No Man’s Sky 4.0 Angers Community Update with inventory changes

Not everyone is happy with the massive increase in storage space.


No Man’s Sky seems to be running pretty well on the Switch, according to fans who started their journeys on Nintendo’s mobile console. However, while the Switch port has been widely praised, the accompanying No Man’s Sky 4.0 update has received mixed reviews.


No one is complaining about the new difficulty options, QOL updates, or visual improvements that continue to make No Man’s Sky an absolutely amazing experience. What has fans excited are the inventory changes that some players are calling a backdoor nerf.

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While inventory replenishment massively increased a player’s capacity, it reduced their overall capacity for tech upgrades. Prior to update 4.0, players could have up to three tech upgrades in both their tech inventory and general inventory. After 4.0, the general inventory was removed in favor of more tech and cargo inventory, but this meant that players could not double tech upgrades in their general inventory.

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The net result is players who are a bit weaker than they used to be. With a full batch of six-plus shield tech upgrades, players could become nearly invincible, and the right combination of weapon upgrades would allow them to blast pirates with impunity. That’s no longer the case with 4.0, and while there are more than enough tough choices to allow players to maintain a sense of invincibility without these tech upgrades, there are plenty of unhappy travelers. Some fans are asking for the inventory system to be reverted back to what it was before the 4.0 update.

More than half of the Steam reviews since the patch went live on Friday have been negative, with the most common complaint being the inventory overhaul. Some began sending threatening messages to developer Hello Games, which is a significant departure from the type of mail the No Man’s Sky studio usually receives.

Not everyone thinks stock changes are bad, and some even recognize that a fully upgraded player is still very powerful. Hello Games is likely to address the bugs that were introduced in the latest patch, so please wait a minute for this inventory dispute to be addressed.

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