We’re excited to let you know that today we are releasing our first major update of 2023. We’re calling it Fractal (version 4.1).
The Fractal update introduces the chance to earn a stunning and exclusive new starship, the Utopia Speeder, which allows travellers to skim across planet surfaces at high velocity.
We’re also launching a new Expedition- Utopia- which challenges players to work together and rebuild an abandoned solar system for the mysterious Utopia Foundation. All is not as it seems, and an expedition-exclusive new crafting mechanic will require players to think about exploration, construction and survival in a whole new way. Other expedition rewards include the exclusive new Fearsome Visor helmet, a robotic drone companion, and much more.
Exploration-minded players also have a new tool-the brand new Wonders Catalogue. This shows off your most incredible discoveries, from tallest mountain to strangest creature. This detailed record of your journey not only allows you to easily compare records with fellow travellers, but gives explorers new goals as they set out to find and document the universe’s most unusual sights.
The options menu has also been totally reworked, introducing a raft of new accessibility features and giving players even more control over the way they play and experience the game. What’s more, these new system features and controls are joined by even more in-game quality of life changes and improvements.
2022 was a pretty packed year for No Man’s Sky with major free updates like Sentinel, Outlaws, Leviathan, Endurance, and Waypoint, plus a whole suite of expeditions. We’ve got an even bigger year planned for 2023, with Fractal marking just the starting point.
Thanks again so much for your continued support. It means a lot to us.
No Man’s Sky
At the centre of the galaxy lies a irresistible pulse which draws you on a journey towards it to learn the true nature of the cosmos. But, facing hostile creatures and fierce pirates, you’ll know that death comes at a cost, and survival will be down to the choices you make over how you upgrade your ship, your weapon and suit. Find your own destiny
Your voyage through No Man’s Sky is up to you. Will you be a fighter, preying on the weak and taking their riches, or taking out pirates for their bounties? Power is yours if you upgrade your ship for speed and weaponry.
Or a trader? Find rich resources on forgotten worlds and exploit them for the highest prices. Invest in more cargo space and you’ll reap huge rewards.
Or perhaps an explorer? Go beyond the known frontier and discover places and things that no one has ever seen before. Upgrade your engines to jump ever farther, and strengthen your suit for survival in toxic environments that would kill the unwary. Share your journey
The galaxy is a living, breathing place. Trade convoys travel between stars, factions vie for territory, pirates hunt the unwary, and the police are ever watching. Every other player lives in the same galaxy, and you can choose to share your discoveries with them on a map that spans known space. Perhaps you will see the results of their actions as well as your own…
[This article originally appeared on Xbox Wire]