Playing EVE requires an account and we recommend you sign-up for a free 14-day trial. Creating an EVE trial account is as simple as filling in a short form, with no payment or home address information needed. A trial account can easily be upgraded using a variety of payment options.
Sign up for a 14 day trial:
We're sorry, there was a problem completing your registration. Please try again soon or try signing up at our Account Management trial signup page.
Once you have an account, the next step is to download and install the game client. EVE supports Windows and Mac operating systems, and for each the usual installer file type will be downloaded. For Windows systems, click the download button. Mac users can download the installer file from the provided link.
You can confirm your computer meets the minimum specifications for EVE Online by checking the System Requirements.
While you download the installer, check out our pilot orientation video. This guide to the first few days in EVE should give you some ideas and prepare you for the start of your journey in the EVE universe.
Some Useful Resources
If you'd like to know more after viewing the video guide, here are some other useful resources for new EVE pilots.
Your Choices are Unlimited!
Now you have an account and installed game client, you're ready to start playing EVE whenever you'd like. Your first step in game will be to create your character. After that you may find the New Player Experience tutorials useful. For account services please visit Account Management.
Fly safe pilot!