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Elite Dangerous Set to Receive Massive Bug-Fixing Update In January

Poorna Shankar Posted:
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Elite Dangerous is set to receive an update in January to address longstanding issues and bugs.

Here is a non-exhaustive list of the issues being addressed:

  • Repairing Thargoid-attacked stations: not all delivery numbers counted
  • High resolution screenshots create tiling artifacts in bright objects
  • Galaxy Map won't select systems I search for
  • Keyboard stops working within game
  • SLF female npc crew member has no audio and no text in the comms
  • FSS: Long delay when scanning planets with geological sites
  • Conflict Zones have no contents
  • The Invincible Heart
  • Instance splitting when fighting Thargoid Interceptor
  • Thargoid Interceptor - Heart cycle reset
  • Exiting the Game just hangs, need to force terminate

The team is running a beta to ensure this update goes smoothly when it goes live. Here’s how to participate:

  • The beta begins on the 27 November and will run until the 2 December.
  • The beta will be only be accessible on PC. May be expanded to consoles
  • To take part in the beta, load up the launcher and select (and update) the following product: Elite Dangerous: January Update (Beta) from the 27 November. You’ll then have access. If this doesn't appear, please restart your launcher.


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.