Release date: November 19, 2013

Rubicon brought major updates and changes to core game elements, the certificates system was overhauled along with the player login screen. New features included the addition of player owned high-sec customs offices, ghost sites, new hacking mechanics, Twitch streaming. The update is also the first steps towards colonisation, as stated in CCP Seagull's vision.

A list of the additions and modifications from the Rubicon feature page:

  • Ghost sites - Rubicon introduces Ghost Sites, rare finds, providing fast-paced hacking and combat challenges, with unique new rewards found nowhere else in EVE
  • Mobile structures - Reducing reliance on Empire facilities, the pilots of EVE have begun manufacturing accessible, mobile structures to support their operations
  • Sisters of EVE faction ships - Branching out to aid capsuleers, the Sisters of EVE have developed a new frigate, cruiser and battleship to support extended travel in hostile areas
  • Rebalancing and Roles - Rubicon rebalancing tackles the Marauders, Interceptors, Interdictors and Electronic Warfare ships to bring everything up to speed in combat
  • Guerrilla-style warfare - Deployable structures that disrupt large scale operations
  • Improved UI features
  • Expanded corporation sizes
  • Ship model updates for the Tristan and Crucifier
  • Redesigned station exteriors
  • Rapid missile launchers
  • Encounter surveillance system for pirate bounty payouts
  • High-sec customs offices
  • Certificate system overhaul
  • ISIS (InterBus Ship Identification System) ship progression guide
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