Published: Sat, August 12, 2017
IT | By Amos Hawkins

No Man's Sky Atlas Rises Update available now

No Man's Sky Atlas Rises Update available now

With the way joint exploration has been implemented, Atlas Rises is unlikely to attract new players to No Man's Sky, even those who are thirsty for more multiplayer. A flurry of refund demands and a lawsuit against the developer will attest to this. That Hello Games continue to support No Man's Sky in this fashion can only be seen as a positive, given how fascinating the game was at the concept stage. This promises to be the biggest update the game has received yet. The full list of improvements can be seen below as well as the latest trailer for the update.

But what about the multiplayer? If you've been looking for a reason to jump back into the controversial universe simulator, there are about a dozen in the new Altas Rises update.

We know multiplayer was a planned feature for No Man's Sky, with it being downplayed so close to launch that limited edition copies of the game had a multiplayer logo covered up by a sticker.

You've become part of the No Man's Sky origin story. A mysterious new interdimensional race have appeared. We launched Waking Titan to try to do that.

Install galactic technology to be able to filter the map by lifeform, wealth, and economy. Also, the update has begun rolling out, so be sure to check for an update on whichever platform you play No Man's Sky on to start downloading. This claim has been verified by us, you too can do it - on the Patch Notes go to the very bottom where it shows everything and it's in the joint exploration area.

You might be able to salvage that crashed freighter. Many of these introduced me to new gameplay elements. Completing them improves your standing with different NPC guilds, leading to more hard missions. This opens up the new trading metagame.

Star systems are now classed based on their economic strengths and weaknesses. Meet supply and demand by purchasing goods at a low price, and hauling them to economically favorable systems. You can improve your standing with multiple NPC guilds to receive more challenging missions.

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Scanning Flora and Fauna now yields increased rewards. Biomes have been made more diverse as well, so that you'll see a lot of variety on planets.

Choose from a number of materials, shapes, and sizes to sculpt your unique creations. Glitches are causing ancient portals to activate.

Players can travel together and interact with up to 16 other players.

Share glyph combinations with the community to help others travel quickly to specific planets and points of interest.

Space combat mechanics have been improved to make fighting in space more compelling. This includes a communicator, which can be used to advance mission steps, or even to hail pirates before they attack. With today's update, Atlas Rising, it feels like the game has finally struck that balance.

It's been a rough year for No Man's Sky.

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