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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 Leaders Condemn INRA
Following the discovery of further INRA outposts, Emperor Arissa Lavigny-Duval and Alliance Prime Minister Edmund Mahon have issued statements denouncing the now-defunct INRA.
Speaking from the Imperial Palace on Capitol, Emperor Arissa Lavigny-Duval said:
“What the INRA records underscore is that even when faced with dire threats, we cannot abandon our principles. Evidently, the INRA crossed ethical boundaries in its pursuit of victory. Defending civilisation cannot come at the cost of our humanity.”
Alliance Prime Minister Edmund Mahon added the following:
“While the INRA records are indeed disturbing, it was the account of John Jameson that troubled me most. Here we have a man – who evidently did a great deal to defend civilisation from the Thargoids – who was deceived, manipulated and ultimately murdered by the INRA.”
“I am aware of concerns that Aegis could continue in the same vein. Fortunately, Aegis is bound by the strictest possible codes of conduct. We will not make the same mistakes.”
Meanwhile, the descendents of those affected by the INRA’s activities are reportedly investigating the possibility of legal action. Legal experts have advised that such efforts are unlikely to yield results, however, given the amount of time that has passed.
Galactic News: Aegis Initiative off to a Promising Start
Reports from the Taygeta system indicate that Aegis’s new research programme is already bearing fruit.
Professor Boden Tench, principal researcher at Titan's Daughter, offered the following statement to Universal Scientist:
“We’re currently focusing on the Thargoid Probes and Sensors, and we’ve already learned a great deal about the way the Thargoids transmit and store information.”
“We’ve also been studying the star maps found inside Thargoid structures. We still don’t know the precise purpose of these maps, but our analysis has revealed some intriguing details about how the Thargoids categorise geographical data. Indeed, it’s entirely possible that their concepts of territory differ dramatically from our own.”
Galactic News: Rogue Runners Appeal Concludes
The Rogue Runners have announced that their campaign to renovate an asteroid base in Run has received the unalloyed support of the galactic community, resulting in a massive influx of deliveries to Smithport, the organisation’s base of operations. The initiative was supported by scores of independent combat pilots, who protected those delivering goods to the starport.
Autumn Leif, the founder of Rogue Runners Co., released the following statement as the campaign drew to a close:
"I would like to thank the galactic community for supporting this initiative. We now have everything we need to repair and upgrade Leif Enterprise, which should soon be offering a large selection of ships and modules. This would not have been possible without the help of Rogue Security and the galaxy’s independent combat pilots, who provided outstanding protection.”
Pilots who contributed to the initiative can now collect their rewards from Smithport in the Run system.
The Colonia Exodus – Bounty Hunting
Earn rewards by handing in Bounty Vouchers at Pilkington Orbital in the Einheriar system.
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Diamond Frogs Campaign
Earn rewards by delivering Wine, Beer, Liquor, Coffee, Tobacco, Computer Components, Power Generators and Superconductors to Skvortsov Orbital in the 63 G Capricorni system.
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Random Beacon 307 - CL Phoenicis Visitor Beacon - CL Phoenicis
Although this system is already popular because of the water world in the inner system, it's the small gas giant in the outer regions that has received the most attention. There are tales of alien visitors on this planet, although no actual proof has even been reported.