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

Patch Update: 3.3.01 & Codex Issues

At 10:12am on the 19th December Frontier announced the release of the first patch update following Beyond: Chapter 4’s release. You can see them below or on the official website. A link to all patch notes can be found on this blog, here.

Edit @ 1:05pm : Also see the below or here, regarding some issues with the Codex:

Hi Commanders, 

Currently, when scanning an astronomical body, it will provide a record in your Codex with various details, such as the hottest, coldest, largest, smallest, etc. However, we have identified an issue in the Codex, where details of discovered body types are not being replaced when discovering the same body type with a greater or lesser record (such as the smallest, or largest body). 

Our initial fix for this issue will be going live today in the 3.3.01 update, and will allow the Codex to correctly track the name of system that bodies are found in.

We will be introducing a second fix in the future, which will display the correct value for discovered astronomical bodies in the Codex. 

We apologise for this issue and thank you for your patience!



Greetings Commanders,

The Elite Dangerous servers will be offline for all platforms from 10:30 UTC for roughly one hour as we apply the 3.3.01 patch.

Thank you for your patience and we’ll see you in the black!

Please find the full patch notes below:

Codex

  • Corrected titles and descriptions for gas giant entries
  • Changed references of “Stellar Body” to “Astronomical body”

Conflict Zones

  • Fixed enemy ships appearing as clean, and incorrectly causing bounties to be given to Commanders that destroyed them

Controls

  • Fixed occasional complete loss of control input in various situations
  • X52 and X56 presets should be be available once again
  • Fixed a binding issue with T-Flight HOTAS X that caused the confirm options not to be navigable
  • Fixed SRV UI going missing when using the open Codex shortcut
  • Fixed issues with the HOTAS 4 controller on PS4

Crashes/Stability

  • Fixed various crashes on PS4
  • Fixed crash that could occur when landing on a planet
  • Fixed crash that could occur when entering a Notable Stellar Phenomena
  • Fixed a crash that could occur when in the galaxy map
  • Fixed crash that could occur when using a research limpet
  • Fixed crash that could occur when jumping to a new system

Federal Capital Ship

  • Fixed hitcheck issues

Localisation

  • Updated Russian translations for Codex Discoveries
  • Added descriptions for the recently added high value mining commodities

Mamba

  • Increased top end speed
  • Increased pitch rate when below max PIPs
  • Slightly reduced the ENG usage on boost
  • Slightly increased heat gain to compensate

Mining

  • Changed new mineable commodity from ‘Opal’ to ‘Void Opals’

Server Fixes

  • Fixed a number of adjudication and matchmaking server crashes
  • Fixed a number of transaction server performance and reliability issues
  • Fixed a cause of transaction server errors when selling exploration data
  • Retuned the balance of smuggling, crime, missions and selling exploration data with the faction simulation
  • Fixed a number of performance issues when processing the faction simulation
  • Fixed a server error with console players authenticating with the Companion API
  • Stop displaying first discovery names on the system map for star systems with that as their default discovery level, first mapping names should remain.
  • Server-side changes to recover more quickly from chat server failures

VR

  • Fixed hardlock that could occur when entering the Notable Stellar Phenomena
  • Corrected a visual mismatch between the left and right displays when probing planets
  • Fixed missing scan effects in the FSS mode when using a Vive HMD

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

Discovery Scanner 4 – The Art of Asteroids

At 4:21pm on the 5th December 2018 Frontier announced another in the Discovery Scanner series.

Greetings Commanders,

If last week’s Discovery Scanner episode wasn’t enough for you, we’ve another this week. This time, Art Director Chris Gregory will be talking us through, and showing, the artistic vision behind the implementation of crack-able asteroids and tools used to blast them apart! 

Hopefully see you there!

Livestream details

  • Topic – Discovery Scanner – The Art of Asteroids with Chris Gregory
  • Date – 6 December 2018
  • Time – 19:00 (UTC)
  • Where – Click here!

See you there!

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!

Discovery Scanner 3 – Audible Asteroids

Note: This video has been added to the Creating Elite: Dangerous section, here.

On the 28th November 2018 Frontier announced the latest in their series of their ‘Discovery Scanner’ series.

Greetings Commanders,

This week we’re finally back with the third of the Discovery Scanner series, this time focusing on the creation of the ‘cracking’ audio design and implementation of the mother-lode asteroids. 
Join Ross Stack as he takes you on a behind-the-scenes look at how some of the incredible sounds in Elite Dangerous come to life.

Hopefully see you there!

Livestream details

Topic – Discovery Scanner – Audible Asteroids: Prospecting the Sonic Signatures of Asteroids with Senior audio designer, Ross Stack
Date – 29 November 2018
Time – 19:00 (UTC)
Where – Click here!