Formations are assigned to a fleet with the current formation displayed under fleet stats. The current formation can only be changed while the fleet is docked in the fleet bay menu.
The number of the ship corresponds to its numbered place in the formation with flagships getting a special icon. No matter how may ships you have in a fleet, or if you have lost any ships, the ships will retain their numbered position at the start of combat. In other words, the ship in position three will always start in position three at the beginning of combat.
Players automatically have three formations to choose from in the beginning, the remainder formation patterns must be discovered.
List of formations:
|A triangular formation commonly used by VEGA Mining.|
|Two rows of three ships, a popular formation.|
|A row of six ships, perfect for attacking bases.|
|Four ships engage directly while the enemy is flanked.|
|An advanced base attack formation with a decoy position|
|A formation designed for running blockades.|
|A standard military formation for long-range missions|
|Split your fleet into two groups and surround the enemy.|
|Designed to quickly surround and crush the opponent.|
|A defensive formation designed for flagships.|
|A flagship position defended by a line of ships.|
|Evenly spaced ships defending a central position.|
|An adaptable formation that can split into groups.|
|Two lead ships backed up by pairs of escorts.|
|Two ships lead the charge, backed up by a line of defenders.|
- The first three formations of Box, Wedge, and Line were added by KIXEYE. The other formations were the result of a contest that allowed players to decide new formations they would like to use.
- Formations were a feature released in June 2015.
- The Wedge was the original fleet formation in the game. Older players were allowed to keep the wedge until changed, even if they did not have a fleet bay III.