No Man’s Sky Releases Combat-Focused SENTINEL Update

Taking the Fight To The Sentinels One Update At A Time

Today marks the first update to No Man’s Sky for 2022, putting a significant focus on combat and its different aspects. While there’s a good chunk of tweaks in this update, there’s a surprising amount of content that makes combat feel much more fleshed out.

Sentinels: Space Police of No Man’s Sky. Previous updates have seen this fully-autonomous force grow bit by bit, adding in bi-pedal mechs and robot hounds as some of their forces, but ultimately, only three enemy units is a bit on the small side for what’s supposed to be keeping all of the known (digital) universe peaceful. With this update, the Sentinels will see new types of Sentinel drones, like Heavies, Summoners, Medics, and even a Hardframe exo-suit that’s not too unlike the player-owned Minotaur mech, as well as seeing the usage of things like shields and flamethrowers.

Not only will you see more variety, but you can even come across “nests” where these things call home. You can find good loot tearing through their breeding grounds, as well as some neat new lore that goes over how the universe’s favorite space police came to be. If that isn’t enough already, you can even learn how to reprogram an AI to heed your beck and call, even going as far as to allow the player to plug that AI into a Hardframe so you can have mech-powered battle buddies.

That said, the Sentinels aren’t the only things getting beefed up. Players can now enjoy a collection of new effects, like adding incineration damage or stun effects, use new tools like a Cloaking Device, and some delightful new visual overhauls for the guns.

Last but not least, we’ll also be seeing a new Expedition launching next week. If you want to see the full update’s details, you can check out the official website’s coverage here, and you can see the update trailer below.

This first update is showing good promise for what’s to come later in the year, and judging from how fantastic last year’s updates were, Hello Games is still going strong, keeping No Man’s Sky fresh and exciting. Find any of these new baddies already? Sound off in the comments below! As always, stay tuned for more of the latest No Man’s Sky.

Cory Clark
With a passion for all things musical, a taste for anti-gravity racing, and a love for all things gacha, Cory is a joyful and friendly gamer soaking up any little gem to come to his little Midwestern cornfield. An avid collector of limited editions with an arsenal of imported gaming trinkets he's absorbed into his wardrobe, he's usually always near his trusty gaming rig if he's not on his PS4 or Xbox One. And when he's not gaming, he's watching anime off his big screen with his lap lion Stella purring away.

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