Frontier Developments announced on Thursday that the Elite Dangerous Fleet Carriers Beta 2 will begin on May 11. The multi-platform Beta will allow PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4 players to test the Fleet Carriers megaships before their official release in June.
Registration for Beta 2 is now open on the website.
Fleet Carriers Beta 2 will incorporate significant changes from the initial Beta held in April. The majority of adjustments are focused around the decommissioning, performance, and utility of Fleet Carriers. These changes are the direct result of feedback obtained from the Elite Dangerous community during Beta 1.
The main changes introduced in the Beta 2 are as follows:
- Universal Cartographics will be available as an optional service on Fleet Carriers.
- Fleet Carrier owners will have access to shipyard and outfitting for stored items on their carrier without enabling the full service.
- The amount of Tritium, the special fuel that powers up the Fleet Carriers’ jump drive, consumed with each jump has been reduced by half.
- Decommissioning a carrier will now refund the full cost of a carrier, minus a static fee for voluntary decommissioning.
Beginning May 22, Beta 2 will enter a “beta blowout” period and Fleet Carriers will be purchasable for the token price of 1 million credits (a reduction of more than 99%) to simulate the mass adoption of fleet carriers and to also ensure they are accessible to the majority of players who join the Beta. This will remain in place until the close of the Beta on May 26.
Further details on how to sign up for Fleet Carriers Beta 2 can be found on the website. Join the Beta and help shape the future of the Fleet Carriers in Elite Dangerous before their official launch into the live game on June 2020. Beta 2 is available for PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4 players.