No Man's Sky Foundation Update 1.1

Dec 02, 2016 at 08:43 pm by -gToon

After a difficult, but successful launch, the remarkable game No Man's Sky has made a free Foundation Update available for all players. Now you can play the game differently, create home bases, buy freighters, farm for rare minerals and all through a new, cleaner interface. I don't know about you, but I'm stoked on this update. I'm also impressed that Hello Games, rather than arguing with its critics, decided to put their efforts into making the game better. And with this update, they sure have.

Here's some highlights of the Foundation Update. You can also view an excellent video created by Hello Games that is a detailed explainer on the update:


  • Explorers can now decide to play with different rule sets, across three game modes:
  • Normal mode is the original chilled exploration experience
  • Creative mode allows players to explore the universe without limits, and build a huge base
  • Survival mode really changes the game, creating a much more challenging endurance experience

Base building screenshot


  • Claim your home planet by finding an uninhabited base and creating your own, fully bespoke outpost.
  • Construct your homestead for shelter, using modular structures and decorations, replicated from resources gathered while exploring
  • Recruit alien lifeforms to help research new technology. Farming, engineer, weapons and science specialists are hirable from Space Stations
  • Use Terminus Teleporters in Space Stations to teleport to and from your base at will
  • Expand your base with storage containers to stockpile precious resources and rare products
  • Find an even more beautiful location and you can simply dismantle your previous homestead to refund all of the spent resources

Base building items


Players can now build essential equipment in the field on-planet

Place save points anywhere in the world, crucial for Survival mode

Automated Harvesters gather resources from mineral deposits in your absence

Waypoints can be placed and colour-coded to allow explorers to return to discoveries

Communications Terminals allow explorers to leave sub-space messages for others to find

Discover nearby mineral deposits, uninhabited bases or suit upgrades with the use of a Signal Scanner

Screenshot of new UI


The user interface has been improved to accommodate the stress of Survival Mode where a small inconvenience can be the difference between life and death.

The intelligent Quick Access Menu streamlines Inventory access.

Products can be stacked up to five times per inventory slot, resulting in increased starship, base container and freighter storage capacity

Screenshot of new UI

New arrow indicators have been added to emphasise shield and life support changes more clearly, to aid decision making

Screenshot of new UI

Scanned Primary resource elements have been given specific symbols to allow for easier differentiation

Screenshot of new UI

View your current objective at any time quickly by pressing left on the D-Pad, or H on your keyboard

Screenshot of new UI

The UI has been visually improved by removing colour tint and other artifacts

Screenshot of new UI
Screenshot of new UI

Early warning indicators have been added to starship cockpits to notify explorers of inbound Pirate activity

Screenshot of new UI

Red cockpit warnings indicate more clearly when Pulse Drive is unavailable

Screenshot of new UI

Get the full list of additions and improvements in No Man's Sky Foundation Update 1.1 at this link:

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