September 2019

No Man's Sky's latest update improves PSVR blurriness, launches new community event

It's been a little over a month since the release of No Man's Sky's superb Beyond update, and developer Hello Games is now poised to expand the exploratory space sim's feature list further, with the launch of the game's latest community event. That's accompanied by a range of extremely welcome fixes and enhancements, including a reduction in PSVR blurriness.

No Man's Sky's new community event continues to the formula established by the game's first run of live events following last year's Next update. This time, by completing missions at the Space Anomaly's Nexus, players will contribute to a "cross-reality target".

As this universal progression reaches certain milestones, special items will be unlocked and made available through Specialist Polo's robotic companion in the Space Anomaly. There are five customisation items to acquire in total - boots, exogloves, a chestpiece, leggings, and shoulderpads - which together form a wearable Vy'keen armoured suit.

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It looks like Fortnite is getting a Batman crossover, according to dataminers

If the unbridled tinkerings of Fortnite's datamining community are to be believed, the game's next faintly preposterous cross-over event, following on from the likes of John Wick and that guy what is also a marshmallow, will see everybody's favourite gloomy superhero Batman joining the battle royale parade.

The news comes courtesy of numerous dataminers, who, following a good old dabble in the game's innards, have uncovered a whole host of Batman-related assets squirrelled away in the latest build - including a new loading screen featuring moonlit gothic rooftops, plus pointers toward a Batman banner, spray, and wing-like Bat Glider.

At least some of these look to be rewards for a new Batman-themed limited-time mode and event, with associated challenges including the likes of "Light up different Bat Signals outside of Gotham City" and "Deal damage to opponents with an Explosive Batarang". And now that I've seen it written down, I realise I've been incorrectly pronouncing it "Batameringue" all this time.

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