Developer Hello Games just released the Outlaws update for No Man’s Sky back in April, along with the news that its next project won’t be a sequel to the sci-fi title, and now the studio has announced that it’s launching another Expedition starts… today!
Dubbed Leviathan, this expedition is a result of a community joke that No Man’s Sky is missing space whales because space whales are exactly what Leviathan brings to the game. Beyond that, however, Leviathan also introduces a roguelike playthrough experience.
“[Leviathan] is very different from anything we’ve done before,” says a press release. “It’s more roguelike, with players trapped in a time warp. Players start an expedition together and each time they die they lose their progress but help the community break out of this loop together.
“Difficulty has been increased in various ways, but each death means a loop reset and a new proc gene loadout. To make it easier to reach the ultimate goal of breaking out of the loop with just one life, the community can work together towards a persistent, global goal that reflects the quality and frequency of upgrade rewards found during each loop , permanently improved.”
The story of Leviathan is revealed as players work alongside Specialist Polo and the actual Leviathan, “a great and imposing space creature shrouded in myth and mystery.” Those who undertake this expedition can earn rewards such as The Whale Hunter’s Cloaka mini Organic Frigate for your base, a Temporal Starship Trail, and more. Hello Games says the ultimate reward, however, is the first living frigate – an imposing tentacled beast – that will be your very own space whale to add to your fleet of freighters.
You can view the full patch notes for Leviathan here.
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https://www.gameinformer.com/2022/05/25/no-mans-sky-leviathan-expedition-out-today-includes-space-whales-and-roguelike-time-loop No Man’s Sky: Leviathan Expedition Out Today, Includes Space Whales And Roguelike Time Loop