Hello and welcome to the walkthrough for Elite: Dangerous. If you are coming here hoping for an easy completion, then this is definitely not the game for you as you should expect hundreds if not more hours to be sunk into this behemoth of a game.
Elite: Dangerous is an MMO Space Simulation giving you the freedom to almost completely do as you please. The initial learning/difficulty curve can be quite a turn off for many people, but it doesn't take too long to get into the swing of things as you make your way through the galaxy.
In Elite: Dangerous there are three specific jobs/classes/paths (whatever you want to call them) that you can take part in and build up your rank and you can work on any of the three at any time you like as you are not locked in should you decide to focus on one of them over the others at any point in time.
Within this walkthrough I will be dedicating a page to each of the career paths you can take focusing on Trading, Combat and Exploration with additional pages for all sorts or other information, as well as somewhat miscellaneous achievements you can work on as you go and the games Multiplayer modes within the Arena. Each page will begin with a basic 'How To and/or Getting Started' before going through and covering all of the achievements you should get along the way as well as the best current methods to specifically grind them out if that is what you wish to do.
What you will not find in this walkthrough is a 100% comprehensive tell all guide for everything within the game as the purpose of this walkthrough is to pick up all of the games achievements both as efficiently and reliably as possible and in an MMO such as this, that reliability factor is key as what may be a gold mine opportunity one week may be patched/nerfed the next. There are many, many ways to go about each career path within the game, but I will be trying to focus on one or two methods for each which will get you where you want to go.
As there is going to be so much information as it is all contained within this walkthrough I am opting to not go the route of explaining all of the controls and how every thing in the game works unless it is absolutely necessary. If you are having some difficulty with the fundamentals of the game please refer to the Resources & Tutorials page. If there is a topic not covered on that page please feel free to either comment in this walkthrough's dedicated forum or PM me directly and I will do what I can to help.
Although not at all necessary, if you do find yourself enjoying this game I highly recommend splashing out and purchasing a joystick-throttle controller called the HOTAS Thrustmaster. It is the only licensed joystick of its kind for Xbox One and was specifically made to be used with Elite: Dangerous allowing for much more customized key bindings and button layouts. Short of that you can also play with a Chatpad connected to your controller and you will even be able to map extra actions to the keys on the Chatpad as well.
So with that let's get started!
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