Manual

Quick start guide to Elite Dangerous

Take a shortcut into the galaxy with our brief quickstart manual, explaining your flight controls, ship lock-on capability, traveling, and crime and punishment in the Elite Dangerous galaxy.

Welcome

Thank you for purchasing Elite: Dangerous! We hope you enjoy the many adventures that await you in the game’s ever-evolving galaxy.

Whether you’re looking to engage in deadly ship-to-ship combat, discover majestic space-vistas, make your fortune trading, or just experience life as a starship pilot, Elite: Dangerous lets you blaze your own trail.

This quick reference guide will help you get started, but Elite: Dangerous is a big game, with lots of interesting features and systems. To get the most out of your experience, we strongly recommend that you take time to watch the tutorial videos.