Frontier have commented on the server downtime before the release of 2.4: The Return.
“We hope you’re just as excited as we are for the launch of The Return 2.4 tomorrow (26/09/17), and we can’t wait for you to be in direct contact with the Thargoids in-game for the first time. As we’ve mentioned before, The Return 2.4 will unfold in a different way to previous updates, with the narrative and content releasing over the coming months.
“Due to the narrative and secretive nature of the update, we won’t be hosting a stream during the downtime tomorrow. We want you to experience the content for yourselves, so instead we are planning a Thargoid stream for this coming Thursday with our scientific community. There will also be a competition during the downtime that will get you sharpening up your combat skills – look on our social media channels and here on the forum for more information about that competition and how you can get involved.
“We expect the galaxy servers to be down from 9AM BST for approximately 9 hours +. There is a chance that this could run over, so we really appreciate your patience. As usual with these updates we’ll keep you as up to date as possible… I’ll post the changelogs here, and add update information to the thread as it comes in.
“Keep an eye on our social media channels. too for regular updates on the server status. We will try to respond to as many queries as possible, but we will give everyone advanced notice for when the servers come back online, and social media is your best bet for knowing when the servers are back up and running.”
Patch notes and any other information will appear on this blog when available.
The release date for 2.4: The Return will be the 26th September 2017. The official cinematic release trailer, ‘Commander Chronicles: Retaliation’ can be seen below.
You can read the preview here. You can watch Frontier’s Thargoid Lore stream containing this video, some Thargoid history and some brief details about what to expect for 2.5 and onwards, here.
Frontier have confirmed that the live stream for 2.4: The Return will take place Thursday 14 September at 7PM BST with details about the launch, plus a discussion with developers about the story so far.
You can watch the stream here.
A write-up of the most important information will follow on here in due course.
Frontier have posted some information regarding the release of 2.4: The Return on the official forum as of 7.11pm this evening.
“We’ve been noticing a lot of conversations and speculation regarding when 2.4 will be released, and many are guessing at this week. To respond to all of these speculations in one go, in the interest of managing expectations and being open in our communications with you, we wanted to give you a clearer idea about when we’ll give you that information.
“In the stream next week on Thursday 14 September at 7PM BST, we’ll be bringing on our developers for a lore live stream where we’ll discuss some of the story in preparation for 2.4 so that you’re ready for when the update comes. We’ll also be giving more information about the launch of 2.4 The Return, and a date of when you can expect to be exploring the content for yourself!
“Thank you for your participation in the recent betas, and thank you for your patience so far. We’re excited to bring you 2.4 The Return and look forward to the discoveries that the community makes about our alien visitors.”
Frontier today at 12:19pm have put an end to the 2.4 open beta and said that the full release will be coming “Soon”.
As mentioned in our latest newsletter the 2.4 Open Beta is now closed, and we’d like to thank you for all your help in testing this latest update! We look forward to bringing the full 2.4 update to you soon, so watch this space for further information.
Frontier have confirmed via their newsletter that the open beta for 2.4: The Return will come to an end on the 4th September 2017. This would suggest that the full release for 2.4: The Return can be expected soon after. You can read the current preview for 2.4, here.
Frontier have announced that there will be a pre-launch stream for the release of the PS4 version of the game. You can read about it here.