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Elite Dangerous Ending The Azimuth Saga Next Week, Will Give 4.0 to All PC Players to Access Narrative Updates

Christina Gonzalez Posted:
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The Azimuth Saga is about to come to an end in Elite Dangerous. Next week’s update will bring an end to the long-running story, which has been running since late 2020. 

Update 13 is scheduled for August 9th, and the update will conclude the Azimuth Saga story  and set the stage for the next major chapter. Since the story has been running since October 2020, and the Odyssey expansion came out and added new features since then, special considerations are being taken for this finale. 

“Horizons and Odyssey currently exist as separate versions of the game: 3.8 and 4.0. The latter contains the foundational code which supports Odyssey content and a multitude of improvements added since Odyssey’s launch while the former does not….

To allow as many players as possible to experience the new narrative and gameplay elements, we intend to give all PC players access to version 4.0, at no additional cost, while keeping the upgrade to Odyssey optional. You will still be able to launch Elite in version 3.8 if you choose. This option is expected to come in the weeks following Update 13 with more details to be shared closer to the time.”

This means that all PC players, including those who never upgraded to Odyssey, should be able to experience the story, as well as a variety of features, but Odyssey players on 4.0 will be able to have the full experience. 4.0 will be unlocked permanently for all PC players, and they will have access to narrative content even if they don't have all the upgrades from Odyssey.

With Elite Dangerous moving to a PC-only future, ending console updates back in March, the team at Frontier plans to let console players migrate their accounts to PC soon. Those who are able to do this will also be able to access the new content and keep the 4.0 access.

See more details over at Elite Dangerous.


Christina Gonzalez

Christina is MMORPG.COM’s News Editor and a contributor since 2011. Always a fan of great community and wondering if the same sort of magic that was her first guild exists anymore.