No Man’s Sky Endurance Update Offers Complete Overhaul of Freighter Bases, Addition of Dynamic Crews, and More

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No Man’s Sky has received its 20th major update, and it’s a relevant one for players who have been wishing that they could do more with their starships.

Available now at no cost to No Man’s Sky owners, one of the chief improvements that the new Endurance update brings is a “complete overhaul” to the game’s freighters, colossal ships that developer Hello Games had originally introduced back in November 2016 as part of the Foundation update.

Travellers could do relatively little with these ships at the time in terms of customization, but Endurance changes all of that by introducing “a huge array of new parts and themed rooms allowing players to quickly assemble a visually varied and distinctive home in the stars.”

Some of the possibilities include new windows and external walkways, alongside reworked bridges that provide quick access to warping and teleportation.

ENDURANCE brings a complete overhaul of freighters and fleets, allowing players to live and work aboard their home in the stars, together with their own crew. A new bridge brings a range of quality of life improvements, with instant access to warping and teleportation. Players can now build vast freighter bases on a scale not seen before, with specially themed areas and new features for growing food and manufacturing, and new technology like the ability to scan and analyse planets from space.

Another major improvement is livelier environments. This is thanks to the introduction of dynamic crew members, such as engineers, biologists, and technicians, all of whom “display their thoughts as they patrol the base.” Hired frigate captains and squadron pilots will also visit a player’s capital ship between their deep-space excursions.

The full and extensive patch notes for No Man’s Sky’s Endurance update can be found here. It details numerous other additions, including more impressive asteroid fields, a new expedition called “Polestar” that’s focused on a capital ship voyage, and new combat-focused Nexus missions.

Source: No Man’s Sky

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