No Man's Sky is introducing a fully-fledged settlement mechanic in update 3.6 named Frontiers. Players will be able to build impressive new structures for their citizens thanks to an overhauled base building system.
No Man's Sky just introduced another massive update, which adds a proper settlement mechanic and overhauls the base building system. Basically, in your settlements, you'll be responsible for all aspects of the settler’s lives – naming the town, choosing what to build, commissioning festivals, resolving arguments, repelling the attacks of the Sentinels, and much more.
To help you with building your new mechanic, Hello Games overhauled the base building menu. Parts are now laid out in a clear grid, allowing fast access to even the rarest of parts.
Here's is the official description of the new update.
"Become Overseer of your very own procedurally generated alien settlement in update 3.6, FRONTIERS. Make choices, guide your citizens, develop new structures and defend your people from the Sentinels. Or, take advantage of a massive overhaul of base building to construct your own dream base."
Here is a simple breakdown of everything that is coming in the No Man's Sky Frontiers update:
- Planetary Settlements
- Become Town Overseer
- 250+ new Base Parts
- Town NPC Sim
- Proc Interiors
- 15x Saves
- Monstrous Pets
- Visual Effects
- Twitch Campaign
- Season 3
- Space Nebulae
- Base Building Overhaul
- Settlement Sim
- Grow + Defend Towns
You can check out the full patch notes for the No Man's Sky Frontiers update on the official No Man's Sky website.