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September 7th 2020

This Week in Star Citizen
September 7, 2020

Happy Monday, everyone!

Ship Showdown Phase 1 comes to an end today and we’re amazed by all of the fantastic submissions we’ve seen come through. You gave us screenshots, videos, 3D-printed models, Lego miniatures, music, and in the process, our 16 finalists for Phase 2! Folks, you are breathtaking. If you haven’t checked out the masterpieces of creativity, take a look now.

Speaking of art, we launched our Star Citizen Cosplay Contest last week and we’re ready to see what you can do! There are prizes to win and eternal glory for the best submissions, so fire up your sewing machine, and heat up the glue gun!

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

On Tuesday, you’ll learn everything about weapon manufacturer MaxOx in our Narrative Team’s latest Portfolio.

On Wednesday, we hope you’re in the mood for action, as Ship Showdown Phase Two kicks off with daily head-to-head battles! It’s entirely up to you which community darling carries on in the contest, so be sure to check back the Ship Showdown 2950 page daily. We won’t stop until a champion is crowned! Similar to last year, we’ve got some sweet prizes we’re working on for the final 4 and champion… more soon.

Also kicking off with Phase 2 is the Ship Showdown Free Fly! That’s right, all 16 ships nominated by YOU will be flyable for free from September 9th through the 23rd! Two weeks! Stay tuned for more information.

Also on Wednesday, Subscribers can also look forward to their monthly Comm-Link, providing all the important information about the month ahead, and the Subscriber newsletter delivered to their inboxes.

This Thursday, Inside Star Citizen is back with updates about the Origin 100 Series and the front-end rework coming in Alpha 3.11.

On Friday, Star Citizen Live welcomes Ship Showdown LIVE on our Twitch channel at 9am Pacific / 4pm UTC, where we’ll review (and probably argue) the top 16. We’ll update this Comm-Link with the air time soon, so keep your eyes open. Last but not least, you’ll see a Roadmap Update and Roundup, an update to the Subscriber Vault, and the RSI Newsletter delivered to your inbox.

Have a great week, and may the best ship win. I will now continue to practice my ferocious “Let’s get ready to rumble” for Ship Showdown’s head-to-head phase.

Christian Schmitt
Associate Community Manager

Screenshot by TheHAPKIDOkid

The Weekly Community Content Schedule

            This Week in Star Citizen   

TUESDAY, September 8, 2020
            Lore Post – Portfolio: MaxOx    

WEDNESDAY, September 9, 2020
             Ship Showdown Phase 2 – Round 1 
             Ship Showdown Free Fly 
             Subscriber Newsletter 
             Subscriber Promotion Comm-Link 

THURSDAY, September 10, 2020
             Ship Showdown Phase 2 – Round 2 
            Inside Star Citizen      (

FRIDAY, September 11, 2020
             Ship Showdown Phase 2 – Round 3 
            Ship Showdown LIVE      (
            Roadmap Update   (
            Roadmap Roundup   
            Subscriber Vault Update   
            Weekly Newsletter   

SATURDAY, September 12, 2020
             Ship Showdown Phase 2 – Round 4 

SUNDAY, September 13, 2020
             Ship Showdown Phase 2 – Round 5 

Weekly Wisdom: Invisible VJoy

Attention pilots! Do you want to customize the indicators of your fighter further? No problem! You can now make the VJoy-Indicator visible or invisible in your HUD, or only show it if you're using a mouse instead. Just open the Options Menu and head to Game Settings. Scroll down a bit until you reach Pilot / Driver - VJoy Visibility or Turrets - VJoy Visibility and make your adjustments. Good luck out there!

Community MVP: September 7, 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!

Roc’n‘Mole Pt1 by Slingshot-Cal

Slingshot-Cal provides us a breathtaking picture gallery showing how fantastic mining can look if you bring a penguin and a Greycat ROC to the party. Whether as a wallpaper or inspiration for your next excursion into ‘verse, these pictures ROC!

Check out more stunning images on the Community Hub

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