Ship Upgrades – Star Citizen Alpha

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Star Citizen Ship Upgrades - Cross Chassis Upgrades

In Star Citizen, it is currently possible during the Alpha to upgrade from one ship to another or equal or higher purchase value.

 

What is a Cross Chassis Upgrade (CCU)?

Why will ship upgrades (CCUs) no longer be available?

When will ship upgrades (CCUs) stop being available?

Can I CCU to a cheaper ship?

What is a Cross Chassis Upgrade (CCU)?

During the backing / crowd funded phase of Star Citizen, it is possible to purchase ship upgrades from the RSI Store to upgrade from one ship to another ship (For example, you can upgrade an Mustang Alpha to a Drake Cutlass Black.

Why will ship upgrades (CCUs) no longer be available?

In Star Citizen, the idea is to create a universe that feels inhabited where each item matters. Since each ship is unique and designed by a specific manufacturer, it would be very surreal if you were able to simply pay to have your ship converted into a complete different ship. Imagine being able to pay to have your car upgraded to a completely different car. It would not be possible. In the Star Citizen universe you will have to sell or trade your ship to be able to purchase a new ship.

When will ship upgrades (CCUs) stop being available?

Currently Star Citizen allows ship upgrades as a way of allowing backers to change their ship if they’re not happy with their purchase. This is done a way to give backers something extra for their support to create Star Citizen.

Once players are able to buy and sell ships in the universe and have it persist, it is estimated that at this time, RSI will cease to offer the Cross Chassis Upgrade system via the website. This will occur at the same time as ships become purchasable only in game (with the exception of starter packages). If you’re considering purchasing a Starter Package please read our getting started guide here: http://scfocus.org/getting-started-buying-a-game-package/

Can I CCU to a cheaper ship?

Currently Star Citizen allows ship upgrades as a way of allowing backers to change their ship if they’re not happy with their purchase. This is done a way to give backers something extra for their support to create Star Citizen.

Once players are able to buy and sell ships in the universe and have it persist, it is estimated that at this time, RSI will cease to offer the Cross Chassis Upgrade system via the website. This will occur at the same time as ships become purchasable only in game (with the exception of starter packages). If you’re considering purchasing a Starter Package please read our getting started guide here: http://scfocus.org/getting-started-buying-a-game-package/