And we confirm – Alpha 2.6 update introduces a variety of vehicles, additional tasks and, most importantly, an FPS mode.

As the press release states, Star Citizen now utilizes Amazon Lumberyard game engine. Alpha 2.6 update includes various interesting elements and it is a hefty patch. There are two new modes. The first is Pirate Swarm, a space Horde mode, so to say. It requires to defeat increasing numbers and increasingly more difficult waves of varied pirates.

The second mode is Star Marine FPS-like mode with two starting maps and two match types – Elimination (one vs everyone) and Last Stand (fight for 4 computer access points). Other changes include additional ships, health system updates, a third person camera and various other tweaks and updates. You can watch the trailer embedded below and read the full patch notes on the official site.