Star Citizen Alpha 3.3 Loaner Ship Matrix

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Star Citizen Alpha 3.3 Loaner Rules

Backers who own ships not available in the PU (Persistent Universe) will receive respective loaner ships until those ship become "Flight Ready."

  • Loaner ships are not replacement ships. They are not intended to provide a 1:1 "best case substitute" for a ship that isn't flight ready yet.
  • Due to the current restrictions in Arena Commander, certain ships have a secondary loaner to allow them to play in all game modes.
  • As new ships become available the loaners can be substituted by CIG.
  • Loaners are not permanent additions to players accounts. They are temporary until ships become flight ready.

Source: The official Concept Ship Loaners post on Spectrum.

Alpha 3.3 Notable Ship Matrix Changes

Alpha 3.3 is turning out to be a very exciting patch! Ship purchasing has been added in game. New ships released were the Valkyrie and Hammerhead. Also performance has been greatly improved and Face Over IP has been added.

Some of the notable changes are:

  • Polaris now gets a Hammerhead Loaner instead of Starfarer.
  • The Valkyrie was released flight ready.
  • The Kraken carrier gets the Buccaneer and Hammerhead as loaners.
  • The Cyclone and variants are in the game.

Alpha 3.3.5

Alpha 3.3.5 was released just before the Anniversary Sale and presented two new ships. The Anvil Arrow which was the second ship ever to be announced and flight ready at the same time and the Aopoa San’tok.yāi.

3.3.5 notable changes:

  • Anvil Arrow released as flight ready
  • The loaner for the Aopoa San’tok.yāi is the Kharthu'Al

Loaner Matrix – Alpha 3.3

100 series300i
890 Jump 600i, 85x
ApolloConstellation Andromeda
Carrack Constellation Aquila, URSA Rover
Taurus Constellation Andromeda, URSA Rover
Crucible Constellation Andromeda
Cutlass Variants Cutlass Black
Defender Khartu-al (Xi’an Scout)
Endeavor Starfarer
Genesis Starliner Constellation Andromeda
Hercules StarlifterStarfarer Gemini
Hull A & B Freelancer
Hull CStarfarer
Hull D, EReclaimer
Idris-M & P Starfarer Gemini, MPUV Passenger
Javelin Starfarer Gemini, MPUV Cargo
KrakenHammerhead & Buccaneer
Lynx Rover URSA Rover
Merchantman Starfarer
Mercury Star RunnerHerland & Freelancer
Nova URSA Rover
Orion Prospector
P-72 Archimedes P-52 Merlin
Pioneer Caterpillar
Polaris Hammerhead
Prowler Vanguard Hoplite
Redeemer Vanguard Hoplite
Reliant Variants Reliant
Retaliator Retaliator Bomber
Vanguard Harbinger & Sentinel Vanguard Warden
Vulcan Freelancer
X1 & Variants Nox

Why Do I have A Hornet F7-A In My Ship List?

Some ships (like the Reclaimer, Hammerhead, Carrack and others...) receive an Aurora MR and Hornet as loaner ships both in the PU and Arena Commander.


Please note, our loaner matrix list may be out of date. Please always check the official RSI website for up to date information.