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No Man’s Sky foundation update patch now available
Hello Games has released full patch notes for its surprise update to No Man’s Sky.
The update contains the usual rebalancing and bug-fixes you expect to find in an iterative update, but the 1.1 update adds new features to the game as a whole, including base building. Hello brands it as the Foundation Update, calling it the “foundation for things to come,” and promised continued, free updates built on the patch.
Also notable in the new update is the addition of three new game modes: normal, creative, and survival. “Normal” is the vanilla game, while “Creative” removes limitations and allows for free exploration. The game’s new “Survival” mode is a “much more challenging endurance experience.”
Hitman November update brings “major” improvements
A new Hitman mandatory update will bring an offline profile, display changes, stability fixes, and more.
According to developer Io, the update is the first of “a series of planned major game updates that will add new content and improvements” before the game’s physical release on Jan. 31, 2017.
The offline profile will allow players to bring unlockable items, including all mastery items, earned online to the game’s offline mode. Players will still need to be connected to Hitman’s servers to unlock new items.
In addition, the statistics page will be getting a “major” update and will now display challenge, mastery level, and overall location completion. Opportunity completion checkmarks have also been added, making it easier to track completion for achievements or trophies linked to opportunities.
The update’s out now for PS4, Windows, and Xbox One, and will have a download size of 2.4GB on PS4, 13.6GB on Xbox One, and 2.1GB on Windows.