No Man’s Sky has released a new update for Halloween, and it adds numerous new cosmetic items to the game to celebrate the season. It’ll also enhance the wrecks from the Desolation update with new materials, and bring a few other changes to the space-faring game on PS4, Xbox One, and PC.
The new update notes explain that you can now find Tainted Metal and Quicksilver on abandoned freighters, so it’s worth visiting them and dealing with the alien menaces within to get your hands on some. Watch out, though–the aliens have been mutating, and are stronger than ever.
Tainted Metal can be traded to a scrap dealer for new base decorations and customization options, the wildest of which is the “Horrific Flesh-Helmet”. That’s the in-game name for the item you see below. It’s…well, it’s a horrific flesh-helmet. The mouth moves. It’s a lot.
You can also get the Orange Pustule, Detoxified Slime, and Wriggling Companion (a sort-of space squid) for your base, too. New decals and banners based on these horror items are also available.
This is part of Patch 3.05, available to download now, and Hello Games has also released some fixes and tweaks. Here’s the complete list.
3.05 Patch Notes
- Derelict freighters have been rebalanced for increased challenge.
- Low temperatures are more extreme, security systems are tougher and more efficient at locating intruders, aliens are more aggressive, and all hostile lifeforms are more difficult to defeat.
- Added the possibility of looting Quicksilver to derelict freighters. This will be available for the next few weeks.
- The scrap dealer on Space Stations now stocks a range of base parts, decals, banners and a Horrific Flesh-Helmet.
- The scrap dealer now trades in a new black market currency, Tainted Metal, which can be salvaged from derelict freighters.
- The scrap dealer also now stocks Repair Kits.
- Added two new player titles, which may be earned via in-game achievements and selected at the Appearance Modifier.
- Improved the notification icons shown when entering freighters and derelict freighters.
- Fixed an issue that caused hostile creatures to fall through the floor of derelict freighters.
- Fixed an issue that caused derelict freighter doors to take too long to open.
- Fixed an issue which could cause derelict freighter messages to linger after leaving the freighter without fully exploring it.
- Fixed an issue which caused the Lost in Space mission to linger after leaving a derelict freighter.
- Fixed an issue that could occasionally cause the guild envoy and scrap dealer rewards for completing a derelict freighter to be the wrong way around in Korvax systems.
- Fixed an issue that could cause derelict freighters to despawn if the player attempted to fix or install technology on their ship while at a distance.
- Fixed an issue that could cause aquatic fauna to be listed as “extinct” when discovered.
- Fixed an issue that could occasionally prevent creatures from spawning where or as often they should.
- Fixed an issue that could cause teleporters to display the wrong galaxy name for some early galaxies.
- Fixed an issue that prevented the Exocraft mining laser from harvesting resources from terrain deposits.
- Fixed an issue that could cause freighter base parts to be unpowered when constructed in specific locations within the freighter.
- Fixed an issue that could cause weather effects to occur beyond the planetary atmosphere.
- Fixed an issue that could cause frigate expeditions to reward deprecated products.
- Introduced a memory-management optimisation and fixed a number of memory-related crashes on console.
- Fixed some rare crash issues.
No Man’s Sky recently hit version 3.0 with the expansive Origins update.