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Celebrate a great year!

2023-12-21 - By EVE Online Team

Celebrated capsuleers,

A new year is almost upon us, and what a year 2023 has been for EVE Online! The 20th year of New Eden was filled with excitement and chaos, with pilots pulling off heists, joining pirate factions, and filling the cluster with life and death.

“Wow, what a year! A fitting one for the 20th Anniversary, with two incredible expansions in Viridian and Havoc, a record breaking Fanfest, EVE Vanguard First Strike earlier this month, and whole lot more in between! I can say hand on heart that New Eden is full of life and vibrancy right now, evidenced both in higher concurrent capsuleers in space, but also in the unbelievable stories you continue to create. It’s incredibly exciting to again have boots on the ground in New Eden, and in the coming year, we will continue building on that core experience, creating an FPS experience with the community that we can all be proud of. We had ambitious goals for this year and we hope you agree we've delivered on a lot of our promises to you. But we aren't done by a long shot, we will accelerate into the third decade with renewed vigor and commitment, having laid stronger foundations during 2023, we are already working on the next two expansions for EVE Online in 2024 and have a clear vision of where we are going. I believe the future is bright, and I can't wait to see how you'll shape it with us in 2024."

-Snorri Árnason, EVE Game Director


The Pulse Holiday Special is the perfect excuse to curl up with a hot drink and bask in the warm glow of festive viewing. This special episode of the Pulse features some of the most remarkable stats from this year in EVE, including the most Corporation Projects created, the most expensive SKIN purchase, number of pirate faction signups, a noticeable lack of hats, and much more.


Get ready to find out if you’ve been naughty or nice! An End of Year message overflowing with your achievements* and activities in New Eden this year is making its way around the cluster. If you’re dying to know how many ships you destroyed, how much you mined, how often you jumped, or how much ISK you made or squandered, keep your eye on your inbox, because the Yoiul clones are hard at work hammering out your individual review. You’re sure to find something in there to delight and surprise, whether you’ve been naughty or nice. Although who are we kidding? You’ve most likely been naughty.

Here is a sneak peek of the message. We can neither confirm nor deny that CCP Swift edited his own stats, but Aura has verified all of yours!

*The message is going out to all of you who played from 1 Dec 2022-30 Nov 2023, and will include the year’s stats for your top three characters, as long as they’ve had over three hours of playtime throughout the year.


CCP’s very own band, Crowd Kon7rol, is feeling extra merry this holiday season, and has released your new favorite Christmas Carol: “Adventure of Christmas EVE”. A perfect soundtrack while playing EVE this Yoiultide season with your friends and family.


Winter Nexus is in full, snowy swing, with pilots having snowball fights, shooting fireworks, and having stormy fun. There’s plenty of wintry action left, with the event running until 4 January, so there’s ample time to jump in to take advantage of some of the daily rewards and complete seasonal challenges for some lucrative gains.


Now is the time to treat yourself and your loved ones. Starting tomorrow, 22 December, the EVE Store will be offering a 50% discount on Omega time and MCT bundles. This offer is only available for a limited time, so act fast. To further add to the festivities, until 4 January, pilots that make any purchase at the EVE Merch Store will get four free SKINs from the beautiful Luminae Polaris line, offering your hulls a festive look.


Tickets to Fanfest 2025 have been selling like Mot Mot Delights, which comes as no surprise as capsuleers are social creatures and love hanging out with each other in person. Not to worry, though, there are still some Early Bird Pioneer Passes available, a perfect holiday present for a loved one, or a treat for yourself!


This year was an incredible time for EVE Online, and next year has a lot of excitement in store. Have a very happy holiday season, keep fighting for or against corruption, and ring in the new year within a very festive New Eden. We thank you for making this 20th anniversary year an amazing one, and look forward to seeing you in space - or on the ground - in 2024.