Patch Update: 3.1.3

On the 20th July Frontier released the 3.1.3 patch update, the details of which can be seen below, on the official site or on the Current Features page.


Fixes and Improvements

  • Fixed an issue where AI ships could incorrectly attack each other
  • Fixed Thargoid Massacre and Illegal Massacre missions not spawning USS’s when they should
  • Fixed an issue where Faction Bounties were being awarded in PvP instead of Power Bounties
  • Fixed an issue where NPCs were not aligning with the correct side and engaging in Powerplay Military Strike Zones

Patch Update: 3.1.2

At roughly 3:12pm on the 11th July 2018 Frontier took down the servers for approximately 30 minutes to update the small 3.1.2 patch. Details are below and on the official website. You can find all patch notes and details of major updates here.


Fixes and Improvements

  • Fixed a softlock that could occur when dropping in to a Military USS
  • Fixed missing Search and Rescue contact text
  • Additional minor optimisations and fixes

Patch Update: 3.1.1

At 10:40am on the 5th July 2017 Frontier released a patch update for the recent Beyond: Chapter 2 release. You can see the details below, on the official forum or on the Elite: Dangerous Current Features part of this website.


Fixes and Improvements

Missions

  • Fixed players not being able to hand in a mission after accepting certain mission ‘wrinkles’
  • Fixed some missions appearing incorrectly in the ‘Requirements Not Met’ section of the mission board

Ships 

  • Rearranged incorrectly placed internal power modules on the Alliance Chieftain, Alliance Challenger and Krait Mk.II

Stability Fixes 

  • Fixed a crash that could occur when dropping from Supercruise into a Covert Combat Mission USS
  • Fixed a crash that could occur when dropping from Supercruise into an instance with a military installation
  • Fixed disconnection issues around certain installations

Modules

  • Fixed a “Jump Exceeds Fuel Use Limit” discrepancy when using a Guardian FSD Booster with FSD Injection or white Dwarf/Neutron star boosts

Installations

  • Reinstated installations that were causing crashes

Beyond: Chapter 2 – Release Day

Update @ 5.50pm: Chapter 2 is now available to play, weighing in at about 1.8gb.

Frontier have announced that the servers for Chapter 2 will be down from 8am BST on the 28th June for a minimum of 9 hours. Updates will be given if this changes. PC Commanders should back up their key binds. Patch notes are at the bottom of this post and on the Elite: Dangerous – Current Features page. Whilst you’re waiting you can watch the Chapter 2 Live stream, here.

If you’ve not yet seen what will be coming in the Chapter 2 update you can view the trailer below or read about it here.


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CONTENT

  • Missions and Scenarios
    • Added new wing mining missions
    • Added new high threat USS’s, and missions that can direct players to them
  • Megaship and Installation Interactions
    • Added existing megaship interactions to installations
    • Added Escape Hatch interaction points to damaged megaships
  • Crime and Punishment
    • Players can now hand themselves in to security contacts, if they have outstanding bounties, and a zero notoriety rating. Players that hand themselves in will pay off the bounty and be deported to the nearest detention center
    • Relaxed the friendly fire thresholds against NPC ships, to lower the amount of erroneous crimes being handed out
    • Notoriety now decays whilst the player is docked
    • Players current notoriety level displayed in cockpit will no longer be potentially out of date
    • Relaxed the rules for Multicrew gunners so that they are less prone to accidental assault/reckless weapon discharge crimes

Horizons-only Content

  • Weapons
    • New weapons now available at applicable Tech Brokers:
    • Large Plasma Shock Cannon (Fixed, Gimbal, Turret)
    • Large Guardian Shard Cannon (Fixed, Turret)
    • Large Guardian Plasma Launcher (Fixed, Turret)
  • Modules
    • The Guardian FSD booster is once again available at the Guardian Tech Broker, now with improved fuel efficiency
  • Ships
    • Alliance Challenger – a medium sized ship, based on the Alliance Chieftain, that boasts a generous compliment of hard-points, whilst retaining the Chieftains characteristic agility. It also has stronger armour.
    • Krait Mk.II – a medium sized, multi-role ship, that trades defensive capability for speed, fire-power and maneuverability. The Krait Mk.II has space for two crew members and is capable of carrying a fighter bay
  • Narrative
    • New planetary sites added, with audio logs

Fixes and Improvements

  • Art
    • Fixed some missing effects on Guardian Artifacts
  • Audio
    • Fixed audio cutting out in supercruise near neutron stars
  • Background Simulation
    • Fixed war missions incorrectly offering influence rewards (influence during a war state has no actual effect)
    • Ensure that faction effects are the same from selling exploration data for pages as well as individual star systems, and balance those faction effects to have roughly the same galactic impact as before this release
  • Controls & Control Devices
    • Prevented Flight Assist from automatically re-enabling after exiting Supercruise
  • Engineers
    • Fixed an issue with fading text in the Engineers Cost help window
  • General Fixes & Tweaks
    • Numerous performance optimisations for hangers
    • Resolved some minor typos
    • Fixed some cut off text in material descriptions
    • Local news top 5 bounty list should ignore breaking characters from ship names
    • Fixed situations where ‘Last main sequence star’ info message can appear incorrectly
    • General stability fix for incorrectly replicated data between players
  • Holo-Me Creator
    • Fixed an issue that prevented players from saving their avatar with the Frontier Expo suit equipped
  • Installations/POIs/USSs
    • Implemented a maximum scan time multiplier to prevent excessively long scans on large Mega Ships and Installations
    • Fixed an underground destructible panel at a Guardian Structure
  • Missions
    • Removed the timed element from assassination missions, so that targets are no longer limited to spawning within a time window. Players can scan the systems local nav beacon to find the targets location.
    • Fixed Mentor missions showing incorrect reward choice upon completion
    • Raised pay-out rate for Elite Rank Mining Missions
    • Updated Salvage missions so that factions cannot be duplicated as both giver and target
    • Updated the mission timer for Massacre Thargoid Wing Missions so it matches the non-Wing variant of this mission
    • Fix wing mission rewards from trade missions to award trade rank to multicrew crew members as well as the helm
    • Colonia factions have started issuing mission tip offs for the region
  • NPCs
    • Ramming a guardian sentinel will no longer give you a bounty
  • Outfitting
    • Fixed long description texts for experimental modules not appearing properly under the “Read More” section in Outfitting
  • PlayStation 4
    • Fixed an issue that could occur when playing the combat tutorial while background installation is in progress
    • Fix for an issue where the “Put Your Fighters Up” Trophy was not being awarded when fighter ships were launched from your ship by an AI pilot
  • Powerplay
    • Fixed Powerplay crimes incorrectly affecting notoriety
  • Ships & SRV (General Ship Fixes and Improvements)
    • Fixed cases of Collector Limpets clipping through the top of several ships when returning cargo
    • Fixed some visual problems with short Ship IDs
  • Alliance Chieftain
    • Addressed a specular highlight in the canopy that could flicker in certain lighting conditions
    • Fixed a small gap in geometry
    • Fixed some clipping on hardpoints 1 and 2
    • Shrank the Shipyard schematic icon slightly to prevent clipping
    • Realigned nameplates
    • Fixed some clipping on the Ship Kit
  • Anaconda
    • Fixed scratches being present on Ship Kit parts when there is no ship wear and tear
    • The number of internal windows now correctly matches the number of external ones
    • Fixed an instance of Paint Jobs not rendering over a heat vent door
    • Smoothed out some overhead cables in the cockpit
    • Adjusted some internal module target locations
    • Fixed emissive decals on the Anaconda losing detail if the Fusion Paint Job is applied
  • Asp Explorer
    • Fixed a 2D Cannon alignment issue
  • Diamondback Explorer
    • Added Ship Kit cameras for outfitting
  • Dolphin
    • Fixed a texture issue with the Prestige paintjob
  • Federal Corvette
    • Fixed some reflective areas on the Icarus and Prestige paintjobs
    • Lowered glossiness on Precision Paint Jobs
    • Fixed some missing textures on Paint Jobs
  • SRV
    • Fixed a visual issue that could occur with your commander when colliding in an SRV
  • Type 9 Heavy
    • Fixed a missing thruster texture
    • Fixed some texture and model position issues
  • Type 10 Defender
    • Fixed some clipping on certain Ship Kit parts
    • Fixed some texture and model position issues
  • Vulture
    • Fixed misaligned small lights
  • Stability Fixes
    • Fixed a crash to desktop that would occur when opening the galaxy map immediately after the game had loaded in a station
    • Fixed a server error that could occur when trying to apply an experimental effect to a module that was originally modified by another Engineer
    • Fixed a crash that could occur when using Collector Limpets
  • User Interface
    • Fixed an issue in the Systems panel that prevented the module health from updating correctly when repairing a module using a AFMU
    • Fixed legal salvage incorrectly showing as a loss when sold
  • Weapons & Modules
    • The heatsink launcher no longer has an incomprehensible DPS statistic
    • Human and Guardian Tech Broker blueprint requirements have been reduced
  • Multicrew
    • Decreased the discrepancy in jump times between Helm and crew members

Patch Update: 3.0.5

“At 10:16am on the 28th March 2018, Frontier announced a small update to the game. You can see the patch note below, or on the official site, here.

“Hello everyone,

“We are taking the PC galaxy servers down now for the 3.0.5 update which will fix the Trade Data issue detailed yesterday. We do not have an estimated time when the servers will be back online but we’ll communicate here and on our social media channels when they are.

“The fix will come on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One early next week and we’ll update you here when that fix will come.

“See the changelog below.”


Galaxy/System Map

  • Fixed an issue that caused a Commander’s Trade Data to not display

Patch Update: 3.0.4

At 3:33pm on the 26th March 2018 Frontier announced the release of the 3.0.4 patch update. The servers are expected to be down for up to 2 hours. You can see the patch notes below, on the Elite: Dangerous – Current Features part of this blog or on the offical site, here.


“We are taking the galaxy servers down now for the 3.0.4 update which has a number of bug fixes. It also reverts the changes made to hot ships and access to outfitting in the 3.0.3 update, which means ships can now access outfitting anywhere except Starports controlled by a faction that has issued a bounty or fine against them.

Details about future crime proposals can be found here. Estimated downtime is approximately two hours, and we’ll communicate here and on our social media channels when the servers are back online. Thank you all for your patience. The change log can be found below:

Consoles

  • Fixed a cockpit shadow issue near planets on the PS4
  • Restored the version info text to the main menu on the XB1

Crime

  • Fixed an issue where players couldn’t pay off bounties via the Interstellar Factors Contact when their notoriety was 0
  • Refuelling from the Star port Services screen is now allowed while under Anonymous Access Protocol
  • Power bounties are now cleared when the player leaves or defects from a power
  • Power bounties are now included when cleaning a ship with Interstellar Factors
  • Outfitting service is always open (where available) except when using anonymous access

Installations/POIs/USSs

  • Fixed scans in settlements only giving one data material, apart from Guardian Blueprints which intentionally return one
  • Fixed an issue where police will spawn in anarchy systems at a USS

Local News Reports

  • Fixed the wrong ship name appearing in the top 5 bounty lists if a commander appears in more than one list
  • Fixed ship bounties not being added to the top 5 bounty lists on login
  • Fixed top 5 bounty list entries not expiring after 5 days
  • Fixed superpower bounties not being added to the top 5 bounty list when issued

Missions

  • Long distance passenger missions now properly allow the selection of a mission reward
  • Fixed rank up missions not spawning
  • Fixed some Search and Rescue missions not correctly reflecting the repair state of the Starport
  • Fixed some mission-only cargo types not being available
  • Delivery Wing mission payouts have been increased and the cargo requirement decreased

Multi-crew

  • Crew members now unlock trade data correctly when the helm scans a Nav Beacon

Player Journal

  • Fixed localised strings where the localisation resources redirect to another text symbol
  • Fixed missing “PayBounties” event
  • Ensured commodity names are localised in CargoDepot interactions, and when scooping and dumping from SRV
  • Fixed some factions having their influence displayed incorrectly

Stability Fixes

  • Fixed a rare memory crash
  • Fixed a connection issue that could occur near SYNUEFE VM-D C15-10 2 A
  • Fixed a connection issue that could occur near planet surfaces
  • Fixed a crash that could occur when using the Kill Warrant Scanner
  • Fixed the tourist beacon issue where the beacons became misplaced

Weapons & Modules

  • The damage values displayed for experimental weapons now more accurately represent the damage that they will deal against human vessels

Patch Update: 3.0.3

At 10:10am on the 19th March 2018 Frontier announced the release of the 3.0.3 patch for the Beyond series. The original post can be seen here with the patch notes, or you can see them below or at the bottom of the Elite: Dangerous – Current Features section of this blog. Note: This patch sees the return of mining missions back into the game (it’s not expressly stated in the patch notes. The patch notes here also show a couple of changes mentioned by Sandro Sammarco, here. The original patch notes may or may not be amended to reflect this.


“Hello everyone,

“We are taking the galaxy servers down now for the 3.0.3 update which will bring improvements and correct various issues on all platforms. We do not have an estimated time when the servers will be back online but we’ll communicate here and on our social media channels when they are. See the changelog below.

“Not only are we bringing numerous fixes to bugs and crashes, but also an improvement to gameplay mechanics, as detailed below by lead designer, Sandro Sammarco.

“In regard to Power Bounties, this is a short-term solution to allow us to continue to work on further fixes without hindering the PowerPlay experience. We’ll have more information for you as soon as possible.

“Once again, thank you all for your continued positive and constructive feedback. Your bug reports and support allows us to continually improve Elite Dangerous.

“Outfitting of ‘Hot’ Ships

“We’re changing the crime system when it comes to ‘hot’ ships.

“The reason for this is that the system of cleaning ‘hot’ modules in storage was creating an unfair punishment, where commanders were removing modules from ‘hot’ ships that only had small bounties on them and then discovered that the cost for cleaning ‘hot’ modules was dramatically more expensive!

“From 3.0.3 you will no longer be able to access outfitting at any port whilst in a ‘hot’ ship, thus you will not be able to make any load-out changes. You’re required to first clean the ship by paying off fines and bounties issued against it. Outfitting services will then be restored.

“It’s worth noting that we will automatically clean ‘hot’ modules in storage when we deploy this update.

“We feel this change simplifies the rules even more and prevents players from paying unnecessary amounts of credits.

“Power Bounties

“Power bounties are supposed to be an incentive for consensual PvP during PowerPlay activities. They are meant to provide credits to players claiming them, whilst not punishing players they are issued against (such as no anonymous access protocols, no detention centre respawning and no increased transfer costs). They’re also meant to last until claimed or you leave the power. Basically, when you get one, it’s just some extra money stuck on your head that opposing power players can claim when they kill you.

“Unfortunately, Power Bounties seem to be triggering some of the punishments that normal bounties do, and are not always being removed when you leave a Power. As an interim fix, we are allowing Interstellar Factors to clear Power Bounties, while we investigate the issues.

“We’re also aware of an issue with the Top 5 Bounty Boards and are looking into it!

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Audio

  • Fixed glitching effect triggering incorrectly on COVAS
  • Fixed an issue where interstellar bounty audio lines would play incorrectly on subsequent bounties

Background Sim

  • Fix blackmarket availability from stations that changed ownership when their controlling faction retreated from their starsystem

Controls & Control Devices

  • Fixed a bug that mapped the headlook motion control yaw axis to the pitch axis for DualShock4 on PS4
  • Fixed some double-bound buttons for the T Flight HOTAS One and 4

Crime

  • Fixed an issue where players were unable to pay off a fine they had received in their SRV after transferring back to their ship
  • Fixed ATR response not resetting upon ship destruction
  • The Kill Warrant Scanner grants a license to kill for any faction bounty linked to the current jurisdiction’s superpower
  • Outfitting is now locked for players in Hot Ships, even in jurisdictions where they are not directly wanted. All currently stored modules will be cleaned
  • A player’s own Power Bounties no longer cause their legal status to appear as ‘Wanted’ or increase their local bounty in their own cockpit
  • Attacking Wanted ships (player or NPC) is now legal even if the player does not know they are Wanted
  • Fixed an issue where Superpower bounties would be displayed with incorrect values
  • Fixed an issue where players were not forced to pay certain fines/bounties when respawning at a Detention Centre
  • All bounties detected with the Kill Warrant Scanner are claimed when the ship is destroyed
  • Superpower bounties are issued once a ship has bounties in 5 or more factions affiliated with a superpower
  • Destroyed ships will be recovered by the faction controlling the jurisdiction, or the faction controlling the port they were last docked at where possible
  • Factions that recover destroyed ships will check for criminal debts and deport the player to the nearest detention centre to pay them
  • NPCs have a chance to be affiliated with factions from nearby systems, and a smaller chance to be from further afield
  • Wanted NPCs may have secondary bounties issued by factions from other systems
  • KWS detects all faction bounties from all factions in all systems (not Power bounties or superpower bounties)
  • KWS grants license to kill when superpower matches between current jurisdiction and faction bounty
  • NPCs have bounties from current jurisdiction, other factions in system, factions in nearby systems and occasionally factions from great distances

Engineers

  • Adjusted the text layout in the Convert Modified Module UI to prevent it from being cut off
  • Fixed an issue where the Guardian Power Plant could be Engineered

Galaxy Map/System Map

  • Fixed the Galaxy Map filter configuration selection not persisting on subsequent re-openings of the Galaxy Map
  • Fixed an issue where the System Map displayed unpopulated systems with a security level of Low instead of Anarchy
  • Fixed Influence levels in the System Map not totalling 100

Holo-Me Creator

  • Fixed some pilot helmets not matching the suit colour you are using

Installations/POIs/USSs

  • Fixed some of the Guardian Sites having a different layout since the 3.0 update
  • Fixed a pylon that could not be scanned at a Guardian Site
  • Fixed an issue where some Guardian Codices only displayed when in a group

Missions

  • Balance pass on wing delivery and collect missions
  • Skimmers only spawn when you are in an SRV
  • While in a ship, approaching Settlements where Skimmers are spawned will trigger the crime of trespass
  • Fixed assassination missions showing players the target mission system prematurely
  • Adjusted reputation reward numbers to balance Superpower progression speed
  • Fixed some missions offering the requested cargo as a reward after handing it over
  • Collect missions will no longer give out rewards which are wanted by collect missions from the same station
  • Changes made to make Massacre Missions spawn more reliably
  • Superpower Rank-up Missions have been moved to the Follow On Missions section to make them easier to find
  • Fixed an issue where factions could send players on Spec Ops missions to their own systems
  • Players can no longer delete Wing Mission Reward messages until the reward has been claimed
  • Increased the payouts for bulk passenger Missions
  • Smuggling and altruism missions will now correctly display the rewarded amount of influence and reputation
  • Fixed an issue that could cause Ram Tah missions to expire too early

Multi-Crew

  • Fixed a softlock that could occur when attempting to use the Multi-Crew tab in the Comms Panel after leaving a wing

Player Journal

  • Fixed the TechnologyBroker event mixing up Commodities and Materials
  • Server synchronised time is now used for Journal timestamps
  • Fixed the Status.json flag for lights when in the SRV
  • All economy types are now listed in cases where a station has several
  • More information is included about Wing Cargo Delivery missions
  • Fixed the ‘fuel scooping’ flag in status.json
  • Fixed the ‘low fuel’ flag in status.json when in an SRV

PowerPlay

  • PowerPlay bounties can be paid off at Interstellar Factors

Ships & SRV

General Ship Fixes and Improvements

  • Fixed an issue whereby you could not retract your ship’s landing gear after dying in an SRV
  • Fixed an issue where players were sometimes unable to rebuy their ship after disconnecting when dying
  • Improved the field of fire on a Large Turreted Weapons when equipped to the Large Hardpoint

Alliance Chieftain

  • Fixed Chieftain cockpit hit region being oversized

Dolphin

  • Fixed an issue whereby re-logging when driving an SRV could lead to issues boarding your ship

Vulture

  • Fixed a symmetry issue with the Pulse Paintjob

Stability Fixes 

  • Fixed a UI crash in the missions screen that could occur when using various filters
  • Fixed a crash that could occur when transitioning between locations
  • Fixed a crash that could occur during a Multi-Crew session if the player’s ship is destroyed
  • Fixed a crash that could occur in systems with no factions

User Interface

  • Updated the Interstellar Factors’ name in the System Map to preserve consistency
  • Re-instated the decimal place on the stats page and the system map and changed the value format accordingly
  • The Materials Ignore List automatically ignores any materials which the player does not have the capacity to collect
  • Fixed mining fragments not displaying the material percentage when selected
  • Fixed total earnings in commander stats when selling pages of exploration data
  • Speculative fix was introduced for the Comms Panel issue

VR

  • Fixed Sidewinder hull panels rendering incorrectly when viewed from inside the cockpit

Weapons & Modules

  • Added an extra decimal point to the display of power plant heat rate to allow small changes to be seen.