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2.2.0 PTU patch notes
I have deleted most of the latest list of game fixes from this post for the sake of brevity. wdb asmile

Alpha Patch 2.2.0 has been released to PTU, and is now available for player testing. This patch provides access to our new flyable Sabre, the hangar-ready Khartu-al, our new Hostility, Monitored Zone and Bounty systems as well as tweaks to our FPS animations, new fps weapons, and numerous fixes across the game.

During this initial testing phase, PTU access will be restricted to a small group of players that we will expand on over time. We have also increased the maximum number of players per instance of Crusader from 16 to 24 on the PTU so that we can gather performance data.

Your launcher should should show “2.2.0-323338” as the client version. It is strongly recommended that players delete their USER folder for the Public client after patching, particularly if you start encountering any odd character graphical issues or crash on loading.

Please review our current list of 2.2.0 PTU Known Issues FAQ, and take full advantage of our Issue Council area of the Community site to report any bugs you encounter, as well as contribute to other players submissions.

Important Issues:

There are red-gold lights surrounding the major space stations on Crusader, which is distorting visuals in the areas.
Ship engines can sometimes become stuck at 10 m/s even when in SCM mode.
The SCM mode bug can also affect AI ships.
The Klaus & Werner ATT4 energy rifle is not currently being awarded to players that kill a Level 5 Criminal.
Using the Holotable in the Revel & York hangar will cause the game client to become unresponsive.
EVA’ing back into a ship with interior physics is having issues such as permanent ragdoll and death.
We highly recommend using a ship with a cockpit if you have one available, or using the test Sabre.

The scale of the system has adjusted, the planet Crusader and moons are at a more appropriate distance from one another. Comm Arrays have been re-positioned accordingly.
Comm Array 8 has been removed.
The Comm Arrays have been changed drastically as part of the new Monitored Space and Bounty systems and no longer unlock Research missions.
For the time being, Research Missions are now offered to characters who visit ICC Probe 849.
ICC probe 849 is now on the QT Nav Points list.
There are three new icons on the player visor HUD while in Crusader.
An icon will appear in the top-left of your screen when you are in Monitored space. This icon looks like a satellite sending off little signals.
To the right of Monitored Space, there is an icon to indicate when you are in an Armistice Zone. This icon looks like a bullet with a line through it.
To the right of the Armistice Zone icon, an icon will appear if you are a wanted criminal. This icon looks like a shooting range target, with a border that will become incrementally more orange with each Criminal level.

Game Systems:

Your efforts repairing Comm Arrays in Crusader have not gone unnoticed by Crusader Industries!

Monitored Space System

“Monitored” space are large areas of the Crusader system that are being actively monitored by Crusader Industries. These areas are centered around any active Comm Arrays in Crusader, as well as Cryo-Astro and Port Olisar.
By disabling the Comm Arrays, you can toggle monitored space off for that area. Likewise you can reactivate “Monitoring” by activating the local Comm Arrays.
Comm Arrays will be active or disabled at-random when a instance is first brought up.
Disabling a Comm Array has consequences, because no-one except a Criminal would ever want to go unnoticed by Crusader Industries.
Players who are not currently considered a “Criminal” will receive missions for any Comm Arrays that need to be reactivated.
Player character kills made in unmonitored space will go unnoticed by local authorities.

Bounty System

In an effort to improve security in the Crusader region while their local staffing is low, Crusader Industries has activated their “Bounty” system and encourages all pilots to hunt down any wanted criminals in their space.

Destroying an empty ship, colliding with a landed ship (in Monitored space), or disabling a Comm Array gives the offending character 1 level of Wanted Criminal. However, these are not cumulative and will not take your character above 1 Criminal level.
Killing a player character or destroying an occupied ship (in Monitored space) gives 1 Cumulative level of Criminal.
Crusader Security AI will spawn and attack any Criminal (of any wanted level), that enters the area around Cry-Astro Station or Port Olisar.
There are 5 Criminal levels available. At Level 5 point, a global bounty mission is posted to all characters on the server instructing them to hunt down and kill the character.
Players who successfully complete the bounty mission for a Level 5 Criminal will find a Klaus & Werner ATT4 Energy rifle waiting for them in their bedroom on Port Olisar. Courtesy of Crusader Industries.

Each Criminal level adds 30 seconds of “jail time” to your respawn. When a Criminal is killed, they will be locked into their spawn-bedroom for the duration of their penalty time.
When a Level 5 Criminal is killed, they are removed from the server.
This functionality is for the purposes of testing of the system, as consequences within current game systems is limited.

There are only two ways to reduce your Criminal level.
1. Waiting 10 minutes without committing a crime will naturally reduce the level by 1.
2.There is a console in Security Post Kareah that you can “hack”. Each hack you initiate and complete drops your wanted level by 1. However, each hack takes 1 minutes to complete, and other criminals can interrupt your hack by initiating their own.

Hostility System

Pirates and Crusader Security now recognize potential friends and foes.
Pirates will spawn to protect disabled Comm Arrays from non-Criminals.
Crusader Security will spawn to protect active Comm Arrays from Criminals.
Both will become much more aggressive toward anyone who takes action toward them.
When a character initiates combat with another character, the aggressor is flagged as “hostile” to the defender.
Defenders do not receive a penalty or a Wanted Criminal level for killing a player that initiated combat in Monitored Space.

Party System Revamp

This encompasses a wide range of quality-of-life improvements, updates and fixes to the party system in Star Citizen.

When a party is formed and a member attempts to join an instance for the first time, the matchmaking system will automatically look for a server with the “Best Fit” for the party size. Once a party member has entered an instance, the elevator UI (Hangar and Main Menu) will show those instances with a party member inside on top. Followed by instances that have contacts.

Matchmaking system now takes into account the number of players in a party when selecting a server.
The Matchmaking will ‘reserve’ slots on the server for the rest of your party for two minutes, to allow them time to select the instance and zone in.
The party leadership will now automatically migrate to another player, if the leader goes offline.
If a party member goes offline, then comes back online, the Party UI is properly restored in the Contacts list (F11).
Players that go offline will remain in the party for 10 minutes, before being timed out of the party.
The party will disband if all party members are offline for 5+ minutes.
Party Leaders can now kick any offline members.

Social System

“Full” instances with contacts in them will now go to the bottom of the list of instances in the elevator screen.
AR view has a new seamless overlay to prevent it from interfering with normal gameplay.
It will still provide the name of characters.
AR view is now “On” by default in all zones. You can disable it by pressing “F10”, but it will re-enable on zoning.

Physical EVA

Physical EVA has been re-enabled for 2.2.0, after extensive fixing and tweaks on our end.


The Aegis Sabre is now flight-ready and owners of this ship can access it in Arena Commander and Crusader.
The Xi’an Khartu-Al is now available and owners of this fine ship can now view it in the Hangar.

We have been making a number of changes to the movement behavior of manned turrets, as we are aware that they don’t behave in a fluid or intuitive manner at the moment.
This is very much still in-progress.
SCM and Cruise speeds have been re-balanced across the board for all ships.
SCM speeds have been increased for the Retaliator, Gladius, Freelancer, Gladiator, Vanguard Warden, F7A Hornet, F7C Hornet, F7C-S Ghost , F7C-R Tracker, Mustangs (all) , Vanduul Glaive, P-52 Merlin, Vanduul Scythe, M50 Interceptor and 350r.
SCM speeds have been decreased for the Aurora (All), Cutlass Black, Avenger (All), F7C-M Super Hornet, 325a, 315p and 300i.
Cruise speeds have been increased for the Aurora LN, Aurora CL, Aurora LX, 325a, 315p, 350r.
Cruise speeds have been decreased for the Constellation Andromeda, Freelancer, Gladiator, Aurora ES, Aurora MR, Cutlass Black, Avenger (All), Vanguard Warden, Hornet (All), Mustang (all), Vanduul Glaive, 300i, P-52 Merlin, Vanduul Scythe, Gladius and M50 Interceptor.

Ship Component Update

We have begun a large update to our existing Ship component system. This is largely at a back-end level – implementing a new component class system, naming conventions and other needed functionality, as well as retrofitting all existing ships to be compatible. These changes will allow us to implement a greater range of modular internal ship components. Additionally, this allows components to interact with one another in a more direct and less “handwavium” simulation of a ships internal systems, setting the foundation for greater player interaction and future game play mechanics.

These changes should not affect the performance of ships in any significant way at this point compared to 2.1, unless noted otherwise. However it is important to emphasize that this is very much a work-in-progress.

A new component class – Coolers – has been added to the Holotable. Coolers are used to dissipate the active heat built up from other components. At this point, they primarily act to help cool weapon systems.

All ships have been retrofitted with generic coolers to provide the same level of “cooldown” time they experienced before. Two new coolers have been implemented.

The Wen/Cassel Endo and J-Span Cryo-Star, both size 1 class.

These can be mounted on all variants of the following ships: Avenge, Aurora, Mustang, 300 Series, Hornet, Gladiator, Gladius, M50, P-52 Merlin.
During the PTU, all backers will have access to these coolers automatically for maximum testing.
Decreased heat per shot of the Mantis GT-220, and increased heat pool.

First Person:

We have made extensive improvements to first-person animations, specifically for FPS .

Players on Crusader will now have a radar HUD on their visor while on foot. This radar will display the location of any nearby player characters that are also on foot.


We have implemented a new Crash Handler to our game client with 2.2. Now when the game client crashes, a pop-window will appear asking you if you would like to report the crash to us. The handler submission will include game logs from the client and DxDiag information on the system. This will allow us to rapidly gather data on game client crashes that are occurring in our PTU and Live environments, while also vastly simplifying the process for players to report crashes to us.


We fixed a bug with ship weapons that was causing the actual weapon damage dealt in-game to be extremely inconsistent shot-to-shot, and causing weapons to receive unintended multipliers in certain situations.

As a result, ships in 2.2 may experience very different performance in combat. We are going to be monitoring this closely and will make adjustments as needed.
We have started a VFX pass on ship thrusters across all ship families. This is not yet complete, but you may notice small visual changes here and there.
The thrusters for many ship families have received a pass to update their level of detail.
Correct audio has been added for the Revenant Ballistic Gatling Gun.
Added audio cue for when a character picks up a weapon.


Fixed an issue where some FPS controls could not be rebound in the keybindings menu.
We have updated the default profile mapping for the Saitek X-55 to support automatic landing zones, or strafing when on a manual landing.


Interior physics grids on ships have received a performance optimization pass.
Character animations have received a performance optimization pass.
The Constellation Andromeda has received a performance optimization pass.

End Transmission.... whew! research
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