Celebrate EVE’s 20th Anniversary!
Legendary capsuleers of New Eden,
EVE only turns 20 once, so join the celebrations now and throughout May with a host of activities and plenty more to follow for the rest of this landmark year. The festivities include an extended Capsuleer Day event with exclusive rewards, and the rare opportunity Then in June, a brand-new expansion – EVE Online: Viridian – will open even more avenues for you to fly and work together for the glory of your corporation and continue to shape New Eden by building on its 20-year legacy.
WOVEN INTO THE FABRIC OF NEW EDEN
EVE’s 20th anniversary mosaic image – and video – are now live, so a huge thank you to all capsuleers who participated! The mosaic is a tribute to you, the EVE community, the characters you have created, the stories you have lived, and the bonds you have built that form the fabric of New Eden. Be sure to check out the exact location where your contribution to New Eden’s storied history can be found on this tapestry of the finest immortals!
20 YEARS OF CAPSULEERS
EVE’s 20th anniversary extended Capsuleer Day event starts today and will run until 30 May! The event is brimming with challenges and great rewards such as anniversary-themed items, exclusive SKINs obtainable only via this event, a new ship, and more!
Align with the Guri Malakim pirate cooperative, or the SoCT, then take on hacking and combat sites across all security space. The sites can reward you with new boosters, Glamourex boosters, new Capsuleer Day XX SKINs on Guristas, Angel Cartel, and SoCT ships, as well as Genolution implants. In addition, PvP loot drops will increase from 50% to 75% for the duration of the event!
Making Capsuleer Day even more essential are the rewards you get by logging in daily, with Omega pilots able to claim a new SOCT ship as well as existing ones, over half a million Skill Points, thousands of EverMarks, and awesome boosters on top of the Alpha rewards, which include special boosters, Capsuleer Day XX fireworks, plus more special Capsuleer Day XX SKINs. If you upgrade to Omega after the event has begun, you can retroactively claim the previous Omega rewards.
You may also wish to listen closely to the login music in case you recognize it from somewhere…
Jita 4-4 will be the hottest location in the cluster on Saturday 6 May culminating with a firework extravaganza at 19:00 UTC!
If you can’t be there in the clone flesh, make sure to join the 20th anniversary livestream festivities on CCP TV which kick off at 17:00 UTC with prizes and giveaways. CCP Hellmar joins the stream at 18:00 to discuss EVE history and will then undock from Jita at 19:00 to join the firework extravaganza. At 20:00 Spectre Fleet takes over on the CCP TV channel to celebrate their birthday with their 600th roam!
A MONUMENTAL HISTORY
This year is all about making history in EVE, so don’t miss out on this extremely rare opportunity to etch your own legacy on the soon-to-expand EVE Monument in Reykjavik while you still can! Make sure you are an active Omega pilot on 6 May to have your character name added to the monument or gain a coveted titan chevron icon next to your name if it’s already there.
LEGENDS & LEGACIES - ANNIVERSARY OFFERS AND MERCH
Further cause for celebration comes in the form of brand-new 20th Anniversary packs in the EVE Store, plus SKIN & apparel bundles in the New Eden Store!
The Elite XX Legends Pack and Elite XX Immortals Pack provide Omega, PLEX, Skill Points, cerebral accelerators, as well as Capsuleer Elite XX SKINs, and men & women’s character apparel. Both packs are only available until 23:59 UTC on 15 May in the EVE Store and can only be purchased once per account!
SKIN AND APPAREL BUNDLES
At the same time, the New Eden Store is offering three different SKIN bundles, catering for Tech I, Tech II & III, and industrialist ships, as well as an apparel bundle, all until 30 May.
There is also 20th anniversary-themed merchandise available now in the EVE Merch Store, so you can continue celebrating 20 years in space wherever you are!
EVE ONLINE: Viridian – NEW EXPANSION IN JUNE
As if there was not enough to celebrate already, a brand-new expansion for EVE Online is on its way, as mentioned in theearlier this year!
EVE Online: Viridian is coming in June 2023 and will open even more avenues for players to forge new relationships, fly and work together for the glory of their corporation, further shaping New Eden and building upon 20 years of legacy in space. You can start getting excited for structure customization, new Tech II capital ships, plus corporation goals and content such as the much-anticipated Loyalty Point tax!
EVE Online: Viridian will empower capsuleers to come together and work towards a joint purpose, set by their corporation leaders and involving many playstyles. Having members access and track fresh challenges will help corps invest in their future, as well as assisting with corp management, automating the tracking of member contributions towards corp goals, and increasing the quality of life for all members – all of whom will have an important role to fulfill for the greater good of their organization. These are the first steps towards focusing corp member activities into aiding war efforts from beyond the frontlines in the future.
As part of the EVE Online: Viridian expansion, corporations will also be able to spend their collected corp EverMarks on the visual customization of player owned Upwell structures. This will give the appointed corp members the power, tools, and agency to brand these structures, cementing their corp identity in the landscape of New Eden.
As EVE officially enters its third decade on the path to forever, you will band together, rise to the challenge, and do your part for your corp, flying together as one. More will be revealed over the coming weeks, so consider permission to get hyped granted.
EVE may be forever, but it will only turn 20 once, and there are many activities and celebrations to get involved in, not least of all EVE Fanfest 2023 in September. Ensure your legacy is carved into that illustrious history, join the festivities, and set course for a third decade of interstellar greatness.
Get into the spirit and share your favorite stories, screenshots, moments, and memories of EVE Online using the hashtag #eveonline20 as the revelry explodes around you!