When No Man's Sky first launched, there were a lot of problems that came with the game. Missing features, bugs, and a lot of other things that made people turn their heads on the game. Now No Man's Sky is absolutely packed with content and has an absolutely thriving community that is dedicated to the game.
Since 2016 there have been massive updates for the game that have completely changed the core gameplay. To say No Man's Sky is basically a different game from when it first started would be an understatement. That is why players are always on the lookout for the next big content update. For those wanting to know how long you might be waiting until the No Man's Sky drops its next major content update, read on!
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All No Man's Sky Update Release Dates
Ever since the release of No Man's Sky, there has been a constant flow of updates for the game. Some take longer than others to release but generally speaking, the team at Hello Games has been increasing the frequency of these updates over the past 7 years.
Before we answer the topic at hand, here is a table of the previous release dates for No Man's Sky past major updates:
|NO MAN'S SKY UPDATE||RELEASE DATE||DAYS FROM PAST UPDATE|
|Foundation Update||26 November 2016||NA|
|Pathfinder Update||8 March 2017||103 Days|
|Atlas Rises Update||11 August 2017||157 Days|
|Next Update||24 July 2018||348 Days|
|The Abyss Update||29 October 2018||98 Days|
|Visions Update||22 November 2018||25 Days|
|Beyond Update||14 August 2019||266 Days|
|Synthesis Update||28 November 2019||107 Days|
|Living Ship Update||18 February 2020||83 Days|
|Exo Mech Update||7 April 2020||50 Days|
|Crossplay Update||11 June 2020||66 Days|
|Desolation Update||16 July 2020||36 Days|
|Origins Update||23 September 2020||69 Days|
|Next Generation Update||10 November 2020||48 Days|
|Companions Update||17 February 2021||99 Days|
|Expeditions Update||31 March 2021||42 Days|
|Prisms Update||2 June 2021||63 Days|
|Frontiers Update||1 September 2021||91 Days|
|Sentinel Update||16 February 2022||137 Days|
|Outlaws Update||13 April 2022||56 Days|
|Endurance Update||20 July 2022||98 Days|
|Waypoint Update||7 October 2022||79 Days|
|Fractal Update||22 February 2023||138 Days|
|Interceptor Update||5 April 2023||42 Days|
|Singularity Update||7 June 2023||63 Days|
|Echoes Update||24 August 2023||78 Days|
When Will The Next Major Update For No Man's Sky Release?
As you can see, there have been nearly 30 major content updates for No Man's Sky. A lot of the major content updates tend to be spaced out every couple of months, but some of the more mechanical updates, like the Mac Update, can drop at any time. Currently, the duration of time between updates is somewhere between 40-80 days. With usually a longer wait over the winter period.
Given the Echoes Update released on 24 August we would imagine the next major content update for No Man's Sky could release somewhere between the Middle of October to November 2023.
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