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!

Beyond: Chapter 4 – Beta #4: Is Live!

Updated: 21st November 2018 @ 12.16am

At 2:05pm on the 20th November 2018 Frontier announced the details for the final part of the Beyond: Chapter 4 Beta. You can see them below or here on the official website. You can read what Frontier have said about Thargoid Conflict Zones, here. Patch notes will appear in this thread once released by Frontier. There will also be a live stream on the 22nd November at 7pm (UTC) to demonstrate the new Thargoid Conflict Zones.

“We’re pleased to announce that the next set of beta content for Beyond – Chapter Four will be Thargoid Conflict Zones and a brand-new Thargoid-attacked Megaship scenario!

“We will bring the beta servers down at 10:00 (UTC) on 21 November. Following the update, the beta server will be live at approximately 11:00 (UTC) on 21 November. 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.

“Slightly different to previous beta additions, this Thargoid content will only be available in the Maia system during the Beyond – Chapter Four beta, though it will be available across all modes.

“Alongside this new content (below), you’ll be able to continue testing all of the previous content!

“To take part in the beta, all you’ll need to do is load up the launcher and select (and update) the following product: Elite Dangerous – Horizons – Beta (3.3). Once that has been completed, you’ll then have access to the Beyond – Chapter Four beta. If this hasn’t appeared, please restart your launcher.

“If you’d like information as the beta progresses, you can also subscribe to our Beyond – Chapter Four Beta newsletter by clicking here.

“We can’t wait to hear what you think of the new Thargoid Conflict Zones and Megaship Scenario!”

Additionally,

“The next beta update will also include various bug fixes and improvements. We’ve made some adjustments to mining itself and all of the details will be available in the patch notes published prior to the beta update.”


 > Patch Notes


Incursion State

  • Incursion state added, along with
  • Thargoid Conflict Zone scenario (“AX Conflict Zones”)
  • Damaged megaship scenarios
  • For the Beta, the Maia system has been manually set to the incursion state, and these scenarios should appear there

Comms

  • Added a toggle to turn off the profanity filter (under the options tab in the comms panel)

Audio Options

  • Updated audio options:
  • Default/optimal volume position is now marked, allowing the player to return to default easily
  • All sliders (apart from the 3 “master” sliders (sounds, music, voice)) can be boosted as well as cut
  • Note: User volume slider positions will be reset to default on this update (this is a one time only reset)

Bug Fixes and Improvements

Anaconda

  • Fixed incorrect white lights in cockpit

Background Sim

  • Added galaxy map filter for the new ‘Civil Liberty’ state
  • Added text to indicate the happiest system in the ‘Faction Allegiance’ section in Squadrons
  • Added icons to states listed in the System Map
  • Pirate attacks and outbreaks will now occur automatically
  • Fixed Conflict Zones not always spawning in systems at War

Cobra Mk.III

  • Fixed misaligned thrusters

Codex

  • Fixed an issue where a planet that didn’t have a terraformed status set would default to being terraformable (when it shouldn’t be)
  • Fixed overlapping text in the Archive section
  • Galactic region no longer resets to your location when searching the Discoveries section
  • Added ‘Distance Traveled in an SRV’ stat
  • Narration added for “Individuals” knowledgebase articles

Comms

  • Increased the volume of the background chatter in Conflict Zones
  • Increased the chat spam limit from 3 to 5 (fixes some Voice Attack issues)
  • Fixed issue that caused chat messages not to be delivered when the recipient was on main menu

Controls

  • The binding for entering the vanity cam in ship and SRV can now be bound to the same button

COVAS

  • Increased the volume of ‘Jefferson’

Crashes/Stability

  • Fixed a crash that could occur when leaving a Resource Extraction Site
  • Fixed a crash that could occur when using the Subsurface Displacement missile
  • Fixed a crash that could occur when jumping to another system
  • Fixed crash that could occur when opening the Codex
  • Fixed that could occur when entering a Conflict Zone
  • Fixed a crash that could occur when players ship is destroyed
  • Fixed a crash that could occur when using the Pulse Wave Analyser
  • Fixed a crash that could occur when using the Prospector Limpet
  • Fixed a crash that could occur when switching ships
  • Fixed a crash that could occur when in the FSS mode
  • Fixed holo-me being incorrectly selectable from the SRV, leading to a softlock
  • Fixed a crash that could occur when switching between 3D modes
  • Fixed a crash that could occur when opening the Codex after a recent discovery
  • Fixed a crash that could occur when selling Exploration Data
  • Fixed instances of “authentication server” disconnections from mission servers

Crime & Punishment

  • Added clarification to the bounty transaction details, to explain the implications of the Kill Warrant Scanner

Decals

  • Fixed reversed decal slots on Cobra Mk.III and Imperial Cutter

Exploration

  • The Detailed Surface Scanner will now auto hide in the fire groups HUD while in normal space
  • Fixed an audio issue that could cause the scanning sound to get stuck and loop
  • Fixed an issue which meant players couldn’t buy exploration data when docked at a port
  • Stopped the ship voice line from needlessly repeating when the system has been fully scanned
  • Fixed an issue where the info panel would not update to show a planets signals while in the DSS mode
  • Fixed an issue that was preventing players from firing probes a rings around stars (the star itself can still not be probed, which is intended behaviour)
  • Bodies now appear when using the FSS mode in non-Horizon versions of the game
  • Increased the sensitivity range on the FSS movement controls
  • Added sensitivity control to the spectrum analysis bar
  • FSS mouse binding now no longer gives a ‘roll’ option
  • Scanning a nav beacon now returns full system data (ring details were missing)
  • Fixed issue that could cause ‘false’ signals to appear that couldn’t be resolved
  • The threat level of a USS is now displayed when zoomed in on it
  • The system map now indicates if the planet has been mapped or not
  • Added message when a body is passively scanned
  • Fixed an issue that was causing some bodies to appear on the system map, but were unable to be discovered using the FSS mode
  • Fixed impossible to meet efficiency targets
  • Info panel now has 2 lines to display messages on
  • Fixed some Thargoid signal sources being identified as Guardian

Federal Corvette

  • Fixed visual issues on fitted ship kit when using a paint job

Friends and Private Groups

  • Fixed a hang that could occur when browsing a very large group

General

  • Fixed issue where dropping out at ports in asteroid clusters wasn’t dropping the player near it
  • Fixed an issue that meant certain Port contacts were erroneously appearing
  • Fixed issue where Thargoid probes weren’t spawning correctly
  • Fixed issue where the left hand panel would become unresponsive when return to the players ship from an SRV
  • Fixed missing leading reticle for the Flechette launcher
  • Fixed issue that could lead to the left hand panel becoming unresponsive

Holo-me

  • Fixed some graphical issues on the avatar portrait

Lighting

  • Reduced brightness in galaxy map

Localisation

  • ‘Search’ wasn’t translated in the Friends and Private Groups menu
  • Fixed various typos
  • Fixed incorrect text on ‘Galactic Powers’ button on the home tab
  • Fixed truncated text on the ‘Galactic Powers’ button in German
  • Added translations for Detailed Surface Scanner options
  • Replaced placeholder text with actual text in Fine description

Mamba

  • Fixed thrusters not changing colour when applying engine colours
  • Fixed misaligned vanity preview cameras
  • Balance pass on boost, speed, and pitch and roll rates
  • Should now dissipate heat quicker (in line with the FDL)

Megaships

  • Fixed Z-fighting issue

Mining

  • Added information on what is inside a motherlode asteroid to the data returned by the prospector limpet
  • Added extra detail to the Subsurface Displacement Missiles outfitting description, to explain the pull and hold trigger feature
  • Fixed graphical issue after using a Displacement Missile
  • NPC ships now use their mining lasers once again
  • Fixed missing targets, UI and feedback when a multicrew member joins after a prospector limpet has been used
  • Added extra feedback icons to the areas that represent the different yield ranges when attempting to crack an asteroid apart
  • Tweaked the pulse wave analyser results to be less broad and more focused at range
  • Added new, high value materials to the motherlode asteroids (free floating materials and new surface deposits, which are found after cracking the asteroid open)
  • Increased the ammo capacity of the new mining tools
  • Stopped depleted asteroids from appearing gold when scanned with the Pulse Wave Analyser

Missions

  • Removed restriction on in space collect missions, to allow players to take them even if their ships cargo hold is below the amount needed (they will use the Cargo Depot feature)

Multicrew

  • Fixed the target panel for the gunner role
  • Fixed issue where select the view report button didn’t take players directly to the screen

Orrery

  • Fixed incorrect planetary ring orientation

Outfitting

  • Updated the refinery text to change the refernce of “Mining Laser” to “Mining Tools”

Player Journal

  • Fixed duplicate scan events
  • Fixed some wing mission cargo reported as stolen
  • FSSSignalDiscovered: add USSType info (§6.6)
  • Add new FSSAllBodiesFound event (§6.4)
  • Scan events generated automatically when entering system now logged as “ScanType”:”AutoScan” (§6.3)
  • Add new event MultiSellExplorationData (§6.10)
  • Faction info in Location/FSDJump: if it’s the player’s squadron faction, add SquadronFaction:true, and flags HappiestSystem:true or HomeSystem:true if relevant (§4.8)

Render

  • Fixed high res screen shot feature when zoomed into a body in FSS
  • Fixed some Z-fighting found at Platers’s Tyranny port
  • Fixed some flickering on glass materials in stations
  • Make the light diffusion through volumetrics similar in appearance across graphics settings.
  • Cockpit geometry occludes ship schematics now
  • Fixed some jittering in ring fog
  • Fixed for brightness of mining related volumetric effects when in shadow of planet
  • Fixed rendering of glass material behind fog in stations

Ship Name Plates

  • Text size is now affected when using leading and/or trailing spaces

Squadrons

  • Randomised the results when browsing
  • Added a new ‘Mentor’ activity tag
  • Fixed issue where players could not use the gamepad to select a member to hand over the Squadron to
  • The members list now defaults to sorting by rank (high – low)
  • Shortened the invite text to solve truncated text
  • Tags can now be edited after the Squadron has been created
  • Fixed the Squadron feed tab being incorrectly reset upon ship destruction
  • Players can now transfer ownership to players that are not currently online
  • Faction alligence page now uses current state rather than pending state
  • After a player is promoted/demoted, permissions are now granted/taken away immediately
  • Tags can now be used to filter Squadron results
  • Fixed a transaction server error when sharing a starport or settlement bookmark
  • Fixed a bug preventing some pre-registered squadrons from changing their faction affiliation
  • Fixed exploration data and CQC results not always being added to the squadron leaderboards

Stellar Forge

  • Corrected the orbit of the moon around Earth

Vanity Camera

  • Stopped the ship cockpit UI rendering through the pilots chair

VR

  • Ensured the ring scan effect (and hotspots) are correctly occluded by the planet geometry in both eyes.
  • Fixed issue that causes the camera to clip through the pilots body more than usual

 

New Thargoid Incursion State – Beta

At 8:15pm on the 15th November Frontier announced some changes to the Thargoid narrative which will go live in the Beta next week. The details can be seen below, or on the official forum. Changes have been made to the Beyond: Chapter 4 page to reflect this.

“Hello everyone,

As is fitting with the elusive Thargoids, we’ve got a surprise announcement for you!

In addition to all of the content we’ve revealed thus far for Beyond – Chapter Four, the Thargoid threat continues to infest the galaxy in the form of new Thargoid Incursions and Thargoid Conflict Zones. Please read on for all the details! 

New State: Thargoid Incursion

  • As time progresses, various systems will find themselves attacked by Thargoid Scouts and Interceptors.
  • Commanders will need to defend the system by killing Thargoids, if they fail to kill a certain number of Thargoids, the system will enter a new Background Simulation state: Incursion.
  • Incursion is a system-wide negative background state that impacts all the factions within that system.
  • Players defend the system (before and during Incursion) by killing Thargoids in that system.


When a system enters Incursion, the following happens:

  • One starport present in the system (that can be damaged) will be damaged.
  • Each week that passes whilst Incursion is active, a new starport (that can be damaged) will be damaged.
  • If a starport has been fixed after being damaged but the system is still in Incursion, it can be damaged again the week after.
  • All megaships in the system at the point of the state enters Incursion, will appear damaged and unable to continue on their journey.
  • Thargoid Scouts and Interceptors that were found in the initial attack will continue to have a presence, but stronger Thargoid Interceptors will now also make an appearance.
  • Thargoid Conflict Zones will also be found in the system, which pits players against Thargoids in waves of combat.
  • The Incursion state lasts (currently) indefinitely until players remove it.
  • To overcome the Incursion state, Commanders must kill Thargoid Scouts and Interceptors.
  • The amount of kills needed to remove the Incursion state varies from system to system.

We’ll be exploring the new Thargoid Combat Zones in a live-stream on 22 November, but if you can’t wait, you’ll be able to try them for yourselves in the beta next week!