May finishes up the one-two punch of vigilante armor, brings a popular red variant for Ship of the Month and a Jump-Point-look at its blue brethren, and an exploration of the ever-increasing quality of Planet Tech v4 and beyond.
On May 1st, Subscribers gained access to the Cutlass Red and its medical and respawn capabilities. We’re big fans of Drake here and it’s always a thrill when we can make a ship as popular as the Cutlass available to Subscribers. The Drake love doesn’t stop there, as this month’s Jump Point magazine also includes a discussion with Josh Coons and Michael Sizemore about their current work bringing the Cutlass Blue to life.
The Subscriber Vault continues to provide a detailed look at the development of the Persistent Universe, with recent galleries of whitebox progress on the Crusader Industries Hercules and a wide selection of imagery from the current Terrain Heightmap detail-pass we briefly touched on during Inside Star Citizen. Be sure to check those out if you’ve missed them!
In April, Jump Point and our In-Game Rewards introduced Subscribers to the Overlords, a gang of vigilantes that patrol the Pyro System. Some find their methods extreme and unwarranted, while others consider them a necessary function in addressing the lawlessness within the system. No matter which side of the argument you come down on, this month sees the completion of three unique armors worn by three equally special individuals in the guardian group.
Also, the clear visor in last month’s Overlord Helmets? That’s a bug, and it’s getting fixed. =)
Let’s dive in to find out more.
IN-GAME REWARDS (FLAIR)
Some consider the Overlords heroes and other criminals. Doomsday doesn’t care either way. All we know is that the vigilante group that made a name for itself targeting outlaws in Pyro has some kickass, distinct, and resilient armor. Since we respect the rule of law as much as they do, we made a limited run of armor inspired by them. If they have a problem with it, they can come find us.
The Overlord armor lets your foes know that you mean business. This heavy armor set is constructed with durable composite plating strategically placed to disperse the force of impacts and a high, reinforced collar that provides additional protection for the neck and back of head. The suit also layers in high-strength synthetic fabrics around the joints to ensure ease-of-movement without sacrificing safety. The Overlord armor is available in several distinct colors worn by members of the infamous faction. Maybe just don’t wear one while in Pyro unless you’re looking for trouble. Don’t say we didn’t warn you!
Overlord "Dust Storm" Armor Set - This set includes the torso, arms, and legs designed to match the terrestrial ground tones of the legendary vigilante Overlord, "Dust Storm."
Current Centurion-level Subscribers get the three-piece "Dust Storm" armor set above as part of their subscription. *Helmet acquired separately*
Overlord "Riptide" Armor Set - This set includes the torso, arms, and legs designed to match the aquatic-marine look of the notorious vigilante Overlord, "Riptide."
Current Imperator-level Subscribers get the three-piece "Riptide" and "Dust Storm" armor sets above as part of their subscription. *Helmets acquired separately*
Overlord "Supernova" Armor Set - This set includes the torso, arms, and legs designed to match the 'cosmic firestorm' appearance of explosive vigilante Overlord, "Supernova."
The Overlord "Supernova" armor set is available to all Subscribers for purchase from the Subscriber-exclusive store. *Helmets acquired separately*
SPECIAL NOTE: The matching Overlord Helmets are still available to Subscribers that missed them last month in special two-packs from the subscriber-exclusive store. The three remaining Overlord armor sets (Predator, Stinger, Switchback) will be awarded later this year.
If you aren’t a Subscriber and would like to receive the Overlord “Dust Storm” or “Riptide” armor sets as part of a subscription, you can SUBSCRIBE by May 18th.
Additionally, if you subscribe after May 18th, you can pick up these and previous month’s flair (going back to 2014) by checking out the subscriber-exclusive store. You can fill in any gaps as well as pick up extras to gift to non-Subscribers.
SHIP OF THE MONTH
Is there a doctor in the house? The Cutlass Red converts the standard ship’s cargo hold to a well-equipped medical facility featuring two medical beds. This star-bound ambulance features the Nav-E7 Long Range Scanner and Secure Plus Docking Collar making it ideal for search and rescue. This model contains emergency lightbars and a red emergency themed paint job for easy identification.
The Cutlass Red is currently available to all Subscribers until June 1st, 2020.