We are offering these pledge ships to help fund Star Citizen’s development. All of these ships will be available for in-game credits in the final universe, and they are not required to start the game. Additionally, all decorative ‘flair’ items will also be available to acquire in the finished game world. The goal is to make additional ships that give players a different experience rather than a particular advantage when the persistent universe launches.
The standard model Vanguard Warden is available again for a limited time and includes two year insurance. The Vanguard Sentinel & Harbinger are being offered for the first time as a limited concept sale. This means that the ship design meets our specifications, but it is not yet ready to display in your Hangar or to fight in Arena Commander. The sale includes Lifetime Insurance on the ship hull and a pair of decorative items for your Hangar. A future patch will add a Vanguard poster and then once the in-game model is finished you will also be given an in-game Vanguard mini ship model! In the future, the ship price will increase and the offer will not include Life Time Insurance or these extras.
If you’d like to add one to your fleet, they’re available in the pledge store until Monday September 7th. You can also view the ship’s details in the Tech Overview section of the ship page!
Upgrade & Add-On Sale
Do you already have an Aegis Dynamics Vanguard from the previous concept sale? No problem! We have two upgrade options depending on your particular preference.
Upgrades will convert an existing Vanguard Warden into a Vanguard Sentinel or Vanguard Harbinger. The upgrade will convert your entire ship to the new variant in both appearance and specifications; essentially, you are trading in one ship for another (while preserving LTI and any other bonuses.)
A set of Battlefield Upgrade Kits are also available for those who would like to keep their older Vanguard Wardens. The upgrade kits function as in-universe part sets which convert the existing ships to the variant’s specifications. This allows you to swap between the abilities of the Warden, Sentinel or Harbinger at will! The upgrade kits exist in world similar to the interior Retaliator upgrade pods and do not change the styling of the individual ships, just the weapons and other upgrades installed.
Have another question?
We will be posting Vanguard Variant Q&A updates on Wednesday and Friday next week. You can post your questions to this thread on the forums and we will select the best we can answer.
Meanwhile, you can still enjoy HYPER VANGUARD FORCE IV and try to top the leaderboards.