What You Need to Know
- Hello Games launches No Man’s Sky’s first major update of 2023, dubbed ‘Fractal’.
- Players now have the chance to a new starship capable of blasting through space at high velocities.
- A new expedition titled ‘Utopia’ will challenge players with a new expedition-exclusive survival mechanic. Rewards include a new visor helmet, drone companion, and much more.
Sean Murray of Hello Games announced the arrival of No Man’s Sky’s first major update of 2023 dubbed the ‘Fractal’ update. Featuring a new expedition with an exclusive survival mechanic, starship, and exclusive rewards, this update is a series of additions that Hello Games has stayed consistent with over the last several years since the game’s launch.
The full news post from Xbox Wire can be found below.
Hello, we’re excited to let you know that today we are releasing our first major update of 2023. We’re calling it Fractal (version 4.1).
The Fractal update introduces the chance to earn a stunning and exclusive new starship, the Utopia Speeder, which allows travellers to skim across planet surfaces at high velocity.
We’re also launching a new Expedition, Utopia, which challenges players to work together and rebuild an abandoned solar system for the mysterious Utopia Foundation. All is not as it seems, and an expedition-exclusive new crafting mechanic will require players to think about exploration, construction and survival in a whole new way. Other expedition rewards include the exclusive new Fearsome Visor helmet, a robotic drone companion, and much more.
Exploration-minded players also have a new tool-the brand new Wonders Catalogue. This shows off your most incredible discoveries, from tallest mountain to strangest creature. This detailed record of your journey not only allows you to easily compare records with fellow travellers, but gives explorers new goals as they set out to find and document the universe’s most unusual sights.
The options menu has also been totally reworked, introducing a raft of new accessibility features and giving players even more control over the way they play and experience the game. What’s more, these new system features and controls are joined by even more in-game quality of life changes and improvements.
2022 was a pretty packed year for No Man’s Sky with major free updates like Sentinel, Outlaws, Leviathan, Endurance, and Waypoint, plus a whole suite of expeditions. We’ve got an even bigger year planned for 2023, with Fractal marking just the starting point.
Thanks again so much for your continued support. It means a lot to us.Sean Murray, Founder, Hello Games