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August 31st 2020

This Week in Star Citizen
August 31, 2020

Happy Monday, everyone!

Ship Showdown is underway with Phase 1! This preliminary phase calls on you to show your support for your favorite flyable or drivable by submitting an original creation to the Community Hub or on Twitter using #SCShipShowdown. We’ve already seen hundreds of incredible submissions, and can’t wait to check out everything else you have in store! This phase will run until September 7th (that’s next Monday), so don’t wait to get creative and show your love for your favorite flyable or drivable! Remember that you can also participate by upvoting creations showing off your favorite ships – after all, the winning ships may unlock some cool prizes later this year! From there, we’ll slide into head-to-head match-ups between the top 16 ships from Phase 1! Check out the complete details on the main Ship Showdown page here!

In case you missed it, last week Lead Gameplay Engineer Chad McKinney and Lead Network Programmer Clive Johnson joined us to chat all things core tech in the latest episode of Calling All Devs. On Inside Star Citizen, we took a look at how spacescaping is making long hauls through the void more visually stimulating, and went on a hard-hitting tour of the devs’ force reaction amusement park.

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

On Tuesday, the narrative team returns with another Lore Post, “IO-North Tower.”

Then on Wednesday, you’ll be able to take a peek into last month’s happenings in the PU & SQ42 Monthly Reports.

This Thursday treats us to another episode of Inside Star Citizen! We’ll be taking a look at the upcoming grenade launcher and will dig in to another Sprint Report.

Star Citizen Live will going live on Twitch this Friday, with a Lighting Gamedev episode featuring Lead Lighting Artist Chris Campbell at 8AM Pacific (3pm UTC). As usual, you’ll also catch our weekly Roadmap update and Roundup, an update to the Subscriber Vault, and the weekly RSI Newsletter delivered to your inbox.

Have a stellar week,

Molly Joseph
Associate Community Manager

Screenshot by Xeno-Rogues

The Weekly Community Content Schedule

            This Week in Star Citizen   

TUESDAY, September 1, 2020
            Lore Post – IO-North Tower    

WEDNESDAY, September 2, 2020
             PU Monthly Report 
             SQ42 Monthly Report 

THURSDAY, September 3, 2020
            Inside Star Citizen      (

FRIDAY, September 4, 2020
            Star Citizen Live      (
            Roadmap Update   (
            Roadmap Roundup   
            Subscriber Vault Update   
            Weekly Newsletter   

Weekly Wisdom: Community Hub

As Phase 1 of the Ship Showdown continues, we're calling attention to the Community Hub - the best spot to post your community creations year-round and check out incredible SC & SQ42-focused screenshots, podcasts, streams, and crafts brought to life by backers like you! Comment on and upvote your favorites to show your support for the the creator's work, or upload your own masterpiece to share it with the world. Submitting a piece enters you in for a chance to earn the spotlight with a weekly MVP title or get noticed with a Staff Pick!

Check out the Community Hub here!

P.S. For Ship Showdown, the Community Hub underwent a small makeover, and is looking a little different than usual.

Community MVP: August 31, 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!

microTech Cinematic by ApoGamer

From the snow covered peaks, to the fields of flowers, to the tech-filled domes of New Babbage, microTech, Stanton’s latest addition, boasts a massively diverse landscape with a seemingly endless amount of places to explore. This is perfectly captured in this week’s MVP, ApoGamer’s microTech cinematic, showing off everything the planet has to offer.

Check out the full video on the Community Hub

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