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Elite Dangerous: Beyond – Chapter Four launches 11 December

Elite Dangerous: Beyond - Chapter Four

Frontier Developments plc (AIM: FDEV) today announced Elite Dangerous: Beyond – Chapter Four; will launch on 11 December. The biggest Elite Dangerous update of the year, and the final chapter in the Beyond season of updates; Chapter Four is packed with content and is available for free to all Elite Dangerous Commanders; on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Beyond – Chapter Four is headlined by two new ships; a new discovery system for exploration, advanced mining techniques,; additional multiplayer options, plus more. All of these features can be found in the Beyond – Chapter Four launch date trailer premiering today.

A breakdown of the key additions is below:


A new Analysis Mode, with the improved Exploration Discovery Scanner and Detailed Discovery Scanner; is a game-changing new way for all Commanders to explore the galaxy. After an initial scan of the system; players will then be able to tune their scanners to find stellar bodies and other phenomena. Not only is this new system a more realistic, satisfying and engaging exploration experience; but also provides players with the freedom to make more informed decisions on where to look next, and be ultimately; better rewarded for time spent exploring. Additionally, Commanders will have probes that can be arced onto planetary surfaces; and planetary rings, to map them in detail, locate points of interest; and leave their mark on the galaxy in a new way.


New mining tools and mechanics provide a fresh, potentially lucrative mining experience for all Elite Dangerous Commanders. Miners can investigate rings to locate the best spots to start their mining sessions and identify mineral deposits; within individual asteroids. Then, with the right amount of skill, can coordinate a detonation.


Squadrons is a new in-game way of uniting like-minded Commanders to support factions of their choice; take part in Community Goals together and compete for top spots in weekly leaderboards. Squadrons also feature new communication tools, including in-game chat channels, to coordinate activities across the galaxy.


Additionally, Beyond – Chapter Four also features a new lighting engine, numerous visual improvements; background simulation updates, and a number of cockpit interface changes to improve the flying experience of players.

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