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No Man's Sky Beyond patch fixes crashes and frame rate issues

Published: 12:25, 15 August 2019
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No Man's Sky: Beyond

Hello Games dropped the first patch for the freshly released No Man's Sky Beyond. It's a minor patch that fixes several causes of hard crashes on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Also, some early Nexus issues have been successfully resolved.

The long-awaited update for Hello Games' space exploration title No Man's Sky has finally arrived earlier this week. Named Beyond, it's a gigantic addition to already massive world of No Man's Sky. 

It introduces several features including the full VR support, NPCs and technology trees overhaul, multiplayer expansion and a ton of other content. And while Hello Games really outdone themselves with Beyond, just like with any other big update, some issues here and there are almost certain to appear.

No Man's Sky Beyond is no different and soon after the update went live some players started reporting severe issues with the game on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Apparently, for some players, the game crashed constantly on the consoles while PC players reported very low frame rates in some areas.

According to Hello Games Founder Sean Murray, the developers have been working hard on resolving these issues ever since players started reporting them. Fortunately, they managed to fix the majority of crashes on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One while PC players got several Nexus issues fixes and other "further fixes".

"Updated build has been sent to experimental branch on PC with further fixes, including some early Nexus issues resolved. This will go live to everyone on PC soon. These will be rolled up for PS4 and Xbox (MS/Sony cert means this is a tiny bit slower)," Murray notified players via Twitter.

Since then both patches have arrived and here's everything that's included in the 2.05 PC version:

  • Fix for crashes occurring in the Space Anomaly.
  • Fixed a number of issues causing some players to experience low framerate after visiting the Space Anomaly.
  • Fixed a rendering related crash.
  • Fixed an out of memory crash.
  • Fixed an issue that could cause a crash when manipulating inventory in close proximity to a high number of players.
  • Fixed a crash affecting VR with supersampling enabled.
  • Fixed a situation where network connectivity issues could prevent players from speaking to NPCs aboard the Space Anomaly.
  • Fixed an issue where storage containers could not be accessed.
  • Fixed a crash affecting unsupported VR hardware.

As for the console version, the patch 2.04 features only two fixes:

  • Fixed a number of crashes on PS4 and Xbox One caused by rendering large textures.
  • Adjusted PS4 and Xbox One memory management settings to fix a number of crashes.

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Hello Games say that more fixes and patches will be released as the issues are identified.

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