A No Man's Sky bug lets you land your freighter on a planet

This is not supposed to be possible.

Since Hello Games surprised us all with a major new No Man's Sky patch, players have been poking at it to see if it'll do anything strange. A tweak to the game's files has resulted in limitless vertical base-building, but the latest quirk is undeniably a bug, albeit a cool one.

YouTuber Sirian Gaming has managed to land his freighter – those gargantuan floating space vessels you can now purchase and own – on a planet. To do so you have to have good reflexes and an abundance of patience. Basically, you need to call your freighter in the very second you enter a planet's atmosphere.

The video below demonstrates how it's done, and also shows you how cool it is to have a freighter wedged into the side of your home planet. Hopefully one day, we'll be able to do this for real. I don't care if the science doesn't make sense.


Shaun is PC Gamer’s Australian Editor. He loves masochistic platformers but lacks the skill and grace to complete them. He has four broken keyboards hidden under his desk, filed between an emergency six-pack of Reschs and five years worth of XXL promotional t-shirts. He stares out the window a lot.
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