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May 18th 2020

This Week in Star Citizen
May 18th, 2020

Hello everyone!

This is it! Invictus Launch Week is here!

From May 22 to June 1, we’ll honor those in the Navy and other armed forces for their tireless service, with high-flying public demonstrations from the UEE Naval fleet, a special display from the 999th Squadron, epic firework shows, and more.

Last week, we shared the Invictus Launch Week Guide, that aimed to help you find your way to the Bevic Convention Center in Area18, ArcCorp, where the galaxy’s top vehicle and defense manufacturers will showcase their state-of-the-art technology.

Today, we’ve published a schedule that details the ships that will be available to everyone to fly for free each day. This will help you get the most from this awesome display of military might and combat engineering, so check it out, plan your visit, and take in the biggest and most dangerous military vehicles the ‘verse has to offer.

Watch the Invictus Launch Week 2950 Teaser here.

While the naval fleet makes their way through Stanton and the manufacturers make their vessels ready for boarding, we’ll also kick off two community contests. One will demand your most breathtaking flight performances, while the other challenges you to help the UEE find new recruits! So, no matter if you want to demonstrate your ace pilot abilities or get crafty to support the UEE Navy, everyone will have a chance to win some fantastic vessels.

The Invictus Launch Week offers a myriad of exciting events and experiences, so make sure to share them with your friends and families using the #Invictus2950 hashtag!

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

As mentioned above, today we published the Invictus Launch Week schedule, so you can start planning your Free Fly already!

On Tuesday, the Narrative Team will publish a former subscriber exclusive Portfolio piece about Rest & Relax. If you´re wondering whether space has more stars or R&R stations, this is where you might find the answer! Also on Tuesday, we’ll catch up with Brian Chambers for another Squadron 42 video update, and to cap off the day, we’ll release a bit more info about the short & midterm plans for ship paints.

*UPDATE: We ran into some editorial issues with the SQ42 update video so won’t have this out today. Cue the jokes about delay – we know! We’ll get this one out soon. Thanks for your patience!

On Thursday, we welcome the latest episode of Inside Star Citizen, our weekly look behind the scenes of Star Citizen development.

On Friday, you’ll see a Roadmap update and Roundup, an update to the Subscriber Vault, and the RSI Newsletter delivered to your inbox. We’ll also welcome a new episode of Star Citizen Live, which will broadcast on our Star Citizen Twitch channel at 9:30am PDT/4:30pm UTC. This week, we’ll have Vehicle Pipeline Director John Crewe, Senior Systems Designer Richard Towler, and Senior Gameplay Programmer David Colson on the show for a Vehicle Roundtable. Oh… and of course, FLEET WEEK!

We will see you at the event!

Ulf Kuerschner
Lead Community Manager

The Weekly Community Content Schedule

MONDAY, MAY 18th, 2020
            This Week in Star Citizen   
            Invictus Launch Week Free Fly Schedule   

TUESDAY, MAY 19th, 2020
            Lore Post – Portfolio: Rest & Relax   
            Paints and You!   
            Squadron 42 Video Update (Rescheduled – See above)   (

WEDNESDAY, MAY 20th, 2020

THURSDAY, MAY 21st, 2020
            Inside Star Citizen      (

FRIDAY, MAY 22nd, 2020
            Beginning of Invictus Launch Week   
            Star Citizen Live   (
            Roadmap Update   (
            Roadmap Roundup   
            Subscriber Vault Update   
            Weekly Newsletter   

Weekly Wisdom: Welcome Citizens!

Welcome to Star Citizen, adventurers. You’ve arrived at an exciting time: Invictus Launch Week.

From May 22 until June 1, you can launch into the ‘verse and test-fly the Empire’s best military-inspired ships for free. All you have to do is to create an RSI account, download the game and join in on the fun!

If this is your first Star Citizen rodeo, then head to the Welcome Hub, where you can read about the game in our comprehensive knowledge-base and watch our updated community tutorials to guide you through your first steps in the ‘verse.

Community MVP: MAY 18th, 2020

We're constantly amazed by the contributions made by the Star Citizen community. Whether it's fan art, a cinematic, YouTube guide, or even a 3D print of your favorite ship, we love it all! Every week, we select one piece of content submitted to the Community Hub and highlight it here. The highlighted content creator will be awarded an MVP badge on Spectrum and be immortalized in our MVP section of the Hub.

Don’t forget to submit your content to our Community Hub for a chance at seeing it here!

EDGE | Trailer by ln_nova

ln_nova shared the trailer for their upcoming Star Citizen video named "Edge". Filming is still in full swing, but this little sneak peek is already looking super promising.

Watch the teaser video on the Community Hub

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