No Man's Sky - The Abyss Update Launches Today

It’s a big day for our friends over at Hello Games, creators of No Man’s Sky! The Abyss, an all-new FREE update, launches today across all platforms for No Man’s Sky players.

Focusing on underwater gameplay and the scarier elements to No Man’s Sky, Hello Games have been hard at work behind the scenes since the launch of NEXT, a major update which introduced multiplayer to the game.

The Abyss however, is unlike any of No Man’s Sky’s previous updates, focusing on underwater gameplay and the scarier elements to No Man’s Sky. Their latest update is not only seasonal, but introduces aquatic environments with over 5 times more variety, varied creature behaviours, improved underwater visuals and much more.

Check out the trailer, then head off in game and check it out for yourself!


The variety and visual quality of underwater biomes has been greatly improved. Experience rare exotic aquatic biomes as you explore new depths.
Underwater creatures have become more frequent, and more interesting. Aquatic life inhabits the full depth of the ocean, and unique terrifying creatures can be encountered on the ocean floor.

A new story, The Dreams of the Deep, brings a new context to the depths and a dark narrative to No Man’s Sky. Discover the fate of a troubled crew stranded from a freighter crash by the rising tides, or explore underwater ruins to uncover the tale of a lost soul trapped deep beneath the waves.

Investigate sunken ruins and find ancient treasures or dive to submerged buildings to find remnants of their lost occupants. Discover and scavenge lost cargo from gigantic freighter wrecks. Use the terrain manipulator to excavate treasures buried in the nearby ocean floor. Find and repair rare crashed star ships to restore them from the seabed to the skies.

Master the depths of planets using a new Exocraft, the Nautilon. This submersible vehicle gives new meaning to underwater navigation, combat and mining – and can be summoned to any ocean on the planet, as well as docked at underwater buildings. Upgrade your submersible with installable Submarine Technology and customise the Nautilon to stand out from your fellow explorers.

Over a dozen new base parts have been added to unlock more creative possibilities underwater. Construct the new Marine Shelter for brief respite from the oceanic pressure, and use its protection to reach new depths. New glass corridors, viewing bays and multistory submersible view domes provide travellers the perfect view of the surrounding ocean. Bring aquatic life into your habitat with a decorative indoor Aquarium.

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