The first update of the year is now available for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and PlayStation VR gamers to download for free. No Man’s Sky Sentinel is the name of the game.
No Man’s Sky Sentinel Update
The Sentinel update overhauls the game’s fighting systems and the creatures you encounter, making it considerably more tough and thrilling. Although No Man’s Sky is a game about adventure, our world has always been a dangerous place. Sentinels are the guardians of the planets you visit, and they’ve long been something we’ve wanted to make more interesting, deep, and fun while also allowing players to defeat and overcome them in a more meaningful way.
This update, thankfully, includes a slew of combat tweaks and refinements for the battle-weary Traveller. New weaponry and upgrades, such as the high-energy Neutron Cannon, an active camouflage cloaking device, and a new electric stun grenade, are available. You can even have an AI installed in your own Minotaur Exomech to protect you in battle.
Sentinels have also grown in strength. You’ll have to face new elite drone classes including heavies, summoners, and repair units, as well as the game’s own terrifying Hardframe Exomech. Sentinels can now carry their own mobile energy shields and use new weapons like terrain-destructing grenades and a plasma-powered flamethrower. The whereabouts of mysterious Sentinel Pillars have also been revealed, with rare gifts and fascinating stories awaiting those courageous enough to penetrate its robotic archive.
Players will learn about the lore of how Sentinels came to be with the Sentinel update. As you progress through a series of new story-driven missions, you’ll be able to re-program and adopt your own friendly AI drone, as well as salvage pieces to build your own defences.
A new Exobiology Expedition is also launching next week, with a slew of new special goodies.
This is a massive update, but here are just a few highlights:
Sentinel Hardframe Mech
Battle against the massive, heavily armoured Hardframe mech, a fresh new robotic foe. This terrible new Sentinel, armed with lasers, terrain-destroying explosives, and a plasma-powered flamethrower, takes to the battlefield in a high-powered jetpack.
Total Visual Overhaul for Weapons
New projectiles and beams, muzzle flashes, lighting effects, refraction, new impacts, and other improvements have been made to all Multi-Tool systems, from the Mining Laser to the Scatter Blaster.
Advanced Combat Upgrades
With the option to add stun or incineration effects to your existing weapons, or set up your Multi-Tool to inflict extra damage to enemies you’ve previously tagged, new upgrades bring depth to combat. Alternatively, use the new Cloaking Device to vanish in the middle of a battle and gain a strategic advantage.
AI Robotic Companions
Players can repair and reprogram their own friendly robotic drone companion, or salvage Sentinel Hardframe parts to build their own autonomous AI-powered huge mechanical escort.
New Stories and Missions
Work on a new story-driven mission with the crew of the Space Anomaly, or raid the terrifying Sentinel Pillars to gain access to their archives and learn more about the Atlas and the World of Glass…
Combat Flow and Feel Improvements
Weapon feel and flow have been tweaked and refined in a variety of ways, resulting in a more dynamic and impactful combat experience.
New Drone Enemies
Heavy combat and shield drones, dedicated repair drones, and even advanced summoning units have joined the old patrol drones in the revamped Sentinel forces.
The No Man’s Sky team released a slew of improvements last year, including Companions, Expeditions, Prisms, and Frontiers, as well as our first expeditions (like Beachhead, Emergence, Pioneers, Cartographers). I have no doubt that our little staff will be just as productive in 2022.
In this, the 18th No Man’s Sky update, we’re looking forward to seeing our PlayStation communities take on the sentinels’ bolstered power.