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 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
|600i Explorer||325a, Cyclone|
|890 Jump||600i Explorer, 325a, 85x|
|Carrack||Constellation Aquila, URSA Rover|
|Constellation Taurus||Constellation Andromeda|
|Corsair||Constellation Aquila, Buccaneer|
|Cutlass Variants||Cutlass Black|
|Defender||Khartu-al (Xi’an Scout)|
|Genesis Starliner||Constellation Andromeda|
|Hercules Starlifter||Starfarer Gemini|
|Hull A & B||Freelancer|
|Hull D, E||Reclaimer|
|Idris-M & P||Hammerhead, MPUV Passenger|
|Javelin||Hammerhead, MPUV Cargo|
|Lynx Rover||URSA Rover|
|Mercury Star Runner||Herald, Freelancer|
|Mustang Alpha||Aurora MR|
|P-72 Archimedes||P-52 Merlin|
|Ranger RC||Cyclone RC|
|Ranger TR||Cyclone TR|
|San’tok.yāi||Kharthu-Al (Xi'an Scout)|
|Terrapin||F7C-M Super Hornet|
|Valkyrie||F7C-M Super Hornet|
|Vanguard Harbinger & Sentinel||Vanguard Warden|
|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.