EVE Online: Rubicon 1.1 and "B-R5RB"

Rubicon 1.1 was released today after recording its most expensive conflict ever!

CCP Games update for EVE Online, Rubicon 1.1will be released Tuesday, January 28th. Downtime for the deployment of this release will begin at 11:00 UTC and will be completed by 11:40 UTC.

Rubicon 1.1 brings a whole host of new deployable structures, as well as the new Sisters of EVE battleship, capital ship wrecks, station graphical updates, a number of UI changes and optimizations, ship balancing, overheat balancing and a number of other changes! Be sure to check your overview settings in game to make sure they include the new deployable structures, in order to avoid any confusion during combat.

The full patch notes can be found on the EVE community website.


Editor's Note: CCP has just published a blog post on the conflict below.

Monday, one day before the launch of Rubicon 1.1, a massive battle was fought in the B-R5RB system where everything—including over five dozen Titans—was fair game!

This was the most expensive conflict ever, tipping the scales at a whopping estimated $300,000 to $330,000 worth of ISK. For some perspective, the famed and often-discussed "Battle of Asakai" cost a meager 5% of today's clash. On a very relevant note, January 27th was the exact 1 year anniversary of the Battle of Asakai.

What happened? The two most powerful coalitions in EVE, N3PL vs CFCRUS, fought over a space station after N3PL missed a payment to protect the B-R5RB solar system. Kill boards are not fully updated yet but the database count shows 16 Titans lost for CFC/RUS/BL and 59 for N3/PL (Titans being the largest class of ship available in EVE). The loss of 75 of these behemoths in a single fight was totally unprecedented.

The combat, ultimately involving 7,548 pilots was slowed down at 10% speed through the mechanic called 'Time Dilation' to prevent server lag and allow commands to be processed in the correct order. The slaughter of the N3PL faction continued for 21 hours until the scheduled downtime.

If you're interested in more information on this fight, you might want to read the GameSkinny article of an EVE veteran. A video footage from the battle was taken by a neutral player and posted on YouTube. Enjoy!


Guilhemette "Whilhelmina" Giacopazzi

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