Odyssey Alpha PC Specifications & Download Time

Greetings Commanders,

With the Odyssey Alpha almost upon us we wanted to take the opportunity to share with you our minimum and recommended specifications for the Alpha phase of Elite Dangerous: Odyssey.

Please note that as this is an Alpha phase, a large amount of optimisation work for the final release is yet to be completed. As with all pre-released content, please be aware that you may encounter bugs and inconsistent performance as part of your experience. Community feedback is a vital part of the Alpha process and we would encourage everyone to share their experience to help shape Odyssey into the best experience for launch.

If you want to report an issue, or check if an issue has already been reported, please head over to the issue tracker:

https://issues.frontierstore.net/reported-issues/elite-dangerous-odyssey-alpha


These specifications are subject to change as we move toward release.


Recommended Specs (High Settings at 1080p)

  • Intel Core i5-8600K / AMD Ryzen 5 1600 (above 4 GHz recommended)
  • 12GB RAM
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 / AMD Radeon RX 5500
  • 60GB available space

Minimum Specs (Low Settings at 720p)

  • Intel Core i5-4590 / AMD FX-4350
  • 8GB RAM
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770 / AMD Radeon R9 280X
  • 60GB available space


We're aiming for the Alpha to be available for download at 11AM BST/10AM UTC on Monday 29th March.

We can't wait to begin to share what we've been working on with you all!

See you in Odyssey, Commanders!


o7
Cant wait
 
I've got a Ryzen 5 3600, therefore my processor-generation is newer than the one recommended :unsure: I'm still wondering whether it's enough to run smoothely on 1080p...
 
I've got a Ryzen 5 3600, therefore my processor-generation is newer than the one recommended :unsure: I'm still wondering whether it's enough to run smoothely on 1080p...
Without knowing what GPU you have there is no way of answering that question. But a 3600 will easily handle Odyssey on the CPU side of things.
 
Would that be the 3GB version or the 6GB version? - My 1050ti sits in the middle of the two.....
I have the 1050 ti (zotac) too. Recommended settings are overcompensating. As long as your cpu is just as good, you can max it out fine. However, this being an alpha, who knows what will happen. At 1080p might I add.
 
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As some people may be worried re the quoted minimum specs ill feedback how things work on my I7 920.
The old CPU has no problems dealing with Horizons, and shouldnt have issues with Odyssey if its planned to work on last gen consoles.
 
Greetings Commanders,

With the Odyssey Alpha almost upon us we wanted to take the opportunity to share with you our minimum and recommended specifications for the Alpha phase of Elite Dangerous: Odyssey.

Please note that as this is an Alpha phase, a large amount of optimisation work for the final release is yet to be completed. As with all pre-released content, please be aware that you may encounter bugs and inconsistent performance as part of your experience. Community feedback is a vital part of the Alpha process and we would encourage everyone to share their experience to help shape Odyssey into the best experience for launch.

If you want to report an issue, or check if an issue has already been reported, please head over to the issue tracker:

https://issues.frontierstore.net/reported-issues/elite-dangerous-odyssey-alpha


These specifications are subject to change as we move toward release.


Recommended Specs (High Settings at 1080p)

  • Intel Core i5-8600K / AMD Ryzen 5 1600 (above 4 GHz recommended)
  • 12GB RAM
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 / AMD Radeon RX 5500
  • 60GB available space

Minimum Specs (Low Settings at 720p)

  • Intel Core i5-4590 / AMD FX-4350
  • 8GB RAM
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770 / AMD Radeon R9 280X
  • 60GB available space

We're aiming for the Alpha to be available for download at 11AM BST/10AM UTC on Monday 29th March.

We can't wait to begin to share what we've been working on with you all!

See you in Odyssey, Commanders!


o7
I am really Excited for this ! i always want to be part of the world of Elite Dangerous . Since 2015 and i'm in love with the game ! i felt sad that my name as "Baker'' Space port isn't in the game yet ! i hope someday will be .
 
Cheers. If I knew in advance the directory name where the alpha was going to go I could create the link in advance and leave my main game where it is. I might just wait a while after launch and ask someone else to look and tell me where's it's installing itself. Or maybe I can start the download (without enough space), then pause it, move things, then restart it. Lots of options I guess, I'm sure it'll be fine.
 

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With Beta 3 looming, I thought it would be prudent to release the full Beta 3 schedule so everyone knows what to expect....
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27th October 2014 GMT 23:55
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28th October 2014 GMT 00:05
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28th October 2014 GMT 07:00
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28th October 2014 GMT 10:00
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28th October 2014 GMT 15:00
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28th October 2014 GMT 16:00
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28th October 2014 GMT 17:00
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28th October 2014 GMT 17:10
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28th October 2014 GMT 17:20
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28th October 2014 GMT 17:30
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28th October 2014 GMT 17:31
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Second person to post on the forum that they have wasted 50 pounds on this Beta and expect a quicker release of the update. They also enquire if the Beta 3 will include a full wipe. Someone else confirms that the Beta 3 client is available obscurely but doesnt work
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28th October 2014 GMT 17:35
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28th October 2014 GMT 17:37
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28th October 2014 GMT 17:55
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28th October 2014 GMT 18:00
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28th October 2014 GMT 18:05
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28th October 2014 GMT 21:00
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28th October 2014 GMT 22:00
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28th October 2014 GMT 23:55
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28th October 2014 GMT 23:56
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28th October 2014 GMT 23:57
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28th October 2014 GMT 23:58
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29th October 2014 GMT 00:05
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29th October 2014 GMT 01:00
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29th October 2014 GMT 02:00
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Elite: Dangerous update Beta 3.01 contains several tweaks and fixes based on feedback from Beta 3.0
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29th October 2014 GMT 02:05
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29th October 2014 GMT 02:15
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Someone else reports that they are logged on and working OK in 3.01. They think Frontier are wonderful and enquires why there seems to have been a partial wipe? The rest of the forum still goes crazy that they cant log on.
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29th October 2014 GMT 04:00
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29th October 2014 GMT 05:00
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29th October 2014 GMT 05:01
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29th October 2014 GMT 16:01
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29th October 2014 GMT 16:02
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29th October 2014 GMT 17:00
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30th October 2014 GMT 14:00
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30th October 2014 GMT 14:00
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31st October 2014 GMT 10:00
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Someone enquires if there will be a new patch today. It is pointed out that it is in fact a weekend. Someone else asks why there seems to have been a partial wipe in Beta 3. Commander Thrust from Bradford is now bored of Beta 3 and feels he has wasted 50 pounds
 
60 gigs. It only takes 20 now. That's a lot of game.
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Erk, first signs of Odyssey's emergent gameplay for me!
 
The alpha is separated from the production game, correct? As in, I assume that anything we do in the Odyssey alpha won't affect our main game/character?
My understanding is that in alpha, we'll be placed in a designated system with very limited access to things. I think we'll even be given a persona instead of using our own. Access to other star systems is in phase 2 or 3, if I remember right, so it seems like nothing in alpha will even touch the main server or your character.
 
Oh, new PC for me then.
I just upgraded my tower yesterday. Managed to get a hold on a RTX 2080 card (cost me a good penny), and at first after I installed it, terrible performance! Realized it needed some tweaking and configuring. Still learning how to optimize things like that. Now it seems great.

But... dang is it hard to find graphic cards... and expensive!
 
Помниться писали что системные требования не изменяться, а тут требования на уровень выше .
Remember they wrote that the system requirements do not change, and here the requirements are higher.

They also literally said this "Please note that as this is an Alpha phase, a large amount of optimization work for the final release is yet to be completed."

So these specs are for an unoptimized game. They will go down before launch.
Они также буквально сказали: «Обратите внимание, что, поскольку это альфа-фаза, большой объем работы по оптимизации для окончательной версии еще не завершен».

Итак, эти спецификации предназначены для неоптимизированной игры. Они опустятся перед запуском
 
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