Invictus Launch Week Returns to Star Citizen May 19-30 Where Players can Play for Free; Pilot the New Mirai Fury and Fury MX, See Brand New Vehicles, and Test-fly Over 70 Spaceships

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Invictus Launch Week Returns to Star Citizen May 19-30 Where Players can Play for Free; Pilot the New Mirai Fury and Fury MX, See Brand New Vehicles, and Test-fly Over 70 Spaceships


Cloud Imperium Games (CIG), developer of Star Citizen and Squadron 42, is a new kind of independent studio dedicated to delivering AAA games outside the established publisher system. Founded in 2012 by renowned game developer Chris Roberts, CIG is shifting the paradigm of game development towards a more inclusive process, offering its global community an unprecedented level of visibility and engagement by granting ongoing access to a product in active development.


Star Citizen’s annual Invictus Launch Week 2953 , that gives players a unique chance to play for free, returns to honor the brave men and women of the Navy and armed forces who dedicate themselves to the UEE and the protection of humanity. The event also celebrates the aerospace and defense manufacturers who gather to show off their newest and most popular vehicles used or inspired by the military. The expo returns to Area18 on ArcCorp, where new players can enjoy the enhanced new-player experience to start their adventures in the ‘verse, and then head straight to the show floor as manufacturers take turns showing off their latest and greatest vehicles. This year’s expo debuts Mirai, the next-generation performance vehicle brand dedicated to pushing the limits of whatever sector it enters into. The first vehicles of Mirai, the formidable Fury and its Fury MX variant, are available for purchase or free rental during the event, and showcase the manufacturer’s cutting-edge technologies and powerful weaponry. The might of the UEE will be on full display during the festivities, with the return of the RSI Bengal fleet carrier flying throughout the Stanton system. The Aegis Javelin also returns, stopping on Hurston, microTech, Crusader, and ArcCorp to give pilots a chance to take a walking tour through the massive destroyer and learn about its capabilities directly from the crew. For full details on the Invictus Launch Week and Free Fly schedule visit this link, and additional details about Invictus Launch Week 2953 are available in this FAQ.


The Star Citizen Invictus Launch Week 2953 and Free Fly event are scheduled to begin on May 19 at approximately 9:00AM (PDT) and will run through May 30 ending at approximately 5:00PM (PDT).


Invictus Launch Week 2953 is located on the planet ArcCorp with events hosted at Area18, one of the main commercial ports in the game. New players are encouraged to create characters starting at Area18 to take advantage of the improved new-player experience, teaching them some of the basics of navigating on foot and in the skies, before following the in-game directions to the expo center. For full details on where and when to find in-game activities and events, visit


Watch the Star Citizen Invictus Launch Week 2953 trailer

Highlights for this year’s upcoming Invictus Launch Week 2953 include:

  • Fly for Free: Download the Star Citizen client and play for free during the Invictus Launch Week 2953 event. Find out more and start your journey today by visiting the official website.
  • Test-Fly Every Military Vehicle for Free: Over 70 vehicles will be available for players to test fly for free, including the latest from the galaxy’s most respected manufacturers on show during the Invictus Launch Week 2953 event.
  • Mirai Transforms the Ship Landscape with the Fury: Mirai, a new next-generation performance brand, unleashes its first flyable ships at Invictus Launch Week 2953. The Mirai Fury is an essential short-range ship designed to bring maximum lethality and maneuverability to any dogfight. Leveraging advanced alien technologies, the Fury sports a transformable, collapsible frame allowing it to be easily transported on larger vessels, unleashing a fatal surprise for any hostile ships. The Fury MX variant shares the same core design as the Fury, trading access to energy weapons to instead pack an impressive battery of missiles.
  • Tumbril Land Systems Tempest in a Teacup: Manufacturer Tumbril plans to showcase its next combat-focused ground vehicle, which will be immediately available for purchase as a concept pledge. Stay tuned on May 25 for a full reveal.
  • The RSI Lynx Rover Brings Luxury Ground Transportation: Planet surfaces may be hostile, but traversing them shouldn’t be. RSI has the solution: The Lynx rover, the only luxury all-terrain ground vehicle in the ‘verse. Seating a driver and gunner to escort two VIP passengers, the Lynx rover is used extensively by the military to transport visiting dignitaries and executives without sacrificing the comforts they expect. Designed to pair with the Constellation Phoenix luxury spacecraft for transportation between celestial bodies, the Lynx rover is the ultimate in style and comfort. More on the Lynx rover will also be revealed on May 25.
  • A Helping Hand for New Players: In response to community feedback, new players in Star Citizen will enjoy an enhanced new-player experience teaching them the basics they will need to know to survive in and explore the ‘verse. Available in Area18, these tutorials will cover the basic use of the mobiGlas for player information, navigating cities on foot, and take players to the spaceport where they’ll take their first flight in an Anvil C8 Pisces. Perfectly located for this year’s Invictus Launch Week, new players can head straight to the show floor after finding their space-legs.
  • Tour of the Aegis Javelin and RSI Bengal Fly-By: During Invictus Launch Week 2953, one of the most powerful warships in the ‘verse, the massive Aegis Javelin, will dock at Everus Harbor above Hurston, Baijini Point above ArcCorp, Port Tressler above microTech, and Orison. At each location, attendees will be able access and tour interior parts of the ship, where they can hear more details about the UEEN’s mighty warship from the crew members themselves. Players will also want to keep an eye to the sky to catch a glimpse of the largest vessel in the navy, the RSI Bengal, as it will be viewable with its fleet throughout the Stanton system.

To take full advantage of Invictus Launch Week, veteran pilots planning to crew up with friends are encouraged to share their referral code for a bonus 5,000 aUEC. New players ready to begin their journey in Star Citizen should also visit the Welcome Hub for helpful resources.

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