Updated: 18th October 2017
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Horizons is the name given to the first expansion of Elite: Dangerous. It will come in 5 individual releases (2.0 to 2.4). Although most headline content released during the Horizons season is specific to those owning the expansion, there are still plenty of updates available to anyone owning just the base game. Anything specific to just Horizons is marked with a +.
You can look at the official Frontier Elite: Dangerous website for more information including current pricing.
Note: Any text in green is to signify this content is released or has been confirmed in the upcoming release. Any text in red is to signify that previously mentioned content update will not make it into this season of updates (and possibly any other future update).
> 1.5 & 2.0 – Planetary Landings
> Released: 15th December 2015
The first part of the Horizons season was released on the 15th December 2015 and features the ability to land your ship on airless planets and moons as well as drive across the surface in your SRV. Additionally you can find materials to refuel, rearm and repair your ship and SRV.
You can see the launch video here, or read the list of headline features here.
> 1.6 & 2.1 – The Engineers
> Released: 26th May 2016 [PC] | 3rd June [Xbox One Release]
This update was released on the 26th May 2016. You can watch the trailer here and read the full list of known features here. Horizons for Xbox users was released on the 3rd June 2016.
> 1.7 & 2.2 – Guardians
> Released: 25th October 2016 (PC & Xbox One)
Frontier released ‘1.7 & 2.2 – Guardians’ on the 25th October 2016.
It’s recommended you head over to the The Guardians: 1.7 & 2.2 Feature List page to read all the details.
> 1.8 & 2.3 – The Commanders
> Released: 11th April 2017
Frontier released ‘1.8 & 2.3: The Commanders’ on the 11th April 2017.
For a full look at its contents click here.
> 2.4 – The Return
> Release date: 26th September 2017
Frontier released 2.4 – ‘The Return’ on the 26th September 2017.
You can see the preview, here.
> Additional ‘Beyond’ Content
Frontier announced that ‘Beyond’ would feature some free core upgrades to the game during 2018. You can read about them here.