No Man’s Sky’s next update adds giant mechs with jetpacks

Say hello to the Minotaur Exocraft - it arrives in No Man's Sky today

Following the No Man’s Sky Living Ship update earlier this year, Hello Games is dropping another batch of free content into the action-adventure game’s universe. This time, enormous, pilotable mechs are on the way, with the No Man’s Sky Exo Mech Update.

As revealed in a trailer, which you can check out for yourself below, the update brings an exciting and novel new way to tread the game’s planets: the Minotaur Exocraft. It’s a mix between an exocraft and a wearable suit, with a pretty powerful jetpack attached, so you can propel yourself around the different worlds’ vast and varied terrain more easily. And land in style with a satisfying thump, too, of course.

Aside from movement, however, the studio also reveals the Mintoaur Exocraft can provide a useful shield against some of the menaces alien planets’ hostile environments can throw at you. For example, the mech can protect your character against extreme temperatures and radioactivity. Sweet. Take a look at the new addition in action in the brand-new clip below.

Along with this content, there are some other goodies and quality-of-life improvements thrown in to the new update, too. Check out the latest No Man’s Sky patch notes here.

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The Exo Mech Update arrives today, April 7, so keep an eye out for your all-new mech friends in-game.