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    Newsletter 164

    Elite Dangerous: Horizons 2.3 Beta out now.

    Welcome to the Elite Dangerous Newsletter, the place to find all the latest from the Elite Dangerous galaxy.

    The Elite Dangerous: Horizons 2.3 Beta is in full swing, with loads of new features for you to get an early look at before the full release. That's not all you can enjoy this week, though. There's a massive 40% off sale on selected items in the Frontier Store, make sure you don't miss it.

    As always, you can hear the latest news and updates directly from the development team on our Forums, Twitter, Facebook, Community Homepage, and right here in the newsletter every week, and we're always eager to hear your feedback.

    On the Horizon
    All the latest for Elite Dangerous: Horizons

    2.3 BETA OUT NOW

    With the fourth major update to Elite Dangerous: Horizons around the corner, a host of new features are now available for you to try in the "The Commanders" 2.3 Beta.


    Use the incredibly powerful Commander Creator tool, Holo-Me, to create your perfect Avatar.


    Team up with other players in your ship or their's. Take on new roles to dominate in the Elite Dangerous Galaxy.


    See your ship, Commander and the Galaxy in a whole new way with 6 new fixed cameras and huge range of options. The screenshots in this section were all taken by players using the new in-game Camera Suite.


    New ships, mission systems, bases and outposts and many more features for you to try in the 2.3 Beta.

    You can access the 2.3 Beta with a Beta Upgrade, available now for a limited time from the Frontier Store.

    *Available in beta soon

    Livestream Lowdown
    Catch up with videos from the community team


    Adam Woods joined Edward Lewis this week to run through some elements of the beta, take in some new and interesting sites/sights, and answer your questions.

    The latest goods and the best deals from the Frontier Store


    We've got loads of treats in store for you this week, starting with a HUGE 40% off selected Paintjobs in the Frontier Store. There's something on sale for everyone for a limited time only. Make sure you get that paintjob you've been coveting for less whilst you can.


    Strike fear into your enemies with another set of Pirate Paintpacks for the Federal Dropship and Hauler available now in the Frontier Store.


    Feel like getting your own custom Elite Dangerous Merch? There's no time like the present! We're giving you 15% off all itemscreated in the Merch Designer till March 8th when you use the code 'GET15'.

    Community Central
    The best from the community, all in one place


    The wonderful folk from Hutton Orbital have put together a competition to celebrate the brand new Commander Creator tool available in 2.3 with some great prizes up for grabs.

    The aim is to see who can create the most accurate copy of a real face using the new Elite Dangerous tool. For more details and to get your entry in, head over to the dedicated forum post. Good luck!

    Galnet Focus
    All the news from across the Galaxy


    The Alliance has announced that its operation to rescue the crew of an Alliance convoy has reached a successful conclusion. Hundreds of independent pilots supported the campaign by recovering escape pods from the convoy and delivering them safely to Acharya Station, while combat pilots neutralised slavers attempting to take escape pods.


    Lorenís Legion, an Imperial organisation based in the Prism system, has placed an open order for tantalum. The organisation is offering generous premiums to pilots who deliver the material to Hiramís Anchorage in the Prism system.

    Community Goals
    The latest missions for you to take on

    Hiram's Anchorage, Prism

    Earn rewards by delivering Tantalum to Hiram's Anchorage in the Prism system.

    Comms Chatter
    A round up of this week's community content


    Now with a Holo-Me Edition.


    Fold space-time? Why do that when you can fold yourself some amazing Elite Origami.


    Enjoy the dulcet tones of ObsidianAnt as he takes you through chained missions and mega ship features in the 2.3 update.

    See you in the black, Commanders

    The Frontier Developments Team

    Copyright © 2016 Frontier Developments plc. All rights reserved.Frontier Developments plc, 306 Science Park, Milton Road, Cambridge, England, CB4 0WG, UK

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    Hmm, that didn't work so well.

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    Excellent ! Thanks Yaffle - Edit : Oops I had not tested

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    Thanks for the newsletter.

    "This is fine" I like .. and on the origami, there's a little guy!

    Is amazing.

    Have a top weekend.

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    Curses... you beat me to it.

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    The origami would have had to have been Moozipan Awesome work!

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    40%...Massive?...LOL. 80%+ is 'massive', 40% is more like moderate. Still probably going to buy something though, which anaconda paintjobs look the best?

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    Kinda angry about the lack of love for the imperial ships.

    No kits, and the skins are just cheap recolors.

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    It's a bit of a stretch to start the newsletter saying "2.3 Beta is in full swing" when you don't have one of the main features of 2.3 working yet. A bit more honesty would have been better in my opinion.

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    A good newsletter this week

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    Thanks Yaffle. It's appreciated posting the newsletters on the forums.

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    Originally Posted by Yaffle View Post (Source)
    That would be one of those "alternative facts" I keep hearing about, aye?

    Edit: And yes, I get that there are issues with multicrew and I'm happy to wait until it's right, but it doesn't do much for the company's credibility when you lie to me on the first line of the newsletter...

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    Does Mission failed immediately after accepting issue fixed on the 2.3?
    Or 2.3 will be launched independently if this issue fixed?
    I'd prefer this issue reolved rather than Vanity Camera!

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    Hrm, no discount for Xbox.

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    Am I missing something or are we not getting a news letter this week?

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