Attention all honest Traders and questionable Privateers, Frontier Developments have just announced that Elite Dangerous: Beyond – Chapter One will be pulling into space dock for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on the 27th February 2018. Beyond is free for all players and will be focusing on community-requested enhancements, core foundational changes and new in-game content which will progress the ever-expanding player-driven storyline.
With the release of Chapter One the crime and punishment system in Elite Dangerous will undergo a series of changes designed to improve the response to players’ criminal activities, making Open Play’s massively multiplayer galaxy fairer and more competitive.
The new Advance Tactical Response will be on the hunt for repeat offenders, ‘Hot Ships’ attach crimes to players’ spacecrafts, and new notoriety levels increase consequences for illegal activities making the galaxy a more challenging place for veteran pilots.
With the introduction of GalNet Audio the main source of news in Elite Dangerous becomes easily accessible as commanders can catch up on the latest updates and engage with the overarching narrative without ever leaving the action.
Starting 27th February, new contacts will become available for Elite Dangerous Horizons owners as tech brokers, dealers of rare tools and technologies, give players a chance to acquire new items based on their personal narrative and experience. In addition, material traders will allow commanders to convert and exchange materials, making engineering and unlocking missions with tech brokers more accessible.
Beyond – Chapter One also features an array of improvements and updates, including the addition of a trade data overlay helping commanders find the most profitable trades in the Milky Way, changes to the engineering mechanics which ensure guaranteed improvement when crafting, the overhaul of the mission rewards system as well as the introduction of a new combat ship, The Chieftain, built as a response to the new Thargoid threat.
Elite Dangerous: Beyond – Chapter One will be available for free to Elite Dangerous players on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One starting 27th February 2018. For more information visit the main Elite Dangerous website here.