Star Citizen Is Free-To-Play Until November 30 Following Massive In-Game Event

The game will remain free to play for a limited time until the end of November.

Star Citizen has been in the brewer for over a decade and still appears to lack a concrete release date. Despite its fair share of controversies, the alpha version has proven enjoyable for most players. Seasonal updates and various events keep the experience fresh and make it easier for new users to dig in.

The game is currently commemorating the annual in-game Intergalactic Aerospace Expo (IAE) event, bringing forth an assortment of goodies for every player. Star Citizen is seemingly free to play, meaning all new and old players can access the game without spending a cent.

However, it will only last a limited time, ending on November 30th; better exploit the chance. The expo includes much more that can be enjoyed and experienced to test out what future updates may offer in the future.


Major Rundown

  • Star Citizen is free to play for all players, including newcomers and veterans.
  • The bonus is offered due to the ongoing in-game Intergalactic Aerospace Expo event that provides a variety of perks, like access to ships.
  • The free-to-play event will last until the end of this month, and the game will go back to costing its previous price.
  • The players can access the digital event and explore the long eye-catching halls to check out over 100 ships to fly.

The event is a digital convention that any player can visit and check out all the vendors offering ships to operate. Additionally, it is also another one of the “Free Fly” events usually commenced by Cloud Imperium Games. The event will let all the players explore the vast unexplored universe of Star Citizen for free.

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There are over 100 ships to operate, but they are not the end product and serve as testing. The disclaimer reads, “In-game vehicles indicated as “concept” are offered as a limited vehicle concept pledge. This means that, although the vehicle is in development, it is not yet ready to use in Star Citizen and will be available as playable content in a later patch.

Moreover, a ship can be pledged to receive a loaner vehicle, “If you pledge towards a vehicle in the concept stage of development, you will receive access to a loaner vehicle for use in Star Citizen until such time as the concept vehicle is included as playable in-game.

The free-to-play event will let players “explore the digital event as they would any convention, from strolling through fully interactive expo halls and seeing the latest ships on display each day in incredible detail, to meeting up with friends to explore and partake in exciting activities, or chance encounters with strangers that launch new friendships.

The Cloud Imperium Games developer also commented on the event, “Get ready for the biggest, best Whitley’s Guide IAE Special you’ve ever seen!

The developer continues, “It’s going to be full of exclusive looks, new vehicles, a special appearance by Drake CEO Anden Arden, and so much more. This year we won’t be leaving anything out. Don’t miss it!

The aerospace expo is being sponsored for the first time by Drake Interplanetary. In other words, the space company will introduce its own ships, including Drake Corsair making its debut first.

The Drake Corsair is a beast of a ship that can fly anywhere with its colossal fuel tanks, four-player crew support, and powerful weaponry, among other factors. The spacecraft will be able to explore every edge of the universe while keeping its passengers safe.

If Star Citizen is an overwhelming experience for you, then the developers have you covered with their immersive guide. Furthermore, the game’s roadmap looks alluring, with the upcoming 3.18 update planning to add new locations and gameplay activities before the inception of 2023.

What are your thoughts about the developers bringing back the event and making Star Citizen free to play? Are you excited to jump into the vast explorable universe without paying a dime? Do let us know your opinions in the comments below. 

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