New 'No Man's Sky' 1.09 Update Fully Detailed With In-Depth Patch Notes, Still No Word On New Features
The latest update for No Man's Sky arrived earlier this week for PlayStation 4 and PC, and though it took a few days, Hello Games has now published the full patch notes for all the changes.
For the most part, the patch looked at addressing a number of different bugs, as have all the game's previous patches. There are, however, a number of various small changes that players may have already noticed.
Gek Factor Doors, for example, can no longer be destroyed with a single grenade. As of the update, destroying factory doors, no matter how powerful a multi-tool is being used, will also cause a player's wanted level to rise. Another small improvement comes in the form of players no longer being able to open crates if their inventory is already full, no matter the contents. This prevents players from losing resources.
Going hand in hand with that change is that players will also no longer be able to buy multiple products when they don't have the inventory space to do so, preventing loss of extra items and units. Players will also find that their reputation standing with the game's various alien factions will now update in real time, and that changes to player standing now display properly in the game's "stats" menu.
One critical fix in the patch is that the game is now much more robust at recovering corrupted save files. Another is a fix for an issue that caused some players to be stranded in their second system if they failed to acquire the Antimatter blueprint. Hello Games says "this is no longer possible."
PC users received a number of slight optimization improvements. Hello Games says No Man's Sky will now be able to better detect the number of available PC CPU cores and have optimized settings for low-end CPUs with few CPU cores. The update also brings "improvements to various settings within the options menu, including advancements in mouse smoothing and refined gamma settings allowing for increased tenebrosity."
There are a ton of other, minor changes that you can read about in the full patch notes.
While it's great to see Hello Games buckle down and improve the No Man's Sky experience despite the massive backlash against the game following release, more than a few fans are wondering when the developer will finally be finished releasing bug fixes and begin to work on adding more features to the game. Creator Sean Murray has already promised space freighters and base building will be coming to the game in a free update, but thus far it remains a mystery when players may actually see the features arrive.
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