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No Man's Sky Experimental Patch Fixes Crashes On AMD Cards

Here's how to sign up for the experimental branch

Poorna Shankar Updated: Posted:
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A new experimental patch for No Man’s Sky brings about several fixes to the recently released Origins update, including crashes for AMD cards.

If you want to play in this experimental branch, right click on NMS in steam, select Properties, select the Beta tab, type in “3xperimental,” and click Check Code. And just like that, you’re in the experimental branch. Without further ado, here are the changes and fixes brought about with this latest experimental patch:

  • Fixed an issue that counted extinct creatures towards the planet total in the Local Information Register.
  • Fixed an issue that caused new creatures to be marked 'Extinct' when discovered.
  • Fixed an issue that caused incorrect creatures to spawn on weird biomes.
  • Fixed an issue that allowed Exocraft to destroy volcanoes and other large objects.
  • Fixed a crash that could occur when an NPC ship took off from the planet surface.
  • Fixed an issue that allowed some traders to continue to sell deprecated items.
  • Fixed a number of crashes specific to AMD video cards.
  • Introduced a significant optimisation for large bases.
  • Fixed a crash that could occur when being hit by a projectile launched by an entity that was destroyed before the projectile hit.
  • Upgraded OpenVR to the latest revision.
  • Fixed an issue that could cause Nexus mission to be abandoned as if the player was AFK, even though they had taken off before the AFK timer finished.


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.