Experimental Weapons and Scanner Added
Added new experimental weapons and utility module data (Experimental under Hardpoint menu and Xeno-Scanner under Utility Mount).
At the moment, those can be purchased in Alcazar's Hope planetary station in Merope.
Ship section improvements
Added new details and data for specific Ships section, reworked Ship sheet.
Module station finder
New feature on module data list. When you set your current location via Market/Station Set Current button, selected module data list will display nearest station/system where you can buy specific module.

2.4 The Return Patch Notes
Patch announcement

Hi everyone,

We hope you’re just as excited as we are for the launch of The Return 2.4 tomorrow (26/09/17), and we can’t wait for you to be in direct contact with the Thargoids in-game for the first time. As we’ve mentioned before, The Return 2.4 will unfold in a different way to previous updates, with the narrative and content releasing over the coming months.

Due to the narrative and secretive nature of the update, we won’t be hosting a stream during the downtime tomorrow. We want you to experience the content for yourselves, so instead we are planning a Thargoid stream for this coming Thursday with our scientific community. There will also be a competition during the downtime that will get you sharpening up your combat skills – look on our social media channels and here on the forum for more information about that competition and how you can get involved.

We expect the galaxy servers to be down from 9AM BST for approximately 9 hours +. There is a chance that this could run over, so we really appreciate your patience. As usual with these updates we'll keep you as up to date as possible... I'll post the changelogs here, and add update information to the thread as it comes in.

Keep an eye on our social media channels. too for regular updates on the server status. We will try to respond to as many queries as possible, but we will give everyone advanced notice for when the servers come back online, and social media is your best bet for knowing when the servers are back up and running.

Thanks again everyone!


Source: Frontier Forums

Galactic News: Speculation over Thargoid Ship
Some of the galaxy’s leading Thargoid experts have been discussing the discovery of a new alien ship in the HIP 17125 system.
Images of the crashed vessel reveal that it is structurally distinct from the Thargoid Interceptor, while sharing many superficial similarities. The ship has been classified as a ‘Thargoid Scout’ by the Pilots Federation for the purposes of identification and differentiation.
Discussing the discovery on the ‘Galaxy Now’ programme, Admiral Aden Tanner, Aegis’s chief military liaison, said:
“There are clear similarities between this ship and the Interceptor, both of which appear to be made from a quasi-organic material. It would be logical to extrapolate from the ship’s profile that it would be faster and perhaps more manoeuvrable than the Interceptor, but I’d be reluctant to speculate further.”
Speaking on the same programme, Professor Alba Tesreau, also of Aegis, commented:
“Recent analysis of the Thargoid shipwreck in the Pleiades Sector AB-W B2-4 system indicates that it is a little over 100 years old, despite being extremely similar, if not identical, to the currently active Thargoid Interceptor. This suggests that Thargoid ship design does not change particularly rapidly, and also that the shipwreck in HIP 17125 could be equally old.”
Galactic News: Thargoids Continuing to Adapt
Fresh reports from the Pleiades have yielded further insights into the Thargoids’ tactics.
An Aegis spokesperson summarised the latest intelligence:
“Our initial encounters with the Thargoids indicated a certain lack of strategic awareness on their part, but they have clearly been watching, and learning. The latest reports indicate that they’re already operating more tactically, suggesting that their earlier lack of insight was due to unfamiliarity with our ships and weapons.”
“As noted before, we clearly are dealing with a highly responsive enemy, and we underestimate them at our peril.”
Community Goal: Remembrance Week
Last year, a commemorative event was held for the late entrepreneur Walter Waldo in the Gyvatices system. Not only was the memorial a success, it became an event of collective remembrance, as pilots from across the galaxy convened to honour people and events of personal significance.
Following the event's popularity, the Labour Union of Kauruk has announced the first annual Remembrance Week. The event will give the public an opportunity to remember absent friends and departed loved ones.
As preparations begin, the organisation has placed an open order for a range of commodities and materials, and has promised to reward pilots who deliver these commodities to Moore Terminal in the Kauruk system.
A spokesperson for the organisation released the following statement:
"Most of us have something we want to honour, celebrate, or remember. This event will give the galactic community a chance to do just that, in an atmosphere of mutual support."
"I believe this is something the galaxy needs – now more than ever."
The campaign begins on 12th of October 3303 and will run for one week. If the final target is met earlier than planned, the campaign will end immediately.
Fourth Aegis Initiative
Earn rewards by delivering Thargoid Cyclops Tissue Samples, Coltan and Beryllium to Cremona Prospect in the Khun system.
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Remembrance Week
Earn rewards by delivering Ceremonial Heike Tea, Pantaa Prayer Sticks and Anduliga Fireworks to Moore Terminal in the Kauruk system.
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