June Patch: New Ships, Modules & Events

Robert Miller 2020-06-15

CCP released its latest patch on June 15, bringing a variety of new ships, module changes and events to the table.

Events, Exploration & Implants

The ‘Lightning Strike’ event runs until June 29. Look for Upwell Covert Research Facilities in lowsec and parts of nullsec. These sites have been destroyed by Rogue Drones, and offer fights and Upwell tech from the wreckage. “Each event site offers the chance of spawning a rare escalation that can be investigated for additional rewards,” including “manufacturing and invention materials, Skill Books, and more related to the new EDENCOM ship line, which have been built exclusively for them by Upwell to aid in the fight against the Triglavian Collective.”

Project Discovery has been updated to aid in the fight against COVID-19. “You are invited to join the growing ranks of Capsuleers who have contributed to real world science through a mini-game within EVE Online, the results of which will assist in the understanding of how our bodies react to pathogens. The newest iteration of Project Discovery allows you to analyze data produced by flow cytometers. Using a tracing tool, you will draw polygons around clusters of cells. In doing so, you will participate in analyzing COVID-19 data, as well as other related flow cytometry charts, which will help scientists understand better how our immune systems are impacted by this novel coronavirus.”

The Hydra Implant set has been added to the Loyalty Points (LP) Store and NPC loot drops.

New Weapons & Ammo

Over the past few weeks, skillbooks for a new weapon and ships have been available as daily login rewards. The patch extends this with the addition of the Vorton Projector weapon, exclusive to the new EDENCOM ship line. “Similar to its progenitor, the Arcing Vorton Projector, this weapon will project an immense burst of energy that strikes multiple targets.”

The variations being introduced are:

Small

  • Tech I Small Vorton Projector I
  • Compact Small Compact Vorton Projector
  • Scoped Small Scoped Vorton Projector
  • Tech II Small Vorton Projector II
  • Faction Small Consortium Vorton Projector

Medium

  • Tech I Medium Vorton Projector I
  • Compact Medium Compact Vorton Projector
  • Scoped Medium Scoped Vorton Projector
  • Tech II Medium Vorton Projector II
  • Faction Medium Consortium Vorton Projector

Large

  • Tech I Large Vorton Projector I
  • Compact Large Compact Vorton Projector
  • Scoped Large Scoped Vorton Projector
  • Tech II Large Vorton Projector II
  • Faction Large Consortium Vorton Projector

The Vortron weapons require ammo, unlike their Keepstar counterparts. The ammunition types are:

Tech I

  • EM/KN Short Range GalvaSurge Condenser Pack S
  • EM/KN Long Range MesmerFlux Condenser Pack S
  • KN/EM Short Range BlastShot Condenser Pack S
  • KN/EM Long Range SlamBolt Condenser Pack S
  • EM/KN Short Range GalvaSurge Condenser Pack M
  • EM/KN Long Range MesmerFlux Condenser Pack M
  • KN/EM Short Range BlastShot Condenser Pack M
  • KN/EM Long Range SlamBolt Condenser Pack M
  • EM/KN Short Range GalvaSurge Condenser Pack L
  • EM/KN Long Range MesmerFlux Condenser Pack L
  • KN/EM Short Range BlastShot Condenser Pack L
  • KN/EM Long Range SlamBolt Condenser Pack L

Tech II

  • Short Range ElectroPunch Ultra S
  • Long Range StrikeSnipe Ultra S
  • Short Range ElectroPunch Ultra M
  • Long Range StrikeSnipe Ultra M
  • Short Range ElectroPunch Ultra S
  • Long Range StrikeSnipe Ultra L

In addition, the projector can be upgraded using a tuning module. The Vorton Tuning System will give bonuses to both firing rate and damage.

  • Vorton Tuning System I
  • Compact Vorton Tuning System I
  • Vorton Tuning System II

Module Changes

A wide variety of changes have been made to modules – renaming, upgrading and migrating. “All market orders for the affected modules will be removed, the modules and escrow will be returned to the character who created the order.” CCP will “convert every module of one type into modules of another type, everywhere in the database. This includes modules currently fit to ships and modules in containers or contracts.”

A long list of shield amplifier modules have also had their attributes changed.

Ships

The patch also introduces the new EDENCOM ships. The Upwell commissioned designs include “radical new weaponry” and require 12 new skills to master.

Skybreaker – Frigate

Skybreaker

Stormbringer – Cruiser

Stormbringer

Thunderchild – Battleship

Thunderchild

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Comments

  • Simon Chui

    The vorton ammo names, lmao. Can’t wait for some fleet bros to blastshot all over each other.

    June 16, 2020 at 1:56 AM
    • Libluini Simon Chui

      I’ll ElectroPunch you, SlamBolt!

      June 18, 2020 at 11:52 AM
  • phuzz

    The name of that battleship is a nice little nod for anyone who’s listened to Jeff Wayne’s War of The Worlds.

    June 16, 2020 at 8:18 AM
  • Tom

    Wher is the small votron spec skill book drop? What site?

    July 6, 2020 at 2:11 PM