The elevator doors hissed behind her, closing out the blistering heat of the refinery and another successful delivery. Maria wiped her sticky forehead, wondering about the safety of the open vats of molten metal dotted around the rest stop’s lower level.
Free from the depths, she stared through her reflection into the churning haze surrounding the station, picking out familiar silhouettes backlit by the landing strip; the asymmetry of a Mercury, the ‘beak’ of a Talon, the wildly overloaded cargo-bed of a Nomad.
Not having to rush back to her bolthole meant there was time to savor the serenity of space she’d had to ignore fighting to survive in Pyro. As she turned to leave, a vast shadow blanketed the landing pads below. Maria scanned the gas cloud until a colossal railgun painted in familiar colors sailed past the window… “Surely not!?”
Head into the depths of select R&R space stations to find a regular haunt of serious miners and traders alike: the all-new Refinery Decks.
Forget wasting credits earned from a big mining expedition. You can now cut out the middleman, refining the ore yourself and gaining all the spoils of a job well done.
Buckle up, the ‘verse just got a whole lot deadlier for criminal types. Lawbreakers that have ‘achieved’ a certain CrimeStat will now have the UEE Navy to answer to, and it’s bringing the big guns. Literally.
Plus, weapon use and turret targeting by NPCs have been improved to make combat more realistic and engaging, whether they’re on your side or not.
Worry not though, players have been given a combat boost too thanks to torpedo and countermeasure reworks that make them more deadly and effective respectively.
The first iteration of Gas Cloud Tech can be experienced firsthand by anyone traveling across Stanton.
Located throughout the ‘verse (though typically found near rest stops at Lagrange points), these beautiful points-of-interest are a particularly effective hiding spot for ships of any size…
Esperia’s latest alien-inspired recreation takes to the stars. Built for devastating surprise attacks, the Talon is a maneuverable light fighter that strikes with deadly effect before disappearing in an instant.
This historic Tevarin warship is available in two period-correct variants: the ballistic Talon and the missile-focused Shrike.
Hold on tight, the ubiquitous Greycat Multi-Tool gets an upgrade with the all-new Tractor Beam attachment. When equipped, you can move objects and cargo weighing up to 250 kg for significantly easier payload management. In the future, this attachment will work with salvage too.
In zero-G, the Tractor Beam acts as a grappling hook, allowing you to travel distances much quicker than EVA alone.
Alpha 3.12 welcomes weapon zeroing into the ‘verse. Now, players can manually or automatically adjust their aim (depending on the scope) to more effectively strike distant targets without having to account for bullet drop.
To make the most of this new feature Gemini has released the AO3 sniper rifle, a long-range precision rifle with automatic zeroing and a serious punch.
If precision isn’t your thing, Behring’s latest light machine gun takes a quantity-over-quality approach thanks to its high fire-rate and class-leading stability.
Stanton's visual upgrade continues, with more planets across the system getting further detail passes and upgrades throughout.
This time, it’s the frozen vistas of microTech, endless plains of Hurston, and rocky outcrops of Daymar on the receiving end of the brush.
Visitors will enjoy higher-quality environments, increased topological variety, and all-new flora across each location.
Miners rejoice! The latest user interface (UI) rework makes rock-breaking easier to manage and control.
The new UI introduces clearer charge-level and laser-intensity graphs, plus better visibility on the status of mining hauls and volatile cargo.
For the ultimate in immersion, Star Citizen now supports eye-tracking. Designed to work alongside the Tobii Eye Tracker 5, users will benefit from more precise head control and ship movement when piloting any ship in the ‘verse.
Alpha 3.12 premieres backend tech that enables dynamic events in Star Citizen’s ever-expanding universe.
Quarterly patch releases will now include new, unique missions and server-wide activities. From improving annual events like Invictus Launch Week to enabling patch-exclusive adventures and battles, dynamic events will begin shaking the ‘verse up very soon…
Find out about everything coming to the 'verse in Alpha 3.12
Infamous for precise and unified surprise attacks, the Talon was feared by Humanity throughout the Tevarin Wars. Now, you can harness that fear in the modern age thanks to Esperia.
With a highly maneuverable chassis, strong shields, and period-correct Tevarin weapons, the Talon is ready for anything contemporary space flight can throw at it.
Plus, prospective pilots can choose between the ballistic-equipped Talon or its missile-focused counterpart, the Shrike. Both are available to fly now!