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No Man’s Sky: How to Get Experimental Branch

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No Man’s Sky: How to Get Experimental Branch

Hello Games has finally released the much awaited Beyond update for No Man’s Sky, which brings about much improved multiplayer, alien mounts, and a brand new hub within the Space Anomaly. However, the game’s also crashing a whole ton. Here’s how to get into the Experimental Branch in No Man’s Sky on PC.

What the No Man’s Sky Experimental Branch Is

As Hello Games is working on pushing out a proper update or patch to fix the stability issues in No Man’s Sky, PC users can play the game in the Experimental Branch to access some of the quick fixes that the developers have already put out.

The PC version of the game has been suffering from a lot of crashing, and there are cases where players are barely even able to launch the game. The Experimental Branch should offer a bit more stability, and serves as a temporary fix while Hello Games works on pushing out a proper update for all PC players.

How to Get into the Experimental Branch in No Man’s Sky

If you’re experiencing a lot of crashes, here are the steps you need to take to access the beta build of the game:

  • Right-click on No Man’s Sky in your Steam library and select Properties
  • Go to the Betas tab
  • Enter the code “3xperimental” and click on the Check Code button
  • Launch the game

Fixes Included in the Branch

At the time of writing, Hello Games seems to have fixed most of the crashing issues in the Experimental Branch.

You can check out the full list of fixes and tweaks down below:

  • Improved localization.
  • Fixes for more rare crashes in Nexus.
  • Fixes for performance issues within the Nexus and Trading Posts.
  • Fixes buffer in flight memory issues during loading.
  • Reduced maximum base node count to allow very large bases to load better.
  • Reduce render memory usage to improve stability in high watermark situations.
  • Fix crash for older chipsets without SSE support.
  • Fix cockpit screens and render targets from not rendering after precise Alt-Tab issue.
  • Increase safety around alt-tab and windowing.
  • Fix for crash during some factory interactions.
  • Improve stability around freighters in multiplayer.
  • Fix for instance rendering crash.
  • Added improved warnings for GPU issues.
  • Added improved warnings for Vulkan driver support.
  • Fix for incorrect fullscreen or max size on 4k/scaled displays.
  • Fix for uninitialised render buffer returned from API.
  • Fix for crash when incorrect number of freighters spawn.
  • Fix for crash when disconnecting from Multiplayer in UI.
  • Fix for crash on controller remapping screen.
  • Fix for crash in the Anomaly.
  • Fixed a rendering related crash.
  • Fixed an out of memory crash.
  • Fixed an issue that could cause a crash when manipulating inventory in close proximity to a high number of players.
  • Fixed a crash affecting VR with supersampling enabled.
  • Fixed a situation where network connectivity issues could prevent players from speaking to NPCs aboard the Space Anomaly.
  • Fixed an issue where storage containers could not be accessed.
  • Fixed a crash affecting unsupported VR hardware.

That’s all you need to know about how to get into the Experimental Branch for No Man’s Sky on PC. Be sure to search for Twinfinite for more tips and information on the game.

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