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No Man’s Sky’s newest update brings big changes to combat and enemies

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The Sentinel update will be available Wednesday

No Man’s Sky is getting its first update of the year on Wednesday, dubbed Sentinel, and developer Hello Games is promising some big changes to combat and enemies.

“The Sentinel update brings an overhaul of the combat systems in game and enemies you meet, to create something much more challenging and exciting,” the studio says. “No Man’s Sky is a game about exploration, but our universe has always been one filled with hazards and danger. Sentinels police the planets you explore, and have long been an element of the game we wanted to make more interesting, deep and fun — whilst also allowing players to defeat and overcome them in a more meaningful way.”

There will be a lot to check out in the Sentinel update, including a new giant mech enemy, overhauled visuals for weapons, new upgrades for weapons, and even the ability to build AI robot companions, and you can get a preview of what to expect in this trailer.

The update will be out on Wednesday on PC, PlayStation, Xbox (including Game Pass), and for supported VR platforms. And if you’ve wanted to explore No Man’s Sky’s universe on Switch, good news — Hello Games is working on a port that’s set to be released this summer.