Take control of your own starship in a cutthroat galaxy. Elite Dangerous brings gaming’s original open world adventure into the modern generation with a connected galaxy, evolving narrative and the entirety of the Milky Way re-created at its full galactic proportions.
Recent Reviews:
Mixed (398) - 61% of the 398 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
All Reviews:
Mixed (18,785) - 68% of the 18,785 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Apr 2, 2015

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October 11

2.4 The Return - Update 2.4.03

Greetings commanders,

At 11AM BST (27 minutes from this posting!), we will be taking the Elite Galaxy servers offline for 30 minutes for update 2.4.03!

Below are the changes and fixes for this update.



Companion API

  • Fixed ship prices sometimes not being returned from /shipyard

Factions

  • Implemented a fix to stop factions trying to invade during an expansion when they already had a conflict pending

Fighters/Crew

  • Fixed the "Switch" button on the fighter orders menu not disabling when the cockpit canopy is breached

General Fixes & Tweaks

  • Updated some translations

Holo-Me Creator

  • Removed the ability to Undo / Redo while a player is not on the top level of a tab in the Holo-Me creator to prevent a store exploit

Installations/POIs/USSs

  • Fixed an issue whereby all Barnacles in a system would appear in the Navigation Panel after scanning just one

Mining

  • Fixed the Vent button for the refinery failing to do anything with the hopper

Missions

  • Fixed Engineer invite missions not spawning in certain systems
  • Fixed some incorrect text strings that appeared in certain Assassination mission inbox messages
  • Fixed an issue where only massacre missions were spawning instead of rank missions
  • Ensured that Salvage missions contribute to the Exploration career

NPCs

  • Fixed an issue that led to Thargoids flagging up as allied in certain cases

Outfitting

  • Fixed an issue where previewed decals could remain on the ship after exiting the livery section

Player Journal

  • Fixed an issue with control characters remaining in the ReceiveText of a journal message

Render

  • Fixed the motion effects appearing fainter than they should be when flying through space

Server

  • Fixed Thargoid encounter UI statistics
  • Fixed some stored ships being unavailable through shipyard

Ships
Imperial Clipper

  • Fixed an issue with the Docking Computer being unable to dock

Stability Fixes


  • Fixed a rare crash that could occur when at Resource Extraction Sites
  • Fixed a rare crash that could occur if the player disconnected while loading in to a Multi-Crew session

UI

  • We now update a Commander's subscribed to community goal data in the Transactions tab every ten minutes, allowing players to keep track of the results on the fly

Weapons

  • Fixed the missing lens flares on plasma accelerator shots
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October 4

Frontier Expo Streaming Schedule


Greetings Commanders!

In order to make sure everyone can enjoy our Frontier Expo, even if you’re not able to make it in person, we are broadcasting parts of the event, including our special content reveals, on our official channels throughout the day! Please note that our guest speakers and the talks taking place on the Second Stage will not be streamed, in order to offer exclusive content for the attendees. Some content will be recorded and published at a later date.


Have a look at the schedule below to know exactly when and where to tune in from home:




3:30PM BST Frontier Expo PRE-SHOW
Where? Official Twitch channel, Official YouTube channel, Official Facebook page.
Join Community Manager Bo for a snappy show packed with a host of special guests to hype you up for our major game announcements!


5PM BST Special Content Reveals
Jurassic World Evolution: Special Content Reveal
Where? Official Twitch channel, Official YouTube channel, Official Facebook page.
Senior Community Manager Edward invites Jurassic World Evolution’s Game Director Michael Brookes, Lead Designer Andrew Fletcher, and Head of Animation Nick Rodgers to the Main Stage for the first ever look at this epic new title.


Planet Coaster: Anniversary Update Reveal
Where? Official Twitch channel, Official YouTube channel, Official Facebook page.
Nearly one year after the game’s release, Senior Community Manager Edward is joined by Planet Coaster’s Lead Programmer Andrew Chappell, Lead Artist Sam Denney, and Art Director John Laws to talk about the upcoming Anniversary Update.


Elite Dangerous: The Year Ahead
Where? Official Twitch channel, Official YouTube channel, Official Facebook page.
Looking forward to the next year in the game’s development, Senior Community Manager Edward talks to Elite Dangerous’ Lead Designer Sandro Sammarco, Game Director Laurence Oldham, and Art Director Chris Gregory.


After Content Reveal: Frontier Expo POST-SHOW
Where? Official Twitch channel, Official YouTube channel, Official Facebook page.
Recap the entire day with Community Manager Bo and the developers.




Special Guests
Many content creators are attending Frontier Expo and will be putting vlogs on their channels for you to get even more backstage experiences of the entire event. Did you know that Yogscast are representing with Hat Films, Sjin, Duncan, Angory Tom and Turps), and they will host an official recap show on Monday October 9. YouTuber Ali A is also going to be there to film his experience and post stories live from the show floor.


That’s not all though; we have even more friends coming who are streaming live from the special streaming booth during the entire day. For a complete list of all of our special guests, please check this page for their streaming times and a link to their channels.
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Reviews

“Capable of delivering some of the best stories about spaceships you've ever taken part in”
86% – PC Gamer

“Satisfying handling that sets a new standard for any cockpit-based genre.”
8/10 – Edge Magazine

“Shining Bright Like a Supernova”
95% – The Koalition

About This Game

Elite Dangerous is the definitive massively multiplayer space epic, bringing gaming’s original open world adventure to the modern generation with a connected galaxy, evolving narrative and the entirety of the Milky Way re-created at its full galactic proportions.

Starting with only a small starship and a few credits, players do whatever it takes to earn the skill, knowledge, wealth and power to survive in a futuristic cutthroat galaxy and to stand among the ranks of the iconic Elite. In an age of galactic superpowers and interstellar war, every player’s story influences the unique connected gaming experience and handcrafted evolving narrative. Governments fall, battles are lost and won, and humanity’s frontier is reshaped, all by players’ actions.

400 Billion Star Systems. Infinite Freedom. Blaze Your Own Trail.

A Galaxy Of Wonders
The 400 billion star systems of the Milky Way are the stage for Elite Dangerous' open-ended gameplay. The real stars, planets, moons, asteroid fields and black holes of our own galaxy are built to their true epic proportions in the largest designed playspace in videogame history.

A Unique Connected Game Experience
Governments fall, battles are lost and won, and humanity’s frontier is reshaped, all by players’ actions. In an age of galactic superpowers and interstellar war, every player’s personal story influences the connected galaxy and handcrafted evolving narrative.

Blaze Your Own Trail
Upgrade your ship and customize every component as you hunt, explore, fight, mine, smuggle, trade and survive in the cutthroat galaxy of the year 3301. Do whatever it takes to earn the skill, knowledge, wealth and power to stand among the ranks of the Elite.

Massively Multiplayer
Experience unpredictable encounters with players from around the world in Elite Dangerous’ vast massively multiplayer space. Experience the connected galaxy alone in Solo mode or with players across the world in Open Play, where every pilot you face could become a trusted ally or your deadliest enemy. You will need to register a free Elite Dangerous account with Frontier to play the game.

A Living Game
Elite Dangerous grows and expands with new features and content. Major updates react to the way players want to play and create new gameplay opportunities for the hundreds of thousands of players cooperating, competing and exploring together in the connected galaxy.

The Original Open World Adventure
Elite Dangerous is the third sequel to 1984's genre-defining Elite, bringing gaming’s original open world adventure into the modern generation with a connected galaxy, evolving narrative and the entire Milky Way re-created at its full galactic proportions.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7/8/10 64-bit
    • Processor: Quad Core CPU (4 x 2Ghz)
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GTX 260 / ATI 4870HD
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 25 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7/8/10 64-bit
    • Processor: Intel Core i7-3770K Quad Core CPU or better / AMD FX 4350 Quad Core CPU or better
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GTX 770 / AMD Radeon R9 280X
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 25 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Supports Oculus Rift and TrackIR
    Minimum:
    • OS: OS X Yosemite (version 10.10.3)
    • Processor: 2.3Ghz quad-core Intel Core i5 CPU
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GT 650M 1GB (or equivalent)
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 8 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: OS X Yosemite (version 10.10.3)
    • Processor: 3.4GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 CPU
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 775M (2GB video memory) / AMD Radeon R9 M290X (2GB video memory)
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 8 GB available space
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