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Star Citizen Alpha 3.18.2 PTU.8435197 Patch Notes

Alpha Patch 3.18.2 has been released to the PTU, and is now available to test! Patch should now show: VERSION 3.18.2-PTU.8435197.

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 Files\Roberts Space Industries\StarCitizen\PTU. The Shader folders can be found here C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\Star Citizen.

Database Reset: Yes
Long Term Persistence: Disabled
Pledge Copy: Enabled

Please monitor sc-testing-chat in spectrum for updates and testing instructions.
USER.cfg settings: r_displaySessionInfo = 1

Testing Focus

  • General Stability and Bugfixes

Known Issues

  • Dumpers Depot has nothing for sale
  • Selling multiples of some items can fail with error Invalid Mineable Entry
  • Game clients may close without error or crash handler
  • ASOP Terminals are unusable and fade to black when accessed
  • Harvestable Deposits may be invisible to players, cause collisions or become unavailable for scanning, mining or salvage gameplay
  • The Trams are out of sync with the station timers, causing trams to overlap or not appear on time
  • Elevators and Trams are “Jittery” during transit of Player Character
  • When flying near another ship, ship seems to hit an invisible box that kicks it in random directions
  • Cargo may be invisible in multiple ships after being purchased
  • Unable to view ships inventory through NikNax
  • When attempting to start a refinery job, players receive the following error ; Something went wrong (Error code: 20)
  • Security Contractor Evaluation is not re-offered upon failure
  • Combat Service Beacon Progress / Rating inconsistent on missions
  • Security Work Assesment Remaining Hostile NPCs Not Spawning In
  • PTV wheels at the Orison BTR area can clip into geometry and become detached from vehicle
  • The snub fighter attached to Constellations lacks interaction prompts to enter it, making it unusable
  • Some ship wreckage erroneously give “No Material” text and do not let you salvage
  • Markers Will Randomly Disappear After Quantum Travel With No Route Set
  • The NPC Coffee Vendor is missing from the various ‘Coffee To Go’ stalls located throughout Stanton

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue causing players to take damage when using certain ship seats
  • Fixed – Actor Feature / Network – Players in a given instance may experience a response latency of up to dozens of seconds for interactions
  • Fixed – Mission Content / AI – Bounty Missions – Streaming accompanying AI in and out again after main target has been neutralized makes them idle
  • Fixed – Area18 – Locations / Art – The ships traveling along the highway in Area18 point upright as they move
  • Fixed – Salvage – Spawn Rates of Salvagable entities is substantially higher than intended (Should hopefully no longer see areas with many duplicated salvage ships in a cluster)


  • Fixed 2 Server Crashes
  • Fixed 1 Server Deadlock

Patch News

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3.18.1 OPEN PTU

3.18.1 LIVE

3.18.2 OPEN PTU


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