Eve Online's Sovereignty system has run into a bit of an issue with the Sovereignty Blockade Unit (SBU) prompting CCP Wrangler to make a statement over the weekend to the community informing them that attacking the bugged outposts and infrastructure hubs without the right blockade units is considered an exploit and will be dealt with accordingly.

An issue has been discovered that makes outposts and infrastructure hubs vulnerable to attacks without the attacker having adequate Sovereignty Blockade Unit (SBU) coverage in the system. Attacking outposts and/or infrastructure hubs without adequate Sovereignty Blockade Units in the system is an exploit and any incidents will be dealt with accordingly. Situations where attackers have the proper SBU coverage are not subject to this rule.

The problem is under repairs and will be fixed as soon as possible. We thank you for your understanding and patience in this matter.

As you might expect, the community response in the thread is less than thrilled, but for now everyone will have to work around the issue and try to avoid losing ships or exploiting the bugged mechanic.

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Last Updated: Mar 29, 2016

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