EVE Online: Foundation Will Launch Free Tomorrow

Happy 18th Anniversary, EVE Online

CCP Games’ EVE Online is one of the world’s premier MMO space sims, sporting one of the most complicated player-driven economies around and very few rules against in-game sabotage, theft, and other devious exploits. As you can imagine, it has quite a long history of ruthless PvP to celebrate, and with the game’s 18th anniversary approaching, that celebration will soon be underway. By which we mean, the second Quadrant update of 2021, EVE Online: Foundation, will be launching free to all players on Tuesday, May 4th, 2021. This update is designed to honor the history and legacy of New Eden’s four empires: the Amarr, Caldari, Gallente, and Minmatar. These factions will be spotlighted over the course of the Quadrant through video featurettes that celebrate their unique and defining features while themed events and activities give players a chance to make their mark on the galaxy.

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“The Empires of EVE Online have evolved since the game’s launch in 2003. Each one has its own strengths and identities that our players have come to appreciate over the years,” said Bergur Finnbogason, EVE Online’s Creative Director. “As EVE turns 18, we want to give these empires the limelight they deserve.”

Players can expect a ton of cool stuff to arrive through the Foundation Quadrant, including in-game activities, limited-time challenges, art updates, rewards, and daily gifts. Sounds like fun, right? If that’s not enough to catch your interest, the Capsuleer Day event will start on May 6, the game’s actual 18th birthday, and it will offer 12 straight days of in-game events for players. Plus, Jita Station’s interior has gotten a massive visual update and Aura, the player’s guide to New Eden, has been rebuilt from the ground up. If you want a complete list of updates, check out the developer blog here.

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EVE Online is now available for PC, Mac, Linux, and Mobile.

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