No Man's Sky Releases New Adrift Update (2024)

Highlights

  • No Man's Sky's new update, Adrift, offers players a limited-time expedition in a universe devoid of intelligent life.
  • Players can customize ships and earn rewards like the gnawing scuttler companion and unique starship, Iron Vulture.
  • The seven-week Adrift expedition challenges players to survive on different planets, with rewards redeemable across all save games.

No Man’s Sky just released an update with a limited-time expedition that allows players to explore a universe devoid of life. No Man’s Sky has come a long way since its release back in 2016, as several major updates have filled the game with a variety of content.

Hello Games recently released an update for No Man’s Sky called Orbital, which overhauled space stations and introduced ship customization. Customizing ships has been a long-requested feature from the No Man’s Sky community, and now fans can salvage parts to build their ideal spacecraft. This isn’t the end of updates for 2024, as more are expected to come before the year’s end.

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On May 29, No Man’s Sky surprise dropped a new expedition for fans of the title. The update, called Adrift, allows players to be truly alone in the No Man’s Sky universe. This new limited-time mode puts players in a universe devoid of intelligent life, with no traders, no aliens, and no operational space stations. This follows the previous expedition, Omega, which offered a free-to-play expedition, along with the game itself being free to play for a limited time.

Rewards That Players Can Earn In Adrift

  • Meditation, Alone in the Dark, and Isolation Posters
  • Stealth Paint
  • Starship Wreckage Base Parts
  • Gnawing Scuttler Companion
  • Ship of the Damned
  • Iron Vulture

The expedition starts players off on the desolate planet of Lapezuk. Players will find that Lapezuk is infested with worms, giving a sense of danger to go along with the feeling of isolation. Players need to rely on themselves as they survive a set of repair, exploration, and combat challenges. There are many types of planets in No Man’s Sky, and visiting each of them will be key to gathering the resources players need to survive.

Completing the set of challenges will reward players with a variety of collectibles. Including the gnawing scuttler companion, a supply of starship stealth paint, a ghostly frigate, and the unique Iron Vulture starship. The stealth paint is a unique customization option for spaceships, allowing a low-radar-signature look.

Players are able to start an expedition from the Expedition Terminus aboard the Space Anomaly. Players can also start an expedition from a fresh save, which may be later converted to a Normal Mode save after the expedition period is over. The Adrift expedition begins on May 29 and will run for around seven weeks. All rewards from the expedition may be redeemed across all save games, courtesy of the Space Anomaly’s Quicksilver Synthesis Companion. Fans should remember that this event is for a limited time, so they should explore this universe devoid of intelligent life with friends soon.

No Man's Sky Update 4.70 Patch Notes

  • Expedition Thirteen, Adrift, will begin shortly and run for approximately seven weeks.
  • During the expedition, every star system has become abandoned, removing all NPCs, all active starships, and destroying system economies.
  • A number of other gameplay changes have been made to reflect the strange nature of this universe, including to gameplay events, to player communications, and to the distribution of various hostile entities.
  • Rewards include new posters, decals and titles; a set of starship wreckage base building parts; a vile and gnawing companion; a unique cursed frigate; several new starship customisation options; and the exclusive Iron Vulture hauler.
  • Introduced a number of significant memory usage optimisations.
  • Fixed an issue that caused base parts to pop in after loading.
  • Improved the speech audio of the Assembled Construct on the Space Anomaly..
  • Improved the audio for planetary titan worms.
  • Fixed an issue that could prevent the Space Anomaly from playing its warp-in effects.
  • Significantly improved the visual effects around the Space Anomaly’s Prime Terminal.
  • Fixed an issue that caused distorted Travellers to pop in when interacting with Unknown Graves.
  • Fixed an issue that could cause the crafting page to use incorrect text when attempting to build an object while lacking sufficient resources.
  • Fixed an issue that allowed markers belonging to separate resources to be merged together when part of the same clump.
  • Fixed a rare issue that could allow damaged technology to appear in the list of refinable items.
  • Planets with synthetic or robotic creatures will now report this information in the “Fauna” category of their data readout.
  • The purchase UI screen has been tweaked to improve clarity when the current item is unaffordable.
  • Fixed a number of rare issues where incorrect rewards were listed in the UI or in the interaction prompt.
  • Fixed an issue that prevented the Atlas Path from appearing in the Collected Knowledge section of the catalogue.
  • Fixed some misleading mission instructions in the They Who Returned mission while in an uninhabitable star system.
  • Fixed a number of rare mission blockers that could occur while reloading a save in the middle of space combat.
  • Fixed a number of rare blockers in A Trace Metal related to Tethys’ interactions.
  • Added a catalogue guidance mission for Atlantideum.
  • Improved mission text clarity in the event that a player travels a significant distance away from their current mission target.
  • Fixed a rare issue that could add an “ON PLANET” label to the Atlas Station’s marker.
  • Fixed a number of minor text issues.
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