Hello Games has made some promising changes to the No Man’s Sky PC version via the latest version of the Experimental Update. According to the details shared by the development team, the latest update improves load times, overall performance, fixes the long pending bug of shader generation which will improve the performance of the game on the low-end CPU.
The developer reports that the new update improves the loading time of the game by a margin of 30 percent. Also, the update decreases the warp times by a margin of 5 to 10 percent. These improvements are going to impact the overall flow of the game – to check them out start the game after installing the update (STEPS to download and install the update is provided below) and check out the initial load time, and to check the improvement in the warp time make your way from one planet to another.
Another interesting improvement that has been made is as far as the graphical department is concerned: the appearance of in-game clouds for players with 1440p or 4K display. There are also some graphical improvements to the exotic biomes, space station technology merchants and buried technology modules.
If you are playing the game with Valve’s Steam Controller then you will be happy to know that control mapping has been made better.
Follow the steps provided below to install the latest version of the experimental patch for No Man’s Sky.
- Step 1: From the Steam Library Right Click on the No Man’s Sky.
- Step 2: Select “Properties”
- Step 3: From the set of available TABS select “BETAS” tab.
- Step 4: Under “Select the beta you would like to opt into” drop-down menu select “Code: 3xperimental”
That’s it. Enjoy the new No Man’s Sky Experimental Update and let us know your feedback on it.
Changelog – No Man’s Sky Experimental Patch August 15
Fixed an issue that prevented planets from being added to the Discovery timeline when exiting certain ship models
Fixed an issue that prevented players from using the Pulse Engine to escape between waves of Sentinel space fighters
Fixed an issue that could cause base NPC workers to become unresponsive after moving/deleting your base
Substantially increased the length of time fuel lasts in the hydroponic trays
Fixed a crash related to creatures
Fixed a crash related to terrain generation
Fix for an issue with PC shader compilation when the game is first booted which would occasionally result in a crash
Various performance improvements
Various improvements to load times (approximately 5-10% improvement to Warp times, 30% improvement to initial game load)
Fix to shader generation to boost performance on lower spec PCs
Fixed an issue that incorrectly limited the number of storage containers that could be built on the freighter
Fixed an issue that could prevent construction in the freighter base
Fixed an issue that could cause the ‘Nearby buildings’ scan on the signal booster to fail
Fixed an issue that prevented exploration-focussed frigates from charging their scanners
Fixed an issue that prevented damaged frigates from being completely repaired
Fixed an issue where players could start their game in inappropriate systems when starting in multiplayer
Marked icons are now automatically cleared on arrival at the marked target
Fixed a number of cases where the HUD would prompt to mark icons that did not need marking
Improved target locking for ship PvP
Improved the appearance of HUD markers on player ships
Fixed a number of visual issues around using the Analyser Visor in very specific circumstances
Improved the mapping of the Steam Controller
Removed an obsolete building product from the blueprint analyser
Combat music now triggers when fighting biological horrors
Slightly increased the damage dealt by biological horrors
Fixed an issue that could cause expedition rewards to artificially increase after save/loading
Fixed an issue where the Personal Forcefield could be deployed on 0% charge
Fixed an issue where the Mining Beam and other weapon effects displayed the wrong colour in multiplayer
Fixed an issue where the screen on the Multi-Tool would display the wrong ammo count for the Blaze Javelin
Fixed an issue where the Multi-Tool was invisible in Photo Mode
Fixed an issue where the Personal Forcefield would remain in-world forever when cycling Alt Weapon modes
Fixed an issue where meleeing while sprinting could cause an animation glitch
Improved the appearance of clouds in 4K/1440p modes
Visual improvements made to some exotic biomes
Visual improvements made to the space station technology merchants
Increased the visibility of underground toxic hazards
Visual improvements to buried technology modules