Following shortly after the release of the brand new Odyssey gameplay trailer, Frontier gave us more juicy info about the HUD itself!

If you haven't seen the Elite Dangerous: Odyssey Gameplay reveal trailer then go check it out here! If you have and want to know more about the heads-up display, we have you covered.

Frontier have broken down the different HUD elements that will appear in Elite Dangerous: Odyssey, along with a couple of questions and answers players had.

Odyssey HUD

1. Character Information - Displays other characters':

  • Name
  • Health and Shields
  • Rank, Criminality
  • Authority Level at the current Settlement
  • Relationship to the player (allied or enemy)

2. Weapon Reticule - This is used for aiming when the player is not aiming down a weapon/tool's sight.

3. Ammunition- Shows the remaining ammunition in the magazine and the ammunition reserves for the equipped weapon.

4. Grenade - Shows the currently equipped grenade type and the remaining number of grenades.

Odyssey HUD

5. Radar - This shows:

  • Character position
  • The direction and state of characters (hostile, neutral etc)
  • Indicates the position of specific interactions (eg. terminals)

6. Environment Info - Shows the environment temperature and gravity.

7. Compass - Shows player direction and highlights the direction of key in-world elements (eg. mission objectives)

8. Player Coordinates - The precise location of the player on the planet's surface.

Odyssey HUD

9. Health - Shows the player's current health.

10. Authority Level - The level of access to settlement facilities that the player currently has.

11. Active Player Bounty - This shows that the player has an active bounty on them in their current location.

Odyssey HUD

12. Suit Power - Shows current capacity and level of suit power charge. This also has icons that show the suit functions which are causing power drain.

13. Emergency Air - Shows current capacity and level of emergency air supply.

14. Shields - Shows current shield power and status (active, turned off, or recharging)


When will Odyssey Release?
Elite Dangerous: Odyssey will release in Early 2021.

What platforms will Odyssey be available on at launch?
PC, PS4, and Xbox One

Why can’t I pre-order on console?
Pre-order is only available on PC right now, keep following FDev's channels for further announcements.

I’m a lifetime expansion pass holder – will I receive Odyssey free of any additional charge?

When will the Alpha run for Odyssey?
Frontier will be announcing more detail on this in due course so keep an eye on official channels for further announcements.

Will Odyssey be coming to PS5 and the Xbox Series consoles?
Nothing to share on this right now, however, Frontier confirmed that the PS4 and Xbox One versions of Odyssey are playable on next-gen consoles via backwards compatibility.

Can I play Odyssey in VR?
Odyssey will be compatible with VR and you’ll be able to enjoy the same fully-featured cockpit experience players have enjoyed in Elite Dangerous so far. When leaving the cockpit of your ship or SRV, VR players will see a projected screen on which they can continue their journey without removing their helmets. They may also remove their helmet if they choose. VR is only compatible with Elite Dangerous on PC.

What does the exclusive Pioneer suit skin in the Deluxe Alpha Expansion Pack look like?
There are no imagery to share of this skin just yet but Frontier will be sharing this very soon.

How many tracks/How long is the Odyssey soundtrack?
Full details of the soundtrack are yet to be announced, keep an eye on the official channels for further announcements.