Two new ships, the Mamba and the Krait Phantom, coming to Elite Dangerous in the next update
Frontier Developments have announced that a new ship, The Mamba, will be joining the line-up when the fourth chapter of the game's second 'Beyond' season debuts soon. It'll be joined by the Krait Phantom which also makes its debut with this release.
The ships come alongside big updates to the game's mining system that is effectively a complete overhaul adding more scope for mining resources from asteroids and finding the materials you need.
Elite Dangerous: Beyond Chapter Four is currently in open beta on PC, XBox One and Playstation 4 and is set for release very soon. You can get a closer look at the new ships in a Twitch stream scheduled for 7pm this evening.
Based on an unreleased racing prototype, the Mamba brings blistering speed combined with huge firepower to Elite Dangerous as part of the Beyond – Chapter Four update. Sporting one huge and two large hardpoints, the Mamba’s emphasis on power and speed allows players to hit hard and vanish before a target has had time to react.
- 1 Huge, 2 Large and 2 Small Hardpoints
- 5 Internal Optional slots
- Top speed of 316m/s and a boost speed of 387m/s
- 6.37LY laden FSD range
- Approximately 55,000,000 credits
The Krait Phantom
Joining the Mamba in Beyond – Chapter Four is the Krait Phantom. Following on from its sister ship the Krait Mk II, the Phantom is a lighter, faster ship that features a spacious cargo hold and relatively generous quantity of hardpoints. Though it may not boast the same firepower as the Mk II, the Phantom can still hold its own against larger targets and has enough straight-line speed to outpace smaller ships.
Krait Phantom Stats
- 2 Large and 2 Medium Hardpoints
- 8 Internal Optional slots
- Top speed of 256m/s and a boost speed of 358m/s
- 8.23LY laden FSD range
- Approximately 37,000,000 credits