No Man’s Sky Path Finder Update Undocumented Changes Revealed

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Mar 10, 2017
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No Man’s Sky received a brand new content update earlier this week, the Path Finder update, which introduced plenty of new features to the game. As it often happens, the update also introduced some changes that haven’t been detailed in the official patch notes.

Reddit user stoiyan put together on the No Man’s Sky subreddit a list of undocumented changes with the help of other users. You can check out the list below.

The range for collecting from plants in farms has been increased significantly. Now you can hold the button and collect from plants which are 3-4 rows behind your current container. Works in Freighters and planet bases.
You can harvest some resources by shooting them from the atmosphere with your ship’s photon cannons or phase beam. So far I can confirm the following can be harvested in this way: Plutonium, Iron, Carbon, resources in depots
Color palette for new AND existing creatures has been updated, along with their textures and in some cases some minor details of the creature. Check your already discovered creatures, you will be surprised!
Items transferred from your Exocraft go to your SHIP instead of your inventory
Crashed ships are no longer locked to +1/-1 slots compared to what you currently have. However, keep in mind that they have a number of damaged slots which need credits to repair. Mutitools now also vary in slots (/u/C-sharp-m4jor and /u/GtaHov)
In Photo mode, you can change “Lenses”, which has options for changing the Depth of Field, Field of View (!!!) and filters
You are now able to move while activating a save beacon. The zoom-out animation still plays, but you can move during that time and after it the camera will snap to your current position (/u/JCreedy)
In the System Log moons are differentiated by a dashed line around the planet symbol. (/u/GtaHov)
Starship weapon upgrades from the Foundation update have been removed (/u/GtaHov)
Multitool Scanner tech now works noticeably slower, even when updated (/u/GtaHov)
Nanite clusters can be obtained not only from tech upgrade containers, but also from destroying spaceships, Sentinels, Freighter cargo containers and in some cases as distress call rewards or talking to aliens (/u/MacForADay)
(PS4) The game icon has been changed

Among the changes introduced by the No Man’s Sky Path Finder update are also graphics improvements, Steam Workshop integration and more.

High and ultra resolution textures
More accurate Ambient Lighting
Horizon Based Ambient Occlusion
High contrast lighting effects
Crepuscular Rays from the Sun
Improved post-processing with several filter options
HDR mode for compatible monitors and televisions

No Man’s Sky is now available in all regions on PC and PlayStation 4.

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