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    Newsletter #209







    All the latest news from Elite Dangerous





    NEWSLETTER #209

                                           

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

     

    Today we announced Elite Dangerous: Beyond – Chapter One, which is going into open beta on Thursday next week. We’ve got a teaser trailer and some further info about what to expect from the update.


    We also had a new Community Manager join the team this week. Please give a warm welcome to Will Flanagan, who will be popping up in the livestreams and across our communication channels from now on.

     

     

    On the Horizon
    All the latest for Elite Dangerous: Horizons





    BEYOND CHAPTER ONE OPEN BETA


    The Elite Dangerous: Beyond – Chapter One open beta will available Thursday 25 January for PC commanders. Click the image above to see the teaser trailer.

      

    Here’s a short summary of what to expect from in the open beta:

      

    New Ship: Chieftain

    Elite Dangerous Horizons Commanders will be able to take to the stars in the new Alliance Chieftain, designed not only to dish out punishment, but to avoid it. Manufactured by Lakon Spaceways, the Chieftain is more maneuverable than ships of similar size and weight, and its combat profile means it can more than hold its own in a fight.

      

    Improved Core Mechanics

    Some core mechanics will see improvements in Chapter One, including accessibility enhancements to the engineering mechanics, an overhaul of mission rewards and big changes to Crime and Punishment.

      

    Wing Missions

    Chapter One of Beyond will give you the chance to take on wing missions with your fellow Commanders, sharing both the efforts and rewards.

      

    Revised Trade Data

    Commanders will now be able to access trade data from systems they have previously visited, in order to make more informed decisions when shipping goods across the Milky Way.

      

    Planetary Visual Improvements

    Planetary visual improvements will be making its debut as part of the Beyond series of updates (with more surface level improvements coming later in the year) bringing a new vibrancy to the Elite Dangerous galaxy.

      

    GalNet Audio

    With the introduction of GalNet Audio, you will be able to catch up on the latest news from across the galaxy without ever leaving the action.

      

    As we are adding many new features and improvements to this update, we appreciate your feedback and hope that as many commanders as possible can take part in the beta!

    Livestream Lowdown
    Catch up with videos from the community team

    CQC WITH STEVE KIRBY


    This week on the livestream, Community Manager Ed Lewis and Principle Design Steve Kirby jump into CQC with the community.


    Make sure to tune into our livestreams next week, where we'll be focusing on some of the new content in the open beta.





    Store Spotlight
    The latest goods and the best deals from the Frontier Store

    XENO DECALS


    Brand new decals are available for purchase, Commanders! The Xeno Hunter and Xeno Ally Packs are now available. Let everyone know whether you think there's still a hope for peace or that the time for more aggressive action is now! These would look great on a ship clad in the matching Ally and Hunter Name Plates.


    Also released, the popular Synth paint job design is now available for the Viper Mk IV.


    These items are available on the Frontier Store for PC Commanders. Console players can purchase them via the digital stores on their platform of choice.









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





    BUCKYBALL RACING CLUB PRESENTS: THE LAST GASP

                          

    There's still time to submit your entry into 'The Last Gasp' presented by the Buckyball Racing Club. Perfect for those who like to live life on the edge! Check out the forum post for rules and backstory

    Galnet Focus
    All the news from across the Galaxy

    ONE YEAR ON


    It has now been a year since the Thargoids returned to human-occupied space, and in that time they have become increasingly aggressive, their hostility culminating in starport attacks in the Pleiades Nebula. Now that the Thargoids’ intentions have been made clear, the question many are asking is “what can we do?”









    THARGOID ASSAULT CONTINUES

                                       

    Reed's Rest in Merope and Obsidian Orbital in Maia are the latest starports to be targeted by the Thargoids. The attack against Obsidian Orbital is likely to dismay the galactic community, as the starport – the result of a community initiative involving thousands of pilots – is seen by many as a symbol of unity.

    THE LIBERATION OF HIP 17692

        

    The Empire and Federation have announced a joint initiative to counter Thargoid activity in the HIP 17692 system. The two-pronged operation will seek to reduce the Thargoid presence in the region, and to recover personal effects, data and people from Thargoid attack sites in HIP 17692.









    NEW TECHNOLOGY FROM AEGIS

                                   

    Aegis has expanded its roster of anti-Thargoid technologies with a new device – the decontamination limpet. The device is specifically designed to counter the caustic properties of Thargoid missiles.

    SIRIUS INC CAMPAIGN CONCLUDES

          

    Sirius Inc has announced that its construction initiative has been enthusiastically received by the galactic community. Hundreds of pilots supported the campaign by delivering commodities to Green Enterprise in the Ngalia system, and by eliminating agitators in Ngalia, thereby ensuring the safety of traders contributing to the initiative.





    Community Goals
    The latest missions for you to take on

    COMBAT OPERATION IN HIP 17692

    Blackmount Orbital, HIP 17692


    Earn rewards by handing in Pilots Federation Combat Bonds at Blackmount Orbital in the HIP 17692 system.










    RESCUE OPERATION IN HIP 17692

    Blackmount Orbital, HIP 17692


    Earn rewards by delivering Occupied Escape Pods, Damaged Escape Pods, Black Boxes and Personal Effects to the search-and-rescue contact at Blackmount Orbital in the HIP 17692 system.

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





    #FORTHEMUG

          

    On the Elite Dangerous Reddit,

    CrewmanInRed has made a tasty render of the Hutton Mug in 3DS Max.

    TYPE-10 BLUEPRINT

         

    Anthony Hunt has done it again with a fantastic blueprint of the Type-10 Defender.





    See you in the black, Commanders


    The Frontier Developments Team
























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    So which is the correct date for beta? Next week as stated by newsletter or the 25th January as stated by Ed?

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    Great. Only 13 days. Looking forward to trying those changes. Thanks for the continued effort in improving the game

    Edit @ Malek, looks that it was corrected, as the newsletter says 25th too now

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    Originally Posted by Malek View Post (Source)
    So which is the correct date for beta? Next week as stated by newsletter or the 25th January as stated by Ed?
    That's a mistake. The date is January 25th.

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    Still no news, what a surprise.

    Why would I read a newsletter SALESletter, when I can just watch a 5-15 minute OA video instead? OA's videos not only have MORE news than the salesletters, but they're more entertaining too.

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    Yay! Last Gasp made the newsletter.

    Current scoreboard for anyone interested ..



    Race finishes midnight Sunday.

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    Thanks Jenner ! Always a pleasure to receive the newsletter


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    Originally Posted by DeathStroke View Post (Source)
    Still no news, what a surprise.

    Why would I read a newsletter SALESletter, when I can just watch a 5-15 minute OA video instead? OA's videos not only have MORE news than the salesletters, but they're more entertaining too.

    Seconded. It's been a long long time since the newsletter had any real substance to it.

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    Originally Posted by DeathStroke View Post (Source)
    Still no news, what a surprise.
    Yet another whinger with a bad attitude. What a surprise.

    And there's another troll:

    Originally Posted by Nagual View Post (Source)
    Seconded. It's been a long long time since the newsletter had any real substance to it.
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    Other people want to thank you Jenner for the time you spend putting these up.

    Thanks Jenner.

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    Originally Posted by Manticore View Post (Source)
    Yet another whinger with a bad attitude. What a surprise.
    And there's another troll
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Psychological_projection


    The salesletter is bad. FD needs to fix it.

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    Thanks, Jenner!

    Good read.