No Man’s Sky Fractal update brings more than just PSVR 2 support to PS5

With version 4.1, No Man’s Sky has received its first major update for 2023, bringing tons of new content back into the game. The “Fractal” update not only provides support for the PSVR 2 headset, but also other improvements, including accessibility.

  • When will the Fractal update be available? You can download the update for No Man’s Sky now.

The new features of the fractal update at a glance

The complete English overview of the patch content is available on the official site, here we have summarized it for you:

  • PSVR 2 support
  • New spaceship: Utopia Speeder
  • New Expedition: Utopia
  • Increased Starship Garage capacity to 12
  • Nexus Missions on Switch
  • Improved HDR lighting
  • Dynamic resolution on PS5
  • Motion Sensor Control for PS4/PS5, Switch and Steam Deck
  • New accessibility options
  • various quality-of-life improvements
  • Wonder Catalog: The new catalog category shows your most extraordinary discoveries

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The new features of the fractal update can also be seen in the trailer:

No Mans Sky - Fractal update brings PSVR 2 support and more


No Man’s Sky – Fractal update brings PSVR 2 support and more

VR and PSVR 2 specific improvements

No Man’s Sky had support for VR before the update, but now the game also supports PSVR 2 and has received some general improvements.

These include a new UI in VR, reflections, terrain tessellation, increased render distance, ray refraction, and ultra-high-resolution textures. Also some new interactions like manually opening the cockpits in spaceships are now included in VR.

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PSVR 2-specific features include headset vibration, 3D audio, intelligent tracking, haptic feedback, and adaptive triggers for the controllers. The game also lets you switch between VR and standard gameplay at any time.

New content

As with any major update, this one comes with some new content. A new expedition requires players to work together to rebuild an abandoned solar system. Rewards include the Fearsome Visor Helm and a new Drone Companion.

New missions for Nintendo Switch

The Nexus missions are now also available for the Nintendo Switch version of the game. Here you can take on multiplayer missions that change daily and earn Quicksilver currency for doing so. You can exchange them for collectibles.

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More accessibility options

Settings can now be accessed from the game home screen. In addition, the various functions have been arranged in a way that is easier to understand, and there are descriptions for each setting. You can now also turn off the automatic rotation of the third-person camera and set the game’s language independently of the system language.

There are also some new options to customize visual effects, camera and controls. You can have your analysis visor scanned automatically or adjust the size of text in menus.

What do you think of the latest No Man’s Sky update?