Elite Dangerous Articles
New Elite: Dangerous patch notes are here, Commander. The patch sees fixes for crashes, various ships, inderdiction, and more.
In a new press release, Frontier outlines details for their fleet carriers finally arriving to Elite Dangerous this December.
Elite Dangerous fans gathered over the past weekend and were told about some cool things coming to the game before the year's end. Most notably, players can look forward to Fleet Carriers, mobile bases that can be moved between sectors and used to resupply captains with fuel and weapons. Not much else was said, but developers have promised more information in the coming months.
Frontier has kicked off a new type of activity for Elite: Dangerous players called Interstellar Initiatives. These periodic events will feature narrative arcs that will play out across several phases and that have the potential to alter the galaxy permanently. The first of these events is called "Bridging the Gap".
Elite: Dangerous servers will be taken offline on April 23rd for "approximately six hours, though the time could run over" to bring the April Update to commanders everywhere. Players can look forward to improvements across an array of features including the Main Menu and Commander Creation. New features include the Pilots' Federation District, a new "regulated area" designed for new commanders. New modules are also being added as well as improvements in other, smaller, areas.
Entering Elite: Dangerous as a new commander can be a daunting experience, but Frontier has plans for that. On April 23rd, a new Beginners' Zone will debut that is considered a training ground of sorts for those just joining up. It can only be accessed by new pilots "until they earn their first Combat, Trade or Exploration rank". Missions will be handed out "that even the smallest of Sidewinders can complete".
Elite Dangerous will be getting another expansion, the third in the game's history, but not until late 2020. Pilots need not despair, however, as there will be smaller updates throughout the time between now and then. The expansion is considered "the next major era of Elite" and that it "will be a defining moment in the history of the game. Developers further write that it will be the biggest update since launch in 2014.
Elite Dangerous: Beyond - Chapter 4 is now live for PC, PlayStation 4 and XBox One. This free update is the biggest one in 2018 and features an entirely new "discovery system" that allows players to explore the universe in new ways. In addition, players will find new asteroid mining techniques a pair of new ships, new multiplayer features and improvements to the lighting system.
Elite Dangerous: Beyond - Chapter 4 has officially left its beta phase behind and is ready to roll starting December 11th. The announcement from Frontier Developments came along with a brand new trailer to show off some of the big features that will be part of the content update.