As announced by Frontier there will be two live streams (on their YouTube channel) during the week of the 15th January 2018 to go into more details regarding the upcoming changes to Chapter 1 of Beyond. The dates are below:
> Tuesday, 16th January 2018 – 7pm GMT
> Thursday, 18th January 2018 – 7pm GMT
> Tuesday 23rd January 2018 – 7pm GMT
(2pm EST – 11am PST – 5am AEST)
Details will be added to this website as soon as time allows.
There’s been an influx of at least 100k new players to the game since the Steam sale of Elite Dangerous/Horizons in the Christmas/Holiday period, so a big welcome to all the new players.
If you’re visiting this blog for the first time then you’ll find a selection of news about the games development both past and present from the menu in the top corner of the screen. You can also visit the update page to find the latest additions to to specific pages here.
If you’ve just bought the base game in the sale and you’re thinking about buying the Horizons expansion, then you can read the overview with links to each point release here.
You can find a brief rundown of all the games features, including links to the official patch notes here.
You can read about all the currently known features coming in the Beyond series of free updates, here. (Note: Frontier have said these are Horizons only).
And The Future? Well it’s probably On The List….
Enjoy, and see you in the black!
At 2:14pm on the 20th December 2017 Frontier announced the release of the Type-10 Defender.
“The Thargoid threat is rising. We’re receiving reports of attacks on space stations and devastation across the galaxy. Commanders have been requested to embark on dangerous rescue attempts to shuttle survivors away from the menace.
“There’s no doubt that we’ve got a difficult task ahead. But it’s not over yet… With the urgent need for new weaponry apparent, the Alliance Navy has commissioned Lakon Spaceways to overhaul the Type-9, in response to recent events.
“The result of this collaboration is the new Type-10 Defender, a military behemoth specifically built for combat and absorbing heavy hits. It’s available now from most Alliance-controlled, high-tech systems.
“What are you waiting for, Commander?”
The 13th December 2017 saw the Thargoids attacking stations and its inhabitants fleeing for their lives. You can see the official Frontier trailer for this below.
At 11.50am on the 6th December 2017 Frontier announced the release of Patch 2.4.09. Or if you are on the PS4, Patch 1.13. You can find all the patch notes here.
“2.4.09 is now live… the downtime is expected to be 15 minutes, or maybe slightly longer for those on PS4.
“On PS4 this update will appear as 1.13. We are looking in to getting these numbers to match in future, in order to avoid confusion. Thanks!
“The update contains a number of bug fixes.
At 11.30am on the 30th November 2017 Frontier released an update in the form of patch 2.4.08. The details can be seen below or here on the official site. A link to all updates can be found on this site, here.
“Greetings commanders, we have 2.4.08 on the way today for you! This update will cover all platforms and will have about 10 minutes of downtime while you download the update, and us updating the servers.
“The contents of the update is as follows…”
- Fixed an issue with the AX Fighter’s statistics that rendered it more effective than intended against human targets
- Aegis has arranged for the new AX variant of the popular Taipan fighter to be available at independent stations across the galaxy
- Fixed an issue with misaligned Paintjobs for the Keelback.
- Fix for inability to send comms messages in normal space when using T.Flight Hotas One.
- Fix for the T.Flight Hotas One Xbox button putting the ship in full reverse.
At 2:27pm on the 18th October 2017 Frontier announced a PS4 update only to fix some texturing issues which have been causing problems. You can find the patch notes added to the Elite: Dangerous Current Features page.
“Just to let you all know that we’re performing an update today to apply a fix for an issue where textures would sometimes display at lower resolutions than intended on PlayStation 4. This will begin from 15:00 BST. Downtime is expected to last around 10-15 minutes.”