No Man’s Sky fans have discovered Mass Effect’s iconic SSV Normandy SR1 starship in the survival game’s latest Expedition. For those of you who haven’t been following Hello Games’ intergalactic outing, Expeditions are effectively time-limited crusades that see community members starting on the same planet and working together towards individual and cumulative goals.
In this case, travellers had to follow breadcrumbs in order to discover the purpose of the ‘Historiographical Dosimeter’ and how to use it, which required the translation of hidden messages using a secret alphabet – all super cool stuff. To cut a long story short, the Expedition culminated with the summoning of the SSV Normandy SR1 – an Easter egg created with BioWare’s blessing to coincide with the Mass Effect Legendary Edition.
Those who complete the Expedition will be able to add the SSV Normandy SR1 to their Frigate fleet, where it serves as both a docking point for your ships and also a base. Unfortunately, you only have until 31st May to complete the Expedition now, which isn’t an enormous amount of time if you were hoping to unlock it.
Elsewhere on the game’s official website, Hello Games boss Sean Murray teases that there are a lot more No Man’s Sky surprises to come as the title enjoys its fifth anniversary. “We have some other surprises up our sleeves,” he says, “with more information coming very soon.” We can’t wait to see what’s next.
So cool. Any chance of a guide how to do this and how long it takes?
I put many hours into the game but after a couple of years away from NMS, whenever I try get back into it, I just find it so complicated and overwhelming.
@Dange Takes around 3-4 hours and the game guides you through the steps.
This is really awesome. Unfortunately, like the first poster, the game has become overwhelming when trying to get back in. I spent several hours just trying to figure out how to get perpetual power to my base. I spent hundreds of hours on the game before some of the bigger updates - it was a time sink before but even more so now.
@WallyWest Are there any prerequisites though? Like someone starting out brand new would need to fix their ship, upgrade hyperspace, etc etc etc. I think 3 to 4 hour quote is probably for a current player with a lot of the capabilities unlocked that takes many many hours to build up to. Could be wrong though.
@ILikeStake Yeah, No Man's Sky is amazing now, but you definitely can't play it without Google by your side.
@ILikeStake Starting an Expedition is like starting a new game, but you'll need an understanding of what you're doing otherwise it'll take you a lot more than 3-4 hours I suspect.
That's really cool. Devs must've been giddy getting the approval from Bioware to add the ship in.
@ILikeStake Expedition is a whole new mode and separate from the main save (though rewards transfer over). You start from scratch kinda off but you do have pre set loadouts designed for the Expedition, the whole thing is heavily guided so its very easy to follow. It took me around 3 hours, a new player maybe 4 hours.
The commanding officer is ashore. XO Pressly has the deck.
O.O" never played ME but I always liked that ship
Eh,what language are you speaking?
If you are talking about no man's sky it's fantastic now nothing like when it first game out, thIe devs should be giving credit for how they have improved it, so much too do and see and always stuff being added.
If you never played it how too you know it's poo? As already said it's a vastly improved since launch anyone whom haunts been living under a rock for the last two years knows this.
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