Changelog time!

Greetings Commanders,

I’m pleased to confirm that the 2.2 beta is now live on PC. Please note
that the ship transfers in the beta are correct as per the community
poll and include delivery times. Module transfers and storage are still
being worked on, so aren’t available yet.

The change log is detailed below. Please do take the time to play and
test the update as best you can and ensure you give your feedback on the
Beta forums here,

If you do not have Horizons Beta access, you can purchase it from our store from here.


Change log:



  • Added F-63 Condor as a playable ship

  • Added Imperial Fighter as a playable ship

  • Added Taipan as a playable ship

  • Added fighter specific weapon modules

  • Added fighter loadouts

  • Added Fighter Bays for supported ships: Corvette, Cutter, Anaconda, Type 9, Beluga, Federal Gunship and Keelback

  • Added Crew Lounge

              - NPC fighter pilots can be hired
              - Hired pilots receive a revenue percentage
  • Fighters can be given orders

  • Mothership can be given simple orders when player is in a fighter

  • NPC ships can use ship launched fighters

  • Role panel updated to support fighter operations

  • Display NPC Fighter Pilot name when targeting the ship they are controlling

  • Added a warning/reminder to set active NPC crew

Surface Features

  • New geological features added (fumeroles and geysers)

  • Biological entities added

  • POIs can now be persistant (applies to new geological and organic features)

  • Mysterious things added


  • Added Beluga Liner as a playable ship


  • Limpet blueprints added

  • Scanners (KWS, Cargo, Wake) blueprints added

  • Defences (ECM, Chaff, Heat Sinks, and Point Defence Turrets) blueprints added

  • Utilities (Life Support, Fuel Scooping, Refinery, AFM) blueprints added

  • Added new Engineers


  • Implementation of patch-based planet rendering on the system and planet maps



  • Added passenger modules of different sizes and quality to outfitting

  • Tourist beacon (surface and space) added

  • Tourist beacons send an inbox message with the blurb for that beacon when scanned

  • Passenger Lounge

              - Added Passenger Lounge to Station Services
              - Travel agents are available in the passenger lounge
              - Passengers can be bulk or VIP varieties
              - Added in support for mission filtering and selecting cabins in the missions panel for passenger missions
              - Added mission themes for the new passenger mission types - plus appropriate icons
              - Filtered missions with these themes to their own section on the transaction panel
             - Custom welcome lines and titles added
  • Added different passenger types

              - Aid Worker passenger type added
              - Business passenger type added
              - Criminal passenger type added
              - Explorer passenger type added
              - Medical passenger type added
              - Minor Celebrity passenger type added
              - Political Prisoner passenger type added
              - Politician passenger type added
              - POW passenger type added
              - Prisoner passenger type added
              - Protester passenger type added
              - Refugee passenger type added
              - Scientist passenger type added
              - Security passenger type added
              - Soldier passenger type added
              - Terrorist passenger type added
              - Tourist passenger type added
              - Head of State passenger type added
  • Added UI support for showing passenger entries when cargo scanning

  • Passengers (or their representitives) have portraits and names

  • Added cabin inventory tab to cockpit panel

  • Passenger Liner NPC archetype added

  • Passenger cabins require escape pods

  • Added passenger liners as possible Massacre Targets

  • Ships can be scanned for wanted passengers

  • Added stats for passenger contracts

  • Passengers use escape pods to abandon ship if they wish to leave

  • Added a long time stamp generator for use in expedition missions


  • Mysterious things added

  • New player power added - Yuri Grom

  • Jet effects added to neutron and white dwarf stars

  • Updated tutorials

              - Instructor character added with dialogue across all training scenarios.
              - Added additional on-screen prompts and assists to all training scenarios.
              - Updated and improved existing training scenarios:
                              - Docking and Travel
                              - Basic Combat
              - Added new training scenarios:
                              - Basic Flight
                              - Advanced Combat
                              - Mining
                              - SRV Training
                              - Ship Launched Fighter Training
                             - Mining tutorial added
  • Added local player event log

  • Option to move owned ships added - it’s available from all Shipyards

  • Ability to sell ships remotely (from different ports) added

  • Module storage added to Outfitting (not currently active in beta)

  • Stored modules can be sold (not currently active in beta)

  • Add system to support greater variation with station interiors

              - Industrial interior pieces added
              - Services interior pieces added
              - Agricultural interior pieces added
              - High Tech interior pieces added
  • Add some additional variants for hangar interiors (following the above scheme)

  • New layout for Station Services menu

  • Added a factor contact for universal fines, bonds and bounties handling - found in low security systems

  • Various station contacts now have faces and names

  • Added a security filter to the Galaxy Map

  • Added the ability to use a filter to govern systems used in route plotting in the galaxy map

  • Visited stars filter added to the galaxy map (this uses local storage so will only record stars visited from 2.2 release)

  • Add a method for semi-automatically replotting a route to the previous
    destination, if the route was lost after logging out of the game or
    jumping away from the route

  • Added fixed point locations using CQC assets

  • Added planet surfaces to planetary map

  • Added docked and state variants of the capital ships

  • Capital ship docks added to various locations

  • Added a Faction Status Summary to the local GalNet news feed

  • Added an info message popup which displays the security level and, if
    necessary, the state of the system when jumping to a new system

  • Added “Press BUTTON to abort” to the jump-to-system info, where BUTTON is the most relevant of the various FSD input bindings

  • Added UI for the engine spooling when taking off from planetary surfaces

  • Mission cargo can be sold on the black market

Stability Fixes

  • Fixed network crash caused by non-replicated objects having replicated children

  • Fix for asserts/crashes and wrong items showing in outfitting when adjusting the sorting for buyback items

  • Fix a potential NaN in the vehicle system

  • Fix error while switching user while in matchmaking for CQC

  • Fix crash during high res screen capture

  • Fix a server crash if a CQC game ends at the same time the lobby is shut down

  • Fix a crash when searching for an exact system name that doesn’t exist

  • Fix crash in CQC when taking damage and a contributing player doesn’t exist any more, likely due to quitting

  • Fix a crash in CQC if we try to send a message to or about a player
    that is no longer in the game, also a tweak to getting player params to
    return a default value if that player is no longer in the game

  • Xbox One: The title enters a semi unresponsive state when changing the Yaw Axis Preset from within the Controls Options fixed

General Fixes & Tweaks

  • Speed/distance restrictions for dropping from supercruise now scale
    with how strong the local gravity influence is - the further from bodies
    the easier it is to drop out

  • Fix an issue that could cause flickering and/or duplicate GUIs during interdiction

  • Uncontrollable spin on completing interdictions at high speed fixed

  • Fix a bug that meant the rate at which the target for the interdictee moved was partially tied to framerate.

  • Kill Warrant Scanner does not show progress if the scan is started when the user is out of range

  • Balance and cleanup pass to the challenge scenarios. Fix descriptions, tips and difficulty

  • Wake Scanners, they now deploy and work in Supercruise again

  • Cannot Unlock Target within the Contacts panel command fixed

  • Sensor zoom level should now be approximately preserved between super cruise and normal space

  • Labels in status panel now resize width to take up all available space

  • Update cargo status when moving between faction space to keep legal status in sync with displayed status

  • ComboBox Menu now has an opaque background - it’s previous transparent
    one caused readability problems when overlaying other UI

  • Fixed issues with right align not working on horizontal text boxes

  • Fixed bug where scrolling the focused item off the top/bottom of the list would case the focused index to become nonsense

  • Allow the UI to react to changes in the cargo more quickly

  • Don’t show Leave Voice Comms popup if we’re just passing through the state while not in voice comms

  • Inventory panel states activate cargo scanner, even when unable to fixed

  • Fixed written text Messages being discarded if looking away from the comms panel

  • Sub target panel will display retrieving scan data animation indefinitely fixed

  • All the options and main menus now have confirmation dialogs when you cancel changes

  • Flipped the heading calculated for the compass GUI (no effect on other areas) so it is consistent

  • Orbital HUD optimisations

  • Repair inbox messages when awarding certain permits

  • Amended Get Long Lat String to return a string formatted Longitude, Latitude, instead of Latitude, Longitude

  • Pitch and yaw on the photo camera will now work while docked for players using mouse control

  • Fixed issue where button hit boxes were misaligned on friends list

  • Fixed the options screens losing focus when scrolling up and down long lists

  • Commanders occasionally being rescued to last known good stations if
    they’ve logged out after driving in an SRV but before flying anywhere

  • Xbox One: Removed cause of performance drain in the tutorial UI (pre-flight checks)

  • Xbox One: Data point reset timer and supercruise charging GUI overlap and flicker fixed

  • Xbox One: Game takes input during the transitions between menu options fixed

  • Xbox One: In Open Play, The First time a user sends a comms message to
    To [LOCAL]: the cursor moves from right of [Local] to left of To fixed

  • Xbox One: Speculative fix for Starport Services having long loading times

  • Comms panel scroll bar going beyond the bar line fixed

  • Fixed settlements appearing twice on the navigation panel

  • Various text fixes


  • Added option to sell mission specific cargo on the black market

  • Seeking Goods scenarios now issue missions

  • Assassination, Massacre, Piracy, Rescue missions updated to have target faction state effects

  • Salvage and Collect missions have got a new destination faction state effect now

  • Courier missions now also affect the target faction

  • Players can now drop mission specific cargo. If third parties pickup said cargo they receive it as stolen

  • Added in new inbox text into piracy, rescue and planetary rescue mission templates

  • Changed the timers to dynamic timeouts for recovery agents and cargo hunter wrinkles in piracy and rescue missions

  • Add a check which can be used to detect if a player has committed a crime during a mission

  • Assassination mission template has a fix to alt targets name not being overwritten properly

  • Updated smuggle and delivery mission templates with new state effects
    that affect the destination faction’s state, as well as the mission
    giver’s state

  • Mission generation optimisations

  • Added in the dynamic credit reward for not being scanned into the piracy missions reward transaction

  • Added mission tracker component for damage to the player’s ship

  • NPC Messengers with hidden contacts should be hidden

  • Added in a pilot roster contract element into the transaction tabs for
    the recovery agents/pirates in piracy and rescue missions

  • All missions now give a positive state effect with the mission giver
    for completion, that is relative to the cargo/mission target

  • Updated text for an inbox message in missions that tells the player
    when they have killed a target, that there are more targets. Mission
    types it affects: Assassination, Collect, Courier, Delivery, Piracy,
    Rescue and Salvage

  • Stopped New Destination Wrinkle from using Mission Giver Station in Smuggle missions

  • If we don’t have space for all the material rewards, only add what we can

  • Remove duplicate information from massacre skimmer

  • Fixed some layout issue with the mission row item renderer

  • Modified mission interaction so that “Destination” title will not be displayed if there is no destination for the mission

  • Massacre templates alternate wrinkle updated, so the mission can
    progress if the player ignores the alternate target inbox message

  • Missions in transactions tab are slightly misaligned fixed

  • Complete tick box now displays with correct localised text

  • Resized mission complete box to support 2 lines of text properly

  • Stop credit reward being shown twice when more than one faction is involved in rewards

  • UI updated to display commodity/material rewards in mission summary

  • If a mission POI fails to find a flat spot, then create one in a random position rather than not at all

  • Removed a duplicate value the recovery agents/piracy transaction panel in piracy and rescue templates

  • Massacre missions - stripped out the authority targets from the
    templates. These have been replaced with citizens, or activists

  • Set Mining missions so that they cannot offer the cargo that the player has mined as a reward

  • Make sure the mission icon is displayed when mission target is a non landable planet

  • Fixed some mismatches between missions and available cargo in USSs

  • Updated piracy and rescue missions to include an inbox state, to stop
    the constant inbox message spam when you kill the target and don’t have
    the cargo yet

  • Exclude systems with permit locked planets from mission generation targets

  • Accept/ decline inbox messages now have a discard button if they are no longer relevant

  • Updated Collect, Deliver, Salvage and Smuggle mission templates to no
    longer send cargo to a state where that cargo is illegal on new
    destination. (Opposite way round for smuggle, where it should always be

  • Mission screen loading optimisations

  • Fix a transaction server error when issuing mission tip offs

  • Fix mining statistics when using mined ores to complete missions


  • Improved lighting and geometry in all the Engineers hangars

  • Engineer base Farseer Inc’s floating rock formations dropped to seal gap

  • Truncated elements in the material information panel for micro-resources and data fixed

  • Made sure that the first focusable element is focussed on when showing the “adjust popup”

  • Engineers ‘Sort’ Drop Down is layered underneath Engineers
    ‘Speciality’ text & No Search Results String, leads to overlapping
    text fixed

  • Mouse wheel scrolling in engineers window affect other functions fixed

  • Fixed bug where an experimental effect rolled a fail, but the UI would sometimes land on blue

  • When opening the Engineers panel information may not be displayed
    correctly depending on how you closed the panel previously fixed

  • Known engineers Pinned blueprint jitters when selecting cost fixed

  • Text wrap enabled on encoded materials inventory further information panel

  • Adjusted special effect text fields to account for 2 lines

  • Adjusted modification text fields to prevent truncating text

  • Centre align the workshop module class popup to account for wider text area

  • Prevent the player from using hidden buttons in Engineers Workshops

  • Added headers for type and grade microresource filter options

  • Changed microresource filtering so type and grade filters are exclusive rather than inclusive

  • Added engineer base UI schematic icon images

  • Fixed legal state display errors when changing starsystems and when trying to pay fines at an Engineer base

  • Xbox One: Pass in current text when enabling soft keyboard on
    Engineers screen, and get a callback when the keyboard opens (where we
    would clear the text, if we could)


  • Cut-off text present on Preparation Tasks on most powerplay factions when selecting a system under their Preparation Tab fixed

  • Distance of system in turmoil truncated on the powerplay screen for factions with a deficit (negative cc) fixed

  • Contacts - Red confirm button should be changed to grey because red is widely used where nothing can be done

  • Preparation pledge to nominate popup cant be selected as focus on background menu fixed

  • Opponents undermined statistic in the stats panel removed as it’s redundant

  • Changed ‘age’ label for Powerplay characters to ‘Year of Birth’

  • Incorrect scaling of control systems on Powerplay map, when map origin is a long way away fixed

  • Fixed Powerplay stats and ratings tabs occasionally having extremely oversized vertical scroll areas


  • Make sure police ships are aware of assault crimes that are happening
    if the initial crime happened before they were spawned or near enough

  • Rework how NPCs score their behaviour for interdictions to be less ‘binary’

  • Rebalanced interdiction difficulty based on AI pilot skill

  • New jump away state “Jump Uninterruptible” to handle NPCs jumping away when their target enters a No Fire Zone

  • Stop powerplay AI from interdicting other powerplay AIs which are aligned to the same major faction

  • Fixed docking Computer landing damage

  • AI ships now aim launcher weapons properly

  • Ensure that the AI auto-loadout system always gives a ship at least
    two fixed/gimballed weapons, to avoid ships with all-turreted weapons
    not being able to attack

  • Passenger hunter archetypes added


  • Ensure single body exploration scans are awarded to all wing members

  • Fix case where dropping to a wing beacon in a ring would leave the player at their current location rather than the beacon

  • Propagate hostility between wing members when attacked - this should
    make ships in silent running show up to all members of the wing they are

  • Select wingman’s target can now target systems that aren’t in the nav panel

  • Improve notifications between wing members when doing system or body exploration scans

  • Only propagate wing hostility for player ships


  • Adding in explosive damage for the destructibles in CQC/Arena

  • Made the matchmaking lobby detect disconnects faster, this prevents
    the lobbies from getting stuck in a state for a few mins due to a

  • Player Rank Shows Combat Rating instead of CQC Ranking while in CQC

  • Fix an issue where the server was calculating a different amount of credits to reward than the client displayed

  • If there are multiple winners in a deathmatch game and you are not one
    of them, display defeat instead of a list of the winners

  • Fixed some clipped loadout text in localised languages

  • 2 Digit ranks are truncated in the scoreboard menu fixed

  • Since a CQCing player can’t respond, don’t send them text chat or voice invites

  • Fixed missing Russian glyphs on CQC respawn menu

  • Scale the mouse cursor for fov in the same way that usual UI movies
    do, which catches that one giant cursor case when zooming during death
    cam in CQC

  • Xbox One: Fix an issue with mismatched teams in CQC

  • Xbox One: Fix a case where a player A enters a CQC match against
    player B, when player B had previously been signed in on player A’s
    console during this session


  • Fix for the sensor zoom resetting when the game loses focus when the sensor zoom is bound to an axis

  • Removed eject all cargo binding from all schemes by default

  • In the keyboard and mouse control scheme add the arrow keys as
    secondary bindings to the UI-controls to allow navigation through the
    menus in the galaxymap

  • Mouse cursor stuck on side of screen when in main menu fixed

  • Now DualShock 4 controller keys are shown as Xbox360 icons, instead of []

  • Don’t bind XB360 pad’s Back button to Cancel Binding, so more buttons are free for gameplay

  • Removed all gamepad options from keyboard and mouse only schemes as
    they will prevent these schemes from showing up as a preset if you don’t
    have a pad connected

  • Fixed bug where info panel would not display correct controls after changing to new control scheme

  • Get mouse-controlled headlook working in Hyperspace again

  • Added device and vendor IDs for the xbox one wireless controller so it will be picked up as a gamepad in the game

  • Added keybindings for fighter orders and for recalling the main ship while in the SRV

  • Xbox One: When switching users, forget about disconnected controllers for the old user


  • Two changes aimed at rebalancing Thermal Shock and similar heat-imparting weapons:

             - Ships now gain resistance to heat weapons based on 

spare cooling capacity (when ships are cold they’re more resistant).

           - Having a heatsink actively charging diverts most heat 

from external heat attacks straight into the heatsink, granting 90%
resistance to these effects for those few seconds.

            These two changes combine well, as now heatsinks are 

much more able to cut through even extreme heat attacks, and then the
newly cold ship is temporarily more resistant. Simply running a cold
ship will also extend the time before external heat is able to cause
damage by a larger proportion.

  • Heat sink launchers now take substantially less damage from beaing
    overheated (down to a quarter of what it was), they are designed to be
    the defence against overheating after all.

  • Shield resistance to heat-imparting attacks increased, and active
    shield will now block 50% of the effect of thermal shock weapons, up
    from 25%.

  • Fix issues with mines and missiles sometimes failing to hit targets
    due to networking inconsistencies, most noticeable when driving into
    someone else mines at high speed

  • Fix issue weapons switching to Fire at Will on supercruise transitions

  • When modifying a weapon that fires in bursts, always ensure the clip
    size is rounded up to a multiple of the burst size. This will
    retroactively affect existing weapons and fixes cases of the Double Shot
    3 slugshot having a 5 round clip

  • Fix custom VFX scaling for weapons (scaling was affecting the particles rather than the emitter

  • Mines should be affected by gravity

  • Mines now have vfx for default, dirt and ice surfaces

  • Point defence range has been increased slightly along with it’s integrity

  • Blast radius for Deep Cut Payload and Penetrator Munitions is now
    correctly 75% of what it would be for an external blast, rather than

  • Fix a bug where the penetration direction for a missile could be wrong depending on the exact detonation trigger

  • Set the Penetration chance for torpedoes and dumbfire missiles to 1.
    This is not used with their normal damage mode, but guarantees
    penetration when the damage mode is switched

  • Tweaked chance of burst laser malfunction when firing as it was
    observed to be too likely to happen given that each shot of the burst
    did the test, not each burst

  • Point defences will no longer try to shoot down a ships’ own dumbfire missiles


  • We now preview ship kits and bobbleheads when we mouse over them

  • Outfitting stats improvements:

             - Adjusted stat priority so that CQC module stats no longer extend beyond the capacity of the GUI
              - Added booster stats back in (CQC only)
              - Show hidden stats in comparisons if the original stat isn't hidden
              - Cleaned up code and resources to remove depreciated "Outfitting" stats
              - Small optimisation to stop OutfittingItemInfo calculating stats unnecessarily
  • Chance Modification symbol overlaps description fixed

  • Vehicle bay in outfitting does not populate class indicator pip fixed

  • Fixed cut off label in item descriptions

  • Sort preference in Outfitting resets after being closed fixed

  • Sort results ignores weapon filters fixed

  • Changed slot size for planetary approach suite to 1 rather than 8 as the item itself is only size 1

  • Changed “Set Fire Group Reminder” text to apply to modifying modules as well as buying them

  • Modules tab pop-up backgrounds are translucent on first viewing fixed

  • Class/Rating sort filter in outfitting now correctly sorts by class first, then rating

  • After applying a livery item to you ship via mouse input - the UI will
    no longer focus to the slot under the mouse and cause a camera change
    away from the item you were applying

  • Block the purchasing of more than one scanner of each type

  • Still allow save files to have multiple scanners if they bought them previously

  • Still allow selling of a third duplicate scanner, even if the remaining 2 would, strictly speaking, still be against the rules

  • The sale price of a vehicle bay now takes its contents into account

  • Fix module buy back becoming hidden when swapping modules


  • Award exploration progress when creating vouchers for scannable settlements & points of interest

  • Scannable vouchers now scale by the distance from Sol

  • Allow objects to be spawned in response to cargo being scooped

  • Added some new conditions for the poi buckets:

              - Planet volcanism strength
              - Planet volcanism type
              - Primary star type
              - Required star type
  • A warning message is now displayed when leaving a conflict zone

  • Added scenario for Elite Plus gameplay

  • Added military patrol scenarios

  • Rebalance for fixed scenario AI set up, specifically for Nav Beacons and RES sites

  • Added in new ship types and slightly tweaked down the difficulty of the more extreme set ups

  • Skimmers can now be spawned in waves

  • Increased pool of Federation and Empire capital ship names

  • Added a Cruise Liner scenario for Boom system states

  • Stop ambient police ships spawning where there shouldn’t be any security response

  • POIs can now contain landed ships

  • Modules on damaged capital ships can now be shot and broken just like their more intact counterparts


  • Fixed space settlements not appearing on clients without horizons/planet landing capabilities

  • Improved snap to ground mechanism

Galactic Simulation

  • Fixed some economic states ending too early for factions

  • Fixed the faction retreat state so that it only tries to cancel
    pending conflicts in the system it’s retreating from, not all conflicts

  • Stopped factions expanding into starsystems that can’t be travelled to or are immune to conflicts

  • Fixed some market & shipyard price overrides not correctly ignoring expired modifiers

Community Goals

  • Added support for Material donation Community Goals

  • Fixed a transaction server error when redeeming CG rewards

  • Fixed Community Goal conflicts ending half a day too early

  • Stopped CG leaderboards being padded out with Commanders who’ve signed up but not yet contributed

Galaxy Map

  • Avoid “route unavailable” cases in low density areas, when the route looks like it should be available

  • Fix an issue with being unable to search for systems in “Lupus Dark Region B Sector”

  • When searching for a star, try to find a star with the exact searched
    name first before starting the partial matching, fixes the issue of “BLU
    THUA QY-Z D1” returning “BLU THUA QY-Z D13-0” as the first match

  • Improvements to “economical” route plotting times in high density
    areas of the galaxy. Cap the jump range used by JumpRouteFinder, so at
    each system we only consider jumping to nearby systems for the route,
    rather than every system within jump range

  • If the jump range is low, don’t try to cut down the number of systems
    considered for fastest route plotting in high density areas

  • If the player unticks the current plotting mode, don’t re-tick it when next opening the galaxy map

  • Fix an issue with long jump distances and route plotting

  • System map performance optimisation for VR

  • Optimisations for the route planner

  • Fix a stall at the end of plotting a route

  • When using the Fastest route plotter in high density areas of the
    galaxy, reduce the cost that is calculated for the final jump to the
    target system. This allows the route plotter to return a route much
    sooner rather than spending minutes investigating potential small fuel

  • The option to turn off Nebula Names only works at a distance fixed

  • Trade route filters can once again be toggled on/off en-mass by holding LMB and dragging over them

  • Switched buttons around so action button is now on the right of the cancel button with bookmark dialog windows

  • When system names are too long, try and trim them in a sensible manner

  • System Map - Lumpy planets now get their own models in the system map overview instead of using the smooth sphere model

  • Slightly sped up the double sided lighting change when first entering the planet map

  • Fix an issue where planets with a retrograde spin would not have their
    rotation speed or axial tilt displayed in the system map

  • System map planets now use subsurface scattering colouring

  • Added galaxy map overrides for population and economy

  • Only display a conflict state on the galaxy map if the Faction controlling that system is also fighting in that system


  • Improvements to stopping the SRV falling into planet / getting stuck in geometry when loading the game

  • Improved wave scanner readability when SRV full beams are on at night, on a planet with a bright surface colour

  • Use correct bone when calculating the scoop UI in the SRV

  • SRVs now trigger docking offences when loitering on landing pads

  • B button on SRV cockpit GUI panels engages vertical thruster fixed

  • Enabled warning after buying a SRV hangar without bays

  • If the player logs in while in a buggy and their ship is landed, the
    ships landing gear will now be extended placing them in the same state
    they were in when the player launched the buggy, this should help with
    the buggy getting stuck under ships if the player logs out under their

  • Fixed ships crashing into the ground/destroyed when recalled by SRV

  • Reduce the maximum number of signal traces on the wavescanner now that we have more extreme cases

  • Optimise the wavescanner to better handle multiple signal sources


  • The discovery scanner can no longer be used while self destructing

  • Flight Landing Overrides conflicts with Targeting, Cooling, Weapons etc. fixed

  • Fixed where there was no space after ASSIST OFF warning

  • Ships will now try to align to the target destination during the hyperspace countdown

  • Wear should now apply and repair properly

  • Fix an issue with the calculation for the offset of the station schematic

  • Prevent “Drives Offline: Zero Thrust Capability” message showing spuriously (while engines are not on, but are booting)

  • Fix paintjob wear & tear and ship integrity recording

Ship Art

  • Fix for all Lakon ships that have cockpit textures which bloom out and
    cause visibility issues with the GUI around stars/ brightly lit

  • Fixed smoothing on Imperial Courier

  • Fixed collision issue on landing in Diamondback

  • Changed Imperial Cutter /Imperial Clipper target schematics for a proper one

  • Cockpit version of external material renders under cockpit emissive elements fixed

  • Fixed hitcheck issues with Federal Gunship

  • Fixed Hitcheck on Orca so that you can retrieve cargo

  • Moved bobblehead bones backwards to stop interference with GUI compass in the Adder

  • Fixed gap in mesh for Cobra MkIII

  • Adjusted camera position for Decal 1 on the Eagle

  • Hitcheck adjustment for greater hardpoint clearance for the Keelback

  • Moved hardpoints slightly and fixed some smoothing issues on the Cutter

  • Created a new front landing gear animation to avoid intersection with the SRV bay on the Keelback

  • Fixed hanger camera issue for front decal on the Imperial Eagle

  • Fixed landing volume for Orca

  • Fixed landing volume for Diamondback Explorer

  • Fixed landing volume for Imperial Cutter

  • Fixed landing volume for Viper MkIV

  • Removed scaling on the warning panel to fix issue on the Imperial Eagle

  • Fixed front landing gear intersection with the Cutter


  • Advertising boards in hangars updated with more companies

  • Landing pad hologram colours adjusted to better suit new interior variations

  • Fixed other player’s ships appearing to be outside of the station when they are docked

  • Increased variety for adverts outside starports controlled by various local factors such as alliegence

  • Rich and High Tech stations now use the alternative trucks and buses models on the roads

  • Hide the station’s navigation marker while within the station’s bounding sphere

  • Fix the stations attached modules not showing up in the station schematic

  • Fix overbright envmaps being generated in rich stations and potentially other places in the game

  • Rebalanced lighting in rich interiors

  • The glowing emissive texture on the floodlights for Standard, Rich and
    ZeroG landing pads now switches on/off in sync with the spotlights

  • Re-colour the crane texture used for the main gantries in the Inner
    Dock for variety: Agri is off-white, High-Tech red and Services a
    cleaned-up blue

  • Fixed some flimmering lines on the back wall of the small rich hangar

  • Fixed hitcheck for the trees in the rich stations

  • It is no longer possible to supercruise into the back of a station and prang off it if you approach from exactly behind it

  • Reworked a road junction on the PlanetPort so that it joins better

  • Added a warning if trying to launch from a port without a planetary approach suite

Celestial Objects

  • Fix cases of “dropping too close” when leaving rings from normal space
    into supercruise. You are now able to maintain cruise inside a ring, so
    long as you are outside of it’s core and heading away from the ring’s

  • Improve drop-out location for entering rings in other situations,
    players will generally drop out closer to the ring and their target

  • Improved method for blending distant bump maps for the terrain

  • Ice surface material improvements

  • Rocky surface material improvements

  • Metal surface material improvements

  • Updated planet surface tiles

  • Reworked the ice asteroid shader’s lighting, and improved its parameter

  • White Dwarf stars now have a unique lens flare

  • Fix surface material quality being incorrect when rendering some patches

  • Prevent distant surface maps jumping when camera crosses 16km boundaries, and improve precision of the largest maps

  • Fix ring fog from being being lit in black hole systems

  • tweaked the way ring fog interacts with local star colour so that it blends better with the star lighting

  • Increased the maximum value for depth obtained from the depth buffer
    linearization. Fixes rendering for extremely large stars at extreme

  • Improved the visibility of planet dust particles when in the darkside of the planet

  • Terrain minor UV fixes

  • Asteroids now generate only within the bounds of rings

  • Asteroid billboards have their positions and size adjusted accordingly to ensure they fit within thin rings

  • Ring cells now obey the ring height correctly rather than assuming all rings want 5km of asteroids

  • Ring height clamped to a minimum of 1km

  • Re-written asteroid billboard placement to use better depth ranges

  • Re-written asteroid billboard mesh generation, lods are finally now coherent with one another

  • Added randomised static rotation to asteroid billboards to break up visible repeating

  • Fixed some obvious patterns on rock and metal planetary surfaces

  • Stop lens flares getting disabled when entering supercruise

  • Changed the planet dust colour system to only request data if we’re actually close enough to a planet to see any dust

  • Fix fast moving distant Horizons planets not orbiting smoothly

  • Optimise physics surface patch generation

  • Improved memory management for surface textures

  • Alterations to europa line parameters on rocky ice worlds - stops physics-breaking patches

  • Have a hard cap in the noise graph for max geometry height, to prevent
    planets you can fly through or from being able to drive into space

  • Remove the artificial increase in star spin speeds

  • Added a medium quality planet surface material setting, with performance roughly halfway between low & high

  • Disable tiling and detail textures at a distance of 1km on Xbox
    and mid/low-quality PC. This helps us afford tiling in the worst
    cases (hovering a few hundred metres above the planet

  • Xbox One: Improvements to planetary surfaces

  • Xbox One: Fix star luminosity not being the same as PC/Mac


  • Fixed sorting of emmisve textures bleeding through opaque surfaces

  • Decal rendering improvements/optimisations

  • Xbox One: Fixed the SSAO command


  • Arriving at a star now correctly leaves you in line with the source
    and destination systems, rather than the previous not-well-defined

  • It is no longer possible to travel through or end up inside another
    star if you hypespace into a multi-star system. If an intervening star
    is detected your hyperspace will be redirected onto that star. This
    process repeats if the new path is also obstructed. Note that you can
    still end up dangerously close to other stars and get more than a little

  • When hyperspacing to a star with jet cones, avoid potential danger regions at the poles

  • Ship aligns and follows target star through hyperspace tunnel

  • Made elements of the hyperspace tunnel persist across boundaries

  • Made the hyperspace tunnel go faster

  • Optimisations to the hyperspace tunnel

  • Texture and particle improvements to hyperspace tunnel

  • Reduction of GUI contributed stalls to hyperspace entry/exit

  • Fix for hyperspace nebula streaming in at low-mip at the start of the hyperspace jump

  • Stop the shadow settings changing when starting the FSD charge for hyperspace/supercruise


  • Added Persephone (Planet Nine), Haumea, Makemake, Eris, Orcus, 2002 MS4, Salacia, Quaoar, 2007 OR10 and Sedna to Sol

  • Renamed Eol Prou RS-T D3-94 to Colonia

  • Added starport to Eol Prou LW-L C8-76 A 3 A

  • Outpost added to Eol Prou LW-L c8-138 1

  • Outpost added to Eol Prou YD-W B17-1 4

  • Outpost added to Eol Prou YD-W B17-5 A 5

  • Outpost added to Eol Prou Lw-L C8-28 A 1 a

  • Outpost added to Eol Prou Lw-L C8-306 A 4 a

  • Outpost added to Eol Prou VY-R d4-443 6

  • Outpost added to Eol Prou LW-L C8-133 2

  • EES2009 Persei has duplicate system names fixed

  • Renamed duplicate Frey system to Yngvi-Freyr

  • Duplicate system name Grafias renamed to SO4-H1E 2000

  • Check spin rates for neutron stars and black holes are something more sensible

  • Fix issues with close orbiting bodies with large eccentricities intersecting their parent star

  • Fix an issue when generating a system when a highly eccentric orbit
    goes outside the hillsphere of its parent, we will now reduce the
    eccentricity to fit inside the hillsphere

  • When checking for moon-ring intersection, need to account for any
    objects orbiting the moon so that they don’t intersect at any point in
    their orbit

  • Ring around Archerbas in the Carthage system no longer intersects the planet

  • Renamed exoplanet in the Ross 444 system to Hutton Prime

  • Col 285 Sector HX-X B16-4 renamed to Exton

  • Jaques station name restored

  • Made the Pleiades Nebula blue

  • Speculative fix for intermittently disappearing stations/systems in overriden generated systems


  • Death in a SRV with a mother ship in orbit now re-spawns the mother ship in orbit, not on the planet

  • Prevent SRV’s getting stuck partially retrieved if another buggy is in the same island with their mother ship

  • Minor update to SRV preview to prevent the turret and the chair from shaking

  • Made the inertial camera simulation use the mode AccelerationSpring
    when using trackIR in the buggy, the same as without TrackIR. This fixes
    the camera twitching when using TrackIR in a buggy


  • All Limpets are no longer killed when one player leaves the instance

  • Untargetted collector limpets will not target items owned by their player

  • Tweak the thresholds for displaying Low / Medium / High material
    asteroid content when using a prospector limpet. The thresholds were
    previously way too high so it always showed Low. Now the information is
    more meaningful: all rings can show either Low or Medium for an
    asteroid, and Rocky and MetalRich rings can also show High


  • Fix some issues with matchmaking disconnections

  • Fix a transaction server error during resurrection

  • Improve reliability when selling lots of exploration data

  • Fix clearing saves with a lot of exploration data

  • If an island update happens and the new location is in a system that is not ready, then ignore it

  • Fix for cargo scooping bug, only update the server when we have authority over the cargo canister being destroyed

  • Generate new ID when ejecting cargo from a ship. This should fix some cargo duplication errors

  • Some network replication optimisations

  • Various server performance and reliability improvements


  • Added scientist outfits

  • Added aid worker outfit

  • Added security outfit and military variant

  • Added freedom fighter outfit

  • Added refugee outfit

  • Added doctor outfit

  • Added tourist outfits

  • Added option to set different portrait settings for passengers once on board ship (different background, remove baggage)

  • Rebalanced all outfit palettes for mission contacts

  • Rebalanced hair colours

  • Rebalanced lighting in avatar portrait scene

  • Switched over to using new hair shader with bespoke HSV shifts & AO support and HSV offset maps.

  • Added new male and female hair styles as tests for new rendering technique

  • Updated existing hair styles with decal to blend into scalp

  • Added option to match hair and beard colour

  • Added custom camera-facing environment map for avatar eyes

  • Added 8 new pilot suit variants for NPC crew

  • Preload mission contact avatars ahead of the mission board to reduce delays

  • We now cache engineer portrait icons

  • Reorganised avatar resources to reduce portrait generation times by up to 50%

  • Added NPC crew specific backgrounds

  • Added passenger cabin backgrounds


  • Updated to LibOVR 1.4

  • Added new (and improved!) VR graphics presets as faster cards can handle the bump.

              - VR Low (unchanged from current VR Low)
              - VR Medium (is currently ‘VR High’)
              - VR High (Mid preset with x1.25 supersampling) VR Ultra (High with medium shadows and medium Terrain Sampler)
  • Added backgrounds to textual elements on menu and option screens. Greatly improves readability in VR

  • Draw the Mouse Control UI as far away as we draw other gunsights in VR

  • Cannot see Tail Ship kits on Vulture in Outfitting due to camera angle in VR fixed

  • Cannot see Spoiler/Wing Shipkits in Outfitting on Asp due to camera angle in VR fixed

  • Fix the missing text on the wall in the VAR Main Menu hangar if you look behind you

  • Fix for mouse cursor size when HMD is present

  • Memory optimisations for Oculus


Audio Specific Features

  • 5 new flight controllers

  • 4 new settlement security voices

  • The laser-beam part of beam/mining lasers now emit sounds (previously just the weapon did)

  • Sounds for GUI radar transition from spacedar to landar and vice versa

Mix Improvements

  • Improved sonic consistency across all ship voice lines (previously a few sounded different)

  • Improved various rough transitions (between galaxy map, system map, main game etc)

  • Improved the ship purchase screen sounds

  • Some small mining tweaks/improvements

  • Volume fix for SRV shield drop and reform

  • Boosting Flight Controllers and Radio Chatter by small amount

  • Tweaks to Solar Satellite mix

Technical Audio changes

  • Better integration of ship voice and npc comms (tutorial, npc crews, flight control) systems and future proofing

  • Improved the way non-player voice content in managed in game. Improved
    prioritisations, de-clutters the mix, and future-proofing.

  • Improved memory management, and reduces chance of missing audio happening.

  • Improvements to the way FSD soundbanks are managed, to target problems with missing FSD charge and hyperspace tunnel sounds.

Audio Bug Fixes

  • Fixed module bootup start/complete/charge sometimes occurring in the wrong place

  • Fix for impact sound spam when more than 4 beams hit the target.

  • Fixed broken solar satellite audio

  • Fix for multiple back sounds when backing out of certain menus using a joypad

  • Fixed wing notification sound not triggering when the panel is not in focus.

  • Fixed planetary music not playing when approaching from supercruise

  • Changes to debris system that should improve issues with missing audio

  • Voice - Fixed ability to make it flood/spam the player with Request/Cancel docking flight controller messages

  • Voice - Fix low gravity warning incorrectly triggering when spawning in SRV on engineer base

  • Voice - SRV boarding permission granted voice line now linked to GUI
    message. Fixes some issues where it wasn’t always playing.

  • Voice - Fix for some ship voice lines playing after player dies and respawns

  • Voice - Fix “Cargo Scoop Retracted” playing upon entering a ship from a buggy with an open cargo scoop

  • Voice - Prevent Flight Assist On voice event playing in death sequence


I don’t know you guys but those up there are creeping me out.
Luckily I’m without internet :sob: so I don’t really have to worry…

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“Mysterious things added.”

Ooh, this is getting exciting!

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Get a load of this…

New effects added to Neutron and White Dwarf stars—


New stations insides…



New Hyperspace animation!

Supercharging your FSD with the jets from White Dwarfs…

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Ooh sweet! I’m a handful of jumps from the neutron fields west of the core- I’ll have to go try that out.

Also- careful! Do not Supercruise-drop in the Nutron star jets…

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Looking really nice.