In Star Citizen, you can be whoever you want and explore the stars on your own terms. You can mine ore, haul cargo, hunt bounties, become a mercenary, or even take up a life of crime. Fly and drive a vast variety of vehicles and play how you want to play - the possibilities are endless.
Starting August 15, join the annual community competition to determine the vehicle worthy of the title Best in Show in this year’s Ship Showdown! Show your love of your favorite ships by creating something awesome featuring your vessel of choice and submit it to the Community Hub or on Twitter using #SCShipShowdown to give a chance to make it to the Top 16 bracket! Only one vehicle can be crowned the winner, will it be yours? Check out the announcement on Spectrum for more details.
Read on, bold adventurer, for tips on getting started, how to join our thriving community, and resources to improve your skills.
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As you take your first steps into the expansive Star Citizen universe, you might be wondering where to find your ship. Fear not. You’ve come to the right place.
Initially, there’s a lot to take in. But don’t worry, there’s no right or wrong way to play Star Citizen. The entire point is immersing yourself in the game world. Stanton is vast, and it’s easy to get lost simply traversing the spaceport. Slow down, relax, and get acclimated to your surroundings and the controls.
When you’re ready to take to the skies and see what else is out there, you’ll want to find your ship. Follow our detailed Getting Started guide to help you do just that.
Star Citizen currently takes place in the Stanton system, a corporate-controlled commerce hub filled with near-limitless opportunity (additional systems are currently in development). There are four planets and twelve moons in Stanton, each with their own points of interest. From massive cities to small outposts, busy space stations to creepy cave systems, blizzard-kissed mountains to sprawling tundra, there’s plenty to see. Spool up your quantum drive and explore wherever and however you want.
Now that you’re out there exploring the ‘verse, it’s time to earn some credits. One way to do this is to run a mission. Open your mobiGlas (F1), navigate to your mission manager, and accept any available mission in one of many categories, from exciting high-stakes parcel delivery to earning your stripes as a bounty hunter. Consult our Missions and Contracts guide for more details.
Completing these missions earns credits that can be used to purchase a wide variety of items from shops found at most space stations and landing zones. Weapons, armor, clothing, ship parts, components, and even ships and vehicles are available for in-game purchase.
The best way to learn the tricks of the trade is from the citizens who have already mastered them. The Guide System gives you an easy way to find knowledgeable members of the community to help you get started or hone your skills in a particular role or profession.
No matter your style of play, the Welcome Hub is a one-stop shop when it comes to getting started. Alongside the Guide System, there are a wealth of tutorials and how-tos to kickstart your personal journey into the Stanton system. Looking for a deeper dive on something specific? Our in-depth Knowledge Base has all the detail you could ask for on anything from controls to in-game reputation.
Getting an error when trying to log in? These things can happen, especially during massive events. The Status Page gives you an overview of the Persistent Universe, matchmaking, and platform along with reports of any outages.
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Emergent gameplay refers to situations, scenarios, and events that happen either organically or are planned by the community, rather than the developers. Being an open universe, Star Citizen has no shortage of these!
From in-game racing competitions and large-scale player-vs-player battles to roleplay events, the community employs the robust systems and mechanics of Star Citizen to create unique ways to play.
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The Star Citizen community is always buzzing with activity, and there are a few places where you can see what they’re up to. Spectrum is your go-to place to discuss the game, find an organization, or just chat with fellow citizens. The Community Hub highlights the amazing creations the community has made, including videos, galleries, livestreams, podcasts, and more.
Whether you’re looking to make a name hunting bounties, join a convoy of cargo haulers, or crew up to explore the stars, the easiest way to find like-minded citizens is to join an Organization. Organizations are groups of players with their own distinct story, look, and goals. Each one has an archetype and a selection of activities that they focus on. Check out the Organizations section of Spectrum and join one today, or check out our Organizations hub for more info if you aren't quite ready to join up.
With the release of Alpha 3.17.2, the capacity of servers is doubling to 100 players per server, allowing more pilots to participate in large-scale dynamic events, community events, PvP encounters, and more. This change is a meaningful and crucial step towards the full experience of our shared massive universe, and we're happy to report that the team is making excellent progress.
The dreaded Nine Tails gang has taken commercial platforms in the idyllic cloud city of Orison. Rally the troops and take back the city and the skies in the latest pulse-pounding Star Citizen dynamic event. Check out the Siege of Orison landing page for details on both when the event kicks off and how to get started.
Brand new points of interest, built out of derelict Aegis Reclaimers, have been scattered throughout the Stanton system in this update. Explore floating wrecks and uncover the mysteries within, but stay on your toes as you’re not the only one looking for loot. Plus, venture into the overgrown Reclaimer settlement on the surface of microTech, filled with missions, loot, and hostile AI galore.
To complement the new points of interest in Stanton, new features have been added to the AI that you’ll encounter on your adventures. AI NPC characters can now be found walking on planet surfaces, as well as reinforcing their fallen comrades in NPC-controlled dropships, further adding to the challenges you’ll face in the ‘verse.