The Thargoids are about to make their return to Elite: Dangerous. The alien race’s return to the game has been teased for a while now. First there was the discovery of an alien crash site, followed by the discovery of alien ruins and artifacts. Then, players started to get some close encounters with alien ships.

The closest players of Elite: Dangerous have gotten to the Thargoids is watching a ship fly past as they drifted through space, unable to do anything.

That’s all about to change when Update 2.4 goes live. Titled The Return, the update will pit players against the Thargoids for the first time in modern gaming. More about the update will be revealed in the coming months as the relationship between the players and the alien race is set to evolve over the course of the next two updates.

The Return update is set to go live sometime in Q3 2017.

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