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No Man's Sky Update Brings Alien Companions You Can Adopt

A Friend For Your Journey

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In its latest update, No Man's Sky developer Hello Games has added alien companions to the experience, letting players adopt their very own alien pet to accompany them on their journey.

The Companions Update, which hit all platforms today for free, lets explorers tame and adopt the varied creatures that inhabit the No Man's Sky universe. Additionally, those creatures aren't bound to the planets you found them on - you can summon them to join you anywhere you go in the universe.

You can also breed companions, producing babies that have characteristics from their parents but are still unique to the species. Players will need to bond with these companions as well, through playing and feeding them - the usual pet-based gameplay. However, through this your creature can become incredibly useful, such as mounting one with shouldler-mounted mining lasers to help tackle some of the resource grind.

You can check out the full details of the Companions update on the official No Man's Sky website. This update has been pushed to PC and Console versions for free today.


Joseph Bradford

Joseph has been writing or podcasting about games in some form since about 2012. Having written for multiple major outlets such as IGN, Playboy, and more, Joseph started writing for MMORPG in 2015. When he's not writing or talking about games, you can typically find him hanging out with his 10-year old or playing Magic: The Gathering with his family. Also, don't get him started on why Balrogs *don't* have wings. You can find him on Twitter @LotrLore