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The launcher only shows a 'Play Demo' button, or is asking me to Purchase/Redeem Elite Dangerous.

Updated: Saturday 9th May 2020

If you log in and see either a 'Play Demo' button or message instructing you to purchase/redeem Elite Dangerous, it's because the launcher cannot detect game access.

This will be because of two possibilities:

1. You are logging in with a Frontier account that does not have game access.

Ensure that you're logging in with the same email address/Frontier account that your game access is registered with.

2. You have purchased from a third-party vendor and obtained a faulty game key.

If you suspect this to be the case please submit a ticket to our Customer Support Team.

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