Elite Dangerous: Beyond - Chapter 4 gets long-awaited December release date

Today, Frontier Developments announced that Elite Dangerous: Beyond - Chapter 4 should launch on December 11, 2018. According to the team, this is "the biggest Elite: Dangerous update of the year, and the final chapter in the Beyond season of updates." Chapter 4 is packed with content and is available for free to all Elite Dangerous players on Xbox One, PC, and PlayStation 4.

Each chapter in the Elite Dangerous: Beyond saga brings new improvements to the game. This time around, clans — known as "Squadrons" in Elite: Dangerous — are being added. A post on the developer's website said, "New tools and mechanics will provide a fresh, exciting and lucrative mining experience for all. Using new exploration mechanics, miners can investigate rings to locate the best spots to start their mining sessions. Squadrons is a new in-game way of uniting like-minded gamers to support factions of their choice and compete for top spots in seasonal leaderboards."

Aside from Squadrons, enhanced mining and exploration are also part of the update. The download brings substantial changes which should satiate long-term players. There are plenty of new features to discover. However, Elite: Dangerous still maintains a steep learning curve that prevents a lot of players from giving it a go.

Do you play Elite: Dangerous? What would you like to see in future updates after Chapter 4? Let us know.

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