Discovery mod is a full-scale expansion pack for Freelancer focused on continuing the story started in the vanilla campaign via the roleplay-driven multiplayer server an community forums. The mod and community currently host the most active remaining multiplayer experience for Freelancer and the mod introduces many new features including but not limited to new ship classes and types, ship equipment, player owned (and built) bases, jumpdrives, cloaking devices and equipment manufacturing as well as the ability to create, run and maintain player-led factions that shape, contribute and are a part of the ingame roleplay environment. This multiplayer-focused mod allows players to immerse themselves in the Freelancer world some time after the Nomad War from the singleplayer experience.
The year is 818 A.S. and war is everywhere. 17 years after Trent saved humanity and one year since Episode 13 took place, a Sirius-wide war is being waged. Liberty has dealt a deadly blow to Rheinland, seizing invaluable research while continuing to dominate their ever enlarging battlefield. Omega space shakes under the growing power of the Corsairs and Hessians, as both forces take advantage of Rheinland's weakening position. Calls for an all out war with the once grand House are becoming more frequent and not only in the halls of the Corsairs. The Omicrons are facing a rapid power change as both the Bounty Hunters and Order forces suffer what could only be described as a catastrophe. However, even these brutal wars pale in comparison to the raw power that Bretonia is finding itself faced with. It is not a Kusarian foe that threatens to destroy Queen Carina's home, it is a French foe.