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Star Citizen 3.13 – Medical Gameplay & Character Customization Changes

Every so often Cloud Imperium post a Patch Watch, that highlights some work that might not be particularly visible on the Roadmap but is being worked on nonetheless. We have had a post on Eye Colors & MedPens that I’d like to share from Wayne-CIG on Spectrum. 

“Hello everyone, 

Similar to previous Patch Watches, we didn’t want to miss the opportunity to highlight some of the features, improvements, and additions the teams are working on that don’t appear on the Roadmap. So, as we approach release day for Star Citizen Alpha 3.13, here are two additions that will help your friends survive the threats of Stanton and make you look at them with new eyes. 

MedPen Updates 

The Actor Feature Team updated the medical pen to be consistent with weapons, gadgets, and grenades. 

Previously, MedPen use was a single input that involved grabbing the item from the suit attachment and using it. Now, they’re equipped and require an additional input (typically mouse1) to inject them. 

MedPens are now treated as carryables, so can be picked up, placed, thrown, etc. This change allows MedPens and OxyPens to be selected via the quick select wheel and paves the way for changes to medical gameplay coming in Alpha 3.14. New character animations were created to support this new functionality too.”

I’ll give you my take too – We know that CI want to be able to have MediPens and other drugs used on NPCs and Other Players… so that the medical profession as awell as gear choice matters more. 

I’d expect to start seeing S&R missions that have you reviving a injured NPC too. The deeper medical gameplay is part of Alpha 3.14 but this is a good start towards that for sure. 

Wayne went onto post about 

PU Character Customizer: Additional Eye Colors and Textures 

The Character Art and Tech Team exchanged two existing eyes with new versions. 

Furthermore, they added six new irises you can select from to create your perfect Star Citizen character. 

These are just two of the many additions coming in Alpha 3.13 not listed on the Roadmap. Stay tuned for a mission-related update soon, and we’ll see you in the ‘verse!  

These changes are pretty small and subtle BUT it’s all parts added to the character variety pool and customizer that will make you be able to have a more unique toon BUT also the other characters of this incredibly detailed beautiful game come to life. 

In time we will have a ridiculous amount of variety that also looks good… so I am looking forward to that!