Even during the quarantine lockdown, the massive multiplayer online game Star Trek Online continues to be fully functional across PCs and consoles. Today Perfect World have sent out an update on what’s next for the free-to-play Trek game including a new event, giveaways, and hints at the next content updates. There is also an update on Hero Collector ships from STO.
Return to Pahvo
The mysterious forest planet Pahvo was first introduced in the Star Trek: Discovery episode “Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum,” and it will be featured again in the Star Trek Online’s latest update “Awakening.” From May 7-28, captains hailing from all of the game’s factions can participate in the Defense of Pahvo Event on PC, Xbox One and PlayStation4. This limited-time event gives players the opportunity to win a KIDD Drone Universal Kit, by completing two popular Task Force Operations (one on ground, one in space) that take place on the planet, Pahvo. Additional details available here.
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The new roadmap also highlights giveaways in the game. Firstly it is “winter in the spring” through May 4th where players have a second chance to win the coveted Fek’Irhi Fe’Rang Dreadnought Carrier by returning to Q’s Winter Wonderland and completing challenges that are usually only available during the holidays. Additional details available here.
Also, STO his paying tribute to the real-life medical heroes out in the world by giving away a free medical pack to all players, which includes a Vanity Shield, Holo Bashir Bridge Officer (Federation), Emergency Medical Hologram Bridge Officer (Klingon) and a new Admiralty card for the medical ship, the U.S.S. Hope.
More events and content coming “soon-ish” including “Year of Klingon”
The latest announcement includes an image identifying some of the content the team is currently working on in addition to the Pahvo event, which includes a “To Hell With Honor Event,” a “Risian Lohlunat Festival,” and a “Kobayashi And Arena Event.” STO promises these additional events are “coming soon-ish,” but may not come in the order listed.
The roadmap update also hints at what could be the next major content update for Star Trek Online, promising an “epic story of honor and glory” with some distinctive Klingon imagery. The official site also has an update on what they are calling the “Year of Klingon,” promising a “major, multipart, 2411-focused Klingon storyline.”
First STO Hero Collector ships available to pre-order
Last fall, Star Trek Online announced a partnership with Hero Collector to create real-life models of the game’s most popular starships. Pre-orders for the first two ships, the Chimera-Class Heavy Destroyer and the Gagarin Miracle Worker Battlecruiser, are now available. For additional details and a look at all of the ships included in the new Star Trek Online collection, click here.
The massively multiplayer online game Star Trek Online is free-to-play and allows players to explore the Star Trek universe from within. Players can forge their own destiny as Captain of a Federation starship, champion the Empire through the far reaches of the galaxy as a Klingon Warrior, rebuild the Romulan legacy as the commander of a Romulan Republic Warbird or carry out daring missions on behalf of the Dominion as a Jem’Hadar soldier. Captains can also explore iconic locations from the Star Trek universe, make contact with new alien species and battle alongside other players in customizable starships. Star Trek Online is currently available on PC, PlayStation®4 and Xbox One.
To download and play Star Trek Online today for free, visit www.playstartrekonline.com.
I played Star Trek Online in the past for a few hours. But only war and battle and shooting at everything is not Star Trek. Not good.
In the past I was buying all model ships from „Hero Collector“, but not the Star Trek Online collection.
Battlecruisers and Destroyers are not part of the Federation. They are perhaps a Mirror Universe version (or they are in the Battlestar Galactica Universe) but certainly NOT in Starfleet.
It’s bad. Forget it.
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I wouldn’t call it bad.
The game engine is 10+ years old with refinements; the graphics are still decent. The gameplay is primarily pew-pew. But there are storylines to explore. (And yes, the majority of them ARE pew-pew.)
Plus, you can play some of Trek’s most famous ships. THAT makes the game play worthwhile.
Admitidly, I found the game repetative, but it is just a video game. Don’t be a weirdo.
This isn’t the age of the old Trek games where you could get away with a lot of scanning and walking and scanning and walking and finding dilithium in a stupid underground cave overrun with worm monsters because the Enterprise D somehow needed more crystals and was basically stuck unless you found enough! (I have bad memories of the Sega Genesis TNG game…) But Trek Online gets good in different missions. I just replayed the DS9 arc and having the cast voice their characters and expanding the Dominion story and weaving the Herq backstory with the founders…it’s compelling. There’s even a “Last time on Star Trek” intro to the last mission of that arc. With having lost Rene, it’s nice that it’s very Odo centric and just hearing his voice was comforting. So it may not be everything that you want but MMOs are limited. They’ve done a great job with the missions over time. Looking forward to new Klingon content.