We will be able to play the Beta Beyond, chapter 1, this Thursday, January 25! Open to all PC and Mac players.

Two livestreams should precede the release of the beta, this Tuesday January 16 (7 pm GMT) and Thursday, January 18 (7 pm GMT) to appreciate more closely the Update and ask our questions to the developers. Beyond should be spread over the year 2018 and offer various additions to the game, new content, more discoveries about the mysteries of the galaxy and great improvements to the Core game. Each of the 4 updates will bring a new chapter in the story of the game for the season Beyond.

Frontier will be eagerly awaiting your feedback from this beta in the official Elite: Dangerous forums in order to brush and improve even more the update thanks to the community.

  • New Ship: Chieftain – Elite Dangerous Horizons Commanders will also be able to take to the stars in the new Alliance Chieftain, designed not only to dish out punishment, but to avoid it. Manufactured by Lakon Spaceways, the Chieftain is more maneuverable than ships of similar size and weight, and its combat profile means it can more than hold its own in a fight.
  • Improved Core Mechanics Chapter 1 of Beyond will bring improvements to some of Elite Dangerous’ core mechanics, including accessibility enhancements to the engineering mechanics, an overhaul of mission rewards and big changes to crime and punishment. We’ll be sharing more information on the changes to Crime and Punishment, and the Engineers in a future post here on the forums and in the livestreams mentioned above.
  • Wing Missions Chapter 1 of Beyond will give you the chance to take on wing missions with your fellow Commanders, sharing both the efforts and rewards.
  • Revised Trade Data Commanders will now be able to access trade data from systems they have previously visited, in order to make more informed decisions when shipping goods across the Milky Way.
  • Planetary Visual Improvements Chapter 1 also includes the first of the planetary visual improvements coming as part of the Beyond series of updates (with more surface level improvements coming later in the year) bringing a new vibrancy to the Elite Dangerous galaxy.
  • GalNet Audio – With the introduction of GalNet Audio, you will be able to catch up on the latest news from across the galaxy without ever leaving the action.