Elite Dangerous: Odyssey Update 3

I thought we were going to be able to swap the suit used in a loadout. That was the only improvement I saw in the demonstration that Zac gave us in Tuesday's stream.
Take the over clock OFF your card, elite crashes if you have an over clock.
Does it? Not here. But it did when I ran two 1070s in SLI so that part of the configuration surprises me. I had to stick to a single but no issues overclocking. Recently upgraded to a 3060 RLX, again overclocked with no problems.
Well, I've tried to launch Odyssey three times today, all I get is Can't Connect to Frontier Servers. I've had no connection issues until today and I have no issues launching and playing Horizons
I have about 700 hours on record with Horizons (double Elite status, close to tripple Elite) and I am just very sad that Odyssey so far (incl. today's update) is unplayable for me.
  • I can not play fullscreen, any time I go fullscreen mode the game crashes (10 sec in release version and all updates till today, today it crashed after 10 minutes, I actually did manage to shoot down one NPC ship in a random encounter but soon after that it crashed). Each time I send a crash report but I have given up hope that it changes anything.
  • I want to run the game in 4k which I did for the entire time of Horizons and it was smooth and looked fantastic. I had all settings to high or ultra and it was wonderful
  • Now I can't run even the "mid" preset with low shadows and no anti-aliasing, I get (if the program does not crash) a maximum of 26 FPS (in space and on foot) and it is laggy as hell, absolutely zero fun to play.
  • I ran it a bit in windowed mode with a smaller size window and it was "ok", FPS around 30-40, but I don't enjoy one bit of that small window on my large screen.
  • The colouring is way off. Too dark, gamma settings don't help at all.

My specs:
  • I7 6700K overclocked watercooled
  • 2 x GTX1080 founders edition (12 GB VRAM each) in SLI configuration (overclocked, watercooled)
  • 32 GB RAM
  • Samsung NVMe SSD 950
  • Win 10, latest NVIDIA drivers

This is a (for the time from 2016 where I treated myself to this crazy overpowered setup) very nice gaming platform still today. It exceeds the minimum and even recommended specs by a lot and it is capable of running modern titles very nicely. I play "Assetto Corsa Competizione" a lot (in 4K, decent details, no problems at all), "Shadow of War" in full detail max view range, max gfx config (comparison as an FPS game) and Arma3 with about 6 GB of mods installed (comparison for a complex 3D game with tons of mods).
All of those titles and many more (BF 1, Doom Eternal just to name other FPS games) I can play with 100% stability and enjoyment in 4K. So I consider my system not at fault for those crashes and problems I experience with Elite at this point in time. I think the game engine is very poorly optimized at this stage.

The reason I am writing this posting is just to let you know I love the game and I want to believe in it. I want to enjoy it again. But for now I will not be playing anymore.

Sad greetings from Germany

Maybe its a Power thing?
What kind of PSU you have ?
In most cases plants are very easy to find. If they are not, best go to orbit and drop down at another highlighted area.
How rare some plants are is also different for each species and planet I think.
And sometimes I think the heatmap isn't really too precise. Didn't happen too often for me so far.

From my limited experience so far, I tend to agree, but bacterial colonies are felt to be 10 times more difficult to detect. However, I'm not entirely sure they aren't also much rarer. After re-watching one of my recent videos, I clearly spotted one that I missed as I flew by.
From my limited experience so far, I tend to agree, but bacterial colonies are felt to be 10 times more difficult to detect. However, I'm not entirely sure they aren't also much rarer. After re-watching one of my recent videos, I clearly spotted one that I missed as I flew by.
For bacterial colonies I started hovering around in my SRV with mouse look activated...
Means: yes. Harder to find. :D
I'm kind of with you on this topic. I'm not sure I go along with people thanking the team at FD for fixing things they broke.
If a garage mechanic reversed out of his drive way without looking and ran over my motorbike and then decides he would repair it, am I supposed to thank him when he hands it back 2 weeks later when he's fixed it? Especially when he tells me the bike is repaired but it only runs at 50% top speed now!
Does he deserve a thank you?
Yes. It's called being polite.

The mechanic could have just left, leaving you with the broken pieces of your motorbike. They could have billed you for the repairs. But they instead made the best of a ty situation and fixed the bike.

I think many people have made very clear to be unhappy with the way and the state this DLC was released in. Screaming at a community manager about it does not yield any more useful results.

Thanking the community manager creates a nicer atmosphere, and yields better results in the short and long term. We actually get some confirmation that certain issues are being looked into. A CM can't make the developers work any faster, but at least we know that the issues we raise do not just disappear without ever being seen.

And sure, I would certainly think twice before hiring that mechanic again, but just because the mechanic broke my motorcycle doesn't mean I should set their garage on fire "because I am angry". FD has to build up trust again and that will take time, but being rude to a community manager does not improve on that.
Thanks for the Update. There are a lot of fixes.

I tried Update 3 but settlements are still broken. Still missing containers for completing missions.
Cormack Enterprise. LTT 15574 5 B. Gyriak. Should get something from Container 9 but there is no container with that number...

Other settlements have same issues.

By the way the sorting is broken too. The List shows Container 1, Container 10 and then Container 2, Container 3 ... Maybe this is not a bug?
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Although there are settlements in eg Gyriak which have floating buildings above ground.

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Would be very nice if the settlement issues would be fixed soon as this is a real showstopper if you are not able to complete your missions and missions are failing because of missing items and grafical glitches.

I have had a similar issue with a container not appearing and I could at least complete the mission by going to main menu and loading back in. It recreated the instance and made me open another container that did exist.

  • Interior shadow optimisations have been implemented.
  • A fix has been implemented to address an issue whereby cockpit environment maps sometimes stalled updates when using the Camera Suite.
  • Terrain optimisations have been made.
  • An issue has been fixed whereby the bounding sphere used for culling was not central to the object."
So does this mean i'll finally get more than 25 FPS on settlements and planets on a system with your "Recommended" specs?
Greetings Commanders!

Today at approximately 07:30 UTC / 08:30 BST, we released 'Update 3' to address a number of issues in Elite Dangerous: Odyssey.

Patch notes reflecting fixes and changes are listed out down below for you.

As always - A huge 'thank you' for your continued support and constructive feedback, as the teams continue working hard to improve the Elite Dangerous player experience.


  • A fix has been implemented to address a crash related to occlusion culling.
  • A fix has been implemented to address a crash relating to Settlement data.
  • A fix has been implemented to address crashes encountered during fleet carrier jumps.
  • MapUI - A fix has been implemented to address a random crash when exiting the system map.
  • A fix has been implemented to address a crash with the kinematics system.
  • A fix has been implemented to address a crash during Multi Crew caused by vessel handling.
  • A fix has been implemented to address the turbolift becoming unusable if a player is dropped from the session while using it.
  • A fix has been implemented to address a crash if the current vessel is "docked" but not allocated a landing pad (i.e. its being swapped to or from).
  • A fix has been implemented to address issues where the player can become desycned with their server inventory when donating fuel.
  • A fix has been implemented to address a crash if a control bindings preset file is empty.


  • Interior shadow optimisations have been implemented.
  • A fix has been implemented to address an issue whereby cockpit environment maps sometimes stalled updates when using the Camera Suite.
  • Terrain optimisations have been made.
  • An issue has been fixed whereby the bounding sphere used for culling was not central to the object.


  • Fixed mod slot data not being set for fully upgraded suits in Loadouts.
  • Split off 'Create Loadout screen' from 'Edit Loadout screen'
  • The new loadout flow now starts without a suit selected, requiring the player to select the "add suit" button. Now presented in the same way as the weapon slots.
  • When a suit or weapon is selected in loadout creation, there are now options to equip or customise.
  • Added silhouette to 'Create Loadout' screen, displayed until a suit is selected.
  • "Use loadout" is now focused by default in the Edit Loadout screen
  • Added toast notification when loadout is equipped
  • Various text changes have been made.
  • In the loadout browser, the equipped loadout is now always shown as the first item, and focused on after being equipped.
  • The loadout title has been made multiline to prevent name clipping in Role Panel.
  • Suit/Weapon browser: Added "percentage change" as a type of stat display, and converted to enum (with existing "value" and "bar" types)
  • Suit/Weapon browser: Improved and fixed the way stats are displayed and how stat comparison is calculated before being passed to the UI
  • Suit/Weapon browser: cleaned up deprecated stats that are no longer displayed
  • Suit/Weapon browser: Fixed the weapon reload stat to use the correct weapon data value
  • Suit/Weapon browser: Changed damage multiplier stats to damage resistances, which are percentages to match the suit stats
  • Suit/Weapon browser: Renamed "reload time" stat to "reload speed" to match value
  • Suit/Weapon browser: Fixed some layout issues with the stat item renderer
  • Sampling tool results text on the humanoid HUD has been enabled to be split across multiple lines
  • Fixed FSS UI jitters when in fullscreen mode
  • TransactionPanel - Fixed visual error when going from an empty category to one with items
  • TransactionPanel - Fixed the community goals icon not showing.
  • NavigationPanel - The navigation panel will now add the next route destination to the list of destinations, allowing you to untarget that destination, enter Supercruise, and target it again.
  • Fixed alignment issues in on-foot Navigation Panel layout.
  • MapUI - In Carrier mode, an issue has been fixed whereby the cancel jump button did not work
  • MapUI - Fixed an issue which set the stored ships counter to 0 in the system map
  • MapUI - The Mission Threat icon will now only display when the surface mission threat is 7 or higher
  • MapUI - Opening the galaxy map from the commodities market should now show the correct item selected in the material list (previously this showed the correct information but showed the wrong item)
  • MapUI - Fixed centering and opacity of icons
  • MissionUI - Fixed a visual bug in the transaction panel details. The mission threat icon will only display when the mission has a threat level of 7 or higher
  • MissionUI - Illegal Mission text has been moved in various panels and a new label has been created to contain the mission type.
  • The font size has been adjusted in the rewards item boxes, on mission completion in the mission board.
  • Missing mission hub popup button backgrounds have now been added
  • Fixed a focus/select issue in the mission hub popup
  • Fixed a focusing issue with the bartender selling panel
  • Fixed issues with Tech Brokers whereby requirements were showing when they shouldnt have been. The layout has been made more dynamic to account for this.
  • Added pledge indicator to station services hud
  • Unlocked focus manager when hiding social panel popup in cockpit chat panel
  • Fixed icons in buttons of social panel popup
  • Fixed an issue in the starport menu where the wrong jurisdiction logo would appear (homepage + welcome animation)
  • Fixed missing audio cues for installing carrier services
  • Added starport menu banner UI streams for Default & Engineer
  • Made the 'transfer all' buttons wider in transfer UI for on foot Commanders
  • Added modifications tab to the shop / stored modules browser in the outfitting UI, in the same style as the ship loadout slots display.
  • A UI element will only be displayed when you have engineered modules stored at the current location/station
  • An icon will now appear next to module name when modified.
  • Fixed the modifications tab not appearing when selecting a slot for a modified modules, when the currently installed items in the group are not modified.
  • Fixed an issue with the settlement terminal mission board returning to the social space terminal UI
  • Added notifications when a shuttle/dropship is about to leave without the player
  • Disabled direct access to the comms panel in the tutorial
  • Removed a step in the weapon customisation UI flow for selecting weapon paintjobs category
  • Fixed an issue whereby the passenger lounge icon on the mission board remained highlighted blue after handing in completed missions
  • Added mission rewards to the transaction panel
  • Fixed the preset text on the controls menu screen on the pause menu
  • Added a 'resupply' button to the Boarding UI that restocks consumables and weapon ammo
  • NPCs highlighted on the staff list in settlement terminals should no longer show up on the radar
  • When comparing suit stats, mods are now taken into account

  • AI no longer become hostile to players targeted by settlement defences, if the settlement defences are not hostile towards the thing they are targeting.
  • Fixes to AI ships docking and launching have been implemented, so that AI ships should no longer get stuck waiting to dock or launch, including player taxis.


  • When at a social space, your suit voice will now mention when your shuttle is about to depart or depart without you
  • During transitions between vessels (foot, SRV, ship), the audio perspective orientation will no longer shift randomly, so in turn will sound smoother.
  • Issues with doors and airlocks sometimes sounding too quiet or muffled will now be fixed.
  • A fix has been implemented for broken power pip sounds on non-helm crew-mate after a supercruise journey.
  • Audio optimisations on weapons have been made.
  • Sounds have been implemented for when sliding down steep inclines.
  • Missing sounds in shipyard, when accessed from a social space, have now been added.
  • Fixedissues around system map sounds when using apex and frontline solution maps.
  • The landing pad barrier raising now has a sound. This occurs after a shuttle drops you off at a social space.
  • Fixed ship malfunction audio returning the wrong result in multicrew vessels after system jumps.
  • Fixed issues with audio code so that existing voice lines and notifications appear at the same time.
  • Fixed a voice line playing incorrectly for dropships and erroneously when the player had already reached the hangar.


  • Updates made to some engineer's faces.


  • Reload and Switch Tool Mode bindings can now be custom bound to the same button.
  • Changed 'and' in keyboard and mouse control scheme names to now use '&' so that 'Control Pad Yaw with Keyboard & Mouse' can fit in the drop down list.


  • SRV paintjobs have been rebalanced for the new lighting and PBR system.
  • Fixed incorrect previews being shown in holo-me.
  • Fixed an issue where saving or creating a new avatar could result in it getting the emergency background and thus have very red lighting occur.
  • The Helmet is now always on for the Loadouts.


  • An issue has been fixed whereby players could prematurely reactivate the reactor shutdown process before it had fully powered back up, which would then prevent it from powering down.
  • Fires have been updated so that AI will no longer accidentally walk into them during gun fights.
  • A number of fixes have been implemented to address some building/room lights not turning off when a reactor is shut down.
  • A fix has been implemented for an issue where airlocks would become stuck closed after the alarms had been decativated (also resulting in AI getting stuck).
  • A fix has been implemented for an issue whereby at POIs, AI sometimes spawned under the ground.
  • A number of fixes have been implemented to address exterior terminals not powering down at offline settlements.
  • A fix has been implemented to address an issue where the arc cutter would get stuck in the corners of panels during a cut
  • Fixed an issue with player's getting docking crimes at an offline settlement.
  • Stopped the powerlink from being able to charge when not remaining directed at the recharge port.

Lighting & VFX

  • Improvements to spotlights on damaged station doors have been implemented.
  • a fix for the De-pressurisation VFX has been made - it should now trigger correctly on de-pressurising a building or room
  • Visual improvements to station exteriors have been made.
  • Visual improvements and fixes to spotlights and lensflares in planet port hangars have been made.
  • Visual improvements to under repair and damaged hangars floodlights have been made.
  • Visual improvements to Fleet Carrier floodlights and lensflares have been made.
  • Visual improvements to Capital Ship lighting have been made.


  • Salvage missions (and others with required micro resources) will no longer include non-mission micro resources in their count of the mission related micro-resources.


  • Filled in the gap in the underside of a wreckage in the Thargoid Crash Site POI.
  • Fixed POIs spawning all over the galaxy.


  • A fix has been implemented whereby lensflares were sometimes being captured in the avatar portrait captures.
  • Fixes for artefacts seen on the Wanderer Outfit have been implemented.
  • All bobbleheads have been updated to the PBR pipeline.
  • Hair will no longer change colour at different distances.


  • Improvements to matchmaking when in wings have been made.
  • Fixed error occurring when deleting flight suit loadout.
  • Fixed black adder transaction error when donating fuel to fleet carriers.
  • Redistributed weapon and suit vendor allocations.
  • Fixed some unlocalised text in the known engineer UI.
  • An issue has been fixed with the referral request for Hero Ferrari incorrectly stating 5 settlement defence plans are required, rather than 15.
  • Fixed some combat bonds for destroying Thargoids being lower on Odyssey than Horizons.
  • Multiple fleet carrier jump optimisations and stability improvements have been made.
  • An issue has been fixed whereby dying in SRV caused players to enter the ship rebuy flow when they relog.
  • Fixed an issue whereby non carrier modules could be equipped onto a fleet carrier.
  • A fix has been implemented whereby some Commander and NPC crew and skill rank progress notifications were not triggering correctly.
  • Some server optimisation and stability improvements have been made.

Settlements (new for Odyssey)

  • Corrected an upside-down decorative screen attached to a shelving unit.
  • Corrected an interior pillar which was disappearing at a short distance
  • Corrected bunk bed details disappearing at a short distance
  • Updated the grille behind the fan in the Industrial/Power building exterior to fix a LOD issue
  • Fixed floating explosive canisters
  • Fixed some bad start positions for settlement AI
  • Improved patrols in Large research building
  • Corrected misaligned window shutters in the Medium-sized Extraction building
  • Fixed z-fighting seen on the stairs in a Power building
  • Added missing room geometry portal to the roof of smaller buildings
  • Corrected various areas with missing or incorrectly aligned portals
  • Updated mining drill room geometry to cover the entire room
  • Correcte a gap in the room geometry in the industrial loading bay
  • Cleaned up duplicated portals in engineer base, adding a missing portal to a window
  • Made certain curved window portals match the bounds of the window
  • Edited culling on turbo lifts.
  • Terrain texture quality is only reduced when not in a room adjacent to the outside. This stops the aggressive texture pop-in when walking out of airlocks.
  • Added room geometry to all spawn cupboards to stop them being culled incorrectly.
  • Fixed a culling issue around research building exterior.

Settlements (legacy)

  • Corrected the offset pipes outside Ram Tah's Engineer Base
  • Corrected the wall blocking the hangar bay doors at Pads 6 and 7 of Selene Jean's Engineer Base
  • Removed errant pipe in Large hangars

Social Spaces

  • Added some extra details to the Frontline signage surround, seen behind desks and in the turbolift lobby
  • Fixed emissive light lodding out on lift surround and added occlusion geometry to lift doors and surround
  • Fixed a spot where the player could get stuck down the back of the furniture


  • Arx will now be awarded for Odyssey gameplay, including -
    • First footfall
    • Organic sample
    • Organic analysis
    • Suit/Weapon buy/sell/upgrade
    • Suit/Weapon modify
    • Selling goods/assets/data
    • Combat zones on foot - winning and capturing point
    • Shuttle travel

Known Issues

  • The scope of the manticore oppressor is currently obscured.
  • When entering the CMDR panel via the access UI, the player will be unable to back out, causing a soft-lock

See you in the black, Commanders o7
well my FPS went down by 25% (down is bad), some how game is little jumpy even when my FPS is over 80 (in space) and it got darker. Other that that I must say thank you for keep fixing and trying to make this game playable for all.
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hero ferrari invitation still not working, I did like 30 CZ and just did a few more. still no invitation or mail. I so wanna go out of the bubble but I can't till finish engineers stuff. so please HELP!
Hero took me about 30 - 40 surface CZ's to pop up, and I didn't get the invitation until logging in the next day. I did surface CZ's through Frontline and by just flying there, and it was after doing several that I flew to that I got the invitation, so I know you don't necessarily have to go to Frontline for it to count.
Take the over clock OFF your card, elite crashes if you have an over clock.
Does not. The crashes are probably due to SLI. And as Odyssey is technically a new title nVidia may not come out with SLI profiles for it. nVidia is basically EOLing SLI for anything older than 30 series. DX12 and Vulkan do allow per program support but it has to be in the game, not the driver. DX11 is out of luck.
I'm getting a lot of hiccups in framerate inside any stations on foot. I get like 34FPS most of the time but sometimes it just stops for like a second or two. It seems to be happening when some significant amount of data is being loaded, like right after booking a flight at Apex or right before entering an elevator.
This didn't happen in update 2, and everything seems to be very jerky for me.
Gotten an increased performance boost on stations on foot.

Unfortunatly you have broken the lightining in the lobbie... Now it's all blue...

@sallymorganmoore Thank you Sally for the post! I was wondering if we'll see the forum thread set up soon concerning focused VR issues/questions/feedback Arf mentioned this Tuesday? I think Bruce was going to bring it up? I just wanted to get started on that ASAP.

Great to see more fixes =]
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