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    Newsletter #181

    All the latest Elite Dangerous news

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

    A warm welcome to all those Commanders who've joined us on PlayStation 4 this week. We're delighted to have you join the Elite Dangerous community at such an exciting time. If you encounter any issues as you begin your journey, our Player Support Team are on hand to help.

    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


    With the recent revelation of Thargoids returning to the Galaxy, speculation is spreading like wildfire as to what this could mean for the Galaxy and it's citizens.

    The Galaxy was shaken even further this week as reports of huge Thargoid Structures being discovered in the Pleiades Sector OS-U c2-7, Col 285 Sector CV-Y d57, Aries Dark REgion DB-X d1-63, HIP 19026 , and HIP 14909 systems by various Commanders were confirmed.

    These reports claim that these huge structures consisting of of strange organic-shaped elements surrounding a central edifice that have Commanders curious, baffled and in many cases... terrified.

    The relationship between these bizarre structures and the Thargoids is uncomfirmed - but Thargoid vessels have been sighted in the Pleiades Star Cluster, with some reports even claiming the aliens are in-fact visiting these sites. For what purpose, we remain unsure.

    Compromising of numerous underground tunnels and complexes, all accessed via the central edifice, Commanders have been flooding in droves to attempt to access these strange structures. Some proving successful, others remaining baffled by the complexities of this strange organic structure.

    Even more terrifying are the strange drones have also been seen roving the sites, although their exact purpose remains unknown, Commanders have reported that bringing Ancient technology into the site can cause them to become hostile.

    Commanders claim that if you manage to reach the centre of these structures, you'll find a device that seems to have a connection with the Unknown Probes, Artefacts and Links.

    Using these items causes a spectacle unlike anything seen before in the Galaxy generating a huge a holographic star map. Although it's purpose has not been identified, it truly is a sight to behold.

    As investigations continue, we implore you to stay safe in these regions. Who knows what dangers they may hold?

    Livestream Lowdown
    Catch up with videos from the community team


    To celebrate Elite Dangerous launching on PlayStation 4, Edward Lewis and Lead Designer Steve Kirby offer up some of our favourite tips from the community and play some Elite Dangerous on the PS4!


    Next Thursday at 7pm, Community Manager Ed Lewis is joined by the Canonn Research Group as they investigate the mysterious alien structures that have recently been discovered.

    If you're curious as to what these structures could be mean, make sure you tune in to our YouTube channel.

    The latest goods and the best deals from the Frontier Store


    Leave your enemies in the coloured dust of your choosing! Engine thruster colours allow you to add extra customisation to any ship you own and will also change the colour of the smoke trail left by your engines


    Killing your enemies in scores of six? Let your notoriety be known with these name plates designed specifically for you!

    Available in a number of designs to appeal to traders, explorers, pirates and other professions, make your ship one to be feared or revered by other Commanders in the Elite Dangerous galaxy!

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


    New to Elite Dangerous or looking for some top tips to improve your skills? The Diamond Frogs have got you covered!

    Starting 20:00 GMT the wonderful folk in the Diamond Frogs will be running a Q&A stream over on their Twitch channel to educate new Commanders. Check it out!

    Galnet Focus
    All the news from across the Galaxy


    Reports have been received that a number of independent pilots have discovered huge Thargoid structures in a several different systems. Initial reports indicate that the structures are many hundreds of metres in diameter, and consist of a number of organic-shaped elements surrounding a central edifice. The discovery has sent shockwaves through the galaxy.


    A spokesperson for the Pilots Federation has announced a new peacekeeping initiative centred on the LHS 3447, Eravate and Asellus Primus systems. The purpose of the initiative is to minimise criminal activity in these regions and thereby ensure the safety of inexperienced pilots.


    A spokesperson for the Junkyard Dogs has announced that its appeal for construction materials has been enthusiastically received by the galactic community, resulting in a massive influx of deliveries to Tolagarf's Junkyard, the organisation’s base of operations. The materials will be used to construct new outposts in the Colonia region.


    Following a population spike in Rakapila, the People’s Rakapila Progressive Party has issued a request for commodities in order to stimulate the system’s economy. The organisation has also placed an open order for construction materials, and has placed a kill order on all ships on its wanted list, to ensure that those delivering material can do so safely.

    Community Goals
    The latest missions for you to take on


    Stone Enterprise, Rakapila

    Earn rewards by delivering Domestic Appliances, Consumer Technology and Clothing to Stone Enterprise in the Rakapila system.


    Stone Enterprise, Rakapila

    Earn rewards by handing in Bounty Vouchers at Stone Enterprise in the Rakapila system.

    Beagle 2 Landing, Asellus Primus

    Earn rewards by handing in Bounty Vouchers at Beagle 2 Landing in the Asellus Primus system.


    Cleve hub, Eravate

    Earn rewards by handing in Bounty Vouchers at Cleve Hub in the Eravate system.

    A SAFE HAVEN - LHS 3447
    Dalton Gateway, LHS 3447

    Earn rewards by handing in Bounty Vouchers at Dalton Gateway in the LHS 3447 system.

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


    Elite EVA gameplay?! Something seems off here...


    CMDR Player1 took some beautiful long exposure shots in Elite using a simple python script.

    See you in the black, Commanders

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    Woohoo. Thanks Jenner.


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    Classic name plate pack - simple name plates without adornments! Woohoo!

    Now those alien scum will know exactly who they're dealing with... before they smash me into bits.

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    Thanks Jenner ! I am going to read it

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    The thing about the EVA gameplay.... LOL
    Very well animated. My congratulations to the animation team.

    But... what does it mean? Is FD teasing us?

    Please do not send me friendship requests. I wouldn't know what to do with them. I never accept them.

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    Space legs confirmed woop woop

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    Curious about the nameplates since the descriptions for them are the exact same

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    The color of the smoke trail ... Excellent ! Imagination is limitless

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    Originally Posted by I PORKCH0P I View Post (Source)
    Space legs confirmed woop woop
    The fidelity is unbelievable.

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    Only Frontier could turn "Pay to Lose" into a thing!
    Yeah the latest item to buy in their store is Engine thruster colours.
    Don't know about you but during combat, if I lose visual track of another ship I will follow his thrust trail. Way to make it easier Frontier
    So yes please everyone one go out and buy that coloured thruster now

    Fighting for the bad guy

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    Thanks for the newsletter, Jenner! Great week this with lots of happening. Ah, time to visit the store...

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