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​Latest ‘No Man’s Sky’ Update Lets You Salvage And Upgrade Ships

​Latest ‘No Man’s Sky’ Update Lets You Salvage And Upgrade Ships

Back in August, No Man's Sky received its biggest update yet, adding loads of new features, including, and most importantly, the ability to ride certain alien mounts. But Hello Games isn't done with the game yet - even though the studio is starting to work on something new - today it plans to release the Synthesis update. The new release brings a whole heap of new toys to play with - ship and suit upgrades, new ways to shape the game's terrain, and ship salvaging chief among them.

If you head to the Starship Outfitting Terminal in any space station then you can now beef up your ships with more inventory space and upgrade its class. You can also now scrap your unwanted and outdated ships for a big pile of salvage. This doesn't quite open the door to my deep space scavenging dreams, but it's certainly getting there. I want to find derelicts out in the deep black, repair their systems enough to get them to a nearby station where I can sell them for parts. And one day, maybe, that will be a reality in No Man's Sky.

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Fatten up your favourite ships, and trash the ones you don't need
Fatten up your favourite ships, and trash the ones you don't need

Back on land, Hello Games has also overhauled the terrain editing system. So now you can not only deform the land around your base, flattening out hills and cutting into cliffs, but you can restore the terrain to its former state if you mess up in your edits. Plus, if you change terrain within your base, it will no longer regenerate, undoing your fine works.

The update also brings new technologies to research that make life in space a little easier. You can now ping your cargo long distance from your inventory to a freighter, easing the back and forth of hauling freight. More excitingly, you can now develop a mid-air jetpack recharger, letting you soar further than ever before. Oh, and there's an emergency personal warping device to get out of danger - which, from my experience of No Man's Sky, will be a necessary bit of kit.

There's lots more in the update that's worth reading through if you're a keen player - further changes and additions to base building, a personal refinery device, improved maps - you can read all about it in the patch notes.

Featured Image Credit: Hello Games

Topics: video games, Hello Games, gamingbible, no man's sky

Julian Benson

Senior journalist at GAMINGbible. Former deputy editor of PCGamesN and news editor of Kotaku UK. Written for Eurogamer, PC Gamer, Rock, Paper, Shotgun, Wired, and GamesMaster. Author of 'Rags, Bones and Tea Leaves'. Contact: [email protected]

 

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