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Introducing the No Man’s Sky: Expeditions Update

Hello! Our next update, No Man’s Sky: Expeditions, launches today and gives players a whole...

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Our next update, No Man’s Sky: Expeditions, launches today and gives players a whole new way to explore together. If you are a returning player looking for a fresh start, an experienced explorer looking to recapture the awe of your first moments in No Man’s Sky, or a new player wishing to join in a huge community experience, then the Expeditions update should be a great place to jump in.

Set forth on a new community-focused adventure with new content each season. Master a unique set of challenges with revitalised mission mechanics, visit bustling hub worlds, and earn exclusive rewards to keep across all saves.

Shared Expeditions: Each of these events starts from a fixed point in the universe, bringing the whole community of travellers together to embark on a shared journey.

Milestones and Phases: Progress through exploration milestones to earn rewards, meet up with fellow travellers, and experiment with new ways of playing No Man’s Sky.

Target Sweep Mode: A new extension to the Analysis Visor, Target Sweep brings a new element of exploration gameplay to missions. Use survey techniques and exploration skills to uncover mission destinations.

Mission Overhaul: Core and optional missions have been overhauled to include the Target Sweep mechanic, as well as many other improvements.

No Man’s Sky: Expeditions

Weekend Missions: Weekend Missions have been re-enabled. These procedurally generated missions unite the community around a common goal and offer a large amount of Quicksilver as a reward. 

UI and HUD Overhaul: The in-game HUD has been completely refreshed, for a cleaner and more legible appearance. Many UI and marker quality of life improvements have been added.

Balance and Quality of Life Changes: Improvements to early game balance and a new smoothness to the automated instructions for building products and technologies mean this is the best time to get back into playing No Man’s Sky.

No Man’s Sky: Expeditions

Rendezvous Points: Reunite with other travellers on the same journey, group up with the community to build a settlement, or simply wave hello as you pass through.

Exclusive New Rewards: Progressing through Expedition phases will unlock exclusive new rewards. The first expedition offers new content such as base parts, new customisation options, as well as an exclusive ship design and new jetpack style.

Season: New expeditions will start regularly, recapturing the excitement of setting out into the universe for the very first time. Each expedition will have a theme and offer a new way to look at the colossal universe of No Man’s Sky. This is just the beginning.

No Man’s Sky: Expeditions

Cross-Save Rewards: The exclusive rewards earned from Expeditions can be redeemed on other saves in any game mode at the Space Anomaly. 

Bug Fixes and Performance: As well as these brand-new ways to play No Man’s Sky, we have been busy listening to player feedback and addressing bug fixes and frequently requested balance changes.

Following the release of the Companions update just a few weeks ago, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S travellers have been finding, adopting, and continuing their No Man’s Sky journey with an even wider array of strange creatures. It’s been lovely to watch.

No Man’s Sky: Expeditions

We have plenty more in store for our Xbox community as we continue to enjoy this, our 5th anniversary year since the original launch of No Man’s Sky.

Our journey continues.

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No Man’s Sky comes complete with all 12 major updates up to and including Origins, our 3.0 update which dramatically expands the universe.

Inspired by the adventure and imagination that we love from classic science-fiction, No Man's Sky presents you with a galaxy to explore, filled with unique planets and lifeforms, and constant danger and action.

In No Man's Sky, every star is the light of a distant sun, each orbited by planets filled with life, and you can go to any of them you choose. Fly smoothly from deep space to planetary surfaces, with no loading screens, and no limits. In this infinite procedurally generated universe, you'll discover places and creatures that no other players have seen before – and perhaps never will again.

Embark on an epic voyage
At the centre of the galaxy lies a irresistible pulse which draws you on a journey towards it to learn the true nature of the cosmos. But, facing hostile creatures and fierce pirates, you'll know that death comes at a cost, and survival will be down to the choices you make over how you upgrade your ship, your weapon and suit.

Find your own destiny
Your voyage through No Man's Sky is up to you. Will you be a fighter, preying on the weak and taking their riches, or taking out pirates for their bounties? Power is yours if you upgrade your ship for speed and weaponry.
Or a trader? Find rich resources on forgotten worlds and exploit them for the highest prices. Invest in more cargo space and you'll reap huge rewards.
Or perhaps an explorer? Go beyond the known frontier and discover places and things that no one has ever seen before. Upgrade your engines to jump ever farther, and strengthen your suit for survival in toxic environments that would kill the unwary.

Share your journey
The galaxy is a living, breathing place. Trade convoys travel between stars, factions vie for territory, pirates hunt the unwary, and the police are ever watching. Every other player lives in the same galaxy, and you can choose to share your discoveries with them on a map that spans known space. Perhaps you will see the results of their actions as well as your own…

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