The NEXT 1.5 update was released recently for No Man’s Sky. This update included some much-needed features including the ability to switch between first and third person views. It also includes the ability to use gestures and emotes in the game.
Emotes are a great way to communicate with friends and other players which you meet in the game. There are also other emotes which are simply great for screenshots such as the sitting emote.
Right now, the game has 9 emotes. These include Help, Wave, Thank you, Nope, Point, Over Here, Need Resources, Thumbs Up and Sit Down. More emotes and gestures may be added in future updates of the game.
In the guide, below, we will show you how to access the emotes menu. Read on!
How to Do Emotes and Gestures in No Man’s Sky
Before you can use emotes and gestures in No Man’s Sky, you will need to go to the Quick Menu. If you play the game on PC, you can access this menu by pressing the X key on your keyboard. If you are playing on Xbox or PlayStation, you can press the D-Pad down on your controller.
Open the Gestures area in the Quick Menu
In the quick menu, navigate through the different options using the navigation keys or buttons (Q and E on PC). In the Gestures menu (the one with a helmet icon), you will find all of the new emotes added to the game.
Select any one of the nine emote you want your character to do. If you are playing No Man’s Sky of foot in first person view, your view will be automatically changed to third person view to do the feature.
If you are quick enough, you can return to the camera and take a photo of yourself performing the emote.