Discovery Scanner - 20/02/2023

Discovery Scanner - 20/02/2023

Greetings Commanders,

Welcome to another week in the Elite Dangerous Galaxy.

As always, we hope you had a wonderful weekend just passed and wish you all the best in your onward adventures! 

CMDR AlexxxA

[Screenshot: CMDR AlexxxA  | Twitter]

Game News


A couple of notes on the Thargoid Warfront this week, ranging from feedback requests to further information on Control Systems.

The Thargoid War: Thoughts and Feelings.

Last week, in the Forums, we reached out for some more targeted feedback gathering in the form of the following key areas:

  • Are you enjoying the Thargoid War?
  • Are you motivated to engage in the gameplay associated with the war?
  • Are you optimistic or pessimistic about humanity's chances to win?
  • What do you think of this direction for the narrative?

We're still monitoring feedback in this thread, which is so very gratefully received. Thank you to so many of you who have already shared your thoughts so far.

If you're yet to contribute and would like to, head to the official post here.


We owe you some updates on the following Forum tracked issues and have a little to share today.

Thargoid War: Control systems broken since 14.02 patch.

We have new information regarding concerns with the progress representation of systems in a control state.

Controlled systems, we can openly confirm, are harder to pushback so bar progress will appear much slower, however as this is causing some confusion amidst Commanders, the team are looking to add additional clarity to help with better representation of this in a pending update.

We'll let you know as soon as we can on when you can expect this to be in place.

Hero Ferrari Unlock Concerns.

Some time ago, Hero Ferrari was being a little problematic with sending out invites to Commanders, despite them achieving the correct unlock criteria for Combat Zones.

We've noticed contributions continue over on the Issue Tracker across the weekend and the team are continuing their investigations.

Reactivations Missions. Settlements already powered on arrival.

This issue is still very much logged and tracked as a priority on development side. Where we don't have a current update on when you can expect a fix as yet, we will of course let you know as soon as we can on information of that nature.


Two issues reported via Issue Tracker, we felt, required some additional support with communication as they were closed last week.

You can find our posts here for your reference:

  • Mission Board Issues Addressed | Forum Post Link
  • Elite Dangerous Background Simulations | Addressing thoughts on 'tick' consistency | Forum Post Link


Welcome New Partners!

Last week we announced new partners into the ranks of the Elite Dangerous Partner Program!

You can get familiar with these incredible creators by viewing the latest roster here.

If you haven't been selected this time around, or you're yet to apply to become an official Elite Dangerous Partner and are considering doing so, our next review date for applicants will be in April 2023.

By becoming a member of the program you can gain access to these exciting benefits!

Content and channel promotion from Elite Dangerous channels and streams.

  • Twitch Drops for your own Twitch channels and code bundles for YouTube channels containing in-game cosmetics.
  • An exclusive set of Elite Partner Program merchandise.

For more details on the sign up process, visit the Partner Program Portal, here.


Following your thoughts and feedback around requirements for entry into the Elite Dangerous Partner Program, the Influencer Team are looking to make revisions to the select criteria required for creator approval on this platform.

More information will be provided on those revised requirements when applications move forward in April.


Frameshift Live #26

Join us this week on Thursday 23 at 16:00 UTC, as we share the latest news from Elite Dangerous and welcome in special developer guest favourite, Tom Kewell, to do a deep dive into 'Thargoid War scenarios', over on our official Elite Dangerous Twitch and YouTube channels.


Congratulations to Stellar Screenshots Winners! 

Once again we'd like to celebrate last week's Stellar Screenshot winners with you all if you missed the chance to find out via social share.

Head on over to the following video to view, but let's take the opportunity to call out the full list of winners here and now:

Arlo MacDonald
Takamura Yui
The Harm

Submit your in game captures using #StellarScreenshots over on Twitter, Facebook and as part of the official Elite Dangerous Stellar Screenshots thread.

All winners picked will receive a special 'Shatter' paintjob for their efforts and will have their winning captures shared on our Frameshift Live livestream if within the same week, as well as our weekly winners announcement post on Twitter and Facebook.

Out There Season Five.

We're thrilled to see, as always, another season launch of 'Out There. An Elite Dangerous Odyssey' by the incredible CNDR Exorcist.

Here's Episode One and despite being five seasons strong already, this latest instalment holds no less an impact with us.

What a stunning celebration of this continued journey.

Thank you always to CMDR Exorcist for being such a shining star in our Galaxy, with your incredible creations. We can't look away.

That just about wraps us up for this week's Discovery Scanner, Commanders!

Wishing you a great week ahead.

We'll be in touch with any news and updates in the days ahead as any arise for you.


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