We’re happy to announce that the winter expansion, EVE Online: Lifeblood, will be deployed during an extended downtime tomorrow.
Downtime for the release of Lifeblood will begin at the usual time of 11:00 UTC, and will run for a duration of 30 minutes.
We anticipate that the cluster will be back online and accepting connections by 11:30 UTC.
Be sure to keep your eyes on the EVE Online launcher and the official forums for further information on the progress of deployment.
We would also like to remind owners of the Rattlesnake Victory Edition hulls that tomorrow will see these ships converted into SKINs.
As such, capsuleers who own them should make sure that they’re not on board them during downtime, as CONCORD have said they will not be held responsible if capsuleers who ignore this warning reconnect after downtime to find their insides on their outsides.
Similarly, crew members should also be given a full 30 minutes lunch break during tomorrow's downtime, as CONCORD has also refused to provide materials for clean-up of crew members who remain on board during the conversion process.
Patch notes for the release of EVE Online: Lifeblood will be available once the expansion has been deployed during tomorrow’s extended downtime.
For more details on the Lifeblood expansion, and links to all the latest dev blogs on features going into the deployment, please head on over to EVE Updates.