Use this Star Citizen referral code when you sign up for the game and. It gets you 5000 UEC for free. Just click or copy the text.

star citizen referral code example
The credits will show up once you enlisted. Note that it only works for new accounts and can’t be applied retroactively.

What is the SC referral program

The SC referral program is a reward system to motivate backers to tell others about the game. Basically it’s an affiliate program which earns you virtual points. When someone registers using your code they automatically earn 5,000 UEC. In addition you’ll get a Recruitment Point and climb up the reward ladder.
The game credits only apply to new accounts and are worth about $5. Once you created your account you can refer your own friends with your unique reference.

How does the referral program work

It’s pretty easy, but if you need some guidance follow these steps to get 5000 UEC

  1. Go to the RSI website and create a new account, just use this referral link STAR-L6Q2-2394 and the code will be entered automatically
  2. This is optional but you can buy a game package if you want to back the project. There are free fly events about every 2 months so you could try before you buy.
  3. Share your code here and go to the randomizer (optional)
    I recommend to keep the free UEC because the Voyager Direct store isn’t up to date and you risk buying something that doesn’t work anymore. The store will be revamped but it’s not a priority at this moment.

How to use it

Well you can either share it with friends or use it when you sign up for an account. It’s sort of a win-win, you get free credits and someone gets a recruitment point. Please don’t spend it in the Voyager Direct store! The VD needs an update badly and TBH should be shut down immediately. Half of the items in there don’t even work and are over priced. Turbulent probably is too busy working on Spectrum and don’t have the resources to improve or shut down the VD store.

Referral rewards

get recruits and rewards
The ranking system goes from 1 to 2017 recruits. The best (or easiest) reward  is probably the Gladius gold which only requires 10 recruits. You will have access to this ship in your hangar and it can be used in all game modes.
The rewards at 25 and 42 recruits grand you access to ships that can only be used in Arena Commander and Crusader, not in the final game!

Permanent added ships come after reaching 75 recruits.  75 recruits you’ll get the Razer, 100 points will get you the Vanduul Blade, 200 the Glaive and 500 the Hurricane + Terrapin. You can use these ships in the final game and they get added to your account once flight ready. Here’s a list of all the current rewards:

List of rewards

All rewards from the referral program
Number of recruitsRecruitment titleForum display titleRewards
1Badger and badgesRecruiterGA series of UEE Squadron Badges
K&W CF-007 Bulldog repeaters
3Gimbals and gunsPrivateTwo gimbal mounts and
two K&W CF-007 Bulldog repeaters.
5Surf & TurfCorporalGreycat buggy
4 white & blue striped fish
10Gladius & goldSergeantGladius standalone ship & 6 Months Insurance,
5 gold ship display models
25AC racing packageLieutenantPermanently unlock 350R, M50 & Mustang Gamma in Crusader & Arena Commander
15,000 UEC
42AC combat packageCaptainPermanent unlock the Cutlass Black, Hornet, Avenger & Aurora LN
30,000 UEC
75Speed racerMajorMisc Razor
100Dog FighterLt. ColonelYou get the alien ship the Blade.
200Ready for battleColonelYou get the vanduul Glaive.
500Anvil Ship PackageBrigadier GeneralTerrapin and Hurricane
1042Million Mile High Club AccessMajor GeneralMembership to the exclusive Million Mile High Club!
2017Star CrossingLt. GeneralJavelin

RSI referral contest rewards

If you entered the RSI contest back in April 2017 you had a chance to earn some additional perks. Although the contest was poorly received by the communities vocal minority, some got a few unique and probably rare perks. The contest ended in August and on top of the leader board is Jfeezy.

I personally don’t quite get how CIG could think anyone would earn 3k  recruits. Not even when you already had half of them when the contest started. Maybe they knew, maybe they didn’t, they sure didn’t consult any of the top earners prior. Anyway I’m rambling.

Some got a cringy Pink Dragonfly and a Star Kitten T-shirt, but seriously that was bad, really really bad. Let’s forget about it and never speak of it again!

Reddit referral code randomizer

You can add your code to the referral code randomizer and then hope someone will use it. The most popular one is the reddit referral code randomizer created by the community. It was created to stop people from spamming their codes everywhere. It generates a number from a random citizen when you visit the page. The generator removes the numbers every 6 months to keep it clean. Make sure you make a not in your agenda when yours expires! You can simply add it again to the generator when expired.

How to join the referral program to get recruits

Once you have enlisted and created your account you enter the referral reward program. From that moment you will have your own code. As a prospect/backer you’ll be able to share your personal and unique number. Don’t forget to add your code to the Reddit randomizer.
In my opinion the best way to get more recruits is by creating content. Make some cool video’s for example and add your code, you might get something out of it.

Applying the code to old accounts

One of the biggest complaints with the introduction of the affiliate program is that older backers missed out on the rewards. Referrals can’t be applied after you create an account. Still to this day whenever a thread on reddit pops up about this subject, people express their frustration. Some referred as many as 40 people without getting anything out of it. To be fair, I’ve only seen complaints and no real solution. People love to complain but can’t come up with solutions that wouldn’t require to hire additional CS staff.

Frequently asked questions

The rewards are pretty great up to 10 recruits. After that is becomes less interesting. A referral program revamp was announced recently.

To avoid confusion keep the following in mind.

  • Your prospect needs to spend $40 before they become a recruit, every converted prospect gets you 1 Recruitment Point.
  • Using a referral code will always get you 5000 UEC when creating a new account, you don’t need to buy the game to be eligible.
  • Gifting from an existing account to the new account doesn’t get you recruitment points.
  • Transferring gift cards to other accounts doesn’t work, cash only.
  • A recruit can melt their items for store credit without changing their status back to “prospect.”
  • Rewards can’t be gifted or exchanged for store credit.
  • You’ll lose a Recruitment Point when a recruit gets refunded. I don’t know if you also lose rewards.
  • Ships rewarded have 6 months insurance.

About Star Citizen

Star Citizen is an ambitious game and one of the most crowdfunded projects of all time, funding might even reach $170 million in 2017. The game is in alpha an backing means you’ll have to deal with the bugs or wait until a more stable version is released. Do you’re own research before you decide to jump in.