Cloud Imperium has announced that the Public Test Universe (PTU) of Star Citizen is now open for every backer to enjoy, but it is not for the faint of heart, as it will contain several bugs that may ruin players’ experience.
Previously, PTU provided access to the upcoming patches to a selected number of players, but now everyone will be able to chime in and give their feedback to the developers.
To draw more people into the PTU, Cloud Imperium has released the Arena Commander 1.0.1 update, which players will be able to test right now.
The purpose of bringing all these players into the PTU is to get as much feedback as possible, so that the bugs can be found and fixed as soon as possible.
The developers made the announcement of PTU on their official website, where they wrote:
Please note that the PTU is not for the faint of heart: unlike standard Arena Commander, you’re one of the first people testing a new build which can often be unstable or otherwise non-functional. If you’re serious about helping us test Star Citizen, accessing the PTU and reporting bugs on the forums is one of the biggest services you can provide.
The post continued on to say that those players who are just looking to have smooth dogfights should not participate in PTU, as it will become quite annoying for them.
If you’re looking for a clean dogfight, you may want to stick to the standard build. You can report bugs discovered in the PTU here, or provide feedback on the PTU itself here.
To access PTU in Star Citizen, you will need to follow a few simple steps, which Cloud Imperium has jotted down right here.