No Man’s Sky Update 1.3 is now officially live, but it has more than their tease earlier this week lead on. We knew of Atlas Arises coming, but no one was fully prepared for its 30 hours of new story content. The update also includes improvements to the original Atlas story released with the original game. There are also newly structured missions that offer subtle tasks the player can opt to perform, such as combat missions, delivery missions, and shipwreck salvage projects.
Other improvements include updated visuals, interstellar trading, freighter navigation, levels of conflict in various systems, and planet biomes.
Travel is getting a bit of an overhaul as well. Now No Man’s Sky has a portal system, allowing for fast travel to different planets. There will also be new flight options, including low altitude flight options and new weapons.