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No Man’s Sky 2.12 Update Patch Notes

Hello Games has released a No Man’s Sky 2.12 update that brings a wealth of changes to the open-world survival exploration game. Chief among these improvements are some new Nexus events and a fair few bug fixes. If you’re curious about what’s new and improved before you dive back into your spaceship, we’ve got you covered. Our No Man’s Sky 2.12 update guide has a full list of patch notes, so have a read before you next space adventure.

No Man’s Sky 2.12 Update | New Nexus events

No Man's Sky 2.12 Update

As we stated above, there are new events in the Nexus for you to try out. These “Encrypted Missions” will appear in your quest list, and their objectives are hidden until you accept these missions and progress through them. The caveat here, however, is that the rewards for completing them are bigger than your typical quests. We aren’t sure what these rewards will be, but we suspect they’ll be good enough for you to try these missions out.

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Completing a Nexus mission every day will also net you some Quicksilver, so jumping for a brief spell each day is well worth it too.

No Man’s Sky 2.12 Update | Bug fixes

No Man's Sky 2.12 Update

In terms of solutions to annoying issues in No Man’s Sky, both PSVR and PC VR components of the game have been optimized to perform better. Reduced blurriness in PSVR has also been patched through, so visual problems including dizziness should be lessened or removed completely from here on out.

Other prominent issues that have been ironed out include double inputs cropping up in UI screens, automatic chat messages, and workarounds for those players who have older AMD drivers who were being plagued by black screens and crashes.

No Man’s Sky 2.12 Update | Full patch notes

For a full list of what’s new and changed in the game, we’ve added in the official patch notes below. Have a gander, download the update, and enjoy your space-faring adventures.

New Nexus Events

  • Occasionally, ‘Encrypted Missions’ will appear on the Nexus mission list. The objectives for these missions are hidden until the mission is in progress, but the rewards are far higher.
  • Each day, every player also has the chance to complete a Nexus mission to earn Quicksilver.
  • Added new customisation items to the Quicksilver shop: a full suit of Vy’keen-style armour.
  • Progress towards unlocking these items is achieved by community-wide completion of Nexus missions.

Bug Fixes and General Improvements

  • Fixed a number of mission flow issues in standard Nexus missions.
  • Increased the reward from standard Nexus missions.
  • Improved the visuals of the mission start UI in Nexus missions.
  • Introduced a number of PC VR and PSVR rendering optimisations.
  • Significantly improved image quality in PSVR: reduced blurriness caused by TAA jitter and fixed low-quality terrain/atmosphere jaggies.
  • Introduced a number of general PC optimisations.
  • Introduced an optimisation to region decoration.
  • Increased the stack multiplier on a significant number of products.
  • Fixed an issue that prevented Larval Cores and Hypnotic Eyes from being used as cooking ingredients.
  • Fixed bad data in the Nutrient Refiner recipes for various cheeses and cheese-based products.
  • Fixed an issue that prevented ships/Multi-Tools/etc being rotated in the inventory.
  • Fixed an issue that caused the Blaze Javelin not to work in VR.
  • Fixed an issue that caused players with Rocket Boots to jump when selecting things in the Quick Menu.
  • Rebalanced NPC language encounters so that attempts at using alien words are viewed more positively.
  • Fixed an issue that caused creature bait stored in the cargo inventory to be unavailable.
  • Fixed an issue that caused double inputs on some UI screens.
  • Fixed an issue that caused incorrect unit costs to be used when purchasing Exosuit slot upgrades.
  • Improved the audio balance in a number of places, as well as fixing some missing sounds and some incorrectly looping sounds.
  • Fixed an issue that caused NPCs to sometimes face the wrong way on the Nexus.
  • Fixed a number of incorrect and missing control icons.
  • Fixed a number of control conflict issues when plugging multiple gamepads into one PC.
  • Added validation to prevent invalid actions being bound.
  • Fixed a number of stuttering issues when using mouselook on the Steam controller.
  • Fixed an issue where the input for uploading a base screenshot did not work correctly on consoles.
  • Fixed repeated triggering of a warning noise when registering specific actions with Steam.
  • Fixed a number of issues where weapons would interfere with Quick Menu use on PC.
  • Fixed a PC controller issue that caused Discovery Page subsections to be incorrectly closed.
  • Fixed a number of colour and texture issues in a specific exotic biome variant.
  • Fixed a number of collision issues on the Space Anomaly.
  • Added audio to Cronos’ barbeque on the Space Anomaly.
  • Made landing bay seats sittable on the Space Anomaly.
  • Fixed some specific LODing issues on the Space Anomaly.
  • Fixed a number of LODing issues with specific fighter-style starship variants.
  • Fixed a number of collision and visual issues with freighter hangers.
  • Fixed an issue that caused faecium deposits to have an incorrect icon when viewed through the Analysis Visor.
  • Fixed a number of issues with the graphics settings descriptions in the PC options pages.
  • Improved the visuals of a number of mission icons.
  • Removed some erroneous automatic chat messages.
  • Added automatic chat messages when transferring items to players not in your current group.
  • Added automatic chat messages when starting missions.
  • Added automatic chat messages when short of ingredients to build a pinned item.
  • Fixed a soft lock that could occur when answering the Communicator after swapping ships or summoning ships.
  • Fixed a camera issue that could occur when answering the Communicator when playing in third person.
  • Added a workaround to prevent a permanent black screen when using older AMD drivers.
  • Added a workaround to prevent a crash bug in older AMD drivers.
  • Added a workaround for driver issues with AMD laptops.
  • Fixed a number of rare crashes when testing collision.
  • Fixed a number of inventory-related crashes.
  • Fixed a rare threading crash.
  • Fixed a softlock that could occur when opening the Nexus mission list with the chat window open.
  • Fixed a GPU crash that could occur on PS4 in the Galaxy Map and loading starfield.
  • Fixed a crash that could occur when loading very large bases.
  • Fixed a rare networking crash.
  • Fixed a rare memory corruption.
  • Fixed a Linux driver issue.
  • Various localized text improvements.