Frontiers (Updates and Patches)

This topic lists all the released updates for No Man’s Sky Frontiers in the top post.
Discussion is welcome of course, like we have done with Beyond and Origins/Next Generation :wink:

Frontiers initial release update

No Man’s Sky Frontiers Launch Trailer

All Patches


Current Updates / Patches

Frontiers Patch 3.66 PC / PS4,5 / Xbox X,S,One

You can find the Bug Fixes in the reply here


Previous Updates / Patches

Direct Links

Frontiers 3.6 :link: PC / PS4,5 / Xbox X,S,One

Frontiers 3.61 :link: PC / PS4,5 / Xbox X,S,One

Frontiers 3.62 :link: PC / PS4,5 / Xbox X,S,One

Frontiers 3.63 :link: PC / PS4,5 / Xbox X,S,One

Frontiers 3.64 (Expedition 3) :link: PC / PS4,5 / Xbox X,S,One

Frontiers 3.64.1 / 3.65 :link: PC / PS4,5 / Xbox X,S,One


Steam 3xperimental


SteamDB

Want to keep an eye on updates, history, and more, check SteamDB :link:

GoGDB

Similar to the above, GoGDB :link:

Bug Reports

Make sure to report any bugs or issues directly to Hello Games’ Zendesk :link:

You can of course also post any issues or bugs you come across in:
#nms-frontiers:nms-frontiers-bugs-issues
These are however most likely not being read by HG.

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3.6 PATCH NOTES

SETTLEMENTS

  • Procedurally generated planetary settlements can be now found on inhabited planets all across the universe.
  • Settlements are found naturally via a new mission that occurs after a small amount of post-tutorial progress.
  • Settlements can also be found with maps purchased from the Space Station Cartographer.
  • Mission Board missions that involve locating NPCs can also take players to settlements.
  • Players may submit their credentials to the monument at the heart of the settlement. If accepted by the citizens, they will become Overseer of the settlement and may choose its name.
  • Every settlement and its layout is unique. Each building is procedurally generated, using only parts available for player base building.
  • Settlement status can be seen and managed from the central monument. Once players have constructed their Overseer’s Office, they can also manage the settlement from the terminal in their office.
  • Settlements have five key stats: productivity, population, happiness, upkeep costs, and Sentinel alert level.
  • Improve their stats by researching new technologies, attracting new settlers to the town, constructing new buildings, setting settlement policies, and more!
  • Settlements where productivity is higher than its upkeep will generate valuable products for its Overseer to claim for themselves. Higher class settlements will produce more valuable goods.
  • Settlements can fall into debt, for example after commissioning an expensive new piece of technology. Debt is automatically repaid from surplus production. While settlements are in debt, the Overseer may not claim the extra products.
  • Key stat bonuses are awarded in the form of settlement features.
  • Strong features will replace weaker ones. Once the settlement is at the feature limit, weaker features will be awarded as stat bonuses and will not replace a better feature.
  • Over time, the Overseer will be called upon to make decisions. A new Settlers mission has been added to the log to help keep track of these requests. This mission will alert Overseers whenever they are required.
  • Every few hours, the Overseer may be requested to make a decision. These range from greeting strangers, to resolving crimes, to setting settlement policies and research goals.
  • These decisions will help shape your settlement into a thriving town. However, be sure to monitor the Sentinel alert level. This will rise slowly over time, and may trigger an attack on the settlement. The Overseer must be ready to defend their people!
  • The settlement’s citizens will wander the town according to their routines. Their mood is influenced by the overall happiness of the settlement, as well as their own reactions to your decisions.
  • Any settler may be inspected to glimpse a view at their current thoughts.
  • Other settlers will display their thoughts as they wander, allowing the Overseer an insight into the inner lives of their citizens.
  • Opportunities to choose a new building to construct will arise frequently. Choose which buildings to prioritise and make your settlement unique.
  • Once a decision has been made at the terminal in the Overseer’s Office, a construction site will be placed in the settlement. Visit the site and supply resources to fuel construction.
  • Completing the construction of buildings will also award stat bonuses.

BASE BUILDING

  • The base building menu has been replaced by a new grid of all available parts.
  • The grid allows a quick and easy preview of all existing parts, as well as offering quick access to part selection.
  • From the grid, players can select a part to place or go straight to edit mode.
  • In placement mode, players now have quick access to scale, colour, material and rotation options.
  • In placement mode, players can quickly cycle between related parts, or can return to the parts grid to choose their next construction module.
  • A new ‘free placement’ mode has been added. This disables snapping and allows parts to intersect with each other and still be valid to place. It also allows players to freely place parts in mid-air.
  • From placement mode, or direct from the parts grid, players can enter Edit mode and adjust any existing parts. Simply target the part and select the appropriate option.
  • From edit mode, parts can be duplicated for rapid construction.
  • Or, pick up a part to fine tune it before putting it back in place.
  • Over 250 new base building parts have been added, from decorative to structural.
  • Three new construction sets have been added – timber, stone, and alloy. While still versatile and easy to snap, these new sets are much higher detail and more visually diverse than the previous basic sets.
  • These sets replace the old wood, concrete and metal sets. The older sets are no longer available to learn, but will be kept for existing players.
  • Players who have already researched pieces from the old sets will be awarded parts from the new set for free. The new sets are significantly larger, so be sure to visit the Construction Research Station on the Space Anomaly to browse the full set.
  • The new sets are context-aware and will automatically adjust their visuals to suit their position within a building. For example, walls placed at the top of a multi-storey building may add extra trim to their tops, while walls placed at the bottom may feature extra support beams.
  • The Exocraft signal boosters can now locate Trade Outposts.
  • Fixed an issue that prevented the Galactic Trade Terminal from being placed on basic wall pieces.
  • The Galactic Trade Terminal no longer needs power to function in player bases.
  • A number of deprecated and unusable base parts have been removed from the research trees.
  • Signal Boosters are no longer limited to one per region.

VISUAL IMPROVEMENTS

  • Space skies have been significantly improved, with all-new visuals for generating nebula effects.
  • Visual effects across the entire game have been significantly improved – destruction, environmental, combat and much more.
  • The mode select screen has been updated with a new set of images from the community. Thank you to all the dedicated No Man’s Sky photographers!
  • Fixed an issue that caused a single black frame during a teleport.
  • Fixed a number of rendering issues with stars in VR.

SAVE STREAMING

  • The save/load system has been overhauled.
  • On console, each save is now treated as its own object, rather than all five save slots being bundled together.
  • All existing saves have been automatically backed up.
  • A number of crashes that could occur when saving or loading large and lengthy savegames have been fixed.
  • The number of possible save slots has been increased from five to fifteen. The save select screen now supports scrolling to see additional slots/start a new game.
  • The number of discoveries that can be saved locally without uploading has been doubled.
  • Any non-consumable Quicksilver rewards, such as gestures and base building parts, are no longer save slot specific and can be used across all save slots once purchased.
  • Cross-save Expedition rewards, Titles, and Catalogue data will now be cloud synced along with other save data.
  • Multiple users on the same PC and Windows login will no longer share Expedition rewards, Titles, and Catalogue data.

OTHER IMPROVEMENTS

  • On the Discovery screen, improved the clarity of the button that is used to register completion of all creature discoveries on a planet.
  • The reward for discovering all creatures on the planet has been significantly increased.
  • The clarity of the end-of-expedition countdown has been improved.
  • Season Three will begin soon, and will bring an exciting range of new rewards…

BUG FIXES

  • Fixed a number of mission issues related to other players discovering the target creatures/plants/minerals.
  • Fixed a number of issues where matchmaking with players who had adjusted their clocks would cause the Expedition to end prematurely.
  • Fixed a number of issues that could prevent players from landing despite the location being valid.
  • Fixed an issue that made it difficult to hover-select the final Expedition patch.
  • Fixed an issue that caused the text on the expedition start splash screen to overlap in VR.
  • Fixed an issue that allowed players to start a new Expedition without updating their client to the correct version.
  • Fixed a number of mix issues with Bytebeat and background music.
  • Fixed an animation issue that could occur when stroking a companion immediately before mounting them.
  • Fixed an issue that caused the collision detection for biological horrors to be far too small.
  • Fixed an issue that prevented jetpack trail names from appearing if they had not been unlocked.
  • Fixed a number of camera issues that could occur when using a planetary chart while inside an Exocraft.
  • Fixed an issue that caused some buildings and bases to be labelled incorrectly when entering them.
  • Fixed an issue that could cause players to take hazard damage if their hazard protection was drained but they were no longer in the active hazard.
  • Fixed an issue that caused some markers to have a “time to walk here” estimate despite being on another planet.
  • Fixed a rare crash on Xbox that could prevent players from loading into the game.
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Lookie at what appeared in Steam. Hooray! NMS cards! :laughing:


Have they been there and I have just never gotten one or are they new?

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Playing No Man’s Sky on Steam will now earn trading card drops , with a total of 15 cards available.

Collect trading cards to craft badges , and earn emoticons and backgrounds for your Steam profile.

Source: https://www.nomanssky.com/frontiers-update/

Here is the one I got currently, not sure when I got it, but I guess only just:

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Of all the notes about Frontiers, one I like the most is “We’re excited for what it allows us to do in the future.

Yeah, baby! That’s what I’m talkin 'bout!!

Annnnd … Bob the Builder gets his SimSettlement gameplay.

The funniest part of the info? VyKeen composing a poem!
VyKeen-poem

There once was a warrior keen,
who ate all his meat very lean.
He drew forth his dirk
and oh my dear Hirk …
His prey was not long for the scene!

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21.37 here in UK.

767 Mb patch, updating right now. This must be some sort of record.

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So the eyes referred to the settlement overSEEr? I give up guessing Sean‘s thoughts. :joy:

But settlements and new base parts are definitely better than a mirror universe (or what else we guessed), that was a nice surprise. :+1:

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That hit me right in the pleasure center too. I’m really looking forward to the upcoming year in my adopted home universe. :heart_eyes:

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Frontiers Patch 3.61

Patch Notes

  • Fixed an issue that could prevent some Xbox users from loading their saves.
  • Fixed a crash related to placing base parts.
  • Fixed a number of snapping issues with cuboid rooms.
  • Fixed an issue that caused the fleet debrief screen to close prematurely.
  • Fixed an issue that caused the product research tree accessed in factories to close prematurely.
  • Fixed an issue that caused the trading screen to close prematurely when trading with a landed NPC smuggler.
  • Fixed an issue that caused the companion customisation screen to close prematurely.
  • Fixed a number of snapping issues with moon pools.
  • Fixed an issue that prevented colour lights from being powered correctly.
  • Fixed a number of snapping issues with wall hangings and lights.

  • Fixed a crash related to creature and NPC locomotion.
  • Fixed an issue that prevented players from starting new fleet expeditions or purchasing new frigates.
  • Fixed a number of issues that caused visual changes related to power to fail to display.
  • Fixed an issue that prevented refiners from correctly snapping to large base rooms.
  • Fixed an issue that prevented some large base parts from correctly snapping to each other.
  • Fixed an issue that caused NPC animations to display in unnecessarily low detail at a distance.
  • Fixed a number of visual glitches with dust effects.
  • Fixed a number of snapping issues with new canopy parts.
  • Fixed an issue that could cause NPCs to walk through doors.

  • Fixed a number of cases of missing or incorrect text.
  • Fixed a rare physics-related crash.
  • Fixed a rare crash related to settlement NPC behaviours.
  • Fixed an issue that could cause ships to land on incomplete landing pads in settlements.
  • Fixed an issue that could caused settlement buildings to fail to complete when their timer had finished.
  • Fixed a number of collision issues with street lights in settlements.
  • Fixed a rare rendering-related crash.
  • Fixed a crash that could occur when re-visiting a planetary settlement while a freighter base was spawned nearby.
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459 Mb patch incoming on Steam.

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Patch Notes

  • Fixed an issue that prevented the Automated Mining Unit and other similar parts from being placeable or available to research.
  • Fixed an issue that caused some bases to be powered incorrectly.
  • Fixed a crash related to building generation.
  • Fixed a crash related to terrain textures.
  • Fixed an issue that could prevent games from saving correctly.
  • Fixed an issue that caused standing lights to be powered incorrectly.
  • Fixed an issue that caused the freighter captain interaction to close prematurely.
  • Fixed an issue that caused various interactions that offered weapons to close prematurely.
  • Fixed an issue that caused power doors to be powered incorrectly.

  • Fixed an issue that could cause charts and missions that search for a settlement to be unlikely to find one.
  • Fixed an issue that caused missions that look for settlements to take players to a settlement already owned by another player.
  • Fixed an issue that could cause tutorial text boxes to become clipped.
  • Fixed several crashes related to base building.
  • Fixed an issue that could cause Ares’ technology trade to close prematurely.
  • Fixed an issue that could cause the settlement mission to become stuck in a loop if players leave the settlement before claiming it.
  • Fixed a number of snapping issues with specialist base terminals.
  • Fixed a number of snapping issues that could cause old-style basic parts to become blocked.
  • Fixed an Xbox One specific crash.
  • Fixed an issue that prevented the Automated Mining Unit and other similar parts from being placeable or available to research.
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Do they sleep?

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Never. :astonished:

You know these people who say, “oh, you took programming classes and you like gaming? You should become a game developer! Wouldn’t that be fun!” Then I always think of HG (and other companies)'s release schedules :grimacing: and slink away and hide behind my slightly more boring job. :sweat_smile:

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By now I have 6 Steam Trading Cards total. Keep getting new unique ones as long as I play. At this rate I should have them all soon enough :wink:

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I wondered what the trigger for a card is. Just play time? Just in Normal mode or higher?

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It seems to be rewarding us for things we did long ago. Playing catch-up. I got the card for owning a freighter, getting a living ship, etc…Every time I shut the game down, I get a new card

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I got eight cards in a row on the first day I played after the update came out (including one duplicate). You automatically get about half a set of the lowest level for a particular game for nothing but playing it for a while (Random Drops).

Then Steam will show you that you could “easily complete the set to reach the first level”, simply by “trading cards on the market”. “Reaching a level” means that you get a wallpaper image for your Steam user profile and NMS emoticons for steam chat. Nothing of IRL worth, just a means to display your fandom.

There are maaany rules how you can produce cards out of thin air, or get rid of unwanted ones, or turn them into another currency with which you can gamble again to get more random ones… If you are a completionist it might entice you to spend real money from your steam wallet to buy missing items off someone else…

My experience is based on my completion of the first level for Space Engineers. I never used real money from my Steam wallet, I merely sold duplicate drops and earned, literally, pennies, with which I bought the missing cards which also only cost pennies. (SE is an exception, it is suffering from massive inflation because it continuously drops Steam-tradable objects as exploration rewards in game while you play, in little boxes with parachutes, it’s very cute, space helmets and tools etc.)

So, for SE it was easy to complete one level of card trading without spending any money, with No Man’s Sky, I don’t know whether I want to do that again. :sweat_smile: Here is what you can gain for completing levels:

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Patch Notes

  • Fixed an issue that caused debug-only base parts to appear in the Catalogue.
  • Fixed a number of snapping issues when placing fireplaces or NPC terminals to large rooms.
  • While base building, the rotation option now has acceleration to allow faster turning while still retaining detailed control.
  • Fixed a number of issues that could cause power lines to fail to appear.
  • Fixed an issue that allowed players to place an unlimited number of special parts (such as Exocraft geobays) within close proximity of each other.
  • Fixed a rare issue that could cause severe visual glitches when pushing the building and photo mode cameras into very specific situations.
  • Fixed an issue that could cause players to be backed out of base building mode accidentally.
  • Improved the use of the D-pad in base building controls, in order to minimise accidental presses.
  • Snapping is now enabled by default when entering wiring modes.
  • Fixed an issue that caused T-shaped corridors to become blocked when snapped to other structures.
  • Fixed an issue that could prevent some pre-built large rooms from receiving power correctly.
  • Fixed a number of snapping and collision issues with power doors.
  • Fixed an issue that caused short-range teleporters to function correctly without power.
  • Fixed a number of snapping and collision issues with freighter rooms.
  • Fixed a number of UI issues with base building in VR.

  • Fixed a number of glitches with settlement NPC navigation.
  • Fixed an issue that could cause settlement NPCs to go outside during danger scenarios, such as during storms or Sentinel raids.
  • Fixed an issue that caused patches of foliage to be cleared in settlements before any buildings had been placed.
  • Improved the loading speed of settlements.
  • Introduced a significant number of optimisations for settlements.
  • Fixed an issue that could cause some settlements to fail to generate any decisions for their Overseer. Decisions are now expected at intervals of 15 minutes to 2 hours.
  • Fixed an issue that could cause long grass to spawn within settlements on scorched planets.

  • Added a recovery for players who lost their primary Multi-Tool after accepting a blank tool from an upgrade/purchase UI. Note: the appearance of this erroneous UI screen was fixed in Patch 3.62.
  • Fixed an issue that caused the Electrical Cloaking Unit to work incorrectly.
  • Fixed a physics issue that could cause players to get snagged while moving around the Space Anomaly.
  • Fixed a PlayStation 5 specific issue that could cause some trophies to fail to unlock.

  • Fixed a crash related to settlement NPC navigation.
  • Fixed a crash related to base building.
  • Fixed a crash related to noise generation.
  • Fixed a crash related to base editing.
  • Fixed a crash related to terrain generation.
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