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

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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 Prescott is the Australian editor of PC Gamer. With over ten years experience covering the games industry, his work has appeared on GamesRadar+, TechRadar, The Guardian, PLAY Magazine, the Sydney Morning Herald, and more. Specific interests include indie games, obscure Metroidvanias, speedrunning, experimental games and FPSs. He thinks Lulu by Metallica and Lou Reed is an all-time classic that will receive its due critical reappraisal one day.