It is an exciting time to be an Elite Dangerous fan. Today we celebrate the launch of the Fleet Carriers – a free update for all players! This latest addition to the Elite Dangerous universe provides great opportunities for all players and ushers in a new age of exploration and discovery.
As Fleet Carriers set sail through the Milky Way, the furthest corners of the galaxy now feel a little less distant. Thanks to their imposing 500 light years jump range and their capacity to hold 16 landing pads of varying sizes for other Commanders to dock their starships, whole armadas of players are preparing to expand the boundaries of humanity’s reach over space. We cannot wait for you to discover all the secrets and surprises the Galaxy still has in store for all those brave explorers.
Oh, speaking of upcoming surprises…
We are delighted to finally share news of the next era – Elite Dangerous: Odyssey. Launching early in 2021, this major new expansion will propel the timeless Elite experience forward once again allowing Commanders to disembark on countless new planets, discover outposts and settlements, and fight their way through perilous missions with their feet firmly on-the-ground. Here’s a few questions answered we think will be on the tip of your tongue!
What’s Odyssey going to be like to play?
Freedom of choice to forge your own path has always sat at the core of Elite and Odyssey will stay true to that experience, granting Commanders the same freedom to weave their own epic. Whether you choose a path of aggression or the life of a humble trader, in a near limitless galaxy the possibilities are endless. Odyssey will blend seamlessly with the existing Elite Dangerous experience.
How will Odyssey evolve the multiplayer experience?
We don’t doubt players will put as much consideration and care when styling their characters as they do customising their beloved starships, and we know you’re dying to meet up with your squad mates on the ground! You’ll be able to visit social hubs disseminated across the galaxy, these outposts will be provide ideal locations to plan your next move, form alliances, acquire and upgrade weapons and gear, and even find expert support in highly coveted Engineers.
What type of action can I expect in Odyssey?
Action takes new forms through multiple spheres of combat – starships, ground vehicles and commanders collide during devastating air-to-ground firefights. Of course you’ll be able to choose from an array of weapons and gear to suit your play style and try to gain a tactical advantage but you’ll also be able to choose between all out guns-blazing action or a more stealth fuelled approach.
We have still many more surprises and exciting new features to share with you in the coming months before Elite Dangerous: Odyssey launches early next year. In the meantime, stay in touch with the amazing Elite Dangerous community on Twitter and Facebook.
We hope you accompany us on this new and exciting journey of adventure and discovery. The galaxy is yours for the taking! o7, Commanders.
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