Greetings Commanders! Today is a very special day. For the first time owners of Elite Dangerous can dive into the Horizons content season for free! This brings together hundreds of thousands of Commanders who are set to explore the galaxy, so we wanted to take the opportunity to share with you three of our favorite things you can now do as you explore our Milky Way.
Touch Down and Swap Your Wings for Wheels
The ability to approach moons and strange worlds for that ‘close up’ brings a whole new level of wonder to Elite Dangerous, but now imagine that you can land on those planets and roam the landscape in your Surface Recon Vehicle (SRV). Players have discovered numerous locations scattered around the galaxy, from Guardian sites to Thargoid structures, you’ll be able to explore these locations and discover new worlds of your own – the possibilities are (almost) limitless!
Gear Up and Be Ready for Anything
Our Galaxy can be a dangerous place in the 34th century and even if you’re a hot shot pilot you could probably use all the help you can get! Horizons allows players to procure the services of Engineers. Collect materials as you travel the galaxy and visit engineers to craft exotic weapons and modules to enhance your ship and capabilities. If you’re lucky enough to discover an ancient Guardian structure you might even want to visit a tech broker – I hear those Guardians had a secret or two that might give you the edge in exploration or combat.
Multicrew with Your Friends
All that new hardware is going to need more hands on deck! In Horizons you can team up with your friends in Multicrew compatible ships or, if you’re flying solo, you can hire expert pilots at the nearest starport. These crew members can take charge of your ships on board turrets or pilot ship-launched fighters (controlled remotely from the bridge) giving you the edge in combat. Needless to say you’ll also want to look the part when playing with your friends so you’ll be able to use the Commander Creator to customise your player avatar.
This is just a flavor of what’s in store for Commanders experiencing Horizons for the very first time. For those Commanders who have purchased Horizons in the past we’d like to thank you for your support – as a gesture of thanks you’ll be receiving an exclusive Azure paint job, compatible with all ships in game, which will be automatically added to your account.
We can’t wait to see what you all discover.
Elite Dangerous Standard Edition
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.
Horizons Season Now Included!
Experience a whole new angle on the galaxy with the Horizons season, now included in Elite Dangerous. Journey from the stars to the surfaces of strange worlds, hit the ground running in the Scarab Surface Recon Vehicle, craft weapons, deploy ship-launched fighters and experience exhilarating multicrew co-op action.
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.
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 recreated at its full galactic proportions.