No Man's Sky Player Discovers Hilarious New Method of Space Travel (2024)

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Highlights

  • A player discovers they can travel to space in No Man's Sky by sitting on a couch on a gas vent.
  • Players can break the game by launching themselves to other planets with the "space chair" glitch.
  • Despite the bugs, fans find inventive ways to exploit the glitches.

A bizarre No Man's Sky glitch discovered by one player has allowed them to establish a way of venturing into the final frontier using nothing more than a natural gas vent and a well-placed couch. While No Man's Sky has seen countless bugs come and go throughout the nearly eight years that have passed since its launch, veteran members of the community continue to discover strange new glitches and methods of exploiting them to this day.

While widely considered to be a fairly buggy game, particularly after the state of its launch in 2016, No Man's Sky has seen numerous fixes and drastic improvements across the many updates the game has received over the years. Still, these very content updates and additions often pave the way for new bugs for players to discover as well, but even so, No Man's Sky fans consistently prove masterful at taking advantage of such oddities, with many occasionally going as far as using them to add new features to their bases.

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This is exactly what was recently done by one inventive fan known online as spaceandstuff_NMS in order to create an entirely new and starship-free method of space travel in No Man's Sky. Demonstrated in a variety of clips that the player has shared across social media, this technique relies on the crystal sulphide gas vents which can be found in No Man's Sky's aquatic environments, meaning that players will need to be on a planet with liquid water if they hope to recreate the bug themselves. As the clip shows, placing a couch or chair directly on top of any such gas vent and sitting in it will cause the player to be jettisoned directly upwards when the vent erupts, with the player maintaining a seemingly permanent skyward velocity.

How This 'Space Chair' Can Have Unexpected Uses for No Man's Sky Players

Thanks to the fact that players can seamlessly transition from a planetary surface to space itself, players will eventually break orbit by doing this. Unsurprisingly, this lets players break the game in quite a few ways, though it is completely possible for No Man's Sky players to land on and access their freighters in space if they set up the launch correctly. If done perfectly, there's nothing stopping players from launching themselves to other planets in a star system, as was demonstrated in a YouTube video posted by spaceandstuff_NMS which gives fans more information on how to replicate this glitch for themselves.

Despite the various unusual and often outright hilarious bugs that players have encountered in No Man's Sky, this one definitely stands out as one of the more unique exploits fans have discovered in the past few years. It's quite likely a bug that has been present in-game since as far back as the addition of crystal sulphide vents with The Abyss update in 2018, but it has otherwise gone unnoticed by the community until now.

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No Man's Sky

No Man's Sky is a space exploration game that is procedurally generated. After a rocky launch, develop Hello Games has spent years adding and adjusting the game to make it the arguable masterpiece it is today.

Platform(s)
Switch , PC , Xbox One , Xbox Series S , Xbox Series X , PS4 , PS5

Released
August 9, 2016
Developer(s)
Hello Games
Publisher(s)
Hello Games

How Long To Beat
30 Hours

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82
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