On May 6th, EVE Online celebrated its 14th anniversary with Capsuleer Day. In 2003, a flood of intrepid pilots took to the skies with grand hopes and aspirations. Fourteen years on and the same curiosity and bravery have become the cornerstones of a thriving virtual world built on emergent, player-driven experiences. In celebration of another year amongst the stars, all capsuleers were rewarded with a YC119 Capsuleer Day Capsule SKIN and loads of fireworks, which are redeemable until May 23rd.
In addition, the YC 119.5 release has gone live, bringing with it a number of entirely new features to the 14-year-old MMO.
For an overview of its features, you can check out the below video.
Blood Raider Shipyards, one of the main additions in the YC 119.5 update, bring high-end PvE to EVE, as the Blood Raider Covenant has been working hard to bolster its military capability in order to ensure that they are at the forefront of combat technology.
The YC 119.5 release also brought several other features to players:
- Changes to PLEX, one of EVE Online's currencies, is now more granular, accessible, and easy to use. PLEX can be exchanged in batches of 500 for a month free of Omega game time. Check out the PLEX Changes On The Way and PLEX Rework Follow Up dev blogs for more information
- Alliance Logos on Citadels, so players can fly their colors on the largest player structures in gaming
- Dozens more quality of life changes, as detailed in the full patch notes
Alongside all of this, the devs also introduced the Birth Of A Capsuleer intro movie for EVE Online that originally premiered at EVE Fanfest 2017.
You can check out some of the latest screenshots and gifs for EVE below.