Hello Games announced and released the No Man’s Sky Endurance update, yet another ambitious update for the sci-fi action sim.
The new Endurance update massively expands your capital ship base building with lots of new features and content, as well as adding lots of new quality of life enhancements to asteroids, outer space, fleets and frigates, and more. The previous update for No Man’s Sky added space whales – read more about that here.
Here’s a new trailer for the update:
Here’s a rundown on the update:
ENDURANCE: INTRODUCING UPDATE 3.94
Dramatically expand your capital ship in update 3.94, ENDURANCE! Introducing deeper and more varied freighter base building, including exterior platforms and catwalks; enhanced nebulae and deep space storms; fleets of organic frigates; and so much more!
Freighter bases have been completely reinvented, with a huge array of new parts and themed rooms allowing players to quickly assemble a visually varied and distinctive home in the stars. These pre-decorated rooms can be further customised, or players can use empty room variants and take total control over decoration.
Existing freighter bases have been preserved and legacy parts are fully compatible with the new set.
Freighters now bustle with specialist crew members walking around your base. Engineers, biologists and technicians display their thoughts as they patrol the base, and your hired frigate captains and squadron pilots visit your capital ship between their deep-space excursions.
Construct expansive freighter farms with specialised cultivation chambers. Plant and grow rows of crops, then harvest all nearby crops with a single interaction.
Traversing space via black hole is more cinematic than ever, with stunning new visual effects.
EXTERIOR FREIGHTER BUILDING
Freighter bases can now be extended beyond the hull, with observation decks and catwalks providing a direct view of the vastness of space.
BASE BUILDING QUALITY OF LIFE
Visual variants of base parts can now be placed manually, overriding their automatic contextual placement.
Existing base parts may now be directly replaced without deleting, conveniently preserving their existing position and snapping.
While building on a freighter, preview holograms can now be seen through walls, making it easier to see exactly where a part will be placed. In addition, freighter bases now have access to free placement, disabling snapping and collision checks and opening up the possibilities for more creative builds.
Freighter exteriors have been visually upgraded, with enhanced textures, improved colours, and high-detail surface decoration.
Civilian freighters encountered across the galaxy are now pre-fitted with a variety of bases, which may be modified and expanded after purchase.
Players may now encounter organic frigates as they explore deep space. Build your own fleet of these majestic beings, but be prepared for anomalous results when deploying them on fleet missions…
These living vessels are procedurally generated and come in a diverse variety of colour, shape and tentacle configurations.
Evolve the traits and stats of your organic vessels by feeding them from the Fleet Management screen.
DOORS AND WINDOWS
Players may now construct external doors and windows in their capital ship, allowing spectacular views to the stars.
Alternatively, place internal doors, windows and walls to create aesthetically pleasing interior sections.
Embark on an interstellar cruise in the Polestar expedition. Repair the freighter’s unique technology, uncover its mysterious past, and journey across the galaxy at its helm.
Players who have entirely completed the voyage may now end the expedition early and convert the save to normal mode ahead of the expedition deadline.
Encounter stunning interstellar gas clouds up close, for an even more dramatic experience of the beauty of space.
Freighter hangars have been redecorated, introducing windows, new machinery and alien crew into this vast space.
LIVING SHIP UPGRADES
Send organic frigates out on expeditions to retrieve upgrades for their starship cousins. Hatch psychonic eggs into sentient technology, or graft parasites onto your living vessel to create additional storage capacity.
As well as inventory space and general procedural upgrades, the living ship can now evolve a number of specific improvements. Its grafted eyes can leech energy from enemy starships; neural shielding grants the ability to resist hostile cargo probes; a chloroplast membrane will automatically recharge its neural assembly; and the Wormhole Brain allows the ship sight into the economy and conflict levels of unvisited systems on the Galaxy Map.
Each phase of the Polestar Expedition will reward a generous array of account-wide collectables. Complete the cruise to earn exclusive base parts, posters, the Fleet Commander’s Cape, the High-Gravity Freighter Trail, a Child of Helios companion, and more!
Travel directly between the freighter hangar and bridge by way of a short-range teleport network.
DERELICT FREIGHTER ATMOSPHERICS
Combat and ambient visual effects on derelicts have been reworked, making these capital ship carcasses spookier than ever.
The stellar extractor is a new piece of integrated freighter technology. It automatically harvests resources from deep space, based on the system star classification.
Asteroid fields are less uniformly spread, now appearing in dense clusters, and feature a wider variety of asteroid shapes, sizes and colours.
The Starship Scanner can now locate asteroids which are rich in fuel resources, in the event of an adverse fuel situation while outside of an asteroid field.
FREIGHTER TECHNOLOGY MODULES
Existing technology for the freighter – including the Teleporter, Fleet Command, and Appearance Modifier – has been tastefully integrated into sleek, extendable glass-floored rooms.
In addition, technology-themed expansion rooms allow players to further customise and create their own base layouts.
THIRD-PERSON FREIGHTER WARP
Engaging the freighter warp drive to travel between systems now shows the freighter in the warp tunnel.
Earn an exciting and varied set of in-game rewards by watching streams of No Man’s Sky on Twitch. Full details of how to sign up are available on the Twitch Drops page here.
This latest campaign offers viewers an assortment of exclusive Starships, Companions, Multi-Tools, appearance customisations, exotic fireworks, and more!
SENTINEL PILLAR MULTIPLAYER MISSION
A new class of multiplayer mission is now available from the Nexus. The Space Anomaly has issued a request for crews of intrepid Travellers: investigate the heavily-guarded Sentinel Pillars, and steal the data within!
A COSMIC VOYAGE
Assemble the potent Dream Aerial and embark on a new mission alongside the organic frigates swimming through the ocean of deep space. The creature’s song will transport you along a strange and surreal journey, forever bonding Traveller and beast…
FREIGHTER ENGINE CUSTOMISATION
Personalise your capital ship’s exhaust trail with a range of engine modifications.
PLANETARY SCANNER MODULE
Streamline exploration with the Planetary Probe, a new piece of advanced freighter technology which can remotely discover all celestial bodies in a solar system.
TELEPORT TO FRIGATES
Repairing damaged frigates has been simplified by the ability to teleport directly between your fleet and capital ship.
ASTEROID HARVESTING ENCOUNTERS
Civilian pilots can now be seen mining asteroid belts for resources.
GLASS FREIGHTER CORRIDOORS
Construct glass corridors aboard your freighter to enjoy spectacular space vistas from a safe vantage point.
FREIGHTER TECH ICON REFRESH
Installable Freighter upgrade modules now have a brand new set of distinct, detailed icons.
LONG-DISTANCE OBJECT FIDELITY
The planetary decoration system has been significantly optimised and improved with octahedral impostor technology, allowing props, plantlife, rocks and other objects to be drawn at both far greater distances and at a higher quality.
The visual quality of objects in the far distance has been significantly improved – especially improving the visibility of planetary flora when flying into the atmosphere.
Destroying asteroids may sometimes expose the nesting places of otherworldly creatures.
FREIGHTER BRIDGE UPDATE
The captain’s bridge has been visually refreshed, with new visual effects and improved lighting, and now connects to the hangar via multiple sets of stairs and teleporters.
FREIGHTER CARGO HOLD
Freighters now benefit from a dedicated Cargo Hold Inventory, allowing the storage of even more items. Like other freighter inventories, this hold can be upgraded with Expandable Bulkheads.
The teleportation network has been extended to allow Travellers to teleport directly to their freighter from any space station or planetary base terminus.
FREIGHTER INDUSTRIAL MODULES
Existing industrial technology for the freighter – including the Refiner, Storage Containers, and Orbital Exocraft Materialiser – has been seamlessly welded into expandable engineering bay themed rooms.
In addition, industrial-themed expansion rooms allow players to hand-craft their own vision for their engineering bay – or even their entire freighter.
INFESTATION MULTIPLAYER MISSION
On worlds across the universe, just below the planetary crust, something dreadful lurks. All infested worlds now suffer from visitations from the vessel of the many-mouths…
Brave groups of Travellers can team up at the Nexus and descend to planets exhibiting signs of infestation, to cleanse the abhorrent worms found beneath the soil.
Experience extraterrestrial weather phenomena in deep space, piloting your starship through dramatic clouds and storms.
No Man’s Sky has been available for Windows PC (via Steam), Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and for Switch on October 7th.