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."

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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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