Introducing The Winter Expansion - EVE Online: Lifeblood

by CCP Falcon5:20pm on Friday 1st September 2017

As new technologies for resource acquisition emerge in the form of Upwell Refineries, new moon mining capabilities and refined reaction processes, pirate factions have set their sights on taking a slice of the dwindling resources that remain in New Eden.

With more tools for resource gathering at the hands of capsuleers than ever before, the competition for raw materials and supremacy over space is becoming more heated than ever as the cluster is pushed closer toward the brink of all out conflict.

We are proud to announce that the next expansion, EVE Online: Lifeblood, will be deployed on Tuesday October 24th, 2017.

Lifeblood brings a whole host of new features and changes to New Eden, including new Upwell Refineries and new moon mining mechanics, along with a complete shake up of moon mineral distribution.

In addition to this, a complete rework of the reactions system will also be included in this deployment, as well as new Pirate Forward Operating bases, the new Mining Ledger, improvements to the interface for The Agency, and a balance pass that sees a wide range of improvements to many hulls available to Alpha pilots.

Also included in this expansion is a brand new feature for high-security space, Resource Wars, which allows capsuleers to assist their chosen empire with resource gathering in combat or mining roles, as part of new collaborative gameplay content for New Eden.

Check out EVE Updates for more details on what’s coming in EVE Online: Lifeblood.

What next?

In the runup to the release of the expansion, we’ll also see a number of changes in the September release, which include improvements to the NPE, a new Market Ticker, improved weapons firing effects, the introduction of new moon mining skills in preparation for the release of Refineries, as well as visual overhauls of debris in game, and a brand new event from The Agency – Warzone Extraction.

Check out EVE Updates here for more details on the September Release.

Winter 2017-2018

After the release of EVE Online: Lifeblood, there’ll be more progress on balance moving towards Fanfest 2018, as well as the introduction of new Guristas Shipyards and capital ships. These are just a few things that are coming up over the course of the winter, so stay tuned to EVE Updates for more information.

Keep an eye on the Upcoming Winter page on EVE Updates for more information as it becomes available.