Frontier pushed out a teaser trailer for the quarter 1 update of the Beyond series planned for 2018, and it features some new and shiny visuals…

As it seems, Frontier has been busy and we’re getting the first beta this month! Starting on the 25th, players will be able to take a look at all the upcoming changes and features of the first QoL patch coming to the Milky Way.

Chieftain

Elite Dangerous Horizons Commanders will also be able to take to the stars in the new Alliance Chieftain, designed not only to dish out punishment, but to avoid it. Manufactured by Lakon Spaceways, the Chieftain is more maneuverable than ships of similar size and weight, and its combat profile means it can more than hold its own in a fight.

Improved Core Mechanics

Chapter 1 of Beyond will bring improvements to some of Elite Dangerous' core mechanics, including accessibility enhancements to the engineering mechanics, an overhaul of mission rewards and big changes to crime and punishment. Frontier will be sharing more information on the changes to Crime and Punishment, and the Engineers in the future and in their livestreams.

Wing Missions

Chapter 1 of Beyond will give you the chance to take on wing missions with your fellow Commanders, sharing both the efforts and rewards.

Revised Trade Data

Commanders will now be able to access trade data from systems they have previously visited, in order to make more informed decisions when shipping goods across the Milky Way.

Planetary Visual Improvements

Chapter 1 also includes the first of the planetary visual improvements coming as part of the Beyond series of updates (with more surface level improvements coming later in the year) bringing a new vibrancy to the Elite Dangerous galaxy.

GalNet Audio

With the introduction of GalNet Audio, you will be able to catch up on the latest news from across the galaxy without ever leaving the action.

This beta is open to everyone on PC and Mac. The beta includes new content, changes and improvements for both Elite Dangerous and Elite Dangerous Horizons players. In order to access all of the content, you will require Elite Dangerous Horizons.