No Man’s Sky Latest Update Adds Big Bad Mechs and New Visual Improvements


No Man’s Sky has dropped yet another meaty content update, which adds the new ability to tackle the galaxy in a big badass mech! The Minotaur Heavy Exocraft can rocket around planets, hold up in any environment, and should definitely give you an advantage in any combat situation. In addition to the mechs, the new update also introduces further visual enhancements, various base-building quality-of-life improvements, and more.

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Here’s all the big stuff included in No Man’s Sky update 2.4:

  • The Minotaur - The Minotaur Heavy Exocraft Hybrid is an all-new way to explore planets. This advanced mechanical walker dominates the landscape and offers unique new technologies.
  • Advanced Jump Capabilities - The Minotaur has a powerful jetpack that allows it to soar and slide with power and grace, bringing speed and excitement to planetary traversal.
  • Immersive Cockpit - Power your way through storms in the unique and compact interior of your new Minotaur mechanical walker. Steer, stride and leap from the atmospheric perspective of a mech pilot, and examine extra planetary data readouts in full 360° in VR.
  • Expanded Exploration Abilities - The Minotaur is immune to all planetary hazards and is able to directly collect valuable materials, keeping its pilot safe at all times. The Minotaur’s mining laser can be upgraded to a Terrain Manipulator, allowing it to bore directly through the earth.
  • New Exocraft Technologies - Exocraft can now be upgraded with solar panels to recharge their engines during daylight.
  • Improved Exocraft Scanning - All Exocraft equipped with the Signal Booster necessary to perform scans will now find that their scan reveals all nearby points of interest, pointing the way to objects usually found only through use of the Analysis Visor.
  • Summon From Freighters - Players who own a freighter may now build an Orbital Exocraft Materialiser. This powerful new technology allows you to summon your Exocraft whenever your freighter is present in the current star system.
  • New Exocraft Decals - Players who have unlocked decals from the Quicksilver Companion Robot can now use these exotic decals to customise their Exocraft.
  • Graphics Options - A large number of visual improvements have been made to the lighting model, particularly outside on planets. Thin, moving objects such as grass, now appear lighter and more stable, and GTAO performance has been optimised. PC players can now scale their game resolution without scaling UI resolution, offering more options for improving performance while keeping UI crisp.
  • Powerline Management - Players may now construct an Electrical Cloaking Unit, a new base part that will hide power lines across the entire base. Power lines will still be visible while in construction mode.
  • Base Building Quality Of Life - Several quality of life improvements have been made to featured bases, including the ability to quickly return to the Space Anomaly (and your previous system) after visiting a base. Console players may disable the complexity limit, at the cost of some performance in large bases.

If you need to know about every tweak and bug fix included in No Man’s Sky update 2.4, you can check out the full patch notes, right here.

No Man’s Sky is available now on PC, Xbox One and PS4.