So I just read you can get a free freighter by helping one out that is under attack by Pirates. I had one of those but I don’t remember being invited on board by the Captain. Now they are gone. Did I miss my chance to get one?
I think it’s still possible. Here’s some stuff to read through.
Nah, in fact the game will produce an unreasonable amount of freighter attacks until you accept one. It’s kind of annoying if you don’t want a freighter…
Yeah. Just keep warping into new systems. Make sure to answer the comms after defeating all the pirates. After getting the Freighter you want, you can choose to ignore any pirate attacks after that but you will have to boost away to get out of fighting range and continue to stay out of range or you will be attacked. If you choose to fight in the other battles, you can ignore the Captain’s invitation to come aboard or you can go aboard and gather some chromatic metal as a reward or you can check out the Freighter and exchange it with the one you already have. Any building you did will reset. It will not carry over to the new Freighter.
A freighter Space Battle will happen after every 3+ hours of in-game time (cumulative) and 5 warps. As long as you do not own a freighter yet, the one on offer after defeating all pirates, will be free. The first time this will happen, it will always be a low class system type freighter. After the first, it will always be a Sentinel type or Venator type (so called capital) freighter. So if that is what you are after for free, decline the first freighter.
A ‘capital’ freighter will always be the same look for the system you are in. The stats and class will however be RNG. As soon as you enter a system and a Space Battle triggers, you can land in the Space Station to jump out of your ship, to save. With that save you can reload the battle as often as you like. This can be used to ‘farm’ for the stats and class you want. You just have to do the battle over and over until you possibly get an S-class. This can however take a long time, with some unlucky players having reported 100+ battles before finally getting S-class. So keep that in mind
What does an S class freighter have that an A or B doesn’t?
I can not say with authority, but it gives you a bonus when you send out your frigates. I have added enough upgrades to hide what that bonus might be.
Also when I found the freighter that I have it was before you could add storage. At that time the S class usually had more slots.
I have never found an S class freighter in all my games which since 2016 total over 2000hrs
I really hoping it happens so i can get the extra tech slots
The one that I have is the only one I ever found, I’m on my sixth play thru and it has 1400 hours. It might take one of those semi-cheat methods of warping until you find a battle and reload-repeat until the dice roll in your favor. IDK. You can upgrade your tech slots with the augmentation that you get at the end of a derelict freighter mission, my freighter now has all storage and tech slots available. (and it is never enough