It's always great to see developers engaging with the community, and seeing Frontier open up a forum AMA topic is actually a big deal!

The Elite: Dangerous forums are a space to discuss everything Elite related but Frontier is well known for keeping info leakage at a minimum. However, a recent post by community manager Bruce Garrido shows a refreshing change in form of a “ask me anything” topic that will be reviewed and answered by Frontier every Wednesday at 15:00 UTC.

So, if you have any questions on your mind – now’s your chance! Head over to the official forums and make yourselves heard!

Earn free cosmetics

A lot of games, especially online ones, have “Twitch drops”. Basically, it’s just a token of gratitude you can earn ingame for watching streamers on Twitch that play that particular game. As of now, Elite joins in on the fun and you can earn yourself various cosmetic items by simply watching your favourite streamers!

Basic info

  • You do NOT have to link your Twitch and Frontier account to EARN Twitch drops.
  • You WILL have to link them to REDEEM the Twitch Drop.
  • Anyone who has a Twitch account and watched the stream for the allotted time will earn a drop. This drop will sit in that person's account unclaimed.
  • You can claim your drop (by linking your Twitch and Frontier account) BEFORE or AFTER you earn a drop.

What are Twitch Drops?

Twitch Drops are rewards given to people who tune in to designated ‘droppable’ Twitch streams. By linking your Twitch account with your Frontier account and watching the nominated streamers during the given timeframe, you could be awarded with an in-game cosmetic item!

Is Twitch Prime required to be eligible for drops?

No! Having your accounts linked, opting into the drops feature and viewing any eligible stream are the only things you need to do. Worth noting, if you begin to watch an official Twitch Drop stream and your accounts are not linked, Twitch will prompt you to link your accounts!

When is the next event taking place?

Take a look at the EliteDangerous Twitch channel for details of the next drops event. In order to give people in various time zones a fair chance to obtain the items, Elite Twitch Drops window will typically run for a week starting at 10am BST on the first day until 10am BST on the last day. During that time, tune in to one of the Frontier Games’ Partners (who are choosing their own streaming times) to get your rewards.

What will I be awarded?

See above for current and past drops campaign prizes. Information also available on Twitch and Frontier Games’ Social Channels. It is important to note that you don’t have to watch the stream continuously to receive prizes – the time is counted throughout the whole stream campaign. So tune in whenever you want, come enjoy yourselves, celebrate and get some cool rewards!

When and how will I receive my in-game items?

You will receive a notification on Twitch when you have been awarded the items. You will need to first claim your items on Twitch and then via this page using the claim buttons above. The items will be added to your account, so all you need to do is log in to the game. If you are already logged in, you’ll need to log out and log back in. Additionally, your Twitch Inventory will contain any and all drops that you have earned. This can be found in the drop down menu beside your name, titled Inventory when on your Twitch account.

Which platforms are included in the Twitch Drops campaigns?

Twitch Drops are activated for all three platforms the game is currently available on: PC, PS4, and Xbox One. Be sure you have your Frontier account linked with your console account.

What can I do if I didn't receive my reward in-game?

If your accounts are correctly linked and if you cannot find your reward, please do not hesitate to contact our support team