No Man's Sky Articles RSS Feed | GameSkinny.com No Man's Sky RSS Feed on GameSkinny.com https://www.gameskinny.com/ en Launch Media Network Every Video Game Halloween Event in October 2020 https://www.gameskinny.com/kl2mu/every-video-game-halloween-event-in-october-2020 https://www.gameskinny.com/kl2mu/every-video-game-halloween-event-in-october-2020 Thu, 01 Oct 2020 14:41:13 -0400 Josh Broadwell

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Torchlight 3 Halloween — Gears 'N' Goblins Update

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The Torchlight 3 Halloween update brings the pets along for the ride. Players can rescue three new Halloween-themed pets from bosses and dungeons: the Midnight Cat, Spooky Retriever, and Dragonling Spirt. Each with a special skill that summons skeletons in battle, but the pets are only available until December.

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Aside from battle-pups, the update introduces the Ancient Ember gear set and two new skills along with it, plus new fort decorations and two new weapons: Sword of the Lost and Lightning Baller mace.

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And that's it for now! Feel free to bookmark this page for more Halloween event updates throughout October! If you found this list frightfully delightful, please consider sharing it! 

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Hardspace: Shipbreaker Halloween: Haunted Frontier

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Hardspace: Shipbreaker's Halloween event is Haunted Frontier, full of spooky haunted ships that put your bravery — and desire for salvage — to the test.

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The update, which is live now on Steam, turns any ship into a potential ghost ship. Things start deteriorating as you gather materials and fend off rogue AI nodes. Lights flicker on and off. Air gets sucked out of the room. And somewhere deep in the ship, unsettling sounds can be heard...

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Should you make it out alive, you can show off your hard-earned rewards with new stickers and badges.

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Hunt: Showdown Halloween Event

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Hunt: Showdown has its first-ever Halloween event on now until November 4, with a gourd-full of ghoulish events and treats to earn.

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Players earn Event Points for special equipment and other items by doing the following:

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  • Destroying pumpkins scattered through the world 
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  • Destroying the Butcher's pumpkin head 
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  • Investigating a Halloween-themed Clue or Rift 
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  • Destroying pumpkins mounted on scarecrows 
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There's only so many Event Points you can earn each day, but using the special Halloween item Wormseed Shot increases the points earned by 25%.

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1,000 Event Points are needed for all the event's special gear. Any points earned over that will be converted into Blood Bonds once the event ends.

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Minecraft Halloween in the Minecraft Marketplace

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Minecraft Halloween celebrations run through November 2, with frights aplenty in the Minecraft Marketplace. Mojang's got Halloween-themed maps and items in store there, plus Halloween Collections to choose from in the Character Creator and Marketplace.

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Until November 2, you can grab a free Halloween skin pack and Halloween character creation item for free. These will still be available to get after November 2, but they won't be free then.

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[Source: Mojang]

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Fire Emblem Heroes Halloween  Special Heroes (Dragons Harvest)

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Fire Emblem Heroes' Halloween event runs through November 7 at 7:59 p.m. EST and offers a chance to summon four new Halloween-themed units:

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  • Fall Vessel Robin (Awakening)
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  • Autumn Trickster Xane (Mystery of the Emblem)
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  • Harvest Goldoan Dheginsea (Radiant Dawn)
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  • Harmonic Hope Ninian and Tiki duo unit (Binding Blade and Shadow Dragon)
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As always, the seasonal Fire Emblem Heroes' units come with a new Paralogue event, Dragons Harvest.

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No Man's Sky Halloween Update

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Head back to the outer reaches of the galaxy to find some new loot in the No Man's Sky Halloween update. Brave explorers can scour Desolation's wrecked vessels again to find a new item, Tainted Metal, and have a chance to snag some Quicksilver. But it comes at a cost. The freighters are full of new treats and a security system gone haywire.

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Trade Tainted Metal with the Scrap Dealer to get new base decorations and additional customization options, or you can stockpile it to exchange for the Horrific Flesh-Helmet.

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Scrap Dealers also have Orange Pustules and Detoxified Slimes for infesting and purifying bases.

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[Source: Hello Games]

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PixARK Halloween

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PixARK Halloween brings a spooky makeover to the survival game from now until November 2, with costumes and treats galore.

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Things kick off at the main menu, which is getting a Halloween re-skin. The main attraction is the Pumpkin Soul Reaper though.

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When you defeat the Pumpkin Soul Reaper, it might drop:

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  • Pumpkin Seed
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  • Magic Broom
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  • Flying Firework
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  • Clown Costume
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The Firework and Broomstick only last seven days, but you have a slight chance of getting a permanent one from defeating Ancient Wyvern King, Beach Bully, and Aurora Butterfly King enemies.

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Then there's candy grenades, Halloween decorations, a creepy scarecrow costume, and plenty of events to make the most out of the season.

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[Source: Steam Community]

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Apex Legends Halloween: Fight or Fright 2020

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Apex Legends' Halloween Fight or Fright event is back with Shadow Royale and more from now until November 3.

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Shadow Royale sees night fall on Kings Canyon and its trio matches. When a Legend falls, they're reborn in Shadow form with a thirst for vengeance.

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This year's event sees several all-new skins plus re-imagined versions of last year's, including Sweet Dreams Caustic and Wicked Harvest Bloodhound. Skins from last year are available on rotation in the in-game store as part of bundle offers or special offers.

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There's a set of exclusive rewards in the event's Prize Track too with skins, charms, and more.

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[Source: EA]

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War of The Visions Final Fantasy Brave Exvius Halloween Special

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War of the Visions is celebrating Halloween with two featured UR summons and a bucketful of rewards. Players can summon UR Little Leela and UR Rairyuu from now until November 10, both in Halloween attire with appropriate skills to match.

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The Halloween Special also includes a Rewards From the Producer reward period from now until November 10. It features:

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  • 2,000 Visiore
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  • 20,000,000 Gil
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  • 1 Rainbow Fragment of Thought
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  • 3 Rainbow Vision Sphere
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  • 50 Adamantite (Large)
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  • 50 Burst Pot
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  • 50 Armor Pot
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In a separate update, new players who start the game get a 7-day free summon period where a UR summon is guaranteed.

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From October 28 through Halloween, players can take advantage of 6-UR Guaranteed Step Up 10x Summon, which guarantees:

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  • two UR units/vision cards on step 2
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  • three UR units/vision cards on step 3
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There's also a  5-step 10x Summon which guarantees a MR+ unit or vision card on steps 1-4 and UR “Exorcists” on step 5.

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And there's even more, from daily login bonuses and Halloween Challenge Missions to a spoopy new Halloween-themed game icon.

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GTA Online Halloween Bunker Series

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GTA Online has a bunker full of frightful delights this Halloween. Halloween Bunker Series features triple RP and GTA$ plus three Slasher maps: the depths of the bunker, the silo, and The Diamond.

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Taking part in the Halloween Adversary modes such as Beast Vs. Slasher and Come Out To Play doubles your RP and GTA$.

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The peyote plants are back, in keeping with the spooky season, though Rockstar isn't saying what they'll transform you into yet. Nightclub income rates are going up as part of the event, and there'll be an influx of Freemode Events with triple payouts through October 28.

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[Source: Rockstar Games]

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Mortal Shell Halloween: Rotten Autumn

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Mortal Shell's first content update just so happens to be a Halloween update called Rotten Autumn.

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After downloading the update, speak with Gorf to unlock a new mini-quest. Completing it earns you new shades to deck out your Shell with. And you can show the world just how you spruced up your Shell with Mortal Shell's brand-new photo mode.

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There's also a separate download alongside Rotten Autumn that adds a new soundtrack for boss fights, courtesy of Rotting Christ.

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Those who haven't jumped into Mortal Shell yet can do so with a limited-time 20% discount for the digital version on PS4 and PC. That same discount isn't live for Xbox players yet, but it will be come October 27. 

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Mortal Shell's physical version releases November 3 on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in the U.S., then on October 23 for PlayStation 4 and PC (case containing a key) in Europe and October 30 for Xbox One in Europe.

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Fortnite Halloween — Fortnitemares 2020

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King Midas is back from the great beyond in Fortnite's Fortnitemares 2020 event from now until November 3, and he's giving you the chance to wreak havoc on friend and foe alike.

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When you're eliminated in a Solo, Duos or Squads match, you get the chance to return as a Shadow in Nitemare Royal. Attack surviving players from the shadows and even possess vehicles to bring their game to an end.

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That's the trick side of things, but the island has plenty of treats in store too. You can get your hands on the Pumpkin Rocket Launcher, Fiend Hunter Crossbow, a special Midas invention, and of course, candy.

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There's a suite of Fortnitemares challenges where you can unlock costumes and weapon skins such as the Smash-O'-Lantern Pickaxe and Midas' Shadow Wrap.

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Finally, on Halloween night (October 31) at 9 p.m. EST, award-winning reggae singer J Balvin kicks off the Afterlife Party at the Party Royale Main Stage.

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[Source: Epic Games]

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PUBG Mobile Infection Mode

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PUBG Mobile's Infection Mode is back from the dead from now until November 9, with new content, themes, costumes, and plenty of zombies.

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Infection Mode's classic combat returns, pitting a team of Defenders against a team of Zombies in an all-or-nothing fight. Zombies — sporting Halloween masks, if you so choose —  can only use melee attacks, but fallen Defenders transform into Zombies with chances for form shifts and stat buffs.

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If it all gets too much for the Defenders, they transform into Vanquishers when their team is down to three members. Foes they vanquish can't be resurrected.

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These hellish fights unfold across maps decked out with pumpkins, gravestones, and other seasonal paraphernalia. More costumes and decorations are planned before the end of the event.

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World of Tanks Halloween — Burning Games

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Free-to-play war game World of Tanks is hosting the Burning Games Halloween event until October in partnership with Korn and their new video for "Finally Free." It's a chance for Tier V and higher vehicles to complete challenges and earn special items and take part in the new Wasteland map.

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In World of Tanks Wasteland, tanks start with 1 HP and have to attack others to replenish it. Players can attack allies to restore teammates' health, and respawning increases the tank's overall power.

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From October 16 through October 31, players can join The Way of the Raider 60-stage event to earn XP, camo, and the two new tanks featured in Korn's music video.

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Finally, from October 24 through October 31, World of Tanks brings back Mad Games, a limited-time chance to outfit your tanks with the wildest abilities possible.

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Red Dead Online: The Halloween Pass

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It's spooky time at the Red Dead Online corral, with the game's first-ever Halloween Pass. Now through November 16, players can get their hands on wagon-loads of Red Dead Online Halloween rewards, ranging from weapons and costumes to decorations for the tavern. Everything acquired during the event lasts after it ends.

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The Halloween Pass is available in the progress menu or the Wheeler, Rawson & Co selection.

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Pokemon GO Halloween 2020

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Pokemon GO Halloween 2020 runs from October 23 at 9 p.m. EST through November 3 at the same time and offers the first chance to get your hands on Galarian Yamask among other things.

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Completing the Halloween Special Research "A Spooky Message Unmasked" gets you one step closer to finding both Galarian Yamask and Spiritomb. Other Field Research tasks will also center around Halloween themes during the event.

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Ghost-type Pokemon will be more common in the wild, in Raids, and in Eggs. You might even find a costumed Gengar in Raids or hatch a Sableye in costume if you're lucky.

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Talking of Raids, Darkrai takes center stage for five-star Raids, but there's more Halloween Raid goodness in store.

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On October 31 from 11 a.m. local time through 5 p.m. local time, there's a higher chance Alolan Marowak will show up in Raids.

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There's a special Halloween Cup from October 26 at 4 p.m. EST through the end of the event where only Poison, Dark, Bug, Ghost, and Fairy Pokemon can compete, and they have to have less than 1,500 CP.

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It just wouldn't be Halloween without costumes. Pokemon GO Halloween 2020 amps up the costume game with a Gengar onesie, Sableye goggles, Pikachu mask, and more, along with bundles in the in-game shop.

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Finally, there's an all-new event on October 26, the Catch Mastery event, which we cover in more detail elsewhere.

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Harry Potter Wizards Unite: Darkness Rising 2020

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Harry Potter Wizards Unite is back for 2020 and, like its Pokemon counterpart, you can play it safely from home.

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This year, Darkness Rising revolves around weekly events where completing tasks — brewing potions, collecting notes, and the like — earns you rewards such as extra XP, Portkeys, and books.

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The ultimate goal is finding the Dark Witch, masquerading as a Brilliant Oddity. Other oddities abound, too, including Brilliant Witch, Brilliant Dark Wizard, and Brilliant Giant Stone Hand.

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Dreams Halloween

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If you're looking for a more atmospheric experience, Dreams' Halloween event, All Hallows' Dreams, may be for you. The whole thing is user-generated, like the rest of Dreams, and All Hallows' Dreams pops up at the top of the world list when you boot the game up.

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Choosing it takes you to a dream world with different scary mansions to explore.

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Some are reportedly very scary indeed, though they have their biggest frights confined to the upper floors. Others are just fun, creepy haunted houses to explore, complete with pumpkins carved by other Dreams players and a costume zone.

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Call of Duty Halloween 2020 — Haunting of Verdansk

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Call of Duty Warzone and Modern Warfare share a Halloween event in 2020: Haunting of Verdansk. The event runs from October 20 through November 3. It's a multi-pronged event featuring crossovers with SAW and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, but some of it does come at a cost.

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If you want the film crossover treats, you'll have to shell out for the SAW and Chainsaw Massacre bundles, both of which include skins, items, and weapons inspired by their respective franchises.

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Activision promised more Halloween-themed bundles for the in-game store, including the new Dr. Karlov bundle focused on regional Verdansk folklore and a Grim Reaper bundle.

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In addition to Trick or Treat crates with Halloween items galore, Haunting of Verdansk adds night modes to event maps, zombie battle royale, scavenger hunts, and much, much more.

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[Source: Call of Duty]

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Minecraft Dungeons Spooky Fall Halloween Event

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Spooky Fall is coming to Minecraft Dungeons from October 26 until November 3 with challenges and rewards galore.

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Seasonal Trials are summoning up ghoulish mobs for players to take on. If that weren't spoopy enough, the event turns down the lights with Night Mode — but only until the event ends.

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Completing the Season Trials earns exclusive seasonal weapons and gear, whether Night Mode is enabled or not.

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Elder Scrolls Online Halloween — Witches Festival 2021

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Elder Scrolls Online's annual Halloween Witches Festival is back once more with double XP and plenty of treats to go around. ESO's 2020 Witches Festival runs from October 22 at 10 a.m. EST through November 3 at the same time.

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If this is your first time taking part, you'll need to complete "The Witchmother's Bargain" quest from the Crown Store and earn the Witchmother's Whistle item. If you already have it, just select it from your collections to get started.

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Using the Whistle kicks off a two-hour period of bonus XP, but there's a lot more.

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Players can earn new mementos, furnishings, and Dremora and Hollowjack-themed items through Plunder Skulls earned in battle.

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Bosses drop Dremora Plunder Skulls with extra goods, including treasure maps and pages for the Grave Digger weapon style.

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There's the final evolution of the Indrik, a costume gala, grab bags, deals, and more. Check out the full details on the ESO event site.

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Overwatch Junkenstein 2020

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Overwatch's Halloween Terror 2020 event, aka Junkenstein 2020, is live now through November 3, bringing the Junkenstein's Revenge Brawl back alongside new skins and more.

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Baptiste and Ashe are added to the brawl mix as playable characters this year, and there are weekly challenges to take on to earn new skins.

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These are the new Legendary skins for the Halloween Terror 2020 event:

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  • Dai-Tengu (Hanzo)
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  • Werewolf (Winsto)
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  • Flying Dutchman (Sigma)
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  • Shin-Ryeong (D.Va)
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That's in addition to three new Epic skins:

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  • Stone (Brigitte)
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  • Ragdoll (Echo)
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Here' the schedule of events.

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October 13-20

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October 20-27

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  • Volatile Zomnics — zomnics explode when you get close
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  • Three They Were — take on missions with just three characters
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  • Mystery Swap — heroes get randomly changed
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  • Shocking Surprise — shock tires spawn from defeated enemies
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Overcooked! 2  Moon Harvest Festival

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Overcooked! 2's Halloween celebration isn't technically Halloween-themed. It's in honor of harvest and autumn celebrations throughout eastern Asia, but it's fall-ish, so it works.

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Better yet, it's a free update with no end time, and the content will appear in Overcooked! All You Can Eat for next-gen consoles.

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Overcooked! 2's Moon Harvest Festival introduces new kitchens themed around water and lily pad obstacles. There are five new levels total, plus three succulent-looking mooncakes to add to the menu.

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Doom Eternal Halloween 2020

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Doom Eternal's Halloween 2020 event is pretty straightforward. Until October 29, log in every day, complete campaign missions to earn XP, play Battlemode, and complete weekly challenges to unlock skins. Challenges refresh every Thursday.

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These Doom Eternal skins include:

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  • Black Widow Mancubus
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  • Webenant Revenant
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  • Cultist Marauder
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[Source: Bethesda]

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Dragalia Lost — Postmortem Panic

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Dragalia Lost's Halloween event for 2020 is Postmortem Panic, a series of increasingly difficult challenges with a slew of rewards. It's live from October 12 at 2 a.m. through October 19 at the same time, but the event rewards can be claimed until October 26 at 1:59 a.m.

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Postmortem Panic divides its missions by difficulty. Completing all the challenges at one tier earns battle charts and stratagems for unlocking the next level of quest.

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Some of these are special dragon battle challenges, pitting adventurers against the toughest of foes like Astral High Mercury.

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Victory earns wind and water tomes to unlock new skills for certain characters, while completing quests earns primal crystals used for treasure trading.

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[Source: Nintendo of America]

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Splatoon 2 Halloween Splatfest — Splatoween

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Splatoon 2 is hosting a Halloween Splatfest called Splatoween, where the Tricks face off against the Treats. The special Splatfest kicks off on October 30 at 6 p.m. EST/3 p.m. PST and runs through November 1 at 5 p.m. EST/2 p.m. PST.

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During the event, players can get their tentacles on some Halloween Splatoon 2 gear, including:

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  • Li'l Devil Horns
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  • Hockey Mask
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  • Anglerfish Mask
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These will be available via a Switch News article, so make sure you're signed up to get Splatoon 2 news on your Switch system. 

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Star Citizen: Alpha 3.11 High Impact and Halloween

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Star Citizen's Alpha 3.11 update includes a bounty of additions, and among them is Star Citizen's first-ever Halloween event. It kicked off earlier this month and runs through Halloween on October 31.

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During the event, players can earn Halloween helmets and a special Day of the Vara Cutlass skin. There's a cosplay competition and even a pumpkin carving contest with plenty of "sweet prizes" in store for those who take part.

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Borderlands 3 Halloween — Bloody Harvest Returns

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Borderlands 3's Bloody Harvest Halloween event is back for October 2020. The ghoulish festivities run through November 5, and it's easier than ever to get your hands on some sweet, ghastly gear.

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To kick things off, head to Sanctuary III, and speak with Maurice. Maurice tasks you with collecting Hecktoplasm from haunted enemies, easily spotted by their ghostly green glow.

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Defeating haunted enemies spawns specters you'll need to defeat as well, and that's when you finally get ahold of Hecktoplasm.

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After collecting enough of Hecktoplasm, Maurice opens the gate to Heck, where you can chat with Captain Haunt to access a number of quests, through which you'll earn Bloody Harvest items and cosmetics.

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This year, the Bloody Harvest quests are less demanding than before, making it easier to get loot.

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  • 4 challenges completed  “A Shrinking Feeling" weapon trinket
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  • 8 challenges completed  "Message from Beyond" ECHO Device skin
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  • 12 challenges completed  "Haunted Look" shared Vault Hunter skin
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  • 15 challenges completed  "Porphyrophobia" weapon skin
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Destiny 2: Festival of the Lost 2020

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Destiny 2 brings back the Festival of the Lost and the Haunted Forest for 2020, with new weapons, triumphs, armor sets, and cosmetics for Exotics to celebrate the spookiest season of the year. Festival of the Lost 2020 is free for all Destiny 2 players and runs from October 6 through November 3. 

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Festival of the Lost 2020 adds new perk rolls for the Braytech Werewolf and Horror Story, plus new sets for a few classes:

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  • Warlock — Daywalker (vampire) Set
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  • Titan — Promethean Set
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On the official Festival of the Lost blog post, Bungie provided more information on the Halloween event. The Spider is a new NPC that gives players Cipher Decoders that unlock special chests at the end of The Haunted Forest. The chests are worth pursuing because they contain Legendary items specific to the Festival of the Lost. 

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Rounding things out, there are new Sparrow skins available, as well as festival masks and vanity items for various armor sets, including broomsticks and witch hats. 

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Resident Evil Resistance October Update

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Resident Evil Resistance has a big October update in store, which is basically a Halloween update without actually being called a Halloween update.

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Jill Valentine joins the ranks of the Survivors, with powerful weapons and her characteristic dodge mechanic from Resident Evil 3: Nemesis remake. And as is only fitting, Nemesis itself is a playable Mastermind for the first time. Players control Nemesis through playing as Nicholai, another new Mastermind.

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The Prison is a new map added in RE Resistance's October update, and the Uptown Raccoon City and Bemusement Park maps get a remix with new layouts.

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Finally is a slew of new costumes and weapon skins, Survivors' perks and customizable abilities, and Mastermind traps.

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[Source: Capcom]

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Grounded October Update

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Grounded’s October update adds ziplines and more to the survival game, including some Halloween-themed items. The initial announcement is relatively light on details, but players can expect decorations, recreational items, and doodads to use with friends. These include harvestable Candy Corn and a new landmark in the Frankenline, which is described as "a creepy discarded Etch-a-Sketch you can actually draw on."

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Aside from washing The Backyard in a spooky glow, the October update for Grounded does a lot on the backend as well, including fixing a handful of bugs, fine-tuning combat, and unlocking new perks. You can see the full patch notes here

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Mortal Kombat 11: Aftermath  All Hallows' Eve

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Mortal Kombat 11 Aftermath is getting some Halloween goodness with the All Hallows’ Eve character skin pack. It’s available now and is free for Aftermath owners. Those who haven’t upgraded to Aftermath yet would need to purchase the expansion, which also unlocks the Summer Heat and Femme Fatale packs from earlier in 2020. 

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Mortal Kombat 11’s All Hallows’ Eve skin pack trailer highlighted three of the included skins. One is the “Blizzard King” outfit for Sub-Zero, and then there’s the part-werewolf part-school spirit “Beast Within” skin for Johnny Cage. Then there’ “Bad Medicine” for D’Vorah, turning the Kytinn fighter into a spidery nurse from hell. 

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It’s not certain if Warner Bros. is adding anything else to Mortal Kombat 11’s Halloween event, but we’ll update if something new turns up.

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Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp Halloween

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The Halloween fun isn’t limited to New Horizons, as Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp celebrates spooky season in its own way. The 2020 Pocket Camp Halloween event features a number of special activities with ghoulish treats on offer for those who complete certain goals.

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Jack comes around and demands sweet treats. Hand over bat-themed lollipops to get bat furniture as a reward, and plant pumpkins during the month’s Garden Event to nab hatbats. Jack offers exclusive items such as mystical pumpkins in return.

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Taking part in the October Fishing Tourney nets some goodies as well, with potion-themed furniture on offer every time players reach a size goal with the fish they catch.

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Then there’s a fright night gyroidite scavenger hunt, new Happy Home classes and challenges, wall and carpet sets, special cookie items and more. The Pocket Camp Halloween and October events are live now.

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Animal Crossing: New Horizons Halloween

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Animal Crossing: New Horizons' Halloween update is available to download for free now, and it’s bringing more than just the Czar of Halloween to the island. 

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Animal Crossing patch 1.5 paves the way for Halloween by adding Candy as an item players can purchase from the Nooklings’ store and pumpkins as growable DIY fodder.

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The patch 1.5 trailer shows players planting, watering, and harvesting at least four different pumpkin varieties and then using them in various Halloween-themed DIY recipes.

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On Halloween night (October 31), Jack himself visits the island. It’s not clear yet what he requires of the player, but all the residents will be lurking about, asking for Candy and showing off their costumes.

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The patch adds new skin tone options for players to look their creepy best as well. We’ll update with more information about what New Horizons Halloween brings to the table as it becomes available.

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Monster Hunter: World Iceborne — Fun Fright Fest

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Capcom’s brewing up a special Monster Hunter: World Iceborne Halloween event called the Fun Fright Fest, part of the hefty Title Update 5. It runs from October 15 at 8 p.m. EST through November 5 at the same time and is exclusive to the expansion.

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The Autumn Harvest Fest is returning to the base Monster Hunter: World game, but Capcom hasn’t said much about it yet.

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Fun Fright Fest (starting at 7:06 in the above trailer) sees the Seliana Gathering Hub decked out with spooky furnishings, and the handler dons a Cute Demoness outfit to celebrate the occasion. There are two special ticket types to collect during the event and trade in for loot: the Fun Fright Ticket and the VIP Fun Fright Ticket. 

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The former get doled out as daily login bonuses for the MHW Halloween event and can be used to craft armor with Decoration slots. Players can exchange the latter for in-game decorations and Layered Armor, but these are only available as random item drops. Both ticket types can be exchanged for Melding Tickets too.

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There’s at least one new set of armor coming to the Fun Fright Fest, Demon Lord Alpha+. Wearing pieces of this armor set increases the chance of getting VIP Fun Fright Tickets.

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Capcom may reveal more about Monster Hunter: World Iceborne’s Fun Fright Fest as the start date approaches, and we’ll update if that happens.

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Killing Floor 2: Infernal Insurrection

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It wouldn’t be Halloween without Killing Floor 2’s annual Halloween celebrations, and 2020 is no different. This year’s Halloween event is Killing Floor 2: Infernal Insurrection, and it brings treats galore, including new weapons, maps, and cosmetics.

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Infernal Insurrection’s new map is Hallmark Station, a twisted take on London’s famous King’s Cross Station. Hallmark Station has been overrun by zeds, of course, and players must team up with fellow mercenaries to take down the demonic threat. Hellmark Station includes Survival, Endless, and Weekly modes.

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Two new HRG weapons make their debut in Killing Floor 2’s Halloween event.

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From now until November 10, Killing Floor 2 is also introducing a number of Halloween events, objectives, bonuses, and cosmetics.

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October 2020 is upon us, which means it's time for scary movies, The Simpsons Tree House of Horror, and Halloween events in all our favorite video games! While we're still on announcements from Overwatch and Apex Legends, games like Killing Floor 2Animal Crossing: New Horizons, and MHW already have their in-game-event plans laid out for the spooky season.

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From new weapons and outfits to new DIY recipes and Palico Halloween costumes, there are plenty of tricks, and even more treats, in store for the witching month. 

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Games that haven't announced Halloween plans yet likely will in the coming weeks, and we'll update this list of Halloween events when that happens. Be sure to bookmark this and check back throughout October!

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No Man's Sky Origins Update is Free, Out Today, and Huge https://www.gameskinny.com/3s0rt/no-mans-sky-origins-update-is-free-out-today-and-huge https://www.gameskinny.com/3s0rt/no-mans-sky-origins-update-is-free-out-today-and-huge Wed, 23 Sep 2020 14:00:48 -0400 Josh Broadwell

The galaxy just got a lot more detailed thanks to the No Man's Sky Origins update. The free update introduces a solar system's worth of new features, ranging from new weather conditions and new planets to improved interfaces.

Almost every star system gets a bunch of additional planets in the Origins patch. These planets have more diverse topography as well, including huge mountain ranges, volcanoes, moist swampy regions, and more.

Some of the changes affect the terrain in other ways. Volcanic planets have patches that spontaneously combust, for example. Storms might spin up, spawning tornadoes or devastating lightning.

Whatever happens, players will see the atmosphere responding more dynamically.

Cloud cover varies more often and matches the surface conditions, and the amount — and color — of cloud coverage changes over time and with each planet.

Every planet has fresh fauna with a wider range of interactions, both with the environment and each other. There are more bugs (not glitches) now, for better or worse, plus massive sandworms lurking beneath the surface.

That's all just the start. No Man's Sky Origins adds more lore and secrets to uncover, ancient monuments, items, merchant NPCs, and a slew of improvements to textures and various parts of the game's interface.

That's not to mention the items and multi-tool upgrades added, as well as the tweaks made to photo mode and the game's economy. 

All this follows the Desolation and cross-platform multiplayer updates added earlier in 2020. If that's still not enough to satisfy the space craving, there are plenty of No Man's Sky mods to shake things up even more.

The update is out as of today on PC, PS4, and Xbox One. Stay tuned to GameSkinny for more on NMS

[Source: Hello Games]

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10 Best No Man's Sky Mods in 2020 https://www.gameskinny.com/miikw/10-best-no-mans-sky-mods-in-2020 https://www.gameskinny.com/miikw/10-best-no-mans-sky-mods-in-2020 Mon, 03 Aug 2020 15:17:54 -0400 Gabriel Moss

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HD Clouds

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Download here

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No Man's Sky is a visually impressive game as it stands, but one of the biggest drawbacks it currently faces is blurry and generic cloud formations on planets when you're approaching from space.

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The HD Clouds mod improves out-of-atmo cloud textures remarkably, making them so much sharper, crisper, and more varied across the board.

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And with that, our list of top 10 No Man's Sky mods for 2020 is concluded! Be sure to stick around with GameSkinny for more No Man's Sky content. 

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Exosolar's Beyond Base Building

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Download here

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We're impressed by the base building that exists in vanilla No Man's Sky at this exact moment, but we certainly couldn't say no to 400 new base-building parts!

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That's precisely what gets added in Exosolar's Beyond Base Building mod, which gives you all kinds of new ways to craft and design your second home amongst the stars.

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Better Planet Generation Legacy

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Download here

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If you want a much more dynamic, interesting planet generation system that greatly varies the layouts of planets without totally overhauling everything else, as in Fantasy Synthesis, then Better Planet Generation Legacy is the mod for you.

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It's a major enhancement to the algorithm that determines how planets are shaped and formed as you travel across them, making them far more dynamic and distinguishable.

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Fast Actions

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Frankly, we're sick of holding down a button every time we want to do anything in NMS!

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The Fast Actions mod does exactly what it sounds like; it enables "fast" actions, where you only need to click a button (or hold it for a slightly shorter time, based on your preferences) to make the button do what you want it to do.

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NMS Fantasy Synthesis

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There is a massive list of additions on the mod page, which we thoroughly recommend checking out in full!

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Reduced Launch Cost

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Looking for starship fuel in No Man's Sky can be a drag. That's why you should check out the Reduced Launch Cost mod, which can dramatically reduce your starship launch costs down to 10%, 5%, or even 0% of your ship's total fuel capacity.

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You'll still need to gather those blue dihydrogen fuel crystals for other things, but at least you won't need to worry about your ship failing to start!

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Hover

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The Hover mod is as simple as it sounds. It allows you to use your starship to hover over planetary surfaces instead of being in forward thrust mode all the time.

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By extension, that means you can finally use your starship to explore planetary surfaces with more surgical accuracy, or even fight sentinel Walkers from the comfort of your ship.

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Fine LOD

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No Man's Sky caps your rendering distance pretty close to the belt. That said, what are you to do if you have a beefy gaming PC that can handle a tad more punishment?

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That's where Fine LOD comes in! This mod lets you boost your draw distances while fixing most of the texture pop-in issues present in the vanilla version of the game.

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Integrated Planets

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If you're bothered by how inconsistently colored planets, asteroid fields, and the general aura of a solar system are when compared to one another, then you'll appreciate Integrated Planets.

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This mod keeps every planetary visual, well, integrated! When you gaze out over a planet's horizon, the light and color will remain consistent across your entire field of view, composing a much more believable and immersive picture.

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Exosolar's Stratos

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Are you bored with the available sky flavors in No Man's Sky? Never fear! Exosolar's Stratos mod is here.

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Toting about "15,417" new color palettes, the likelihood that you'll run into the same procedurally generated planet twice is much smaller than before. The new skies are also quite jaw-dropping to look at!

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No Man's Sky is on our list of fantastic comeback games; one that didn't fare so well when it first launched but steadily made its way back into the good graces of its fans.

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Likewise, NMS is also one of those games that just keeps getting more and more additions that absolutely nobody seemed to have expected but everybody needed regardless. Bipedal mecha suit? Check. Living space organism starships? Check. Customizable synthesizers? Triple check.

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But even though we get a ton of stuff on a (rather irregular and abrupt) update schedule, Hello Games has left plenty of room for modders to come in and do things their own way! So here's our list of the top 10 No Man's Sky mods to check out in 2020.

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Uncover the Fate of Lost Crews in No Man's Sky Desolation Update https://www.gameskinny.com/bsal3/uncover-the-fate-of-lost-crews-in-no-mans-sky-desolation-update https://www.gameskinny.com/bsal3/uncover-the-fate-of-lost-crews-in-no-mans-sky-desolation-update Thu, 16 Jul 2020 15:51:07 -0400 Josh Broadwell

The No Man's Sky Desolation update dropped today. As the name suggests, it brings a splash of destruction and despair to the game, with derelict, abandoned spacecraft rich with lore, danger, and plenty of loot up for grabs.

Like the rest of the game, the interiors of the Desolation ships are procedurally generated, so no two ships are the same. Each has a separate story to tell of how its crew met their fate as well if you're willing to do the legwork and find the ship's logs.

Even if you're not interested in the lore, the Desolation ships contain unique parts you can use to upgrade your ship. These are stamped with the mark of the ship you found them in because Hello Games wants them to "reflect something of your journey."

But it's not just upgrades and eerie atmosphere you'll run into in the No Man's Sky Desolation update. These ships are rife with alien creatures and a number of other hazards you'll need to deal with if you want to go spelunking.

As for why Hello Games went in this direction for the latest No Man's Sky update, the dev team said:

Terror in the face of the unknown, or the dawning realisation that you're treading in the footsteps of those who met a lonely end at the edge of the universe  it's a rich science fiction tradition, and one not really touched on in No Man's Sky  until now.

The No Man's Sky Desolation update is available now on consoles and PC. Stay tuned to GameSkinny for more No Man's Sky news as it develops.

[Source: Hello Games, GamesRadar+]

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Explore Together with No Man's Sky Cross-Platform Multiplayer Update https://www.gameskinny.com/2ejnz/explore-together-with-no-mans-sky-cross-platform-multiplayer-update https://www.gameskinny.com/2ejnz/explore-together-with-no-mans-sky-cross-platform-multiplayer-update Wed, 10 Jun 2020 14:04:20 -0400 Josh Broadwell

We knew No Man's Sky was heading to Xbox Game Pass for consoles and Game Pass for Windows 10 soon, and now Hello Games provided a specific date: June 10. Coinciding with No Man's Sky's first appearance on Xbox is a new update introducing No Man's Sky cross-platform multiplayer.

That means you can play with your friends regardless of whether it's on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, or PC.

The No Man's Sky cross-platform update makes it possible to build, trade, and work together to survive. And of course, that comes with updates to the friend and group systems so you can do all this with ease.

Here's how the official update describes it:

  • Cross-platform groups can be created or joined in game, or from the frontend.
  • Ambient multiplayer on the Space Anomaly, in space, or on planets, can now match you with players from any platform.
  • When face-to-face with another player, a quick interaction has been added to smoothly create a new group or invite new players to your existing group.

If you're in a group with someone who isn't on your friends list, you can interact with them the same way to add them to your list. There's also a system using "unique codes" to add new friends.

Finally, the No Man's Sky cross-platform multiplayer update re-introduces voice chat to PS4, with a number of tweaks and bug fixes to make it a smoother, better experience.

The full No Man's Sky cross-platform announcement is on the official No Man's Sky website. If you're just exploring the galaxy for the first time, make sure to check out our extensive No Man's Sky guide collection to help you live long and prosper.

 

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No Man's Sky Will be Landing on Xbox Game Pass https://www.gameskinny.com/220ai/no-mans-sky-will-be-landing-on-xbox-game-pass https://www.gameskinny.com/220ai/no-mans-sky-will-be-landing-on-xbox-game-pass Tue, 26 May 2020 12:36:55 -0400 Josh Broadwell

Hello Games' No Man Sky is coming to Xbox Game Pass in June, according to a new Xbox Wire post by Sean Murray. Murray also confirmed the procedurally generated space exploration game will be available for PC  through the Windows Store "very soon."

No Man's Sky has been around for a while. But as Murray reflects, it's better now than it ever has been. And that means it's the perfect time to bring it to Game Pass, Murray says.

Following some problematic launch issues with a perceived lack of content, Hello Games has gradually brought new, substantial updates to No Man's Sky. These include a hefty multiplayer expansion in No Man's Sky Beyond, plus a number of other content updates like new critters, plants, and living ships.

Having a living game like No Man's Sky come to Game Pass is also a perfect fit for how Microsoft wants to continue using the service: providing long-term content for a wide variety of players up through and after the Xbox Series X launch.

You can check out Murray's original post on Xbox Wire. Stay tuned to GameSkinny for more No Man's Sky news as it develops.

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How to Get Quicksilver in No Man's Sky https://www.gameskinny.com/pcy5u/how-to-get-quicksilver-in-no-mans-sky https://www.gameskinny.com/pcy5u/how-to-get-quicksilver-in-no-mans-sky Mon, 24 Feb 2020 14:39:46 -0500 Sergey_3847

The Living Ship update for No Man's Sky is out, which introduces a slew of new content, including the Starbirth questline and a biological ship, which can be obtained by hatching the Void Egg. But to get the Void Egg, you need to first get 3,200 quicksilver, which is more than most players can afford.

Since Quicksilver isn't easy to come by in NMS, you'll need to do a bit of grinding to get what you need. Below, we go over how to get Quicksilver in case you don't already know. 

Go to the Nexus on the Space Anomaly

The only source of quicksilver in No Man's Sky is the Nexus, an AI that inhabits the multiplayer hub inside the Space Anomaly. It's where you get daily missions.

Here's how you find and interact with the Nexus:

  1. Take your ship into space
  2. Press "Down" on the D-pad (PS4, Xbox One) or "X" (PC)
  3. Select "Summon Anomaly"
  4. Fly to and dock at the Space Anomaly
  5. Go to the center of the main hub
  6. Interact with the Nexus

The Nexus is a massive AI computer, which you can't miss. Interact with it and it will offer you some missions to complete.

Complete Daily Missions

The Nexus will list all available daily missions, which offer various quantities of Quicksilver as a reward. Start with the missions that offer the maximum quicksilver. These top missions are usually the hardest to complete and take longer than others to complete. It's recommended you complete them with other players.

Each mission will give you around 200 to 250 quicksilver a day. Unfortunately, you will have to wait 24 hours before you can start another daily mission.

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Organic Spaceships Come to No Man's Sky in the Living Ship Update https://www.gameskinny.com/7xbom/organic-spaceships-come-to-no-mans-sky-in-the-living-ship-update https://www.gameskinny.com/7xbom/organic-spaceships-come-to-no-mans-sky-in-the-living-ship-update Wed, 19 Feb 2020 18:28:12 -0500 GS_Staff

No Man's Sky is truly a living game. Sure, most modern games see their share of updates, and many ascribe to the software-as-a-service model. But Hello Games' space exploration and survival game has evolved from its promising if paltry beginnings into something more substantial than the sum of its parts. 

It's fitting, then, that the game's latest update is titled Living Ship. While previous releases have pushed the game's boundaries both creatively and mechanically, leaving the game a better product today than it ever was, the newest free "DLC" dips into the imagination. 

According to a release from Hello Games, Living Ship introduces, well, living ships. Players will be able to grow creatures from birth to adulthood, and then use them as vessels to further explore the game's procedurally generated universe. 

The Living Ship update introduces the first new starship since ATLAS RISES. But this is more than just a ship – these are strange and beautiful creatures with lives of their own. A new series of missions will take players through the ancient Korvax experiments that led to the birth of these interstellar beings. Players who wish to incubate, grow and ultimately fly their own living ship should visit the Space Anomaly and follow the call of the Void Egg…

These beautiful, organic, slightly psychedelic ships are uniquely grown (and as with everything in the No Man’s Sky universe, procedurally-generated). They can’t be upgraded in the same way as a traditional ship: each one is individually hatched, with a unique set of internal organs that determines its abilities. If you want a fast hyperdrive, you’ll need to nurture the right sort of life within your ship…


The update also includes new and unique fauna, as well as objects floating in the void of space "between planets." 

In the past, No Man's Sky has often seen large, protracted updates. Beyond was one of the biggest, which completely retooled the game. Moving forward, Hello Games says it will focus more on smaller updates alongside bigger endeavors, primarily so that players don't get too antsy. 

Stay tuned to GameSkinny for more on No Man's Sky as it continues its journey through the cosmos. 

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PlayStation Essential Picks Sale: Sony Slashes Prices on Dozens of Games https://www.gameskinny.com/h1vr5/playstation-essential-picks-sale-sony-slashes-prices-on-dozens-of-games https://www.gameskinny.com/h1vr5/playstation-essential-picks-sale-sony-slashes-prices-on-dozens-of-games Wed, 19 Feb 2020 15:35:11 -0500 GS_Staff

Sony is apparently in the business of offering continuous discounts on some of the PS4's most popular titles. The current Remasters & Retro sale isn't keeping the developer and publisher from slashing prices on more than 150 titles, bundles, and add-ons. 

Beneath the umbrella of the Essential Picks Sale, the latest bargains include markdowns on Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, No Man's Sky, Uncharted 4: A Thief's End, Assassin's Creed Odyssey, The Last of Us Remastered, and The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. And that's just on the front page.

Here's a list of the highlights you can expect. The sale runs until March 3 at 8 a.m. PST. 

Game Sale Price Regular Price
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order $44.99 $59.99
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt $49.99 $14.99
Grand Theft Auto 5 $29.99 $14.99
The Last of Us Remastered $14.99 $19.99
Assassin's Creed Odyssey Gold Ed. $99.99 $24.99
Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 $59.99 $19.79
No Man's Sky $49.99 $22.49
Uncharted 4: A Thief's End $14.99 $19.99
Greedfall $49.99 $29.99
Borderlands 3 Deluxe Ed. $79.99 $39.99
Ark: Extinction $19.99 $9.99
Red Dead Redemption 2 Ultimate Ed. $99.99 $39.99
Metro Exodus Gold Ed. $84.99 $33.99

 

The entire list of games available during the sale can be found over on the PlayStation Store. Be sure to check out the Remasters & Retro sale while you're there, which discounts games such as the Castlevania Anniversary Collection, Metro Redux, Dark Souls Remastered, Assassin's Creed 3, the Resident Evil Triple Pack, and Borderlands: The Handsome Collection

For more sales, stay tuned to GameSkinny. 

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The Outer Worlds, CoD Modern Warfare Included in Amazon's B2G1 Sale https://www.gameskinny.com/xzokp/the-outer-worlds-cod-modern-warfare-included-in-amazons-b2g1-sale https://www.gameskinny.com/xzokp/the-outer-worlds-cod-modern-warfare-included-in-amazons-b2g1-sale Mon, 28 Oct 2019 16:29:56 -0400 Josh Broadwell

Amazon is holding one of its Buy 2, Get 1 Free sales this week. Quite a few big titles are included in the sale this time around — and new ones at that.

Chief among the offerings in this week's sale are The Outer Worlds and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare (the uh, modern one), both of which released just last week. There are plenty of other gems from this year, too, as well as old favorites.

To make things easy, we've collected a short list of some of the most notable games available during the sale. We don't currently know how long the sale will last, though it's a safe bet it'll last until the end of the week. 

Note that the Amazon page says "Buy 3 Items, Get 1 Item(s) Free," though it's a trifle misleading. The third item is the free one; you don't need to buy four items total.

Here's a brief overview of what's included in the sale:

Game Platform
The Outer Worlds PS4
CoD: Modern Warfare PS4
Crash Team Racing PS4
Resident Evil 2  PS4/XB1
Code Vein PS4
Borderlands 3  PS4/XB1
Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch PS4
Resident Evil: Origins Collection Switch
No Man's Sky XB1
Devil May Cry 5 PS4
Killer Queen Black Switch
Trine 4 PS4
Madden 20 PS4
Ace Combat 7 PS4
Mortal Kombat 11 XB1

 

The full list, which includes over 60 games, can be found over on Amazon. Meanwhile, PS4 owners should check out Sony's Halloween Sale for more spooky savings before they disappear like phantasms in the first light of dawn.

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Put your Life on the Line with Xbox's Survival of the Fittest Sale https://www.gameskinny.com/qn6z9/put-your-life-on-the-line-with-xboxs-survival-of-the-fittest-sale https://www.gameskinny.com/qn6z9/put-your-life-on-the-line-with-xboxs-survival-of-the-fittest-sale Wed, 09 Oct 2019 15:21:27 -0400 Josh Broadwell

The Xbox Store is running another sale alongside its usual ones this week. This one is the Survival of the Fittest sale.

If the name didn't give it away, this sale focuses exclusively on survival games of all forms, whether spiders are killing you for the umpteenth time in Don't Starve or you're testing your wits against killer dinosaurs in ARK: Survival Evolved.

Here's what the sale has on offer:

  • ARK: Survival Evolved — $17.49
  • ARK: Survival Evolved Explorers Edition — $44.99
  • No Man's Sky — $29.99
  • Conan Exiles — $24.99
  • Conan Exiles Complete Edition — $52.49
  • Don't Starve Mega Pack — $8.09
  • The Long Dark — $14.99
  • 7 Days to Die — $17.99
  • Death Road to Canada — $8.99
  • Bad North: Jotunn Edition — $8.99
  • Thea: The Awakening — $8.99
  • Remothered: Tormented Fathers — $11.99

That's but a sampling of the survival goodness on offer. You can check out the full list of games here.

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No Man's Sky Salvaged Technology Data Guide https://www.gameskinny.com/j88hu/no-mans-sky-salvaged-technology-data-guide https://www.gameskinny.com/j88hu/no-mans-sky-salvaged-technology-data-guide Tue, 20 Aug 2019 14:50:29 -0400 Jonathan Moore

No Man's Sky Salvaged Technology was first introduced in the No Man's Sky NEXT update. Players used it to buy blueprints for base building. It's still used for that in Beyond, but it's now called Salvaged Data. 

Getting these pieces of ancient tech data can be a grind. Like any other resource in the game, there's no quick way to find it. However, one way is certainly better than the other.

We go over both below. The first is the easiest and most recommended way, while the second should only be used if you're desperate because it is heavily governed by RNG. 

How to Find Salvaged Technology Data on Planets

Every single planet you visit in every single star system will have buried technology data under the surface. To find it: 

  • Pull up your Analysis Visor
  • Look for the "chevron" symbol with the three horizontal lines

Salvaged tech is always buried underneath the surface at these markers. Make sure you have the Terrain Manipulator handy. Some caches are located near the surface, while others are buried very deep underground. 

When you reach an underground cache, the Terrain Manipulator will automatically stop digging. Interact with it to claim your prize. 

Each cache holds at least one tech data module. Some caches hold up to five modules, although those are rare. 

A salvaged technology data location in No Man's Sky Beyond

Buy Salvaged Technology Data From Merchants

Of course, you can also buy what you're looking for. However, it's very, very rare that shops and traders sell tech data modules. 

However, despite how rare it might be, it's recommended that you always check Galactic Trading Terminals at:

  • The Nexus
  • Space Stations
  • Spaceports
  • Trading Posts

Sometimes, you will find a trader selling one module or even five.

As expected, price depends on the sector's economy. Always buy if the price is white or green. That means the price is average or lower than average. Don't buy if the price is red. That means the price is above average, and you can find it cheaper elsewhere (such as digging it up yourself). 

Be Warned

Salvaged Technology Data attracts pirates. Since you can sell each module at a Galactic Trading Terminal for 50,000 credits, it's natural pirates will want to steal them from you. 

That means you'll often engage in space battles when carrying the resource. I recommend traveling in space as little as possible when carrying these modules. If possible, travel via portal from your base to a Space Station or another planet.

If you must travel through space via your ship, be sure to activate your thrusters toward your desired destination as quickly as possible, hopefully beating a subspace scan. 

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That's all you need to know about finding Salvaged Technology Data in No Man's Sky after the Beyond update. For more, be sure to check out our other No Man's Sky guides

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How to Land in No Man's Sky https://www.gameskinny.com/5zlkp/how-to-land-in-no-mans-sky https://www.gameskinny.com/5zlkp/how-to-land-in-no-mans-sky Thu, 15 Aug 2019 22:14:30 -0400 Jonathan Moore

Just as you must learn to fly in No Man's Sky, so must you learn to land. To reach beyond the stars, you can't simply point your ship at a planet and expect it to reach the surface safely. A botched landing can result in significant damage to your spacecraft. 

Luckily, the mechanical action of landing in No Man's Sky is easy. Here's how to do it: 

  • On PC: Press "E"
  • On PS4: Press "Square"
  • On Xbox One: Press "X"

When Can I Land My Spaceship? 

Once you break through the atmosphere of a planet and head toward its surface, the game will tell you when you can land. It will display one of the corresponding buttons above. For example, on PC it will say "Press 'E' to land" when you get low enough. 

Of course, you can start the sequence before you're prompted, but you still must be relatively close to the surface to do so. While it's not exact, it's somewhere between what I estimate to be 30 and 50 feet off the ground. 

It's worth mentioning that your ship will settle on almost any surface, no matter how wide or thin that surface is. While you want to land on mostly flat ground, your spaceship always stops a bit ahead of where you press the landing button. To avoid this, initiate the sequence a bit before the desired LZ to ensure you get as close to the desired spot as possible. 

In extreme cases, I've perched on the edge of a cliff or mountain and fallen to my death. 

Trading Posts and Structures With Landing Pads

Throughout your journey, it's inevitable that you'll come across other aliens and alien structures. Some of these will have landing pads. Here, all you have to do is fly over the pulsing green circle on the landing pad and press the corresponding button. 

Your ship will automatically adjust itself for a perfect touch down. 

Don't Fly Too Fast

If you're flying too fast, you can't light your ship. If you're not prepared, you can heavily damage your ship by running into a cliff or structure. So be careful!

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That's all you need to know about landing in No Man's Sky. Now that the Beyond update is out, there's a whole new world to explore out there. From new blueprints to animal taming and VR exploration, NMS is finally shaping up to be the game that was promised. 

For more, be sure to head over to our No Man's Sky guides page

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No Man's Sky Adding VR Support This Month With Beyond Update https://www.gameskinny.com/yjxzt/no-mans-sky-adding-vr-support-this-month-with-beyond-update https://www.gameskinny.com/yjxzt/no-mans-sky-adding-vr-support-this-month-with-beyond-update Fri, 02 Aug 2019 16:56:34 -0400 Ty Arthur

After initially being announced back in March during Sony's State Of Play live stream, Hello Games has finally revealed the official release date for the Beyond update for No Man's Sky.

This major overhaul and follow-up to the NEXT patch will include a highly-anticipated VR mode, allowing players to experience the game on PSVR or other PC VR headsets, even while interacting with non-VR players.

The free Beyond update is now due to land August 14 and will include three large updates rolled into one, with a host of new features and tweaks still to be announced.

Hello Games founder Sean Murray commented on the VR experience making its way into No Man's Sky:

VR support will bring the entire game experience to life in virtual reality. Grab the joystick and thruster to fly your starship over an unexplored alien planet as you peer out of the cockpit at the view below. Reach into your backpack to grab your multitool, touch it to switch to terrain manipulation and carve out intricate shapes with unprecedented control. Play in multiplayer and casually wave to your non-VR friends or fist bump your PS VR [sic] peers.

Anything possible in No Man’s Sky, NEXT or any other update will soon be ready and waiting as an immersive and enriched VR experience. Beyond will be our most ambitious chapter so far, and something we’ve been working ridiculously hard on. We’ll continue to support No Man’s Sky in this way for the foreseeable future.

We look forward to sharing more in the coming weeks. There’s a bunch more to talk about and we can’t wait for you to join us on August 14.

Check out the teaser trailer below and be sure to drop us a comment if this new update will lure you back into the game after its rocky initial launch.

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No Man's Sky VR Announced, Part of Beyond Expansion https://www.gameskinny.com/f6xvt/no-mans-sky-vr-announced-part-of-beyond-expansion https://www.gameskinny.com/f6xvt/no-mans-sky-vr-announced-part-of-beyond-expansion Mon, 25 Mar 2019 22:48:04 -0400 Josh Broadwell

Hello Games's No Man's Sky is getting a VR overhaul this summer as part of the Beyond expansion. The announcement came today during Sony's State of Play livestream and featured a brief trailer showcasing what VR might look like once the expansion makes its way to the game sometime this summer.

Hello Games described the new experience in some detail:

Grab the joystick and thruster to fly your starship over an unexplored alien planet as you peer out of the cockpit at the view below. Reach into your backpack to grab your multitool, touch it to switch to terrain manipulation, and carve out intricate shapes with unprecedented control. Play in multiplayer and casually wave to your non-VR friends or fist bump your PSVR peers.

Sean Murray, founder of Hello Games, took to Twitter shortly after the unveiling and provided a few more details. Murray said the VR mode is not restricted to No Man's Sky Next or the new Beyond content. Instead, anything and everything in No Man's Sky can be experienced in VR once the mode launches.

However, it isn't simply a VR add on. Instead, Murray said the team worked to create a VR experience from the ground up to create a fully immersive experience because "It’s completely unique to land on a world that no-one has ever seen before and to really feel as if you’re there."

VR mode is part of the larger expansion set to release this year dubbed Beyond. Not much is known about Beyond at this point, save that it will feature a deep multiplayer experience and fulfill some of the promises Murray and his team made from before the base game first launched.

Despite appearing during Sony's new broadcast series, No Man's Sky VR is going to launch simultaneously for PS4 and PC this summer.

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PlayStation State of Play Rundown: Everything That Was Announced https://www.gameskinny.com/4dbw3/playstation-state-of-play-rundown-everything-that-was-announced https://www.gameskinny.com/4dbw3/playstation-state-of-play-rundown-everything-that-was-announced Tue, 26 Mar 2019 10:27:31 -0400 Ceedi

Sony held its first State of Play stream event yesterday. The Nintendo Direct style event lasted for roughly 25 minutes.

Aside from announcing a VR component for No Man's Sky and the dungeon-crawler adventure game Ready, Set Heroes, the State of Play showed off some of the newest content coming to PlayStation 4 and PlayStation VR. 

Below is a rundown of the titles shown during the event, along with their release dates:

  • Blood and Truth (May 28) for Playstation VR
  • Concrete Genie (Fall; includes PSVR functionality)
  • Crash Team Racing: Nitro-Fueled (June 21)
  • Days Gone (April 26)
  • Everybody’s Golf VR (May 21)
  • Falcon Age (April 9)
  • Five Nights at Freddy's VR: Help Wanted (Spring)
  • Jupiter & Mars (April 23)
  • Marvel's Iron Man VR (2019)
  • MiniMech Mayhem (June 19)
  • Mortal Kombat 11 (April 23)
  • Observation (May 21)
  • Trover Saves the Universe (May 31)
  • Table of Tales (April 16)
  • Vacation Simulator (June 18)

The stream event has been met with some criticism on social media and on YouTube for its heavy focus on Playstation VR titles, as well as a general lack of reveals of brand new, major PlayStation 4 titles. Some have also lamented that the oft-rumored PlayStation 5 was not teased during the event.

However, others have come to Sony's defense, with many applauding the format and the focus on games. 

Last year, Sony said that it would be skipping E3 in 2019, and it has been expected that the company will hold a larger streaming event in place of an E3 press conference. 

If that is the case, it's possible that Sony may be holding on to any major announcements for that potential stream. However, as of this writing, it is unknown when or if such an event will occur. 

Sony has confirmed that there will be more State of Play broadcasts in the future, but the company did not specify when or what would be shown. 

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No Man's Sky Beyond Announced, Will Release Summer 2019 https://www.gameskinny.com/irpgc/no-mans-sky-beyond-announced-will-release-summer-2019 https://www.gameskinny.com/irpgc/no-mans-sky-beyond-announced-will-release-summer-2019 Fri, 15 Mar 2019 11:39:27 -0400 Josh Broadwell

Hello Games' open-world space adventure game, No Man's Sky, has had a journey almost as epic as the one its players embark on. It began life as a highly-anticipated PlayStation 4 game shown off during a Sony conference, and Hello Games' founder, Sean Murray, continued delivering exciting promises and updates to fans thereafter.

The problem was that most of the promises made turned out to be (initially) empty, and players believed Murray intentionally misled them just to drive sales.

In the years since No Man's Sky's initial release, though, the game has seen a gradual drip of new content turn into a steady stream. The game still hasn't become one of the "best games" on the market, but it's a much more polished adventure now than it was then. Today, it has plenty of content to keep players coming back for more — with many excitedly trying to find out what could be in store for the future.

Based off a recent release, that trend is set to continue this summer. Taking to the PlayStation Blog, Murray gave fans an update about a brand-new, multifaceted expansion coming to the game: No Man's Sky Beyond.

Beyond will actually contain three different expansions. Murray said that the expansions originally began as separate update plans, but the team realized weaving them together would create a more engaging experience.

However, the only aspect of that update Murray provided details on is what the team is calling No Man's Sky Online.

This particular update is similar in scope to a massively multiplayer online (MMO) experience and what some originally thought NMS would be at release. That being said, Murray is quick to point out the online component has some key differences. For starters, NMS Online won't require a subscription or extra fee to play, nor will it include microtransactions.

What it will do is allow "players everywhere in the universe to meet and play together."

Murray also said Online and the other new changes are partly a response to how players engaged with one of the more recent updates, No Man's Sky Next. Those who have followed the game for a long time, though, will remember the social elements were one of the original promises Hello Games failed to deliver on when No Man's Sky first launched.

There isn't enough information from which to draw any conclusions at this time, but Murray said more information about Beyond's components will be revealed in the coming months.

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No Man's Sky's New Free Update Breathes Life into its Planets https://www.gameskinny.com/j46lg/no-mans-skys-new-free-update-breathes-life-into-its-planets https://www.gameskinny.com/j46lg/no-mans-skys-new-free-update-breathes-life-into-its-planets Thu, 22 Nov 2018 11:43:24 -0500 William R. Parks

Beginning with July's major NEXT update, it has been a very impressive year for No Man's Sky, and Hello Games is showing no signs of slowing down.

Last month, they took explorers to the depths of the game's vast oceans with "The Abyss," a revamp to the established underwater systems. Now, they are turning their eyes back to land as they work to make the worlds of No Man's Sky "more alien, vibrant, and exciting to explore."

This goal has materialized as "Visions," yet another free update to No Man's Sky that is available now for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.

As per the press release:

No Man's Sky's "Visions" update greatly improves the variety and diversity of planet surfaces with millions of previously dead planets now bursting with life.

An exciting prospect indeed, and it begins with the introduction of new planetary biomes rendered in a "reimagined colour palette." New shades of grass look to make planets feel more dynamic, and improvements to the game's atmospherics allow for more striking skies, including rainbows.

Additionally, these revitalized worlds are populated by new hazardous flora, such as carnivorous trap plants, and strange creatures. Do not be surprised to find yourself chasing down what appeared to be an inert vein of minerals in this new update.

Along with the planetary revamp itself, "Visions" offers more reasons to explore. Players can now discover mysterious artifacts, alien skeletons, fallen satellites, and valuable treasures as they traverse No Man's Sky's galaxy, and each of these items comes with its own distinct use and purpose.

And for those that are looking to collaborate, a new Community Research mission lets players work together as they explore "Visions," rewarding them with the new Eye of Korvak helmet, emotes, building parts, and fireworks.

In a time where it seems increasingly common for games to ship before they are truly finished, it is wonderful to see a developer work so diligently to address issues and deliver on fan expectations. Despite a rocky launch, Hello Games' frequent updates and continual communication has really turned things around for No Man's Sky. Hopefully, a certain major developer is taking notes as they work to fix their newest AAA release.

More details on "Visions," and full patch notes for the release, are available on the No Man's Sky website.

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No Man's Sky Abyss Update Available Now https://www.gameskinny.com/x2nxe/no-mans-sky-abyss-update-available-now https://www.gameskinny.com/x2nxe/no-mans-sky-abyss-update-available-now Mon, 29 Oct 2018 11:28:24 -0400 Zack Palm

If you thought the stars were the final frontier, then you haven't spent enough time learning about the ocean and what lies beneath. If you've been playing No Man's Sky, then, honestly, there's been very little reason to explore alien seas. 

However, that changes today with a new No Man's Sky update called Abyss. 

This free update brings improved visual textures to underwater environments, over 20 new construction modules for building marine bases, an indoor aquarium, five times the variety in the sea-based biomes, more creatures to encounter with improved behaviors, and a new ocean-based vehicle. 

The update will also have a new story called The Dreams of the Deep. This narrative sees players exploring the fate of a stranded crew, forced to endure the ocean floor to survive.

The deeper players go, the more rewards they'll find as the ocean floor is littered with exotic treasures waiting for discovery. The higher the risk, the higher the rewards.

The Abyss Update is available now; it can be downloaded today for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. 

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Hello Games Announces No Man’s Sky Update, Dataminers Unearth More https://www.gameskinny.com/uqvxs/hello-games-announces-no-mans-sky-update-dataminers-unearth-more https://www.gameskinny.com/uqvxs/hello-games-announces-no-mans-sky-update-dataminers-unearth-more Tue, 23 Oct 2018 17:05:54 -0400 William R. Parks

While Starlink: Battle for Atlas may be the newest way for players to see the stars, plenty is happening with 2016's No Man's Sky.

Since the release of NEXT, a major update in July 2018 that was met with applause from critics and fans alike, Hello Games has launched 14 patches and kept fans informed about the state of the game with weekly development updates.

Now, they are back with yet another free update they are calling The Abyss, and it is releasing next week.

"We've called it The Abyss, because it focuses on some of the eerier elements of No Man's Sky, in keeping with the theme of this season," Hello Games' announcement states.

While the announcement does not offer much information about the update, resourceful fans have found some intriguing details in the game's files that may indicate what players can expect from The Abyss.

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Dataminers have located unimplemented items in the game's code that suggests that The Abyss may be a revamp of No Man Sky's oceans.

The most compelling evidence is a yet unseen underwater flora listed in the game files as "Abyssal Horror."

This is an exciting prospect for many fans, as richer and more explorable oceans would introduce an entirely new facet to the rapidly developing game.

All of the datamining done pursuant to No Man's Sky's oceans can be found on its wiki.

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