New Update Brings Larger Space Battles To No Man’s Sky

Following the debacle that was the launch of No Man’s Sky back in August this year, Developer Hello Games promised to constantly keep improving the game with regular updates, starting with the Foundation Update.

Now, Hello Games has released another new patch for the game and this time we get larger, and more varied, space battles. Patch 1.13, as it is named, also introduces fixes for a number of bugs and other problems that had plagued the game including that annoying loop of death players encountered in the new survival mode.

The full patch notes can be found below:

  • Fixed a bug that would make the player character small.
  • Space battles will now vary in size more and players should see bigger battles.
  • Fixed the instantaneous death loop that could occur in survival mode if you saved with 1 health and no hazard protection. You will still be on the verge of death when you load in, but it won’t happen instantaneously.
  • [PC] Fix for steam controller not being able to warp.
  • [PC] Removed up, down, left, right as quick menu navigation keys to allow left handed players to move while using the quick menu.
  • [PC] Page Up and Page down can now be used to navigate up and down in the quick menu.
  • Removed duplicated planets from discoveries menu.
  • Fixed an issue with redeeming promo ships in survival, which would result in the ship being spawned above the ground.
  • Fix for missing ruins underwater which could cause missions to point to nothing.
  • Various audio tweaks and fixes:
    • Added ladder climbing sounds.
    • Fixed base building prop sounds not playing when placed inside a Freighter.
    • Added sound effect for calling Freighters.
    • Added sound effect when using communication stations.
    • Fixed an issue which could affect ambient sound in Freighters.
    • Changed the sound effect when using the Terminus Teleporter.
  • Fixed some rare crashes.

We also recently learned that the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) had ruled in favor of Hello Games, saying that the developer and the Valve Corporation were not guilty of misleading marketing.

No Man's Sky - Foundation Update Trailer Released By Sony

Released on 9th August, 2016, No Man’s Sky is available now on the PlayStation 4 and the PC.

Huzaifah Durrani

Writer at GearNuke. Spends his days reading Deadpool comics and obsessing over the Elder Scrolls franchise.

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