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EVE Aether Wars Phase III Kicking Off November 9

Poorna Shankar Posted:
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Phase III of EVE Online Aether Wars is kicking off on November 9.

In a new article on the official site, details were shared for the dates for testing:

  • Public Stress Test 1          Sat 9 Nov 2019 19:00 UTC
  • Public Stress Test 2          Sat 16 Nov 2019 19:00 UTC
  • World Record Attempt  Sat 23 Nov 2019 20:00 UTC

Phase III is set to address performance with regards to movement interpolation, UI/UX, visuals, gameplay balance, etc. They will use Steam as a client distribution. The team is aiming for 10,000 people across the world to take part. And for that to happen, they’re making the tests publicly accessible.

Here’s a list of what’s new in Phase III:

  • Improved prediction and smoothing of the simulation
  • Four ship types, instead of three
  • Improved UX - Who is targeting me? Who am I targeting? Better missile lock warnings (which missiles are mine vs which missiles are enemy missiles - because it can get quite hectic!)
  • Improved ship balancing: Differences in hull, shields, speed, cool-downs etc. based on ship class.
  • Different firing characteristics for each ship type
  • Counter-measures (these are a lot of fun!)
  • Improved ship controls and partial controller support
  • Massive visual improvements overall


Poorna Shankar

A highly opinionated avid PC gamer, Poorna blindly panics with his friends in various multiplayer games, much to the detriment of his team. Constantly questioning industry practices and a passion for technological progress drive his love for the video game industry. He pulls no punches and tells it like he sees it. He runs a podcast, Gaming The Industry, with fellow writer, Joseph Bradford, discussing industry practices and their effects on consumers.