by CCP Falcon10:18am on Tuesday 11th July 2017
We are happy to announce that the July 2017 release will be deployed during an extended downtime on Tuesday, July 11th.
This release brings phase two of Project Discovery, where pilots in New Eden will assist in real world science by searching for Exoplanets in conjunction with the University of Reykjavik, the University of Geneva and Massively Multiplayer Online Science.
The July release also brings new “Firewall Breach” SKINs in celebration of the Minmatar Republic’s Liberation Day, SKINs for Strategic Cruisers, further graphical enhancements with an overhaul of the visual assets for NPC battlestations, as well as a redesign of the Rupture, Muninn and Broadsword, plus many more fixes and improvements that make New Eden a better place.
Extended downtime on July 11th will begin at the usual time of 11:00 UTC, and will run for a total of 105 minutes (1h45m). We expect that the Tranquility cluster will be back online and accepting connections at 12:45 UTC.
You can check out all the main features coming with the July release over on EVE Updates, and can browse the full patch notes for a more in depth look at features, fixes, improvements and changes on the community portal here.