New No Man's Sky PC Update Improves Space Battles

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No Man's Sky developer Hello Games has released a new patch for the PC version of its space exploration game. Patch 1.13 addresses a number of bugs and improves user accessibility, among other things.

From a gameplay standpoint, the most significant change seems to be in the space battles, which will "now vary in size more," according to the patch notes. The patch is available now on Steam and you can take look at the full list of changes 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.
  • Fix for steam controller not being able to warp.
  • Removed up, down, left, right as quick menu navigation keys to allow left handed players to move while using the quick menu.
  • 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.

The Advertising Standards Authority recently concluded its investigation into whether the screenshots, videos, and game information featured on the No Man's Sky Steam page were misleading. It ruled in favour of Hello Games and noted "no further action [is] required." You can read more extensive coverage of the report here.

On November 27 Hello Games launched a major new update for No Man's Sky called the "Foundation Update." It introduces the first parts of the game's base-building and also serves as a "foundation for things to come." According to the developer, the Foundation Update is the first of "many" free patches for No Man's Sky.

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