We’re happy to announce that the Arms Race release will be deployed on Tuesday, December 5th 2017, during regularly scheduled daily downtime.
Daily down time will begin as normal at 11:00 UTC, and will run for 15 minutes.
We expect that the cluster will be online again and accepting connections at 11:15 UTC. Be sure to keep your eyes on the EVE Online Launcher and forums for further information on the progress of deployment.
The Arms Race release brings a whole host of new options for Alpha pilots to EVE Online with the Expanded Alpha Skillset, and the Daily Alpha Injector.
In addition to this, the Arms Race event will kick off on release day, when new improvements to Pirate Forward Operating bases, a new Project Discovery Monument, and more visual renovations to New Eden are also released.
The Arms Race release will also contain additional iteration on Resource Wars, with the introduction of the support role, as well as some balance changes to rewards. Jump fuel and jump fatigue changes are also included in this release, as well as the deployment of the new empire selection process to all new characters.
Patch notes will be available on release day via EVE Updates and the Community Portal.