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This Week in Star Citizen 36/2023

Happy Monday, everyone!

Last week saw the dramatic conclusion of Ship Showdown 2953, which culminated in an intense battle between two Drake newcomers, the Corsair and the Vulture. The community has spoken and declared that the Corsair has truly stolen the people’s hearts by crowning it the ultimate champion in this year’s edition of the biggest annual smackdown in the ‘verse! In celebration of the win, the Corsair will be available to all backers to Free-Fly through September, and we can’t help but notice the serendipity of this charismatic explorer being the one to accompany the upcoming Pirate Week!

On the Alpha 3.20 front, the team is hard at work tightening the nuts and bolts on this patch that will bring about some exciting new features and a plethora of quality-of-life improvements, which you can read about in our Patch Watch post. We’re thrilled about this update and hope to have this in your hands shortly! As a reminder, Alpha 3.20 will also see the sunsetting of one of the most iconic locations in Star Citizen as we usher in a new era, with Seraphim Station replacing Port Olisar. You still have some time to visit Port Olisar to say your goodbyes, and for those who do, you’ll be awarded a commemorative Spectrum badge (more details can be found on Spectrum).

We’re less than 6 weeks away from this year’s big CitizenCon event! With more than twice the attendees of our last show, this is shaping up to be our biggest event yet. There’s still tickets available, which you can pick up here, and if you can’t make it out, fear not, as you can still enjoy the show from the comfort of your own home (Pico slippers not included) live on Also, if you’re looking to celebrate from home, make sure to pick up this year’s exclusive Digital Goodies Pack!

We’re excited to share more details about this year’s event soon, including the schedule, ticket distribution, and more; stay tuned! We can’t wait to see you!

Lastly, this weekend has multiple Bar Citizens happening from Texas, USA, to Coimbra, Portugal. And if you’re in Vienna, Austria, on Saturday, come join the team on our next stop of the Bar Citizen World Tour! You can always visit to find out about happenings near you, or even register your own.

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

On Tuesday, delve into the little Humanity knew about the San’tok.yāi before Aopoa’s surprising announcement that it would be exported to the UEE in the Narrative team’s latest Whitley’s Guide post.

Wednesday brings the latest development updates with August’s Monthly Reports for both Star Citizen and Squadron 42. Don’t forget to subscribe to the Squadron 42 newsletter here.

This ThursdayInside Star Citizen returns with a special two-part Design Brief detailing the future of cargo careers. If you’ve seen prior Design Brief shows, you’ll know they’re light on visuals but big on the details of work going forward. PLUS: Meet the new North American Persistent Universe team that’s making it! Also this Thursday, it’s time to hoist the black flag for Pirate Week!

Friday’s episode of Star Citizen Live is a Q&A show with the Vehicle Gameplay team (formerly the Vehicle Experience team). They’ll be answering questions from the community live on our Twitch channel starting at 15:00 UTC / 8 am Pacific, so don’t forget to include yours on the Spectrum thread. You can also expect the weekly RSI Newsletter delivered to your inbox.

Fly low, and fly fast!

Freyja Vanadis

Associate Community Manager



  • This Week in Star Citizen


  • Lore Post – Whitley’s Guide: San’tok.yāi


  • August 2023 Star Citizen Monthly Report
  • August Squadron 42 Monthly Report (via Newsletter)



  • Weekly Newsletter
  • Star Citizen Live – 15:00 UTC / 8:00 am Pacific (
  • Pirate Week


  • Bar Citizen World Tour – Austria, Vienna
  • Pirate Week


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