The Second Beta For Elite Dangerous Is Now Available
Meanwhile, the third beta has been announced.
Frontier Developments’ eagerly anticipated Elite: Dangerous’ second beta is now live, and it contains major updates to the game. These new updates include new ships, new outposts, and a substantially larger portion of the galaxy to explore than before. The new beta also includes improvements and optimizations to the game based on the feedback from the first beta, so expect to find new mining sites, less buggy sound, new tutorials, and so on.
The full list of the new stuff that this beta brings with it is below:
- New progression, with combat ratings from ‘Harmless’ up to ‘Elite’.
- Reputations per system and per faction that influence attitudes and prices offered to players.
- 570 star systems and 381,033 cubic light years to explore.
- Discovery, exploration and charting of new systems and the option to trade gathered data.
- Detailed system maps.
- New Outposts (small, exposed ‘roadside café’ stations in remote systems).
- New Ocellus starport.
- Further upgradeable Life Support modules, Engines, Hyperdrives, Power Distributors, Sensors, Shield Generators and Cargo Racks for all ships.
- New weapons, including mines and a Cargo Hatch Limpet built for non-lethal piracy.
- Visibility of other ships in supercruise, and the ability to track pilots through supercruise and hyperspace.
- In-game GalNet newsfeed, reporting story events from around the galaxy and each system.
- Gradual ‘wear and tear’ on ships.
- New Lakon Asp Explorer ship.
- All backers names from the appropriate crowd-funding reward tiers have been added to the NPC naming database.
In addition, we also now know when the third beta for the game will be released- October 28, so just under four weeks away.
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