In 2019, the Star Citizen community discovered a lucrative drug lab on the surface of Crusader’s moon Yela. What followed was completely unplanned, and surprised everyone - including our development team.
Tens of thousands of players flocked to the outpost, with split motives in mind – eager outlaws and less-than-scrupulous organizations rushed to acquire and sell this newfound illicit treasure trove at any cost, while more lawful groups chose to lock down the station in a bid to prevent further criminal activity.
This clash resulted in a perpetual tug-of-war between far-flung factions and home-grown heroes over control of the outpost. You never knew what you’d find when approaching Jumptown, which only the most dedicated could locate, since it wasn’t easily pin-pointed on standard-issue maps.
These events were so profound, they ended up becoming official canon in Star Citizen’s lore – a prime example of player actions shaping the future of the ‘verse forever.
For a detailed journey through the events of the original Jumptown wars, check out the community-produced documentary by TheAstroPub below.
With the release of Star Citizen Alpha 3.16 we’re introducing a new dynamic event inspired by the original Jumptown wars. Challenging you to weigh risk against reward like never before, you’ll battle it out in a familiar, yet entirely new experience.
Read on for more details about what to expect, and be sure to outfit your force for the impending mayhem.