It has finally been confirmed! The next patch (2.2) of Elite: Dangerous called "The Guardians" will be landing on live servers next Tuesday - October 25th! Get your spacesuits ready for the Beluga, ship launched fighters and alien archeology...

If you own Elite Dangerous: Horizons, or the Commander Deluxe Edition, in less than a week you’ll be able to download the 2.2 update and hire fighter pilots to assist you in combat situations, build smaller ship-launched fighters in your larger vessel and send them in to battle and pilot and carry passengers in the beautiful and vast Beluga liner to new and exciting tourist destinations.

In addition to the amazing headline features in The Guardians there is also a huge host of changes and additions coming free of additional charge to all players of the main Elite Dangerous game too!

Stuff like the new navigation filters, detailed and beautiful starport interiors, passenger missions, module storage, ship transfer and Interstellar Factors – a shady group of contacts who will allow you to pay off your fines or collect combat bounties no matter where you are in the galaxy.