‘No Man’s Sky’ adds seasonal missions in its latest update

Only a month after adding rideable creatures to No Man’s Sky, Hello Games is back with another significant patch. The Expeditions update adds a seasonal game mode that will see you embark on structured missions across the galaxy.

Every player who undertakes an expedition will start on the same planet and take part in a journey that’s shared with the rest of the community. You’ll receive some items, weapons and ships before you venture off. Expeditions have several objectives (or milestones) that you can finish in any order on your way to the final destination.

Expedition planner in No Man's Sky

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You’ll earn rewards and patches for completing milestones. The rewards will be unlocked across your saves, so you can claim them in other game modes.

Each expedition and its associated rewards will only be available for a limited time. Hello Games promises to start new expeditions regularly, so that could give you another reason to keep coming back to No Man’s Sky.

There’s a communal aspect to expeditions, as you can embark on them with other players. You’ll be able to meet up with others on rendezvous planets and team up with them to build settlements. No Man’s Sky has come a long way from fellow players appearing as floating orbs.