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August 17th 2020

This Week in Star Citizen
August 17, 2020

Happy Monday, everyone!

Last week, we unveiled the Esperia Talon, a single-seat light-fighter infamous for its devastating hit-and-run attacks during the Tevarin Wars. With this recreation, Esperia has reinterpreted the alien controls to work perfectly for Human pilots. Two deadly versions are available, the standard Talon and the missile-equipped Shrike, both of which you won’t have to wait long for as their planned flyable date is December 2020!

Alpha 3.10 Fight & Flight is alive and kicking in the PU, so you can head into the ‘verse to experience the reworked flight system, Greycat ROC, and much more now. We’re currently testing the Alpha 3.10.1 patch on the Test Servers, which will fix some pesky bugs that we discovered with your help in the first days of the live release.

Following the recent release of Alpha 3.10, we extended the Foundation Festival and added even more prizes! But, as all good things must eventually come to an end, you only have two more days (until August 19) to enter for the chance to snag exclusive rewards.

The Where in the ‘Verse is Pico? Contest ended last Saturday and we’re currently sifting through the many phenomenal screenshots of your favorite furry co-pilot. We’ll announce the winners, who will take home a real-life Pico and in-game Greycat ROC, soon!

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

With the last stage of the Imperator election drawing closer, this Tuesday, the Narrative Team will be shining a light on Mira Ngo, the fourth of the final Imperator candidates.

Wednesday brings the monthly Infographic, this time taking a look at the pivotal moments in human history, and an AMA with our Environment Art Team from the Frankfurt office. They’ll be hopping in to answer your questions at 8:00 AM PDT (3:00 PM UTC). We’ll open up the thread on Spectrum 15 minutes early to begin collecting questions.

On Thursday, we’ll welcome the latest episode of Inside Star Citizen. Our weekly look behind the scenes of Star Citizen development takes a deeper dive into the upcoming throwing mechanic improvements and will also feature a sprint report.

On Friday you’ll see a Roadmap update and Roundup, an update to the Subscriber Vault, and the weekly RSI Newsletter delivered to your inbox. Last but not least, we’ll welcome a new episode of Star Citizen Live, which will broadcast on our Twitch channel at 9 AM Pacific / 4 PM UTC. This time, Lead FPS Systems Designer Jonny Jacevicius and Principal FPS Systems Designer Chris Parry will be on to discuss the development of FPS weapons and FPS combat systems shared by Star Citizen and Squadron 42.

Have a great week!

Ulf Kuerschner
Lead Community Manager

Screenshot by Vimaa

The Weekly Community Content Schedule

            This Week in Star Citizen   

            Lore Post – Kaizen   

            August Infographic  
            AMA – Environment Art  

            Pico Screenshot Contest Winner Announcement  
            Inside Star Citizen      (

            Star Citizen Live      (
            Roadmap Update   (
            Roadmap Roundup   
            Subscriber Vault Update   
            Weekly Newsletter   


Is your fuel tank empty, do you only have one wing left, and barely any ammunition on board? The Vehicle Maintenance Service has you covered.

Navigate to any landing zone, R&R Truckstop, or Port Olisar, and while still neatly tucked away in the pilot seat, open your mobiGlas and select the Vehicle Maintenance Services option.

Select the services that you require (repair/restock/refuel), hit Confirm in the bottom right, and after a short while, your ship wil be ready for the next adventure!

Community MVP: August 17th, 2020

We're constantly amazed at 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 the chance to see it here!

The Spin Teaser Trailer by OliverZ

OliverZ presents his teaser trailer for the new community created Hurston Broadcast Network show, The Spin. Premiering on Monday August 17, 2950, host Laura Jumper will make sure you are on point with everything that’s going on around the empire.

See the teaser on the Community Hub

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