No Man’s Sky’s Second Expedition Takes Off Today

No Man’s Sky’s second multiplayer expedition kicks off today, inviting you to head into the cosmos, working alongside other human players. What could possibly go wrong?

Hopefully, nothing, because this space sim’s expeditions aren’t about shooting each other in the face, they’re about making new discovers. The first expedition has been available for some time, but this second one takes you to a new planet, using a brand new save.

As you might expect, all the players start on the same planet though, depending upon who you’re playing with, that could result in a glorious co-operative expedition or absolute mayhem. The new expedition is dubbed “Beachhead” and, according to the Expeditions page:

“Priest Entity Nada has detected something thought impossible: a fluctuation in history already written. A new pattern is emerging in the stories of the ancient Gek, Korvax, and Vy’keen.”

In other words, a McGuffin needs finding and it’s going to take a joint effort to get it done. It’s a far cry from the bad old days of No Man’s Sky when, despite players supposedly being able to see each other, it was quickly discovered you were utterly alone in the universe. Now, three years later, No Man’s Sky has been patched and updated to the point where it lives up to creator Sean Murray’s original (lofty) promises.

So if you feel like taking to the stars with a group of like-minded individuals, now’s the time to dive in. No Man’s Sky is available on Playstation 4, Playstation 5, Xbox One, PC and Xbox Series S/X.