Tag Archives: star trek online

Victory is Life Now Available for Star Trek Online

Star Trek Online’s console players can now embark on a mission to save Deep Space Nine with the release of Victory is Life, available on Xbox One and PlayStation 4. The game’s fourth official expansion celebrates the 25th anniversary of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine by sending Captains to Gamma Quadrant, where they will team up with some of their favourite crew members.

Victory is Life also features Deep Space Nine-inspired content that is brand new to consoles, including seven featured episodes, a new Jem’Hadar playable faction, an expansive Gamma Quadrant Battlezone and a total revamp of the original DS9 space station’s interior. In addition, the game also includes a new level cap of 65, a five-player co-op space queue and the new Gamma Task Force Reputation.

For additional details about Victory is Life on consoles, please visit Star Trek Online’s blog. Also keep an eye on our Twitter feed and site tomorrow, as there might be a special giveaway!

Star Trek Online Releases Free Discovery Uniforms and Type 7 Shuttles

Star Trek Online is celebrating two iconic moments in Star Trek history with server-wide giveaways for all captains! To commemorate the release of CBS’ brand-new Star Trek series, players can log into the free-to-play MMORPG to claim a free uniform from Star Trek: Discovery. In addition, Star Trek Online is celebrating the 30th Anniversary of Star Trek: The Next Generation by offering captains a free Type 7 Shuttle and releasing a new TNG-themed episode on consoles featuring LeVar Burton. From now through October 31 at 10:00 am PDT, console captains will be able to claim these items from the Promotions tab of the C-Store on Xbox One and PlayStation 4. PC players also have a second chance to pick up the Discovery Uniform and Type 7 Shuttle during this time period.

Millions tuned in when Star Trek: Discovery hit the airwaves for the very first time last month and continued its maiden journey on CBS All Access. Captains can celebrate the debut of this new Star Trek series by dressing their captains in the Federation uniform from the show, as worn by the crew of the U.S.S. Shenzhou (NCC-1227).

The Type 7 Shuttle played a pivotal role in Star Trek: The Next Generation. The crew of the U.S.S Enterprise (NCC-1701-D) often utilized the shuttlecraft for important short-range missions, in place of transporters. Captains can now claim this elite upgraded shuttle in Star Trek Online. Each Type 7 Shuttle is equipped with an Ensign Engineering Bridge Officer station and Ensign Universal Bridge Officer station.

Starting now, captains can log into Star Trek Online on Xbox One and PlayStation®4 to check out the new Star Trek: The Next Generation-themed featured episode, “Beyond the Nexus.” In this episode, players will team up with Starfleet Captain Geordi La Forge (LeVar Burton) to aid in rescuing the crew of a Galaxy-class ship under attack. Captains will also be able to purchase a new Galaxy-class interior, which served as home to Captain Picard and his crew during Star Trek: The Next Generation.

From now through November 9 at 10:00 am PDT, console captains between levels 50-60 can team up for the 5-player “Arena of Sompek” event. Rewards for participation include dilithium, marks, crafting material or the new ground weapon, the Sompek Pulsewave. In addition, Star Trek Online is holding a Champions of Sompek Contest which will grant powerful starships and rewards to the top three competing teams.

Star Trek Online Season 13 Escalation dated

Escalation

Here at TiX Towers, we love a good sci-fi romp and Perfect World Entertainment’s Cryptic Studios Trekkie-fest MMORPG, Star Trek Online delivers on pretty much all levels. They’ve revealed yet another Season update for the game as, like the very universe it is set in, it expands ever more. Season 13 – Escalation is the next to be announced for console, along with a release date, and will see players discovering challenging new missions over two new episodes.

The featured episode in Escalation is called ‘Mirrors and Smoke’ and will see captains embarking on a journey to New Kentar to defend the planet from the Tzenkethi. The other episode, ‘Survivor’ follows the exploits of Sela, Empress of the Romulan Star Empire. Escalation also marks the official debut of War Games on Xbox One. This new system will allow two teams to battle head-to-head in competitive PvE scenarios, all for some pretty awesome rewards.

So, Escalation, ‘Smoke and Mirrors’ will take you to New Kentar, where you will strive to complete a mission to help the Lukari learn more about their past. Their exploration of the planet’s bustling urban lanscape is soon interrupted by the Tzenkethi who have warped in and threatened to decimate the colony. ‘Survivor’ concludes the story of Sela of Romulus, who is voiced by Denise Crosby.

War Games in Escalation will feature 5v5 queues that allow players to competitively solve puzzles, battle against each other and rather excitedly, race starships. If I give her any more, she’ll blow, Captain! Rewards for being victorious in these War Games include class-specific gear for starships, which are also making their debut on console.

When will this be available? Well, it’ll be here before Seth MacFarlane’s trek-spoof, The Orville, that’s for sure, with a scheduled release date of the 6th of June.

Here’s a teaser trailer.

Season 12 – Reckoning coming to Star Trek Online

Reckoning

Star Trek Online has a growing fanbase. Whether you play every single day without fail or if you dip in and out when you fancy a spin in a starship, this MMORPG from Cryptic Studios and Perfect World Entertainment is great fun to play. It’s had a lot of update attention from the developers too, not merely resting on their Federation laurels. The latest update to be announced for the Xbox version of the game has been recently released for the PC version, Season 12 – Reckoning. Perfect World Entertainment have now announced a release date for the update.

Before I come to that, let’s have a little look at the main features that this update contains. Season 12 – Reckoning will send players out on a mission with the Lukari to investigate an ominous new threat, the dreaded Tzenkethi. This update will grant captains access to a new featured episode, a crafting school, two Tzenkethi space queues and a full space battlezone.

Season 12 – Reckoning centres around the featured episode, “Of Signs and Portents”. Captains will join the Lukari on a mission to investigate the weaponised use of protomatter in a new region of the Alpha Quadrant. Further evidence leads you to the Tzenkethi, a highly intelligent, military-driven, advanced alien species who plan on using the deadly protomatter to build a bomb capable of destroying entire planets. You will team up with the legendary Klingon, General Rodek; voiced by Tony Todd; to form an alliance and find a way to stop the Tzenkethi from enacting a potentially cataclysmic attack.

Season 12 – Reckoning also unlocks some expansive new content for players to explore and discover, including the Lukari Restoration Initiative reputation. There is also a new Kits and Modules Research School, a full space battlezone and two new space queues, “Gravity Kills” and “The Tzenkethi Front”.

The PC version currently includes a new Lukari Science Vessel, the T6 Lukari Ho’kuun, to earn through daily anniversary missions and completing the new featured episode. The “Gravity Kills” space queue will see you lead an attack on a Tzenkethi protomatter facility to collect Hawking particles to drop their special defences. In “The Tzenkethi Front”, players will defend the Eta Serpentis system from a Tzenkethi attack. You can do this by turning their own protomatter weapons against them.

Star Trek Online welcomes Season 12 – Reckoning to Xbox One from the 18th of April.

Agents of Yesterday released for Star Trek Online

Agents Yesterday

Perfect World Entertainment and Cryptic Studios have released a number of free updates to their free, final-frontier themed RPG, Star Trek Online. Today, they can boldy announce the release of the next free update to hit the title, Agents of Yesterday.

All Star Trek timelines and universes clash when enemies threaten to destroy the past during Agents of Yesterday. This calls for the recruitment of the bravest and boldest bridge officers to become Temporal Agents and protect the Federation.

Create a new captain from Star Trek: The Original Series and command one of several 23rd Century Starships to explore nostalgic locations taken directly from the television show that started one of the most popular science fiction franchies of all time. This expansion will also feature exciting characters from the original series voiced by a star-studded crew, including Walter Koenig reprising his role as Chekov and Chris Doohan (James Doohan’s son) as Scotty among others.

The Agents of Yesterday update will include:

  • New Sub-Faction: Players can access the new tutorial section to begin their new adventure as a captain from Star Trek: The Original Series.
  • New Missions: Captains can earn rewards by participating in over a dozen Original Series themed missions.
  • New Starships: Agents of Yesterday adds over a dozen new starships from every era, including the famous 23rd Century Constitution Class Starship to the 31st Century Chronos-class Temporal Dreadnought.
  • New Specialisation Tree: After becoming a Temporal Agent, players can manipulate the timeline to ensure it is protected against those trying to destroy the past.
  • An All-Trek cast: Chekov, Daniels and other characters straight from the TV series and films appear, voiced by the original actors.
  • New Universe to explore: Agents of Yesterday will feature actors, themes and content from the Kelvin Timeline, the universe that the 2009 & 2013 Star Trek films are based on.
  • New weapons and bridge officers: The expansion introduces new Original Series themed weapons as well as TOS Federation and Klingon bridge officers who were preserved in cryostasis as Starbase K-13 returns from a Temporal Anomaly.

The Star Trek Online: Agents of Yesterday expansion is available now.

Star Trek Online update brings Fleets

Fleets

All hands, this is your Captain speaking, Star Trek Online has had a Fleets update. We are due out of spacedock and all shore leave has been cancelled. Back to your posts and let’s explore some more.

You heard me correctly, Perfect World Entertainment and Cryptic Studios’ hit MMORPG based on Roddenberry’s Star Trek universe has had an update that will add several of the PC version’s gameplay options to the classic Star Trek Online on consoles for the first time.

Fleets will add the Admiralty System, Duty Officers, Research and Development and Fleet Holdings. These will offer even more diverse and immersive gameplay to your starship experience.

  • Admiralty System – Players who have already reached the rank of Admiral can send their inactive starships on missions to bring back rewards
  • Duty Officers – Captains can delegate tasks and away missions to their standard crew members for rewards, while they continue to travel through the final frontier
  • Research and Development – This system allows players to craft standard and unique items through a variety of schools, whle also providing exciting crafting tier progression bonusus
  • Fleet Holdings – Fleet members can work together to build a full-scale Starbase, Romulan Embassy, Dilithium Mine, Dyson Sphere Spire as fleet-only social areas. Building these facilities also grants access to various bonuses, high-end gear and daily missions
  • Two New Reputations – Task Force Omega and Iconian Resistance in Fleets will include a variety of new queues to play and new end-game gear to earn for your captains and starships

Star Trek Online launched in September, with over 1 million Captains signed up to guide their crew to go where no-one has gone before. Completing missions to earn credits, equipment and promotion, Fleets is an update to breathe more life into Star Trek Online and is available now for the free-to-play MMORPG, as long as you’re an Xbox Live Gold member.

Are you a budding Star Trek Online Captain? What are your experiences of Star Trek Online so far? Let us know in the comments, below.

 

Boldly go into Star Trek Online

Star Trek Online

Do we have any Star Trek fans in the room? Don’t be shy, hands up if you’re a fan. Gene Roddenberry’s massive cult universe has finally hit the Xbox One in the form of a massive Free-to play online experience.

Star Trek Online was released by MMORPG specialists, Perfect World Entertainment on Friday, coinciding almost perfectly with the classic TV show’s 50th anniversary and first impressions are good. I had the opportunity to give it a quick blast over the weekend and managed to take out some Klingons and Borg. These are just a few of the races that are included in the game, set across all of the sectors of known Federation space.

The game is a direct port of the PC version, with the full 92-key keyboard controls condensed down in to a handy controller-sized packaged, while still containing the fast pace of the PC original.

The console version also includes the Legacy of Romulus and Delta Rising expansions. Choose to start your adventure as a Star Fleet Academy graduate, a Klingon or a Romulan and quickly progress to captaining your own vessel.

The game isn’t limited to space-based battles either. There are a variety of planet-based and other vessel-based away missions for you to lead in a third person view. You even get your very own phaser rifle to play with.

Once you have your own starship, you can customise it in a variety of ways and get the opportunity to travel to classic Star Trek locations and interact with characters from the shows, voiced by original actors including Jeri Ryan, Michael Dorn and Tim Russ.

The console version includes upgraded lighting and graphics on the original as well as an improved, more intuitive UI.

Xbox One users will need a current Live Gold account in order to play but will get access to a free Steamrunner Blockade Runner. If you link your Arc account to the console as well, you’ll also get access to a free Wrath of Khan uniform.

Star Trek Online is available to play now on Xbox One. Make it so, Number One.

Xbox One sets phasers to stun

With the sudden influx of free to play MMO’s, Perfect World Entertainment Inc and Cryptic Studios have today announced their plans to bring Star Trek Online to the Xbox One.

On release of the console edition Star Trek Online will bring two expansions and 11 seasons’ worth of updates for players. That’s over ‘six years’ worth of content, including more than 130 featured episodes that build upon classic Star Trek stories and series. You will even get the change to play alongside a cast of Star Trek actors including Jeri Ryan (Seven of Nine), Michael Dorn (Worf), Tim Russ (Tuvok) and more.

Star Trek Online Crew

Each player’s adventure will begin by choosing one of the classic Star Trek factions including Federation, Klingon and Romulans. If you can’t find what you want thought don’t worry as there’s also 32 other species to customize your own Captain with. Once this mammoth task is complete, I always find it the hardest part of any game, you will be able to take to the stars and visit iconic locations including Vulcan, Deep Space Nine, Earth Space Dock and more in one of the hundreds of classic Star Trek ships available to you. Engage in various missions and ship-to-ship combat as you play through the game’s story content aiming to reach the level 60 cap, and what’s more it’s all for free.

Star Trek Online Space Battle

To ensure a successful console launch of Star Trek Online the development team at Cryptic Studios have also spent time updating the game engine to offer an enhanced user experience and upgraded visuals. Learning from the recent launch of Neverwinter the team have also been working on a control scheme that will allow players to navigate both space and ground combat with ease. Further information about the up and coming release of the game can be found on the official website.

Star Trek Online is due for release on the Xbox One in Fall 2016. – ‘Live Long and Prosper’.