No Man’s Sky update adds new ships, more pirates and smuggling

A gigantic space battle over a rocky planet.

screenshot: Hello games

Nobody’s heaven just keeps getting bigger with its next expansion subtitled Outlaws. This free update promises to introduce players to the game’s criminal underworld by largely focusing on activities like smuggling and pirate heists when it goes live today.

As implied in the video below, Outlaws transform into willing residents Nobody’s heaven to rebels, allowing them to take on illegal missions on space stations overrun by dangerous criminals. Both solar sail-equipped starships (the game’s first new starships in over two years) and improved space combat will help players achieve these goals, which apparently can yield some huge rewards if she survives.

The full patch notes of the update can be found here on the official sitebut here’s an overview of the key bullet points from the developers at Hello Games themselves:

outlaw stations

Outlaws have taken over space stations across the galaxy. Outlaw systems are dangerous, lawless places with frequent conflicts (but this all presents an opportunity for players with their eye on ambushing passing spaceships…)

A new series of missions takes players into nests of rebellion, where they will find an underworld offering pirate missions, black market technology, and a chance to acquire valuable goods illegal elsewhere in the galaxy. Like-minded players can even purchase a fake passport to evade the authorities.

Solar spaceship

With a unique solar-powered sail and sleek bodywork, this is the ship of choice for those looking to race between the stars. The solar ship is Nobody’s heaven‘s first new starship since early 2020. There is considerable variety in this line of ships, so look forward to scouring the galaxy for the perfect version to complement your existing fleet. The maximum number of ships a player can own has been increased from six to nine, so you don’t have to worry about limiting your fleet either.


Illegal goods can be bought in illegal systems and smuggled out for a significant profit. A smuggler’s life is dangerous. The Sentinels are on the hunt for contraband, and discovery is just a cargo probe away…

cargo stocks

All players – not just the smugglers – will benefit from the addition of special cargo inventories to all starships. These high-capacity slots can store large amounts of cargo, and storage-hungry players can unlock additional slots from the ship upgrade terminal located on all space stations.


Players can now recruit and upgrade their own wingmen. Collect your perfect set of ships and pilots. Each pilot has their own skills and can be upgraded over time to improve combat capability.

space battle

Space combat has been remastered for speed and excitement. Handling has been improved, weapons have new visual effects, and enemy spaceships now have shields. Depth has also been added to the weapon selection, with a variety of specialized secondary effects, such as: B. slowing down enemy engines or disabling shield systems. Ship-to-ship combat can now take place in a planet’s atmosphere – and pirates can raid your settlements. For those who find space combat difficult, flight accessibility has been greatly improved with a new auto-follow mode.

Nobody’s heaven recently won the Evolving Game award at BAFTA’s British Academy Games Awards, and it’s easy to see why. The work Hello Games continues to do on the project is amazing, especially considering that controversies both of which led to the game’s release and overshadowed it long after launch.

I’ll get to my feet and say Nobody’s heaven is a bit to It’s complicated for me personally now – I quite enjoyed the somber, meditative state in which it debuted – but it’s clear that players are finally getting what they wanted out of the game all those years ago.

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