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Star Citizen Shows Off Drake Ironclad, Its Upcoming Anticipated Armored Freighter

Like a Caterpillar, but fatter-pillar

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At the tail end of Star Citizen’s annual ship showcase, the Invictus Launch Week, and Drake's showcase ongoing today and tomorrow, the Cloud Imperium team has released a video showing off the latest mid-size cargo ship, the Drake Ironclad. 

The Ironclad is meant to be the middle ground “armored freighter” between the fleet of standard cargo ships and the super-high-end ones already present in Star Citizen. Meant for a six-person crew, it’s got doors for both on-the-ground and in-space loading and unloading, and a solid habitation space. 

Plus, the Ironclad has a ton more armor to be more durable in those bigger, more treacherous journeys and a bit of engineering and architectural considerations for defense scenarios. And if that armor isn’t doing the trick, especially with Star Citizen’s capabilities expanding into combat, there’s a little emergency pod for escaping. In short, as the team mentions later, the team wants to give players of any alignment a chance to own or engage with the ship. 

The video also features a more in-depth tour of the Ironclad (or the “Fatterpillar,” as one commenter calls it, which is freaking fantastic), as well as some more previews of the RSI Polaris Greybox’s interior features. The full sixteen-minute official overview is available on the official Star Citizen channel. 


Victoria Rose

Victoria's been writing about games for over eight years, including small former tenures with Polygon and Fanbyte. She mostly spends time in FFXIV, head-deep in roleplay campaigns or stubbornly playing Black Mage through high-end raids. Former obsessions include Dota 2 and The Secret World (also mostly roleplaying). Come visit their estate: Diabolos (Crystal DC), Goblet, Ward 4, Plot 28.