The patch notes for the upcoming August 9th patch have officially been released; a short overview (http://updates.eveonline.com/date/2016-08-09/) and the full patch notes can be found on the official website (https://community.eveonline.com/news/patch-notes/patch-notes-for-118.7-release).
As expected by EVE Online players, this is a large update and contains a new feature along with a large number of game fixes to address different issues and bugs; update 118.7 is due for release this coming week on August 9th.
The biggest feature in this upcoming patch will be the Contract System; this will give players the ability to auction their items, send items around the universe and trade with other players. The system will be available through the massive player-created cities called Citadels.
Another important addition to the game will be the great improvements made to the Visual Damage System (VDS). Players will no longer need to target a ship to monitor the visual damage being dealt; it has also been overhauled to make it much easier to see visual effects such as armor hardening. This is even being extended to space objects to show their shields and any armor visual effects.
The full patch list can be found on the official website here (https://community.eveonline.com/news/patch-notes/patch-notes-for-118.7-release) but here is the overview list which contains just some of the content coming to the game next week.
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