Referral Code Information
The base game package will come with a set amount of UEC (United Earth Credits). Get 5,000 UEC free when creating a star citizen account using a referral code:
Starter Packages have the following UEC.
- Aurora - 1,000 UEC
- C8X Pisces - 1,000 UEC
- Cutter - 1,000 UEC
- Mustang - 1,000 UEC
When you use the referral code you get the original 1,000 UEC plus an additional 5,000 bonus UEC.
Celebrate Luminalia 2952
Starting Dec 8th 2022 - Jan 10th 2023 using a referral not only gets you the 5,000 UEC bonus, but a free ship, the MPUV. Also starting on Dec 11th, there will be 12 days of gifts available to claim for your account.
Fly Free From November 18 through November 30
After creating your account with the referral code: you can download and play for free from Nov 18th through Nov 30th 2022.
Alpha Patch 3.17.4 has been released to the LIVE environment! Patch should now show: VERSION 3.17.4-LIVE.8288900.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can you play Star Citizen for free?
A few times a year there are events known as "Free Fly." During these events you can play the game for free. Head to the download page and enter GETINTOTHEVERSE.
The latest active free fly was Nov 18-30, 2022
How much does it cost to play Star Citizen?
Star Citizen has game packages starting at $45(USD) that include a ship, hangar, and 1000 UEC.
Is there a monthly cost?
There is no monthly cost. All you need to do is buy a 1 time game package starting at $45(USD).
What is a game wipe?
From time to time parts of the game data are reset back to the starting value you have in your hangar. You will retain any ships or items purchased outside of the game world and will return back to your starting UEC.
Is Star Citizen worth buying now?
Star Citizen is in active development and in a technical alpha. If you love space sims and open sandbox games, you might love Star Citizen, but there are bugs and glitches that can hinder progress.
Do I need an SSD to play Star Citizen?
You need an SSD formatted NTFS with at least 80GB of space for the game install and 20GB for a page file.