Patch Update: 3.3.05 (Consoles)

On the 19th February 2019 at 4:03pm Frontier release a small update to fix  the crash for consoles that occurred when dropping out of supercruise.

Greetings Commanders,

We previously announced that we hoped to release the 3.3.05 patch for consoles on 21 February 2019, however we will be releasing this patch today instead, 20 February 2019!

The Elite Dangerous servers will be offline for Xbox One and PS4 at 17:00 (UTC) today for approximately 5 minutes to apply the patch.

This patch will address the crash that can occurring from dropping out of Supercruise (either by choice, or after an interdiction).

Thank you for your understanding!

Notice – Background Simulation

At 3:06pm on the 19th February 2019 Frontier made a post about the Background Simulation issues which have been causing problems since the launch of Chapter 4.

 

Hi everyone,

I just wanted to poke my head in and say that we do recognise that the BGS has a number of issues that we are looking to address. We’re currently in the process of investigating fixes for some of these issues and work is ongoing to return to a state of stability.

More specifically, we are currently looking into:

  • The balance between the different activities, for example, how much Influence trade activities provide compared to that of missions.
  • Ways we can decrease the number of active conflicts (Wars, Civil Wars, Elections) and the impact conflicts have on the BGS.
  • How the BGS trends away from factions being stuck in Civil Liberty and Investment states.
  • Finally, we are also investigating player reports that their actions are not resulting in the results they are expecting during a conflict. We’d like to thank you for providing numerous reports on this and any additional examples that you have encountered will provide us more data for our ongoing investigations. Please report them with the following details:
    • The system
    • The factions involved
    • The dates of the conflict
    • The actions performed including the name of Commanders performing them
    • The expected results
    • The actual results

We understand that ongoing issues with the BGS are not ideal, and the impact these issues have on Commanders and factions, and would like also thank you for your patience as we investigate these issues.

We currently do not have an ETA on when these issues will be fixed, but will try to keep you updated on the progress.

Thanks,
Adam

Patch Update: 3.3.05

On the 19th February at 12:26pm Frontier announced a small but important update to fix a supercruise issue. You can find the post confirming this below or on the official website, here. You can find links to all patch notes here.

Greetings Commanders,

The Elite Dangerous servers will be offline for PC at 13:00 (UTC) today for approximately 5 minutes to apply the 3.3.05 patch.

This patch will address the crash that can occurring from dropping out of Supercruise (either by choice, or after an interdiction).

We’re aiming to roll out the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 fix for this on 21 Thursday. More information about that when we have it.

Thank you for your understanding!

Patch Update: 3.3.04

On the 18th February 2019 at 10:19am Frontier announced the 3.3.04 Patch update. Details of it can be seen below or on the Frontier website, here. You can view all links to updates on the Patch Update section of this website, here.

Greetings Commanders,

The Elite Dangerous servers will be offline for all platforms at 11:30 AM (UTC) today for approximately 30 minutes as we apply the 3.3.04 patch. Thank you for your patience and we’ll see you in the black!

Please find the patch notes below:

Comms

  • Fixed an issue where Xbox clients failed to connect to the different comms channels

Controls

Updated ‘Classic Context’ control scheme to allow the SRV boost button to work correctly once again, and to remove the conflict between handbrake and cycle fire groups

  • Note – we have had to reassign and in some cases remove some shortcuts. The full list of changes are:
    • Moved headlights and cargo scoop to the Y/Triangle button and d-pad directions
    • Moved open discovery and camera suite to X/Square button and shoulder buttons
    • Moved cycle fire group to Y/Triangle and right d-pad
    • Removed galaxy map and system map shortcuts (can still be accessed from left hand panel)

Crashes/Stability

  • Fixed a crash that could occur when handing in a wing mission
  • Fixed crash that could occur when destroying skimmers

Exploration

  • Stopped the ‘System Scan Complete’ message spamming the player

General

  • Removed the ability for players being able to incorrectly jump huge distances when their ship was without fuel
  • Fixed some visual artifacts that could occur in Thargoid conflict zones

Mining

  • Fixed motherlode asteroids not spawning the appropriate material chunks when correctly destroyed by a Wing of players

Network

  • Fixed a variety of situations that could cause players to be disconnected whilst playing

Patch Update: 3.3.02

At 5:34pm on the 16th January 2019 Frontier posted the details for the patch notes for the 3.3.02 update that will see the servers coming down for approximately one hour from 9:45am (UTC) tomorrow. You can see the patch notes below or on the official website. They will also be linked on the Patch Notes section of this website.

 

Greetings Commanders,

Thank you so much for your feedback since the launch of Elite Dangerous: Beyond – Chapter Four, we’re thrilled to hear that people are enjoying the new features!

We are planning to release the next Elite Dangerous bug-fixing patch (3.3.02) tomorrow (17 January) at 09:45 UTC. We wanted to identify a few issues that the patch will aim to resolve. Please keep in mind that we’ve worked hard to prioritise problems that affect the largest number of players, and we thank you for your patience while we continue to identify further issues and work to fix bugs that may have received fewer reports or are less severe. The below information does not contain the full list, which you can find here.

We have already released server-side fixes for some of the widely-reported problems including game freezes and lockups.

Here are just some of the issues we’ve addressed:

  • Numerous fixes for game crashes and freezes.
  • Corrected issues where leaving a Conflict Zone and rejoining it could lead to players not being able to choose a side to fight for.
  • Increased ship storage to 40 ships per port.
  • Ongoing efforts to balance the Background Simulation in regards to the way states impact influence, economy and security.
  • And more… which you can find here!

Thanks again for your continued feedback, support and patience. Please keep the bug reports and feedback coming through, as they have been invaluable in creating the smoothest play experience for all.


Background Simulation 

  • Balancing changes to the way that states automatically impact influence, economy, and security (balancing is ongoing)

Codex

  • Removed archive entries that have neither audio nor text log
  • Fixed a bug causing archives to have a blank title and text
  • Added archive entries for some crashed ship logs

Comms

  • Re-implemented ability to use physical keyboards on PS4 to enter text in comms channels without needing to use the software keyboard

Conflict Zones

  • Fixed issue where leaving a Conflict Zone and rejoining it could lead to players not being able to choose a side to fight for

Controls

  • Stop allowing the same button to be bound to HUD switch and open Galaxy map, which was causing conflicts
  • Fixed ‘target my wingman’s target’ binding not working

Crashes/Stability

  • Fixed freezes during gameplay
  • Fixed a crash that could occur when launching from a port
  • Fixed a crash that could happen if player is docked at Cavalieri port in Electra
  • Fixed crash that could occur when destroying skimmers
  • Fixed crash that could occur whilst docking
  • Fixed crash that could occur when opening galaxy or system map
  • Fixed crash that could occur when dropping out of hyperspace
  • Fixed crash that occur when entering the game
  • Fixed a crash that occur when opening FSS mode
  • Fixed a crash that could occur when entering CQC
  • Fixed a crash that could occur when opening the codex
  • Fixed a crash that could occur whilst fighting in a Thargoid Conflict Zone

Crime and Punishment

  • Fixed issue where bounties could be claimed anywhere

Exploration

  • Fixed instances of Notable Stellar Phenomenon not being able to be scanned
  • Fixed various biological sites not scanning correctly
  • Updated ‘% System Bodies Mapped’ to ‘% System Bodies Discovered’ in the FSS mode for clarity
  • Fixed issue that caused planets Lagrange and Alpha Centauri to not be able to be scanned
  • Fixed issue where the motion/speed indicators were still visible whilst in FSS mode

Factions

  • Fixed typo in As One Cooperative Minor Faction name
  • Fixed typo in Terminus Syndicate’s description

Galaxy

  • Renamed a starport in the Havans starsystem to Anita’s Legacy
  • Renamed a starport in the Naren starsystem to Sorcha Abhril
  • Renamed a starport in LFT 37 to Vanessa’s Paradise
  • Renamed a starsystem to Tisdar’s Retreat
  • Override starsystem’s default government label to Dictatorship when its allegiance label is set to Thargoids

Livery

  • Fixed issue where previous ship name would appear in new ship or deployed SRV

Localisation

  • Fixed various missing strings and corrupted characters in non-English languages in the Codex
  • Fixed various typos in the Codex
  • Fixed various typos in Squadron screens
  • Fixed typo in the ‘shared trade profit’ message when in trading in Wings
  • Fixed various pronunciation mistakes in the Codex knowledge base for non-English languages

Mining

  • Fixed missing UI when mining in a wing
  • Fixed issues that caused the seismic charge launcher reticule to not show the correct charge level when selecting a target and charging the weapon
  • Fixed UI staying visible after detonation of a motherlode if watched through the vanity camera
  • Fixed visual issue where the ship cockpit glass would render on top of the motherlode fog
  • Fixed some occurrences where surface deposits couldn’t be mined
  • Fixed issue where players couldn’t scoop material chunks with the Python

Missions

  • Opening the galaxy map from a mission auto centers on the target system
  • Fixed ‘Naval Strike’ mission not being able to be completed
  • Fixed missing targets for follow up Assassination missions
  • Fixed templates for collect mission templates which were able to request items that were not legal at the mission giver’s market.

Outfitting

Allow players without Horizons to purchase the new mining modules in outfitting


Player Journal

  • SquadronStartup event
  • ProspectedAsteroid event
  • ReservoirReplenished event
  • Include station info in Location event, if starting when docked
  • Status.json: more detail on fuel level
  • Status.json: fix GuiFocus value when viewing Codex
  • CodexEntry: fix SystemAddress

Ports

  • Increased ship storage to 40 ships per port

Rendering

  • Stopped shipyard schematics rendering through Codex screens
  • Ice planet rocks now generate again

Server

  • Fixed an issue where player location would no longer show in friends and private groups.
  • Fixed an issue when faction conflict states would sometimes not display on the galaxy map
  • Fix list of systems in Thargoid states would appear all on the same line in GalNet
  • Fix localisation issues in Engineer progress news article
  • Various performance & scalability fixes
  • Fix an issue where conflict zones were being placed around the same body too much
  • Fixed a date issue with the website’s GalNet news feed

Squadrons

  • Added a megaship icon on the Squadrons allegiance screen
  • Fixed Squadron bookmark icon alignment issue in galaxy map
  • Added icon to show the happiest system in the Faction allegiance screen

System Map

  • Fixed typo in Dulos system description

UI

  • Fixed an issue that could cause the share to squadron option in the galaxy/system to become unresponsive

VR

  • Fixed pulse wave scanner effects not rendering correctly

Beyond: Chapter 4 – Is Live!

Last Updated: 12th December at 3:45pm (UTC)

Chapter 4 of Beyond is now available for download. The full patch notes are now available via the link below or on the Frontier website here. You can find some important links and information on the latest news for Chapter 4 listed below.

Beyond: A Season Overview
Beyond: Chapter 4 – Full Preview
Beyond: Chapter 4 – Patch Notes
Beyond: Chapter 4 – Livestream (12pm UTC)
Frontier: A thank you – Notes on the Beta
Lifetime Expansion Pass Holders – Update
Console Players SRV Surface Crash Fix
Back-up your keybindings!
Chapter Four Release Content Creator Schedule

Beyond: Chapter 4 – Release Date

At 12:12pm on the 3rd December 2018 Frontier announced the release date for Beyond: Chapter 4. You can read about it below, or on the official site here. You can get the full lowdown on all of Chapter 4’s contents here. Full patchy notes will be available here on release.

Greetings Commanders,

We’re very pleased to announce that Elite Dangerous: Beyond – Chapter Four will be released on… Tuesday 11 December!

his brand new update arrives just in time for the chilly nights of the winter holidays, and while you might be tempted to stay inside where it’s warm and snug, we will be bringing you a variety of features to get you out there… in space! 

Exploration
The Analysis Mode with the improved Exploration Discovery Scanner and Detailed Discovery Scanner, is a game-changing, brand new way for all Commanders to explore the Milky Way galaxy. After the initial scan of the system, you will then be able to tune your scanners to find stellar bodies and other phenomena. Not only is this new system a more realistic, satisfying and engaging exploration experience, but now you will be able to make more informed decisions on where to look next, and you will be more rewarded for your time spent exploring. Commanders will now have probes at their disposal to map the planetary surfaces, and planetary rings, in detail, to locate points of interest and leave your mark on the galaxy in a different way.

Mining
Asteroid belts and planetary rings are about to get very busy. New tools and mechanics will provide a fresh, exciting and lucrative mining experience for all Elite Dangerous Commanders. Using new exploration mechanics, miners can investigate rings to locate the best spots to start their mining sessions, and then the best specific asteroids to probe and excavate for rewards. With the right amount of skill and expertise, the new Abrasion blaster, Sub-surface displacement missile, and Seismic charge launcher, will provide some exciting and explosive results.

Squadrons
Squadrons is a new in-game way of uniting like-minded Commanders to support factions of their choice and compete for top spots in seasonal leader boards. New communication tools, including in-game chat channels, will help you blaze trails together, and leave your Squadron’s mark on the galaxy.

…and so much more!

You can check out all of the upcoming changes and additions via the forum threads here:

We can’t wait for you to explore all that awaits you in the fourth chapter of the Beyond series of updates!

Good luck out there, Commander!