No Man's Sky's free Sentinel update is all about the combat

By Kes Eylers-Stephenson,
No Man's Sky is getting an 18th update today called The Sentinel. The face of Hello Games, Sean Murray, emphasised that there will be new weaponry, drones, and a class of Sentinel Exomech making the game the "most intense it’s ever been."

The PlayStation Blog has a post by Murray, who said: "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."

With the new update come Sentinel Hardframe Mechs, a total visual overhaul for weapons, more advanced combat upgrades, AI robotic companions, better combat flow and feel, as well as new drone enemies. Indeed, the update will be introducing much more lore about the Sentinels, complete with new stories and missions that reward you with a drone companion.

The update is out today. Will you be downloading it? Let us know in the comments below!
Kes Eylers-Stephenson
Written by Kes Eylers-Stephenson
Editor Kes is our resident expert in PlayStation and other gaming news. He writes about PS5 exclusives like The Last of Us and Horizon, PS Plus news, and his favorite games — The Witcher, Assassin’s Creed, and God of War — before an evening swim.
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