While it’s technically possible to spend an awful lot of money playing Star Citizen, we occasionally get the chance to play for free. Tomorrow, Cloud Imperium will kick off another Free Fly event, meaning you can download the Star Citizen client and start exploring without buying a ship or a starter pack.
In fact, you’ll be able to test drive all 100+ spaceships available in the game over the course of the event, called the Intergalactic Aerospace Expo, which runs Nov. 24-Dec. 5. Each day, one of Star Citizen’s ship manufacturers will be showcasing its line of spacecraft, and you’ll be able to hop in and pilot all of them.
During the event, you’ll also be able to try out Star Citizen’s new Welcome Hub. Using the Welcome Hub, new players can find volunteer guides from the player community who will help teach them the ropes of the game, and you can select from elements like vehicle combat, mining, trading, or even the very basics of getting around to be matched with an appropriate tutor.