Elite Harmful’s Replace 13 is stay now, bringing an finish to the two-year-long Azimuth Saga and laying the groundwork for the area sim’s ominously titled subsequent chapter, Aftermath. There is a cinematic video under which reveals the climax of the occasion, after which I am going to dig into the patch notes slightly.
High tip: do not give a speech about how that is your day of final victory earlier than you hearth your large area lasers and wipe out your enemies as soon as and for all. You are simply asking for some dramatic irony to befall you, and I guess the “aftermath” is simply the Thargoids pissing themselves with laughter.
If you wish to see Elite Harmful’s newest story content material, you needn’t have purchased its most up-to-date enlargement, Odyssey. That is barely difficult, however Elite Harmful at present has two maintained model, 3.8 for the Horizons enlargement and 4.0 for Odyssey. Frontier say that each one gamers could have the choice to maneuver to 4.0 within the coming weeks “at no further price.”
For those who do select to maneuver to 4.0, you will not get entry to all Odyssey performance – it is nonetheless a paid enlargement – however it is possible for you to to expertise the conclusion of the Azimuth Saga. “Transferring forwards, all PC gamers could have entry to content material within the subsequent narrative part given they’re utilizing model 4.0, besides in instances the place on-foot gameplay (and by extension, Odyssey) is required,” say Frontier.
Other than wrapping up a chapter of Elite’s ongoing story (with the stays of destroyed capital ships accessible to go to in-game), replace 13 affords a prolonged listing of fixes, AI enhancements and resolutions to graphical points. That is vital continued work given the poor situation of Odyssey at launch, as Brendy defined in his Elite Harmful Odyssey evaluate. I think we’ll be checking in on Elite Harmful once more within the close to future to see the way it’s modified since that evaluate was written.