Hello again everyone, it’s finally here! The long awaited largest update for No Man’s Sky ever! You can read more about it in the patch notes available here. We are all excited for No Man’s Sky largest update yet, however with so many changes made to the game, nearly all mods will need to be updated to work correctly. It will take some time for those in the modding community to update the tools needed to mod the game, and then for authors to update their various mods. Please be patient during this time. I would like to thank all those involved in this process, from creating the tools, to mod authors, to those who moderate the No Man’s Sky’s various online communities. Thank you for all your hard work. I have also made a No Man’s Sky: BEYOND category for mods. Mod authors, once your mod is updated for BEYOND, please tag your mod with the No Man’s Sky:Beyond category. Mods that have been updated will be available here.
As No Man’s Sky has gained an increased multiplayer aspect with this update, it becomes necessary to discuss modding and multiplayer. We are still unsure of how the updated NMS multiplayer will work with modding. I would hope that all players will consider others when using mods with game changing effects. Mods that are uploaded with the express intent to grief other players will result in a ban and deletion from the site. Typically Hello Games have been supportive of the modding community and allowed us to self-police hows mods affect multiplayer. All of us should endeavor to keep that trust intact.
Thanks for reading, Now get out there and have fun in No Man’s Sky:Beyond!
Just want to make an announcement in regards to Disqus comments. In an effort to combat toxic comments and harassment here on the site, moderators of the site can now moderate Disqus comments as well. Please report toxic comments, harassment, spam comments or links via the Disqus plugin on the bottom of the mod page. Next to each comment, as you hover over it with your mouse, there will be a minus sign and a down arrow on the right side. Click the minus sign to hide the comment, and click the down arrow to show a drop down menu which includes the report function. Please use the function, I review every single reported toxic comment personally at least once every day.
Thanks in advance. As always have fun in No Man’s Sky
Attention Mod Authors and Mod Users
It has been brought to my attention that certain mods, such as editing ship stats, spawn tables, and weather; can affect other players in the same online session. We are not sure yet if these changes are temporary or permanent. It is advised to not use mods in multiplayer with others until the modding community has figured out exactly how this works, or there is a comment from Hello Games. That being said, mods used intentionally to grief other players will result in a ban. MsrSgtShooterPerson has written a great post detailing exactly what the modding community is doing, as well as the state of modding with NMS:NEXT. That can be found here.
While I am making this post I would also like to cover some modding guidelines. With the release of NMS:NEXT we have experienced a huge surge in players. This is a monumental achievement by HELLO GAMES and has many of us excited for the future of No Man’s Sky. However, with such an increase in volume of players there is also an increased need for organization within the modding community. There are three things modders can do to help with that.
- Please include a readme with your file that contains a change log and installation instructions.
- On your mod page, include a compatibility section where you detail files altered or changed. I know many of you do this and it’s really helpful to ensure that mods do not overlap and cause issues for your mod users.
- It is helpful to categorize your mods to the No Man’s Sky : NEXT category. It keeps all mods that are updated for NEXT in one category, making them easy to find as well seeing what has been updated and what hasn’t from Atlas Rises.
Thanks to our mod authors and others in the community who continually work to make NMS such a great game to mod for and play.
As always, take care and have fun in No Man’s Sky.