Star Citizen has a strong third-party community with tools, information, and guidance to help you learn how to start and play Star Citizen. In this page, we list some of our favorite resources that we know are helpful to beginners and experienced players!
Commonly shortened to "Erkul" in conversation, erkul.games is a website where you can choose ship component upgrades and instantly see the effect on damage per second, shields, jump range, and more. The website also tells you where you can find your selected ship components for sale in-game.
"Spviewer" is powerful on its own, but can also act as a complementary resource to Erkul. Spviewer provides an exhaustive list parameters for every ship and makes it easy to compare the performance of one ship against another.
The Star Citizen Wiki is a great resource to learn about everything from ships and equipment to locations and lore.
Are you looking for something particular in Star Citizen and don't know where to buy it in-game? Check out the Universal Item Finder. Search for the item or browse the various categories to see what items are available - when you select one, the site will tell you where you can buy it and how many credits it will cost.
Verseguide bills itself as "your personal travel guide for the Star Citizen universe" and provides details on every planet, moon, station, outpost, and more. Verseguide includes details about each site, including potentially harmful temperatures or lack of breathable atmosphere, and also provides directions for how to fly to each logged landmark. If you're looking to explore around the Star Citizen 'verse, then check out the Planetary Survey.
Here is another useful resources from the people over at Cornerstone. If you can't find it on Verseguide, then check out the Planetary Survey.
If you are looking to start trading, you can use SC Trade Tools to find a useful commodity and location to buy and sell it at. Note that quantity commodities are shared across servers, so you may not be able to buy or sell all of your desired cargo at once. Use the "Show stock details" option to show the maximum quantity available and the refresh rate at each location.
Red Monster focuses on making guides and other instructive materials for industrial gameplay in Star Citizen, primarily Mining and Salvage. The YouTube channel features instructive videos, and the website includes charts and cheat sheets for mining and salvage that will help you get a great and profitable start in mining and salvage.
YouTube - https://youtube.com/RedMonsterSC
Website - https://redmonstergaming.com/
UEX Corp is a player organization that opened up their tools to all. You can use this website to help with trading and plan mining. We recommend checking out their mining resources and refinery job tracker.
Vanguard is a player organization with teams for each major type of game play. Their freely-available guide on mining is a great resource for learning about the profitable mechanics of mining in Star Citizen.
Citizen Kate started creating content for Elite:Dangerous and moved over to Star Citizen in mid-2021. The "Star Citizen - An Elite CMDR's First Steps" series is a welcoming way to learn about the features of the game, and the channel continues to grow with videos that feature ground combat and in-game equipment reviews/strategies.
Morphologis' "An Architect Reviews..." series is a great way to learn more about the different ships and locales in the Star Citizen Universe. Though the channel features plenty of content, the "architect reviews" videos are some of the best community content out there!
Avenger One (aka A1) is the expert on ship-to-ship combat and dogfighting in Star Citizen. Start with the welcome video for a list of videos that make up the four instructional modules, and you'll be on your way to winning the fight and making your ship move in ways you didn't know were possible.
Twitch - https://www.twitch.tv/avenger__one
Space Tomato continually makes well-investigated and informative videos about Star Citizen and other space games. If you want to learn about the importance of upcoming changes to Star Citizen and other features that will affect how to play Star Citizen, then Space Tomato's videos are a must-watch. The YouTube channel and Twitch channel also features podcasts with other content creators and game sessions that feature the multiplayer fun that you can have in Star Citizen!
YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/@SpaceTomato
Website - https://www.spacetomatogaming.com/
The Astro Historian is a YouTube channel centered on explaining the lore of the Star Citizen 'verse. Though smaller than some of our other recommended creators, the Astro Historian takes the official threads of lore that have been shared by the developers and weaves them into an engaging story. If you like documentaries or podcasts, then be sure to check out the channel's Lore Citizen Podcast, too.
Farrister is a content creator that is mostly focused on Star Citizen, and his videos cover everything from future Star Citizen features, locations around the 'verse, and gameplay sessions that feature different careers in Star Citizen. The recent "Drydock" series is a great introduction for new players to learn about some of the big concept ships that will enter the 'verse, and his gameplay sessions are strike the perfect balance in editing that they give new players a good sense of how long it accomplish different gameplay loops in Star Citizen while not being boring or too long.
Olli takes a "will this work?" approach to playing Star Citizen and each video feels like hanging out with a friend. The result is a chill and fun time to learn about different things that you can do in-game!
Subliminal's website has recommended ship component upgrades that you can consider when customizing your ships in-game, and the Twitch channel features regular broadcasts where Sub shows viewers how to complete different types of missions.
Website - https://subliminal.gg/
YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/subliminalstv
Twitch - https://www.twitch.tv/subliminalstv
Cloud Imperium Games has an official Star Citizen channel on YouTube and Twitch. Check them out for official updates and livestream events with the development team!
Twitch - https://www.twitch.tv/starcitizen
Twitch creators have also designated their channels for Star Citizen content. You can see the list of these channels on Twitch at the link below.
The Roadmap on the official Roberts Space Industries website is the official source for how Star Citizen and Squadron 42 are developing. There are two views in the RSI Roadmap. The first view, the Progress Tracker, allows you to see what each team is working on along with which teams are working on each feature and ship. The other view, the Release View, is the official record of which features and announced ships are going to release with each version of Star Citizen. While the Progress Tracker is only updated a couple of times each month, it is the best source to see what the Star Citizen developers are doing.
The Comm Link on the official Roberts Space Industries website is where you can find all of the announcements from the Star Citizen developers. New patches, new ships, new episodes of Inside Star Citizen and Star Citizen Live, CitizenCon, special events, updates to the Progress Tracker, and more are all announced through Comm Links, which makes this site the perfect place to check for the latest news from the Star Citizen developers.
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