Hello Games' exploratory space sim No Man's Sky continues to evolve, and its latest update - available now on all platforms - adds a number of new elements designed to bring its community together: weekend missions and featured bases.
Weekend missions, which are due to begin "very shortly", will tell a single story as they unfold over the coming months, with each event bringing explorers together on a specific planet.
"Nada's spacetime loom has detected a concerning pattern resonating across the universe, and they need help from their explorer friends to investigate," teases Hello Games, "Readings indicate a disturbance in reality, where an anomalous - and possibly sinister - force has begun to leak through to this universe..."
Players wishing to join in the weekend fun will be able to accept a new mission chapter from the Space Anomaly's Nexus terminal every Friday evening in the UK, with each event coming to a close early on Monday morning. Weekend missions will continue to run for the "foreseeable future" and promise to deliver significant Quicksilver rewards.
Also new in No Man's Sky latest update is a Featured Bases tab for the Space Anomaly's teleportation terminal. Here, players can browse, and warp to, community created bases that have particularly impressed Hello Games.
"We hope it will showcase all you talented builders, and bring every player an ever-changing cycle of spectacular planets and architectural creativity", the developer writes.
Alongside these new features, No Man's Sky's 2.15 update brings a selection of fixes and improvements to the core experience, as outlined in Hello Games' patch notes. The developer also promises a further update, addressing "a whole heap of community requests", soon.
"We take your suggestions and priorities very seriously when working out what to work on," Hello Games concluded, "so if there are things you want to add to ever-evolving list then please let us know through the usual channels."