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No Man's Sky Omega Update arrives with a Free Weekend and lots new

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Even though Hello games are now working on their open-world survival game Light No Fire, they're not quite done with No Man's Sky just yet with the Omega Update. The update release also comes along with a free weekend on Steam so you'll be able to play it free until 6PM UTC, Monday 19th February and it has a 50% discount too until the 26th.

Check out the new trailer:

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If you notice in the trailer at about 1:17, the top left corner notes "More Will Follow", so this is likely not the last update.

Some of what's new includes:

  • A fancy new starship that can hover.
  • Expedition upgrades that let you take your favourite starship and multi-tool along.
  • You can take down and capture a huge pirate dreadnought ship.
  • A whole new Omega Expedition to play through.
  • A rework of the Atlas Path mission that has a finale where you need to make a choice.
  • New procedurally generated planetary missions.
  • + lots more to read in the announcement.

No Man's Sky is Steam Deck Verified and also works great on Desktop Linux with Proton.

You can check it out on Steam.

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7 comments

nadrolinux Feb 15
Game constantly freeze for me after 10-15 seconds in main menu (I tried to change window without borders to fullscreen, disable vsync etc. but nothing helped) however I'm not sure if it's related to Omega patch or switch to Silverblue + Steam from Flatpak, because before I used standard Fedora Workstation. Other games works fine. Can you check if you see similar problems with Omega?
wvstolzing Feb 15
So this is probably called 'Omega', due to the final 'choice in the Atlas Path Mission' that they say they've added -- though I wonder if it's also the final update for the game itself.
Liam Dawe Feb 15
Quoting: wvstolzingSo this is probably called 'Omega', due to the final 'choice in the Atlas Path Mission' that they say they've added -- though I wonder if it's also the final update for the game itself.
1:17 in the trailer, top left corner, "More Will Follow".
wvstolzing Feb 15
Quoting: Liam Dawe
Quoting: wvstolzingSo this is probably called 'Omega', due to the final 'choice in the Atlas Path Mission' that they say they've added -- though I wonder if it's also the final update for the game itself.
1:17 in the trailer, top left corner, "More Will Follow".

Ah, great; I skimmed the site, but didn't watch the trailer.
Nezchan Feb 15
Quoting: nadrolinuxGame constantly freeze for me after 10-15 seconds in main menu (I tried to change window without borders to fullscreen, disable vsync etc. but nothing helped) however I'm not sure if it's related to Omega patch or switch to Silverblue + Steam from Flatpak, because before I used standard Fedora Workstation. Other games works fine. Can you check if you see similar problems with Omega?

I find it's usually best to wait three or four days after a big update, to let things settle out and get a bunch of bugfixes. The last two or three have been unplayable on launch day for me, but they get better.
anewson Feb 17
Quoting: wvstolzingSo this is probably called 'Omega', due to the final 'choice in the Atlas Path Mission' that they say they've added -- though I wonder if it's also the final update for the game itself.

nice catch about the atlas decision, I was also wondering since they've explicitly said it's not the last update and they have a 2024 roadmap. I'm most excited for a missions rework, missions were really terrible and repetitive I'm curious to see what they've done.
Ehvis Feb 19
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Quoting: Nezchan
Quoting: nadrolinuxGame constantly freeze for me after 10-15 seconds in main menu (I tried to change window without borders to fullscreen, disable vsync etc. but nothing helped) however I'm not sure if it's related to Omega patch or switch to Silverblue + Steam from Flatpak, because before I used standard Fedora Workstation. Other games works fine. Can you check if you see similar problems with Omega?

I find it's usually best to wait three or four days after a big update, to let things settle out and get a bunch of bugfixes. The last two or three have been unplayable on launch day for me, but they get better.

Played a bit of it over the weekend. I didn't have any issues running the game. Didn't change anything, so it must have been a standard Proton 8.

As for the game. Still have the same issues with it as I had when it launched, so the free weekend just confirmed that this is not my game.
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