As is now one thing of an end-of-year custom, Howdy Video games has introduced it is re-running all this yr’s No Man’s Sky limited-time Expeditions (plus a bonus one from 2021) all through the festive interval for people who missed them – and their related rewards – first time round.
Expeditions, in case you’re unfamiliar, are basically curated several-hour-long campaigns that condense and reshuffle No Man’s Sky’s varied programs right into a sequence of progression-based milestone challenges that play out on a brand-new save – with unique (and sometimes extraordinarily nifty) rewards unlocking as you full every tier.
2023, which has been one other busy yr for No Man’s Sky, has seen the discharge of three Expeditions in complete, starting with Utopia in February. This one sees Travellers teaming as much as rebuild an deserted photo voltaic system for the mysterious Utopia Basis, with rewards together with the Fearsome Visor helmet, a brand new robotic drone companion, plus a brand new ship sort often known as the Utopia Speeder. Howdy Video games might be giving gamers one other likelihood to sort out Utopia beginning right now, eighth December, till 15h December.
Then, from Fifteenth-Twenty second December, gamers can sort out Singularity, which initially ran again in June. This one duties gamers with investigating curious robotic heads delivering cryptic clues throughout the galaxy and initially served as an introduction to No Man’s Sky’s new race of Autophage robots, which made their correct debut in August’s Echoes replace. Rewards for the Singularity Expedition embrace a placing robotic character customisation set.
Subsequent up, Howdy Video games might be blasting again to the distant (ish)oast, re-running No Man’s Sky’s third-ever Expedition, Cartographers, which was initially made accessible in 2021. It is a significantly nice one for No Man’s Sky newcomers, providing a whistlestop tour of a number of the exploratory house sim’s nifty however lesser-used options as gamers try and map a single planet. Rewards embrace the Jetpack Bubble Path, Feasting Casque, Unique Wingpack, Streamlined Jetpack, and Golden Vector starship, and it will be accessible to replay from Twenty second-Twenty ninth December.
And eventually, the re-runs conclude with this yr’s Voyagers Expedition, which may be performed once more between Twenty ninth December and eighth January 2024. Voyagers places an emphasis on exploration as gamers step out to catalogue the marvels of the universe, and its rewards embrace an electric-themed jetpack trial beauty to your Exosuit, voyage-inspired posters, a mechanical paw, and – most significantly of all – an cute HoverDroid companion that mainly appears to be like like a flying Roomba with eyes. I like mine dearly.
For those who’ve not but succumbed to No Man’s Sky’s charms, it is at the moment discounted by 50% on the PlayStation Retailer, Xbox Retailer, and Steam, which means you’ll be able to choose it up for £19.99 as a substitute of the standard £39.99 (it is in all probability additionally value noting No Man’s Sky is offered for PC and Xbox Sport Cross in case you’re a subscriber). And it would be remiss to not point out that in case you do like No Man’s Sky, you would possibly very properly need to try Howdy Video games’ newly introduced procedural fantasy planet journey Mild No Fireplace if you have not already.