No Man’s Sky Update 3.71 Patch Notes

The Emergence Update

by C.J. Keller

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Update 3.71 has arrived for No Man’s Sky and here’s the full list of changes and fixes added with this patch.  The patch itself includes a number of bug fixes and issues with the game, including some rare crashes for the game that some players were experiencing.  Known as the “Emergence Patch” the Patch Notes for No Man’s Sky Update 3.71 were released on October 28th, 2021.  Here’s everything new with No Man’s Sky Update 3.71.

No Man’s Sky Update 3.71 Patch Notes – (October 28th, 2021)

As you can find in the patch notes below there have been a number of different fixes added to the game with this update.  These range from quality of life improvements to fixes with things like user interface and crashing.  This includes optimizations for different aspects of No Man’s Sky  which allow for better rendering, base building, and physics.

Bug fixes

  • Fixed a number of rare instances where settlement buildings were not properly constructed.
  • Fixed a rare issue where a construction terminal would not be placed on a settlement building site.
  • Fixed an issue that could cause grass to spawn within settlement buildings.
  • Fixed an issue that could allow players to edit terrain within settlements in rare circumstances.
  • Fixed an issue that could cause settlements not to align correctly with the terrain (for example, after the terrain had been edited).

 

  • Fixed a number of base parts that were incorrectly set as able to change material or colour, without having textures that support it.
  • Base building wiring mode now shows only relevant building options and keeps the controls bar to the top of the screen.
  • Placing wires is now more responsive and does not fade out the wiring snap points.
  • Fixed a general issue that could cause base parts to delete other nearby parts when selected for deletion.
  • Fixed a snapping issue with Wall Screens.
  • Fixed an issue that prevented ramps from editing terrain when placed.
  • Building part snap points are now smaller when away from the centre of the screen and grow when pointed at.
  • Fixed an issue with Moon Pool legs.
  • Fixed a number of snapping issues with small triangle base parts.
  • Fixed a collision issue with pressure pads.
  • Fixed an issue that could cause base part snap points to display in the wrong position.
  • Fixed a snapping issue when connecting cuboids rooms to vertical corridors.
  • Fixed a snapping issue when stacking cuboid rooms.
  • Fixed an issue that could cause large rooms to hide their roofs when placing technology (such as solar panels) on top of them.
  • Fixed an issue that prevented large rooms from correctly carving terrain when placed.
  • Fixed a collision issue with the alloy inner corner roof parts.
  • Fixed a collision issue with hanging lights.
  • Fixed an issue that caused floor tiles to fail to carve out the terrain correctly.
  • Fixed an issue that prevented expedition reward objects from being built on freighter bases.

 

  • Fixed a number of issues where the player would get snagged on object or terrain physics.
  • Fixed an issue that could cause particle effects to be cleared up too early, clipping the effect.
  • Fixed an issue that caused players to hover above chairs when sitting.
  • Fixed an issue that caused text to instantly print out rather than type out in the final box of a multi-sequence piece of dialog.
  • Fixed an issue that could cause incorrect collision on trees and other large plants.
  • Introduced a message to inform users when they are unable to connect to matchmaking because they have been banned.
  • Fixed a number of text and description issues in the Quicksilver shop.
  • Fixed an issue that caused the secondary hazard warning bar to appear misaligned on the HUD.
  • Fixed an issue that caused hover detection to be incorrect on the title screen in some resolutions.
  • Fixed a number of creature spawning issues that made it harder than intended to find rare creatures.
  • Fixed an issue that prevented underwater corridors from correctly carving terrain when placed.
  • Sandworm companions now correctly speak using untranslatable horrific text.
  • An option has been added to the Controls Options page to change the strength of effects that shake the camera.
  • Fixed a number of visual glitches in the Exosuit Initialisation Process that occurs when starting a new game.
  • Fixed an issue that caused biological horrors to incorrectly launch pounce attacks over long distances.
  • The expedition milestone “Their Scent Remains” will now make use of the Target Sweep if any nearby eggs are detected.
  • Fixed an issue that prevented ‘Change Active Multi-Tool’ from being bound to a hotkey.

 

  • Fixed a very rare UI crash.
  • Fixed a rare crash on shutdown.
  • Introduced a number of systemic improvements and optimisations to particle effect rendering.
  • Introduced an optimisation to improve the speed at which settlement buildings are loaded and placed.
  • Introduced a number of rendering optimisations.
  • Introduced a number of base building optimisations.
  • Introduced a number of physics optimisations.

With the release of the patch notes for update 3.71 Hello Games says that the patch should be live for all platforms soon.  Throughout the next week Expedition 4: Emergence will be a seasonal event.  In the expedition planets have been infested with Titan Worms which plough through the terrain.  There are a number of new features in this expedition and can be found in detail on the Hello Games website.

No Man’s Sky has been continually updating with free content since it’s rocky launch back in 2015.  This unique space exploration title is available on PlayStation, Xbox, and PC.

- This article was updated on October 28th, 2021

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