From time to time those fine folks at Roberts Space Industries like to open Star Citizen up to for everyone to try out, and provide access to ships current players might not otherwise own.
It’s a great way to introduce new players to the growing universe of Star Citizen as well. For the next week until April 25th, Free Fly access is enabled!
Anyone with a Star Citizen account will have access to the Aurora LN, the F7C Hornet, and the Mustang Delta. This Free Fly event gives new players access to a few unique parts of the Star Citizen experience, the best two are below 🙂
Star Citizen Alpha – Also known as Crusader, this is the nucleus of the world they are creating. Experience the Star Citizen universe with multiple space stations and environments, scripted missions, places to explore and more, Alpha 2.3.1 is your first look at a much larger game!
Arena Commander – Arena Commander allows instant access to group space battles (as shown in the GTX 950 GGPC Hero Gaming PC FPS test below), cloud city high speed races and even has an AI swarm survival event for you to enjoy.
Let’s take a closer look at those ships!
The Aurora LN or “Legionnaire” is the strongest of the Aurora ship class, featuring both gimbal and forward mounted blasters as well as a rocket pod.
This sturdy spacecraft is a dedicated combat fighter valued at $35 USD usually and with it’s tight form factor it can be a pretty tough ship to target in straight up pursuit but be sure to turn quickly as it’s full length can make for a deadly strafe run.
The Mustang Delta is nimble single seater with little more than thrusters and blasters on it. The cramped cockpit offers an excellent view for dogfighting and there are few ships that can maneuver through asteroid fields as effectively in combat. Extremely soft but equally hard to hit this is the go to starfighter if you’re wanting to slowly destroy larger, more expensive ships while weaving through the structure of a space station. I’m not sure if you can buy this variant currently but the basic Mustang Alpha package is available for $45 USD.
The F7C Hornet is a based on the military variant and can be equally deadly in the right hands, compared to the Mustang above it’s like flying a brick but with additional armour and forward facing firepower this fearsome fighter can shred hapless targets in seconds. It also has some pretty good spin so be very careful if you’re chasing one of these down as you might just find it has spun around and is now flying backwards with you directly in its sights… deadly. Valued at $125 US Dollars this one is the crown jewel of the FLY FREE offering.
You can register for an account here to get started, if you have a friend already playing you can grab a ‘referral code’ from them to get an additional 5000 credits should you decide to join the universe full time, if you don’t know anyone playing here is a code from us “STAR-KW6J-PZ95″
See you in space!