Elite Dangerous: Beyond third season is surely going to end later this year. However, Frontier Developments has announced a new Chapter Four for the game. According to FD, Chapter Four of Elite Dangerous will be the biggest one of all previously released Chapters.
The new chapter offers features such as expanded asteroid belt mining facilities, various online squadrons, new scanners, and exploration tools. Following is the teaser trailer for the Elite Dangerous Chapter Four released earlier today by Frontier Developments.
Here’s a brief rundown of all the new features in Elite Dangerous: Beyond Chapter Four.
Asteroid belts and planetary rings are about to get very busy. New tools and mechanics will provide a fresh, exciting and lucrative mining experience for all Elite Dangerous Commanders. Using new exploration mechanics, miners can investigate rings to locate the best spots to start their mining sessions. With the right amount of skill and expertise, Commanders can create an awesome asteroid detonation before sweeping up the spoils.
Squadrons is a new way of uniting like-minded Commanders in Elite Dangerous. Players will be able to take part in Community Goals together and compete for top spots, and bragging rights, in weekly leaderboards. New communication tools such as in-game chat channels and a new web portal, give players the freedom to manage their Squadron and collectively blaze their trail across the galaxy.
A new Analysis Mode, with the improved Exploration Discovery Scanner and Detailed Discovery Scanner, is a game-changing, brand 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. Unidentified Signal Sources and conflict zones will also appear, allowing players to easily track down interesting or important things within the system. 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.
Frontier Developments has also revealed that the next big update will include various small tweaks for the game as well. A variety of new ships will also become part of the game with the new update for Elite Dangerous: Beyond. The studio has also revealed that ED: Beyond – Chapter Four-Beta will launch on October 30, 2018. However, it will be a Staged Beta and its key features will be rolled out with smaller updates and tweaks.
Additionally, for the Chapter Four, the studio will as well be hosting several new live streams. These live streams will be aimed at detailing the features of the next Update for the game. Following the complete schedule for the upcoming live streams.
- Exploration, Codex and Visual Improvements – 18 October (7pm BST)
- BGS and Scenario Interactions – 25 October (7pm BST)
- Squadrons – 30 October (7pm BST)
- Mining – 01 November (7pm BST)
- The Ships – 8 November (7pm GMT)