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This Week in Star Citizen 33/2023

Happy Monday, everyone!

Citizens, brace yourselves as phase 2 of the biggest annual space smackdown, Ship Showdown, is about to begin! That’s right, it’s almost time for the intense, daily head-to-head battles between the top 16 ships that YOU, the community, have chosen. We’ve seen a tremendous amount of fantastic content flood the Community Hub and social channels; your creativity seems to know no bounds and never fails to astound us! For phase 2, your votes matter to ensure the survival of your favorites past their brackets, and the top 8 will be available to test-fly for free starting August 31, so don’t forget to weigh in every day.

Gamescom is also right around the corner, and we’re looking forward to taking every opportunity we can to meet all the Star Citizen fans making the trip to Cologne, Germany, so there will be not one, not two, but THREE Bar Citizens this week! Join your fellow Star Citizens and members of the CIG team at the following locations:

Thursday, August 24, 2023, at 6pm
BON – Brauhaus ohne Namen

Friday, August 25, 2023, at 6pm
BON – Brauhaus ohne Namen

Saturday, August 26, 2023, at 4pm
Brauwelt Köln

Check out the Gamescom Bar Citizen post for all the details if you’re interested in attending! Please note that, as the venues have limited capacity, entrance will be on a first come, first served basis.

Pssst… We hear that the Community team has exclusive goodies to hand out (maybe even some bodacious Banu baubles), so don’t hesitate to come and say hi!

Now, let’s see what’s going on this week:

Tuesday, the Narrative Team brings us Life/Labor: The Secret History of Hurston Dynamics, which first appeared in Jump Point issue 10.7. Hurston’s hospital was named after her, but was Maria Wharton a saint or sanctimonious?

This Wednesday sees the latest Roadmap Update accompanied by its complementary Roadmap Roundup, so be sure to check those out for a glimpse of what’s coming down the road.

Inside Star Citizen and Star Citizen Live will be on pause this week as the team will be attending Gamescom. But fear not, no content will be lost, and we’ll still have the same number of episodes planned for this season. We’re just shifting the video schedule for the next 2 months by a week, and there will be a smaller gap between the last episode of ISC and CitizenCon! The shows will return next week for more behind-the-scenes looks at development.

On Friday, you’ll find our weekly RSI Newsletter directly delivered to your inbox, plus Subscribers can also look forward to Jump Point magazine’s August issue.

For all you votaries of velocity, get your racing fix on Saturday with XGR Division Pro Series 3, where participants blitz around Baijini with their Mustangs. Catch it live on Twitch from 18:00 UTC / 11 am Pacific.

Fly low, and fly fast!

Freyja Vanadis
Associate Community Manager



  • This Week in Star Citizen
  • Ship Showdown – Phase One


  • Lore Post – Life/Labor: The Secret History of Hurston Dynamics


  • Roadmap Update
  • Roadmap Roundup
  • Ship Showdown – Top 16 Announced


  • Ship Showdown – Phase Two
  • Bar Citizen World Tour @ Gamescom – Cologne, Germany

FRIDAY,  AUGUST 25, 2023

  • Weekly Newsletter
  • Jump Point August Issue for Subscribers
  • Ship Showdown – Phase Two
  • Bar Citizen World Tour @ Gamescom – Cologne, Germany



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