No Man’s Sky will let you build your own mechs

By Sherif Saed
7 April 2020 12:57 GMT

No Man’s Sky is getting mechs today.

A trailer for a new No Man’s Sky update (2.4) has officially arrived following a leak earlier today. The trailer shows off the game’s newest feature: mechs.

Today’s update, dubbed Exo Mech, adds the Minotaur Heavy Exocraft Hybrid. The mech is equipped with jetpacks, and is immune to all all planetary hazards. You can use the Minotaur to collect planetary resources, venture into dangerous areas, and even dig and carve terrain after upgrading its laser to a Terrain Manipulator.

To build one, you’ll need to acquire the plans for the Minotaur Geobay at the Space Anomaly’s Construction Research Station. The cockpit of the Minotaur is fully-modelled, and can be explored in 360 degrees in VR.

Today’s update also improves Exocraft scanning, and adds an option to summon Exocrafts from freighters using the new Orbital Exocraft Materialiser.

Outside of new content, the patch also overhauls the game’s lighting on planet surfaces, and improves the performance of GTAO. You can catch the trailer below, and head over to the official blog for the full change log.

Watch on YouTube

No Man’s Sky only recently received living ships, a couple of months after Hello Games added a music creator.

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