Cloud Imperium Games, the developer/publisher responsible for Star Citizen, has announced the release of Alpha Patch 2.1.2 for its highly anticipated upcoming space sim. This new patch is mainly aimed at the reported bugs and issues present in Crusade and Arena Commander. The developers describe the patch to be “very targeted bug fix patch for Crusader and Arena Commander.”

According to the Star Citizen’s website, your game client should show  “2.1.2-315233” if you have the correct version. It has also been recommended by the makers that players should delete their USER folder for the Public client, after the installation of the patch is completed. Failure to do so may cause issues in the graphical department or may also cause unwanted crashing on loading.

Full instructions for installing the patch have been made available here. However, Cloud Imperuim has warned players regarding some known issues that they may face while playing the game post-update. The developers are also encouraging players to report other problems that they may encounter in-game.

Some of the changes, as shared on the game’s official website, have been shared below:


  • A jet-pack looking item has re-appeared on the back of characters in Crusader, that will occasionally flicker in or out of reality.
  • We are aware that ArcCorp is still suffering from some texture problems and level of detail popping.

Arena Commander Module:


  • Fixed an issue where destroying the turret of a ship would render it unable to be targeted by other players.

User Interface

  • Fixed an issue where a ships HUD could be (accidentally) interacted with outside of free-mouse or HUDinteraction mode.

Persistent Universe:


  • Made several changes to potentially resolve the extreme audio corruption that could be experienced during extended gameplay sessions.

For further detailed notes, the developers have made a list available on their website.

Fans have welcomed the patch with great enthusiasm however are still pressing on developers to release new content to the game.  Start Citizen is amongst the highly anticipated game of this year. With a $100 million worth of funding expectations are high.

Star Citizen will see its release on Windows and Linux sometime this year.