Update 2.4 – The Return

Nicou   2   2.4 26 September 2017

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The Elite: Dangerous Patch Notes, update 2.4 is out, the content will be available today!

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Summary:

General Enhancements

  • Fixed a lot of issues for the game, crashes, galaxy & system maps, … performance enhanced
  • Fixed the falling skimmer issue that could occur on planet surfaces
  • Holo-Me Save Slots – We have added save slots for different Commander appearances in the Holo-Me system
  • Holo-Me: Added 12 new hairstyles
  • Holo-Me: Added slots for Eyewear and Outfits
  • Synthesis can now create heat sinks, chaff, limpets and top up life support
  • Ship Rebuy Penalty – When a player commits the crime of murder (PvP only), an additional cost is added if they swap to a less expensive ship before paying legal costs during the rebuy flow. Not applicable for Powerplay PvP
  • Pilot’s Federation Bounty – When a player commits the crime of murder (PvP only), they receive an additional Pilot’s Federation Bounty. This bounty is valid in every jurisdiction except anarchies. Not applicable for Powerplay PvP
  • Inbox Revamp – Various quality of life improvements and a new look
  • Hull/Canopy Repair Limpet controllers are now available
  • Preview game extras in outfitting – You will now be able to preview paint jobs and other game extras available for purchase
  • Stored ships can now be sold from the rebuy screen to cover the rebuy cost
  • Additional planetary bases added to the Colonia region for migration winners

 

  • Additional NPC stations added to support infrastructure and trade routes in Colonia region
  • Star systems renamed based on Colonia based on migration winners and new NPC locations
  • Additional space stations added to Pleiades region to support civilian expansion narrative

 

  • Mysterious locations added that we’re not going to tell you about
  • Added search and rescue contacts to stations across the galaxy
  • New and improved salvage scenarios added to support search and rescue gameplay
  • Made salvage commodities legal to pick up from wreck sites (will still appear illegal if dropped by ships as that is not salvage)
  • Restored the missing descriptions for the GU-97 and Taipan Fighter when viewing their details via the Roles panel

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Missions

  • New Chained Missions – Which can be longer than two steps
  • Add distance from starsystem entry to mission destinations
  • Ship kills, and actions to complete planetary hack and disable missions will now only contribute to a single mission, this will be the earliest mission accepted
  • Refactored mission selection to promote a wider selection of missions on a single board.
  • Refactored mission selection to promote a better spread of missions across factions
  • Refactored mission selection to heavily promote selection of conflict missions for both sides involved
  • Refactored mission selection to more reliably generate permit, engineer, and rank missions at eligible stations.
  • Slightly rebalanced micro resource reward selection probabilities
  • Added an inbox message when passengers alight from the ship
  • Follow-on missions can include more data about previous missions in the chain
  • Added support for missions allocating additional rewards based on station distance from the jump-in point
  • Optimisations to how system data caching for secondary sites is stored and requested
  • Significantly improve mission board loading, especially for those on high-latency networks
  • Fixed message text when trying to accept missions past the mission limit (No longer says “… of this type” when it means total missions)
  • Fixed passengers on tourism missions not realising the player hadn’t gone to the right beacon when on multiple-site trips
  • Fixed localisation text for certain parts of Ram Tah’s ruins mission in languages other than english

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Stations and Outpost

  • Outpost weapons platform has been completely updated with new art
  • All Outposts have had an art pass to fix minor issues and improve visuals
  • Outpost schematic rendering is now fixed to show all the extra modules, not just the core outpost
  • Modular Stations have had an art pass to fix minor issues and improve visuals in some areas
  • Various station schematic models have been updated to improve quality and fix orientation issues
  • Physics mesh optimisation in the newer station interiors to improve framerate
  • Various updates to station interiors to fix minor art issues and improve LODs

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Weapons

  • Some improvements to the animations on railgun

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Navigation

  • Updated route plotting system
  • Maximum route plotting range is now 20Kly
  • Route plotting is much faster
  • There is now an option to make use of neutron star boost when plotting routes
  • An icon is displayed on the route to show the last scoopable star before running out of fuel

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Audio

  • Audio Collision Re-factor – the way we trigger audio on collisions is different now. Should sound the same as before
  • Music system – is completely replaced! Existing music should behave exactly as before. It is now much more maintainable and enjoyable to use
  • Radio chatter – The radio chatter system works differently under the hood now, enabling us to do cool magic chatter based things in the future. Existing chatter lines should function the same as before (around star ports and planet ports)
  • Flight controllers – This system also works differently now to be far more flexible and pave the way for future awesomes. Again the player experience should be the same as before for now

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Source

Official Elite: Dangerous forums – 2.4 Closed Beta patch notes

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