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Elite: Dangerous Fleet Carriers Have Been Fully Unveiled, PC Beta Starts April 7

Consoles can join in May

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Earlier today, Frontier unveiled additional details on the Fleet Carriers coming to Elite: Dangerous. Oh, and a new trailer was shown off too.

In case you missed it, here’s the full stream,

Some key details shared include a Beta 1 which is PC-only and starts April 7. Beta 2 will be PC and console and begin in May. The full launch will be June.

Additionally, each carrier will costs 5,000,000,000 credits for the base model, which includes a Commodity Market and a Tritium Depot. The ships are individually owned, and the owner can only have one Fleet Carrier at a time. The owner can manage docking permissions. Each carrier has 16 landing pads: 8 Large, 4 Medium, 4 Small. The carriers do not have determined loadouts but instead have Optional Services that can be tailored to the playstyle of the owner's choice.

Each carrier has a max jump range of 500ly, and requires the commodity 'Tritium' as fuel to perform a jump, which can be mined from asteroids or purchased from starports. Regular maintenance and weekly running costs are part of it as well. If you can’t keep up with the costs, you’ll incur a debt. Enough debt will ensure a decommission of the carrier.

Now, take a look at the trailer:


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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.