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Star Citizen Alpha 3.16.0b PTU.7903114 Patch Notes

Alpha Patch 3.16.0b has been released to Evocati, and is now available to test! Patch should now show: VERSION 3.16.0-PTU.7903114.

It is strongly recommended that players delete their USER folder for the Public client after patching, particularly if you start encountering any odd character graphical issues or crash on loading. The USER folder can be found (in default installations) at C:Program FilesRoberts Space IndustriesStarCitizenPTU.

Database Reset: Yes
Long Term Persistence: Enabled
Pledge Copy: Disabled
Starting aUEC: 15,000,000

The current build is under NDA
Please log out then back in on the issue council site to see the Evocati environment there. Please make sure to only select the Evocati 3.15 environment when creating IC reports while the builds are Evocati only

Please monitor etf-testing-chat in spectrum for updates and testing instructions.

USER.cfg settings: r_displaySessionInfo = 1

Note: This patch does not contain all of the intended features, which will be added iteratively to the notes as they become available. Additionally, some features may be implemented in a partial state and as such are not ready for testing. When those features reach a playable state they will be detailed on the notes and added to the “Testing Focus”. Please issue council all issues related to those in testing focus and in general gameplay.

Testing Focus

  • Gravlev Rework
  • Atmospheric Bounties

Known Issues

  • Ships can explode after players exit them
  • When a player QT’s to a short orbital location on certain planets and moons, they will fly through the planet and die
  • Argo Mole Mining laser attachments spawn inside the ship preventing use of mining arms
  • There are multiple doors offering only close options, preventing exterior doors being opened (Including Grim HEX Hab doors)
  • Ships sometimes wont appear in the VMA app unless the player spawns the ship first then spawns a different ship after, only then the ship will appear in VMA
  • Cannot Repair, Refuel, Restock at LEOs
  • Medical bed not healing injury
  • Character’s head, mobiGlas, and other equipment are missing after being released from Klescher
  • Bounty hunter mission may stall indefinitely if leaving the area before it updates on a slow server
  • EZHabs in Everus Harbor have no atmosphere and will asphyxiate players with no suit
  • Bed logging on a moon or planet – ship falls through surface
  • There is a high chance selling commodities at admin kiosks will fail
  • Hammerhead doors to turrets may not open for players if they leave the seat during QT, trapping them inside
  • The Emergency Elevators do not send a valid player to the hospital once the Admit Patients UI has been activated, remains stuck on “Checking Availability”
  • Multiple Heavy Armor Arms Clip/Partially Obscure some of the mobiGlas Icons
  • Weapon will not holster

Feature Updates


Gravlev Polish

Reduced max speed of Gravlev vehicles and tweaked reference gravity down. Updated Gravlev to include intoxication setup.

Atmospheric Bounties

The addition of flying bounties in atmosphere to all Stanton (1,2,3,4), allowing the player to now fight AI bounty targets above planetary locations. These can be in areas above Caves, Derelicts, Junksites, Outposts, and UGFs.
Updated rep for Infiltrate and defend missions to not punish on player abandon due to the spawn times

Major Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue that could block players from QTing to surface locations on planets and moons
  • Elevator should no longer appear in the entrance to the tram station from the lobby in New Babbage
  • Players should no longer load back into ship beds inside invisible collision after logging out on planet surfaces
  • Exiting Gravlev vehicle should no longer sometimes cause players to fling up into the air
  • Fixed an issue that was disabling the character customization button after the first character was saved
  • Fixed an issue casing spawned ships to spawn in, clipping the platform and flip up at an odd angle
  • Fixed Merits After Deposit’ not shown on Mineral Deposit terminal progress bar while in prison
  • Minable Rocks should no longer have a small hit box which caused the mining UI to have a hard time tracking the progress of the mining process


Fixed 2 Client Crashes
Fixed 3 Server Crashes

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