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Star Citizen Alpha 3.17.1b PTU.8070519 Patch Notes

Alpha Patch 3.17.1b has been released to the PTU, and is now available to test! Patch should now show: VERSION 3.17.1-PTU.8070519.

It is strongly recommended that players delete their USER and Shader folders 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. The Shader folders can be found here %localappdata%Star Citizen.

Database Reset: No
Long Term Persistence: Enabled
Pledge Copy: Enabled
Starting aUEC: 15,000,000

Please monitor sc-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

  • General gameplay
  • Scorpius
  • Fleet Week Event Testing

Fleet Week Updates

We plan on running the Fleet Week Expo Halls (minus the Drake hall) and Javelin Tour/Flyby tonight starting shortly after we release to PTU

Any other events/missions around Orison are not intended at this time and are in an incomplete state

  • Expo Hall Lighting, Asset, and LOD Polish Pass
  • Bug fixed – Javelin Tour – AI appear to walk into some walls and barriers after the event has been up for a long period of time or if the server is under heavy load
  • Bug fixed – Javelin Tour – Javelin Tour will not start unless a player is within close proximity to where the Javelin would spawn at Baijini Point and Port Tressler
  • Bug fixed – Javelin Tour – Fixed an issue causing NPCs to double inside the Javelin
  • Bug fixed – Javelin Tour – The Javelin Tour & Bengal Fly-By event location does not appear on the Players Starmap / Skyline App
  • Bug fixed – Expo Hall – Vision Center shuttle departs early, before players can board / get off

Known Issues

After reviewing data and feedback from players we have decided to keep the current Scorpius flight tuning for now

  • The Platinum Bay shops at the reststops will temporarily have the generic depot attract screen on them until the proper Platinum Bay attract screen is created
  • Orison – The AR Marker for the Players designated landing area only appears when the Player gets within a close proximity to the Spaceport
  • Ships can explode after players exit them
  • While docked to a Starfarer the Valkyrie will continuously tilt instead of remaining stationary
  • Damage to player health can become delayed and can trigger after the player has fully healed themselves
  • The Argo Raft’s elevator controls cannot be interacted with from either inside deck
  • A ship’s targeting pip may be missing or disappear for some players; they cannot be targeted when this happens
  • Character’s head, mobiGlas, and other equipment can sometimes go missing after being released from Klescher
  • Medical beacon will not complete mission/payment when player is brought back from incapacitation
  • Coffee Vendor is Unresponsive

Feature Updates

Ships and Vehicles

  • Scorpius Fuel Use Balance Pass

Bug Fixes

  • Hull A should no longer have ReplaceMe Balls and stray assets
  • It should no longer be possible for players to arrest themselves when dying with the Call To Arms mission active
  • Scorpius Turret Guns should now be able to be swapped out correctly
  • Fixed an issue causing 300 Series ships to consume hydrogen fuel at a higher than intended rate
  • Fixed an issue causing torpedoes to prematurely detonate before reaching max lock-on range
  • There should no longer be a pocket of vacuum between the Carrack Captain’s bedroom and the adjoining bathroom


  • Fixed 2 Server Crashes
  • Fixed multiple backend service memory issues

Patch News

Patch Watch


New ship & vehicle

Patch List





3.17.1 EVOCATI

3.17.1 OPEN PTU

3.17.1 LIVE

3.17.2 EVOCATI

3.17.2 PTU WAVE 1

3.17.2 PTU WAVE 2

3.17.2 PTU OPEN

3.17.2 LIVE

3.17.2 PTU OPEN

3.17.2 LIVE

3.17.3 EVOCATI

3.17.3 PTU WAVE 2

3.17.3 LIVE

3.17.4 PTU OPEN

3.17.5 PTU WAVE 1

3.17.5 LIVE


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