Last week’s complete replace to No Man’s Sky introduced with it a bunch of adjustments. Some made the sport much more malleable and approachable, whereas others, like tweaks to stock mechanics, have been the topic of controversy inside the neighborhood. Seemingly in response to the backlash, Hello Games seems to be making some changes to how the stock works within the recreation’s experimental PC construct.
No Man’s Sky’s “Waypoint” replace introduced with it a sudden change to the sport’s stock system. Naturally, the time period “inventorygate” has developed in response. The end result has been the same old rush of memes, evaluation bombs, since-locked Reddit threads with avid gamers arguing over whether or not the sport is “ruined” or not. Those upset over the adjustments have some extent, nevertheless: The up to date stock structure limits gamers to a few tech improve slots, capping potential energy ranges under what they have been pre-update. However, the sport’s October 10 experimental construct added extra improve slots, suggesting the devs want to handle the playerbase’s pretty widespread outrage.
An experimental replace, nevertheless, may not be sufficient to quell the frustration many have aired. Steam opinions alone have taken a latest pattern towards a “Mixed” standing, with many particularly calling out the stock adjustments. “The most up-to-date replace primarily deleted dozens of hours of grinding,” reads one Steam evaluation. “With the brand new 4.0 replace my inventories are unrecognizable and after all of the grind time I’ve spent all of it appears ineffective,” reads one other.
The backlash hasn’t been common, although. While many are “complaining that they labored 100+ hours for upgrades that at the moment are functionally ineffective,” as one Reddit thread places it, others have discovered that the tweaks and restrictions convey extra stability and problem to the sport. The adverse responses do look like the loudest, nevertheless, and it’s unsure if these have influenced Hello Games’ resolution to broaden the slots within the experimental construct.
The experimental construct patch notes on Steam observe that Hello Games has added “extra free know-how slots,” each for gamers newly updating their recreation to the Waypoint model and folk who have already got present saves. You can entry No Man’s Sky’s experimental construct by right-clicking on the sport in your Steam library, choosing “Properties,” navigating to “Betas,” getting into the password “3xperimental”, and selecting the “Experimental” construct.
The adjustments are clearly seen on a brand-new save I created to check with. As anticipated, the common, steady, construct of the sport solely supplies three potential know-how slots on the prime. Updating to the experimental construct, nevertheless, doubles the slots on the highest row. Further updates to the beta department since October 10 additionally repair different points many had with unlocking stock slots and navigating the menu total.
Though these adjustments have but to be merged into No Man’s Sky’s steady construct, there isn’t any indication but as to when or if these shall be made everlasting. Kotaku has reached out to Hello Games for remark.