Elite: Dangerous Releases Third Beta

The third stage of the Elite: Dangerous Beta test has been released to players. The new update unlocks even more of Milky Way for exploration. Elite: Dangerous  introducing long-awaited features including multiple ship ownership and mining. Some of the key features have been listed below.

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  • Player-driven interdiction. Players can now interdict NPC ships, pulling them out of faster-than-light travel back into normal space along with the player.
  • Philanthropy missions added.
  • Fuel scooping from stars added. Keep a close eye on your temperature gauge as you refuel from the blazing surface of stars.
  • Asteroid mining added. Cut metal and rock from asteroids using the mining laser.
  • New ships added: Imperial Clipper and Federal Dropship.
  • Multiple ship ownership. Long requested by the community, players can keep multiple craft docked at starports, allowing for reserve ships dedicated to combat, exploration, trading and more.
  • Play area expanded to over 2,400 systems and 869,000 cubic light years of playable space.
  • Improved galaxy map, with partial name searching, range display and route finding.
  • Asteroid belt clusters added.
  • Nebulae added, visible in the sky and the galaxy map.

Elite: Dangerous’ Beta 3 is available to play now for $75. You can purchase access to the beta through Frontier’s online store. A discount for existing backers of the full game is applied on checkout.

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