No Man's Sky Update 3.0 Origins finally adds giant sandworms

By Sean Carey,
A big new update for No Man's Sky, which adds new planetary biomes complete with hazardous weather conditions, giant sandworms, new flora and fauna, and more is available to download now.

Update 3.0 Origins "dramatically expands the universe of No Man's Sky," says developer Hello Games. New planets, complete with new biomes are available to explore. Some of these planets have new terrain systems that make for huge mountain ranges. Players will also have to contend with new weather and other atmospheric events. Meteors can crash into plants, lightning can now strike the ground, and firestorms can cause the surface of a world to erupt into flames.

New flora can be discovered, as well as new species of fauna. Hello Games says that this new alien wildlife can be encountered "roaming the terrain, rolling along it, or even burrowing through it." You may remember the colossal sandworms seen in early trailers of the game, well, they have finally found their way into No Man's Sky, and they look terrifying.

There's also a bunch more content and improvements added with Update 3.0 Origins. You can view the full list of patch notes on the No Man's Sky website. Update 3.0 Origins is out now. No Man's Sky is available with Xbox Game Pass and Xbox Game Pass for PC.

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Sean Carey
Written by Sean Carey
Hey, I’m Sean! I joined both TrueAchievements and TrueTrophies as a staff writer in 2019. I’m a big fan of the Metal Gear Solid series and love a good narrative adventure. Most evenings you’ll find me failing to get a win in Call of Duty: Warzone.