Our next update, No Man’s Sky: Expeditions, launches today and offers players a whole new way to explore together. If you’re a returning gamer looking for a fresh start, a seasoned explorer looking to rediscover the dread of your first moments in No Man’s Sky, or a new player looking to participate in a huge community experience, then the Expeditions update should be a great place to start.
Go on a new community-driven adventure with new content every season. Master a unique set of challenges with revitalized mission mechanics, visit animated hub worlds, and earn exclusive rewards to keep during all saves.
Shared expeditions: Each of these events starts from a fixed point in the universe, bringing together the entire travel community to embark on a shared journey.
Milestones and phases: Progress through exploration stages to earn rewards, meet other travelers, and experience new ways to play No Man’s Sky.
Target scan mode: New expansion of the Analysis Visor, Target Sweep brings a new element of exploration gameplay to missions. Use investigative techniques and exploration skills to uncover mission destinations.
Mission review: The main and optional missions have been revised to include the target sweep mechanic, as well as many other improvements.
Weekend missions: Weekend missions have been reactivated. These procedurally generated missions unite the community around a common goal and offer a large amount of Quicksilver as a reward.
User interface and HUD review: The game’s HUD has been completely refreshed, for a cleaner, more readable appearance. Numerous UI quality of life improvements and markers have been added.
Changes in balance and quality of life: Improvements to early game balance and a new fluidity in automated instructions for building products and technologies mean this is the best time to start playing again No Man’s Sky.
Meeting points: Join other travelers on the same trip, band together with the community to build a colony, or just wave your way.
New exclusive rewards: As you progress through the expedition phases, you will unlock new exclusive rewards. The First Expedition features new content such as base parts, new customization options, as well as an exclusive ship design and a new jetpack style.
Season: New expeditions will begin regularly, regaining the excitement of entering the universe for the very first time. Each expedition will have a theme and offer a new way of looking at the colossal universe of No Man’s Sky. This is just the beginning.
Cross-Save Rewards: Exclusive rewards earned from Expeditions can be redeemed for other saves in any Space Anomaly game mode.
Bug fixes and performance: In addition to these all new ways to play No Man’s Skywe’ve been busy listening to player feedback and fixing frequently requested bug fixes and balance changes.
Following the release of the Companions update just a few weeks ago, the Xbox One and Xbox Series X Travelers | S have found, adopted and continued their No Man’s Sky travel with an even wider range of strange creatures. It was nice to watch.
We have much more in store for our Xbox community as we continue to enjoy it, our 5th anniversary since the original launch of No Man’s Sky.
Our journey continues.
No Man’s Sky
No Man’s Sky comes with all 12 major updates up to and including Origins, our update 3.0 which significantly expands the universe. Inspired by the adventure and imagination we love from classic sci-fi, No Man’s Sky presents you with a galaxy to explore, filled with unique planets and life forms, constant danger and action. In No Man’s Sky, each star is the light of a distant sun, each orbiting life-filled planets, and you can go to any one of them you choose. Fly smoothly from deep space to planetary surfaces, with no loading screens and no limits. In this procedurally generated infinite universe, you’ll discover places and creatures that no other player has seen before – and perhaps never will be again. Embark on an Epic Journey At the center of the galaxy lies an irresistible impulse that takes you on a journey to it to discover the true nature of the cosmos. But, in the face of hostile creatures and fierce pirates, you’ll know that death comes at a cost, and survival will depend on the choices you make to upgrade your ship, weapon, and suit. Find Your Own Destiny Your journey through No Man’s Sky is up to you. Will you be a fighter, attacking the weak and taking their wealth, or taking out pirates for their bounties? The power is yours if you upgrade your ship for speed and weaponry. Or a trader? Find rich resources on forgotten worlds and mine them at the highest prices. Invest in more cargo space and you will reap huge rewards. Or maybe an explorer? Cross the known frontier and discover places and things no one has seen before. Improve your engines to jump ever further and strengthen your suit to survive in toxic environments that would kill the unwary. Share your journey The galaxy is a living and breathing place. Trade convoys travel between the stars, factions vie for territory, pirates hunt the reckless, and police constantly watch. All other players live in the same galaxy, and you can choose to share your findings with them on a map that spans known space. Perhaps you will see the results of their actions as well as your own …