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    2.4 - The Return Beta Information

    In case you haven't seen in Newsletter #186 which was sent out today, or if you don't subscribe to the Elite Dangerous Newsletter (you should!) we've announced details for the Beta for 2.4 The Return!

    Here's what was posted in the Newsletter:

    Greetings Commanders,

    We’re very excited to announce that the beta for 2.4 Elite Dangerous: The Return will begin on August 17. As 2.4 will roll out in a slightly different way to our previous updates, the same will be the case for the beta.

    The initial beta period will be open for those who have previously paid for beta access, it will then close for a few days to let us prepare for Open Beta, and then it will come back online for everyone to test. We’ll have full instructions on what we need testing in our beta specific forums, but just like the beta for 2.3.10 and as with previous updates, Thargoid specific content will remain a surprise and will not be present in the beta.


    We will still need everyone's help in making sure that bug fixes, general improvements and more under the hood updates are tested thoroughly though.


    If you do help us out by jumping in to test we’ll give you a unique tester’s decal (we'll share details of the decal on our social media channels) to use on your ships in the main game. These decals will be made available at a later date, and we’ll have more instructions on how you can get your hands on yours when the beta change list goes live on August 17.


    Previously we’ve held livestreams on the run up to our releases, featuring details all about the features in the update. However, due to the nature of this update we wouldn't want to spoil the narrative or interactions that the community will have so we won't be broadcasting these reveal streams in the build up to the upcoming beta for 2.4. We’ll still keep things going with small sneak peeks here and there, but largely we really want you to discover 2.4’s secrets for yourself. After release, we’ll be hosting streams that focus on the narrative, explaining what our Commanders are discovering, explaining how you can get involved and hinting at things to come.

    Although you won’t see them in the beta, from day one after 2.4’s final release the Thargoids will make their return. We can’t wait to see your interactions with the most mysterious and terrifying things you'll have seen in the Elite Dangerous galaxy to date. The dev team have put a lot of love in to 2.4 and we can’t wait to share that hard work with you.

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    BAYUM!

    My body is ready.

    Edit:

    Please, god...Please make them include a thermal shock fix for cannons. Amen.

  3. #3
    Oh man! The day I go on holiday. I may have to cancel.

  4. #4
    Hi
    So the ones that bought into horizons beta access will be the first testers and latter the rest of the players. sound like fun :-)

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    Will see on YouTube. \o/

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    Originally Posted by Dale Emasiri View Post (Source)
    ... but largely we really want you to discover 2.4's secrets for yourself.
    As well as keeping the Thargoids out of the 2.4 beta, the above is the best thing I've heard for a long time. I think it's time for me to stop the metagaming and avoid spoiler threads on the forum and FB!

    Looking forward to this one FD. Cheers!


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    This is probably a dumb question, but how do you know you have beta access. I originally had beta access when it was first released in '14, so does that carry through? Since that was on a Mac, and i have connected my acct to my PSN, does my PSN get access? Thanks in advance

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    Originally Posted by Robertgreen94 View Post (Source)
    This is probably a dumb question, but how do you know you have beta access. I originally had beta access when it was first released in '14, so does that carry through? Since that was on a Mac, and i have connected my acct to my PSN, does my PSN get access? Thanks in advance
    No beta on console, period.
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    Very good news. Count on me.
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    Really looking forward to it, thanks, FDev!

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    Thanks for the update, I'm just getting back from vacation at that point and will be settling in so the timing is perfect.

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    Originally Posted by Robertgreen94 View Post (Source)
    This is probably a dumb question, but how do you know you have beta access. I originally had beta access when it was first released in '14, so does that carry through? Since that was on a Mac, and i have connected my acct to my PSN, does my PSN get access? Thanks in advance
    No infrastructure to do beta on console. As code itself almost doesn't diverge much (except integration), no need. Beta is proper beta anyway. It is not like it's preview of content.
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    Hooray for everyone \o/

    Flimley

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    . We can’t wait to see your interactions with the most mysterious and terrifying things you'll have seen in the Elite Dangerous galaxy to date.
    You've put my mother-in-law in game?

    That's evil! She has a mass lock factor of 100!

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    Awesome!

    How long does the average beta last before it comes to console? I confess I didn't pay much attention when 2.3 was incoming...
    :-)

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