Star Citizen
03. How to play

Becoming a Citizen

Becoming a Citizen. Watch the Intro Video

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Your Character

Choice Matters

In Star Citizen, you have the freedom to decide how to make your way in the galaxy, whether you're a merchant trader, a fearsome outlaw, a ruthless mercenary or anything in-between. Play the character you've always dreamed of being and build YOUR place in the galaxy.

Click here for more information on how to get started in the universe today.

The Hangar

While visiting your personal hangar, you can view all your ships and adjust their loadouts using the LiveWorks AR system. Just look for a circular, blue port modification indicator and select it with a LEFT-CLICK to bring up a list of options. This system can also be used to place decorative items in your hangar. For more information, watch the Hangar and Port Modification tutorial video.


This small, advanced hologram-projecting computer is worn by every character and allows you to manage your item inventory, plot a destination and check missions in the game.

Keyboard: Press F1 to open your mobiGlas homescreen. Selecting the icons along the bottom will take you to various applications such as the Contract Manager, Equipment Manager, and the Starmap. Press F1 again to close. To access the Settings, Options and Game Menu, press ESC.

Basic Controls

A great place to learn how your character moves is your personal hangar. You can head there through the Universe menu.

Keyboard: The WASD keys allow you to move around. Hold SHIFT to run and F to interact with items in the world. Press 1, 2 or 3 to ready a weapon from one of your inventory slots.

Mouse: Move to look around and use SCROLLWHEEL to change your base movement speed. LEFT-CLICK will fire your weapon, and RIGHT-CLICK will aim.


Star Marine

Put your newly honed combat skills to the test and fight your way to victory in this fast-paced FPS battleground that features zero-g combat arenas and a variety of high-tech armor and weaponry.

Read the Star Marine FAQ

What's to come Next Steps

As development continues on Star Citizen, your character options will grow with the addition of an enhanced customization system that will allow you to select your character's look and gender.
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*Note: Star Citizen Alpha 3.0 is currently available to download and play. Additional features and updates will be released as they are developed.

Show PC Requirements

* Windows 7 (64bit) with Service Pack 1, Windows 8 (64bit), Windows 10 - Anniversary Update (64bit)
* DirectX 11 Graphics Card with 2GB RAM (4GB strongly recommended)
* Quad Core CPU
* 16GB+ RAM
* SSD strongly recommended