Mittlerweile können alle Star-Citizen
-Spieler mit Zugriff auf Arena Commander auch auf den Mehrspieler-Modus zugreifen, der zudem mit dem Modus "Capture the Core" erweitert wurde
. Hierbei handelt es sich um eine Capture-the-Flag-Variante, bei der "Kerne" von der gegnerischen Basis gestohlen und zum eigenen Quartier gebracht werden müssen. "Patterned after classic 'Capture the Flag' games but with the additional challenge of operating in three dimensional space, Capture the Core is a team based game mode that rewards points to players for capturing 'cores' from the opposite side of the map. Players must capture the cores and then transport them to the other side of the map to add to their energy stockpile.
In order to capture a core, your team's core must not be currently taken. You can steal the enemy’s Core by flying through it, either at their base or out in space if it has been dropped by a teammate. If a player carrying a Core is killed, the Core will remain at the location of his death for 30 seconds or until it is either returned by an ally or stolen by an enemy.
The game ends after one team has scored 5 captures, or 20 minutes have elapsed. Kills do not progress your team to victory directly, and spending your time trying to shoot down enemy pilots exclusively will be detrimental to your team! Points are awarded for picking up the enemy Core, Capturing a Core, returning your stolen Core or killing an enemy carrying your Core."