EVE Online’s World War Bee 2 refreshed its hold over two Guinness World Records

It’s officially official: EVE Online broke another Guinness World Record. Two of them, in fact, and it already held them, but now it holds them both even harder thanks to the ongoing World War Bee 2 conflict that players have been waging for the last four months. It’s renewed its claim over the titles for “largest number of participants in a video game PvP battle” and “highest peak concurrent unique characters in a PvP battle.”

“A total of 8,825 players participated in Fury at FWST-8 with 11,258 characters from 114 different alliances in an engagement that lasted 14 hours, breaking the previous GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title of 7,548 players. The peak of Fury at FWST-8 saw 6,557 concurrent participants, breaking the previous GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title of 6,142 peak concurrent participants. Both of these records were previously set by EVE Online during 2014’s Bloodbath of B-R5RB and in 2018’s Siege of 9-4RP2 respectively.”

The battle wasn’t cheap, either; CCP Games estimates that just in this one record-setting battle, players lost assets worth $18,712 USD, almost half of which was destroyed outright.

“The limitless potential of EVE Online provides once again an epic, record-smashing battle that’s a test of both human and technological prowess. No game has the kind of passionate, invested, and empowered community that EVE Online enjoys, which is why it’s still, nearly 20 years on, reigning supreme as the ultimate MMO space game,” Guinness’ Craig Glenday says in the press release with some bold fighting words of his own.

Meanwhile, Halloween has descended upon EVE Online, and players have got a lot to look forward to – if they can tear themselves away from the war of their own making, that is. Crimson Harvest pits players against the Blood Raiders and Shining Flame mercs, there’s a special Abyssal proving grounds event, there are improved drop rates from player ships and structures, and there are new skins and an Omega sale to cap it off.

Source: Official site, press release, Guinness
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