No Man’s Sky update 1.3 to improve story, add quick travel

It’s been about a year since No Man’s Sky hit store shelves and while the initial response to the game wasn’t what developer Hello Games hoped for, there’s still plenty of fans who continue to play the game. Although Hello Games and CEO Sean Murray haven’t been as vocal about the game after its launch compared to before its launch, they’ve been patching and updating the game in the past year in an attempt to fix the game’s issues.

In a new blog post, Murray announced that update 1.3, called Atlas Rising, will be arriving this week and will improve the game’s story and add quick travel, one of the game’s most requested features.


It’s been a year since No Man’s Sky first released, and it’s been an exciting, intense and emotional year for us at Hello Games. We have been quiet, but we have been listening intently.

We’ve spent that year working hard on free updates for this game our team cares about so much.

Update 1.3 will release this week and will be available for free to all No Man’s Sky players. We’re calling it Atlas Rises. It focuses on improving the central story of No Man’s Sky and adds the ability to quick travel between locations using portals. Patch notes will be made available shortly before the update goes live.

What we do is much more important than what we say, but since launch we have sometimes focused too much on that.

We wanted to reach out and celebrate the devoted community that means so much to us.”

No Man’s Sky hasn't had any updates since March's Path Finder update, which added new vehicles, new modes, and more new music, along with a host of other updates. To see the patch notes for update 1.3, visit the Hello Games website after the update arrives.