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Planets of Sol bobblehead livery

Livery consists of cosmetic items for Ships, Ship-Launched Fighters, and SRVs. Livery items can be purchased with ARX from the in-game Elite Dangerous Store, and added or removed via the Livery menu, which can be accessed from the game's main menu or at any Station with Outfitting services. Available Livery items include decals, paintjobs, dashboard ornaments, ship kits, engine and weapon colours, name plates, and cockpit voice UI options. Livery items are purely visual, and do not alter ship performance or specifications in any way. New items are typically added to the Store every Friday.

Compatibility

Not all Livery options are available for all vehicles. The table below identifies vehicles that are incompatible with certain Livery options.

Livery Option Incompatible Vehicles
Cockpit Customisation F63 Condor, Gu-97, Scarab, Taipan, XG7 Trident, XG8 Javelin, XG9 Lance
COVAS None
Decals None
Engine Colours Scarab
Name Plates F63 Condor, Gu-97, Scarab, Taipan, XG7 Trident, XG8 Javelin, XG9 Lance
Paintjobs XG7 Trident, XG8 Javelin, XG9 Lance
Ship Kits F63 Condor, Gu-97, Scarab, Taipan, XG7 Trident, XG8 Javelin, XG9 Lance
Weapon Colours None

Note that Fleet Carriers are not factored into this table because they have their own specific Livery options. Name Plates are the only Livery item that is compatible with both standard ships and Fleet Carriers.

Decals

Decals are icons, emblems, and logos that can be placed on up to three predetermined locations on a ship's hull. Each slot can be equipped with a different decal, and decal colours automatically change to suit the ship's paintjob. Decals from the Store cost between 50 and 150 ARX, but a number of decals can be earned or acquired for free during gameplay.

Pilots Federation rank decals

The Pilots Federation decals[1] are earned through gameplay. There are three types: Combat, Trade, and Exploration. As a CMDR achieves a higher rank in one of the three fields, they will earn the corresponding decal. There are a total of 8 decals per field (there are no decals for the beginner rank in each).

A Triple Elite decal, unlocked by reaching Elite in all three categories, was added in Chapter Four (3.3) of Elite Dangerous: Beyond.[2]

Community Goal decals

Beginning on March 29, 2018, exclusive decals were implemented as a reward for participation in select Community Goals. Community Goals featuring decals as a reward are planned to take place once per month. Some CGs will be competitive in nature and only give the decal to players who back the winning side, while cooperative CGs will offer the decal to everyone who contributes above a certain threshold. Higher reward tiers offer additional colors of the decal. Typically, the Top 75% rewards the standard version of the decal, Top 50% rewards a bronze decal, Top 25% rewards a silver decal, and Top 10% rewards a gold decal.[3] On some occasions, "Emissive" variants of decals are offered as top-tier rewards.[4][5]

Decals can be offered more than once; for example, the Bounty Hunting Decal was first made available in a bounty hunting CG in Vadimo held the week of April 26, 2018, but returned as a reward for a bounty hunting CG in Pleiades Sector IR-W d1-55 held the week of June 21, 2018.

Interstellar Initiative decals

Interstellar Initiatives can also offer exclusive decals for participation. These decals are only available while an Interstellar Initiative is active, and can be unlocked by docking at specific stations related to them.

Store decals

The following decals are available for purchase from the Store for 20 to 150 ARX each.

  • Commercial
    • 12 decals of generic logos suitable for corporations.
  • Creepy Emissive
    • Six luminescent, Halloween-themed decals.
  • Onionhead
    • One "Oh" quasi-periodic table emblem, and two smiley faces.
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Powerplay decals

  • Skulls
    • Six skull-themed decals, suitable for raiders and pirates.
  • Xeno Ally
    • Six decals featuring symbols expressing peace and friendship towards alien species.
  • Xeno Hunter
    • Six decals featuring symbols expressing aggression towards alien species.

Kickstarter backer rewards

The following decals were offered as backer rewards during the Kickstarter campaign.[7]

Backer upgrade decals

Set

For Kickstarter backers who pledged a tier of at least £30, any of these additional 10 upgrade decals were available for £5 each. They include a skull with mohawk, a bird of prey, a tiger, a scorpion, a fist, a bat, a skull with chemical mask, a moon, a shark, and a snake (cobra).

Promotional event decals

These decals were obtained by redemption of special promotional codes distributed during certain major events.

Other promotional decals

  • Elite Community - Distributed to Elite Meet 2015 attendees
  • Gamescom Bullseye - Distributed to Gamescom 2015 attendees
  • Lavecon Phoenix - Distributed to Lavecon 2015 and 2016 attendees
  • The Art of War - Distributed to participants of "The Art of War", an unofficial in-game event in 2020 overseen by the Anti-Xeno Initiative[12]

Dangerous Games faction decals

Decal Wolves of Jonai

Wolves of Jonai

Players who supported a player faction(s) in the Dangerous Games have access to that faction's decal. The player factions are:

  • Adle's Armada
  • Alliance Elite Diplomatic Corps (uses the insignia of the Alliance)
  • Blackbird Squadron
  • Border Coalition
  • EG Pilots
  • GalCop
  • Interstellar Communist Union
  • Social Eliu Progressive Party
  • United German Commanders
  • Wolves of Jonai

Other player group decals

Decals have been granted by Frontier Developments to other groups of players:

Paintjobs

A paintjob can only be applied to the specific ship, SRV, or ship-launched fighter for which it was created and thus cannot be equipped on any other type. If the painted ship is destroyed the player can re-apply it to the replacement ship any time they are docked at a station with an "Outfitting" facility.

Paint degrades by wear over time, which can be seen in the external camera view. If a new paintjob is applied to the ship, the wear remains. Paint wear can only be removed by specifically repairing the paint in the ship maintenance facility at a station (Station Services > Advanced Maintenance > Repair > Paintwork). Note the "repair all" option does not repair paint wear.

Paintjobs for SRVs and Ship-Launched Fighters cost between 460 and 3,280 ARX each. Paintjobs for Ships cost between 620 and 5,520 ARX each.

Standard paintjobs

All 64 standard paintjob series, which are permanently available in the Store, are listed below. Most paintjob series are only available to a subset of vehicle models.

  • Apollo
  • Aquatic
  • Asemic
  • Camo
  • Chase
  • Chevron
  • Community
  • Corroded
  • Crossfire
  • Crypsis
  • Dazzle
  • Destination
  • Ember
  • Emissary
  • Excursion
  • Flag
  • Fractional
  • Fusion
  • Galvanized
  • Gladiator
  • Hunter
  • Icarus
  • Ignition
  • Lakon
  • Lakon Metallic
  • Mechanist
  • Messenger
  • Military
  • Military Stripe
  • Mojave
  • Momentum
  • Onionhead
  • Operator
  • Osiris
  • Overdrive
  • Pathfinder
  • Pharaoh
  • Pirate Faction
  • Polarity
  • Predator
  • Precision
  • Prestige
  • Pulse
  • Rattler
  • Razor
  • Ridgenose
  • Sabotage
  • Salvage
  • Serpent
  • Shatter
  • Sheer Line
  • Sidestripe
  • Slipstream
  • Snake Wrap
  • Sonoran
  • Speedway
  • Sprint
  • Squadron
  • Synth
  • Tactical
  • Taxi
  • Turbulence
  • Vibrant
  • Wayfarer

Limited edition paintjobs

Some paintjobs are made available for purchase only during limited-time offers, such as holiday sales or special events. These paintjobs and the events in which they were made available are listed below.

Chrome

A series of metallic silver paintjobs that have been discontinued.

  • 2016 Festive Countdown
    • Adder
    • Asp Scout
    • Cobra MkIV
    • Federal Corvette
    • Federal Gunship
    • Hauler
    • Imperial Cutter
    • Sidewinder MkI
  • Free Reward for "Festive Appeal" CG participation (Dec. 29, 2016 - Jan. 5, 2017)
    • Eagle MkII
  • Other event or individual limited-time sale
    • Anaconda
    • Fer-de-Lance
    • Viper MkIII
    • Vulture

Chromed

Chromed Cobra MkIII store icon

Chromed Cobra MkIII

A redesign of the Chrome series. Players who owned any Chrome paintjobs were given the respective Chromed variants as a free bonus.

  • 2017 Festive Countdown
    • Anaconda
    • Ascendant Flight Suit
    • Asp Explorer
    • Cobra MkIII
    • Fer-de-Lance
    • Keelback
    • Python
    • SRV
    • Type-10 Defender
    • Vulture
  • February 2018 Sale
    • Diamondback Explorer
    • Federal Corvette
    • Imperial Cutter
    • Sidewinder MkI
  • 2018 Festive Countdown
    • Beluga Liner
    • Dolphin
    • Federal Assault Ship
    • Keelback
    • Krait MkII
    • Orca
    • Viper MkIII
  • 2019 Festive Countdown
    • All vehicles with paintjob customization except the Gu-97, Sidewinder MkI, and Taipan

Festive

Asp Explorer Festive Red

Festive Red Asp Explorer

Festive paintjobs are made available every December for the Alliance Chieftain, Asp Explorer, Cobra MkIII, Krait MkII, and Sidewinder MkI. There are six colours for each ship: White, Black, Red, Green, Blue, and Purple.

Gold

A series of metallic gold paintjobs that have been discontinued.

  • Elite Dangerous Launch Day Sale
    • Cobra MkIII
  • Free to all players who purchased Horizons before February 5, 2016
    • Asp Explorer
  • Other event or individual limited-time sale
    • Anaconda
    • Sidewinder MkI

Golden

Golden Type-6 store icon

Golden Type-6 Transporter

A redesign of the Gold series. Players who owned any Gold paintjobs were given the respective Golden variants as a free bonus.

  • August 2017 Eclipse Sale
    • Anaconda
    • Asp Scout
    • Ascendant Flight Suit
    • Cobra MkIII
    • Dolphin
    • Federal Corvette
    • Imperial Courier
    • Imperial Cutter
    • Python
    • SRV
  • 2017 Festive Countdown
    • Diamondback Explorer
    • Fer-de-Lance
    • Type-6 Transporter
    • Viper MkIV
    • Vulture
  • February 2018 Sale
    • Anaconda
    • Asp Explorer
    • Cobra MkIII
    • Python
    • SRV
    • Type-10 Defender
  • 2018 Festive Countdown
    • Alliance Challenger
    • Alliance Chieftain
    • Cobra MkIII
    • Federal Gunship
    • Fer-de-Lance
    • Imperial Courier
    • Krait Phantom
    • Mamba
    • Python
    • Type-6 Transporter
    • Type-9 Heavy
  • 2019 Festive Countdown
    • All vehicles with paintjob customization except the Gu-97, Sidewinder MkI, and Taipan

Horizons Pack

The Horizons Pack for the Cobra MkIII was included for free with all pre-orders of Elite Dangerous: Horizons. It included the exclusive Desert, Lunar, and Polar paintjobs.

A version of this pack also existed for the Cobra MkIV, and was available for purchase from the Frontier Store.

Iridescent

Iridescent Scorch

Iridescent Scorch Krait MkII, Asp Explorer, and Anaconda

Iridescent paintjobs are multicoloured, metallic gradient paintjobs available in seven varieties: Aurora, Scorch, Twilight, Dawn, Dusk, Gleam, and Silver. The first three colours have been offered together in every sale featuring Iridescent paintjobs, while the latter four have appeared less frequently or were offered as exclusive rewards for special events.

Lifetime Expansion Pass owners also received free Iridescent Gleam paintjobs for the Anaconda, Federal Corvette, Imperial Cutter, and SRV on December 11, 2018, shortly before the 2018 Festive Countdown sale made them available for other players to purchase.

  • August 31, 2018 - September 7, 2018 Sale (Iridescent Aurora, Scorch, Twilight, and Dawn)
    • Alliance Challenger
    • Alliance Chieftain
    • Alliance Crusader
    • Anaconda
    • Asp Explorer
    • Fer-de-Lance
    • Imperial Clipper
    • Imperial Courier
    • Imperial Cutter
    • Imperial Eagle
    • Krait MkII
    • Python
    • Vulture
  • 2018 Festive Countdown (Iridescent Gleam)
    • Anaconda
    • Asp Explorer
    • Diamondback Explorer
    • Federal Corvette
    • Imperial Clipper
    • Imperial Cutter
    • SRV
    • Vulture
  • March 8, 2019 - March 15, 2019 Sale (Iridescent Aurora, Scorch, Twilight, and Dusk)
    • Beluga Liner
    • Cobra MkIII
    • Dolphin
    • Federal Assault Ship
    • Federal Corvette
    • Krait Phantom
    • Mamba
    • Orca
    • SRV
    • Type-10 Defender
Cobra MkIII Iridescent Gleam

Iridescent Gleam Cobra MkIII

  • 2019 Festive Countdown (Iridescent Aurora, Scorch, Twilight, and Dawn)
    • All vehicles with paintjob customization except the Viper MkIII and Viper MkIV
  • 2020 Summer Special (Iridescent Aurora, Scorch, Twilight, Dawn, Dusk, and Gleam)
    • All vehicles with paintjob customization

Mercenary Edition Pack

The Mercenary Edition Pack was a paintjob pack given only to purchasers of the Elite Dangerous Premium Beta. It included exclusive paintjobs for the Cobra MkIII, Sidewinder MkI, and Viper MkIII.

Midnight Black

Midnight Black

Midnight Black Federal Corvette, Asp Explorer, Diamondback Explorer, and Scarab SRV

Midnight Black paintjobs (also called "Black Friday") were originally given as a free bonus to all users who pre-ordered the Horizons season pass, had Horizons beta access, or owned the Lifetime Expansion Pass before December 1, 2015. This amounted to 29 total paintjobs, one for each ship available at the time.[13]

Midnight Black paintjobs have since been made available for individual purchase annually on Black Friday.[14] As of the release of Elite Dangerous: Beyond Chapter Four (3.3), Black Friday paintjobs have been made available for 38 of 38 existing ships, 3 of 6 existing Ship-Launched Fighters, and 1 of 1 existing SRVs. The only vehicles that do not currently have a Black Friday paintjob are the XG7 Trident, XG8 Javelin, and XG9 Lance, which do not support Livery customization.

Snake Wrap Iridescent

Snake Wrap Iridescent Anaconda

Snake Wrap Iridescent Anaconda

Snake Wrap Iridescent paintjobs are variant of the Snake Wrap series. The base colour is a dark matte purple, and the snake design features iridescent paint similar to that used in the Iridescent series. These paintjobs were offered for the Anaconda, Krait Phantom, Cobra MkIII, and Viper MkIII during the Summer Special sale from August 28, 2020 to September 1, 2020.[15]

Stygian

Stygian Red Krait Phantom

Stygian Red Krait Phantom

Stygian paintjobs are metallic paintjobs available in six colors: Blue, Brass, Green, Purple, Red, and Tungsten. The Stygian series was offered for all vehicles except the XG7 Trident, XG8 Javelin, and XG9 Lance during the Black Friday 2019 sale from November 29, 2019 to December 6, 2019, and the Leap Year Sale from February 28, 2020 to March 9, 2020.

Wireframe

  • Elite 35th Anniversary Sale
    • Cobra MkIII
  • 2016 Festive Countdown
    • Anaconda
    • Asp Explorer
    • Fer-de-Lance
    • Python
    • Viper MkIII

Wireframe Gold

Wireframe Gold Python store icon

Wireframe Gold Python

  • 2017 Festive Countdown
    • Anaconda
    • Asp Explorer
    • Cobra MkIII
    • Asp Explorer
    • Sidewinder MkI
  • 2018 Festive Countdown
    • Sidewinder MkI

Special giveaway paintjobs

A number of unique paintjobs can only be obtained from prize packs or single-use codes offered at exclusive giveaways. An official list of prize packs can be found here.

  • EGX 2015
    • Cobra MkIII
  • Gamescom 2015
    • Asp Explorer
    • Asp Scout
    • Cobra MkIII
    • Vulture
  • Lavecon 2015
    • Asp Explorer
    • Asp Scout
    • Cobra MkIII
    • Vulture
  • PAX 2015
    • Vulture
  • PAX South 2016
    • Eagle MkII
  • PC Gamer February 2016 Issue
    • Cobra MkIII
  • Frontier Expo 2017
    • Asp Explorer
    • Anaconda
    • Flight Suit

Cockpit Customisation

Dashboard Ornaments

Dashboard Ornaments are small, decorative objects such as bobbleheads, holograms, and potted plants that can be placed on a ship's cockpit dashboard. The dashboard has a total of ten ornament slots, and any ornament can be placed in multiple slots at the same time. Ornaments cost between 2,450 and 6,450 ARX each. Some ornaments are only offered on the Store on a seasonal basis.

Holographic trophies can also be unlocked for members of Squadrons that earn a top-three position on the seven seasonal Squadron Leaderboards. Each Leaderboard can reward a bronze (3rd place), silver (2nd place), or gold trophy (1st place) with an icon unique to that Leaderboard.[17]

The Interstellar Initiative The Enclave introduced a third method of acquiring bobbleheads: Technology Broker recipes. A recipe for a bobblehead of a Thargoid Interceptor was permanently added to Human Technology Broker inventories as a reward for the event.[18]

String Lights

String Lights are a string of decorative lights in various color combinations that are used to adorn a ship's cockpit canopy. Some sets feature ornaments. A slot for String Lights was first added to the Livery menu in August 2017, but it was not until December 2017 that the first set was sold on the Frontier Store. Released sets include:

  • Festive (Seasonal item - Christmas)
  • Warm White
  • Pumpkin (Seasonal item - Halloween)
  • Ancient Orb
  • Thargoid Sensor
  • New Year Lanterns (Seasonal item - Lunar New Year)

Detailing

Engine Colours

Introduced the same week as the v2.3.10 update,[19] colours can be purchased for Thrusters and their exhaust contrails. Each colour can be used on any ship the player owns (including ship-launched fighters, but not the SRV). Engine Colours cost 2,240 ARX each.

Weapon Colours

Weapon colour sets change a ship's weapons fire from the default colours. Each set is a single colour and changes all weapons on the ship to that colour. Combining multiple colours on a ship is not possible. Weapon Colours cost 2,240 ARX each.

Custom weapon colour sets will partially override custom effects applied by Engineering (such as the colour change applied by Scramble Spectrum) and alter any passive lighting effects (such as the glow from Guardian Gauss Cannons).

Other

Ship Kits

Vulture-Ship-Front-with-ship-kit

Vulture with a standard ship kit

Ship Kits are cosmetic modifications that alter the exterior appearance of a ship, such as fins, winglets, fenders, etc. Each kit has multiple pieces (currently 12 to 16) that can be added in multiple combinations to create a variety of individual looks, though only one piece can be selected per "slot". There are two types of ship kits: standard and raider-themed. Raider kits also include six 'Corroded' Paint Jobs. Ship Kits cost 11,750 ARX for a 12-piece kit, and 13,520 ARX for a 16-piece kit.

Ship Kits are available for the following ships:

Name Plates

Introduced in the The Commanders v2.3 update, users can specify names and ID numbers for their ships.[20] To make these appear on the ship's hull, stylized plates must be purchased from the Store. Name Plate packs include 9 plates (3 designs each in white, grey, and black) and cost 2,250 ARX each. Name Plates can be used on any ship the player owns; notably, Name Plates are the only Livery item that are compatible with both standard ships and Fleet Carriers.

The exact position of Name Plates varies from ship to ship, but each ship has one pair of plates that can only be used for the ID, and a second pair of plates that can be used for either the ID or the full name. In most cases, the former pair will be near the rear part of the hull and the latter pair near the front, though exceptions (such as the Krait MkII, where the ID-only plates are near the front and the full-name plates are further back) do exist. Ships typically come equipped with small floodlights positioned to keep the name and ID areas lit.

On Fleet Carriers, the owner can only use Name Plates to show the vessel's name on its hull, not its ID. There are two areas, one on either side of the vessel's Landing Pads, where Name Plates are displayed. The exact positions of these areas changes depending on which Fleet Carrier Layout is currently equipped.

COVAS

Introduced in Beyond Chapter One (3.0), users can now choose between multiple COVAS ship/SRV voice options. Two English COVAS voices (Verity and Victor) and five localized COVAS voices (Amélie, Gerhard, Luciana, Maksim, and Vitória) are included as default/free options as of Beyond Chapter 4 (3.3). Additional COVAS options can be purchased for 8,850 ARX each.

Fleet Carrier Livery

Drake-Class Carriers, introduced in the Fleet Carriers Update, have their own unique Livery options. Although certain Fleet Carrier Livery types overlap with standard Livery types that were not specific to ship models, such as Paintjobs and Detailing, Fleet Carrier Livery cannot be used on standard ships, and standard Livery cannot be used on Fleet Carriers.

Layouts

Layouts are cosmetic modifications that can be applied to change the exterior appearance of a Fleet Carrier. Unlike Ship Kits, which consist of a collection of interchangeable parts, Layouts are a single-piece cosmetic. Layouts cost 12,450 ARX each.

  • Fortune-Class Carrier - "Fortune favors the bold, and the bold favor the Fortune Class Carrier!"
  • Nautilus-Class Carrier - "Become a dreadnought in space with the Nautilus Class Carrier! For those who always want to be the bigger fish."
  • Victory-Class Carrier - "For the Commanders that charge headfirst into the fray. The Victory Class Carrier ensures you're always one step ahead."

Paintjobs

All 11 Fleet Carrier Paintjob series are listed below. Fleet Carrier Paintjobs cost 2,750 ARX each.

  • Colours
  • Constitution
  • Corroded
  • Imperator
  • Pirate
  • Privateer
  • Salvage
  • Squadron
  • Tactical
  • Union
  • Vibrant

Detailing

Fleet Carriers have two Detailing types: Holo-Marker, and Carrier-Drive Colour. Holo-Markers change the colours of the holographic numbers displayed above a Fleet Carrier's Landing Pads, and cost 3,650 ARX each. Carrier-Drive Colours change the colours of a Fleet Carrier's thruster flames, and cost 4,180 ARX each.

ATC

Fleet Carrier ATC (Air Traffic Controller) options are the Fleet Carrier equivalent of COVAS options for standard ships. ATCs are the "voices" of Fleet Carriers, and are heard by all players when they enter or exit a Fleet Carrier's no-fire zone, request docking permission, dock or launch on a Landing Pad, and experience Fleet Carrier jump countdowns. All Fleet Carriers include the Kelvin ATC as a free, default option, and all other Fleet Carrier ATCs cost 4,870 ARX each.

ATC Name Voice Type Availability Release Date
Blaine Male, British accent Premium June 9, 2020
Donovan Male, American accent Premium June 9, 2020
Hannah Female, synthetic accent Premium June 9, 2020
Kelvin Male, synthetic accent Default June 9, 2020
Madeline Female, French accent Premium June 9, 2020
Yumi Female, Japanese accent Premium June 9, 2020

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References

  1. Michael Brooks announcement on Official Forums
  2. Frontier Forums: Triple Elite Decal?
  3. Frontier Forums: Community Goal Decals
  4. Frontier Forums: Federal Operation against the League of Reparation (Combat with decals)
  5. Frontier Forums: Imperial Operation against the League of Reparation (Combat with decals)
  6. https://forums.frontier.co.uk/showthread.php/330329-Newsletter-162
  7. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1461411552/elite-dangerous
  8. Michael Brooks on the Official Forums
  9. Michael Brooks on the Official Forums
  10. Frontier Forums: Beta 2.3.10 Live Now for all players (including exclusive decal reward)
  11. Frontier Forums: Weren't we supposed to get a paintjob for the Anaconda in this update? (Delivered), post #144
  12. r/EliteDangerous: The Art of War CG - New Exclusive Ship Decal!
  13. https://community.elitedangerous.com/en/node/344
  14. https://forums.frontier.co.uk/showthread.php/311811-Newsletter-152
  15. @EliteDangerous: "Give your ship the cosmetic refit it deserves with 30% off select products and elusive Iridescent Paint Jobs available now! The Summer Special ends at 12:00 UTC on the 1 September."
  16. Twitter: "Krait giveaway skin"
  17. Frontier Forums: Squadron Leaderboards - Season One ends soon!
  18. Frontier Forums: The Enclave - Overview of Phases
  19. https://forums.frontier.co.uk/showthread.php/361168-Newsletter-181
  20. https://forums.frontier.co.uk/showthread.php/341916-2-3-The-Commanders-Changelog
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