No Man’s Sky Omega update lands alongside free trial

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Hello Games has launched the No Man’s Sky Omega update, introducing even more ways to experience the ever-growing spacefaring sim. The UK-based developer also revealed a free trial for the game that is now live on all platforms and will be available until February 19 at 18:00 GMT.

The Omega update, also referred to as No Man’s Sky Patch 4.5, includes a “complete overhaul” of in-game expeditions. These were introduced back in 2021, tasking players with a series of challenges across the galaxy that unlock in phases and offer time-limited exclusive rewards.

Other highlights include a reworked Atlas Path (the main storyline) as well as new ships that can be added to your fleet. Here’s an over of what to expect in the No Man’s Sky Omega update:

  • Starborn Runner – Slice through space and atmosphere alike in the ultra-sleek Starborn Runner starship. This unusual ship features a localized vector field allowing it to hover above solid planes.
  • A New Way to Start Expeditions – Dive into community expeditions directly from existing savegames. Bring along your favorite Starship and Multi-Tool to face the expedition’s challenges in familiar style.
  • Seize a Pirate Dreadnought – Board defeated pirate capital ships to confront the captain and claim their vessel. Take on the universe with your fleet assembled around your very own dreadnought!
  • Omega Expedition – Answer the call of the universe in a new community expedition. All participating Travellers begin a journey together on the beautiful planet Nafut Gamma, and plot a course through the galaxy. Explore, build, fight, and more through a diverse set of milestones, and unpick the threads of a mystery involving the past, the present, and what could be…
  • Atlas Path Rework – The classic Atlas Path mission has been given a new breath of life, culminating in a final, consequential, choice. Witness the Atlas in all its grandeur, and decide whether to embrace the path it offers – or deny it. Either path will permanently impact your relationship with the Atlas.
  • Atlas Sceptre – Complete the Omega expedition to claim this limited edition staff Multi-Tool. This unusual ceremonial staff is of mysterious origin, but is said to have been hand-forged by a Korvax Priest Entity, in tribute to the Atlas.
  • Prepare Expedition Provisions – Bundle up a cache of technology and cargo in preparation for meeting the challenges of community expeditions – all accessible from aboard the Space Anomaly.
  • Accessible Notifications – Manually cycle through available notifications to conveniently access mission directives, contextual hints, and general guidance.
  • Atlas Flightpack – This lightweight jetpack, powered by a fiery crimson core, is available to all Travellers who complete the Omega expedition.
  • Retain Expedition Loot – Use the Shared Inventory terminal aboard the Space Anomaly to furnish your primary save with resources and technologies earnt during community expeditions!
  • New Planetary Missions – Alien lifeforms offer rewards for a huge array of new planetary missions, with objectives specific to the alien’s personality, as well as their home planet’s climate, geography and ecology.
  • Twitch Drops – Sit back and watch Twitch streamers playing No Man’s Sky Omega to earn in-game rewards. Visit the Twitch Drops page to sign up and link your platform accounts, then tune into the campaign running from February 15 to 19.
  • Expedition Performance Rewards – A new wrap-up phase when completing a community expedition tallies up your personal achievements, offering monetary rewards to take back to your main save.
  • Atlas Headshield – This exclusive helmet is awarded to all Travellers who complete the Omega expedition. A soft but immutable heartbeat can be heard within…
  • Seize Tribute from Outlaws – Cornered pirate dreadnoughts can surrender the battle, and will renounce their cache of ill-gotten booty in exchange for mercy!
  • Atlas Path Finale Effects – The conclusion to the Atlas Path has been visually enhanced and reworked, to create a more spectacular finale.

Of course, the new update also comes with an extensive log of game-wide changes and improvements. You can review the latest No Man’s Sky patch notes by heading over to the official update webpage.

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