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Guides are Star Citizen’s teaching ambassadors, and for a lot of players, the first friendly face they’ll see in the ‘verse. Star Citizen is a deeply immersive world, but it can also be an incredibly complex endeavor for new players to venture. As a guide, you have the opportunity to hold the torch and be the guiding light for first timers navigating the ins and outs of the ‘verse. As a Recruit, you'll have the opportunity to pair up with a veteran to make those first steps in the 'verse a bit easier. And during this year's Foundation Festival, there's plenty of opportunity for BOTH Guides and Recruits to fly away with some epic freebies.
We regularly see you veterans out there taking matters into your own hands, acting as informal guides for the ever-growing number of new players, so we decided to develop a dedicated system to connect people seeking help in the 'verse with the incredible citizens willing to do so. Whether you're just starting out in Star Citizen or you're looking to hone a particular skill set, the Guide System is the best place to start. Head over to the Guide Hub to learn more and get started!
Everyone (both Guides and Recruits) who use the Guide System this month will automatically receive exclusive rewards after the end of Foundation Festival on July 25. Complete more guide sessions, or help with multiple categories, and you’ll rack up the rewards. Don’t miss your chance- these rewards are exclusive to this event and you won’t be able to get them any other way!
- One successful guide session (at least 30 minutes) - Black Foundation Festival in-game beanie
- Two successful guide sessions -Turquoise Foundation Festival in-game beanie
- Three successful guide sessions - Foundation Festival in-game cap
Keep in mind that we have the ability to monitor and verify all Guide interactions, and will disqualify any players attempting to game the system.
In addition to these rewards, we'll award exclusive Foundation Festival-themed paints for the completion of a single guide session in a particular category (for both the Guide AND the Recruit). Multiple prizes can be claimed from a single session, as the reward is based on the recruit's endorsements at the end of the session. Plus, the top guide in the category during Foundation festival will take home the ship as well! See below for which ships/paints go with each category:
- Basics: Drake Cutlass Black
- Vehicle Combat: Aegis Gladius
- FPS Combat: Anvil Valkyrie
- Mining: MISC Prospector
- Missions: MISC Freelancer
- Trading: Drake Caterpillar
- Touring: Origin 600i Touring
- Miscellaneous: Crusader Mercury Star Runner
- Refueling: Anvil Arrow
- Medical: Drake Cutlass Red
From now through July 15, Star Citizen is completely free to download and play. Plus, for the duration of the Free Fly, you have access to six iconic ships for free, each giving you a taste of the distinct career paths and play styles awaiting you in the ‘verse. There’s never been a better time to get into the ‘verse and experience Star Citizen for yourself.
Starting July 7, our latest referral bonus grants you Drake Interplanetary's thrilling hover bike, the Dragonfly Black, for free! Invite a friend to the 'verse during the Free Fly and, if they take the plunge on a starter pack by July 18, both of you will receive your very own Dragonfly.
Rounding out the Foundation Festival festivities, we’re asking you to share a true story of when you received help from other players or helped other players themselves. There are prizes for the best stories to help you enjoy more adventures in the 'verse with friends! Check out the contest overview page for details.