The Fleet Formations update has gone live in EVE Online! As part of the Reign Quadrant, Capsuleers now have a powerful tactical weapon to wield on the battlefield.
Fleets will be able to arrive at a location from warp in a variety of formations that not only look amazing, but can also be used to influence fleet behavior.
Fleets can warp in pre-determined Point, Sphere, Arrow, Wall, and Plane formations. The shape, size, and spacing between ships can also be adjusted. There is also an additional Relative (custom) formation option which will snapshot the relative position of all ships within a given range of the Fleet Commander and warp them all to the same relative positions at the warp destination.
Also as part of the Fleet Formations update, the new deployable Mobile Cynosural Beacon is now available in-game. Improving the ease of fleet travel by cyno in New Eden, the Mobile Cynosural Beacon allows fleets to be deployed without the need for a dedicated cynosural beacon ship.
This personal deployable takes 2 minutes to come online, at which time it will activate a cyno beacon allowing other Capsuleers in Jump Drive capable vessels within the same fleet to jump or bridge to the beacon’s location. The Mobile Cynosural Beacon cannot be scooped into a cargo hold after deployment as it simply decays after a set duration.
Warp to the action in formation, summon your fleet with a deployed Mobile Cyno, and reign supreme on the battlefield!