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EVE Online's Lightning Strikes Event is Now Live

Runs through June 29

Poorna Shankar Posted:
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EVE Online’s Lightning Strike event is now live for all capsuleers.

This event is meant to coincide with the conclusion of Gathering Storm, in addition to the new EDENCOM ships. This event is set to run through June 29 at 11:00 UTC. It looks like Upwell Covert Research Facilities have in both lowsec and nullsec have been attacked. it’s up to us to enter these sites and fight off the Rogue Drones who caused the destruction.

However, the challenge doesn’t stop there. It looks like each one of these attack sites may spawn a rare escalation. You can then investigate these escalations for some rare loot. Rewards for the event can include manufacturing materials, invention materials, skill books, in addition to some rewards coinciding with the EDENCOM ships.

Note that these new EDENCOM ships – which include the Skybreaker (Frigate), Stormbringer (Cruiser) and Thunderchild (Battleship) – will have their own ship tree. They can also carry a new weapon called the Arcing Votron Projector which sounds scary.

In case you missed it, check out the new Council of Stellar Management, in addition to a cool initiative CCP is running to help fight against COVID-19.


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.