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Elite Dangerous: Odyssey Update Provides Lengthy List Of Fixes For Turbulent Expansion Launch

Also provides an update to help fix performance

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In an update today, Frontier has detailed quite the list of bug fixes for Elite Dangerous: Odyssey players as they attempt to fix the problems introduced in the expansion. 

The exhaustive list of fixes targets everything from mission cues not playing when they should down to improving the VFX of planet surface dust. Elite Dangerous: Odyssey has seen myriad issues since it launched on May 19th, and the team has been hard at work righting the ship. This update, in addition to the various hotfixes the team has released since its launch, takes a step in that direction, though it does't completely fix problems players have been reporting, notably stabilizing performance fully. 

However, within the update the team has included "telemetry" to help fix performance in future updates.

"We continue to investigate your concerns around performance, UI and Odyssey’s planetary tech and will share information with you as soon as we have it. In relation to performance we'd also like to note that today’s update includes additional telemetry to allow us to better understand the performance issues experienced by players, which in turn will help us form our ongoing roadmap."

If you've not been hopping into Odyssey yourself, players have complained of performance problems, specifically in station or roaming about settlements since the Alpha last month. These performance issues compund the multitude of othe problems facing Odyssey, from missing NPCs in stations, to instancing problems, and more. The problems have been so widespread that Frontier's CEO apologized to players for the state of Odyssey's launch.

Elite Dangerous: Odyssey allows players to disembark on foot from their ships for the first time since it launched in 2014. Players are able to land on planets and leave their ships, walking around the various settlements that dot many of the astronomic bodies in the Milky Way galaxy, as well as take on-foot missions, ranging from settlement extermination to being an intergalatic handy-man. Players can also explore the biodiversity of the cosmos thanks to the new Exobiology gameplay introduced in Odyssey. We're working on our review at the moment, but you can check out our initial thoughts in our review-in-progress.


Joseph Bradford

Joseph has been writing or podcasting about games in some form since about 2012. Having written for multiple major outlets such as IGN, Playboy, and more, Joseph started writing for MMORPG in 2015. When he's not writing or talking about games, you can typically find him hanging out with his 10-year old or playing Magic: The Gathering with his family. Also, don't get him started on why Balrogs *don't* have wings. You can find him on Twitter @LotrLore