The 1.2 Wings update for Elite: Dangerous is scheduled to launch at around 5pm GMT, so there’s presumably not long to wait until it appears. In fact it might even show up while I’m writing these sentences.
Here’s the twitter post from Frontier confirming that 5pm window.
Wings (or update 1.2, whatever you fancy calling it) will add options that allow players to hook up in co-operative squadrons and share bounties from destroyed ships. However, the game will respond accordingly and pop up some larger, more dangerous signal sources.
The update will also add various new ways for players to follow and communicate with one another. Frontier have written about those details before, and you can read a summary here. In short: the comms interface is getting an overhaul.
For those who are hoping for a new ship to fly in Elite: Dangerous, update 1.2 will provide a couple of options in the form of the Fer-de-Lance (shown above) and the Vulture. You’ll even be able to take creative third-person screenshots of yourself cruising around in them (or any other ship,) with the new flyable debug camera mode.
This patch release comes with the usual lengthy list of fixes, tweaks and minor alterations to gameplay that you’ve surely come to expect from Elite: Dangerous. Read a detailed set of changelog notes on the Frontier forums, over here.