EVE Online is marking the year of the rabbit with its Lunar New Year event beginning today and running through January 31st. Expect login rewards, special packs, and other giveaways, alongside the arrival of simplified Chinese support on Tranquility.
You can celebrate the Year of the Rabbit in New Eden with the login campaign that includes Serenity ship skins, boosters, and even skill points. There are also some special packs in the store, including two unique packs for this event. The Red Stargazer and Lunar Festival packs are now available. They both include different amounts of Omega time, PLEX, and special skins. The Red Stargazer Pack skins even include something new to EVE, Special visual effect that happens when your ship makes a PVP kill, and the skins are also affected by subsequent kills, and even your ship speed.
There are also special items available in the store that you can buy separately, including skins and other bundles that include Crimson Phoenix and Vermilion Dragon facial augmentations for your characters. All of these packs and bundles will only be available during the event period.
The Lunar New Year event is also happening to coincide with the official launch of the simplified Chinese version of the game. It is now live on Tranquility and will offer the Chinese speaking community outside of China an easier way to enjoy EVE Online. This follows the recent addition of Spanish as an officially supported language.
On tomorrow’s CCPTV stream (3PM UTC), expect the EVE Online team to discuss the event, share more details, and even touch on the new simplified Chinese support. There will even be details on the red star orbital stash hunt and how you can grab more rewards.
Offering new and expanded ways to access EVE Online is very much along the lines of what CCP has been doing for the past couple of years. From an overhauled new player experience to making starting out less rough, and adding support for several new languages, it fits with a team and a game looking towards the future after 20 years.