Because it does, No Man’s Sky has expanded its universe with a biggo new replace. This time, it is beefed up with a model new recreation mode known as Expeditions. A bit like a seasonal occasion, Expeditions give gamers a bunch of time-limited targets and set them off alongside the identical path collectively. They appear like they will channel the vitality of some huge neighborhood scavenger hunt, everybody knocking round shut to 1 one other as they zip from purpose to purpose, which truly feels like good enjoyable. The primary Expedition has simply kicked off and is about to run for 2 months.
You will want to start out a brand new save file to participate, after which you’ll be able to select “Group Expedition” as your recreation sort. Howdy Video games clarify that every Expedition will drop gamers off all in the identical level of the universe to start out their journey.
I popped in to the primary Expedtion myself and did instantly discover a set of busted participant ships clustered round a close-by outpost ready to be repaired. Off the bat, it jogged my memory a little bit of what vacation occasions are like in commonplace MMOs. Everybody winds up chucked right into a single location, crawling throughout each other to finish the identical targets. That is not a nasty factor, to be clear. I are inclined to benefit from the hectic nature of in-game holidays. It looks as if a enjoyable break from exploring the large open universe.
To information your progress by means of every Expedition, you have obtained a set of milestones to realize. They appear to start out out fairly fundamental, akin to discovering your ship and leaving the planet for the primary time, and get harder in every part.
Finishing every of the 5 phases for the Expedition will unlock a reward, as will absolutely finishing your entire factor. The rewards you unlock in Expedition mode can be accessed by your different save recordsdata. After the Expedition timeframe ends, Howdy Video games say you can’t proceed incomes rewards however your save file you created will probably be transformed to a typical mode save you can proceed to play.
There are additionally rendezvous factors alongside the Expedition. “Reunite with different travellers on the identical journey, group up with the neighborhood to construct a settlement, or just wave hey as you cross by means of,” Howdy Video games say. It seems like one other likelihood to get that communal targets vibe out of the Expedition mode.
You may catch the remainder of the udpates over on the NMS website. There are new weekend occasion missions to tackle together with upgrades to explorer class starships and sentinal fight, amongst different high quality of life adjustments.