Hello Games Announces No Man’s Sky Outlaws Update

No Man’s Sky Visits the Less-Than-Legal Parts of the Universe in New Outlaws Update Trailer

Today brings the trailer and update notes for the next major content update to the No Man’s Sky universe. The Outlaws update looks to introduce some pockets of less-organized and less-than-scrupulous vendors to a derelict space station near you.

A Pirate’s Life For Me

The most significant addition is the Outlaw Systems, which contain space stations inhabited by some rather unsavory denizens of the universe. You can take on randomly generated bounty missions here, buy some unique technology upgrades, or buy contraband to sell in regulated space for a good profit, assuming the local space police don’t probe your cargo hold. As an added bonus, thanks to all of this, we’ll be seeing ships being able to be outfitted with high-capacity cargo storage. If there was ever a time to take up space piracy, now’s your chance.

We’ll also be seeing some reworks done to the space fighting combat. Certain weapons will have better effects on shields or hulls, and some weapons will get special effects, like shield leeching on the Phase Beam and the Cyclotron Ballista disabling engines. There’ll also now be a full combat autopilot system that will hand all of the steering, so all the player needs to do is point and shoot, making a great accessibility addition for those struggling to line their shots. If that wasn’t enough, there’s now going to be an NPC squadron system where you can recruit some NPCs to fly alongside you, summonable whenever you get into combat or whenever you just feel like flying with some company. You can even recruit members and upgrade them at your frigates.

Speaking of frigates, they’ll be getting some upgrades. You can now see frigates doing low-orbit passes when planetside, their storage for ships will go from six to nine, and they will also see some upgrades and tweaks to their engine and warp effects.

A brand new ship type will be entering the game called Solar Ships. These sleek-looking starships feature many different variations, have unique technologies, and can extend out their holographic solar sails when hitting space.

There are a plethora of other details, like capes and hoods being added with complete cloth physics, a new expedition called The Blighted Expedition, planetary pirate raids, and more, all detailed in full on the official No Man’s Sky website here, and seen in action in the trailer below.

Let us know in the comments what you think so far of the Outlaws update! As always, stay tuned for more of the latest news and guides for 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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