No Man’s Sky Halloween Update Now Available

Game developer Hello Games has announced the release of update version 3.05 for popular video game No Man’s Sky.

The newest update for the game celebrates the Halloween season adding its own version of spookiness. Some derelict freighters have corroded hulls that can be mined for a strange new material called the Tainted Metal. There is also the highly valuable Quicksilver material that has been leaking from cargo holds of these spooky ships.

Aliens that lurk inside these derelict freighters have evolved and have become stronger, faster, and deadlier versions. Security systems of these broken ships have become crazier than ever and the environment is freezing in sub-zero temperatures.

Players who can collect the Tainted Metal can find a Scrap Dealer in a space station that can exchange that for base decorations and customization options. Both are creepy and ominous looking. They can buy the Orange Pustule and the Detoxified Slime to decorate bases. There is also the Wriggling Companion for a more ghastly look.

Placeable decals and banners are also available to choose from for decorating menus and such. There is also the Horrific Flesh-Helmet that transforms the players’ appearances into the flesh-hungry parasite.

Players can also check out some of the new starship trails, which can be acquired via the Quicksilver Bot. These trails are the Stealth Trailer and the Chromatic Trail.

Here’s the full patch notes:

3.05 Patch Notes

  • Derelict freighters have been rebalanced for increased challenge.
  • Low temperatures are more extreme, security systems are tougher and more efficient at locating intruders, aliens are more aggressive, and all hostile lifeforms are more difficult to defeat.
  • Added the possibility of looting Quicksilver to derelict freighters. This will be available for the next few weeks.
  • The scrap dealer on Space Stations now stocks a range of base parts, decals, banners and a Horrific Flesh-Helmet.
  • The scrap dealer now trades in a new black market currency, Tainted Metal, which can be salvaged from derelict freighters.
  • The scrap dealer also now stocks Repair Kits.
  • Added two new player titles, which may be earned via in-game achievements and selected at the Appearance Modifier.
  • Improved the notification icons shown when entering freighters and derelict freighters.
  • Fixed an issue that caused hostile creatures to fall through the floor of derelict freighters.
  • Fixed an issue that caused derelict freighter doors to take too long to open.
  • Fixed an issue which could cause derelict freighter messages to linger after leaving the freighter without fully exploring it.
  • Fixed an issue which caused the Lost in Space mission to linger after leaving a derelict freighter.
  • Fixed an issue that could occasionally cause the guild envoy and scrap dealer rewards for completing a derelict freighter to be the wrong way around in Korvax systems.
  • Fixed an issue that could cause derelict freighters to despawn if the player attempted to fix or install technology on their ship while at a distance.
  • Fixed an issue that could cause aquatic fauna to be listed as “extinct” when discovered.
  • Fixed an issue that could occasionally prevent creatures from spawning where or as often they should.
  • Fixed an issue that could cause teleporters to display the wrong galaxy name for some early galaxies.
  • Fixed an issue that prevented the Exocraft mining laser from harvesting resources from terrain deposits.
  • Fixed an issue that could cause freighter base parts to be unpowered when constructed in specific locations within the freighter.
  • Fixed an issue that could cause weather effects to occur beyond the planetary atmosphere.
  • Fixed an issue that could cause frigate expeditions to reward deprecated products.
  • Introduced a memory-management optimisation and fixed a number of memory-related crashes on console.
  • Fixed some rare crash issues.

No Man’s Sky is now available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

Source: Official Website