No Man’s Sky To Get Update 1.3 This Week, Details Revealed

No Man’s Sky has faced a lot of controversy since its launch back in August 2016. Despite that, the developers have still supported the game with huge content updates. There have been two major content updates so far including an update that also adds the support for the PS4 Pro. The latest update was announced after the end of a huge ARG which culminated with an email sent to those who participated in it.

The email details some of the content for the upcoming update which is titled ‘Atlas Rises’. One of the major new addition in the update is the improvement to the story in the central arc. Quick travel will be also implemented in this new update so you can fast travel between various portals.

You can read the full email below which teases some of the new content in the upcoming Atlas Rises update.

Hello Citizen Scientists,

It’s been a year since No Man’s Sky first released, and it’s been an exciting, intense and emotional year for us at Hello Games. We have been quiet, but we have been listening intently.

We’ve spent that year working hard on free updates for this game our team cares about so much.

Update 1.3 will release this week and will be available for free to all No Man’s Sky players. We’re calling it Atlas Rises. It focuses on improving the central story of No Man’s Sky and adds the ability to quick travel between locations using portals. Patch notes will be made available shortly before the update goes live.

What we do is much more important than what we say, but since launch we have sometimes focused too much on that.

We wanted to reach out and celebrate the devoted community that means so much to us. We launched Waking Titan to try to do that.

When we posted those cassettes we didn’t know what to expect. In the last eight weeks a quarter of a million players from across the globe (174 countries, to be precise!) have come together – united by a shared love of mystery and science fiction – to form the Citizen Science Division. You’ve travelled great distances both real and virtual, undertaken complex tasks, and explored the depths of simulation theory. New friendships have been forged, and a tight-knit community has been created. Most importantly a cute hamster has a new home.

You’ve become part of the No Man’s Sky origin story.

It’s been an honour to watch, but this is just the beginning. Whether you’ve followed Waking Titan or not, we welcome anyone to sign up to the Citizen Science Division, and to join us on the official CSD forums.

Our journey continues.

Thank you for this year. We hope you enjoy what comes next.


The update is set to release this week although there is no time frame given for it. No Man’s Sky is available for the PS4 and PC.

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