Elite Dangerous Fleet Carrier Beta

The Frontier Forums announce that beta testing of the promised Fleet Carrier update for Elite Dangerous begins today, and should now be underway. This Fleet Carriers Content Reveal Recap has all you need to know about what this adds to the space combat game. This forum hosts discussion of the beta including Patch Notes. If you're interested but don't want to play in the beta, this post outlines a schedule of livestreams that are coming today to show it off. If you want to play it firsthand, this post explains how to join in:
Greetings Commanders

The Fleet Carriers Update beta begins today at 11:00 (UTC)!

Although the beta will run much like the real game, we ask that you focus on testing all the changes, along with your standard gameplay, to ensure the stability of the build. This will help us to identify and find ways to fix as many issues as possible before the update goes live.

As a reminder...

  • The beta runs from the 7 April and will end on 20 April.
  • This beta will be only be accessible on PC, however the next beta, in May, will include PC, PlayStation and Xbox.
  • To take part in the beta, all you’ll need to do is load up the launcher and select (and update) the following product: Elite Dangerous: Fleet Carriers Update Beta (Horizons) from the 7 April. Once that has been completed, you’ll have access to the Fleet Carrier beta. If this doesn't appear, please restart your launcher.
  • We'll be updating the Issue Tracker with a Fleet Carriers Update (Update 3.7) Beta section, and we encourage all those who are taking part in this beta to report any encountered bugs or issues through it. In addition, we will also be adding links from inside the game that will take you directly to the Issue Tracker site.
  • You will not need to resubmit any of the current issues that are currently present in the Issue Tracker. Any issues you encounter in the beta should be added to the dedicated beta Issue Tracker section.

On our official forums, we have created individual threads to give you more information about the beta:

All issues should be reported to the (Beta) Issue Tracker directly, but if you have any questions, please let us know on this forum thread.

Good luck on your mission, Commanders.