Play your way

400 Billion Star Systems. Infinite Freedom. Blaze Your Own Trail.

Influence the Connected Galaxy

Do whatever it takes to earn the skill, knowledge, wealth and power to stand among the ranks of the Elite. Travel through the galaxy between giant starport trading hubs, where you can buy new ships, trade, take on missions and upgrade your spacecraft.

As you play, your own actions, experience and story influence a unique connected gaming experience and evolving narrative. Governments fall, battles are lost and won, and humanity's frontier is reshaped, all by the actions of you and your fellow players.

Trading

Plague-ridden worlds demand medicine, armies demand arms, shoppers need consumer goods. Meet the galaxy’s needs with trade, piracy or smuggling.

Combat

Help rebels overthrow an oppressive regime, put down a rebellion, or just hunt other Commanders. Your combat skills will keep you safe in a cutthroat galaxy.

Explore

With 400 billion star systems to explore, there’s always something new to see. Charting the unknown will earn recognition, credits and see your name on the galaxy map forever.

Shipyard

Build a fleet of ships and customize every component as you hunt, explore, fight, mine, smuggle and trade. Your ship and your skills are all that stand between you and the cutthroat galaxy.

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The Pilots Federation

As a member of The Pilots Federation, your piloting skills and strategies are rewarded with credits and progression towards the ranks of the galaxy’s iconic Elite.

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Fly alone, or with friends

Experience unpredictable encounters with players from around the world in Elite Dangerous' vast massively multiplayer space. Fly alone or with friends in a connected galaxy where every pilot you face could become a trusted ally or your deadliest enemy.

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Community

Take part in weekly Community goals, where players work en masse towards (or against) a specific objective to reshape the galaxy. Create or join one of the galaxy’s thriving community groups and discover new ways to play.

Race, haul cargo, help pilots in need, witness sights nobody has ever seen, unlock the secrets of the galaxy – together.

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Close Quarter Combat

Compete in Free For All, Team Deathmatch or CTF in the Close Quarter Combat (CQC) Championship.

Arenas around the galaxy run by the shadowy 'CQC Holdings' host the ultimate 34th century gladiatorial contest between Elite Dangerous pilots.

CQC thrusts players into intense PVP action in custom-built arenas set within the Elite Dangerous galaxy. Equip a unique loadout on your craft and earn XP to unlock new weapons, modules and abilities.

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Powerplay

Pledge your allegiance and make your Powerplay for reward and power in the struggle for galactic control.

Choose your allegiance