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Winter 2018 - 2019

Settings Menu Overhaul Saturday, December 1, 2018

With so many options for configuring your client and what’s displayed on screen in New Eden, the settings menu has become a little crowded over the years.

Capsuleers will benefit from a clearer and more coherent layout, along with some simplified options that are presented in a more understandable fashion.

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Fall 2018

Activity Tracker Sunday, September 30, 2018

This fall, capsuleers will benefit from a new activity tracker that will monitor and display their achievements in New Eden, along with providing context for their character's development and progress.

The activity tracker will also show avenues of further progression that pilots can take, highlighting other areas of New Eden's wide array of gameplay that they can explore.

Imperial Jubilee SKINs Sunday, September 30, 2018

Once again, the Amarr Empire is gearing up for its annual celebration of the coronation of Empress Catiz I.

With the celebrations come the ever-popular Imperial Jubilee SKINs, which will be expanded with this event to cover even more Amarr hulls for this year’s celebrations.

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September Release
Sep 11th

Osprey & Navy Issue Redesign Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Both the Osprey and its Navy Issue counterpart will receive a full visual overhaul with this release, including new models, textures, animations and visual effects to enhance their appearance and continue the overhaul of Caldari hulls.

Basilisk & Etana Redesign Tuesday, September 11, 2018

The Basilisk class logistics cruiser and its super rare Alliance Tournament prize counterpart the Etana will receive a substantial visual overhaul with this release. Utilizing the new base model for the Osprey, these hulls will receive an entire overhaul from the keel up with entirely new visuals, animations and effects.

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August Release
Aug 21st

Explore The Abyss For Exclusive Rewards Tuesday, August 21, 2018

From August 21st through to September 4th, pilots will be rewarded via The Agency for exploration of Abyssal Deadspace.

From Cerebral Accelerators to exclusive Triglavian SKINs and mutaplasmids for Ancillary modules that are only available through this event, pilots who complete abyssal challenges are sure to earn sizable rewards for the risks they take.

Rewards that are both time limited and exclusive will include "Singularity Storm" SKINs for Triglavian hulls as well as all new unstable mutaplasmids for Ancillary Armor Repairers and Shield Boosters of all sizes that are only available via this event.

Navitas & Thalia Redesign Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Gallente pilots will be able to rejoice with this release, as both their Tech I logistics frigate and its advanced Tech II counterpart receive a visual overhaul.

New models, textures, visual effects and animations are coming for the Navitas and its advanced counterpart, the Thalia.

Tayra & Bustard Redesign Tuesday, August 21, 2018

The Lai Dai Corporation will be looking to perform an overhaul of both the Tayra class industrial and its Tech II deep space transport counterpart the Bustard with this release.

New models, textures, animations and visual effects are coming for both these hulls with this release.

Badger & Crane Redesign Tuesday, August 21, 2018

The Badger, dependable workhorse of many Caldari logistics and haulage corporations, will receive a complete visual overhaul with this release.

In addition to this, its Tech II cloaky blockade runner variation, the Crane will also recieve a new model, textures, visual effects and animations.

New Player Experience Updates Tuesday, August 21, 2018

With this release, new pilots will be able to enjoy the start of a series of updates to the New Player Experience.

This update focuses on delivering a new basic starter site for rookie pilots, as well as combat challenges displayed via The Agency and a new Agency UI for training tasks.

These challenges are repeatable, but new pilots will only be rewarded with skills upon first completion as part of the rookie orientation process.

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Alliance Tournament XVI Finals
Aug 18th

ATXVI Finals! Saturday, August 18, 2018

This is it, the final four, the pinnacle of tournament greatness as Alliance Tournament XVI comes to an explosive conclusion.

The finals will see a playoff fight for the third place spot, and the grand final that decides who will be crowned Alliance Tournament Champions.

Who will take the Alliance Tournament Cup?

Tune in on the CCP Twitch Channel from 14:45 UTC to watch all six matches of the finals!

More information

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Alliance Tournament XVI
Jul 28th

ATXVI Is Here! Saturday, July 28, 2018

Alliance Tournament season kicks off again, with grizzled veterans and rookie teams alike set to fight it out for one of the most coveted titles in New Eden – Alliance Tournament Champions.

Broadcasted live from Nottingham, UK by our friends at Plus 10 Gaming on the CCP Twitch Channel and refereed from CCP headquarters in Reykjavik, Iceland, the annual spectacle of internet spaceship combat is back in its sixteenth incarnation!

Get ready for three incredible weekends of matches, before the finals on August 18th!

Details in the dev blog

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July Release
Jul 10th

Dawn of Liberation Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Join the fight for freedom in celebration of Liberation Day in the Republic!

Dawn of Liberation brings to light the struggle and emancipation of the Minmatar people against their oppressors.

Celebrate Minmatar Liberation Day by rescuing captured slaves in Amarr space, then dropping them off in nearby Minmatar Haulers which will get them to safety.

Claim bounties and rewards, such as Cerebral Accelerators, Fireworks and exclusive limited time SKINs.

Chainbreaker Khumaak SKINs Tuesday, July 10, 2018

During the Liberation Day celebrations, this stunning SKIN with holographic banners and details will be available in the New Eden Store for selected hulls.

Available for capital and supercapital hulls, as well as Minmatar Marauder and Black Ops hulls, this SKIN uses new banner technology to show off the banners of liberation.

Be sure to grab it to show of your dedication to the cause!

Dawn Of Liberation SKINs Tuesday, July 10, 2018

As part of the Dawn of Liberation event, a new SKIN set will be available for a wide range of Minmatar hulls.

These SKINs will be accessible as rewards and via loot drops, and are available for more than 30 ships, ranging from Frigates to Battleships!

Join the fight, and fly the colors of Freedom!

Light Balance Pass Tuesday, July 10, 2018

With this release, capsuleers can enjoy a few light ship changes to keep the meta fresh.

With the deployment of the July release, we'll see the addition of a drone bay to the Zealot, a slight reduction in the max velocity of the Retribution in order to bring it in line with the rest of the Assault Frigates, and a switch in bonuses for the Claw that will see it's Minmatar Frigate bonus change from turret damage to rate of fire.

Abyssal Loot Balance Tuesday, July 10, 2018

With this release, intrepid capsuleers from across the cluster who dare to explore the abyss will benefit from improved loot drops and more incentive to dive in and take on the Triglavian Collective.

Abyssal loot drops have been updated to be more rewarding at all tiers, with Triglavian Survey Data appearing much more frequently, more common drops of Gravid and Unstable mutaplasmids in Tier 3 abyssal pockets and changes to weapon drops that provide blueprints rather than modules.

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Federation Grand Prix
Jun 12th

The Largest Race In New Eden! Tuesday, June 12, 2018

The Federation Grand Prix celebrates Federation Day by allowing you to prove that you are the fastest pilot in New Eden! Race across the galaxy and compete against the clock as you fly past some of the most iconic sites, systems, and wrecks in known space. You can claim great rewards for every event milestone reached, and you will face a new race course each time you compete.

Access the Federation Grand Prix objectives via The Agency in the Neocom menu in game. Then, go to the event site hosted in the Luminaire system in Gallente space and speed off to the first race checkpoint. Each race course is different, so be sure to keep a close eye on the events section in the Agency for your next destination. Start racking up those Agency points for any objectives completed, eventually unlocking further rewards with your gathered points.

The Federation Grand Prix runs from June 12th to June 26th. Buckle up and hit the reheat!

More information

Nyx Dos Rouvenor's Bequest SKIN Tuesday, June 12, 2018

In celebration of Federation Day, the New Eden Store will be graced with this new SKIN for the Nyx class super carrier.

Sporting bright colors, clean cut lines and holographic displays of the Federal crest and its distinctive phoenix emblazoned shield, the Nyx Dos Rouvenor's Bequest SKIN stands out as one of the finest and most patriotic choices for a Federation Day parade.

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EVE Online: Into The Abyss
May 29th

The Abyss Awaits... Tuesday, May 29, 2018

With New Eden thrown into chaos after a new threat emerges on the fringes of known space, the CONCORD Assembly enlists the assistance of capsuleers to venture off the edges of the map and into the unknown. Beyond charted space lies Abyssal Deadspace, the hazardous domain of a radically advanced civilization, The Triglavian Collective.

This new frontier brings the promise of technology light years ahead of the most advanced in New Eden, but the risks involved to acquire it may prove too much for all but the most skilled of pilots.

A new horizon has been drawn, and the beauty of this new domain is matched only by it's unforgiving ferocity. New vessels, weapons, technologies and unimaginable wealth lie beyond, but only for those intrepid few who dare make the journey into the abyss.

Abyssal Deadspace Tuesday, May 29, 2018

A new frontier fraught with unknown hazards provides a new challenge for capsuleers across the cluster.

New technology, weapons and blueprints for radically advanced vessels lie beyond the fringes of known space, but pilots will have to race against the clock to take a chance on claiming them.

The rewards for success may be generate wealth beyond belief, but the cost of failure can be deadly.

More from the dev team

Planetary Interaction Updates Tuesday, May 29, 2018

With Into The Abyss, Planetary Interaction will see some significant UI and UX improvements. These changes will make planetary installations easier to maintain and improve the flow and visual feedback during initial setup.

New indicators will show when nodes aren't fully set up, new pinning mechanics will make it easier to drop multiple nodes of the same type, and a whole host of new tooltips will give guidance on how to use various elements of planetary interaction, guiding capsuleers through setup with more detail than ever before.

More from the dev team

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Capsuleer Day - Fifteenth Anniversary
May 6th

Anniversary Capsule SKIN Sunday, May 6, 2018

The fifteenth anniversary theme extends to this XV striped capsule SKIN, which will also be issued to capsuleers as part of the fifteen year celebrations.

On May 7th, this SKIN will be available in the redeeming system of every account that's active in the 30 days prior to the fifteenth anniversary, regardless of clone state.

Apotheosis Sunday, May 6, 2018

As part of the fifteenth anniversary celebrations, the Society of Conscious Thought will be awarding capsuleers with the Apotheosis class shuttle, plus a fifteenth anniversary XV branded SKIN.

On May 7th, these will also be placed in the redeeming system of every account that's active in the 30 days prior to the fifteenth anniversary, regardless of clone state.

Anniversary Apparel Sunday, May 6, 2018

Celebrate fifteen years of Capsuleer history with this limited edition fifteenth anniversary XV branded shirt and cap.

On May 7th, these will be placed in the redeeming system of every account that's active in the 30 days prior to the fifteenth anniversary, regardless of clone state.

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Operation: Conscious Interruption
May 2nd

Eliminate The Drifter Threat Wednesday, May 2, 2018

As the Society of Conscious Thought repeat their tradition of marking the dawn of the Capsuleer Age every five years, this time with distribution of their powerful new Praxis-class battleship, the Drifters raid SOCT distribution facilities in an attempt to disrupt operations on this 15th anniversary.

Defend the Society's facilities and strike back against Drifter staging points to thwart this implacable foe and recover vital Society of Conscious Thought technology.

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Fanfest 2018
Apr 12th

EVE Fanfest Thursday, April 12, 2018

Come join us in Reykjavík, Iceland for the fourteenth EVE Fanfest, as we celebrate the Fifteenth anniversary of EVE Online.

With roundtables, presentations, the first ever EVE Online parade and a community like no other, EVE Fanfest 2018 is going to be the biggest, best, and most bad ass fanfest yet as we march toward the third decade of New Eden.

Get your tickets today to avoid missing out!

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March Release
Mar 20th

The Hunt Tuesday, March 20, 2018

From March 20th through to April 3rd, capsuleers will be able to enjoy the latest event in New Eden.

The Hunt begins as pilots across the cluster are tasked with finding Guristas installations scattered throughout New Eden and putting an end to their illegal cloning research.

Collect derelict capsules before they’re stolen by Guristas forces and turn them in for rewards, as well as collecting agency points by completing various challenges for rewards that include Cerebral Accelerators, a new module, Boosters and event exclusive SKINs.

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More Balance Iteration! Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Pilots across the cluster will benefit from balance changes to several hulls with this release that are aimed at keeping the combat meta in New Eden fresh and engaging. Increases in lock range and cargo capacity for battleships as well as the ability for Attack Battlecruisers to fit Medium Micro Jump Drives are coming, as well as a number of tweaks to several Battlecruisers and Heavy Assault Ships.

Details in the dev blog

Little Things! Tuesday, March 20, 2018

As part of the continuous work to provide solid quality of life changes and iterations, this release will see a host of small changes aimed at making the life of a capsuleer more convenient. From color coded fleet watchlists to the inclusion of ship types in broadcasts for remote repair, as well as more filters in module comparison and additional tooltips, there’s something in the March release for every pilot!

New Chat Backend Tuesday, March 20, 2018

With this release, capsuleers will be able to enjoy the introduction of a new XMPP based chat back end that’s coming to New Eden.

While the appearance of the chat system won’t change for now, the underlying technology behind it is undergoing a radical upgrade to improve server performance and to provide more flexibility for future development.

More from the dev team

Retirement of EVE Voice Tuesday, March 20, 2018

As we look more and more toward the future and prepare for the journey toward the third decade, the retirement of EVE Voice with the March Release opens new potential for the EVE Online client and allows for further performance improvement work and futureproofing of New Eden, making the world a better place for every capsuleer!

More from the dev team

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February Release
Feb 13th
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January Release
Jan 9th

Improvements to The Agency Tuesday, January 9, 2018

The Agency will be receiving a significant update with the January release, when pilots will be able to take advantage of many pieces of game content being moved into its user interface. With this release, Faction Warfare, Incursion and Expeditions will all be moved to The Agency’s interface, and the Agent Finder will be retired, with The Agency now serving as the location to find Agents to work with.

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Reloading Rework Tuesday, January 9, 2018

It’s always been common knowledge that capsuleers love shooting at each other’s spaceships. With this release, the reloading system will receive a backend rework to improve performance and resolve several issues.

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Yoiul Festival
Dec 19th
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Arms Race Release
Dec 5th

Expanded Alpha Skillset Tuesday, December 5, 2017

With the December release, pilots both new and old will benefit from free access to all Tech I hulls up to Battleship class as part of a large addition of skills to the Alpha skillset. Cross-faction training will also be available for free, allowing for Alpha clone access to vessels across all factions in New Eden.

To supplement this change, free access will also be granted to skills that allow for the use of Tech II small and medium weapons systems.

Details in the dev blog

Daily Alpha Injector Tuesday, December 5, 2017

The Arms Race release also brings a new training option for Alpha Pilots, with the ability to accrue skillpoints on a daily, rather than monthly basis using Daily Alpha Injectors.

These injectors can be used once per day, per alpha character, and can be activated immediately to add 50,000 skillpoints into a pilot’s unallocated skillpoint pool.

Details in the dev blog

Project Discovery Monument Tuesday, December 5, 2017

The Arms Race release sees the appearance of a new monument from the Sisters of EVE to commemorate the efforts of all those who took part in Phase One of Project Discovery, and the 30 million classifications that we submitted by capsuleers during the project.

New Empire Selection Tuesday, December 5, 2017

After extensive testing during fall of 2017, the new Empire Selection system with overhauled visuals and information will be released to all accounts with this release, with every new character created from this release forward benefitting from the changes!

Resource Wars - New Role & Balancing Tuesday, December 5, 2017

With the Arms Race release, Resource Wars will see the introduction of a new role that allows capsuleers to fly as a support pilot, earning rewards by providing remote logistics to fellow capsuleers, and vessels from the empire that they’re supporting.

In addition to this, there’ll be some balance passes made on several aspects of Resource Wars for this release, including the addition of new rewards and some changes to their costs.

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Crimson Harvest
Oct 26th

The Covenant Returns Thursday, October 26, 2017

Once again, the Blood Raider Covenant has appeared in force, prowling the spacelanes of New Eden in the hunt for easy prey during the Crimson Harvest. From October 26th through until November 9th, capsuleers will be able to run the Blood Raider Gauntlet and complete challenges via The Agency for all manner of rewards and prizes including new “Headhunter” SKINs.

Be careful though, the Blood Raiders are not a threat that should be taken lightly…

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EVE Online: Lifeblood
Oct 24th

EVE Online: Lifeblood Tuesday, October 24, 2017

As new technologies for resource acquisition emerge in the form of Upwell Refineries, new moon mining capabilities and refined reaction processes, pirate factions have set their sights on taking a slice of the dwindling resources that remain in New Eden.

With more tools for resource gathering at the hands of capsuleers than ever before, the competition for raw materials and supremacy over space is becoming more heated than ever as the cluster is pushed closer toward the brink of all out conflict.

Resource Wars Tuesday, October 24, 2017

As pirate forces encroach on the borders of New Eden’s sovereign nations, capsuleers are being contracted to assist with resource gathering operations in high security space. Forming part of resource gathering expeditions as combat or mining pilots, capsuleers both young and old will be able to take part in collaborative gameplay with other capsuleers to assist their chosen empire with the release of EVE Online: Lifeblood.

Alpha Ship Balance Pass Tuesday, October 24, 2017

With the deployment of EVE Online: Lifeblood, there’ll be a sizable balance pass to many of the hulls popular among Alpha pilots, in order to give them a little more punch, including a few slot layout and bonus changes that aim to shake up the combat meta a little, and provide new tactical options for these classes of hull.

Details in the dev blog

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Warzone Extraction
Sep 19th

The Agency - Warzone Extraction Tuesday, September 19, 2017

In celebration of the release of EVE: Valkyrie – Warzone on September 26th, capsuleers across the cluster will be able to get involved in a new event from The Agency – Warzone Extraction.

This time, The Agency pits capsuleers against Drifter forces, with the objective of accessing a Drifter controlled area, and extracting valuable cargo from within their domain.

Warzone Extraction will run from September 19th, through until October 3rd.

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September Release
Sep 12th

Market Ticker Tuesday, September 12, 2017

With the September release, industrialists and traders can rejoice and enjoy a new market ticker, which will scroll the prices of the most common and popular items on the markets of New Eden across the bottom of their market windows.

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August Release
Aug 16th

The Agency: Lucky Clash Wednesday, August 16, 2017

During celebrations around the finals of Alliance Tournament XV, the Independent Gaming Commission have found themselves under attack by a mercenary organization identifying themselves as the Redtail Sharks.

Capsuleers from across the cluster are being recruited to defend their casino installations in various locations around New Eden from this new threat, with various rewards offered for ensuring that aggressive Redtail Shark patrols that pose danger to the IGC's business interests are eliminated.

This event will run from August 16th through to August 23rd.

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Alliance Tournament XV
Jul 29th

The Tournament Returns! Saturday, July 29, 2017

Once again, the time has come for alliances across the cluster to lock horns in the largest and most destructive four weekends of the year, as the Alliance Tournament returns in its fifteenth incarnation.

The Independent Gaming Commission is offering substantial Serpentis themed prize vessels and SKINs to the victors this year, as the most anticipated Alliance Brawl of the calendar returns.

Alliance Tournament XV will take place over the following weekends:

  • 29-30 July – Broadcast by EVE NT
  • 5-6 August – Broadcast by EVE NT
  • 12-13 August – Broadcast by CCP
  • 19-20 August – Broadcast by CCP

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Welcome to The Agency
Jul 18th

Welcome to The Agency Tuesday, July 18, 2017

A new organization unaffiliated with the Empires of New Eden has emerged, with the intention of capitalizing on the resourcefulness and tenacity of capsuleers.

From July 18th, pilots will be able to benefit from daily missions and rewards for two weeks, as part of a new breed of events in New Eden.

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July Release
Jul 11th

Project Discovery - Exoplanets Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Real life science is back in New Eden! In partnership with the University of Reykjavik and the University of Geneva, along with MMOS, the search for Exoplanets is coming to EVE Online with this release.

This project will see you, the capsuleers of New Eden, taking part in a project within EVE Online that will assist with the processing and categorization of hundreds of thousands of images that may find new celestial bodies in faraway locations.

Details in the dev blog

Rupture Redesign Tuesday, July 11, 2017

As part of the ongoing effort to keep New Eden looking as beautiful and detailed as possible, the Rupture class cruiser is next in line for a substantial visual overhaul.

With the July release, new shaders, textures and geometry, ensure that capsuleers can enjoy an all new rupture that still maintains iconic lines of the original.

For an in depth look at how the new Rupture was put together, check out the dev blog in the link below!

Read the dev blog

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June Release
Jun 13th

Rogue Swarm Alert! Tuesday, June 13, 2017

The swarm is coming!

Our June event - Rogue Swarm Alert - kicks off on the 13th with the June release!

Join your fellow capsuleers and help CONCORD defeat the swarms of rogue drones.

The bigger the drones, the better the chances of getting valuable rewards. Pilots of all abilities and levels are welcome and encouraged to assist, from the newest alpha pilots to the most seasoned Omegas.

Find the Rogue Swarm Nest beacons in your overview, set course and warp to the sites. You must then clear the area of all hostiles to get your reward!

Rewards include PLEX, SKINs, drone blueprints and Accelerators.

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Skill Injector Overhaul
May 23rd

Skill Injector Overhaul Tuesday, May 23, 2017

With the arrival of changes to PLEX in the May release this year, capsuleers across the cluster will now be able to take advantage of more granular skill trading possibilities.

This change will see the introduction of more flexible skill injectors for capsuleers to use. Current extractors and injectors will remain the same, however the option will be included to split current injectors into smaller units, producing five 100,000 SP injectors that can be used or sold individually.

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119.5
May 9th

In Development - 119.5 Tuesday, May 9, 2017

The in-development video for the 119.5 release, featuring Blood Raider Shipyards and capital vessels, large and reactive AI fleets, new suns, NES gifting and more.

Track down and attack new Blood Raider Shipyards for the chance to salvage blueprints for all new Blood Raider capital vessels, but be prepared to face advanced logistics and reactive AI in large numbers.

New Introduction Video Tuesday, May 9, 2017

As part of the ongoing project to improve the New Player Experience and give a more meaningful journey through character creation, a new cinematic video has arrived to brief capsuleers on the trials and tribulations of forging their own legacy in New Eden.

PLEX Changes Tuesday, May 9, 2017

With this release, PLEX will become more accessible and easy to use, with more granular denominations and a new inventory location – the PLEX Vault – in which you can store it. Additionally, the Secure Commerce Commission will be retiring Aurum, and the New Eden Store will begin to use PLEX for purchase of all goods and services.

More from the dev team

Gifting Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Have you ever wanted to celebrate a wingman or corp mate’s birthday, an EVE Anniversary, or just brighten another capsuleer’s day in general?

With this release, you’ll be able to gift anything that you can purchase in the New Eden Store to a fellow pilot as a thank you, a gift, or just because you’re a lovely person!

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Capsuleer Day
May 6th
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Fanfest 2017
Apr 6th

EVE Fanfest Thursday, April 6, 2017

Fanfest is back!

Bigger, better and crazier than ever, the party on top of the world this year will not only be a celebration of the EVE Universe, but also a celebration of the 20th anniversary of CCP Games, which was founded in 1997.

EVE Fanfest brings our amazing community together in incredible ways for a three-day celebration of everything New Eden in Reykjavik, Iceland, the most northern capital city on earth.

Our players can expect amazing presentations from both players and developers alike, tournaments, direct access to developers in roundtables and can also check out some CCP projects that could spawn the next EVE: Valkyrie or EVE: Gunjack.

To cap off the festivities, we welcome all attendees to the legendary Party on Top of the World and the infamous Pub Crawl through downtown Reykjavik.

Get your tickets here!

New Introduction Video Thursday, April 6, 2017

As part of the ongoing project to improve the new player experience and give a more meaningful journey through character creation, a new cinematic video has arrived to brief capsuleers on the trials and tribulations of forging their own legacy in New Eden.

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119.2
Feb 14th
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118.10
Dec 13th

Flight Academy Improvements Tuesday, December 13, 2016

With the 118.10 release, there will be user improvements to the Flight Academy system, which will allow players to find the parts of videos most relevant to the assistance they need.

The Flight Academy Tutorial system can be accessed by hitting F12 in the EVE Online Client, and allows pilots to view informational videos hosted by CCP staff that give guidance and explanations on features and UI elements in game.

New Player Experience Iteration Tuesday, December 13, 2016

In this release, there will be improvements made to the first stage of the new player experience for EVE Online that include an introduction to multi-targeting, providing distance guidance when a pilot is out of looting range of a container or wreck, and more detailed information on fitting during the Battle Preparations section of the new player experience.

Many other changes are planned for the new player experience this release, so be sure to check the patch notes for full information.