Elite Dangerous' mysterious aliens have just declared war
The Thargoids did not come in peace. For nearly a year, players have been hunting for signs of extraterrestrial life in the virtual galaxy of Elite. Then, several months ago, one pilot made first contact with an assumed Thargoid vessel. At the time, the alien vessel appeared to scan him before warping off. Now, hours after the launch of update 2.4 which Frontier Developments ominously named The Return, player reports have begun flowing in that the mysterious Thargoids are on the offensive—and they're packing some powerful weaponry to boot.