So what is Operation Frostline?
If you’ve jumped on the Singularity test server at any point in the past few weeks you may have noticed a new beacon in space – Operation Frostline Target.
These are Serpentis sites, released by Mordu’s Legion Command, with full CONCORD sanction for capsuleer assault.
The public marking of these sites ties in with recent strikes by Mordu on Serpentis controlled ORE corporation. Despite these attacks, some Serpentis ships were able to escape with valuable ORE assets, including BPCs for new Ice Harvest Module and the Endurance Ice Mining frigate.
These sites, like the Blood Raiders Crimson Harvest sites, will feature a number of waves of faction NPCs, followed by an acceleration gate to another pocket and more NPCs – and eventually loot.
Developers have said a number of times the Crimson Harvest event went better than expected, with the sites not only providing new PVE content, but also providing a flashpoint for PVP.
While the full details of exactly what loot players will find in these sites isn’t fully listed, testers on SISI have shown they will include boosters and new Serpentis apparel. CCP have also said in a recent devblog that these sites will also contain ship blueprints – likely the new Ore frigate, the Endurance – as well as implants, Nexus chips and assorted modules.
Developers will be monitoring the Twitter hashtag #Frostline for “cool stories, artwork and pretty screenshots” with a few prizes including PLEX and signed copies of EVE: The Art Of New Eden on offer.
Operation Frostline launches tomorrow alongside the December release, you can read the full patch notes here.
There will also be a number of discounts on both Plex and Aurum available during the holiday season, as well as deals on Serpentis SKINS for the Catalyst and Brutix.
It wouldn’t be Christmas without more Festival Launchers, fireworks and Snowballs appear in the players’ hangers – make sure to check the redeeming system often.