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Star Trek Online is now two months old, and they are continuing to add more content. Today we have details and a promo for a new special task force mission and two new ships to show. Plus Cryptic offers some hope to console gamers. Get all the latest news in our STO update below.
Khitomer Accord Mission Released
Cryptic has released a new special task force mission, "Khitomer Accord", here is a promo video
Here is a mission overview:
Continue the fight against the Borg in our latest Special Task Force – "Khitomer Accord"!
You cut your teeth during the Borg invasion of the Vega system. … Or did you?
The Borg seemed unusually weak, unable to adapt and most of their fleet was already seriously damaged. It seems like someone may have got to them first and softened them up, because if the Borg were at full strength that day, you may not have fared so well.
More questions are being raised as Starfleet intelligence and the Klingon Defense Force have both detected a controlled emission of a massive quantity of chronometric particles in the Vega system. The last time a surge like that was detected, the Borg opened a temporal vortex and attempted to change the history of Earth.
Travel to Vega to investigate exactly what the Borg are up to, neutralize the temporal anomaly and prevent history from changing forever!
Quick "Khitomer Accord" Facts
* Advanced Tactics: Execute advanced strategic decisions to survive your latest encounter.
* Assimilated Danger: Do battle against an assimilated battle ship of long-time renown.
* There and Back Again: Reference your earlier accomplishments in "Khitomer Accord."
* It is a daily repeatable mission.
* Purple Mark X gear drops in the mission
2 new ships
Cryptic has unveiled two new ship classes
Named for the distant galaxies that are the most luminous objects in the universe, the Quasar class boasts some of the most advanced technology available for small scouting and science vessels. It and its sister ships are equipped with deflector shields to prevent space debris and objects from damaging the starship
The Vesper uses modular construction, so it is ideal for exploration missions. It has the firepower to allow it to perform well in most battle scenarios, but its increased power helps it serve as a support ship during fleet maneuvers. In the absence of larger cruisers, the Vesper also performs well as the lead ship in a coordinated attack.
Vesper – CLICK FOR DETAILS & VIDEO
Zinkievich holds out hope for STO on console
Last week it was reported that a console version of Star Trek Online was "put on the back burner", but in a new comment to IncGamer, STO executive producer Craig Zinkievich explained that they are concentrating efforts and resources on the PC version for now, but did provide some hope for the future, saying:
Because our core tech does run on consoles, and we’ve always had an interest in seeing our titles on as many platforms as possible, we may revisit console releases at some point in the future. Right now, we’re 100% focused on PC.
More STO Links
- Cryptic is offering a 25% "tax day discount" on all items in the Cryptic Store beginning April 15th
- New "Ask Cryptic" focuses on PvP
- New CZ interviews with VideoGamer.com and Subspace Radio
- OutpostGamez has a good summary of upcoming updates to Star Trek Online
Finally, here is a fan video from xCrazyTomx where he and his brother dance in STO to the "Picard Song"
If you want to get into the 25th century and play Star Trek Online it is available at Amazon discounted currently for less than $25 (or $47 for the collectors edition), and that includes a one month subscription.