Discovery Scanner - 16/01/2023

Discovery Scanner - 16/01/2023

Greetings Commanders,

A big o7 to you and your new week beginning. We're all wishing you a successful one, wherever flight may take you.

Game News

Interim January Update:

  • In last week's Discovery Scanner we shared information of a forthcoming 'interim update', ahead of the next greater scale update of 'Update 15', which will look to address a number of remaining core issues, present and reported since the release of Update 14, due to you before the January month ends.
    • This plan remains the case and we do owe Commanders a specified date for this deployment. As soon as we have it, we will let you know.

Mission Board Issue Progress:

  • Last week we released some initial improvements for issues surrounding the loading of Mission Boards following the release of Update 14. The official post can be found here: 
  • We're pleased to see reports of these improvements making a positive impact so far and as mentioned, we'll continue to monitor the situation and release further support where needed. Thank you, as always, for your patience o7


Frameshift Live #24

Tune in to the official Elite Dangerous Twitch or YouTube channels this Thursday, January 19 at 16:00 UTC to join Arthur and Sally as they kick off the new year livestream schedule with Frameshift Live #24.
They'll be sharing some of the latest in game news, Community content and will be joined by Design team favourite, Derin, to discuss Thargoid War efforts.


All new Twitch Drops will be available to those of you viewing on the platform, with the release of the 'Blizzard Ice' paint jobs for the Asp Explorer and Anaconda this week (for Elite Dangerous Live game/4.0 only).

For information on how to claim Twitch Drops, head to the guide here: Twitch Drops (


GalNet News Roundup Returns. 

Another return for the new year - GalNet News Roundup released last week, over on the official Elite Dangerous forums.

Get a bite sized summary of the latest GalNet News articles all in one fell swoop over at the following link: 


Community Events

20 JAN 2023 to 21 JAN 2023

ALLIANCE & INDEPENDENT AX-NIGHT | For full details on this event, head over to the official Community Calendar link HERE.

  • Start Time: 17:00:00 GMT
  • End Time: 1:00:00 GMT
  • Location:
    • Locations near the Oya-Maelstrom


  • This is an event for Independent and Alliance-friendly commanders in particular, but Federal and Imperial guests are also welcome. Previous AX combat experience is not required! Owning several rebuys worth of credits before joining in on the fight is advised.

Discord for joining: 

Commander Spotlight


[Above: California Nebula - BeetleJude]

Commander BeetleJude.

No stranger to our features in the past, however we feel she's long overdue a spotlight segment, BeetleJude has been tirelessly producing incredible artwork of the Galaxy for so very long now and we're never short of admiration every time we discover a piece.

You can find up to date deliveries of artistic delights over on Jude's Twitter at, as well as view an entirely Galaxy Gallery over HERE.

Recently, Jude announced that she has even made a Dropbox account available for Commanders to submit their requests for her artwork based on favourite in game captures, so make sure to check that out if you're interested. You can find it HERE.


[Above: Cmdr Shuggie's Krait - BeetleJude]

In addition, if you haven't already, you can subscribe to BeetleJude's YouTube channel for guided 'draw-throughs' of her work with some fun narration to each.

Thank you, BeetleJude, for captivating all Commanders with your creativity. o7

That's us, Commanders!

Do please keep an eye on our official social channels for any ad hoc announcements, as we move through the week ahead.

They can happen, so be sure to stay tuned on our Twitter or Facebook, whichever you prefer (or both!). Any interim news raised within the official Forums will be highlighted there.

Have a great week!


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