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Elite Dangerous: Horizons goes free to play for all commanders

Published: 14:00, 29 September 2020
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Elite Dangerous Horizons artwork showing a logo
Elite Dangerous Horizons is now free for all commanders

Frontier Developments have officially announced that Elite Dangerous' major expansions Horizons is going free to play for players who own the base game on October 27, 2020.

Elite Dangerous' developer Frontier Developments have today announced a major free update for their popular space epic. The rich content of expansion Horizons will be added to the base game for free for all Elite Dangerous owners on October 27, 2020. 

Players will get the full Horizons experience via a free update on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Those who previously purchased the expansion will receive an exclusive Azure paint job compatible with all 41 ships that you can find in the game. You can check out the paint job in the screenshots below:

Frontier Developments Elite Dangerous screenshot showing Azure paint job Elite Dangerous - Azure paint job

If you love the idea of getting Horizons for free but still want this sweet paint job, Frontier confirmed that the expansion will remain on sale on all platforms until 26 October to allow players a last chance to obtain the exclusive Horizon owner rewards, and then access to the Azure paint jobs for all 41 ships.

Frontier Developments Elite Dangerous - Azure paint job looks neat Elite Dangerous - Azure paint job looks neat

Elite Dangerous will get another major expansion in early 2021 when Odyssey is officially scheduled to launch. Odyssey "will see players able to combine space flight with first-person on foot gameplay on light atmospheric worlds".

Gallery of promotional pictures for Elite: Dangerous by Frontier

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Elite: Dangerous - Krait

Elite Dangerous and its expansion Horizons is available now on PC via Steam, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

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