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EVE Online Racks Up Two More Guinness World Records With Massacre At M2-XFE

New In-Game Monument To Be Deployed

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Another battle, another world record it seems for EVE Online, as the space-faring MMO has seen it awarded with two more world records thanks to the player's efforts during the battle of M2-XFE

The Massacre at M2-XFE saw the two sides in the current player war, dubbed World War Bee 2, saw the largest engagements in the war - and maybe EVE Online itself. Armed with over 1000 Titans (EVE's largest  - and most costly - ship), 400 Super Carriers and 400 Dreadnought ships, the two sides clashed in a New Year's Eve engagement that lasted over 14 hours - and whose effects are still being felt a month later. 

Once the battle cleared, there were 257 Titans laid to waste, as well as a ful total loss of  3,4004 ships, proving to be the costliest battle in EVE history. 

According to CCP Aurora, who wrote an extensive breakdown on the EVE Online blog, the total loss equated to  29,111,604,784,863 ISK, equaling $378,012 USD when converted using EVE's premium currency, PLEX as the base point. As such, this ended up being not only the most Titans ever lost in a single engagement in EVE Online, but the costliest video game battle according to the Guinness World Record. 

To commemorate the player's accomplishments in this battle, CCP Games will be erecting a monument in a coming update, praising the players who continue to push EVE to greater heights with each passing battle.

M2-XFE monument

“The Massacre at M2-XFE is yet another milestone in the story of the EVE Online and its players,” said Bergur Finnbogason, Creative Director for EVE Online via a press release. “The unfolding war within New Eden has been nothing short of extraordinary this past year. We are humbled that our virtual world has again earned not one, but two GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS titles, and this could never have happened without our dedicated community.”

You can read the full breakdown on the EVE Online website to learn more about the battle itself. 

Featured image via CCP Games


Joseph Bradford

Joseph has been writing or podcasting about games in some form since about 2012. Having written for multiple major outlets such as IGN, Playboy, and more, Joseph started writing for MMORPG in 2015. When he's not writing or talking about games, you can typically find him hanging out with his 10-year old or playing Magic: The Gathering with his family. Also, don't get him started on why Balrogs *don't* have wings. You can find him on Twitter @LotrLore