No Man’s Sky gets a second free weekend for the new OMEGA Expedition.

Running for four weeks from February 15 until March 14, Hello Games promises that the No Man’s Sky Omega update includes overhauled expeditions, new on-planet missions and more. While expeditions had previously been their own mode, the new ‘expedition system’ integrates them with the main game, letting travelers join with bespoke provisions, your favorite starships and custom multi-tools.

Detailed in a press release, Hello Games confirms it’s revisiting the “Atlas Path” story mission, letting you commune with the Atlas to obtain a new Atlas staff, jetpack and helmet. Further procedurally generated quests have been introduced, letting you take on quests related to an alien’s locale, climate and personality. Finally, defeating pirate freighters in combat lets you take control of the enemy’s Dreadnought. For more details, here’s the full Omega Expedition patch notes.

Following s previous free weekend between February 15-19, Hello Games confirmed this led to No Man’s Sky having “more players than we’ve ever had at this time of year.” As such, the studio’s now offering a second free weekend between February 22-26.

No Man’s Sky is out now on SteamVR, PSVR 2 and flatscreen platforms, while the free weekend lasts until February 19, 2024.

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Notice: This article was initially published on February 15, 2024. It was updated on February 23 to reflect the second free weekend.