Subscriptions are contributions that any user can make to the Star Citizen Project. Subscriptions contribute to Star Citizen project development by funding behind-the-scenes shows like Inside Star Citizen in addition to Jump Point, the monthly digital magazine about Star Citizen.
There are two Star Citizen subscription tiers: Imperator and Centurion.
Purchasing a Subscription
There are two ways to become a subscriber: through a Plan or through Passes.
A Plan is a recurring payment that you subscribe to through your Payment Processor. It can be a monthly-recurring payment or an annually (12 month) recurring one. Every time a payment is processed, your subscription is automatically expanded by one period (month or year, depending on the plan).
A Pass is a one-off payment that grants you Subscriber access for a limited time. They're an excellent alternative if you can't or don't want to subscribe to a recurring payment plan. Passes don't require a cash purchase, as you can buy them with Store Credit.
A Pass gives you exactly the same perks as a regular Plan and also contributes to your subscriber history.
You can purchase a subscription, and view subscription rewards by going to: https://robertsspaceindustries.com/pledge/subscriptions
Once purchased, a subscription will bill you every month on the same date as the first purchasing date.
You can cancel a subscription any time, by going to Account > Settings > Billing and Subscription Tab, and clicking "Cancel Subscription."
Additional information can be found on the RSI Subscriptions FAQ.
The Subscriber store or "Subscriber Exclusive" store is a section of the Pledge Store that lists the items only available to purchase as a subscriber. These items include all past and current subscriber rewards that can be purchased retroactively, and without limit in quantity. These items can also be gifted after purchase.
Cost & rewards
|Updated March 2020||
|Subscription price||$10.00 USD||$20.00 USD|
Subscribers receive Jump Point, Star Citizen's official digital magazine. This monthly full-color publication includes exclusive behind-the-scenes articles and interviews into the development process of Star Citizen and Squadron 42. Subscribers can also access the entire collection of Jump Point back issues at any time.
|FIRST-WAVE PTU ACCESS
Your subscription grants you first-wave access to Star Citizen's Public Test Universe (PTU) where you'll get to experience and help test patches and releases before they go live to all backers.
|SHIP OF THE MONTH
This program gives Subscribers the chance to pilot a flyable ship every month, enjoying unlimited access until it is switched out for a different ship the following month. A great way to try out that ship you've had your eye on, before pledging for it.
Subscribers receive an exclusive digital, from hangar collectibles to in-game accouterment like special weapon skins, awarded monthly. Your subscription also allows access to the Subscriber exclusive store, where previously issued pieces are available for purchase. Imperator-level Subscribers receive a special variant in addition to the standard flair item.
Subscribers are allotted a monthly stipend of REC (Rental Equipment Credits) which can be used in the Electronic Access store to rent ships or weapons. Centurion-level Subscribers receive 20,000 REC monthly, while Imperator-level Subscribers get 40,000.
|20,000 REC||40,000 REC|
|IMPERATOR TEST FLIGHT
As an Imperator-level Subscriber, you'll get one week to test fly newly flight-ready ships and variants with our live quarterly releases.
Meet like-minded Citizens and interact with CIG staff in our intimate subscriber-only chatroom and forum.
|EARLY ACCESS TO PURCHASE EVENT TICKETS||YES||YES|
|EXCLUSIVE IMPERATOR EVENTS
Imperator-level Subscribers get the chance to attend several exclusive events throughout the year at our studios around the globe. Upcoming events will be announced in advance, through the monthly Subscriber newsletter with tickets available to Imperators on a first-come-first serve basis.
The Vault contains collections of Star Citizen concept art and work-in-progress renderings, a rare look at images and designs that otherwise wouldn't be seen.
Every month, Subscribers can submit questions for our developers, some of which will be answered in our monthly Town Hall web series.
|MERCHANDISE DISCOUNTS AND EXCLUSIVE DIGITAL SALES
As a Subscriber you're eligible for discounted Star Citizen and Squadron 42 merchandise and exclusive limited ship pledges through the RSI store.
|DISCOUNTED ANNUAL PLANS & PASSES
If you purchase an annual Centurion or Imperator plan or pass, you'll receive the 12-month Subscription for the price of 11. Please note that this does not apply to monthly plans and passes.
Once you accumulate 12 months of subscription time, you're eligible for a discount coupon. (Valid for any accumulated subscription time starting in January 2015 through present. Coupon is good for one-time use on digital products only.)
|10% off up to $50||20% off up to $100|
List of Subscription Flair Items
See: Subscriber Flair
Subscribers Only Store Items
- Subscriptions FAQ. Knowledge Base. Retrieved 2020-03-19