A new update for No Man’s Sky introduces a new multiplayer mode that will change every season. Update 3.3, called Expeditions, arrives today and lets players explore a planet and reach milestones together.
The Expeditions mode is distinct from the other existing modes, and Hello Games promises that each season will introduce new adventures for communities to explore together. All players start on the same planet, and completing missions will unlock mission patches to display. You’ll also get cosmetic rewards which can be taken back into the other game modes, like a new jetpack, exclusive ship, weapon, and title already available.
Expeditions also includes several tweaks to the overall game as well. A Target Sweep mode expands exploration options with new survey techniques, and missions have been overhauled to include this mechanic. Space Station missions have also received an overhaul with greater rewards for higher-level missions. The UI and HUD have been adjusted as well, and Hello Games has made changes to early game balance and building instructions as well as bug fixes.
Hello Games has been regular in updating their game since its initial release, with everything from overhauls to ships made out living creatures. The latest update, Companions, added pets just over a month ago.