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Star Citizen Alpha 3.18.0b EPTU.8296278 Patch Notes

Alpha Patch 3.18.0b has been released to Evocati, and is now available to test! Patch should now show: VERSION 3.18.0-EPTU.8296278.

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 Files\Roberts Space Industries\StarCitizen\EPTU.

Database Reset: Yes
Long Term Persistence: Enabled
Pledge Copy: Disabled
Starting aUEC: N/A

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 3.18 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

  • Salvage – Hull Scraping
  • Platform Assault on Orison
  • Security Post Kareah Reactivation
  • Courier Delivery Missions Update
  • Sandbox Prison Activities
  • Sand Caves
  • Daymar Crash Site
  • Stanton Racetrack Locations
  • Greycat PTV Race Track
  • New Rivers

Known Issues

  • Cargo/Selling of commodities is not in a completed state for testing just yet so many locations around Stanton will not be able to detect the ship on terminals when buying/selling at this time
  • Inventory – Equipment – Equipped items are lost from character after 30k
  • Character Customizer – Stuck on “Saving Character” on the Front End menu after the first time joining PU
  • Invisible ship present in the spaceport / IAE halls when entering the server for the first time
  • PES – Core Tech – Characters not properly stowed after logout ; able to be observed while not logged in by other accounts
  • Multivehicle – VMA – Vehicles / Ship Components / UI – Unable to customize any ship within the Vehicle Loadout Manager
  • ASOP terminal hangs on “Please wait while your vehicle is being delivered”
  • Locations / Hurston/Lorville – Commodity Kiosk – UI – UI may become blurry/illegible while in use
  • Load / Location – More than one player can load into a habitat bed at the same time
  • Transit – Elevators and Trams are “Jittery” during transit of Player Character
  • Derelict – Missing Salvage Wrecks
  • UI / Vehicle HUD – It is possible for the Vehicle HUD to vanish for the player during flight and combat
  • Stanton – Interactions – Terminals are not responsive and some are not resetting
  • Performance – 3rd person Camera – Massive stutter when using external view / F4 view for first time
  • Vulture pitches down in atmosphere when locking pitch/yaw
  • The Corsair does not respond to either Expand Configuration or Retract Configuration bindings
  • Orison – Mission Content / Locations – A hostile AI is stuck inside a wall at HMR-A and one hostile appears missing at BWD-G for Bounty Assignment: Neal Garrison mission
  • Inventory / Loot Boxes – Loot Boxes will Disappear on Approach or after Opening
  • Multiple Locations – Actor Feature / UI – Medical – Player unable to heal injuries in med bed

Feature Updates

Ships and Vehicles

Vulture Polish Pass

Core Tech

Gen12 Rendering performance pass

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue causing client crash recovery to not function as intended
  • Fixed an issue causing reputation to not be gained when completing missions
  • Visor fog effects should no longer be much more intense with Gen12 turned on and completely blur vision once the player has wiped their visor
  • Fixed an issue when causing interaction prompts to appear from much too far when interacting with lots of various FPS items
  • The UI Elements of the Vulture’s Lower Salvage UI should no longer be much smaller than intended
  • Fixed an issue causing some Crusader AI to not spawn at Security Post Kareah
  • Fixed an issue causing player to be unable to control their character after dying, force closing the client, and then reloading back into PU
  • Daymar Crash Site should no longer be missing many Assets and textures
  • Players should no longer spawn in without a body when loading into PU from a client crash
  • Ejecting inside a hangar should no longer leave ship wreckage on pad with collision issues
  • ReplaceMe textures and shadows should no longer be seen in sand caves


  • Fixed 8 Client Crashes
  • Fixed 2 Server Crashes
  • Fixed Multiple GPU crashes

Patch News

Patch Watch


New ship & vehicle

Patch List






3.18.1 OPEN PTU

3.18.1 LIVE

3.18.2 OPEN PTU


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