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The subject of this article is from the Expeditions update.
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Freighter Command
Mission type Secondary
Starting point: Freighter
Requires: Ownership of a freighter
Implemented Expeditions
Description Freighter tutorial which guides the player through their first frigate expedition.

Freighter Command is a secondary mission.


Freighter Command is a secondary mission which acts as a tutorial on frigate expeditions. The mission tasks the player with setting up a Fleet Command Room and sending their freighter's frigate(s) on an expedition.

Initial Description[]

Command of a large Capital Ship offers several benefits. High among these is the ability to plan and command expeditions.

Find and purchase Frigates to add them to your fleet. With the aid of the freighter's Navigator, find profitable expeditions for your fleet.

Expeditions are highly lucrative, and offer the opportunity for rare and exotic rewards.


The mission begins once the player has finished the process of acquiring their first freighter. The player must first use the bridge's central console to inspect the freighter's current complement of frigates and discover its specialisation (Combat, Exploration, Industrial or Trade).

Once the player has been informed of what is at their disposal, they must then speak to the freighter's Navigator and attempt to send their frigate(s) on an expedition. The Navigator will inform the player that Fleet Command Rooms are required before this can be done; in order to proceed, the player will need to exit the bridge and build the requisite room within the building area of the freighter.

Once the room is built, the player must use its terminal to acquire the blueprints for Frigate Fuel (50 Tonnes), Frigate Fuel (100 Tonnes) and Frigate Fuel (200 Tonnes). In addition to the blueprints, the terminal will also grant a single unit of Frigate Fuel (200 Tonnes) --- the player should place this fuel in freighter inventory, then talk to the Navigator once more and send their frigate fleet on an expedition.

Once the expedition has begun, the player will be directed toward the Fleet Command Room again to learn how to check in on fleets mid-expedition. After that, the player is free to pass the remaining expedition time as they wish. The mission concludes once the expedition ends and the player has used the Fleet Command Room to debrief the fleet's commander and claim expedition rewards.

Disclaimer: If a player either forgets or chooses to skip the Freighter Command Mission, that player is unable to restart the mission. Since this is the only way to obtain the Frigate Fuel (100 Tonnes) and Frigate Fuel (200 Tonnes) blueprints, there are currently no workarounds regarding the issue.


Release history[]

  • NEXT - Added as a secondary mission.
  • NEXT 1.64 - Fixed an issue where players could fail to learn the Frigate Fuel blueprints at the correct time.