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Elite: Dangerous Fleet Carrier Beta 2 Begins May 11

For all platforms

By Poorna Shankar on May 06, 2020 | News | 0

The Fleet Carriers beta 2 for Elite: Dangerous is set to begin next week on May 11.

The beta will run through May 26 at 11a UTC and includes all platforms – PC, PS4, and Xbox One. The team reminds us that the beta will utilize save game data from April 30. If you’re on PC, you can join the beta thusly:

  1. Open Steam (If you use the Elite Dangerous launcher skip to step 4).
  2. Open Elite Dangerous in your library.
  3. Select 'Elite Dangerous: Horizons' on the Steam launcher (even if you don't own Horizons, Horizons will be enabled in the beta build).
  4. When the Elite Dangerous launcher is loaded, log in to your account if you aren't already logged in.
  5. On the launcher window you will notice several options; Elite Dangerous: Horizons, Elite Dangerous: Fleet Carriers Update Beta 2 (Horizons), Elite Dangerous etc.
  6. Select Elite Dangerous: Fleet Carriers Update Beta 2 (Horizons).

If you’re on console, don’t worry. The team has also outlined how you can take register and take part:

  1. Via a web browser go to https://user.frontierstore.net/fleet-carrier-beta-key.
  2. Log in using your PlayStation Network, or Xbox One account.
    1. (If you were previously a beta player for Elite Dangerous on Xbox One you will not be able to redeem an additional beta key. You should instead re-download the beta application from your “Full Library” inside “My Games and Apps”).
  3. Follow the steps to generate a code.
  4. Redeem the code on your console of choice, starting from 11 May.

Finally, note that the beta will not be live until May 11. This means that if you’re trying to redeem the beta before May 11, you’ll redeem an earlier version of the beta, and not beta 2.


Poorna Shankar

A highly opinionated avid PC gamer, Poorna blindly panics with his friends in various multiplayer games, much to the detriment of his team. Constantly questioning industry practices and a passion for technological progress drive his love for the video game industry. He pulls no punches and tells it like he sees it. He runs a podcast, Gaming The Industry, with fellow writer, Joseph Bradford, discussing industry practices and their effects on consumers.