The fourth chapter of Elite Dangerous’ Beyond campaign is live today, and if it seems as if we’ve been covering it forever, that’s only because Frontier has been remarkably good at explaining its changes ahead of time in a staggering number of streams and dev posts.
Chapter four 3.3 includes the promised exploration overhaul, the new ship codex, the heavily revamped faction system, new scenarios, new ships and megaships, new mining processes, cockpit UI tweaks, and squadrons, which is basically a full-fledged guild system.
It does sound like this is the last big update for a while; this past summer, Frontier made it clear that it was already working on the “next major landmark” for the “next era of Elite,” something “scheduled to release a considerable time after the final update in the Beyond series.”
If my napkin math is correct, the servers should be up around 1 p.m. EST today. Ish. Enjoy!
Exploration. Mining. Ships. Scenarios. Squadrons. Lighting. Codex… and more! Elite Dangerous: Beyond – Chapter Four is now available to download for all platforms. Right on, Commanders! pic.twitter.com/DTGjnkc3Cy
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