New No Man's Sky Update Is Erasing Players' Save Files

The latest No Man's Sky update has made huge improvements to the game, but it's also causing players' save files to be wiped.

Some players across all platforms are finding that when they try to load their game, they'll see their hours played logged correctly, but their save will start at the beginning of the game, meaning they've lost all progress. Loading from a previous auto-save or manual save from the affected game doesn't appear to resolve the issue.

Players on PC have found a workaround for this issue by editing their saves, but no such fix exists for PlayStation or Xbox.

Kotaku video producer Paul Tamayo, who lost his progress yesterday on PlayStation 4, was able to load a previous save he had backed up on a USB drive to recover his progress. He said that loading from a cloud save did not work as it automatically uploaded as he was playing and he recovered his save from the PlayStation we use at the office by loading that save onto a USB stick and then starting his game from that save.

Hello Games has said that hotfix patches are incoming for PC, though updates for PlayStation and Xbox will be slower.

The last time No Man's Sky received a huge update, Hello Games pushed several small bug fix patches in the weeks afterward. Hopefully this bug will be fixed quickly and players can get back to exploring the galaxy without the fear of losing what they've done so far.


    No Mans Sky is really having a tough time of it isn't it?

    Ah well, I'm planning to start over when I get around to trying out this update anyway :P

    This is the same problem that caused me to stop playing in the first place.

    doesnt let me warp back to my original system, say there is somthing blocking the warp. also found a system with 1 planet on it, landed and met another player. my thinking is the number of planets overall has been reduced to allow players to meet more easily this in turn has wiped some players planets and discoveries like mine has. there is also said to be a problem with creating a fleet command room while playing in creative mode

      No its is not a broken system, more realistic then anything.

      Suns(solar systems) have been discovered to have zero planets either due to the lack of material left over from the suns formation, planets colliding over millions of years, or gravitaional forces flung any planets out of the system.

      Started new game yesterday and started in solar system with 5 planets and met a person, then found another with NO planets or moons. Nothing broken about it.

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