Following No Man’s Sky‘s major “Foundation Update,” Hello Games is delivering a new update hot on its heels. Patch 1.13 dropped just this week, and there’s a trove of improvements that Hello Games has made to the game.

Notably, space battles have received a number of improvements. According to Hello Games, the encounters will vary in size more and promises that players “should see bigger battles.” Dogfighting and battling it out in space promises to be a lot more interesting; give it a look in game and let us know how much the space battle encounters have improved.

Duplicate planets have been removed the discoveries menu as well. That ought to make the experience a little better for players, in addition to a number of quality and bug fixes that this patch delivers.


You can read the full patch notes below.

Patch 1.13 Notes

  • Fixed a bug that would make the player character small.
  • Space battles will now vary in size more and players should see bigger battles.
  • Fixed the instantaneous death loop that could occur in survival mode if you saved with 1 health and no hazard protection. You will still be on the verge of death when you load in, but it won’t happen instantaneously.
  • [PC] Fix for steam controller not being able to warp.
  • [PC] Removed up, down, left, right as quick menu navigation keys to allow left handed players to move while using the quick menu.
  • [PC] Page Up and Page down can now be used to navigate up and down in the quick menu.
  • Removed duplicated planets from discoveries menu.
  • Fixed an issue with redeeming promo ships in survival, which would result in the ship being spawned above the ground.
  • Fix for missing ruins underwater which could cause missions to point to nothing.
  • Various audio tweaks and fixes:
    • Added ladder climbing sounds.

    • Fixed base building prop sounds not playing when placed inside a Freighter.
    • Added sound effect for calling Freighters.
    • Added sound effect when using communication stations.
    • Fixed an issue which could affect ambient sound in Freighters
    • Changed the sound effect when using the Terminus Teleporter.
    • Fixed some rare crashes.

When Hello Games announced No Man’s Sky‘s Foundation Update, they stated that it would be the “foundation for things to come.” Could this update be an indicator for things to come? Hopefully so.