No Man's Sky Adds New Expeditions Mode, Launches Today

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No Man's Sky, Hello Games' galaxy-trotting adventure, is getting another sizeable update today.

The game, which has been continuously supported since a rocky launch in 2016, today's update adds Expeditions. These shared missions are themed, and will take players on a whistlestop tour of areas they may not have visited otherwise.

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No Man's Sky Adds New Expeditions Mode, Launches Today

Check out the trailer below.

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As you can see, a jetpack has been added, and Hello Games has also optimised the game's performance further.

"Work as a community to unlock rewards," the trailer explains.

Players will earn mission patches for their progress, and can unlock parts and ship designs.

Many of these missions will make use of a new Target Sweep Mode in the game's visor, while quality of life improvements and bug fixes are also arriving.

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One of the biggest changes is the game's HUD, which has been "completely refreshed, for a cleaner and more legible appearance" according to a new Xbox Wire blog post from Hello Games' founder, Sean Murray.

The post also explains that the game's early game, which had traditionally been a mess of materials and processes, has been streamlined.

The Expeditions update is free for players on all platforms.