The Star Citizen 2.6.1 patch has now left the PTU test servers and is now live for everyone.
After a spell in testing, the 2.6.1 patch adds leaderboards for Star Marine and Arena Commander, ship updates, multi-region servers which arrived earlier than planned, and the usual round of fixes for various aspects of the game. The full patch notes are now available.
In other news, CIG has now fully launched their social hub called Spectrum which is a chat and social platform. Think of Spectrum as a messaging, IRC or Discord-like system with various live chat channels and forums merged into one system. Spectrum also sets up an easy way to access Organisation communication. Currently, there’s no voice chat implemented but that is apparently coming at some point.
Also, a quick reminder that there’s a Free Fly event running until the Sunday (tomorrow) if you want to find out how the game plays. This is the Valentine’s Day event which focuses on Multi-Crew ships.
Again, we advise anyone who has not backed Star Citizen to hold off jumping in with cash until more of the game is complete. A game with all the planned features might appear within the next decade.