Fleet Carriers: Patch Update #3

On Thursday 9th July at 4:09pm Frontier announced the patch notes for the third update to Fleet Carriers which will be released on Wednesday 15th June. They can be seen below, on the offical forum here or on the patch notes section of this website, here.

This patch brings a number of bug fixes and info on some known issues. The patch is expected to go live at 10:00 UTC on Wednesday, 15 July with minimal downtime. Please note that these patch notes may be edited before the update is due to go live as changes are added, removed or adjusted.

Fleet Carriers

A bug preventing transactions in a Fleet Carrier’s market when the transaction amount was greater than the Fleet Carrier’s remaining unreserved credits was fixed.
An issue which occurred when setting the price of a commodity on a Fleet Carrier to greater than 1 million credits was fixed.
Salvage commodities normally limited to search & rescue contacts, like Black Boxes or Personal Effects should now work correctly at Fleet Carriers in the open and black markets.

An issue which lead to some Fleet Carriers having a service only partially installed was fixed. Affected carriers have now had any of these services properly installed, but with some small side effects (see Known Issues for details).


An issue which allowed launching a fighter to restore sub-surface deposits on asteroids was fixed.

A bug with material distribution in overlapping hotspots was fixed and hotspost themselves we rebalanced. Now, the effect that each hotspot has on the base rarity of a commodity has been doubled. To counter this, hotspots of the same type which overlap will be less effective. The aim of thsese changes is to reduce the massive impact of overlapping hotspots while still ensuring they provide a higher yield than non-overlapping hotspots.


A bug which affected the way hair options were selected for dark skinned characters was fixed.

Early Game Experience

An incorrect destination given in the first mission was fixed.


An issue which prevented featured items in the store from being selected was fixed.


Fixed a problem with the Low Temperature Diamond commodity not decreasing its demand level as players sell commodity units to a market that demands it when the faction controlling that market has any state active in that starsystem.

Known Issues

Fleet Carriers

As above, an issue with partially installed services has been fixed. Previously, these services were not accounted for in the Fleet Carrier capacity, meaning this fix may result in some Fleet Carriers going beyond maximum capacity. Affected players may notice in addition to being overfilled, their Fleet Carriers now have a crew member named Fred Bloggs. While he is a hard working crew member, Fleet Carrier owners who do not which to keep Fred Bloggs may replace him as you would any crew member when the Fleet Carrier is in an Administration system.

The capacity of overfilled Fleet Carriers will display as full (25,000/25,000). The used capacity can be reduced by removing cargo from the cargo bay, uninstalling services or cancelling/reducing purchase orders. This can be done to ensure your Fleet Carrier is not overfilled. Until this is done, purchase orders set in the market management interface may not work correctly. Commanders selling commodities to a Fleet Carrier which is over capacity will receive a “Transaction Cancelled: Commodity no longer required” message.

Stability Issues

Players may find they are having issues with being disconnected from the game when loading into systems with many Fleet Carriers present. We are aware of this issue and are working towards a solution in a future update.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused by the stability issues and as above, we are working to resolve them as quickly as possible. Thank you for your feedback and understanding!

Fleet Carriers: Patch Update #2

On Monday 30th June 2020, Frontier released the patch notes for the second patch for Fleet Carriers. They can be seen below, on the official forum here, or on the Patch Notes section of this website here.

Greetings Commanders,

Today’s patch brings a number of changes, primarily focusing on stability and Fleet Carrier fixes. These are due to go live at 10:00 UTC with 15 minutes of downtime expected.

Fleet Carriers

  • Setting a price for a commodity in the market management screen is now much faster.
  • Players can now use “-” when entering ship IDs.
  • Fixed an issue that placed Fleet Carriers in the barycentre when jumping to a binary system, even if space was present around the primary star.
  • Fixed an issue which could cause Fleet Carrier landing pads to be displaced.
  • Removed superpower faction logos from Fleet Carriers.
  • Fixed a bug which prevented SRVs from being restocked at Fleet Carriers.
  • Fixed the timing so that when transferring a ship to a carrier the “Incoming Message” audio now plays at the same time as the message arrives rather than immediately upon requesting the transfer.
  • Fixed a problem with stolen mission cargo getting stuck after being sold to a Fleet Carrier.
  • Fixed an issue positioning Fleet Carriers near stellar bodies with highly eccentric orbits.
  • Fixed some issues with bookmarking Fleet Carriers.
  • Fixed an issue with Limpets sometimes not being restockable at a Fleet Carrier.
  • Fixed an issue with Fleet Carrier shipyards incorrectly interacting with Powerplay control system effects.
  • Fixed an issue causing ship inventory numbers to be displayed incorrectly after selling items to a Fleet Carrier.

Background Simulation

  • Adjusted the way Retreat and Expansion conflicts are resolved: The Retreat state will now be overridden if another faction attempts to expand into the retreating faction’s star system by challenging them. The resulting conflict will still evict either the expanding or the previously retreating faction as normal


  • Surface and sub-surface deposits on asteroids will no longer immediately respawn when re-entering the instance or switching to a ship launched fighter.

Galaxy Map

  • Fixed an issue which stopped Squadron Bookmarks appearing.


  • Fixed an issue with combat bonds not being correctly awarded for scenario objectives when over four players contributed.


  • Galactic average prices were updated.

Stability Changes

  • Fixed an Orange Sidewinder connection issue when dropping into an instance with a Starport and Carrier Vendor.
  • Fixed a crash when entering the Commodity Market on a Fleet Carrier.
  • Fixed a crash when entering Holo-Me customisation at a Fleet Carrier.
  • Fixed a crash when purchasing a Fleet Carrier and immediately viewing it in the galaxy map.


  • Fixed a bug which meant that selected Fleet Carrier paint jobs would be removed when entering an instance.

Thanks for all of your feedback. Let us know how you find the changes and if any further issues arise!

Fleet Carriers – Patch Update #1

At 10.33am on the 17th June 2020 Frontier released the patch notes for Patch 1 for Fleet Carriers. These can be seen below or on the official site, here. All patch notes for the game can be found on the Elite: Dangerous – Patch Notes page.

Commodity Market

  • Reduced repeat speed on market selection arrows on Compare Market screen.


  • Reduced the largest possible yield when subsurface mining for Low Temperature Diamonds by around 25%.
  • Decreased the effectiveness of the peripheries of Low Temperature Diamond hotspots.
    • Overlapping hotspots for Low Temperature Diamonds, when coupled with the new Subsurface Mining changes, were more effective than the centre of the hotspot itself. This change increases the drop-off of the hotspot’s ring, reducing the likelihood that a double-overlapped hotspot is more lucrative than either of the hotspot’s centrepoints. A well-placed triple hotspot will still be very effective at increasing the likelihood of finding Low Temperature Diamonds. This change does not affect any other hotspots or minerals.


  • Fixed a disconnect triggered by selling exploration data at a Fleet Carrier.
  • Fixed an occasional crash when entering a system with a Fleet Carrier.
  • Fixed an issue with some bookmarks being missing.

Fleet Carriers

  • Fixed an issue which could cause a Fleet Carrier purchase transaction to fail.
  • Skybox will now correctly update after a Fleet Carrier jump without having to re-enter the instance.
  • Fixed a bug which allowed players to install additional Carrier services even if they didn’t have capacity.
  • Fixed an issue with duplicate Fleet Carrier call-signs – this will cause all Fleet Carrier call signs to be regenerated as of 3.7.01.
  • Fixed some issues with stats not correctly updating.
  • Fixed an issues with carrier jump sequence not always proceeding correctly.

Arx & Customisation

  • Fixed an issues which caused some Fleet Carrier nameplates to be obscured.
  • Fixed the colour of landing pad 7 holo-marker on Fleet Carriers.
  • Fixed a crash that could occur when switching Fleet Carrier Layout.


  • Fixed missing ATC voices at starports.
  • Fixed issue with outfitting ambiance audio layering up on top of itself when going between outfitting and livery.
  • Fixed an issue with Engineer Remote Workshop ambiance persisting into the main game, and can layer up on itself too.


  • Fixed missing titles for the audio logs associated with the Golconda.


  • Fixed an issue where a collect/source mission would request commodities on sale at the same location.
  • Fixed an issue which caused mission critical updates to not appear in the inbox.


  • Added a speculative fix for an issue that could cause the game to add excessive NavRoute entries to the journal when looking at the Galaxy Map.


  • Fixed the missing cooldown time which would allow players to repeatedly obtain their allocation of powerplay materials.

Background Simulation and Galaxy

  • Reinstated missing locations.
  • Ongoing balancing of Faction influence normalisation.

Fleet Carriers – Incoming Patch

At 3pm on the 16th June Frontier announced that at 9.30am (UTC) there would be some downtime of the serves and a patch to fix some existing Fleet Carrier issues.

“Greetings Commanders,

“Thank you for sharing your feedback since the launch of Fleet Carriers! As a result, we will be having scheduled maintenance tomorrow at 09:30 (UTC) expected to last approximately an hour.

“This patch will address various bugs and issues that you have reported to us, with the patch notes to come tomorrow.”

Odyssey – Concept Art

Further concept artwork for what has been described as an Exopod, has been added to the Odyssey section of the website courtesy of Frontier and Ignatious Hango. See the images below or head over to the Odyssey page for full details. For more artwork from the game head over to here.

Fleet Carriers – Release Day & Patch Notes

Updated: 10th June 2020

On the 9th June 2020 at 12pm Frontier released the patch notes for the same day release of the Fleet Carriers update. You can find the release notes below and on the Patch Notes section of this website, here. If you want full details on Fleet Carriers then please go here.

If you are having any issues then check on the ‘Known Issues’ thread on the official site for more information

“Greetings Commanders,

“Our servers are currently down as they are preparing the galaxy for the arrival of the Fleet Carriers Update, but don’t worry we are making sure that you can still get your Elite Dangerous fix! We will be going live with our Fleet Carriers Update Launch Livestream over on our Twitch channel, at 11:00AM UTC.”

Fleet Carriers Features

  • Fleet Carriers are massive ships used as a mobile base of operations, offering multiple landing pads and various services.
  • Fleet Carriers cost 5 billion credits.
  • Players can purchase a Fleet Carrier from starports with a Fleet Carrier Vendor contact.
  • Fleet Carriers come with 16 landing pads, 8 large, 4 medium and 4 small.
  • Fleet Carrier owners can manage docking permissions to determine who can land on their Fleet Carrier.
  • Fleet Carriers can jump up to 500ly.
  • Fleet Carriers use the new commodity, Tritium, to perform a jump.
  • Owners can install a variety of services on a Fleet Carrier to support their play style.
  • Fleet Carriers have a weekly upkeep cost which must be maintained to keep the Fleet Carrier running.
  • Fleet Carriers have player controlled commodity markets which the owner can use to buy and sell goods.
  • Fleet Carrier owners can also set tariffs on some of the services they offer to help pay their running costs.
  • Fleet Carriers can be customised, similar to regular ships, with items purchased from the Livery.
  • Fleet Carriers take 15 minutes to prepare for a jump, and have a 5 minute cool-down after.
  • Universal Cartographics is an optional service on Fleet Carriers.
  • Fleet Carrier owners can store their ships and modules aboard their Fleet Carrier by default.
  • When decommissioning a carrier you will receive a full refund.
  • Voluntary decommissioning will incur a fee equivalent to 50% of the Debt Threshold.
  • When cancelling the decommissioning of a Fleet Carrier, the owner will receive an inbox message to confirm the cancellation.


  • Players will now receive ARX for killing Scavengers.
  • Fixed an issue which caused the SRV Bay to be visible when viewing SRV paint jobs on a Fleet Carrier.


  • The Discovery Scanners full system scan SFX no longer triggers in the store.
  • Fixed the issue which would cause the damage alarm in Guardian Fighters to get stuck on a loop.
  • Fixed the missing sound on a Large AX Multicannon.
  • Added missing voice-over when requesting to dock.

Background Simulation and Galaxy

  • Added the Gamescom Prize to rename “Wregoe WF-F d11-30” to “Cheltojo System GC19”.
  • Corrected data for HIP83701 to show its population in the Galaxy Map.
  • Fixed an issue that caused System Authority ships to be found in Supercruise in Anarchy systems.

Codex Discoveries

  • Partially fixed an issue with some Codex discoveries not being visible to other players in some galactic regions. The bug may still be occurring with some lifeforms (e.g. Tubers).
  • Fixed a bug which caused the focus to jump to the top of the grid after exiting out of any section within the Knowledge Base or Pilots Handbook.

Conflict Zones

  • Fixed an issue which could cause Conflict Zones to end abruptly.
  • Fixed the bug that occasionally wouldn’t register your choice when picking a side.
  • Fixed the issue where objectives were missing when dropping into Conflict Zones.


  • The Beluga Liner and Cobra Mk IV can no longer be selected in the Livery unless the player has the Horizons DLC.
  • Fixed the “Tail 4” part of the Federal Gunship Ship Kit so that it aligns with the ship.
  • Fixed the worn paint on the Diamondback Explorer Ship Kit pieces.
  • Fixed the Krait Phantom Thruster that was being obstructed by Ship Kit piece, Tail 1.


  • Fixed the issue where the NPC Crew could stop responding to orders in Anti-Xeno Conflict Zones.
  • Fixed a bug which sometimes stopped NPC Fighters being deployed.


  • Added the ability to queue for CQC matchmaking from in-game. When you find a match you will be prompted to join.


  • Fixed a crash which could occur when entering Multicrew.
  • Fixed a crash that would occur after the Multicrew report screen.
  • Fixed a disconnect issue that could occur when attempting to accept two Multicrew invites.
  • Fixed a crash triggered by accessing the Power Play interface while in Hyperspace.
  • Fixed a crash that happened when the Role Switch Panel was accessed in CQC.
  • Fixed a crash which could occur in the Livery after using a Fighter.
  • Visited stars cache data will no longer be lost if the game crashes.
  • Fixed an issue which could cause the game to stutter in areas of the galaxy with a high density of stars.
  • Improved network performance of NPC Fighters and ships to reduce network lag.
  • Fixed a disconnect issue that occurred when attempting to load back into an AX Conflict Zones in close proximity to an Asteroid Belt.
  • Fixed a crash that would occur in the training missions.
  • Fixed a crash that occurred when attempting to Bookmark a starport.


  • Locations discovered using the DSS will now be listed in the System Map correctly after returning to a system.
  • Fixed an issue which could cause discoveries in the Codex to show the wrong image.
  • Fixed a problem which could cause Surface Data to generate in the background at such a low priority that it would stop.


  • Updated how Faction influence adds up to 100% in a star system to keep more of a Faction’s trending direction.


  • Fixed some incorrect planet base names.
  • Renamed some locations for competition winners.
    • 59 Virginis 4 renamed to Alchemia Virginis.
    • 59 Virginis 8 A renamed to Lapis Philosophorum.
    • 59 Virginis, Hilmer’s Gateway renamed to The Tavern.
    • Rhea 4 renamed to Foursyth.
    • Ingui, Phillips Terminal renamed to Szymanski and Usalski Hub.
    • LHS 2335 renamed to Faisel C.
    • Praea EUQ RX-U D2-101 renamed to Wheeler’s Star.
  • Added new set of Player Minor Factions.
  • Added the missing text at the Technology Broker unlock screen for the Thargoid Interceptor Bobblehead.
  • Fixed an overlapping text issue on the Mission Board in Russian.
  • System State names now wrap onto a second line to avoid localised text being cut off.
  • Fixed localisation of Tourist Beacon text in Portuguese.
  • Fixed a grammar issue in Reputation Change inbox message.
  • Updated titles for NPCs.
  • Fixed an unlocalised “Signals Detected” message that was displayed when scanning bodies.
  • Fixed a cut off string in the Kick Player pop-up.
  • Added missing text for damaged Megaships in the Navigation Panel.
  • Crime Victim Data is now localised in the Player Journal.


  • NPC mining ships will now have a more appropriate cargo based on contents of the rings in their system, including Low Temperature Diamonds.
  • Added a fix for Crystalline Clusters falling through the floor.
  • Implemented a fix that will stop Core Mining Fragments from penetrating into Asteroids.
  • Sub-Surface Mining Deposits can now eject multiple resource chunks from one successful hit.


  • Fixed an issue which was causing some missions to fail before their expiration time runs out.
  • The ‘Total Units Needed’ will now update in the Commodity Market as Collect Missions progress.
  • Delivery Mission Cargo is now marked as ‘Mission Specific’ to prevent the Commodity Market showing the commodity as mission required.
  • Added a MissionAccepted event in the Player Journal for missions obtained outside of the Mission Board (eg Palin’s mission).
  • Corrected some misleading mission text which implied that Retreat Missions would help a Faction leave a system, which was the exact opposite of what was happening. These now indicate that Retreat Missions might prevent a retreat.
  • Added depot support to Solo mining missions.
  • Megaship Turret Missions will now indicate system distance on the Mission Board.
  • If the player has an active Delivery mission, then the mission commodity will no longer have the mission required icon next to it on the Commodities Market.


  • Fixed the issue which caused the Gunner Role to lose control of Weapon Turrets after entering or exiting a location.
  • Fixed an issue which meant subsequent Mulitcrew invites would not work, and would incorrectly show if a player did not have the Horizons DLC.
  • Fixed a bug which prevented Conflict Zones spawning ships if a Multicrew player was present.
  • Added in a fix for Multicrew players being disconnected after dropping out of Supercruise.


  • Increased the chance of players meeting previously encountered players when revisiting systems in a session.
  • Players can now block any player, not just friends or pending friends.

New Player Experience

  • Players won’t be asked to target an enemy ship if they already have it targeted.
  • Fixed the issue which incorrectly told players they were leaving the test area when they weren’t.
  • Fixed an issue where System Authority Ships could jump into the combat tutorial.
  • Fixed the Intro Tutorial’s Sidewinder sometimes displaying 119/120 cargo capacity.
  • Fixed a graphical issue on the tunnel section in the intro tutorial.
  • Fixed a bug in the SRV tutorial which could cause the player to get stuck if they land too quickly.
  • Fixed a bug where the game didn’t always register when players flew through the first check point.


  • Reduced mass of the size 1 Meta Alloy Hull Reinforcement Package.
  • Fixed an issue where after applying synthesis on the Advanced Multicannon, the synthesis would be removed when you used the Advanced Maintenance to restock any other Modules (Mines/AFMU etc.).

Player Journal

  • Changed change tag name from StarSystem to SystemAddress in NavRoute data.
  • Added system names to Route Event data.
  • Reimplemented the Main Menu Music event.
  • Added an event for when a Fleet Carrier is renamed.
  • Fixed a bug where RefuelAll and RepairAll events were written with a null string as the event name.
  • EngineerProgress event is now correctly written when ranking up with an Engineer.
  • Bounty events now include localised ship names.
  • “latlong” flag now set when in a station.
  • Fixed status flags for HUD in analysis and Low Fuel when in SRV.
  • Fixed loadout data written after launching a Ship Launched Fighter.
  • We no longer write a value for ReservePercent to the Journal if total balance is zero or negative.
  • We now include the body name in CarrierJumpRequest.
  • Added an event for cancelling a Fleet Carrier jump.
  • We now include Carrier Docking Restrictions in market.json file.
  • We now include the Body name in the Carrier Jump Request.


  • We have also made some changes to Powerplay that we describe in detail in this post.


  • Added a fix to stop starport interiors from picking up light from stars.
  • Fixed the visible line in the Millky Way.


  • Fixed a small graphical error on exterior of the Beluga Liner.
  • Fixed an issue on the Viper MK IV which meant the paint work could never be fully repaired.
  • Fixed a small graphical error on the exterior of the Orca.
  • Fixed a bug which caused Landing Gear/Cargo Hatch to visibly clip into the cockpit.


  • Added a fix for Squadron applications that were still showing after being accepted/declined.


  • Corrected the ETA numbers when approaching targets in Supercruise.


  • Fixed a broken terrain issue at some Thargoid Ruins sites.


  • Fixed a bug which could cause Thargoid Interceptors to not appear in Nonhuman Signal Sources.
  • Added a speculative fix for the invincible Thargoid hearts bug.
  • Fixed Thargoid Interceptors not using their special weapons when near a Planet’s Surface.
  • Fixed an issue that would sometimes stop players being credited correctly for participating in a Thargoid Interceptor kill.
  • Fixed Caustic damage not being removed by overheating your ship.


  • Fixed Logs for Generation Ships having no scroll bar in the Codex archive, which prevented entries being read in full
  • Fixed an issue which stopped cockpit panels being accessible while using Station Services.

In addition to the Patch Notes above, here is a list of some previous changes from the Betas:

  • Total Ships Restocked stat is now correctly updated.
  • Improved fleet carrier navigation around locations like White Dwarfs, Neutron Stars, certain rings and close orbits.
  • Fixed timer on decommissioning Fleet Carriers.
  • Squadron bookmarks made for a Fleet Carrier location now move with the Carrier when it jumps.
  • Fixed an issue on the System Map where if selecting a destination with other Fleet Carriers present, multiple Fleet Carriers would display the jump icon.
  • Carrier can no longer spawn in Permit Locked systems when initially spawned.
  • Fixed an issues with commodities not being visible in carrier commodity board or black market screens after being transferred to a Fleet Carrier.
  • Fixed Fleet Carrier Codex stats for commodities imported/exported being the wrong way around.
  • Stored ship icons now move with Fleet Carrier when it jumps.
  • Fixed an exploit which allowed players to earn credits by selling to their own Fleet Carrier while in a Wing.
  • Fixed an issue which would cause the cargo transfer screen to overlap the other cockpit panels.
  • Added salvaged commodities to list of items that can be transferred to a Fleet Carrier via the Cargo Transfer Panel.
  • Added option to directly enter the number of credits to transfer to Fleet Carriers budget.
  • Fixed an issue which could cause the ‘Cancel Docking’ option to persist after docking on Fleet Carrier.
  • Added a new icon for decommissioned Fleet Carriers on the System Map.
  • Inbox message notifying the player that their transferred ship has arrived will now arrive at the same time as the ship, rather than being sent instantly.
  • The docking menu quick action options (refuel, repair, etc) will now not work if the player has anonymous access.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented some Hardpoints from being restocked at Fleet Carriers.
  • Fixed a problem that would sometimes prevent selling a commodity on the Fleet Carrier’s Secure Market.
  • Fixed an issue when changing a commodity directly from ‘buy’ to ‘sell’ or vice versa.
  • Changed Codex Stats to record the full value of vouchers redeemed at the Redemption Office.
  • Added the Fleet Carrier Administration Service to more star systems near Colonia.

Odyssey – No VR at launch, no base building

At 3:43pm on the 4th June Frontier posted on the official forums to say the following:

Is Elite Dangerous: Odyssey coming to VR?
Currently, Elite Dangerous: Odyssey will not be VR-compatible at launch. We’re big fans of VR and we are truly proud of the amazing experience that we currently offer in Elite Dangerous. However, the new gameplay, mechanics and features that will be introduced with Elite Dangerous: Odyssey means that we had to re-examine if we could deliver that same experience without compromise, which, for launch, means Odyssey will not be VR-compatible.

Will there be Base Building in Elite Dangerous: Odyssey?
Base building is not currently on the roadmap for Elite Dangerous, however we have plenty of new features planned instead such as on-foot exploration, new planetary tech, social hubs, combat as well as more to be shared later on! We’re looking to put our best foot forward with Odyssey and if you’d like an overview of what to expect, you can check out the website or Steam page.

Will Elite Dangerous: Odyssey be included in my Lifetime Expansion Pass?
While Elite Dangerous: Odyssey is a paid expansion, we’re happy to confirm that yes, this expansion will absolutely be included in the Lifetime Expansion Pass for free.

Elite: Dangerous – Odyssey Announcement Trailer

At 3:14pm on the 3rd June 2020 Frontier announced Elite: Dangerous Odyssey. Read about it below and here on the 4.0: Odyssey – An Overview page. Wondering what all the fuss is about? Then read up on the history of ‘Space Legs’ here.

“Disembark, Commander, and leave your mark on the galaxy in Elite Dangerous: Odyssey. Explore distant worlds on foot and expand the frontier of known space. Be the first to step out onto countless unique planets as you discover land untouched since time began. Elite Dangerous: Odyssey invites you to
become a true pioneer.”

“Explore distant worlds on foot, expand the frontier of known space and leave your mark on the galaxy as you become the first person in history to explore lands untouched since time began.

“So you’ve disembarked, you’re standing for the first time on an unexplored planet. What can you do next? Here’s an overview of what you can look forward to in Elite Dangerous: Odyssey.

One Giant Leap

“See the galaxy like never before. Touch down on breathtaking planets powered by stunning new tech, soak in suns rising over unforgettable vistas, discover outposts and settlements, and explore with unrestricted freedom.

Forge Your Own Path

“Take on a wide variety of contracts and play your way, from diplomacy and commerce to lethal stealth and all-out combat. Diverse settings, objectives, and NPCs offer endless mission variety and a near infinite amount of content to enjoy.

Assemble Your Crew

“Social hubs spread throughout the galaxy give Commanders the ideal place to plan their next move. Form alliances, procure services, and even find expert support in highly coveted Engineers. These public outposts also help you acquire and upgrade weapons and gear to perfect your playing style.

The Sphere of Combat

“Experience intense first-person combat, kit out your character with an array of weapons and gear, and coordinate with teammates to master a multi-layered, deep, tactical environment where Commanders, SRVs and Starships converge.

“From now until launch, we’ll be sharing more information, developer diaries and trailers as we get ready to embark on this exciting new adventure!”

Fleet Carriers: Release Date!

On the 27th May at 2:04pm Frontier announced the end of the Beta blowout and the date for the release of Fleet Carriers – 9th June 2020.

Read the full details of the Fleet Carriers release, here.

“Greetings Commanders,

“Now that both of the Fleet Carriers Betas have come to an end, we’d like extend a huge thank you to all of the Commanders who took the time to jump in, whether that was on PC, PlayStation or Xbox. All the invaluable feedback that you’ve shared with us both here, on the forums, across social media and in videos and round-ups, has been incredibly important towards the development of Fleet Carriers.

“Over the next couple of weeks, we’ll be introducing a number of changes to Fleet Carriers in time for the release in June:

  • The buttons used to increase or decrease both the bank and the commodity market will now scale, like other systems in-game, when depositing credits or adjusting commodity prices.
  • Tritium mining will receive adjustments before launch to make it more lucrative (particularly in relation to sub-surface mining).
  • A credit exploit involving selling modules in a Fleet Carrier’s outfitting service has been fixed.
  • A bug that swapped the names of certain locations and markets in the game has also been fixed (with key examples such as Ceres Tarn receiving its original name once more!).
  • A bug preventing the transfer of commodities such as Thargoid Sensors, Guardian Urns and others on Fleet Carriers has been resolved.

“You’ve had a chance to experience Fleet Carriers in the Beta, and we can’t wait to see what you’ll do with them in the live servers and we’re pleased to announce that the wait isn’t long! The Fleet Carrier Update will emerge from hyperspace and come to Elite Dangerous on 9 June!

“Once again thank you for all your efforts and contributions! See you out in the black.