The new Bastions of War update is now live in EVE Online! As part of the Reign Quadrant, you can now bring the heavy damage to the battlefield in your Marauders as a result of changes to their specialty Bastion module.
_Bastions of War Update _
Marauders, which are Tech II versions of New Eden’s Battleship class vessels, have gotten a boost to their damage dealing might through changes to their unique Bastion module. This mod now doubles the rate of fire for all large weapons while active, making them an even more formidable element on the battlefield.
There are further changes too that have been shaped with input from the EVE community! As part of this update, the Vargur sees its 5% bonus to large projectile rate of fire changed to a 7.5% bonus to large projectile damage. In addition, the Kronos gets its capacitor capacity increased to 8000 GJ and its capacitor recharge time reduced to 17 mins 30 secs. Also as part of this update going live, the Paladin will have its 5% Amarr Battleship skill bonus to capacitor capacity replaced with a 10% reduction in capacitor need for Large Energy Turret activation per Amarr Battleship skill level.
Bastion duration has also decreased to 30 seconds, reducing Marauders’ commitment to a single position alongside their newfound power!
Bastions of War also brings updates for Heavy Assault Cruisers, with Assault Damage Control duration reduced by 25%, passive hull resist bonus reductions, and removal of the bonus reduction to MicrowarpDrive signature penalty.
Check out all of these changes in full – as well as those to Interdictors and Stasis Webification Probes – in the patch notes.
_Reign Supreme Pack _
Taking full advantage of the Bastions of War update to Marauders, the new Reign Supreme Pack for EVE Online – also released as part of the Reign Quadrant – gives you 30 days of Omega as well as Skill Books for Marauders and Recon ships, plus 9 stunning ship SKINs to customize them with.
With Omega, you get double training speed, so you can train Marauder skills faster once you inject the Skill Book that you also get from the Reign Supreme Pack, acting as the perfect next step for Battleship pilots. Please note, the Reign Supreme Pack can only be purchased once per account.
For more details on the Reign Supreme Pack, be sure to visit the EVE Store.
_New Eden Store _
To complement the Bastions of War update, EVE Online’s New Eden Store is offering 25% off selected Marauder and Recon ship SKINs until 11:00 UTC on 2 March!
Visit the New Eden Store to find out more about the SKINs on offer.