The Alien Thargoids will be returning to Elite Dangerous this year

The Alien Thargoids will be returning to Elite Dangerous this year

The Alien Thargoids will be returning to Elite Dangerous this year

The Alien Thargoids will be returning to Elite Dangerous this year

Frontier Developments has announced that the Alien Thargoids will be making a return in update 2.4, which is set to release in Q3 2017.  
Today not much is known about the Thargoids, apart from their recent sightings in-game and the appearance of alien artefacts across the galaxy. Right now the Thargoids are not much more than a rumour, with rumours of a past conflict where the aliens were found to be tough opponents with superior technology.  
In recent encounters, pilots of advanced ships were disabled without a moment's notice, leaving them static as the aliens scanned and passed their ships. At this time no hostile intent has been shown, but Frontier Developments says that "Humanity's grip" on their sectors of the galaxy may "recede". 


Elite Dangerous: Horizons 2.4—The Return continues the Horizons season with ongoing story events that will see pilots thrust into battle against the Thargoids for the first time in gaming’s modern age. More will be revealed in coming months about this terrifying alien menace as humanity’s relationship with the Thargoids evolves throughout Elite Dangerous 2.3 and 2.4, bringing a new dynamic to the Elite Dangerous galaxy. Players will be forced to develop new tactics and technologies of their own, or see humanity’s grip on our sectors of the galaxy recede.



At this time war with the race has not been confirmed, though it seems unlikely that extended contact with this species will go harmoniously, especially as Thargoid activity increases in human sectors. 

Update 2.4 will come as part of Elite Dangerous' Horizons season pack, with Frontier planning on adding more Thargoids content as part of update 2.3, with more content being added as the release of 2.4 approaches. 



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15-06-2017, 13:02:56

Damien c
Looking forward to the Thargoids appearing in a sense of us being able to interact with them.

If/when Frontier have a beta, I am going to take my Corvette to them and try to fight them to see how long I can last considering, Frontier have said they are going to have alot stronger weapons, shields etc and will require us to obtain the new weapons that are going to be added.

I am just hoping that they don't make it more of a engineer grind in order to obtain these weapons.

On another note, I ordered a USB hub for my PS4 and pre-ordered the game on my ps4 since Frontier are supporting Hotas setup's on the PS4, so hopefully my X56 will work, if not I will try an old Thrustmaster T-Flight, and since you will be able to use a keyboard as well I can potentially use the keyboard for extra buttons but will have to see when it's released.Quote

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