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FTL: Faster than Light Advanced Edition expansion detailed

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Honestly, I know very little about FTL: Faster Than Light, except that it makes Zoe froth at the mouth with joy. I do know that the game has done well and more than just one American in my social circle has love for it. FTL is getting a free expansion soon. Here’s what you can find inside of it.

The Subset Games expansion, detailed on the official website as FTL: Advanced Edition, will throw in new systems and subsystems such as hacking, mind control and the clone bay. For those of you who are as clueless as I am on a day to day basis, FTL deals with space, fire and seeing just how much of it is flammable as you struggle to survive in your fragile ship.

New systems such as the clone bay and med bay, will allow players to replace their currently deceased crew members and retain at least some skills. “The goal of the Clone Bay was to really disrupt the core way you play the game,” Ma wrote on the site.

You’ll be able to send crew off into dangerous situations without fear of death. Giant alien spiders will no longer be the terrifying, unstoppable force that you’re used to, since the system can simply revive your crew after the event. But, if a stray missile takes out the system mid-clone, you’ll find death can still be quite permanent. And you probably shouldn’t let your crew ponder too long on the fate of their previous iterations.

Mind control allows for enemies to naturally be converted to your side, while backup batteries toss in some extra power for your ship. There’ll also be a brand new alien race to deal with, that go by the name of the Lanius.

PC, Linux and Mac FTL players who own the game already get the expansion for free, while iPad owners can purchase the original and add-on separately later this year.

Last Updated: February 18, 2014


  1. OMW FTL FTW!!!!

    Can’t wait for the expansion!!!!


  2. Admiral Chief in Vegas

    February 18, 2014 at 20:41

    As a FTL veteran, this is epic news!


    • Matewis Jubilai

      February 18, 2014 at 20:59

      Which means you’ve beaten the game about, say, 5 times? 😉
      FTL is hard, old-school hard. I’ll try it again someday, if only to check out the Star trek mod that everyone is raving about. Come to think about it, a Star Wars mod would also be great where a rebel ship is fleeing the Empire. Then you might pick up/ start with a padawan with a lightsaber skill that you level up by using him/her to board other ships.


      • Willem Swanepoel

        February 19, 2014 at 06:35

        threw my mouse on the ground when my lasers missed for the 6th time in a row and then my ship exploded … FTL is not for the angry people 😉


        • Hammersteyn

          February 19, 2014 at 07:39

          It can get rough out there. The worst is getting to the final boss and dying.


          • Admiral Chief in Vegas

            February 19, 2014 at 07:50

            Or having your top levelled away team perish because you killed them by destroying the ship by mistake and your transporter is not online yet


          • Hammersteyn

            February 19, 2014 at 07:54

            LOL that happens way to often.

      • Admiral Chief in Vegas

        February 19, 2014 at 07:34

        Lol, no, about a hundred times at least, love that little game! Still playing it actually hahaha, daily


  3. Admiral Chief in Vegas

    February 18, 2014 at 20:42

    Hoping for more ships as well!


  4. Admiral Chief in Vegas

    February 18, 2014 at 20:42

    Oh, and to add a WHOLE new edge to the game, install the Star Trek universe mod, new ships, weapons, augmentations, drones etc!


  5. Kensei Seraph Moe Ninja

    February 19, 2014 at 07:27

    Now this is how you’re supposed to do DLC.
    If I didn’t already have it I’d probably buy FTL at the end of the month just to support the devs.

    I’m curious how this will work for the people who got FTL through the Humble Bundle or similiar.
    Will the expansion only be available if they use their Steam key or will they be able to get it for the DRM-free version as well?


    • Admiral Chief in Vegas

      February 19, 2014 at 07:35

      I suspect it will be updated in Steam and then a new release on HB as well


  6. Hammersteyn

    February 19, 2014 at 07:43

    The one thing about this game is one minute you’re cruising through space like Han Solo the next you’re putting out flames and repairing holes in your hull. Excellent value for money this game. Can be hard as hell but victory is very rewarding.


    • Skoobaz

      February 19, 2014 at 10:38

      I have yet to attain victory. So close yet so far…every…time… .. . AAARGH!!!


  7. Alien Emperor Trevor

    February 19, 2014 at 09:02

    This is still sitting on the old backlog.


  8. Rags

    February 19, 2014 at 10:39

    Damn I still haven’t managed to beat the game. Came to the final boss, but I just could not take it down. It was close though!


  9. General JJ the ashamed

    February 19, 2014 at 13:46

    How did I only spot this article now? I love this game!


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