Elite Dangerous’ big bug fixing patch out January, beta starts next week

November 22, 2019
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There were sad space-faces last month when Frontier Developments announced it would be giving Elite Dangerous’ long-overdue Fleet Carriers another six month delay. The silver lining to that particular cloud of woe, however, was that Fleet Carriers were being sidelined in favour of some much-needed bug fixes – and the first of these are now confirmed to be arriving in January.

Frontier’s reprioritisation plans were unveiled following the extremely rocky launch of Elite Dangerous’ September update. While its headline features – including a new tutorial experience, livery system improvements, and the new ARX premium currency were all present and correct – the update also introduced a number of serious issues.

Problems persisted, despite a series of patches and fixes, and Frontier eventually made the decision to suspend its immediate content plans, announcing that all updates into 2020 would “focus almost exclusively on addressing recent and longstanding issues”. Now, the developer has revealed that the first of these update will arrive “toward the end of January”.

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