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Star Trek Online Welcomes Captains to the Age of Discovery

A new update released on PC based around Discovery for STO has been launched!

By Three of Seven Tue 09 Oct, 2018 7:06 PM
As many of you are already aware, the new update for STO, Age of Discovery has now gone live, there is some discussion on our forums here about the patch, and you can read the Arc blog news here, should you so wish.

This update will deliver players more Discovery content in the future, leading into November, you will be able to join the first Featured Task Force Operation which will be centred around the Battle at the Binary Stars, leading then into the forest on the planet Pahvo, seen in the episode Into the Forest I go, which will take play during the anniversary event of STO next year.

The following background is taken from the STO website about the expansion, giving a brief introduction to the story, which you can find on this page if you wish to read more.

Age of Discovery begins in the year 2256, shortly after the Battle at the Binary Stars launched the United Federation of Planets into a savage war against the Klingons. Fresh out of the Starfleet Academy, players team up with their fellow cadet and close friend, Sylvia Tilly (voiced by Discovery’s very own Mary Wiseman), for their very first mission. A vicious Klingon attack interrupts their maiden voyage, as they are confronted by J’Ula, matriarch of the House of Mo’Kai and sister of T’Kuvma. Lifted from the pages of the IDW comic series Star Trek Discovery – The Light of Kahless, J’Ula is brilliant, cunning and opportunistic, and seeks the secrets of the Federation by any means necessary.

Leading the resistance against J’Ula will take Starfleet Captains on an unforgettable journey aboard the U.S.S. Glenn, to iconic locations featured in Star Trek: Discovery, from Starbase 1 in Federation Space to the Dilithium Mines of Corvan II. Captains will also encounter a few familiar faces along the way, including Thy’kir Shran (voiced by Jeffrey Combs), son of Thy’lek Shran from Star Trek: Enterprise.


With the update, you will be able to create a new character, based in the Discovery starting timeline, which has a new starting experience. Other characters will also have Discovery themed missions to check out as well, all of these changes come with a revamped mission log as well, the below list shows the key new features with the update.

Playable Discovery Era Federation Faction – Players can create a brand new Discovery era Federation Captain with a new tutorial experience and explore Starfleet in the year 2256, just after the Battle at the Binary Stars.

Two New Episodes – Players from all factions can explore two new episodes, where they will be tasked with fending off Klingon boarding the U.S.S. Glenn, and defending Starbase 1 from an assault by Klingon House D’Ghor.

New Task Force Operation - Queues in Star Trek Online will now be known as “Task Force Operations.” Age of Discovery’s newest Task Force Operation (TFO) will take players back to 2256 through historical simulation to protect Starbase 1.

Random Task Force Operations System – Those who queue for a randomly selected TFO through this new system will be rewarded with a large bonus, along with the standard rewards for completing the challenge.

Streamlined Mission Journal - The Mission Journal has been streamlined for all Federation factions, in order to help new players better access the main story content in Star Trek Online. This affects Task Force Operations, which now unlock earlier in progression.

Added Reputation Tier - All reputations will be extended to Tier 6 and will include upgrades to existing rewards, plus some new ones.

Season 2 of Discovery is not far away, and will be streamed on various platforms, depending on your location. You can discuss the series, and see some of the discussion about the Season 1 episodes on our forums here, feel free to join in!

WRITTEN & EDITED BY Three of Seven - rena.hobden@ufplanets.com
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