No Man's Sky: Fractal Update Improves Motion Controls on PlayStation and Nintendo Switch

Fractal Update
Fractal Update Hello Games

Aside from the massive VR overhaul, No Man’s Sky Fractal update also brought a plethora of technical and quality-of-life improvements.

PlayStation and Nintendo Switch users can now enable motion sensor-based gyro controls in the settings. This allows them to effortlessly aim at things just by tilting their controllers. Players can also adjust motion control sensitivity to their liking.

Dynamic Resolution Scaling
Dynamic Resolution Scaling Hello Games

Those playing No Man’s Sky on PlayStation 5 will be happy to know that Dynamic Resolution Scaling has been added. This technology ensures that people get consistently smooth frame rates while playing. It enhances visual quality in certain situations (e.g., during space flight) as well.

In terms of QoL improvements, players can use the new Quick Charge technology to recharge/refuel base parts with a single press of a button. Those who get stuck during base building can also utilize the handy new emergency warp feature to quickly reset their position in the freighter.

Quick Charge Technology
Quick Charge Technology Hello Games


  • The various options menus have been reworked and reorganized to accommodate a new suite of options, as well as to help players quickly navigate to whichever option they wish to change.
  • Options can now be adjusted from the boot and save select screens, allowing for customisation before starting a game.
  • On PC, video and graphics options have been merged into one page for ease of use.
  • An option has been added to allow players to set the in-game language to be different from the default system language of their device.
  • An option has been added to remove all white flashes from the game and replace them with fades to black.
  • An option has been added to allow players to adjust the strength of various hazard-related screen effects, such as visor frosting.
  • An option has been added to allow players to disable all automatic “follow” camera movements in third-person.
  • PlayStation 5 now supports AMD FidelityFX Super Resolution 2.0 technology, providing high image quality and improved framerates.
  • The HDR rendering system has been overhauled for all platforms for a richer and more dynamic color experience while playing on an HDR display.
  • The particle rendering system has been improved to add support for high-quality additive particles.
  • Introduced a significant optimization for all platforms when loading large numbers of bases within a single system.
  • A significant number of new player titles have been added, earned by progressing through various core and factional milestones.
  • The maximum number of owned starships has increased from nine to twelve.
  • Additional filters have been added to the Expedition and Twitch reward menus, accessed via the Quicksilver Synthesis Companion.
  • Players can now begin an expedition at any time before the current expedition ends, rather than needing to start two days before the expedition times out.
  • The accuracy and input tracking speed of inputs on PlayStation controllers has been improved.
  • The hint system for crafting components that you cannot currently afford has been improved.

The full patch notes for No Man’s Sky Fractal update can be found on the official site.

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