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No Man's Sky 1.3 Update Is Out This Week, Adds Quick Travel Portals

Atlas Rises on the game's anniversary.

In an email sent out to fans of the game, Hello Games have confirmed what the community suspected after deciphering a series of tapes in their Waking Titan ARG: No Man’s Sky is getting a fast travel system.

Update 1.3, dubbed Atlas Rises, will be coming out this week, focussed on improving the main story and adding these quick travel portals. Full details of the patch will be available shortly before it released into the wild.

It follows on from the 1.1 Foundation update in November last year and 1.2 Path Finder update in March which added ground vehicles to the game. This latest update will cement an almost quarterly update cadence, as Hello Games slowly but surely improve the game.

Incidentally, as I was writing this up, I was struck by the thought, “Hasn’t it been, like, a year since No Man’s Sky came out?” Turns out, it was a year to the day. Happy first birthday, No Man’s Sky. You had a difficult birth, but I’m glad you’re still out there and growing.

Source: imgur via Ars Technica

10 Comments
  1. ron_mcphatty
    Member
    Since: Sep 2008

    Interesting. I haven’t played NMS since before 1.1, in the end the base building and other extras didn’t entice me at all, but I like the idea of an improved story. If there’s anything to be added for those of us that finished the Atlas quest then I’ll pop the game back in, otherwise sorry Hello but Zelda has me handcuffed to the bed. Oh and happy birthday NMS!

    Comment posted on 09/08/2017 at 11:43.
    • Stefan L
      Community Team
      Since: May 2009

      I never thought Princess Zelda would be so kinky!

      Comment posted on 09/08/2017 at 12:31.
    • TSBonyman
      Member
      Since: Dec 2009

      I’d play that in VR! ;)

      Comment posted on 09/08/2017 at 13:04.
    • ron_mcphatty
      Member
      Since: Sep 2008

      She’s posh aaaand filthy ;)

      Comment posted on 09/08/2017 at 17:03.
      • The Lone Steven
        Never heard of him.
        Since: May 2010

        I take that she masters your sword? Gathers your Triforce? Shields your links? Polishes your dagger? Gannons your Link? Sex puns? SEXY FECKING PUN?

        Comment posted on 09/08/2017 at 20:23.
  2. TSBonyman
    Member
    Since: Dec 2009

    The ARG got 1/4 million people from 174 countries involved so presumably there’s a bit more to reveal besides the lore and portals .. patch notes can’t come quickly enough!

    Comment posted on 09/08/2017 at 13:03.
  3. camdaz
    Member
    Since: May 2009

    I haven’t played it in a while, busy playing Dirt 4, but I will take a break from rallying when the patch is released.

    Comment posted on 09/08/2017 at 13:13.
  4. TSBonyman
    Member
    Since: Dec 2009

    Sweet holy cheeses … update trailer …

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5328iuzHw-w

    Comment posted on 11/08/2017 at 13:13.
    • MrYd
      Member
      Since: Mar 2011

      Did the galaxy map have that little “you are here” label on it before? It just reminded me of H2G2 and the Total Perspective Vortex. Which then also reminded me I want some cake.

      It’s another big update to drag me back into the game. The list of fixes and extra things is quite large. And most importantly “Improved double-sided normals for foliage”. I’m sure that’s important.

      Oooh, and 4 new “soundscapes” by 65dos. Can never have enough of the music.

      Comment posted on 11/08/2017 at 13:25.
    • TSBonyman
      Member
      Since: Dec 2009

      More info and pics here …

      https://www.nomanssky.com/atlas-rises-update/

      I’m still trying to assimilate all the new info…

      Comment posted on 11/08/2017 at 13:40.
No Man's Sky
  • Developer:Hello Games
  • Publisher:Hello Games
  • Platforms:PS4, PC
  • Release Date:24/06/16