What is REC?
Rental Equipment Credits, or REC, is a type of Virtual Currency that you can earn in Arena Commander multiplayer and that you can then be spent on the website to try out ships and equipment for a limited time.
To review all available currencies, see Currency of Star Citizen (UEC/aUEC/REC/Store Credit).
How do I earn REC?
Anyone with the game and access to Arena Commander can earn REC by playing ranked games, (games that would show up in the global leaderboards, in other words public matches) in any multiplayer game modes. The amount of REC you earn in each match is displayed at the end of that match, with more REC being awarded for better performance in the match.
Where can I see my earned REC?
You can check out how much REC you currently have through My RSI.
- Visit our site and login to Account.
- The currencies display under your avatar and handle.
You can also review a detailed log of your REC through your Billing and Subscriptions.
Where can I spend my REC?
If you have REC, you can spend them in the Electronic Access storefront!
What is Electronic Access?
Electronic Access is the storefront of Original Systems, the makers of the legendary Ultimate Series, and more recently, Arena Commander. Through Electronic Access, you can rent “ROMs.” ROMs give time-limited access to ships to use in Arena Commander. You can also use ROMs for weapons and items for use in Arena Commander and the persistent Universe.
What can I rent?
Electronic Access offers a suite of starships, primarily of the fighter variety. While a few small cargo ships are also available, ships requiring a crew to operate cannot be rented through this store. In addition to ships, all weapons and missiles, as well as a selection of components can be rented from EA.
How long can I keep my ROMs?
Once rented, ships, weapons, and components can be used for seven 24-hour periods. These days do not have to be consecutive. Keep in mind that all 1-day tokens are consumed upon loading any Arena Commander game mode or the Persistent Universe regardless of whether or not you actually use the items.
Where can I manage what I’ve bought?
All your Electronics can be seen and managed in the My ROMs section of your account. There you will see which ROMs you have, which are unused, and how much time remains on each.
IMPORTANT: Any ROM with less than 7 day-tokens remaining can be extended by 7 more days, at 80% of the original Electronic Access price. There is currently no limit on the number of times you can extend a ROM.
Where can I use my ROMs?
You can use rented ships within all Arena Commander game modes. You can also place rented ships in your hangar like any other ship, which will allow you access to weapon and equipment port modification points. Additionally, you can place rented weapons onto owned ships in a hangar. Rented ships can also be viewed and equipped from the "Ship Customization" page on the main Arena Commander menu. Any ships rented through Electronic Access cannot be used in the Persistent Universe, however weapons rented through Electronic Access and equipped to ship pledges can.
Can I refund or gift my ROMs?
No – purchases using REC are non-refundable, non-giftable. You can easily earn REC through Arena Commander and competing in races.