Elite Dangerous Beyond's Chapter One Ramps Up the Thargoid Alien Threat, Adds Co-op Missions

Written by Neil Soutter on Sun, Jan 14, 2018 11:00 AM
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While Star Citizen limps, perhaps to a release, Frontier continues to release plenty of content updates for Elite Dangerous, continuing with the imminent release of Season 3, dubbed Elite Dangerous: Beyond. The mysterious Thargoid alien race that has been spotted on the fringes of the galaxy is beginning to make its presence more keenly felt, with Elite Dangerous: Beyond set to be a multi-chapter series that explores how humanity copes with an aggressive alien presence.

First up is Chapter One, naturally, which Frontier has said is heading into open beta for PC players on January 25th. It’ll bundle in a whole raft of content additions, including a nippy new ship dubbed the Chieftain, story-based Wing Missions playable in co-op, visual improvements and an overhaul of the core mechanics. Engineering will be made more accessible, missions rewards are being overhauled, and there will be greater ramifications for operating outside of the law.

If you’re unwilling stray to the test servers, Chapter One will eventually be arriving as a free update at some point in Q1 2018, with Chapter Two and Three to follow later in the year.

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01:54 Jan-15-2018

off-topic, sorry but this is important.


Ok they are going full evil now... no this is not a joke.

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20:03 Jan-14-2018

looks nice :)

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18:36 Jan-14-2018

yay, makes me glad I have Elite now, hopefully rewards will make it less painful to get out of the stupid sidewinder

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05:50 Jan-18-2018

Thats strange that you have troubles getting out of sidewinder - got ED for me and my friend on winter sales and we are still having some fun here and there, got out of sidewinder in like couple of days of casual do this do that mission)

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15:28 Jan-18-2018

my problem is it can't keep my attention for hours on end. it's kinda boring early game, which I knew it was grindy, but. I also have hardly any equipment to be able to do anything, like I had to ditch my cargo hold just for a Folsom Device, or however it's spelled, since I wasn't able to get any decent cargo work.

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