No Man’s Sky Has Freaking Mechs Now

No Man’s Sky Has Freaking Mechs Now
Illustration: Hello Games

Hello Games continues its quest to add every cool science fiction thing possible to procedural space sim No Man’s Sky with free update 2.4, Exo Mech, which gives players access to giant effing pilotable mechs. Also other things, but mainly mechs.

Mechs can jump. They’re immune to planetary hazards. They feature immersive cockpits for those playing No Man’s Sky in virtual reality. They can be deployed to a planet’s surface from players’ freighters. Most importantly, they look super cool.

Image: No Man’s Sky

Along with massive metal walkers, the Exo Mech update also includes improvements to existing exocraft, including better scanners and solar panels to keep them charged. New graphics options give players more flexibility in how infinite space is rendered. Base builders will love the option to hide wiring, and those playing on console can remove limits on base complexity at the cost of performance.

Whatever, it’s all about those mechs. Players can obtain plans for the Minotaur Heavy Exosuit Hybrid at the construction research station aboard the Space Anomaly. It’s got its very own set of upgrades as well as decals and other cosmetic customisation options. It’s a mech. Mechs are awesome.

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  • I wanted a mech since I’ve first seen one of those bipedal Sentinels. So happy about this!
    Mad respect for Hello Games too. So many other companies released half-baked games and then just walked away with your money (or sold additional content as DLC), but HG are still working on NMS and giving all the new stuff away for free. Kudos!

  • The madmen, it just keeps on going!
    Sean murray is still a massive asshat, but the team as a whole is doing some great work

  • has to be an award winner for working hard to make a lemon great. Gonna have to throw this in the ole PSVR and update

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