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Mass Effect’s Normandy is now in No Man’s Sky

No Man’s Sky players can add the Normandy to their frigate fleet

Michael McWhertor is a journalist with more than 17 years of experience covering video games, technology, movies, TV, and entertainment.

No Man’s Sky players found a surprising Easter egg at the end of a recently added Expedition in the sandbox space game: the SSV Normandy SR-1 from Mass Effect. Developer Hello Games says it collaborated with Electronic Arts and BioWare — which recently released the Mass Effect Legendary Edition remaster of the original trilogy — to bring the Normandy to No Man’s Sky.

Players can unlock (and keep) the Normandy in No Man’s Sky through May 31 by completing the game’s latest Expedition. Hello Games says Shepard’s ship will remain a permanent fixture in players’ frigate fleets, if they so choose. You can see the Normandy in action in the trailer above.

Hello Games has released a flurry of updates for No Man’s Sky in recent months, including the addition of Expeditions in March. The new game mode gives players time-limited challenges, which “offer a new way to look at the colossal universe of No Man’s Sky,” Hello Games said when Expeditions were added. A more recent update adds Nvidia DLSS support for the Windows PC version of the game.

No Man’s Sky will celebrate its fifth anniversary in August.

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