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Star Citizen

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Star Citizen
Star Citizen cover
Cloud Imperium Games
Behaviour Interactive
Cloud Imperium Games
Release dates
Windows Early access
Monetization One-time game purchase
Modes Multiplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives First-person, Third-person
Controls Direct control
Genres Action, MMO, Open world, Sandbox, Simulation, Shooter, Vehicle combat, Vehicle simulator
Vehicles Flight, Hovercraft, Space flight
Art styles Realistic
Themes Sci-fi, Space
Series Star Citizen
Star Citizen on HowLongToBeat
Star Citizen on IGDB
Star Citizen guide on StrategyWiki
Star Citizen on Wikipedia
Star Citizen
Star Citizen EA
Squadron 42 TBA

General information

List of known issues in latest live build
RSI Community Forums


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Official website Uses a separate launcher.


Type Notes
One-time game purchase The game requires an upfront purchase to access.


Type Notes
No microtransactions None

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\LIVE\USER[Note 1]
PTU Settings are stored in <path-to-game>\PTU\USER


Graphical settings.
Graphical settings.

Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Main menu HUD is stretched. There is also a bug with the FOV resulting in the minimum FOV being 140. See Field of view (FOV).
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
See Field of view (FOV).
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Forced TSAA. See Anti-aliasing (AA) for a workaround.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
High dynamic range display (HDR)
implemented since alpha 3.20

Field of view (FOV)

Ultrawide FOV fix[2]

In Ultrawide resolutions the FOV slider in-game has a minimum value of 140. This causes a bad case of the 'fish eye' effect and causes several important HUD elements to not display properly, if at all.

  1. Change the game resolution to a 16:9 resolution. Save the settings and exit the game.
  2. Restart the game. The FOV slider will now allow you to change the FOV below 140, up to a maximum of 95.
  3. Apply the change in FOV, then change back to your desired resolution and save.
Once back in Ultra-wide, changing the FOV slider will cause it to revert to a minimum of 140

Anti-aliasing (AA)

Disable TAA by editing a config file
  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Open user.cfg file in a notepad.
  3. Add r.TSAA=0 and save the changes.
Alternatively, you can type this command into the game’s console.


Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller support
Full controller support
UI key bindings can be changed
Controller remapping
Controller sensitivity
Sensitivity level and curves can be customized
Controller Y-axis inversion
Axis actions can be inverted individually
Controller types
XInput-compatible controllers
Xbox button prompts
Impulse Trigger vibration
PlayStation controllers
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Generic/other controllers
Support for Joysticks/HOTAS
Button prompts
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Digital movement supported
Simultaneous controller+KB/M
Mouse, keyboard, gamepad and other controllers can be combined

Default Bindings


Audio settings.
Audio settings.

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Sound effects, Music, Speech, Ship Computer Speech, Simulation Announcer
Surround sound
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost


Language UI Audio Sub Notes


Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
LAN play
Online play

Connection types

Type Native Notes


Protocol Port(s) and/or port range(s)
TCP 8000 - 8020
UDP 64090 - 64110
Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) support status is unknown.

VR support

3D modes State Notes
Game is currently not on official list, but listed on vorpx local profile factory list.
Tobii Eye Tracking
Added in patch 3.12[3]
Supports: Yaw, Pitch, roll, X, Y, Z.

Other information


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 11
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes


Middleware Notes
Audio Audiokinetic Wwise Some modifications made to format
Cutscenes Bink Video 2022.05
Anti-cheat Easy Anti-Cheat Often corrupts between patches, if errors are encountered delete the EAC folder and reverify.

System requirements

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 8.1 / Windows 10 (Latest Service Pack)
Processor (CPU) Quad Core CPU - Intel: Sandy Bridge or later, AMD: Bulldozer or later
System memory (RAM) 16 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 80 GB
Video card (GPU) AMD Radeon HD7970
Nvidia GeForce GTX 680
3 GB of VRAM
DirectX 11 compatible
These are estimated system requirements and may change for the final release of the game.
The Public Telemetry can be used to get a more accurate representation of system performance.[4]
As of patch 3.11, Star Citizen requires a computer with the ability to run AVX instructions.
As of patch 3.17, Star Citizen requires DirectX 11.1 compatible graphics cards to run.[5]


  1. When running this game without elevated privileges (Run as administrator option), write operations against a location below %PROGRAMFILES%, %PROGRAMDATA%, or %WINDIR% might be redirected to %LOCALAPPDATA%\VirtualStore on Windows Vista and later (more details).