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Roberts Space Industries

Fly the hottest ships
in the galaxy …
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The Universe Awaits

Feel the speed, power, & versatility of this year's community favorites, as you blast into Star Citizen for free.

Every year, Ship Showdown sees the community crown the top ship in the 'Verse, and this year they're off to an epic start.

As Phase 1 of the competition draws to a close, and the dust settles... our sweet 16 emerge, moving on to Phase 2 of the competition in head-to-head bracket-style madness!

In addition to moving on to the next phase of the competition, all 16 ships selected by the community will be available for you to try during a two-week Free Fly event. After all, there's no better way to decide which ship is champion material than to take to the skies and test-fly them for yourself.

Hop into the 'Verse via the steps below and find out why the community dubbed these 16 ships the best of the best. And if you're looking for a little extra help to get started, be sure to check out our Welcome Hub , where you can learn the game and hone your skills in the cockpit and beyond.

Last but not least, to celebrate the competition, for the duration of Ship Showdown we're offering Discounted Starter Packs - so if you want to keep playing after the Free Fly ends, now's the best time to jump in the cockpit.

2950 Ship Showdown Sweet 16

  • Ship Showdown Free Fly

    2950's Sweet Sixteen

    The 16 flyable ships on this list, deemed the best of the best by our community, are going head-to-head in the ultimate tournament of aerospace champions. Now's your chance to get in the 'verse and get behind the sticks of these iconic fan-favorites, to see which ones suit your own particular style. Try mining, hauling, combat, or even more specialized pursuits.

    Aegis Avenger Titan
    Aegis Eclipse
    Aegis Gladius
    Aegis Hammerhead
    Aegis Reclaimer
    Anvil Carrack
    Anvil Valkyrie
    Banu Defender
    Drake Caterpillar
    Drake Cutlass Black
    Esperia Prowler
    MISC Prospector
    MISC Razor
    MISC Reliant Kore
    Origin 890 Jump
    RSI Constellation Andromeda


GET INTO the 'verse

Try Star Citizen for FREE from 16:00 UTC on September 9th through 23:59 UTC on September 23rd.

The code gives you access to Star Citizen Alpha 3.10 and all sixteen ships. You can also experience the dogfighting action of Arena Commander and the intense FPS action of Star Marine for the duration of the Free Fly event.

FREE FLY CODE: SHOWDOWN2950 click to copy the code to your clipboard Select and copy

Simply follow the steps below and we'll see you in the 'verse!


Step 1: Enlist or sign in

You must enlist or sign in to continue.

Step 2: Enter your Ship Showdown - Free Fly code

Step 3: Check your account for fun surprises and start your test flight!