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No Man's Sky Experimental Branch Brings Fixes and Improvements to Prisms

Poorna Shankar Posted:
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There’s a new experimental branch of No Man’s Sky available for you dive into. This branch brings about tons of fixes and some convenient quality of life updates. Here are the details.

If you missed it, Hello Games released their most recent game update, Prisms, just last week. This update was pretty huge and brought about a near-total visual overall. It added reflections, refractions, rain, weather, new particle effects, and DLSS. Overall, it’s a pretty significant visual upgrade for No Man’s Sky.

The experimental branch improves upon that and brings several fixes:

  • Significantly improved and streamlined the freighter upgrade control menu, which includes access to the options to reset the freighter base.
  • Improvements to ensure more consistent behaviour across the different photo mode settings.
  • Made a change so the cockpit remains visible when transitioning to the Galaxy Map in VR.
  • Fixed a bug that caused the transition to play twice when entering a vehicle in PSVR.
  • Improved the appearance of the UI in VR when using a refiner or performing a maintenance interaction.
  • Fixed some clipping text in the inventory screen in VR.
  • Fixed an issue that could prevent mission notifications from displaying.
  • Fixed an issue that could prevent build menu tutorial hints from displaying.
  • Fixed an issue that prevented display of the player's balance of Salvaged Data when using research trees, such as the Construction Research Station aboard the Space Anomaly.
  • Updated the in-game patch notes to reflect the Prisms update.

For those of you with an Nvidia RTX card, Hello Games added a few quality of life features:

  • Added a popup for players running outdated drivers on compatible NVIDIA RTX cards, encouraging a driver update in order to enable DLSS support.
  • Fixed an issue that could cause photomode screenshots to appear black with DLSS enabled.

You can check out the full notes and how to opt into the experimental branch here.


Poorna Shankar

A highly opinionated avid PC gamer, Poorna blindly panics with his friends in various multiplayer games, much to the detriment of his team. Constantly questioning industry practices and a passion for technological progress drive his love for the video game industry. He pulls no punches and tells it like he sees it. He runs a podcast, Gaming The Industry, with fellow writer, Joseph Bradford, discussing industry practices and their effects on consumers.