How Elite: Dangerous' new Wings co-op works

Stay on target.

Frontier has released a video running through the basics of its recent Wings update for complex space game Elite: Dangerous.

The Wings update allows for the temporary grouping of up to four commanders. The idea is to enable more meaningful co-op play.

Through your comms contacts list you can see all players in your local area, as well as Wing members wherever they are in the galaxy. From there you can send "invite to Wing" requests.

There are a number of reasons why you'd want to team up in Elite: Dangerous. It's a decent shout for escorting traders, for example. It increases firepower, as you'd expect, and can speed up exploration.

Scan ship data is shared, and bounty vouchers are split equally, so all Wing members get a piece of the space pie.

But it's worth noting that all laws that govern the system you're in still apply while you're in a Wing, so attacking a clean ship is still a crime, even if it's hostile to a Wing member.

Sometimes we include links to online retail stores. If you click on one and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our policy.

Jump to comments (13)

About the author

Wesley Yin-Poole

Wesley Yin-Poole

Deputy Editorial Director  |  wyp100

Wesley is deputy editorial director of ReedPop. He likes news, interviews, and more news. He also likes Street Fighter more than anyone can get him to shut up about it.


You may also enjoy...

Supporters only

Comments (13)

Comments for this article are now closed. Thanks for taking part!

Hide low-scoring comments

Buy things with globes on them

And other lovely Eurogamer merch in our official store!

Eurogamer Merch
Explore our store