No Man’s Sky Fractal Update 4.15 Brings Bug Fixes and Improvements

No Man’s Sky, the space exploration game by Hello Games, has released a new patch for its latest major update, Fractal. The patch 4.15 fixes a number of issues that affected the performance, visuals, and gameplay of the game on various platforms.

The Fractal update, which launched in March 2023, added full support for the PlayStation VR2 headset, a new starship, a new expedition mode, and many other features and enhancements. However, some players encountered problems with the update, such as crashes, glitches, and bugs.

Hello Games has been listening to the feedback of the players and has been working on resolving the issues. The patch 4.15 is the fourth one since the release of the Fractal update, and it is now live on Steam and will be coming to other platforms soon.

Some of the notable fixes in the patch 4.15 are:

  • Fixed an issue that caused some flat-mode settings to be incorrectly applied to PSVR2, causing performance issues.
  • Fixed an issue that could prevent rumble from working correctly on PlayStation 5.
  • Fixed an issue that caused water reflections to be missing on some graphics settings.
  • Fixed an issue that could cause blurriness and other visual glitches during warp.
  • Fixed a rare issue that could prevent players from accessing their refiners.
  • Fixed an issue that prevented the “Unhide System” button from working in the Hidden Systems list.
  • Fixed a rare issue that could incorrectly allow players to access the Space Anomaly from the quick menu after a reload.
  • Fixed a number of base building control issues for PSVR with Move controllers.
  • Fixed an issue that could cause the Space Anomaly missions to become stuck in the log after completing an expedition.
  • Fixed a crash related to networking.
  • Fixed a crash related to the options menu.
  • Fixed a crash related to rendering.
  • Fixed a Steam Deck-specific crash.

Hello Games stated that they will continue to release patches as issues are identified and resolved. They also thanked the players for their support and encouraged them to report any bugs they encounter via Zendesk or console crash reporting.

No Man’s Sky is available on PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, and Nintendo Switch.

The Fractal update has been well received by the fans and critics of No Man’s Sky, who praised the new content and features that enhanced the game’s exploration and immersion. The Utopia Speeder, in particular, was a highlight for many players, who enjoyed zooming around the planets and discovering new sights and secrets.

The update also prepared the game for the upcoming PlayStation VR2, which promises to deliver a more realistic and immersive virtual reality experience. The Fractal update improved the VR controls, graphics, and interactions for No Man’s Sky, making it one of the most anticipated VR titles for the PSVR2.

However, the update was not without its flaws, as some players reported bugs, glitches, and crashes that affected their gameplay. Hello Games was quick to address these issues and released several patches to fix them. The latest patch, 4.15, resolved some of the most common and annoying problems that players faced.

No Man’s Sky continues to be one of the most impressive examples of a game that improved over time with constant updates and support from the developers. The Fractal update is another testament to Hello Games’ dedication and passion for their game, and it shows that they still have more surprises in store for their fans.

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