Elite Dangerous Goes 'Beyond' Next Week

The next season of Elite Dangerous is set to begin and the long galactic arm of the law is starting to catch up to some rogue players.

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For the third season of Elite Dangerous, Frontier Developments is looking to go 'Beyond.' The studio offered a glimpse at what players can expect from Chapter One of the Season 3 update, which is set to launch for all players next week.

Elite Dangerous: Beyond - Chapter One's changes will be headlined by some tweaks to the game's crime and punishment system. A new Advance Tactical Response system will be put into place and on the lookout for rogue pilots. This system will actively search for 'Hot Ships,' which are classified as vessels with multiple infractions and high notoriety levels attached to them. So beware of the space cops!

Players logging into 'Beyond' will be introduced to GalNet Audio, which will serve as the central news source in Elite Dangerous going forward. This will offer an idea of what players can jump into, regardless of their play style, offering news on activities, updates, and narrative information.

Long-time players will also notice a few overhauls to the engineering mechanics (which now guarantee improvement when crafting), a revamped mission rewards system, and a new combat ship called The Chieftain.

Elite Dangerous: Beyond - Chapter One arrives on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One on Tuesday, February 27 as a free update for all Elite Dangerous players. For more, let's check out the video below.

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