No Man’s Sky is getting a brand new update, a mere month and a bit after it received its final one. The 4.2 Interceptor patch, which releases at present, brings new enemies, new assets, and a brand new starship class, which Good day Video games says is No Man’s Sky’s “most diversified starship thus far”. It additionally makes a number of efficiency and visible tweaks, particularly for customers in VR.

The update introduces new “corrupted planets,” which have fallen prey to “a darkness” that’s spreading by way of the Sentinel horde. “Many fortified worlds have succumbed to corruption, with unusual crystals sprouting from the earth and their robotic guardians twisted into weird new types,” reads the Interceptor update’s announcement, inviting you to “discover these purple-hazed worlds to seek out new buildings, crashed interceptors, secret tools and extra”.

These planets are dwelling to among the new “big spider-like enemies” or—and this isn’t a phrase I used to be thrilled to learn—”their small crab-like youngsters”. The patch additionally introduces plain outdated corrupted drones, too, who’re neither spider- nor crab-like, however are armed with “stealth tech, flamethrower and explosive weaponry”.

You will want to reap the shards that develop on corrupted planets to gasoline your salvaged Sentinel tech. That features that new starship class—a spread of Sentinel Interceptors you’ll salvage on your personal use—which you pilot from the safety of its “uncommon vestigial cockpit,” one other combo of phrases that makes me barely uncomfortable.

If you happen to’re feeling significantly foolhardy, you may attempt utilizing one to tackle a Sentinel capital ship, which may now be broken and destroyed. If you happen to handle to drag it off, you may clear your needed standing and internet your self some high-value rewards. If you happen to do not, you may be useless and it will not actually matter that you simply did not get a reward, so it is a win both method.

There are many different little additions, which you examine over on the official web page for the No Man’s Sky Interceptor update, plus an entire bunch of tweaks and bugfixes. The update goes stay at present, free on no matter storefront or platform you occur to have No Man’s Sky on.