Frontier Developments the game studio behind the awesome Elite Dangerous space simulation game have today announced the release date for the new Elite Dangerous Beyond Chapter Two. Confirming that the new content will be available to enjoy from June 28th, 2018 onwards.
This is the first of the two smaller instalments Rolling out as part of the Elite Dangerous Beyond series of updates, with a larger updates arriving in Q4 2018 bringing Squadrons, improvements to Mining, enhancements to Exploration and much more. Check out the announcement trailer below to whet your appetite for what you can expect in the new content arriving at the end of this month.
“The third Elite Dangerous season continues with the release of its second chapter, featuring new ships, new Thargoid encounters and additional gameplay content. Chapter Three and Chapter Four will launch later this year. The BEYOND season of game updates is FREE for all Elite Dangerous and Elite Dangerous: Horizons players.”
Features within Elite Dangerous Beyond Chapter Two include
New Ship: Challenger – The Alliance continue to refine their warships in the face of the looming Thargoid threat. The Alliance Challenger, envisaged as a frontline combat vessel, has stronger armour than its Chieftain counterpart and will be able to soak up a significant amount of punishment.
Wing Missions – First introduced in Chapter One of Beyond, we are introducing a Wing Mining Missions for you and your fellow Commanders to take on!
Installation Interactions – In a similar fashion to the Megaship interactions, which were introduced in Chapter One, Commanders will now be able to scan and interact with Space Installations.
– Scan – Scanning the installation will allow Commanders to see what they can interact with: Turrets, Comms Arrays and Cargo Bays.
– Turret hack – Disable turrets protecting other potential hackable points. This will deactivate security measures put in place to protect the Comms Arrays and Cargo Bays.
– Comms array – Get tradable data from the Comms Array.
– Cargo bay – Fire a limpet on the Cargo Bay to unlock and steal commodities and materials.
Tech Broker – Tech Brokers will allow commanders to unlock large weapons versions of the existing guardian tech weapons. These Tech Brokers will issue blueprint requests to collect Guardian data as well as materials and then, once delivered, will unlock certain Guardian modules of weapons for purchase. Will you turn you weapons on Thargoid or use them to pirate rival Commanders?
Thargoid – Thargoids continue to be an intergalactic menace! With the Alliance introducing a new ship, the Thargoids intend to up their game too, introducing new Scouts that will buff other Scouts and increase their combat efficiency.
For more information on the new Elite Dangerous: Beyond – Chapter Two content, features and enhancements jump over to the official Frontier forums by following the link below.
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