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 822 A.S., 21 years after Trent saved humanity and Sirius continues tearing itself apart with various wars. While the conflict between Liberty and Rheinland may be near an end, tensions are still strong between the two. Hessians, togther with the Bundschuh, have created greater unrest within Rheinland by taking control of Dresden. Omegas remain fractured between the remnant Coalition, their allies, and the Corsairs. In the Omicrons, the Order is still struggling in its recovery from the loss of Toledo, while the Core gains strength and Nomads bide their time. At home, a three way civil war is imminent for Kusari. Yet these conflicts are, at best, mediocre in comparison to what has crushed Bretonia's defenses and now has eyes set on Liberty; Gallia. The relatively new French foe may have a fair share of internal problems to deal with, but they continue their war undaunted.