No Man's Sky Update 3.53 Patch Notes Include Better Explosions

The latest hot fix makes explosions look nicer, as well as fixing some of Prisms' bugs.


With its fifth anniversary on the way, No Man's Sky is still building and improving on its impressive intergalactic world. Earlier in June Hello Games released the ambitious Prisms Update, which added furry creatures and flying pets for the first time. The latest update 3.53 is a smaller hotfix, mopping up some of the issues created by Prisms.

The biggest addition in the new patch is what Hello Games describes as "improved ship explosion effect during space combat." The other major changes in the update are all fixes for issues in Prisms' new content--such as bugs around how furry creatures are displayed.

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While the list of fixes in this patch is pretty concise, Hello Games has encouraged players to keep reporting new bug through Zendesk or console crash reporting so they can be fixed by the development team.

Patch Notes

  • Fixed an issue that could cause some furry creatures to be missing the hologram effect when on the Space Anomaly.
  • Improved ship explosion effect during space combat.
  • Fixed an issue that could cause stars to appear closer than they should in VR.
  • Fixed a rare crash related to bases.

With No Man's Sky turning five years old in August, it's likely players can expect more surprises in the lead up to the anniversary date. The game recently hosted a surprise crossover with Mass Effect to mark the release of the Mass Effect Legendary Edition, where No Man's Sky players could unlock the iconic Normandy SR1 ship for their fleet.

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