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: Galactic Authorities Call for Calm
As reports of Thargoid attacks continue to pour in, the galaxy’s leaders have issued statements urging the public to remain calm.
In a missive released to a number of news feeds, Emperor Arissa Lavigny-Duval said:
“It is true that the Thargoids represent a pertinent threat, but it is important that we understand the scale of this threat. At present, they are active only in the Pleiades Nebula, and there is no reason to believe they will spread beyond this area. Indeed, it is entirely possible that they lack the numbers to do so.”
Federal President Zachary Hudson adopted a similar stance, while making an allusion to Federal-Imperial solidarity:
“They haven’t set foot outside the Pleiades, and if they do, we have the means to deal with them. With the Federation and the Empire working together, there is no enemy we cannot overcome. The galactic community has nothing to fear.”
But the buoyancy of these statements was undercut by Admiral Aden Tanner, Aegis’s chief military liaison, who offered the following assessment to The Federal Times:
“We have no intelligence regarding the Thargoids’ long-term plans, and it would be premature – if not irresponsible – to assert that they will remain in the Pleiades. I can assure you however that this is a matter Aegis is actively investigating.”
Galactic News: Wolves of Jonai Appeal Concludes
The Central Command of the Wolves of Jonai has announced that its campaign to build an asteroid base among the rings of HR 7047 2 C has been enthusiastically received by the galactic community. Hundreds of pilots supported the campaign by delivering construction materials to Grant Dock, and by eliminating agitators in the HR 7047 system.
A spokesperson for the Wolves of Jonai released the following statement:
“Thanks to the Commanders who contributed materials to the Wolves of Jonai, the construction of our new asteroid base is now assured. Central Command extends its thanks to the pilots involved.”
Pilots who contributed to the initiative can now collect their rewards from Grant Dock in the HR 7047 system.
Community Goal: Breakfast at Tranquillity
The people of the Leesti system are not the only ones celebrating this week. The Guardians of Tranquillity have announced plans to host a food festival in the Tarach Tor system, prompting criticism from Independent Leesti for Equality, which is coordinating a similar event in Leesti. The Guardians of Tranquillity have strenuously denied that the event is an attempt to upstage Independent Leesti for Equality.
Guardians of Tranquillity spokesperson General Hunter O'Brien released the following statement:
"The 'Breakfast at Tranquillity' food festival will showcase the very best regional cuisine, together with libations from Tarach Tor's many fine vineyards and breweries. In addition to these delicacies, we are hoping to be able to offer foods from the Lave sector of space, and have placed an open order for various rare goods."
In support of the event, the Guardians of Tranquillity have promised to reward pilots who deliver Azure Milk, Diso Ma Corn, Lavian Brandy, Uszaian Tree Grubs and Orrerian Vicious Brew to the Tranquillity starport in the Tarach Tor system.
The campaign begins on the 16th of November 3303 and will run for one week. If the final target is met earlier than planned, the campaign will end immediately.
Feeding California
Help construct agricultural installations and earn rewards by delivering Terrain Enrichment Systems, Crop Harvesters and Auto Fabricators to Hansford’s Landing in the BD+22 4939 system.
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Wolves of Jonai Appeal
Help construct an asteroid base and earn rewards by delivering Titanium, Beryllium, Explosives, Aluminium and Palladium to Grant Dock in the HR 7047 system.
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Protect Traders in HR 7047
Protect traders and earn rewards by handing in Bounty Vouchers at Grant Dock in the HR 7047 system.
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Random Beacon 527 - Nebula Sight - IC 289 Sector DL-Y D17
Commander Erik Marcaigh extols that this is the closest system to get a great view of the planetary nebula emanating from NSV 1056. The nebula's teal and burnt orange colours are beautiful against the black universe all by itself.