Christmas Expeditions 2022 - No Man's Sky (2023)

November 23, 2022.

Hey guys,

To wrap up 2021, we're repeating this year's expeditions over the Christmas period in a shortened format to give people another chance to experience these events and reap the rewards when a little more time is available. This proved to be very popular and we are happy to announce that we are doing it again.

Here are the dates:

  • Christmas Expeditions 2022 - No Man's Sky (1)

    Expedition 5 (Exobiology): November 24th – December 8th

  • Christmas Expeditions 2022 - No Man's Sky (2)

    Expedition 6 (Blighted): 8. Dec. – 22. Dec

  • Christmas Expeditions 2022 - No Man's Sky (3)

    Expedition 7 (Leviathan): 22. Dec. – January 5th

    (Video) Survive & Complete In A Few Hours! - No Man's Sky Leviathan Redux Full Step By Step Guide

  • Christmas Expeditions 2022 - No Man's Sky (4)

    Expedition 8 (Polar Star): January 5th to January 18th

Rewards for these expeditions include theExotic Wingpackadaptation thatHeliosEquadruple mate, and the legendaryLeviathan-Fregatte- and much more!

Christmas Expeditions 2022 - No Man's Sky (5)

2022 marks our sixth year in the life of No Man's Sky and has been one of the busiest yet.

In February, we released our first portable version of No Man's Sky Day and Date with Steam Deck. It's been amazing for us to see it consistently in the top 10 most played games since then.

From there, there was no stopping our small team. Four major updates have been removed (there are 21 in total since launch!)


no man's skyGUARDIANlets you fight alongside your personal robotic companions and fight a host of new enemies! introduction of a complete overhaul of weapons systems; new traditions and stories; new Sentinel enemies and combat behavior; the ability to reprogram and control your own friendly AI drone; and much more!


AsNO LAWThe upgrade gives you the opportunity to be an interstellar rebel! introduction of illegal systems; the ability to recruit your own squadron of pilots; improved space combat; an impressive solar sail spaceship and much more!


(Video) Worst Player In No Man's Sky 2022 Edition

No Man's Sky's 20th free update,RESISTANCE, reinvents the experience of being a freighter captain with a complete spacebase overhaul that lets you build visually stunning structures on your own capital ship.


STOP, No Man's Sky Update 4.0, is an overhaul of core gameplay elements, including game modes, inventory size and usability, milestones, quest cataloging, and more!


Continuing with the ever-popular Community Quests (and the rewards and Twitch Drops that come with them), we've completed 4 Expeditions, including the Giant onesLeviathan.


We've also welcomed a ton of new travelers to the game as we've performed a small miracle with the launch ofnintendo switchVersion on what people call one of the best ports for the platform:


On top of all that, we also found time to announce that No Man's Sky is in development.MacOSEPlayStation VR2, the latter coming as a free update on February 2023 day and date with PSVR2 hardware.

community research

(Video) Building a Christmas Cabin! - No Man's Sky Waypoint - E138

Polo's synthetic companion after they complete growing the plantable clumpsforked leg,Exit, Ehorn grass, now focuses on developing a new skin for travelers: theTitan Worm's Cloak.

Christmas Expeditions 2022 - No Man's Sky (6)

"The Wormlord towers over the dusty earth; his flesh becomes the sky."

Quicksilver Companion requests assistance in compiling data from Nexus missions to contribute to your research. Progress towards unlocking these unique decorations can be viewed in the quest log, the Quicksilver bot kiosk, or theGalactic Atlas website.

community spotlight

There's so much creativity in the community that it's always hard to choose what to highlight - but sharing some of our latest favorites...

  • Christmas Expeditions 2022 - No Man's Sky (7)

  • Christmas Expeditions 2022 - No Man's Sky (8)

  • Christmas Expeditions 2022 - No Man's Sky (9)

These super cute versions of Ares, Helios and Eos are by u/H3M4D.

Christmas Expeditions 2022 - No Man's Sky (10)

u/ParanormalRedBeard painted this freighter using traditional acrylics - we love the nebula colors!

Christmas Expeditions 2022 - No Man's Sky (11)

u/u_maxerainna drew this beautiful scene of two travelers sitting next to each other.

Christmas Expeditions 2022 - No Man's Sky (12)

(Video) Twas The Night Before Christmas In No Man's Sky

This dramatic and imaginative scene is by u/vestele8 - created for a fellow explorer!

Christmas Expeditions 2022 - No Man's Sky (13)

We were finally blown away by this super cool Korvax Halloween costume shared by u/killerkyguy and modeled by his 7 year old son!

  • Christmas Expeditions 2022 - No Man's Sky (14)

  • Christmas Expeditions 2022 - No Man's Sky (15)

  • Christmas Expeditions 2022 - No Man's Sky (16)

  • Christmas Expeditions 2022 - No Man's Sky (17)

Your screenshots motivate us! Thanks for sharing these beautiful photos @pacafly, @Westlyn, @ZetaReticulanWeirdo and @StarDrifter420.

development update

Planning for 2023 is in full swing and we're excited to share what we're working on in the new year!

Today we are releasing Update 4.07, which includes Redux editions for Expeditions, as well as several stability and gameplay fixes.

Our journey continues.


4.07 Patch Notes

  • The Exobiology, Blighted, Leviathan and Polestar expeditions have been recreated as Redux Editions.
  • Redux Expeditions are shorter versions of the main version of the Main Expedition with the same rewards, intended to give players a chance to get rewards they missed out on in Year Expeditions.
  • Redux Expeditions is running over the holidays and available on all platforms, including Nintendo Switch.
  • In addition to its previous rewards, Redux Expeditions will grant Quicksilver bonuses to all platforms.
  • Community Expeditions now have a set of minimum difficulty settings, similar to Permadeath mode.
  • Added an “Other” filter to the Quicksilver Synthesis Companion store interface.
  • Additional filtering and sorting options have been added to the Expedition Rewards list in Quicksilver Synthesis Companion.
  • Fixed an issue that caused the top half of the Quest Details UI to occasionally pop out of the box. The entire quest description panel now adjusts its height and scrolls accordingly.
  • Fixed an issue that caused the Life Support Guide entry to be unlocked even if the Life Support difficulty setting was turned off.
  • Fixed an issue that caused the glow to disappear when targeting a bullet with the Impulse Engine.
  • Fixed an issue that caused the glow around pinned or tagged markers to occasionally be the wrong shape for that specific marker.
  • Fixed an issue that caused Fleet Debrief markers to be visible when visiting another player's Freighter.
  • Fixed an issue that caused animation to glitch for certain cockpit components in thrust engine flight.
  • Fixed an issue causing Supercharged slots to not appear on newly acquired ships until the game is reloaded.
  • Fixed an issue that could cause the ship's landing gear to appear raised while the ship was landing.
  • Fixed an issue that could result in your previously owned ship immediately disappearing when trading it for another ship at a Trading Outpost.
  • Fixed an issue that could cause your previously owned ship to become unbroken when swapped with a crashed ship.
  • Fixed an issue that allowed your previously owned ship to be retrieved for free after trading it with an NPC for your ship.
  • Fixed an issue that resulted in the correct trade-in price being missing when changing a multi-tool.
  • Fixed an issue that could occasionally result in incorrect text in the subtitle of the trade button when purchasing ships.
  • Fixed a rare issue that could cause an extra quest marker to get stuck on the screen during the tutorial.
  • Fixed an issue that caused the scroll bar to always appear on guide pages, even when scrolling was not required.
  • Fixed an issue that resulted in companion summon icons to always appear greyed out.
  • Fixed an issue that could cause additional or incorrect expedition encounter markers to occasionally appear on the galaxy map.
  • Fixed a collision issue that could cause players to fall off the spatial anomaly when jetpacking in a specific location.
  • Fixed an issue that made it very difficult to use analysis scopes while mounted on a creature, as the scopes always recognized the creature being mounted and not the current target.
  • Fixed an issue that could cause Multi-Tools to be fully repairable immediately after a cooldown.
  • Fixed an issue that could cause unrecoverable damage to get stuck on multi-tools.
  • Fixed several issues that could cause the exosuit upgrade table reminder to appear on the screen after all inventory slots are unlocked or after the table has already been used or discarded.
  • Fixed an issue where inventory filters could be clicked on the currently active popup.
  • Fixed an issue that resulted in a lack of ship maneuverability stats when comparing an available Starship to your current ship.
  • Fixed an issue that caused the inventory to always open in the multitool by default when starting a new session, even if there was no corrupted technology in the current multitool inventory.
  • Broken tech is now highlighted in red to improve visibility in an inventory.
  • Fixed an issue that caused the quest board to occasionally give the wrong reward instead of what the UI promised.
  • Fixed an issue that caused some information to be truncated in certain extended quest notifications.
  • Fixed an issue that caused the Neutron Gun to not register damage potential in the Multi-Tool UI.
  • Fixed an issue that caused some ships to shake at low speeds when using "locked" mouse controls to steer the ship.
  • Fixed an issue that caused certain underwater biomes to have insufficient salt availability.
  • Fixed an issue that caused too few Ferrite Dust Cobblestones to be placed in swampy worlds.
  • Fixed a visual bug in third-person character animation when running downhill.
  • Fixed an issue that could result in teleport destinations not being automatically added when visiting a base.
  • Fixed an issue where an invalid freighter teleport destination could be added to the list.
  • Fixed an issue that could result in the ship auto-lifting off after reloading a save on a landed ship.
  • Fixed an issue that resulted in a UI mismatch for nanite costs when purchasing blueprints from a planet-based tech vendor.
  • Multi-tools collected by Sentinel Hives are now free, but have corrupted slots that need to be repaired.
  • Fixed an issue that prevented black film bars from bouncing under certain circumstances.
  • Fixed a visual UI bug when skipping black bars.
  • Fixed an issue that could prevent the "No" option on the new game alert from working when starting a Community Expedition as the only save.
  • Fixed an issue that prevented autosaves at 1 health even if the player was not in immediate mortal danger.
  • Fixed an issue that caused some cost details to be missing from NPC dialogue options on Nintendo Switch.
  • Improved the error message when multiplayer cannot be played due to websocket connection issues.
  • Fixed an issue that resulted in players being able to join invite-only groups under certain circumstances.
  • Fixed an issue that could cause discovery servers to disconnect when viewing bases in a teleport terminal.
  • Fixed a rare crash when teleporting to a new galaxy.
  • Fixed a rare but persistent crash that could occur when loading a saved game.
  • Fixed an issue that caused some types of data to be encrypted for mod authors.


Can you replay No Man's Sky Expeditions? ›

You can't replay the old expeditions unless the devs have another event where they make them replayable. You can, however, get the rewards without playing the expeditions using a save editor, but you need to wait for it to be updated.

Are No Man's Sky Expeditions time limited? ›

One of the largest updates to the game so far was the addition of No Man's Sky's Expeditions mode in 2021. Expeditions are limited-time challenges where players can unlock special equipment, ships, and customization options by completing a series of tasks.

How long does it take to complete Polestar expedition? ›

This page documents the 8th community expedition of No Man's Sky, called Polestar. It began on 27 July 2022, and is planned to end approximately 6 weeks later.

Can you complete previous expeditions? ›

You can't replay the old expeditions unless the devs have another event where they make them replayable. You can, however, get the rewards without playing the expeditions using a save editor, but you need to wait for it to be updated.

Is no man's sky map endless? ›

In fact, it's almost unfathomably large. Your character wakes up on one planet, but No Man's Sky has 255 entire galaxies' worth of planets to explore, totaling up to more than 18 quintillion worlds. It would take you nearly 585 billion years to see them all.

How long does it take to 100% No Mans sky? ›

A science-fiction game set in an infinite procedurally generated galaxy. When focusing on the main objectives, No Man's Sky is about 30½ Hours in length. If you're a gamer that strives to see all aspects of the game, you are likely to spend around 140 Hours to obtain 100% completion.

What is the maximum amount of ships you can have in no man's sky? ›

Expanded starship fleets

Players can now own up to nine starships, giving ship hunters the opportunity to collect a more diverse fleet of ship classes, colours and designs. Additionally, players may now switch their primary starship while within their freighter hangar.

How long would it take to fully explore no mans sky? ›

There are 18,446,744,073,709,551,616 planets in No Man's Sky. If you were Superman or the Flash and could make one planet every second it would still take you five billion years to finish.

Does expedition reward all saves NMS? ›

As with previous expeditions, when Polestar concludes, this save conversion will happen automatically. Polestar's limited edition rewards can be redeemed across all save games from the Space Anomaly's Quicksilver Synthesis Companion.

Does Expedition rewards carry over? ›

Yes any items you gain will Carry Over. Also, Awards are available to your other Saves.

How long does Leviathan expedition take? ›

Shattered memories all point towards an encounter with an ancient space creature, The Leviathan – but will Travellers succeed in reshaping history, or are they doomed to repeat the mistakes of the past? The Leviathan expedition begins today, and will run for approximately six weeks.

How many HP does Polestar add? ›

How much horsepower does Polestar add? The Volvo Polestar Engineered trim level typically adds over 10 horsepower to the T8 eAWD powertrain.

Does Polestar increase range? ›

The Standard range Single motor version is now capable of up to 518 km WLTP, an increase of 40 km, and the Long range Single motor variant can now achieve up to 635 km WLTP, an increase of 84 km.

How many living frigates can you have? ›

A player can own up to 30 frigates - this includes traditional frigates, and expedition reward frigates such as the Normandy and the Leviathan, once they command a freighter. Frigates can then be sent on expeditions to other star systems.

Do expeditions expire? ›

There is no limit to the number of uncollected expeditions the player can have, but most expeditions expire after 3 days if not collected.

Can you go back and do old expeditions in no man's sky? ›

There's no way to replay old NMS Expeditions. Except when the developer brings them back for an even more limited time. No Man's Sky Expeditions are, to many players, the true heart of the game these days.

Do expeditions raise hunter rank? ›

Your hunter rank will first increase as you complete "assigned" quests and expeditions. Then once your hunter rank has reached a certain level, it can be further increased by successfully completing quests and accumulating hunter rank points.

What number is 18 quintillion? ›

A Quintillion is a large number in which number 10 is raised to the power of 18. The cardinal number of a quintillion is equal to 1018. A quintillion is represented as 1,000,000,000,000,000,000.
1.Definition of Quintillion
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Is No Man's Sky bigger than the Milky Way? ›

But it's far, far more than the 1011 planets in our own modestly-sized Milky Way galaxy, making the No Man's Sky galaxy bigger than even the biggest elliptical galaxy we've ever discovered, IC 1101.

Is no man's sky the longest game ever? ›


While that number may seem impossible to even comprehend, it's actually a quintillion (18 zeros), and means that, at least unofficially, No Man's Sky must be the biggest game ever made – and we're sure the Guinness World Record will follow in time. It dwarves even the biggest competition.

Does no man's sky ever end? ›

There is alternate ending in No Man's Sky - You just got to follow the Atlass Path while collecting Altass Stones. This way uncovers story of Atlas and is alternate way of completion - "My journey is complete. A great sense of fulfilment washes over me..."

Is no mans sky grindy? ›

The first few hours of No Man's Sky can be quite the grind. The title is an incredible experience as one of VR's best games with vast worlds, planet-to-space flying, multiplayer and robust building tools.

How much of no man's sky has been discovered? ›

No Man's Sky players have already discovered 10 million species (and counting) No Man's Sky is procedurally generated, but all players (ostensibly) share the same universe. That means that as players set out to explore, the planets and species they discover become part of a growing, shared database of discoveries.

Can you own 2 freighters no man's sky? ›

You can only own one freighter.

What is the fastest ship in no man's sky? ›

Ship speed can be Upgraded with the red colored speed upgrade (marked with number 7). The fastest ship in the game is the Shadow X-1 while the slowest is the Aries.

Can you own a freighter in no man's sky? ›

Buying a NMS freighter is very simple, but it can be very expensive. If a player is in the market to buy a freighter, it's easy: simply fly up to one floating in space and board it, then speak to the captain. The captain will show the price and allow the player to compare to their current freighter if they have one.

Is Earth in no man's sky? ›

Earth is a planet.
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What is the edge of the universe no man's sky? ›

The Outer Edge is a star system on the beta quadrant meridian in the No Man's Sky universe. It lies directly at The Fade and is part of the beta minoris pocket. No history for this system is known and today it is entirely uncharted.

How big is the Euclid galaxy? ›

Size and appearance

Based on studies done by the Forgotten Colonies, the Euclid galaxy follows a symmetrical build. Its length and width both end at 819,000ly from the centre with the last systems in a radius of roughly 500ly being "unreachable" before they fade out.

What gives you the most money in no man's sky? ›

Find Trade Terminals in Space Stations, Outposts and Shops. Mine Precious Metals from asteroids in space, or use the Analysis Visor to locate valuable resource deposit on planets. The Mission Board on Space Stations is a good source of income. Visit the Mission Board to find available jobs.

What is the point of NMS expeditions? ›

Rather than start with every blueprint unknown, Expeditions in No Man's Sky are events that span several weeks and allow for players to start the game over with a global community that aims to accomplish different tasks in phases that offer unique rewards.

What happens when expedition ends no man's sky? ›

At the end of the Expedition, rewards will no longer be earned and the save will convert to a Normal mode save. Any rewards earned in this mode can be redeemed for free on other saves in any game mode though, so that sick golden spaceship can carry over to your main game.

Can you play NMS Expeditions solo? ›

Take Part In No Man's Sky Co-Op Expeditions

These adventures can be played solo or with your friends as you explore the galaxy.

Is backcountry expedition perks free? ›

Elevate your outdoor experience with Expedition Perks, where you earn points on purchases, get a bonus on your birthday, and more–it's free to join!

Are expedition Rewards account wide? ›

Account-wide data such as cross-save Expedition rewards are now cloud synced, allowing access to these items across multiple systems when transferring save data via Steam Cloud or PlayStation Plus.

How many mph is Leviathan? ›

Named after the mystical sea creature, Leviathan takes riders on a heart-pounding adventure. Riders ascend 306 feet before plunging down an 80-degree drop at an incredible speed of 148 kilometers per hour (about 92 mph).

How long is Monster's expedition? ›

Main Story1210h 9m
Main + Extras1614h 51m
Completionist339h 4m
All PlayStyles3115h 22m

How long does it take to complete Expedition 5? ›

Discover new species inhabiting anomalous worlds and ocean depths, befriend and nurture new companions, rendezvous with other players, and much more. The Exobiology expedition begins today, and will run for approximately five weeks.

What is faster Tesla or Polestar? ›

The Tesla has a better range, it's faster off the mark, it's a better drive and it sits in the same price bracket as the Polestar 2. There will be more variety added to the Polestar 2 range as time goes by, but for now, the Tesla Model 3 still reigns supreme.

Is Polestar 2 big enough? ›

This is a family car first and foremost, which means it's roomy and user-friendly. You can tell some serious thought has been put into the Polestar's interior. It's not quite as spacious in the rear as a Tesla Model 3, but there's enough head and legroom for most occupants to tackle a long journey without complaint.

Does Polestar mode use more gas? ›

A Volvo with the Polestar Performance package has the same certified fuel consumption as the standard version. This is made possible by our efficient engine tuning, which only increases the power output when it is needed, i.e. for passing, long uphill gradients or driving with heavy trailers.

Can you charge Polestar 100%? ›

The charging time for your Polestar 2 will depend on the charger you're using. For example, if your battery is almost empty when you plug in your car, it will take around eight hours for the battery to fully charge to 100% with an 11kW AC charger.

Can you haggle Polestar? ›

No commission, no negotiation, no pressure

Specialists, rather than salespeople, staff Polestar spaces. Meaning that there's space to explore at your own pace, and expert assistance if required.

Is buying a Polestar worth it? ›

The 2023 Polestar 2 is a good option if you're shopping for a luxury electric car. This sleek hatchback has a lively electric powertrain that enables brisk acceleration and a respectable driving range of around 270 miles on a full charge.

Is a frigate more powerful than a destroyer? ›

In general, a Destroyer is heavier, carries more firepower, and is slightly faster than a Frigate. Frigates also tend to have more of a focus on anti-submarine missions. However, both classes are frequently multi-mission capable.

Are frigates better than destroyers? ›

Frigates are generally slower than destroyers although in modern times there is not a significant difference. One of the faster frigate ships is the Indian Navy's Shivalik class that is touted to travel up to 32kn (59km/h) at max speed, while others range between 26-30kn (48-55km/h).

Can you redo expeditions? ›

How do I do expeditions again? Open the map > Filter for Showcases & Expeditions > Go to the location to start the event.

Do Expedition Rewards carry over in no man's sky? ›

Yes any items you gain will Carry Over. Also, Awards are available to your other Saves.

What is the point of no man's Sky Expeditions? ›

Expeditions, if you're unfamiliar, are something like No Man's Sky's stab at live-service-style seasonal content, serving up limited-time, curated experiences that condense and reshuffle the exploratory space sim's various systems into a series of progression-based milestone challenges.

Can you fire SOS in Expedition? ›

Whenever you need a hand during a quest or expedition, don't be afraid to fire an SOS flare! Start Menu > Quest > Fire SOS Flare. Once you fire an SOS flare, other players may come to your aid regardless of whether they are in your own Online Session.

Do expeditions scale with players? ›

Can you clear them with 3 players? Thanks. You definitely can. They don't seem to scale, it just takes a little longer if you're not putting out as much damage.

Can you steal ships in no man's sky? ›

And yes, you can steal ships that you board.

Is there an ending to No Mans sky? ›

Not really. There is a story line to follow, but it is mostly about learning the lore and history of the universe.

Can you still steal ships in no man's sky? ›

You can also steal them! If you really like free things. Well, no, not from other players or ships currently in use. Ships that are sitting at stations/trading posts can be stolen with some hacking I believe.

Can you claim Expedition Rewards on a different save? ›

Rewards earned from Expeditions can be redeemed for free on other saves in any game mode by visiting the Quicksilver Synthesis Companion on the Space Anomaly. Transfer your hard-earned Golden Vector to your primary save!

Do you get Expedition rewards on all saves? ›

As with previous expeditions, when Polestar concludes, this save conversion will happen automatically. Polestar's limited edition rewards can be redeemed across all save games from the Space Anomaly's Quicksilver Synthesis Companion.

Why is no mans sky map so big? ›

No Man's Sky, for the literal worlds of possibility it looks to deliver, takes up a measly 10GB. This is because the planets aren't actually stored on your hard drive. The algorithm simply tells the game what to display, rather than saving specific details.

How do you get Leviathan frigate? ›

It is classified in game as an Organic-Type Frigate. Similar to SSV Normandy SR1, it cannot be landed upon. After Leviathan is received in the Expedition save, it can be acquired from Quicksilver Synthesis Companion in any other save.

Can you solo expeditions in no man's sky? ›

Take Part In No Man's Sky Co-Op Expeditions

These adventures can be played solo or with your friends as you explore the galaxy.


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