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This Week in Star Citizen 42/2022

Happy Monday, everyone!

The results are in! John Crewe’s Pick a Ship Challenge has ended, and the winning manufacturer to make a large civilian mining vessel is…Roberts Space Industries! Thank you all for voting for your favorite, and if you missed any part of CitizenCon, the full presentation is now live on our YouTube channel.

Don’t forget! We’re running a bevy of contests for both CitizenCon and Halloween, so check the pinned posts in the General section of Spectrum and get your submissions in for a chance at an in-game ship, a Tobii Eye Tracker, or even a real-life ship model.

Alpha 3.18

Our next major update, Alpha 3.18, has begun testing with our Evocati group. This test has proven successful in narrowing down the hurdles that need to be tackled before we open this patch to a wider PTU, and we want to give special thanks to all of those who hopped in.

In a previous Roadmap Roundup, we shared that Alpha 3.18 is targeting a November first-half release just ahead of this year’s Intergalactic Aerospace Expo (IAE). After more consideration, especially when evaluating data from our recent Evocati test, we have decided to spend just a few more weeks and target early December for a live release instead. This change will not impact the IAE which will now release in Alpha 3.17.4 patch. This will all be reflected in our next Roadmap update on October 26, but we wanted to communicate early.

We greatly appreciate your patience as we continue to march forward toward getting one of our largest technical hurdles out the door and into your hands. As always, we’ll keep you updated along the way.

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

Tuesday brings the latest Lore Post from the Narrative Team, titled Far From Home: Whispers in the Walls. An exhausted Old Jegger shares an unsettling tale.

Since its reveal at CitizenCon, you’ve submitted all your burning questions on Crusader’s latest concept, the Spirit. The Vehicle team has answered the top queries, which will be coming to you in a Q&A Comm-Link on Wednesday.

This Thursday, there won’t be an episode of Inside Star Citizen as the show is on its quarterly hiatus until October 27.

And on Friday, we’ll experiment with a new format for Star Citizen Live onboard The Only Constant, the new Constellation Phoenix filmset. On the show this week, Jared talks to team members about the new vehicles and Master Mode changes from CitizenCon, and a trio of programmers from EUPU currently working on hull scraping and resource management. You can catch all that at 8am Pacific / 3pm UTC on

You’ll also see an update to the Subscriber Vault and the weekly RSI Newsletter delivered to your inbox. 

Have a stellar week both in and out of the ‘verse!

Jake Bradley
Community Manager



  • This Week in Star Citizen


  • Lore Post – Far From Home: Whispers in the Walls


  • Crusader Spirit Q&A



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