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Elite Dangerous: Beyond goes live next week

Last year, players of Elite Dangerous began noticing some odd encounters. A few players managed to come across huge Thargoid ships and soon after, the alien race began attacking spaceports in the game. This has all been building up to Elite Dangerous: Beyond, a multi-chapter series of updates that will explore humanity's next steps in the face of the Thargoid threat. Beyond marks the third season of Elite: Dangerous content and will be going live at the end of next week.

Elite Dangerous: Beyond Chapter One had an open beta on PC last month. Now, the official launch for Chapter One has been announced, with the update set to begin rolling out on Tuesday. The update is free for all players and will focus largely on “community-requested enhancements”, including changes to the crime and punishment system and a trading system revamp. You can see the trailer for Elite Dangerous: Beyond- Chapter One below:

As Frontier explains it, Chapter One features “a range of game-improving updates, including changes to the engineering mechanics, an overhaul of mission rewards, and an altered crime and punishment system”. During the open beta, pilots will have a chance to fly a new alliance warship known as The Chieftain and the GalNet news station will constantly be giving players updates on what is happening throughout the galaxy, bringing story to the forefront of the experience.

Elite Dangerous: Beyond's first chapter will be part of the game's 3.0 update. It begins rolling out on the 27th of February.

KitGuru Says: I've been playing quite a bit of Elite Dangerous over the last month, though I've mainly been grinding for credits in anticipation for this update. Are many of you still playing Elite Dangerous at the moment? Will you be jumping back in for ED: Beyond?

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