We provide multiple types of currencies for use in-game and through the online store. During the Alpha phase of Star Citizen development, you can earn and use specific types of currencies.
As we get further into development, we will distribute any credits that are part of pledges and Kickstarter packages.
You can see your account currency amounts quickly by clicking on the Account tab on https://robertsspaceindustries.com/ where this will pop up.
aUEC - Alpha United Earth Credits
During the Alpha phase of the game, we will be using a currency called aUEC (Alpha United Earth Credits). This is a temporary currency specifically designed for Alpha testing and bears no relation to your actual UEC balance seen on the website.
To earn aUEC to spend in our pre-release builds, simply check your Mobiglas for missions, and you will soon find performing them will earn you a healthy balance of credits. Please note these are temporary, and designed specifically for testing purposes. There is every chance your balance will change, or reset as development continues.
UEC - United Earth Credits
UEC will be the in-game currency used to buy weapons, shields, and decoration items in the Voyager Direct store. When the final game goes live, this will be the currency used to purchase everything in the games virtual economy. You can use it now to purchase items from the Voyager Direct Store that will be available later in the development of the game and upon release.
UEC that are part of pledge packages are not attributed until the game has gone live. These credits will help you take your first steps on your journey into the Star Citizen universe once the game is released.
You can find the number of starting credits you will receive when the game goes live by navigating to My Hangar, then selecting the expand arrow on your pledge. This will reveal an Also Contains section listing what is within your pledge:
REC - Rental Equipment Credits
REC is earned in Arena Commander and Racing modes of Star Citizen, and these credits allow you to rent equipment from the Electronic Access Store, ranging from guns to shields, to full ships. Rental credits are a great way to test out load-outs and ships that you wish to pilot in the Verse. These can only be used in Arena Commander and Racing modes, and will not apply to the Universe.
You get this currency through reclaiming, or melting, pledges through your Account and by applying Gift Certificates to your account. You can use Store Credit in the online store to purchase ships, game packages, and more. If you don't have enough Store Credit, you can partially buy an order with the credit and pay the remaining with a payment method.
Pledges bought with store credit cannot be gifted/credit cannot be transferred, even if partially purchased using store credit.
Buy Back Token
Every 90 days, or once a quarter, you have 1 buy back token you can purchase with Store Credit. You can use this Buy Back token and Store Credit to rebuy reclaimed or melted pledges from the Buy Back Pledges page.