The Abyssal Proving Grounds are opening once more, and this time 1v1 strategic cruiser combat is the name of the game.
Running for 24 hours from 23 – 24 April, this Proving Grounds clash asks you go head-to-head and flex your combat skills. It’s also the perfect chance to get a feel for a newly revamped classic hull.
As part of the Road to Fanfest updates, the beloved, once mighty Proteus cruiser has been given a boost to its power and capacity, updating its performance to meet the needs of modern pilots. With that in mind, the next Abyssal Proving Grounds event will focus on 1v1 action for strategic cruisers, including the revised Proteus.
To level up the excitement and drama of this round, the following arena effects will be in place throughout the event:
- The benefits gained from overheating the following module groups will be doubled: tackle modules, propulsion modules, repair modules, resistance modules, energy warfare modules, turrets, and launchers
- Competing Capsuleers will receive 150m ISK for each match where they deal at least 7,000 damage to their opponent
The event is open to Legion, Tengu, Loki, and – of course – Proteus hulls. During this Proving Ground clash, the arena environment will contain large numbers of Bonus Nexus objects that will explode and apply weapon and mobility buffs when approached by Capsuleer ships.
Meanwhile, sensor dampeners, weapon disruptors, shield boost amplifiers, shield rechargers, shield power relays, shield flux coils, and core defence field purgers are banned for this Proving Grounds round. Additionally, ships entering this 1v1 event are only permitted to have a maximum of one local repair module fitted (either shield or armor).
Pilots that join this event will be restricted to Meta 5 modules.
To take part in this strategic cruiser-focused Abyssal Proving Grounds round, grab some Proving Filaments and head to the Proving Grounds between 23 April and 24 April. And as ever, the Proving Grounds leaderboards will allow you to monitor Capsuleer performance throughout the event.