The self-described Call to Adventure is being sung by Star Citizen, which serves as the subtitle for the newly released alpha 3.19 build, which brings gameplay updates and new activities for those who are invested in the ‘Verse.
One of the highlight features of this new build is a PvP event at a settlement in microTech known as Ghost Hollow, where players can fight for control of counterfeit credit terminals. Another major portion of the update is additional salvage gameplay, such as the ability to pluck items off of derelict ships with the tractor beam and new salvaging missions to take on. Mining gameplay has also been updated, which changes resource location, tweaks mining tools and attachments, and adjusts resource hardness.
Alpha 3.19 is also promising “countless backend upgrades” that bring “increased stability, more predictable item persistence, and a smoother overall experience,” as well as an embiggened Lorville, a new tutorial, and the start of Invictus Launch Week this weekend. On the subject of Invictus, CIG is hosting a contest that tasks players with making a postcard for the convention’s ArcCorp location.