Beta is here. Beta is now

Beta is here. Beta is now

It’s been a wild couple of months since we finished our Indiegogo campaign.

Star Citizen completely revamped how flight controls and keybinds worked, 3.5 took longer to bake on the PTU than anyone thought it would, and I ate some truly epic tacos. Good times.

We spent some time re-designing our Flight Systems Shard for the new flight model, and released an Alpha 1.1 update, but most of our time has been spent hammering away on Beta.

What’s in the Beta?


  • Combat Shard, with tap and drag to assign power and shields

  • Vehicle Systems Shard to give you easy ground vehicle controls

  • Polished Flight Systems Shard

  • New bottom menu

  • Native apps for iOS, Google Play and Amazon

  • Auto-updating Host application

  • New command API for even lower latency

  • Dozens of quality of life tweaks to keybinds and controls

A huge amount of work has gone into delivering the amazing experiences we’re aiming for. Beta is an important step - a big step - but it’s just one part of an epic adventure as we journey to launch and onwards.

Accessing Beta

We will be sending out beta access in waves. They will most likely all be sent out within an hour or two.

If you are an Alpha backer, you can simply download the new Host application, log in with your existing details and you’re good to go.

If you are a Beta backer, you will receive an email with your access details and key today - they’ll be sent out in waves to hang tight if you don’t have it already.

To register a new account if you were not in alpha, go here with the key that was emailed to you in hand:

To download the new host application, go to the following page:

We put together a video that walks you through step by step on the GameGlass installation process. You can watch it here.

Everyone should also grab the new native GameGlass app from their device store. They’re available on iOS, Google Play and Amazon, and give you a smoother experience. (and give us a nice review if you enjoy the product, thousands of hours of work went into this!).

The journey to launch

The team is going to sleep for a few days straight, then we’re going to spend a bunch of time listening to what you have to say about the Beta.

Your thoughts on the experience we delivered in Alpha 1.0 and 1.1 was massively helpful as we polished Beta, and your feedback will help shape our launch too. We say it every time we write an update, because it’s always true - we’re incredibly grateful for your support and encouragement.

Launch will include a lot more Shards, more platform features, and a surprise or two. Stay tuned as we release news on our progress.

New website & Easter Hunt competition

To celebrate our Beta, and the launch of our new website, we're running an Easter Hunt competition. There are THREE prizes up for grabs, check it out here:

We hope you enjoy the Beta. And, as always, thank you.

The GameGlass team