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It’s time to get your ships and fleets ready for the Grand Heist! Last year the new Dynamic Bounty System was introduced across null and low security space, and the Encounter Surveillance System was overhauled for Nullsec. These two systems have worked together since then to generate conflict and balance wealth generation with environmental danger. Since going live, adjustments have been made to both systems based on associated findings and your feedback.

All the while, the size of reserve bank caches has been increasing steadily, and now huge opportunities await.

Here are the highlights of the Grand Heist:

  • Long anticipated ESS reserve bank keys are here
  • New anomalies will be introduced to Lowsec where keys can be discovered
  • Reserve banks are bursting with over 20 trillion ISK
  • The Grand Heist is available on Singularity for testing today


The reserve bank receives a portion of each bounty earned in-system and can only be accessed using new Secure Commerce Commission (SCC) authorized keys. When the correct key is used on an ESS, the reserve bank unlocks to be accessed by any eligible ships within 10km. Once a link is established between your ship and the reserve bank, stored funds will begin transferring to your cargo every minute until the reserve bank relocks.

There are eight types of reserve keys to be found. Each key will have a corresponding quadrant of the map where it can be used and a duration that it will hold the reserve bank open. The rate of pay increases over time until it reaches a maximum at which point it will begin decreasing until totally shutting off at the end of the unlock duration.

Be aware that an intrusion into a reserve bank will alert the entire region, and as such, a good reserve bank heist will require planning to ensure you can hold the grid for the duration of the unlock, lest your window of opportunity be snatched away by an opportunistic roaming fleet.

To acquire the extremely coveted reserve bank keys, you will not be able to simply ask the SCC to hand them over. Instead, your plan should be to locate and trespass into the SCC’s secure key storage sites hidden throughout low security space to get your hands on a key, and these sites will be guaranteed to always have a key inside. There are certain restrictions to ship numbers and class that will be allowed into one of these sites, but that challenge will ensure that only Capsuleers who show patience and skill will be able to pull off the heist. The reward is significant, so be prepared and good luck!


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