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Star Citizen Alpha 3.18.0i EPTU.8307773 Patch Notes

Alpha Patch 3.18.0i has been released to Evocati, and is now available to test! Patch should now show: VERSION 3.18.0-PTU.8307773.

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 FilesRoberts Space IndustriesStarCitizenEPTU.

Server Region: Us Only
Database Reset: Yes
Long Term Persistence: Enabled
Pledge Copy: Enabled
Starting aUEC: Yes

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.

Bed Logout v1 for PES is now active. Current Design setup: The ‘Log out’ interaction is currently only available if you are the only actor in the ship. When you log out the ship and player are instantly stowed.
New Character Repair tool is now active on the PTU website for testing.

  • Your playing avatar will be re-created.
  • Your spawn point will be reset. (player location will no longer be reset when repairing as of 3.18.0i)
  • You will need to re-customize your character.
  • Inventories, items, currencies, reputation, mission progress will persist.

Testing Focus

  • Physicalized Cargo Refactor
  • 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

  • Destroying a Vanduul ship will cause a client crash
  • Character Customizer – Stuck on “Saving Character” on the Front End menu after the first time joining PU
  • “Self Destruct Cancelled” Audio Clip Plays on Proximity to Landing Zones and Outposts
  • Some areas in the New Babbage Plaza are missing floors and walls
  • Calling a ship on ASOP Kiosk can cause the Center Interaction Area to become unresponsive to further interaction except for the edge of the ASOP Kiosk, Center interaction also unavailable without previously using the ASOP
  • 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
  • External Inventory – Loot Boxes will Eventually Load Indefinitely
  • Inventory / Shopping – Infinite loading after equipping / After buying Tractor Beam Attachment
  • 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

Core Tech

  • Server Performance Optimizations
  • Lorville Performance Optimizations
  • Reduced intensity of generic space dust effect

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed – [CHAR RESET/REPAIR] ERROR Lobby Error (Code 40014) Connection to Session Host Failed
  • Fixed – Personal Inventory – Personal Inventory will load indefinitely after a 30k server crash
  • Fixed – Chaff doesn’t affect a ship’s signature at all when deployed
  • Fixed – Stanton – Combat AI – UGF Missions are missing NPC spawns to complete the mission
  • Fixed – Hull Scraping – Vehicles – Repairing the Vulture does not replace arms or salvage components
  • Fixed – New Babbage – Shop/Design/Locations – Error occurs on item purchase in the pharmacy
  • Fixed – Lorville – Spaceport – Locations / Vehicles – There is an invisible Hammerhead parked in the middle of the ASOP area of Teasa Spaceport
  • Fixed – When attempting to buy Max Cargo of Waste or Scrap to a Drake Cutlass Black or Drake Caterpillar – there’s a chance the commodity kiosk will get stuck on “processing transaction”
  • Fixed – Asteroid FPS Deposits – Mining / Game Code – Asteroid based FPS Deposits cannot be scanned
  • Fixed – PES Ship Bed Logout – After logging out in a ship in “soft death” state, the player is returned to their persistent spawn location on login
  • Fixed – Hull Scraping – Shopping / Selling – Salvage FPS canisters not appearing in Commodity Kiosks
  • Fixed – Aegis Reclaimer – Hull Scraping – Vehicles / UI – The UI circle showing remaining percentage of the targeted point is scaled / offset incorrectly
  • Fixed – Ship Features – GFX / Art / Tech/ VisArea – When the player moves to the front of the Constellation Taurus, the canopy, seats and MFDs all vanish
  • Fixed – Cargo Refactor / Cargo Grid – Ships / Vehicles – Purchasing cargo while a vehicle is present in the cargo grid can cause collision issues
  • Fixed – Commodities / Kiosks – Loose items in a cargo grid do not take up the correct amount of cargo grid space in the Commodity Kiosk
  • Fixed – Klescher Rehabilitation Facility – Law – Locations / Exploit – Players with merits will be struck in an infinite loading screen if they try to use the prison elevator
  • Fixed – Grim Hex / Lorville / Area18 – Low tech hangars are missing spawn closets creating gaps in the hangar interior geometry
  • Fixed – PU – Stanton – Missing person and Missing Persons (crew) Derelict based missions are not showing in contract manager
  • Fixed – PU – Stanton – Commodity Price Alerts journal entry not displaying commodity types
  • Fixed – Area18 / New Babbage / Lorville / Port Olisar – Character / Art / AI – Some male civilian NPC’s around the PU are missing their heads
  • Fixed – Inventory dimensions for 2H Whale are incorrect


  • Fixed 3 Client Crashes
  • Fixed 12 Server Crashes

Patch News

Patch Watch


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Patch List






3.18.1 PTU

3.18.1 LIVE

3.18.2 OPEN PTU


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