Last month, spacecraft lifted into the sky launched their new expedition regime. However, the expeditions are adventures with a limited period of time, so the first ended, and the second, called Beachhead, starts today. However, I definitely did not land on the beach. This second expedition stopped me and everyone else, a long and frozen walk from our ships. This should be interesting.
If you missed their presentation, No Man’s Sky expeditions are a bit like what we’re all used to calling “seasons” content in other games. You see, they are limited in time and have profits that you can earn by meeting goals. I still want to liken them to the Path Of Exile Challenge Leagues because they force you to start a new character with certain limitations.
I joined the first Expedition of No Man̵
I loaded the second expedition out of curiosity and let me tell you that this is not a walk in the park. The “Beachhead” expedition loaded everyone on the frozen, barren Tibertant Alpha. I happened to be a 12-minute walk from my ship carrying a damaged scanner, and I suspect others will find themselves in a similar situation. Getting to my ship itself will be a bigger challenge than in the first season.
The objectives for each of the five phases of the expedition seemed to have a more specific theme for them as well, while the introductory expedition felt a bit like a lesson. The first phase of the voyage asks you, among other things, to reach your ship and leave the planet. After that, however, you are encouraged to do a little research. The third phase includes goals for visiting planets with different climates, while the fourth phase involves learning words in the language of other species. By phase five, the targets themselves are actually encrypted and illegible.
Beachhead, as its name suggests, definitely seems more of a challenge than the original expedition. Not only that, but you only have two weeks to play it, according to the choice of game mode when starting a new save. I think a nice challenge in time sounds great.
Hello Games has published its Beachhead patch notes with a few additional bug fixes and updates.