- January 2 AZTLAN: The war with Yucatán rebels continues to escalate.
- January 6 UCAS: 2XS, a BTL far more potent than a standard BTL, hits the black market.
- March 14 QUÉBEC: Cross Applied Technologies achieves A status.
- May 3 UCAS: Insurance costs force University of Seattle to remove fire elemental summoning from its practical exam.
- May 18 UCAS: A group of militant homeless take up residence in the struts of the Manhattan Bridge.
- June 24 GREECE: The first footage of gorgons using their petrification power is captured.
- June 30: The first of the North Sea arkoblocks is finished.
- July 2 JAPAN: International Olympic Committee awards the 2056 Olympics to Tokyo. Japanese officials announce that metahumans will not be allowed to participate.
- July 19 UCAS: UCAS Data Systems pulls funding from Dr. Ronald Halberstam after they discover he is trying to isolate children’s’ brains from their bodies to raise them completely in the Matrix.
- July 21 AMC: The body of Derek Highsun is found behind his barn.
- September 13 UCAS: The street mercenary style loses favor among fashion moguls.
- September 23 TÍR TAIRNGIRE: Willamette Compustat is contracted to handle all government data backups.
- October 4 SPAIN: Sol Media Group gains a foothold in the Aztlan media market.
- November 5 UCAS: Alan Adams is re-elected president.
- November 5 CAS: Edna Wallace is re-elected president.
- November 11 UCAS: Arthur Vogel founds the One World Association to address environmental issues.
- December 5 GLOBAL: Bioware is released to the public market, gaining instant popularity.
- December 13 JAPAN: The Chiba Virtual Stock Exchange crashes in the midst of a Fuchi takeover attempt by the Yamana family.
- Bioware hits the public market
- Seattle-Tir Tairngire trade agreement, by which Seattle becomes Tír Tairngire's major port.
- Juan Samuel Pererya registers his mercenary contractors as the Seventy-Seventh Rangers, or "El Cuadrilla."