How to Get in the Elite Dangerous Fleet Carriers Beta

How to Get in the Elite Dangerous Fleet Carriers Beta

Getting in the beta will be easier than owning your own Fleet Carrier in Elite Dangerous.

Frontier Developments is ready to deploy new content to the players of Elite Dangerous, but first, it needs to be tested. Players can join in the beta by following just a few steps. This guide will show you how to get in the Elite Dangerous Fleet Carriers beta.

How to Get in the Elite Dangerous Fleet Carriers Beta

I haven’t spent a lot of time in Elite Dangerous, but I do know just how massive of a game it is. For those unfamiliar, Elite Dangerous is a space flight simulation game where you explore an open-world representation of the Milky Way galaxy while piloting your spaceship. The Fleet Carriers beta expands on the never-ending exploration of space, and we are here to help you get in the beta if you wish to take part in it. Below are the steps that will get you into the Fleet Carriers beta.

  • Open Steam (Steam will need to be downloaded to participate in the beta).
  • Open Elite Dangerous.
  • Select ‘Elite Dangerous: Horizons‘ on the Steam launcher. Horizons will be enabled even if you don’t own it.
  • Log in to your account
  • Select Elite Dangerous: Horizons Fleet Carrier Update.
  • Select launch.
  • Enjoy!

The Elite Dangerous Fleet Carriers beta begins April 7, 2020, for PC players. PlayStation 4 and Xbox One players will have to wait until May for a turn at the Fleet Carriers beta. If you’re wondering what is expected of you in the beta, Frontier Developments has a handy list of things they would like for you to check out:

Fleet Carrier Owners

Owners will have a lot to do and take care of when they purchase a Carrier Fleet.

  • Fleet Carriers will cost 5,000,000,000 credits in this beta
  • You will be able to purchase a Fleet Carrier at these stations:
    • Agartha – Enoch Port
    • Alcor – Macdonald Settlement
    • Balante – Laplace Ring
    • CD-47 990 – Jackson Ring
    • Colonia – Jaques Station
    • Disco – Shifnalport
    • Ehlanda – Clark Port
    • Kakmbutan – Macgregor Orbital
    • Kruger 60 – Kepler Gateway
    • Lan Tzak – Jacobi Platform
    • Namnetes – Jolliet Enterprise
    • Panoi – Garen Hub
    • Skeggiko O – Kuo Terminal
  • Once you have your Fleet Carriers, we would like owners to try:
    • Jumping the Fleet Carrier to new locations. We would like your feedback on:
      • Preparation and cooldown times
      • Navigating through the Galaxy and System map to plot the route.
    • Using the standard services available to you.
    • Try out, different crew members.
    • Transferring any cargo from your ship to the Fleet Carrier.
    • Filling the Fleet Carrier with Tritium, which you can get by mining Ice Asteroids or purchasing at stations that supply it.
  • With the different services available to you, we would really appreciate your feedback on all of these. We understand that kitting out your Fleet Carrier for your playstyle is important, but it would be helpful for us to see owners try each and every service they can.
    • Outfitting
    • Shipyard
    • Redemption Officer
    • Advanced Maintenance
    • Fence
    • Crew Lounge
  • Check out the Remote Fleet Carrier Maintenance and make sure all the functions work the same way as when you are docked at the Fleet Carrier.
  • Carrier Upkeep
    • What are your thoughts on the standard upkeep costs?
    • Does suspending services help with the management of your weekly costs?
  • Livery
    • The livery will not be available in the beta.

Fleet Carrier Visitors

For those players who wish to experience someone else’s Fleet Carrier, here is a list of what you would need to try out.

  • Visit a Fleet Carrier
    • Did you have trouble finding and docking at a Fleet Carrier?
    • Was it clear that the Fleet Carrier you found was owned by another player?
  • Trade both clean and stolen goods (if the owner has a Fence available).
  • Purchasing Ships and Modules (If the owner has these services available).
  • Donate Tritium
    • We would also like for Commanders to go out and mine for Tritium
    • They can also purchase them at stations.
  • Hop on and fly somewhere with the Fleet Carrier.
  • Store your modules and ships aboard a friendly Fleet Carrier either directly or by transfer.
    • Make sure that these are things you can live without, or make sure you trust the owner!

Whether you plan on owning a Fleet Carrier or just visiting one, the Elite Dangerous Fleet Carrier beta will be an experience that is out of this world. Stay tuned to Guide Stash for all your gaming needs.