The next chapter of Elite: Dangerous’ “Beyond” expansion will be out soon. It’ll add new ships like the tanky Alliance Challenger and new Thargoid aliens like Scouts, who can buff other Thargoids. It’ll also expand wing missions and installation interactions. The update will be free for all players on June 28.
Imagine if you could explore the universe at your leisure. Where would you go? How would you leave your mark? One Elite: Dangerous player decided to draw the game’s logo across the infinite night. It took him a month.
Since January 12, a group of Elite: Dangerous players has been journeying across the galaxy to reach Dove Enigma station, named for a member of the expedition, Brandon “DoveEnigma13” Keith. Keith is fighting terminal cancer.
Elite: Dangerous’ enigmatic Thargoid aliens have been splattering players’ ships for months in apparent self-defense. Now, they’ve gone on the offensive. The outer-space starfish have begun destroying space stations, forcing players to rescue their inhabitants.
Aliens have shown up on Elite: Dangerous’ doorstep, and they have zero chill. This has provoked, among other things, an anti-alien arms race, as well as heated debates over whether or not wholesale slaughter is the right call. Amidst all that, one player is trying to communicate with the Thargoids, and he won’t let…
Elite: Dangerous’ aliens, once prone to terrifying yet ultimately peaceful encounters, have started reducing players’ ships to space dust. Of course you know, this means war.
Since 2015, Elite Dangerous players have felt some kind of alien presence hovering on the periphery of their space trucking adventures. Recently, things came to a head, with players making direct contact with Thargoid ships on multiple occasions. Where is this all going? I spoke with senior designer Sandy Sammarco…
Over the weekend, Elite: Dangerous’ years-long Formidine Rift mystery transformed from a pseudo-ARG into a full-blown event. A character named Salomé, carrying precious info, was set to traverse a treacherous route. Players could protect her ship or try to blow it up. A notorious troll decided to do both.
The Elite Dangerous community, no stranger to long-running and elaborate in-game mysteries, is currently in the midst of another, with players having followed some clues to find a massive ship that’s just drifting out there, alone in space, with nobody left alive onboard.
Elite: Dangerous warps to PlayStation 4 in 2017. Slated for a second quarter release, the PS4 version of Frontier Developments’ popular space sim will come with all expansions to date, the Horizons season pass and additional control options that take advantage of the Dual Shock 4 touch pad.
Somewhere in Elite Dangerous’ gargantuan (and, some might say, dangerous) universe, there are aliens. Or there were. Nobody’s entirely sure yet. But players keep finding clues, and the latest discovery—or at least, the way it occurred—even shocked the game’s developers.
Two Elite: Dangerous players have managed to reach the top of the galaxy. “It is the very top,” said one, who goes by the name Dr Kaii. “There are no stars above at all.”
“This game deserves a better class of criminal,” a member of Elite: Dangerous’ player-run Smiling Dog Crew wrote in a plea for a nerf of the game’s heat weapons. “We hope to fix that with this operation,” they added, calling their plan “terrorism.” The plan’s name? Operation SpicyBois.
The first thing you’ll see upon cracking open the box containing Microsoft’s new $150 premium modular Xbox One controller is a carrying case. You’re going to want to keep that.
You might remember the mysterious alien items that had Elite: Dangerous players stumped earlier this year. Well, they recently made a major discovery.
Elite: Dangerous’ richest players are bored. PCGamesN has a great feature on what the space sim’s players do when they become ungodly rich. It’s revealing. “It got boring to do anything,” said space billionaire Andrew Jennings. “Once you get the best ship for whatever you’re doing, you didn’t need anything else.”
Want to make some money in Elite: Dangerous? The feisty space-pirates over at Rock, Paper Shotgun have put together a useful guide to Elite's many career paths. Give it a read and that Lakon Type-6 will be yours in no time.