FANDOM


(40 intermediate revisions by 5 users not shown)
Line 1: Line 1:
 
[[File:Planets-of-Sol-Bobblehead-Livery.png|thumb|300px|Planets of Sol bobblehead livery]]
 
[[File:Planets-of-Sol-Bobblehead-Livery.png|thumb|300px|Planets of Sol bobblehead livery]]
 
 
'''Livery''' refers to [[Ships|ship]] cosmetics and can be changed via the [[Outfitting]] menu of Station Services. Currently ships can be equipped with decals, paintjobs, dashboard ornaments, external kits, weapon colours, name plates, and thrust colours. Paintjobs are also available for ship-launched fighters and SRV. These items do not alter ship performance in any way, although certain bobbleheads and Ship Kit pieces may partially obscure a pilot's view.
 
'''Livery''' refers to [[Ships|ship]] cosmetics and can be changed via the [[Outfitting]] menu of Station Services. Currently ships can be equipped with decals, paintjobs, dashboard ornaments, external kits, weapon colours, name plates, and thrust colours. Paintjobs are also available for ship-launched fighters and SRV. These items do not alter ship performance in any way, although certain bobbleheads and Ship Kit pieces may partially obscure a pilot's view.
   
 
Currently, generic NPCs will not use Livery options at all. Police forces and some specific ships such as Rescue Ships will use their own set paint and decals, but many of these are NPC-only, and they will never use Ship Kits.
 
Currently, generic NPCs will not use Livery options at all. Police forces and some specific ships such as Rescue Ships will use their own set paint and decals, but many of these are NPC-only, and they will never use Ship Kits.
   
There are no in-game options for users to create their own custom paintjobs, decals, etc, nor are there any third-party tools for this. Except certain decals, all items must be purchased at the [https://www.frontierstore.net Official Store]; the Outfitting menu provides direct links to the store. Prices vary, and reduced sale prices are occasionally offered and announced in the newsletter. Combo packs are available for most items.
+
There are no in-game options for users to create their own custom paintjobs, decals, etc, nor are there any third-party tools for this. Except certain decals, all items must be purchased at the [https://www.frontierstore.net Official Store]; the Outfitting menu provides direct links to the store. Prices vary, and reduced sale prices are occasionally offered and announced in the newsletter. Combo packs are available for most items. Beginning with the [[September Update]], Livery items will be purchasable with [[ARX]] across all platforms.
   
 
New items are typically added to the Frontier Store every Friday.
 
New items are typically added to the Frontier Store every Friday.
Line 17: Line 16:
 
The [[Pilots Federation]] decals<ref name="pilots fed ranks">[https://forums.frontier.co.uk/showthread.php?t=103141&p=1599295&viewfull=1#post1599295 Michael Brooks announcement on Official Forums]</ref> are earned through gameplay. There are three types: Combat, Trade, and Exploration. As a CMDR achieves a higher [[Ranks|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).
 
The [[Pilots Federation]] decals<ref name="pilots fed ranks">[https://forums.frontier.co.uk/showthread.php?t=103141&p=1599295&viewfull=1#post1599295 Michael Brooks announcement on Official Forums]</ref> are earned through gameplay. There are three types: Combat, Trade, and Exploration. As a CMDR achieves a higher [[Ranks|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, will be added in Chapter Four (3.3) of ''[[Elite Dangerous: Beyond]]''.<ref>[https://forums.frontier.co.uk/showthread.php/444149-Triple-Elite-Decal?p=6955993&viewfull=1#post6955993 Frontier Forums: Triple Elite Decal?]</ref>
+
A Triple Elite decal, unlocked by reaching Elite in all three categories, was added in Chapter Four (3.3) of ''[[Elite Dangerous: Beyond]]''.<ref>[https://forums.frontier.co.uk/showthread.php/444149-Triple-Elite-Decal?p=6955993&viewfull=1#post6955993 Frontier Forums: Triple Elite Decal?]</ref>
   
 
<gallery widths="100" hideaddbutton="true">
 
<gallery widths="100" hideaddbutton="true">
Line 27: Line 26:
   
 
=== Community Goal Decals ===
 
=== 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.<ref>[https://forums.frontier.co.uk/showthread.php/418412-Community-Goal-Decals Frontier Forums: Community Goal Decals]</ref> Two "Emissive" variants of the Combat Zone Decal were offered as rewards for the Top 1% players in combat CGs held the week of July 19, 2018.<ref>[https://forums.frontier.co.uk/showthread.php?t=439566 Frontier Forums: Federal Operation against the League of Reparation (Combat with decals)]</ref><ref>[https://forums.frontier.co.uk/showthread.php?t=439563 Frontier Forums: Imperial Operation against the League of Reparation (Combat with decals)]</ref>
+
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.<ref>[https://forums.frontier.co.uk/showthread.php/418412-Community-Goal-Decals Frontier Forums: Community Goal Decals]</ref> On some occasions, "Emissive" variants of decals are offered as top-tier rewards.<ref>[https://forums.frontier.co.uk/showthread.php?t=439566 Frontier Forums: Federal Operation against the League of Reparation (Combat with decals)]</ref><ref>[https://forums.frontier.co.uk/showthread.php?t=439563 Frontier Forums: Imperial Operation against the League of Reparation (Combat with decals)]</ref>
   
 
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.
 
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.
Line 38: Line 37:
 
File:CG Decal Carnoeck.png|'''Salvage Decal'''
 
File:CG Decal Carnoeck.png|'''Salvage Decal'''
 
File:CG Decal Mining.png|'''Mining Decal'''
 
File:CG Decal Mining.png|'''Mining Decal'''
File:CG Decal Combat Zone Federal Emissive.png|'''Federal Emissive Combat Zone Decal'''
+
File:CG Decal Combat Zone Federal Emissive.png|'''Federal (Red) Emissive Combat Zone Decal'''
File:CG Decal Combat Zone Imperial Emissive.png|'''Imperial Emissive Combat Zone Decal'''
+
File:CG Decal Combat Zone Imperial Emissive.png|'''Imperial (Blue) Emissive Combat Zone Decal'''
  +
File:CG Decal Bounty Hunting White Emissive.png|'''Independent (White) Emissive Bounty Hunting Decal'''
  +
File:CG Decal Trading White Emissive.png|'''Independent (White) Emissive Trading Decal'''
  +
</gallery>
  +
  +
=== Interstellar Initiative Decals ===
  +
[[Interstellar Initiative]]s 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.
  +
  +
<gallery widths="100" hideaddbutton="true">
  +
File:Bridging the Gap Decal.png|'''Bridging the Gap Decal'''
  +
File:Anti-Thargoid Decal.png|'''Anti-Thargoid Decal'''
 
</gallery>
 
</gallery>
   
Line 109: Line 108:
 
[[File:Decal 2.3.10 Beta CG.png|none|thumb|100px]]
 
[[File:Decal 2.3.10 Beta CG.png|none|thumb|100px]]
 
An exclusive decal was given to all PC players who purchased access to the 2.3.10 beta and completed the available Community Goal in June 2017.<ref>[https://forums.frontier.co.uk/showthread.php/356107-Beta-2-3-10-Live-Now-for-all-players-(including-exclusive-decal-reward) Frontier Forums: Beta 2.3.10 Live Now for all players (including exclusive decal reward)]</ref>
 
An exclusive decal was given to all PC players who purchased access to the 2.3.10 beta and completed the available Community Goal in June 2017.<ref>[https://forums.frontier.co.uk/showthread.php/356107-Beta-2-3-10-Live-Now-for-all-players-(including-exclusive-decal-reward) Frontier Forums: Beta 2.3.10 Live Now for all players (including exclusive decal reward)]</ref>
  +
  +
==== GalNet Decal ====
  +
[[File:Galnet.svg|none|thumb|100px]]
  +
A single-use code to redeem the GalNet Decal plus the GalNet paintjob for the Anaconda was distributed in December 2018 to all players who had re-confirmed their subscription to the official ''Elite Dangerous'' newsletter email at the beginning of the year. The GalNet Decal initially did not appear in recipients' Livery options until January 2019.<ref>[https://forums.frontier.co.uk/showthread.php/463445-Weren-t-we-supposed-to-get-a-paintjob-for-the-Anaconda-in-this-update-(Delivered)?p=7330885&viewfull=1#post7330885 Frontier Forums: Weren't we supposed to get a paintjob for the Anaconda in this update? (Delivered), post #144]</ref>
   
 
=== Dangerous Games factions ===
 
=== Dangerous Games factions ===
  +
[[File:Decal Wolves of Jonai.png|100px|thumb|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:
 
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
 
* Adle's Armada
 
* Alliance Elite Diplomatic Corps (uses the insignia of the [[Alliance]])
 
* Alliance Elite Diplomatic Corps (uses the insignia of the [[Alliance]])
Line 127: Line 132:
   
 
<gallery widths="100" hideaddbutton="true">
 
<gallery widths="100" hideaddbutton="true">
LqJtHV9.png|Distant Worlds Expedition 3302 participants
+
LqJtHV9.png|Distant Worlds 3302 participants
 
Ratsticker-300x300k.png|Fuel Rats
 
Ratsticker-300x300k.png|Fuel Rats
 
Decal Canonn.png|The Canonn Interstellar Research Group
 
Decal Canonn.png|The Canonn Interstellar Research Group
Decal Wolves of Jonai.png|Wolves of Jonai
+
Distant Worlds 3305 decal.png|Distant Worlds 3305 participants
 
</gallery>
 
</gallery>
   
Line 144: Line 149:
   
 
====Black Friday/Midnight Black====
 
====Black Friday/Midnight Black====
  +
[[File:Midnight Black.gif|thumb|Midnight Black Federal Corvette, Asp Explorer, Diamondback Explorer, and Scarab SRV]]
 
Black Friday paintjobs (also called "Midnight Black") were 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.<ref>https://community.elitedangerous.com/en/node/344</ref>
 
Black Friday paintjobs (also called "Midnight Black") were 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.<ref>https://community.elitedangerous.com/en/node/344</ref>
   
Black Friday paintjobs have since been made available for individual purchase annually on Black Friday.<ref>https://forums.frontier.co.uk/showthread.php/311811-Newsletter-152</ref> As of Black Friday 2017, all ships have a Black Friday paintjob except the Alliance Challenger, Alliance Chieftain, Alliance Crusader, Dolphin, Krait MkII, Krait Phantom, Mamba, and Type-10 Defender.
+
Black Friday paintjobs have since been made available for individual purchase annually on Black Friday.<ref>https://forums.frontier.co.uk/showthread.php/311811-Newsletter-152</ref> As of the release of ''Elite Dangerous: Beyond'' Chapter Four (3.3), Black Friday paintjobs have been made available for 38 of 38 known ships, 3 of 6 known fighters, and 1 of 1 known SRVs. The only vehicles that do not currently have a Black Friday paintjob are the XG7 Trident, XG8 Javelin, XG9 Lance, which are unique Guardian hybrid fighters that do not have Livery customization options.
   
 
====Chrome====
 
====Chrome====
Line 189: Line 195:
 
**Imperial Cutter
 
**Imperial Cutter
 
**Sidewinder MkI
 
**Sidewinder MkI
  +
  +
*2018 Festive Countdown
  +
**Beluga Liner
  +
**Dolphin
  +
**Federal Assault Ship
  +
**Keelback
  +
**Krait MkII
  +
**Orca
  +
**Viper MkIII
   
 
====Exclusive Giveaways====
 
====Exclusive Giveaways====
 
*Frontier Expo 2017
 
*Frontier Expo 2017
 
**Asp Explorer
 
**Asp Explorer
  +
**Anaconda
 
**Flight Suit
 
**Flight Suit
   
Line 232: Line 248:
 
*[https://youtu.be/828gBug9Mio?t=1002 Gamescom 2018 Giveaway]
 
*[https://youtu.be/828gBug9Mio?t=1002 Gamescom 2018 Giveaway]
 
**Anaconda
 
**Anaconda
  +
  +
*[https://www.pcgamer.com/the-exclusive-in-game-items-you-get-when-joining-the-pc-gamer-club// PC Gamer Club 2018 Legendary Member Welcome Pack]
  +
**Cobra MkIII
  +
**Krait MkII
  +
  +
*[https://forums.frontier.co.uk/showthread.php/462138-Frontier-s-Charity-Auction-for-SpecialEffect SpecialEffect 2018 Charity Auction ("Festive Gold")]
  +
**Anaconda
  +
**Krait MkII
  +
  +
*[https://www.reddit.com/r/EliteDangerous/comments/a5hfva/anaconda_galnet_pack/ 2018 Elite Dangerous Newsletter Confirmation Gift ("GalNet")]
  +
**Anaconda
  +
  +
*[https://www.reddit.com/r/EliteDangerous/comments/a7bttf/elitedangerous_thanks_to_your_generous_donations/ SpecialEffect 2018 Charity Livestream: £40,000 milestone reward for all active players ("Special Effect Xmas")]
  +
**Krait MkII
  +
  +
*[https://forums.frontier.co.uk/showthread.php/475376-Frontier-25-Elite-Dangerous-Community-Activity-Complete! Frontier Developments 25th Anniversary event reward ("F25")]
  +
**Cobra MkIII
  +
  +
*[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YG1KeIgm5zM April Update Content Reveal Livestream]
  +
**Krait Phantom
   
 
====Festive Paint Packs====
 
====Festive Paint Packs====
Line 281: Line 317:
 
**Type-10 Defender
 
**Type-10 Defender
   
====Horizons Pack====
+
*2018 Festive Countdown
The Horizons Pack was included for free with all pre-orders of Elite Dangerous: Horizons. It included the exclusive Desert, Lunar, and Polar paintjobs for the Cobra MkIII.
+
**Alliance Challenger
  +
**Alliance Chieftain
  +
**Cobra MkIII
  +
**Federal Gunship
  +
**Fer-de-Lance
  +
**Imperial Courier
  +
**Krait Phantom
  +
**Mamba
  +
**Python
  +
**Type-6 Transporter
  +
**Type-9 Heavy
  +
  +
====Horizons Pack (Cobra MkIII)====
  +
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 exists for the Cobra MkIV, and is available for purchase from the Frontier Store.
   
 
====Iridescent====
 
====Iridescent====
 
[[File:Iridescent Scorch.gif|thumb|Iridescent Scorch Krait MkII, Asp Explorer, and Anaconda]]
 
[[File:Iridescent Scorch.gif|thumb|Iridescent Scorch Krait MkII, Asp Explorer, and Anaconda]]
Iridescent paintjobs are multicoloured metallic gradient paint jobs available in four varieties (Aurora, Dusk, Scorch, and Twilight). They were available from August 31, 2018 to September 7, 2018 for the following ships:
+
Iridescent paintjobs are multicoloured metallic gradient paintjobs available in five varieties (Aurora, Dusk, Scorch, Twilight, and Gleam). The first four varieties were available from August 31, 2018 to September 7, 2018 for the following ships:
   
 
*Alliance Challenger
 
*Alliance Challenger
Line 301: Line 337:
 
*Python
 
*Python
 
*Vulture
 
*Vulture
  +
  +
The fifth variety, Iridescent Gleam, debuted as a gift to [[Lifetime Expansion Pass]] owners on December 11, 2018, and included paintjobs for the Anaconda, Federal Corvette, Imperial Cutter, and SRV. Iridescent Gleam paintjobs were subsequently made available during the 2018 Festive Countdown sale for the following:
  +
  +
*Anaconda
  +
*Asp Explorer
  +
*Diamondback Explorer
  +
*Federal Corvette
  +
*Imperial Clipper
  +
*Imperial Cutter
  +
*SRV
  +
*Vulture
  +
  +
Aurora, Dusk, Scorch, and Twilight again became available from March 8, 2019 to March 15, 2019, this time for the following set of ships;
  +
  +
*Beluga
  +
*Cobra MkIII
  +
*Dolphin
  +
*Federal Assault Ship
  +
*Federal Corvette
  +
*Krait Phantom
  +
*Mamba
  +
*Orca
  +
*SRV
  +
*Type-10 Defender
   
 
====Mercenary Edition Pack====
 
====Mercenary Edition Pack====
Line 323: Line 383:
 
**Cobra MkIII
 
**Cobra MkIII
 
**Asp Explorer
 
**Asp Explorer
  +
**Sidewinder MkI
  +
  +
*2018 Festive Countdown
 
**Sidewinder MkI
 
**Sidewinder MkI
 
{{Clr}}
 
{{Clr}}
   
 
==Dashboard Ornaments / "Bobbleheads"==
 
==Dashboard Ornaments / "Bobbleheads"==
Dash ornaments are small objects placed on the cockpit dashboard and wobble as the ship moves. Current offerings include "bobblehead" figures, miniature ships/stations, number/letter characters, and planets from the [[Sol]] system. Up to 10 can be placed on the dashboard at once, but no duplicates. Prices currently range from $4 to $8.
+
Dashboard ornaments are small objects that can be placed on a ship's cockpit dashboard. Current offerings include "bobblehead" figures, miniature ships/stations, number/letter characters, and planets from the [[Sol]] system. Up to 10 can be placed on the dashboard at once, but no duplicates. Prices currently range from $4 to $8. Some bobbleheads are only offered 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.<ref>[https://forums.frontier.co.uk/showthread.php/476107-Squadron-Leaderboards-Season-One-ends-soon! Frontier Forums: Squadron Leaderboards - Season One ends soon!]</ref>
  +
  +
The [[Interstellar Initiative]] [[The Enclave]] introduced a third method of acquiring bobbleheads. A Thargoid bobblehead was made unlockable via a recipe available at [[Technology Broker]]s.<ref>[https://forums.frontier.co.uk/threads/the-enclave-overview-of-phases.515986/ Frontier Forums: The Enclave - Overview of Phases]</ref>
   
 
==Ship Kits==
 
==Ship Kits==
  +
[[File:Vulture-Ship-Front-with-ship-kit.png|thumb|250px|Vulture with a 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". Prices currently range from $10 to $12. There are two types of ship kits: standard and raider-themed. Raider kits include six 'Corroded' Paint Jobs.
 
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". Prices currently range from $10 to $12. There are two types of ship kits: standard and raider-themed. Raider kits include six 'Corroded' Paint Jobs.
   
 
Ship Kits are currently available for the following ships:
 
Ship Kits are currently available for the following ships:
   
  +
*[[Adder]] (Standard)
 
*[[Alliance Challenger]] (Standard)
 
*[[Alliance Challenger]] (Standard)
 
*[[Alliance Chieftain]] (Standard)
 
*[[Alliance Chieftain]] (Standard)
Line 343: Line 409:
 
*[[Federal Corvette]] (Standard, Raider)
 
*[[Federal Corvette]] (Standard, Raider)
 
*[[Fer-de-Lance]] (Standard)
 
*[[Fer-de-Lance]] (Standard)
  +
*[[Imperial Courier]] (Standard)
 
*[[Imperial Cutter]] (Standard, Raider)
 
*[[Imperial Cutter]] (Standard, Raider)
 
*[[Keelback]] (Standard)
 
*[[Keelback]] (Standard)
 
*[[Krait MkII]] (Standard, Raider)
 
*[[Krait MkII]] (Standard, Raider)
  +
*[[Krait Phantom]] (Standard)
  +
*[[Mamba]] (Raider)
 
*[[Python]] (Standard, Raider)
 
*[[Python]] (Standard, Raider)
 
*[[Sidewinder MkI]] (Standard)
 
*[[Sidewinder MkI]] (Standard)
Line 373: Line 442:
 
*Pumpkin (Seasonal item - Halloween)
 
*Pumpkin (Seasonal item - Halloween)
 
*Ancient Orb
 
*Ancient Orb
  +
*Thargoid Sensor
   
 
== COVAS ==
 
== COVAS ==
Introduced in [[Elite Dangerous: Beyond#Chapter One - v3.0|Beyond Chapter One (3.0)]], users can now choose between multiple [[COVAS]] ship/SRV voice options. Two COVAS voices, Verity and Victor, are included as default/free options. Additional voices can be purchased from the Frontier Store for $7 USD each.
+
Introduced in [[Elite Dangerous: Beyond#Chapter One - v3.0|''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 voices can be purchased from the Frontier Store for $7 USD each.
 
Beyond Chapter Four (3.3) introduced an additional set of free, localized COVAS voices;
 
* Amélie (French)
 
* Gerhard (German)
 
* Luciana (Spanish)
 
* Maksim (Russian)
 
* Vitória (Brazilian Portuguese)
 
   
 
==Videos==
 
==Videos==

Revision as of 01:42, September 13, 2019

Planets-of-Sol-Bobblehead-Livery

Planets of Sol bobblehead livery

Livery refers to ship cosmetics and can be changed via the Outfitting menu of Station Services. Currently ships can be equipped with decals, paintjobs, dashboard ornaments, external kits, weapon colours, name plates, and thrust colours. Paintjobs are also available for ship-launched fighters and SRV. These items do not alter ship performance in any way, although certain bobbleheads and Ship Kit pieces may partially obscure a pilot's view.

Currently, generic NPCs will not use Livery options at all. Police forces and some specific ships such as Rescue Ships will use their own set paint and decals, but many of these are NPC-only, and they will never use Ship Kits.

There are no in-game options for users to create their own custom paintjobs, decals, etc, nor are there any third-party tools for this. Except certain decals, all items must be purchased at the Official Store; the Outfitting menu provides direct links to the store. Prices vary, and reduced sale prices are occasionally offered and announced in the newsletter. Combo packs are available for most items. Beginning with the September Update, Livery items will be purchasable with ARX across all platforms.

New items are typically added to the Frontier Store every Friday.

Decals

Decals are icons and logos that can be placed on 3 pre-determined spots on a ship (front, left, and right). A different decal can be placed in each spot. The decal colours automatically vary to suit the ship's paintjob.

Only the Pilots Federation rank decals and the Powerplay decals are freely available to all players. The remainder either must be purchased at the Official Store or are limited-access as described below.

Pilots Federation ranks

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.

Official Store

The following decals are available for purchase at the Official Store.

Cobra MkII Onionhead Livery Pack

The Onionhead paintjob for the Cobra Mk III is bundled with 3 decals that may be used on any ship type: "Oh" and 2 smiley faces. This bundle is currently priced at £3 ($4.00).

Commercial Decal Packs

Four generic decal packs, each containing three decals and available for £1 ($1.75)

Creepy Emissive Decal Pack

A Halloween-themed pack containing six luminescent decals and available for £1 ($1.75).

Powerplay Decal Pack

Powerplay-1920x1080 v1 k-0

The Powerplay Decal Pack is available for free on the Frontier Store.[6] It contains 11 decals representing each of the 11 Powers.

Skull Decal Packs

Two skull-themed decal packs, each containing three decals and available for £1 ($1.75).

Xeno Ally

The Xeno Ally Decal Pack contains six decals for £2 ($3.00).

Xeno Hunter

The Xeno Hunter Decal Pack contains six decals for £2 ($3.00).

Kickstarter Backer Rewards

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

Ringed Planet

Planet1

Provided to all players who ordered a Kickstarter tier of £5 or above (allows access to Founders World).[8][9]

Skull 3

Skull3Decal

Provided to "day one" Kickstarter backers. It was also made available later on the Official Store to all players that purchased the Mercenary Edition of Elite: Dangerous (this skull is not to be confused with the large skulls that are part of the Pirate Faction paintjobs).[8]

Founding Members of the Elite

Founder1

Golden Elite Pilots symbol with the word FOUNDER across the centre. Available only to Kickstarter pledgees who pledged 150 GBP or above.

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 Events

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

PAX Prime

PAXPrime-1

A 4-pointed star given to players who filled out this on-line form during or following the 2016 PAX South gaming festival.

EGX "X"

EGXXDecal

A large bold "X" given to players who redeemed a promotional code from the 2015 EGX gaming trade show.

Lavescon "phoenix"

A flaming bird given to players who redeemed a promotional code from Lavecon 2015 or 2016.

Gamescon bullseye

A bullseye icon given to players who who redeemed a promotional code from Gameson 2015.

Elite Community

The Elite Community decal features a handshake in a triangle with wings, and was given to players who attended Elite:Meet 2015.

2.3.10 Beta CG

Decal 2.3.10 Beta CG

An exclusive decal was given to all PC players who purchased access to the 2.3.10 beta and completed the available Community Goal in June 2017.[10]

GalNet Decal

Galnet

A single-use code to redeem the GalNet Decal plus the GalNet paintjob for the Anaconda was distributed in December 2018 to all players who had re-confirmed their subscription to the official Elite Dangerous newsletter email at the beginning of the year. The GalNet Decal initially did not appear in recipients' Livery options until January 2019.[11]

Dangerous Games factions

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 groups

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.

Prices currently range $1.75 to $4 for single paintjobs, and $3 to $12 for packs of multiple paintjobs. Generally higher-priced paintjobs and packs are more stylized, and some paint packs are bundled with other store items.

Limited edition paintjobs

Some paintjobs are made available only during limited-time offers, such as holiday sales or special events.

Black Friday/Midnight Black

Midnight Black

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

Black Friday paintjobs (also called "Midnight Black") were 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.[12]

Black Friday paintjobs have since been made available for individual purchase annually on Black Friday.[13] As of the release of Elite Dangerous: Beyond Chapter Four (3.3), Black Friday paintjobs have been made available for 38 of 38 known ships, 3 of 6 known fighters, and 1 of 1 known SRVs. The only vehicles that do not currently have a Black Friday paintjob are the XG7 Trident, XG8 Javelin, XG9 Lance, which are unique Guardian hybrid fighters that do not have Livery customization options.

Chrome

  • 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

Exclusive Giveaways

  • Frontier Expo 2017
    • Asp Explorer
    • Anaconda
    • Flight Suit
  • 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

Festive Paint Packs

Festive Paint Packs are made available every December for the Asp Explorer, Cobra MkIII, and Sidewinder MkI. Each pack contains six paintjobs.

Gold

  • 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

Horizons Pack (Cobra MkIII)

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 exists for the Cobra MkIV, and is 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 five varieties (Aurora, Dusk, Scorch, Twilight, and Gleam). The first four varieties were available from August 31, 2018 to September 7, 2018 for the following ships:

  • Alliance Challenger
  • Alliance Chieftain
  • Alliance Crusader
  • Anaconda
  • Asp Explorer
  • Fer-de-Lance
  • Imperial Clipper
  • Imperial Courier
  • Imperial Cutter
  • Imperial Eagle
  • Krait MkII
  • Python
  • Vulture

The fifth variety, Iridescent Gleam, debuted as a gift to Lifetime Expansion Pass owners on December 11, 2018, and included paintjobs for the Anaconda, Federal Corvette, Imperial Cutter, and SRV. Iridescent Gleam paintjobs were subsequently made available during the 2018 Festive Countdown sale for the following:

  • Anaconda
  • Asp Explorer
  • Diamondback Explorer
  • Federal Corvette
  • Imperial Clipper
  • Imperial Cutter
  • SRV
  • Vulture

Aurora, Dusk, Scorch, and Twilight again became available from March 8, 2019 to March 15, 2019, this time for the following set of ships;

  • Beluga
  • Cobra MkIII
  • Dolphin
  • Federal Assault Ship
  • Federal Corvette
  • Krait Phantom
  • Mamba
  • Orca
  • SRV
  • Type-10 Defender

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.

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

Dashboard Ornaments / "Bobbleheads"

Dashboard ornaments are small objects that can be placed on a ship's cockpit dashboard. Current offerings include "bobblehead" figures, miniature ships/stations, number/letter characters, and planets from the Sol system. Up to 10 can be placed on the dashboard at once, but no duplicates. Prices currently range from $4 to $8. Some bobbleheads are only offered 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.[15]

The Interstellar Initiative The Enclave introduced a third method of acquiring bobbleheads. A Thargoid bobblehead was made unlockable via a recipe available at Technology Brokers.[16]

Ship Kits

Vulture-Ship-Front-with-ship-kit

Vulture with a 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". Prices currently range from $10 to $12. There are two types of ship kits: standard and raider-themed. Raider kits include six 'Corroded' Paint Jobs.

Ship Kits are currently available for the following ships:

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. Prices are currently $1.75 or £1 per colour set.

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).

Name Plates

As of The Commanders v2.3 update, users can specify names and ID numbers for their ships.[17] To make these appear on the ship's hull, stylized plates must be purchased from the Official Store. Plate packs include 9 plates (3 designs each in white, grey, and black) and are currently $3. Plates can be used on any ship the player owns.

The exact position of plates varies from ship to ship, but each ship has a pair of plates that can only be used for the ID, and a second pair of plates that can be used for 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.

Engine Thruster Colours

Introduced the same week as the v2.3.10 update,[18] colours can be purchased for the engine thrusters and their contrails. Each colour can be used on any ship the player owns (including ship-launched fighters, but not the SRV). Prices are currently $1.75 or £1 per colour.

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. They cost $6.00 or £4.00 each. Released sets include:

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

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 voices can be purchased from the Frontier Store for $7 USD each.

Videos

Gallery

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. 8.0 8.1 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. https://community.elitedangerous.com/en/node/344
  13. https://forums.frontier.co.uk/showthread.php/311811-Newsletter-152
  14. Twitter: "Krait giveaway skin"
  15. Frontier Forums: Squadron Leaderboards - Season One ends soon!
  16. Frontier Forums: The Enclave - Overview of Phases
  17. https://forums.frontier.co.uk/showthread.php/341916-2-3-The-Commanders-Changelog
  18. https://forums.frontier.co.uk/showthread.php/361168-Newsletter-181
Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.