Elite: Dangerous’ beta 3 update is a big ‘un, tossing brand new ships, the Imperial Clipper and Federal Dropshop, asteroid mining and philanthropy missions into the already meaty galactic sandbox, while also expanding the galaxy itself. It’s 350 light years long, which is mind bogglingly large.
Servers went down at 19:30 GMT, but the update can now be downloaded and the servers are back up. And since you can own multiple ships now, why not hunt down an Imperial Clipper?
Some players are reporting server issues, but Frontier says it’s aware of the problems and is looking into it at the moment.
The developer expects the release to be similar to the last big update, with further updates occurring over the next few days to iron out any problems that might crop up in the middle of space.
Take a gander at the next page for the full patch notes.