Described by CCP Games as “the largest release for EVE Online in 2015″, the company have announced their “Operation Frostline” update has gone live on game servers. Named after a new series of events happening throughout the New Eden universe, this update provides an evolution of EVE’s sci-fi storyline and sets the stage for the EVE Online: Citadel expansion which is due to go live in Spring 2016.
The deadly mercenary faction known as Mordu’s Legion, having recently liberated Outer Ring Excavations (ORE) stations, now calls on pilots across the universe to raid the Serpentis Corporation’s vaults and pillage their valuable troves of implants, blueprints, PLEX, SKINs, and more before they can get their defenses back online.
This update also brings 13 new ships to New Eden, which is the largest new offering of ships made available in EVE Online for quite a few years. Command Destroyers make their debut, altering the battle meta with area-of-effect Micro Jump Field Generators pulling all nearby sub-capital ships with them as they leap 100 kilometers in the direction they are heading. Also unveiled is the Endurance, a nimble ice-mining frigate designed to travel into deep space and harvest precious ice ore from shattered wormholes and the most lucrative null-security regions. Four new Navy Electronic Warfare Frigates deliver powerful support to fast moving gangs and Tech II Logistics Frigates provide crucial restorative power for the shields and armor of their fleetmates
Several graphical updates have also been made, including: a running kill-mark tally of PvP victories on each ship, accumulated rust and dust on hulls, new shield and armor damage effects, engine effects for all ships, changes to the nebulae and starfields, new ship SKINs, beta-versions of new orbital and first-person camera controls, module effect overhauls for smartbombs, e-war modules, cynosaural fields and more.
This is in addition to a wealth of other changes made to the game. For more information, you can find the full patch notes for EVE Online: Operation Frostline HERE.