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No Man’s Sky season one drops out of hyperspace today, with first batch of weekly content

New cosmetic items are your reward for exploring this free content update

No Man’s Sky - A starship enters a space station. Hello Games via Polygon
Charlie Hall is Polygon’s tabletop editor. In 10-plus years as a journalist & photographer, he has covered simulation, strategy, and spacefaring games, as well as public policy.

Today the team behind No Man’s Sky launched its first batch of promised weekly content and community activities. Fans of the spacefaring game will now be able to participate in a new quest, and earn in-game cosmetic items for their effort.

Seasonal content was just one of the promised features enabled by Hello Games’ recent, game-changing update, Next. According to today’s announcement on the game’s official website, the first bit of No Man’s Sky season one will focus on Specialist Polo and Priest Entity Nada. It is only available to players who have unlocked one of the game’s three main quest lines, specifically the Space Anomaly mission in that series.

As expected, players will need to make their way to a specific section of No Man’s Sky’s massive galaxy. Once there, they’ll need to find certain underground objects. Only by returning them to Polo and Nada can the players earn rewards. For their efforts, players will be given Quicksilver, a new form of in-game currency that can be used to purchase cosmetic items.

No Man’s Sky - A sample of cosmetic items includes emotes and character customization options.
Examples of the cosmetic items available for Quicksilver.
Hello Games

The first batch of items will include:

  • Six new base building parts;
  • Three decals;
  • A new emote;
  • And additional options for character customization.

Hello Games also said that more than 50 additional items will be added in the next few weeks, including exocraft and more customizations.

Other feature additions available today include an update of the Galactic Atlas, an interactive online map of the game’s massive galaxy. It now includes links out to the websites of fan-created communities. It also received a new discovery tracking system, which the developers say will allow groups of players to work together toward exploring entire regions of space. A leaderboard will also track players who manage to discover the most new planets and other in-game items.