Elite Dangerous Odyssey: Latest Information, specifications, and win an amazing PC gaming bundle!

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Elite Dangerous was first released in December 2014 and allows players to control, pilot and upgrade their own spaceship while exploring the vast expanse of the Milky Way. The real stars, planets, moons, asteroid fields and black holes of our own galaxy are constructed to realistic proportions resulting in one of the largest designed maps in video game history.

In this MMO you start off with a small starship and through exploration, combat, mining and encounters with other people you have to gain the skill, knowledge and wealth to survive and thrive in this cut-throat galaxy. Your story, decisions and interactions influence the unique ever-changing narrative. Governments fall, battles are lost and won, and humanity’s frontier is reshaped by players aiming to stand among the ranks of the iconic Elite.

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What is Elite Dangerous Odyssey and when is it available?

Odyssey is the latest downloadable content for Elite Dangerous and it’s due to be released early next year. The expansion allows players to now explore distant worlds on foot and venture into areas of unknown space. There will be countless unique planets and untouched land to discover, each powered by stunning new tech.

Players can explore with unrestricted freedom to discover distant outposts and settlements where diverse settings, objectives, and NPCs offer endless mission variety and a near-infinite amount of content to enjoy. New public outposts and social hubs are where teams can be assembled and weapons and gear upgraded and customised depending on your playing style. Odyssey will add a whole extra layer to the immersion of space exploration with intense first-person combat, an array of weapons and gear, and coordination with teammates. The Galaxy will now be a multi-layered and tactical environment where Commanders, Surface Vehicles and Starships converge.

What are the PC requirements for Elite Dangerous Odyssey?

The release date of Elite Dangerous Odyssey is still reasonably far off and therefore there has been no official announcement about what specifications will be needed for the new expansion. The only change frontier has declared is the loss of VR support due to the mechanics and features being introduced in Odyssey. However, as Odyssey is simply an expansion for the original game it’s likely the system specifications will be the same or similar to the base game specifications which are below.

Elite Dangerous System Requirements

 Minimum System RequirementsRecommended System Requirements 
Operating System Windows 7/8/10 64-bit Windows 7/8/10 64-bit
Processor (CPU) Quad-Core CPU 2Ghz Intel Core i7-3770K Quad Core CPU or better / AMD FX 4350 Quad Core CPU or better
Graphics Card (GPU) Nvidia GTX 470/AMD R7 240 Nvidia GTX 770 / AMD Radeon R9 280X
Hard Drive (Storage Requirements) 25 GB available space 25 GB available space
Memory (RAM) 6GB RAM 8GB RAM
DirectX Version 11 Version 11

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Will my PC run Elite Dangerous Odyssey?

If you have a PC that plays Elite Dangerous well it’s highly likely you will also have a great experience playing the Odyssey DLC. Even if the recommended specifications increase for the new content your performance should still be above the minimum requirements. If you’re running a less powerful PC you might find your experience is impacted negatively by the new DLC. The addition of planet surface exploration means that textures and structures will be more detailed and possibly put more strain on your graphics card. With the Odyssey expansion introducing traditional first-person shooter gameplay it will be more important to obtain high FPS in order to have an advantage over your opponents and this will require more powerful hardware.

What is a good PC to play Elite Dangerous Odyssey on?

Because the specifications required to play Odyssey are reasonably modest for a modern game a great PC for playing this expansion can be obtained within a reasonable budget. Below I have selected several of Overclockers UK expertly assembled systems which will be perfect for exploring the Galaxy and honing your flying skills in the upcoming Elite dangerous Odyssey DLC. There’s even the opportunity to obtain one of these powerful systems for free!

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  • AMD Ryzen 5 3600 Six Core, Twelve Thread Processor for gaming and beyond
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  • 2TB Seagate Hard Drive for plenty of game storage
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How to win an Elite Dangerous PC and the Game for free?

To celebrate the announcement of Elite Dangerous Odyssey, Overclockers UK have teamed up with Elite Dangerous to give you the chance of winning an epic bundle you don’t want to miss. Included in the bundle is a custom etched gaming PC, a copy of the game plus Odyssey DLC when it‘s available, plus OcUK goodies!

The system we're giving away is the OcUK Gaming Kinetic Z4 worth over £1200 and this powerful and expertly assembled system features the latest 10th generation Intel processor and Nvidia Geforce RTX 2070 Super. With these powerful components, you’ll be able to experience Elite Dangerous in all of its glory. To enter the competition head to the webpage HERE. 

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