time.
  • Fixed a rare mission blocker that could occur when trying to locate a planet with high sentinel activity.
  • Fixed a rare mission blocker in the Trace of Metal mission that sent players to a sentry hive several tens of thousands of light years away.
  • Fixed a number of issues that could occur when joining players from the friends list page.
  • Fixed an issue that could prevent settlement cards from finding a settlement, while being consumed.
  • Fixed a number of significant visual issues with wire placement.
  • Fixed an issue that could cause a small number of Class X procedural upgrades to have surprisingly low stats.
  • Solar class ships now display their sails on the inventory page.
  • Fixed a small number of cases where items received from dismantling products or opening other items were placed in the wrong inventory.
  • The default crafting amount for creature pellets has been increased, allowing more pellets to be crafted for the same cost.
  • Fixed an issue that could cause Traveler NPCs to show up on Outlaw Stations, resulting in incorrectly generated text.
  • Fixed an issue that could cause Traveler NPCs to manifest using Apollo or Null’s appearance.
  • Fixed an issue that could cause damaged ship visual effects to continue playing even after the ship was repaired.
  • Fixed an issue that could prevent Freighter Combat Missions from triggering correctly while the player is on the Under a Rebel Star mission.
  • Fixed a visual issue with some specific underground creatures.
  • Fixed a rare issue that could prevent interaction with certain objects under specific network conditions.
  • Fixed a rare issue that could prevent atmospheric frigate flyovers on planets with high mountains.
  • Fixed a UI issue that could cause the ship upgrade screen to close automatically after installing a new loadout slot, even though the player could afford to purchase additional slots .
  • Fixed a number of minor text issues.
  • Fixed a number of audio issues.

As indicated above, the new No Man’s Sky The Leviathan update is currently available, for free, on all available platforms. No Man’s Sky itself is currently available on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and PC via Steam. It’s slated to release on Nintendo Switch at some point this summer. You can check out all of our previous space exploration video game coverage here.

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