After being completely revitalized with the NEXT update over the summer, Hello Games released No Man’s Sky’s newest update today. Update 1.7, promptly titled The Abyss, completely overhauls the game’s underwater exploration with “aquatic environments with over five times more variety, new submersible vehicles, improved underwater visuals and much more.”
The Abyss update also adds the new aquatic mission, The Dreams of the Deep. The new narrative based mission adds “new context to the depths.” The mission will allow players to explore No Man’s Sky’s deepest points to discover the fate of a stranded crew after a freighter crash. Players will also be able to navigate new underwater ruins and discover “the tale of a lost soul trapped deep beneath the waves.”
As players explore the deepest oceans, they can come across buried treasures, new aquatic items, and sunken starships. The underwater starships that can be located will be able to be repaired and restored for players to use in their interstellar travels.
Accompanying players on their underwater journeys will be No Man’s Sky’s newest submersible vehicle, the Nautilon. This new vehicle will aid players with their exploration, combat, and mining as they explore the depths. The Nautilon itself can be fully upgraded and customized, and can be summoned to any of the game’s oceans and docked at underwater buildings. Along with the Nautilon, players will also receive the new diving helmet, the Lost Bathysphere, which can be fully customized to stand out from other players.
The Abyss update also introduces a plethora of new base parts. These new base parts can be used to construct new types of bases underwater. These bases will allow players reach deeper parts of the oceans or allow for players to observe the beauty of the game’s deep seas with viewing bays and multistory submersible view domes.
You can read the full patch notes for The Abyss update at the game’s official site. You can check out the launch trailer for the the update below: