The upcoming patch 2.4 for Elite Dangerous will finally add what so many movies have convinced me is in space – aliens. Whether they gave Will Smith a reason to smoke a victory cigar or gave him a chance to wear a black suit, we love to shoot at them, and they seem to enjoy the same.
In Elite Dangerous, the Thargoids are an ancient race who have decided to return. Are they dangerous enemies bent on our destruction or friendly, misunderstood beings who seek peace and a shared universe? We’ll figure that out after we blast them into bits or become bits ourselves.
The open beta for patch 2.4 is currently underway on PC, but, even though the exact date is unknown, everyone should be able to experience new weapons and mysteries soon.