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STO First Contact Day Celebrations

During April, the First Contact Day event will take play within the world of Star Trek Online.

By Three of Seven Tue 31 Mar, 2020 2:26 PM
April 5th is an important date in Star Trek lore, specifically the year 2063, this is the date that humanity first makes contact with the Vulcans. Many fans celebrate this day all around the world, and there are celebrations within Star Trek Online that occur each year. This year, the event will take place from April 2nd to April 23rd on PC, and from April 9th to April 30th on Xbox, and Playstation.

The event this year will see players take part in a new patrol, which sees them launch their own Phoenix rockets, and work their wazzy toward the prize of a Temporal Vortex Probe. This probe is a universal console for your ship, which is said to be "inspired by Borg technology", it opens up an unstable Temporal Vortex, which can travel through local space, and damage enemy ships in the area. The consoles also boosts exotic damage, and a cooldown reduction to Temporal Operative BOFF abilities, as well as a turn speed bonus, which scales with aux power.

There is also a holo emitter to be claimed, the Phoenix Shuttle, this holo emitter has an unlimited duration, unlike those sold by the Ferengi, and they will make your shuttle, or fighters look like the iconic Phoenix. It is unlikely to be able to hide your Jupiter class however, but keep working on those external holo emitters, and maybe one day.

With this event, there are also 17 communication badges to unlock, these can only be worn by Federation characters however. There is plenty of time to unlock all of these badges if you ware looking to get a complete set! Perhaps a Klingon themed day will unlock badges for KDF characters, so they aren't left out from some unique badges.

If you want to read the offical blog post, which has more on the event, you can click here to do so.

Do you celebrate First Contact Day in a special way? Perhaps rewatching the TNG movie of the event?

WRITTEN & EDITED BY Three of Seven -
Tue 31 Mar, 2020 3:15 PM
This came pretty quickly after the last event. I'm surprised they aren't stretching it out more. Not to say thet won't tho. Thanks for the info. Good read!
Tue 31 Mar, 2020 3:48 PM
Thank you very much for the great article and the information on the First Contact event, Three! Nicely written! Smile

I'm looking forward to this. Building my own little Phoenix rocket has always been fun, especially watching it lift off. Oh, and I love the music! Smile I don't like the people, however, who are just standing around there, having a nice afk time and getting their rewards anyway - just for staring holes into the clouds. I hope this "exploit" will be removed.

The fact that there will be a new event related patrol makes the First Contact Day on STO even more attractive in my eyes. Oh, and the console seems to be quite useful too.

Do I celebrate the First Contact Day? Well, no... not yet, but watching the TNG movie is a good idea! Wink