'No Man's Sky' Update 1.51 Fixes NEXT Save Bug on PS4 - Patch Notes

No Man's Sky NEXT launched earlier this week, and now Hello Games deployed update 1.51 to fix a few critical bugs. Most importantly, an issue preventing returning players from using old saves has been resolved. The full patch notes are below.

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If your old ‘No Man’s Sky’ save is still functional, update 1.51 should help you load it. Hello Games
  • Fixed an issue where players who saved after partially repairing some items of technology would be unable to load that savegame. Please note that if the game has not been resaved, then progress has not been lost and will be recovered.
  • Fixed a crash caused by memory corruption
  • Fixed a crash in the animation system
  • Fixed a crash when saving on a freighter
  • Fixed a crash when fleet expeditions end without their capital ship present
  • Fixed a number of memory leaks
  • Fixed an issue where warping in multiplayer could cause players to spawn on a planet rather than in space
  • Fixed an issue where freighter bases would be in the wrong position
  • Fixed an issue where the build menu could crash if there was nothing available to build
  • Fixed an issue where players would be unable to warp during the antimatter stage of the tutorial
  • Fixed an issue where the mission destination would be incorrectly reported as in another system at the Hermetic Seal phase of the tutorial
  • Fixed an issue where upgrade modules installed in the main Exosuit inventory would not be saved correctly
  • Fixed an issue where portable refiners placed near each other would share inventories
  • Fixed an issue where the cockpit of some ships would continually open and close
  • Fixed an issue where new controls were missing from the controls page
  • Fixed a crash in creature routines
  • Fixed a crash when multiple players put ammunition into a refiner
  • Fix for occasional crash when receiving mission rewards
  • Fix for crash when adjusting anisotropic filtering settings in the graphics options menu
  • Fix for potential crash in geometry streaming
  • Improvements to texture caching for AMD GPUs
  • Fixed an issue where some players still had physical nanites in their inventory that could not be spent at vendors
  • Granted players nanites when they dismantle their Obsolete Technology – spend nanites on new upgrades in Space Stations
  • Added a tutorial mission to guide players through the restoration of their old base
  • Fixed an issue where players were unable to build Frigate Terminals in Creative Mode
  • Fixed an issue where S-Class ships changed appearance
  • Fixed an issue where players were unable to build the Base Cache on their freighter to retrieve compensation for the loss of their freighter base
  • Fixed an issue where some Exosuit technology was not converted to Obsolete Technology. Please note this does not apply retroactively to save games that have already been upgraded.
  • Improved the mapping of old substances to new substances during the save upgrade. Please note this does not apply retroactively to save games that have already been upgraded.

As of now, No Man's Sky update 1.51 content is only available for PS4 and PC, but an Xbox One version of the patch should be arriving shortly. In fact, there are more fixes in the pipeline beyond version 1.51. Early Friday morning, Hello Games published No Man's Sky update 1.52 on Steam, with additional tweaks for base building, saves and technology repairs. Those adjustments will arrive on console in the coming days.

Nothing here will drastically alter your No Man's Sky NEXT experience, but the whole package should feel more polished overall. While Hello Games is traditionally slow to release major feature updates, bug fixes generally come a lot more quickly. We'll likely see more of these revisions as players dive deeper into No Man's Sky's infinite universe.

No Man's Sky is available now on PS4, Xbox One and PC. If you need help getting started with NEXT, be sure to read our resource guide.

What are your thoughts on No Man's Sky NEXT? Have you already downloaded the 1.51 update? Tell us in the comments section!