Wednesday, April 13, 2022
Hello Games has revealed a huge Outlaws update for No Man's Sky, letting players live out their space pirate fantasies, and adding loads of cool new content to the game.
Along with additional ship slots, a brand new type of ship is being added to the game. The Solar Ships are a new class of high-tech starship, great for long-range travel and versatile enough to offer a space pirate everything they need. They also look very cool, with plenty of procedurally-generated variations on the ships' retractable solar sails.
As a pirate, you can't just dock these ships anywhere, especially if they're full of dubious cargo. Luckily, certain star systems have fallen under outlaw control, with no sentinel interceptors, and new Outlaw Stations. Here, you can find new technology merchants, contraband marketplaces, and unique mission agents.
To make the pirate's life feel as exciting and dangerous as it should be, space combat has also been rebalanced for “challenge, flow, and speed”. Destruction effects for ships, cargo, freighters, and asteroids have also been overhauled, to make those combat encounters feel more satisfying. There's even new in-atmosphere combat, as you skim the tops of mountains fighting off fellow outlaws, or Sentinel authorities.
As an outlaw, you can do your very best Han Solo impression, and smuggle contraband goods purchased at Outlaw Stations to sell in regulated systems at a profit. To succeed, you'll need to avoid the scans of system authority ships, utilising the new Cargo Probe Deflector and Forged Passports, and taking advantage of a new high-capacity cargo inventory which can fitted to your ship.
And these are just the big additions coming in the Outlaws update for No Man's Sky. There's plenty more, including new Hood and Cape outfit items (along with cloth simulation physics to match), unique pirate missions, planetary pirate raids, and more.
You can watch the No Man's Sky Outlaws trailer, and check out the full patch notes down below.
NO MAN'S SKY OUTLAWS UPDATE - 3.85 PATCH NOTES