Elite Dangerous – Fleet Carriers Coming December

Posted on 08 Jul 2019

Over the weekend, Frontier have announced the December update for Elite Dangerous will include the arrival of much anticipated Fleet Carriers. These colossal ships will no doubt not be cheap so best get space trucking. An update in September will also overhaul cosmetics with a new in-game currency called Arx which can be earned by playing and will allow the purchasing of previously real-world money only cosmetic items, additionally the update will include a brand new new-player experience intended to be a more comprehensive tutorial. Check out the press release below for more info.

Official Press Release

Elite Dangerous – September Update and Fleet Carrier Teaser trailer revealed at Lavecon 2019

On Saturday, at the Lavecon Elite Dangerous fan event, Frontier unveiled a number of new features coming to the game later this year in the September and December updates, including a new in-game currency and the much-anticipated first look at the Fleet Carrier. Full details can be found on our forums here: https://forums.frontier.co.uk/forums/elite-dangerous-news/

The Lavecon announcements included:

December Update

The first glimpse of Elite Dangerous’ December Update was given to Lavecon attendees with the premier of the Fleet Carrier Teaser, here:

September Update

New “In Ship” Starter Experience

A whole new starting experience right from the cockpit of a Commander’s first ship. With clearer instructions and guidance during the beginning of Elite Dangerous, the new starting flow should provide a more engaging way to learn the basics on their way to becoming fully-fledged pilots.

At the start of the experience, commanders will be guided through essential pilot training by a flight instructor from the Pilots Federation. During this training, a number of lessons will be taught to commanders, from space flight to combat.

  • Basic flight controls and scanning.
  • Supercruise and navigation.
  • A combat exercise around a megaship.
  • Culminating with the final lesson: completing a first Hyperspace Jump and docking at a Starport.

All of the training will include VO across supported languages. Veteran Commanders out there who wish to experience the training will also be able to access it in the ‘Training Section’ via the right-hand panel of their cockpit.

New Virtual Currency: Arx

Those on consoles will already be familiar with the concept of Frontier Points and, as part of the September Update, they will be reworked and re-named Arx, across all platforms (including PC). This new currency can be purchased, as well as earned by simply playing the game and participating in regular in-game activities. Players can spend Arx on items such as Paint Jobs, Ship Kits, Bobbleheads and more.

A full Arx FAQ is here: www.elitedangerous.com/help/arx-faq/

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