Federation Day Returns!
With the Gallente Federation’s national holiday right around the corner, a host of themed events, offers and other activities will be taking place across Gallente Space, running 11:00 UTC 15 June to 11:00 UTC 22 June.
The week-long, Federation Day celebrations will include Daily Login bonuses, the debut of new monuments, a themed Abyssal Proving Grounds, a Mining Blitz, daily events, and a special warp speed bonus for any pilots travelling through Gallente Space.
This year marks the 238th Federation Day, an annual celebration of the founding of the Federated Union of Gallente Prime- commonly known as the Federation – which took place in 1702AR (23121AD). That founding was brought about through the collaboration of the nations of the Gallente, Caldari, Intaki and Mannar homeworlds. Today, Federation Day celebrates the history, people, culture, and traditions of the Gallente civilizations.
You can get a sense of what Federation Day means to the Gallente people in this special address by President Celes Aguard:
But what does Federation Day mean for EVE’s players? Enough that they themselves hosted their own Federation Day events long before they were officially introduced in EVE Online. And when it comes to this year’s Federation Day, the official celebration means a chance for all kinds of themed activity and special rewards...
Daily Login Bonuses
Firstly, the daily login bonus will reward pilots that log into EVE for five of the seven days of the Federation Day celebrations, granting them gifts including apparel, special Expert Systems, SKINs, skill point bundles and ‘Four Freedoms’ firework bundles – more on those below. There will be Alpha and Omega reward tracks, with Omega players able to access both sets of rewards. Upgrade to Omega during Gallente Federation week, and you can access the Omega Daily Login rewards from all previous days of the celebration.
Federation Day Parades
The previous years’ lavish Federation Day parades will also return, with Skill Point rewards available for those that add to the atmosphere by launching fireworks over the procession. This replaces the standard way to gain Skill Points by killing NPCs throughout the Federation Day week. These parades will take place in the Luminaire, Villore, Dodixie, Lirsautton, Alentene, Orvolle, and Octanneve systems.
Federation Day Sales
Throughout the Federation Day event, a number of sales will be live, offering you great deals on PLEX and SKINs. There’s a 'Federation Day Special’ sale open in the EVE store from 15- 22 June, which gives away a free SKIN with the 1,100, 2,860, 7,340, and 15,400 PLEX packs.
Meanwhile, the New Eden Store will be offering a Federation Day SKIN sale from 15 - 22 June, giving pilots the chance to pick up all four Federation Day SKINS for 500 PLEX in the Federation Skin bundle. Visitors to the New Eden Store can also grab the same four Federation Day SKINs for free if they buy the 12-month subscription for 5,500 PLEX within those dates. The SKINs available for Federation Day are the Deimos Green Demons SKIN, Ishtar Green Demons SKIN, Megathron Green Demons SKIN, and Dominix Green Demons SKIN.
And there’s more! From 15 - 29 June, the Dos Rouvenor's Bequest SKIN will also make a time-limited return to the New Eden Store. In addition to the Nyx hull the that the SKIN was previously available for, Dos Rouvenor's Bequest can now also be used with the Hecate and Thanatos hulls.
The new monuments introduced include the Battle of Iyen-Oursta Monument, the Kabar Terraforming Installation (Mannar VIII), and the Reschard V Disaster Memorial. Be sure to visit them and experience some of the history and culture of the Gallente Federation.
In certain Gallente constellations, the Mining Blitz event will offer ways to unearth new Maulus, Argos, and Myrmidon SKINS over in the Federal Strategic Materiel corporation LP store. The Mining Blitzes will take place within the Marele (Everyshore), Goins (Solitude), Crux (Essence), excluding Couster, and Lolbrerie (Sinq Laison) constellations.
Abyssal Proving Grounds
Over in the Abyssal Proving Grounds, a special 2v2v2 event welcomes Gallente cruisers and Assault Frigates to do battle from 11:00 UTC 18 June, with teams limited to 1x Cruiser and 1x Assault Frigate. This specially balanced combat event promises to deliver a bounty of distinct and nail-biting action. The Thorax, Vexor, Celestis, Enyo, and Ishkur hulls are exclusively permitted to join the Proving Grounds battles.
Make sure to swing by Gallente Space throughout the Federation Day week, and celebrate with the Gallente people. It’s the perfect time to party while earning yourself a healthy spread of rewards, and taking advantage of the special Federation Day warp speed bonus.
So, what are you waiting for? Join the celebrations!