EVE in Quadrants
Having split the year into four Quadrants, EVE's second Quadrant is called "Eclipse" and it will kick off on 6 April! The overall theme will revolve around shifting the balance of power in New Eden, and there will be events, celebrations, login campaigns, visual updates, huge balance changes, new and mysterious ships and weapons, as well as the final chapter of the Invasion expansion. The Fight or Flight Quadrant was fantastic, featuring highlights such as the Frigate Escape Bay, Loyalty to Lowsec, From Wormholes With Love, The Dragonaur Blitz and much much more, so expect Eclipse to follow that up in force!.
Eclipse Quadrant 2 Trailer
Gathering Storm and Lightning Strikes
The Gathering Storm and Lightning Strikes events are imminent! With them come a series of daily login rewards, an in-game event, plus three thrilling new EDENCOM ships featuring electrifying new Upwell technology. The excitement will begin on 9 June at 11:00 UTC with the Gathering Storm daily login rewards which end at 11:00 UTC on 15 June, leading straight into Lightning Strikes.
Make sure to log in daily and stock up on Skill Points, as well as getting a head start on training the necessary skills to pilot the awesome new EDENCOM Frigate, Cruiser and Battleship, and to wield their fearsome new weapons!Find Out More
Invasion Chapter 3 Now Live
The start of the third and final installment in the year-long Triglavian Invasion expansion, is now live! As seismic events occur and continue to unfold over the coming weeks and months, Capsuleers will have important decisions to make as they choose between defending the Empires of New Eden or siding with the mysterious Triglavian Collective. These choices will have a direct impact on how the story develops, and will have lasting consequences in New Eden, ensuring that life in the cluster will never be the same again!Read More
Coming 26 May, further improvements to the gameplay mechanics of structures will be introduced in the Forsaken Fortress update as part of the Eclipse Quadrant.
Since the introduction of structures with the Citadel expansion, thousands of structures have been built in New Eden. Many of these structures have been used for a variety of purposes by players, with some structures acting as Headquarters, key strategical beachheads, or even as logistical warehouses. For some of these structure deployments, their use may have dwindled over time to the point where they are no longer maintained by their owners. As a result, these forsaken fortresses proliferate in space as ambitions, conflict, and entrepreneurs rise and fall in New Eden. Cleaning up your sovereign space by removing these abandoned structures can be a frustrating experience, a topic that has been brought up by the community and CSM alike.Find out More
The quest for a healthy Capital ecosystem continues with a massive update to Capital survivability, resistance modules, and more in the Surgical Strike update, coming this April!
As outlined in the recent Ecosystem Outlook blog, bold changes are being made across EVE in the search for diversity and new exciting options for pilots. Surgical Strike will bring Capital survivability more in line with the rest of New Eden, reduce the overwhelming power of logistics, make adjustments to some long-standing powerhouses in the Subcapital meta, and begin to establish more payoff for getting up close and personal with your enemies.Find out More
The Minmatar Liberation Day event is now live! There is a daily login event running until 11:00 UTC on 12 July where you can claim free rewards. There are also Minmatar parades in selected systems, and there will even be an awesome player-run gathering in-game to check out!
Claim free gifts such as Minmatar-themed character apparel, a Liberation Day Fireworks Crate, Nefantar SKINs, as well as Skill Points. In addition, you can visit special event sites and witness celebratory parades where there will also be daily challenges with Skill Point rewards.Find Out More
Federation Day - Event Ended
The Gallente Federation Day event is now live! There is a daily login event running until 11:00 UTC on 22 June where you can claim free rewards. There are also Gallente parades in selected systems, and there will even be an awesome player-run gathering in-game to check out!
Claim free gifts such as Gallente-themed character apparel, "Four Freedoms" fireworks and festival launcher, Inner Zone Shipping SKINs, as well as Skill Points. In addition, you can visit special event sites and witness celebratory parades where there will also be daily challenges with Skill Point rewards.Find Out More
Rewards of Democracy - Event Ended
Voting is now open for the 15th Council of Stellar Management (CSM15), so exercise your democratic right and cast your vote for the candidates you feel best represent your interests in New Eden! Make sure to check out the details on all of the candidates and cast your vote before 12:00 UTC on 8 June.
To celebrate the voting period, alongside voting for your chosen candidates in CSM15, you can also claim free gifts as part of the Rewards of Democracy daily login event running from 1 June to 8 June! Rewards include Skill Points, Boosters, Needlejack Filaments, and CSM-themed special edition shuttles.
Both Alpha and Omega Clone State Capsuleers can claim free gifts daily, with Omegas getting bigger and better rewards as well as being able to claim the Alpha rewards, too!Upgrade to Omega
Skillers in the Abyss - Event Ended
You loved the Skilling Spree, you loved the Chilling Spree, and you loved Skilling is Just a Means of Communication. Now, as part of the Eclipse Quadrant, it's time to dive back into the depths of the Abyss and take on whatever comes your way with the new Skillers in the Abyss event!
Log in between 11:00 UTC on 28 April and 11:00 UTC on 11 May and accept increasingly deadly daily challenges where you will have to kill either Abyssal Drones, Drifters, Sleepers or Triglavians in Abyssal Deadspace for Skill Point rewards.
To get started on your challenges, head over to the in-game regional market and acquire an Abyssal Filament, then activate it anywhere in space and you'll find yourself in Abyssal Deadspace!
If challenges remain uncompleted, they will be reset at the next downtime. They also do not need to be completed in order.
Capsuleer Generosity Celebration - Event Ended
So far, EVE players have raised $578,070 for charity across all PLEX for GOOD campaigns since 2005! This is an incredible feat which all EVE Online players can be proud of. With the newest PLEX for GOOD campaign now activated to support the COVID-19 Solitary Response Fund, thanks must be given to our charitable Capsuleer community!
From 9 to 16 April, the Capsuleer Generosity Celebration will take place, and by logging in on four days during the event, you will receive free gifts! As an Alpha, you can claim special Frontier Safeguarder SKINs, and Omegas will get those and extra SKINs, plus Boosters.Upgrade to Omega
The Hunt - Event Ended
First up for the Eclipse Quadrant will be the return of The Hunt on 6 April, a time of year when Capsuleers will undertake their now-annual egg hunt! Players will hunt down and scan capsules in order to gain access to special event sites, and potentially valuable drops. This will be an event with smaller ship classes like Frigates and Destroyers as the focus, so pilots with less experience and fewer skills trained can get involved. During The Hunt, player pods will have a chance of dropping their implants as loot when destroyed, so get podding!