Although No Man’s Sky certainly got off to a rocky start in the video game world, the title has recently been building up a stronger reputation after the release of the substantial Atlas Rises update. This update brought a huge number of changes to the space exploration game, including much-wanted multiplayer functionality and the addition of 30 hours of story content. Now, the Atlas Rises update is getting a further patch.

No Man’s Sky developer Hello Games confirmed the details of the new 1.35 patch for the Atlas Rises update, which is available now. Among the changes being brought in is a focus on ship handling, with No Man’s Sky now offering up ship handling variances between types and classes. According to the developer, “each individual ship now has procedural handling and speed characteristics, based on their type and class.”

That’s not all, though, with a number of other tweaks being brought in. Inventory and crafting management will be a little bit easier, thanks to the ability to craft multiples of the same product at once, while transferring items between inventories has also been improved. On top of that, there have been numerous updates to the user interface, including the speed and quality of UI page transitions and the display of critical warning messages.

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As well as these updates, Hello Games has also focused on a number of bug fixes. Players who have had issues saving after a long play session should see this bug go away, while those suffering from crashes should also see this diminished. Plenty of other fixes have also been brought in, particularly when it comes to portal placement.

This is far from the only update that has been made to No Man’s Sky since the launch of the Atlas Rises content. Indeed, the title has seen numerous improvements since this large update was made available to players, with Patch 1.33 in particular offering up a variety of fixes and tweaks.

So far, the Atlas Rises update has done a huge amount to improve perceptions of No Man’s Sky. The game had trouble upon release as many players felt it did not live up to the expectations set, and Atlas Rises has addressed some of those concerns, as shown by a huge No Man’s Sky Steam user boost when Atlas Rises released. Hopefully, No Man’s Sky will continue to move in the right direction.

The full patch notes are detailed below:

Features and changes

  • Introduced ship handling variances between types/classes. Each individual ship now has procedural handling and speed characteristics, based on their type and class
  • Handling is now displayed as a value on the ship statistics screen
  • It’s now possible to craft multiples of the same product at once
  • Added the ability to craft more of the same product on top of an existing stack
  • Improved transferring items between inventories
  • Added a toggle to switch from buy to sell screen on the trading menu
  • Added variance in handling between ship types
  • Improved the appearance of popup menus
  • Improved speed and smoothness of user interface page transitions
  • Reduced the amount of resource required to repair tech in Survival mode
  • Improved visuals for editing terrain
  • Improved display of critical warning messages
  • Added message to notify the player if they select a portal glyph they have not yet learned
  • Added additional information to the quick menu when the player attempts to charge something with insufficient resources
  • The quick menu will now automatically close after selecting an option
  • Alien words which have been translated are now highlighted in interactions
  • Improved messaging when portal glyphs are rewarded
  • Improved user interface navigation using Q, E, W, S and A and D keys
  • Added ability for player to enable torch while in caves
  • Improved galactic map saturation, colours and effects
  • Added an option in the galactic map to toggle user waypoints

Bug fixes

  • Fixed an issue preventing players with very long play times being able to save
  • Fixed an issue where black dots would occasionally appear while looking into the sun
  • Added audio when interacting with portals
  • Prevented hazard effects showing while teleporting or warping
  • Prevented mission log opening when you unpin recipes
  • Prevented players being able to scan creatures through the terrain
  • Fixed an issue causing extremely distant points of interest to show when scanning
  • Removed large white marker which would occasionally show up permanently over buildings
  • Fixed an issue where visited buildings would not correctly update their icon
  • Fixed an issue where visiting a building would not correctly mark nearby waypoints as visited
  • Fixed an issue where scanning buildings would not also scan nearby waypoints
  • It’s no longer possible to lose the Atlas Path by using a black hole
  • Denying the Atlas Path will no longer show you the Atlas Path
  • Balanced the damage potential of the Scatter Blaster upgrade
  • Players will no longer be directed to the anomaly in systems where it can’t spawn (e.g. when an Atlas Station is present)
  • Prevented portals from being incorrectly left enabled at times they shouldn’t be
  • Removed grass from bases created prior to the Atlas Rises update
  • Completed freighter salvage missions will no longer be incorrectly re-added to the mission log
  • Fixed issue where your base teleporter can be duplicated and incorrectly labelled in teleporter location lists
  • Prevented incorrect distant paths being drawn in the galactic map
  • Fixed an issue where galactic map paths would draw incorrectly
  • Fixed an issue where players could manipulate mission boards to get multiple of the same mission type
  • Fixed an issue where system race was being displayed incorrectly when talking to mission NPCs
  • Fixed an issue that caused general ship handling to overly effect ship boost handling
  • Spoiler warning: Fixed an issue where some players were not rewarded the Remembrance recipe at the conclusion of the story
  • Fixed some rare crashes

No Man’s Sky is out now for PC and PS4.

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