Elite Dangerous’ third season, Beyond, is coming to its end, and Frontier Developments wants to end it with a bang. The game’s upcoming update features tons of content for players to sink their teeth into.
Beyond – Chapter Four features tons of new exploration adventures for players to unravel the mysteries of the galaxy. The update adds a new Analysis mode, featuring an “improved Exploration Discovery Scanner and Detailed Discovery Scanner.” Another addition are new mining tools and mechanics. Players can now mine for materials after locating “the best spots to start their mining sessions and identify mineral deposits within individual asteroids.” Here are all the details you need to know coming to the game with the next update.
A new Analysis Mode, with the improved Exploration Discovery Scanner and Detailed Discovery Scanner, is a game-changing new way for all Commanders to explore the galaxy. After an initial scan of the system, players will then be able to tune their scanners to find stellar bodies and other phenomena. Not only is this new system a more realistic, satisfying and engaging exploration experience, but also provides players with the freedom to make more informed decisions on where to look next, and be ultimately better rewarded for time spent exploring.
New mining tools and mechanics provide a fresh, potentially lucrative mining experience for all Elite Dangerous Commanders. Miners can investigate rings to locate the best spots to start their mining sessions and identify mineral deposits within individual asteroids. Then, with the right amount of skill, can coordinate a detonation.
Squadrons are a new way of uniting like-minded Commanders to support factions of their choice, take part in Community Goals together and compete for top spots in weekly leaderboards. Squadrons also feature new communication tools, including in-game chat channels, to coordinate activities across the galaxy.
Additionally, Beyond – Chapter Four also features a new lighting engine, numerous visual improvements, background simulation updates, and a number of cockpit interface changes to improve the flying experience of players.
Elite Dangerous: Beyond – Chapter Four drops on PS4, Xbox One and PC on December 11th.