EVE Online is no stranger to huge battles, what is unfolding right now is something else though. This massive battle is taking place on a system known as 6VDT, and the two factions duking it out are two of the largest alliances in the game.
The battle raging on right now is the focal point of months of preparation, conflicts and as per EVE standard, propaganda. If you’ve never played EVE or gotten past the steep learning curve, the game tends to become a huge meta game of sorts.
This battle is officially the largest in EVE’s history, over 4000 players from both sides are slugging it away right now:
The fleet fight in 6VDT-H tonight is the largest ever in EVE, topping at 4070 pilots (so far). Previous was P-2TTL at 3615. #tweetfleet
— CCP Explorer (@CCP_Explorer) July 28, 2013
The battle is being fought between the CFC and TEST alliances, easily the biggest alliances in the entire game. Both factions have been embroiled in open war for several months.
More than 650 ships have been destroyed in this battle, the latest updates are that the TEST alliance is in full retreat, no more reinforcements will be sent and CFC is in full swing to pick off any stragglers.
Screenshots courtesy of The Verge.