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No Man's Sky Experimental Patch Fixes Crashes and More

Poorna Shankar Posted:
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A new experimental patch has been released for space exploration game, No Man’s Sky. The patch is set to contain several fixes and addresses some crashing experienced by some players. Here’s what you can expect in the patch, and how to opt into the experimental branch on Steam.

No Man’s Sky just recently received the Expeditions update. Among other improvements, the update finally allows players to spawn on the same planet as their friends, making exploration much easier. This means you won’t have to spend a bunch of time just trying to find your friends when you all start off together. You can read more about that update here.

This latest experimental patch aims to bring some crash fixes and other improvements to the experience. If you’re on Steam, you’ll have to opt into the experimental branch. To do so, right click on the game in your Library and select Properties. Navigate to the Betas tab and type in "3xperimental" and select Check Code. Finally, select "3xperimental" from the drop down window.

Some of the fixes included in this experimental patch are:

  • Fixed a PlayStation 5 specific HDR issue.
  • Fixed a visual glitch in the starship cockpit map.
  • Fixed an issue that caused the glow on the star representing the final phase of the Expedition to be overly orange.
  • Fixed a number of UI issues that could occur when every milestone in an Expedition was complete.
  • Fixed an issue that required players to gain an S-Class Multi-Tool to unlock the 'Light Show' milestone, instead of an A-Class Multi-Tool.
  • Fixed an issue that caused Explorer-class starships to change appearance.
  • Fixed an issue that could cause the music to be clipped at the start of an expedition.

The updates to No Man’s Sky this year have focused on features such as adoptable aliens. An update late last year focused on enhancing the visuals for consoles in addition to improving performance.


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.