Hello Games has announced No Man’s Sky
Expeditions, a new update that adds multiple upgrades based around going on missions with friends. The update launches today.Expeditions’ flagship feature is a new mode that features Rendezvous Planets; worlds where players all start in the same place and can embark on Expeditions together across the galaxy. These Expeditions can be planned using a new Expedition Planner menu, which will help keep everyone in the team focused. Expeditions are made up of phases, which are split into milestone challenges. While this does add focus, Hello Games promises that milestones are open ended and can be completed in any order, which preserves the freeform nature of the game.
Working as a group, you’ll be able to unlock mission patches as you complete milestones, as well as unlock new rewards with the community.
While the co-operation aspects make up the main features of Expeditions, the update includes a large number of other, quality of life improvements. A new jetpack will be available, as well as the ability to call in walkers Titanfall-style. The UI has been updated and is now in 4K, and new colour-blind support is available. Twitch drop support has been added, as well as cross platform naming mergers, improved ping system, and better text chat. You can also unlock golden helmet and ship rewards. A new on-going season system will also be present.
For more from No Man’s Sky, check out the update that lets you adopt a pet alien, and the enhancements made to the next-generation version for PS5/Xbox Series X.
Matt Purslow is IGN’s UK News and Entertainment Writer.