No Man’s Sky is doing something a little different with today’s release. “As the end of October approaches, we are thrilled to announce a new seasonal event for No Man’s Sky,” Hello Games says. “Expedition Four: Emergence begins today, and will run over the course of Halloween! This is our first Expedition to feature a narrative, and is also a mini-update, bringing with it a host of enhancements for across the game.”
The expedition highlights some very Dune-esque Titan Worms, as players are marooned on a desert world of dust storms and sandworms and are tasked with various quests to destroy said worms, unearth a dark cult, and “ultimately confront the Atlas with evidence of this indelible stain upon the universe.”
In addition to the new ridable mega worms, players can expect improved particle effects for all kinds of phenomena, exclusive rewards for the expedition, and a whole bunch of cosmetics, including a gross alien head cosmetic and a trail that spews tiny worms. Yep.