Beyond

Elite Dangerous: Beyond advances the ongoing player-driven narrative and introduces dozens of game-changing upgrades and enhancements, whether you prefer to trade, fight or explore. This third season of Elite Dangerous is available FREE for all Elite Dangerous and Elite Dangerous: Horizons owners.

Exploration

The Analysis Mode with the improved Exploration Discovery Scanner and Detailed Discovery Scanner, is a new way for all Commanders to explore the Milky Way galaxy. Commanders have probes at their disposal to map the planetary surfaces, and planetary rings, in detail, to locate points of interest and leave your mark on the galaxy in a different way.

Requires
Elite Dangerous

Mining

Using new exploration mechanics, miners can investigate rings to locate the best spots to start their mining sessions, and then the best specific asteroids to probe and excavate for rewards. With the right amount of skill and expertise, the new Abrasion blaster, Sub-surface displacement missile, and Seismic charge launcher, will provide some exciting and explosive results.

Requires
Elite Dangerous

New ships

The Beyond Chapters introduce an exciting new range of ships to the galaxy. From the Alliance Challenger: a modified version of the Chieftain with added armour, to the Mamba with its blistering speed combined with huge firepower.

Requires
Elite Dangerous
Horizons

Guardian Beacons

New Guardian Beacons hidden in the galaxy contains all kinds of secrets for players to discover. Guardian Beacons also contain new blueprints, the means to unlocking Beyond - Chapter Three’s new Guardian Fighters.

Requires
Elite Dangerous
Horizons

Guardian Fighters

Retro engineered from researching new Guardian technology blueprints, these fighters are fast, agile and pack a real punch for players looking to take on the encroaching Thargoid. They come in three variants the Trident, the Lance and the Javelin.

Requires
Elite Dangerous
Horizons

Thargoid Scouts

Commanders will start to see new Thargoid ships roaming the galaxy. The Scout vessels are weaker on their own compared to the Interceptor class, but they more than make up for that in sheer numbers and combat buffs that work in conjunction with one another. They are easily underestimated, but any Commander who does this usually doesn't live long enough to regret it.

Requires
Elite Dangerous

Planets Update

We have set out on a journey to improve upon the planets in Elite Dangerous. The first step is overhauling the surfaces on rocky and metal rich planets so the galaxy will become more vibrant. The color of the planet will be determined by the resources that can be found on the surface. As Beyond continues more visual improvements will be added.

Requires
Elite Dangerous

Tech Broker & Material Trader

These contacts appear in various stations across known human space and can generally be found in highly populated systems with a high security level. The addition of Technology Brokers and Material traders allows pilots to acquire new items based on their personal narrative giving even more ways to play elite your way.

Requires
Elite Dangerous
Horizons

COVAS

The Cockpit Voice Assistant (COVAS) relays real-time information about your ship and your surroundings via your helmet, and is in essence your ship’s ‘voice’. The Pilots Federation has approved some new COVAS variations, giving Commanders new ways to personalise their flight experience. Each ship comes equipped with Verity and Victor COVAS options by default.

Requires
Elite Dangerous