WATCH: Elite Dangerous Beyond Chapter One Drops Beta Teaser
The team at Frontier Development has released a trailer for the Elite Dangerous Beyond – Chapter One beta, along with some details on when and what to expect in the game. As announced at Frontier Expo 2017, the team shared an early vision into the future of the title for players to prepare for. After the long wait since that time, fans will have a chance to jump into their cockpits and take part in all of the action. Take a look at the trailer below as your prepare for all the excitement:
Along with an overview with what to expect in Elite Dangerous Beyond, the team released a statement with the beta trailer:
At Frontier Expo 2017, we revealed the first details of season 3 of Elite Dangerous, called Elite Dangerous: Beyond. Throughout 2018 we’re bringing four Beyond updates to Elite Dangerous Commanders which focus on adding new content, uncovering and progressing the mysteries of the galaxy and enhancing existing core gameplay experiences. These updates will consist of a number of additions with the first update detailed below, followed by two smaller content updates through the year and our largest update coming in Q4. Each update will be a new Chapter in the Elite Dangerous: Beyond season.
Today we’re pleased to announce that you’ll be able to test Chapter 1 of the series in the open beta coming to all PC Elite Dangerous and Elite Dangerous: Horizons players on Thursday 25 January!
Take a look at all the features that will be available in Elite Dangerous: Beyond – Chapter One:
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.
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.
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.
All players on the PC and Mac will be open to the beta, which goes live on January 25th.
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