No Man's Sky: New Save System and Support for AMD FSR 2 Added in Waypoint Update

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The latest major content patch for No Man’s Sky is now available on all platforms. The Waypoint Update brought a lot of quality-of-life features, including an improved save system and support for AMD FidelityFX Super Resolution.

Developer Hello Games reworked the autosave system of No Man’s Sky. Instead of having to exit the ship, the game now creates an autosave automatically during regular play. What’s more, your most recent location is now displayed on the save summary, so that you’ll know where your explorer was before you exited the game. All of these things are good and all, but there’s one new feature added in the Waypoint Update that you might have desired before, and that is the ability to rename your saves. This can be done by going to the main menu after loading the particular save.

Another thing of note is that No Man’s Sky now supports AMD FSR2. This upscaling technology provides high image quality and improved frame rates, so long as you’re using a compatible AMD graphics card.

Patch Highlights

  • All the core difficulties and other differences between the game modes have been reworked into a new framework that players can adjust as they see fit.
  • All existing game modes have been retained as quick and easy presets, and can be selected as before when starting a new game.
  • Alternatively, players can now choose to create a Custom game where all settings are fully customizable.
  • Expedition and Permadeath games will remain in their own pool for the purposes of matchmaking and base sharing. All other game modes have been unified so that players can explore together, whatever their difficulty preferences.
  • An additional game mode has been added to this list, Relaxed mode. Relaxed is the full Normal mode experience, but with a significantly reduced need to manage survival systems and maintain technology and resources.
  • The smoothness of third-person player movement on slopes has been significantly improved.
  • The Fleet Command Room freighter component has been visually overhauled and given new visual effects.
  • New rare asteroid variations have been added to systems across the galaxy.
  • The freighter hangar entrance effects have been significantly improved.
  • The space station docking bay entrance effects have been significantly improved.
  • Atmospheric effects across the entire Space Anomaly have had a visual overhaul.
  • Visual atmospherics throughout the Atlas Station have been significantly improved.
  • Players may now construct a Trade Rocket upgrade for their Exosuit. This allows the deployment of a personal rocket via the Quick Menu. Items loaded into the rocket and launched will be automatically sold.
  • Players may now package up any installed technology into a deployable item, which can be archived in storage or redeployed to a new location.
  • When crafting complex items, players can now view detailed interactive crafting steps, which will take them step-by-step through the entire tree of requirements and sub-requirements.

The full patch notes can be found on the official site.

No Man’s Sky Waypoint Update is available on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, and PC.

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