So after the previous update I was also having occasional NP1013 errors but they were infrequent enough I just kind of lived with it. I could usually get through a whole session without encountering one.
But since the latest update, far from improving things it has gotten much, much worse. The game is crashing with NP1013 so frequently now I struggle to even complete a basic expedition. It's basically unplayable.
And I am not running any overlays. At all. I have the Steam overlay disabled and even tried disabling Windows Defender and it didn't help. My Windows installation is actually extremely barebones because I recently reinstalled it and there's not much else even there. I am totally at a loss as to what's even causing this.