Lifetime Expansion Pass

The Lifetime Expansion Pass or LEP is a content pass for Elite Dangerous that includes ownership of any and all expansions produced for the game, plus access to all betas and a selection of cosmetic Livery items.

The LEP was included as a backer reward for purchasers of the £80 "Digital Download Pack" tier of the Elite Dangerous Kickstarter in 2012. During the pre-launch beta period in 2014, it was also included in the Premium Beta bundle for £100.00 ($150.00 USD). It was made available for a third and final time from August 6, 2015 to September 14, 2015, at a cost of £130.00 ($195.00 USD); existing owners of Elite Dangerous were given a £10.00 ($15.00 USD) loyalty discount.

Included Content

For a limited time only, players will be able to purchase a Lifetime Expansion Pass granting access to all current and future Seasons of Elite: Dangerous. The Lifetime Expansion Pass also includes access to all Elite: Dangerous Beta builds to gain an early glimpse at upcoming game content before release plus exclusive content.

— Official Description[1]

  • 2014
    • Free access to all pre-launch betas for Elite Dangerous
    • Permits for Sol and Shinrarta Dezhra unlocked at start
  • 2016
    • Free access to all betas for Horizons updates
  • 2017
    • Free access to all betas for Horizons updates


  1. Frontier Store: Elite Dangerous: Lifetime Expansion Pass (archived at
  2. Elite Dangerous Community: Elite Dangerous Sale
  3. Frontier Forums: Lifetime Expansion Pass Holders - Update!
  4. Frontier Forums: Important Community Update
  5. Frontier Forums: Not to sound ungrateful, but no love for LEP?
  6. Frontier Forums: Important Community Update (01/03) "As mentioned in our previous post, this new era will be paid for content and all lifetime expansion pass owners will have this included in their pass." - Community Manager Will Flanagan, 01 Mar. 2019
  7. Frontier Forums: Important Community Update "We aren't going to be ready to talk about what method or model the content will be. What we can say is that it's expected to be a major milestone in the history of Elite and will be paid content. Lifetime Expansion owners will obviously receive the content as part of their pass." - Head of Communications Zac Antonacci, 31 Aug. 2018
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