Free Borg Pack!

Is life feeling futile? Are the days without social connections making you long for a collective? Thanks to the Romulan-led research teams at the Artifact, you no longer have to feel that way. We’re proud to announce that every Captain in Star Trek Online is about to be freely assimilated – uh, we mean, get a free Borg Pack! This pack will be available, once per account, in the Promotions Tab of the Zen Store for two weeks starting April 2nd on PC and April 9th on Xbox One and Playstation 4. It contains the following items:

  • 4 Borg Lock Box Weapon Packs
    • These will give you a choice of a Borg ground or Space Weapon from the Borg Lock Box when opened.
  • A Borg Bridge Officer
    • This pack will give you one faction-appropriate Borg Bridge Officer to add to your crew
  • A Small XP Boost
    • This item will give you bonus XP generated over time as you level!

We hope your enjoy your future as a part of the Collective – uh, we mean, these free items, Captains!


3 Week Bonus Marks Event!

Captains, we’re all feeling the crush of being at home right now. We want to accomplish something – something big, and meaningful, but it’s hard while you’re inside. While we can’t help you write that novel or change the world, we can help you complete those reputations you’ve been staring longingly at. So we’re starting a special event right now!

For the next three weeks, starting Thursday, March 26th at 8AM PT to Thursday, April 16th at 10AM PT, we are running a special event where Captains can earn bonus Marks by playing content throughout the game!

During the event, content that provides Marks (Fleet or Reputation) will reward a 50% (1.5x) bonus above normal amounts – this bonus is available for all content that rewards Marks, including the three new reputations that came to Console with Agents of Yesterday. Start building your Fleet projects and reputations!

We hope you enjoy this special event, stay safe, and we’ll see you in-game!

PC Patch Notes for 3/19/20


  • Resolved an issue that would sometimes cause item names to not appear in various stores.
  • Duty Officer Pack Updates:
    • Removed the Reinforcements pack from the Duty Officer tab
    • Changed the price of the Gamma, Delta, Romulan, and Fleet Duty Officer Packs to 300 ZEN
    • Added an Uncommon and Rare Duty Officer to each of the 4 themed packs mentioned above so they give out 4 common, 3 uncommon, and 1 rare along with their bonus item.
      • These have a chance for a higher quality so you should never see more than 4 common and you should always get 9 Duty Officers total.
    • Moved the bonus prize in the Gamma pack of 4 fleet modules out and replaced it with the Tuffli Class Freighter.
    • Removed the 4 Fleet Module Rewards from the Delta Pack which increases the chance at winning the traits as a bonus reward.
    • Created a Duty Officer bundle which has 1 of each of the 4 themed doff packs in them for a discounted price.



  • Removed the EC cost associated with altering the Name and Registry of player starships.

Double XP Weekend 3/19 – 3/23


We’ve doubled our efforts to give Captains the necessary experience to deal with threats to the Galaxy. From Thursday, March 19th at 8AM PT, to Monday, March 23rd at 10AM PT, players will be able to enjoy twice the experience!

During the event, content that provides skill points and expertise will reward a 100% (2x) Bonus above normal amounts – this bonus will be available for all content that rewards skill points and expertise.


Hearts and Minds Returns for Friday the 13th!

Sometimes exploration of new ideas and new technologies leads to dark places. In Star Trek, we’ve seen many a cautionary tale about omniscient supercomputers, time travel, genetic manipulation, and telepathic oppression. The pursuit of knowledge isn’t always safe or pretty.

Hearts and Minds is a mini-mission that explores the consequences of some unconventional research gone awry. This mission is a “story in one act,” so you can easily finish it in a quick play session, and it’s easy to complete it with any additional characters that you may have on your account – which is handy, because the mission offers a special reward.

Since Hearts and Minds is a horror story, it will only be around for Friday the 13th, whenever that may fall on the calendar – and perhaps another sufficiently horrifying day that we might choose! Fortunately for the squeamish, Hearts and Minds is creepy, but not graphically gruesome.

After all, what you can imagine is sometimes more horrific than anything you can be shown.

Hearts and Minds takes place in the Donatu sector of the Eta Eridani sector block, at a lunar research station in the Donatu system and characters level 11+ can accept this mission. Hail Franklin Drake (Federation officers, Romulans, and Jem’Hadar allied with the Federation) or K’Men (Klingon officers, Romulans, and Jem’Hadar allied with the KDF) to undertake this mission. It is available to play from around 6pm PT March 12th until around 6am PT March 14th.

NOTE: If you have completed the mission before, you will be able to acquire and complete it again to earn another copy of the reward.

We’ll see you in-game!


Double Experience Weekend!


We’ve doubled our efforts to give Captains the necessary experience to deal with threats to the Galaxy. From Thursday, February 20th at 8AM PT, to Monday, February 24th at 10AM PT, players will be able to enjoy twice the experience!

During the event, content that provides skill points and expertise will reward a 100% (2x) Bonus above normal amounts – this bonus will be available for all content that rewards skill points and expertise.


Infinity Duty Officer Promotion!

From Thursday, February 20th at 8AM PT to Monday, February 24th at 10am PT, we are running a special weekend event where you can earn Bonus Commendation XP by completing any Duty Officer assignments! 

To those junior officers who work tirelessly in cramped Jefferies Tubes, perish namelessly on away missions, or provide the endless streams of reports and analysis necessary for a starship to function – this event is dedicated to you!

During this event, you’ll gain a 50% increase in all Commendation XP earned by completion of Duty Officer assignments. You don’t need to do anything special for this bonus – it’s automatic.

Receive a FREE* special Purple quality duty officer with a unique active roster power by speaking with your duty officer contact. For Starfleet officers and Romulan allies, this is an engineering Exocomp duty officer; for KDF officers and Romulan allies, it is a Reman duty officer.

*This is not available if you already claimed it the last time we ran the event.

Duty officer packs** opened during the event will each have a FREE additional Green quality or better duty officer inside. This only applies to C-Store purchased packs, not to those awarded during rank-up, from recruitment assignments or mini-packs. Also, it applies only to packs opened during the event, even if they are purchased prior to the event. 

**The packs included in this offer are: Delta Alliance Duty Officer Pack, Gamma Quadrant Duty Officer Cadre, Reinforcements Duty Officer Pack, Fleet Support Duty Officer Pack, Romulan Survivor Duty Officer Pack, Fleet Support Duty Officer Pack, Klingon Empire Duty Officer Pack and Federation Duty Officer Pack.

The Academy particle scanning events are now part of the Junior Officer Appreciation Event! Visit Starfleet Academy or Klingon Academy during the event and speak to Professor Meyer or Commander B’Tama. Pick a cadet to train, then engage in scanning particles all about the academy grounds. As you scan and capture particles you’ll help to train the cadet, and in exchange your faction will release a new random Duty Officer to you. The more particles you scan, the better the quality of the officer you can claim!

  • Scan a minimum of 5 traces to be rewarded a Common Duty Officer
  • Scan a minimum of 25 traces to be rewarded a Uncommon Duty Officer
  • Scan a minimum of 50 traces to be rewarded a Rare Duty Officer
  • Scan a minimum of 75 traces to be rewarded a Very Rare Duty Officer

Remember, additional reserve roster duty officer slots (in increments of 25 and 100) are available from the in-game C-Store, for up to a maximum of 500 reserve roster spaces.

Have fun, and try not to send too many duty officers to Sickbay!


We’re happy to announce that you’ll be able to enjoy 20% off all Duty Officer Packs! Captains can select from the following Duty Officer Packs for 20% from Thursday, February 20th at 8AM PT to Monday, February 24th at 10am PT.

  • Gamma Quadrant Duty Officer Cadre
  • Reinforcements Duty Officer Pack
  • Fleet Support Duty Officer Pack
  • Romulan Survivor Duty Officer Pack
  • Delta Alliance Duty Officer Pack
  • Delta Pack
  • Federation Pack
  • Klingon Pack

In addition to this sale, purchasing and opening any of the above packs (except the Fedeation and Klingon Packs) during this promotion will provide an extra bonus prize, on top of all the Duty Officer packs’ existing contents! Opening any of them will be guaranteed to provide either 10 Lobi Crystals or a Special Requisition Choice Pack, which contains one of the Tier 6 Starships featured in previous similar promotions. The Special Requisition Choice Pack will be bound-to-character when received, but the pack for whichever ship is chosen can be freely traded with other players.

The player fortunate enough to win this ship pack will be presented with a choice of claiming a package containing any one of the following ships:

Vulcan Experimental
Scout Vessel [T6

Freedom Class
Exploration Frigate [T6]

Discovery Era Constitution
Miracle Worker Flight Deck Cruiser [T6]

Discovery Era D7
Miracle Worker Flight Deck Cruiser [T6]

Krenim Annorax
Science Dreadnought [T6]

Elachi Sheshar
Intel Dreadnought Cruiser [T6]

Elachi Sheshar
Command Dreadnought Cruiser [T6]

Jem’Hadar Strike Ship [T6]

Jem’Hadar Recon Ship [T6]

Special Requisition Pack –
23rd Century Tier 6 Ship

The Special Requisition Pack – 23rd Century Tier 6 Ship opens into one of the ships below, depending on faction:

Temporal Light Cruiser [T6] – Constitution Class (Starfleet Only)

D7 Temporal Battlecruiser [T6]
(Klingons Only)

T’liss Temporal Warbird [T6]
(Romulans Only)

There are even more ships you could win, like:

Son’a Collector Science Dreadnought

Amarie-Class Smuggler’s Heavy Escort

Tzenkethi Tzen-tarr Dreadnought Carrier

Vaadwaur Miracle Worker Dreadnought

Mirror Crossfield Science Destroyer

Hu’rq Vecrid Hive Dreadnought Carrier     You might also get the Special Requisition Pack – 26th Century Dreadnought Cruiser, which opens into one of the ships below, depending on faction:

Universe Temporal
Heavy Dreadnought Cruiser
(Starfleet Only)

Durgath Temporal
Heavy Dreadnought Battle Cruiser
(Klingons Only)

Valkis Temporal
Heavy Dreadnought Warbird
(Romulans Only)  

We hope you enjoy this promotion, Captains!


Charge for Zen, Get a Bonus!

We have exciting news! Captains on PC will be able to enjoy a bonus on purchased ZEN! Is there a ship in the C-Store that is tempting you? Now is the perfect opportunity to grab ships, keys, and whatever else has caught your eye.

From February 13th at 9am PT to February 17th at 9am PT, Captains will earn an extra bonus on purchased ZEN when you charge through Direct Credit Card, PayPal, Skrill, BoaCompra, Xsolla, Paysafecard, or Steam.

*Please note that this Charge Bonus offer is ONLY available for the following payment processors:

  • Direct Credit Card (Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Discover)
  • PayPal
  • Skrill
  • BoaCompra
  • Xsolla
  • Paysafecard
  • Steam

Bonus Marks Weekend!

This weekend, starting Thursday, February 13th at 8AM PT to Monday, February 17th at 10AM PT, we are running a special event where Captains can earn bonus Marks by playing content throughout the game!

During the event, content that provides Marks (Fleet or Reputation) will reward a 50% (1.5x) bonus above normal amounts – this bonus is available for all content that rewards Marks, including the three new reputations that came to Console with Agents of Yesterday. Start building your Fleet projects and reputations!

We hope you enjoy this special event and we’ll see you in-game!

Star Trek: Legacy Now Live!

Our 10th Anniversary is here, and the Legacy begins. Star Trek Online: Legacy is live right now! Cryptic Studios is over the moon to present our Tenth Anniversary Celebration to our fans on PC starting today, and on Xbox One and Playstation 4 March 3rd. We’re excited to share all of the content in Legacy with you, some of which you’ve known about, some of which is brand new.

First up, a brand new, two part episode, The Measure of Morality. This episode returns Captains to Excalbia, from the Original Series episode “The Savage Curtain.” The Excalbians have decided to put on another test of Good and Evil, and your characters will play a major part in it. But you won’t be alone. Returning to the game for the first time since Delta Rising, Jeri Ryan portrays a Seven of Nine that’s different from any we’ve seen before. And for the first time ever, Sonequa Martin-Green joins the cast to bring Michael Burnham to life! These episodes are a love letter to the past and future of Star Trek Online, and we think you’ll love this jaunt down memory lane.

The Anniversary Event also comes with a major prize – the Khitomer Alliance Battlecruiser. This new ship, the first to combine Federation and Klingon technology, is a sign of the peace that’s beginning to dawn across the galaxy. You can earn it by participating in the returning Omega Molecule Stabilization Event, by playing The Measure of Morality, or by participating in the brand new Task Force Operation, To Hell With Honor. Bring your starships to J’Ula’s shipyards on a distant moon, and battle one of the largest enemies we’ve ever created in the game.

The Borg are a huge part of STO’s history, which is why, for the anniversary, we’re giving you a chance to assimilate their technology for your own. The Borg Lock Box offers Hugh’s ship, upgraded for a new era, as the Borg Juggernaut. It also contains new powers for your Captain, like the ability to assimilate enemy ships and bend them to your cause. On top of that, we’re adding a favorite Task Force Operation of the last few years, The Mycelial Realm to regular TFO rotation, for you to play any time.

It’s a bold new world out there, Captains. Go out and claim your Legacy.


10th Anniversary Omega Event!

As Star Trek Online approaches a full decade of expanding on the Star Trek universe, we are thrilled to once again roll out the party patrol for our Anniversary Celebration starting on PC on January 28th, 2020 and continuing until February 27th, 2020.

(Console dates will be announced at a later date.)

Now that the Anniversary Event is migrating into our recently-released Events Tab, participation will be slightly changed from previous years. The primary change players will see is that all of the usual activities will contribute toward your Daily Progress in the Event, eventually earning your way toward the Grand Prize – a Tier 6 Ship!

Keep reading to reveal what activities and prizes await those who join us to celebrate “Anniversary X.”

Event Grand Prize – Alliance Battlecruiser (T6)

As the first ship of its kind, the Khitomer-class Alliance Battlecruiser represents the culmination of joint research and development by shipyards across the Federation, Klingon Empire, and Romulan Republic. Complete details on this cross-faction vessel will be released in the near future, so stay tuned!

Earning the Alliance Battlecruiser for every character on your account is as simple as participating in any of the Anniversary Event’s eligible activities over the course of its run. Within the 30 days that the Event will be active, players that earn 20 or more Daily Progress may then claim this fine vessel and sail it into the stars!

Remember that earning additional Daily Progress also grants you scaling Dilithium Ore bonus rewards, after you have claimed the Grand Prize!

Players unable to find the time to complete the Event, or interested in rushing to complete their progress, will have the opportunity to purchase the remainder of their Daily Progress using Zen at any time. The base price for this buyout will be discounted based on the amount of Daily Progress you have already accrued.

Omega Molecule Stabilization Game

Q is up to his annual shenanigans. He will once again be rewarding captains for stabilizing Omega Particles found in various social zones in Star Trek Online. Talk to Q to get the mission “Omega Stabilization (Daily)” and you will be given three zones to visit where you must stabilize an Omega Particle by playing a minigame. The chosen zones will change periodically, inviting players to explore the vast expanses of space in order to complete this challenge.

The minigame itself is simple – Omega molecules will fall in from the left in one of four channels. Captains will move the capture device into the correct channel as the molecule hits the right-hand line. The more molecules you capture, the more Omega molecules you’ll safely dissipate, and the more points you will score.

Q doesn’t care how many points you score, just that you complete the minigame in order to receive credit for his Daily Mission. Doing so will grant you Daily Progress if you have not already earned it for the day, as well as the other standard rewards associated with this Daily Mission.

The score received from the minigame does influence your rewards, however! The more points you score, the better chance you have at scoring better quality Omega particle remnants which can be used with the R&D system to craft special Omega Particle Tech Upgrades.

Omega Traces come in the three different colors of the Omega nodes themselves. Using the R&D system you can combine 1 of each Trace into an Omega Sliver. You can them combine three Omega Slivers into an Omega Shard, and three Omega Shards into an Omega Fragment. Three Omega Fragments can then be combined into an Omega Tech Upgrade which costs no dilithium to apply, and supplies a massive dose of Technology and Research Points to whatever item it is applied to.

Furthermore, two new crafting options are available: Two Omega Fragments can be combined with varying amounts of Refined Dilithium to produce [Mark] and [Rarity] variations of the Omega Upgrade. These new variants focus entirely on improving item Mark or Rarity, respectively, making them ideal for players seeking specific avenues of upgrading their equipment.

Completing the minigame will always score you a single Omega Trace at the very least. The better you score, the greater your chance to win Omega Slivers, Shards, or even Fragments. Beginning with this year’s update, all Omega materials will be changed to Bind-to-Account-on-Pickup, rather than being tradeable with other players. However, refinement techniques have improved since the previous event, so rewards from the minigame will be a bit better, especially for those who score fewer points.

New Party Popper!

It wouldn’t be the anniversary without a brand new Party Popper to earn.

The “Anniversary X” version of our annual toy-device celebrates the past of STO by offering a random assortment of firing modes seen across the years. While this means that the 10th Anniversary Party Popper offers a greater variety, it also offers increased unpredictability about what you will see when it is triggered. Oh, the possibilities!

New Emotes!

The Anniversary Emote Pack will be returning, and can be received by completing the Omega Stabilization Daily Mission each day during the Event. The full assortment of Emotes offered in previous years will remain available, with the following new additions:

  • Dance (Disco)
  • Tea, Earl Grey
  • Evil Plans
  • Organian Greeting
  • Ta-dah!

We’ll see you at the party!


Command the First Klingon/Federation Ship!

During Star Trek Online’s 10th Anniversary event, you will be able to unlock the all new Khitomer Alliance Battlecruiser [T6] for all characters on your account! 

Once this starship is obtained by any character on your account, all of the characters on your account will be able to claim the Khitomer Alliance Battlecruiser [T6] from the Account Claim tab within the Event Store (in the Event Tab of the Mission Journal).

We are also excited to announce that this starship will be available January 28th on PC, and Xbox One and PlayStation 4 on a later date!

Here are the complete ship details related to this exciting new starship!

Khitomer Alliance Battlecruiser [T6]  

The Allied Cooperative Starship Development Board (ACSDB) is excited to announce their first vessel with unified design philosophies. While the ACSDB has been involved in the later design states of many new starship designs, this is their first jointly-designed starship built from the ground up. Its launch is a cause to celebrate – especially a starship such as this.

The Alliance Battlecruiser has performed exceptionally in all of its trials, with its command and coordination abilities noted as exceptionally helpful in larger fleet actions. Its staying power and offensive capabilities in combat have clearly demonstrated that the cruiser and battleship expertise that went into the ship’s design has paid off well. Alliance engineers have noted that the success this design has achieved so far makes them optimistic for a unified future.

This starship features a Lieutenant Commander Command Specialization seat.

This starship can be used by characters of any level upon completion of the tutorial experience. As you level up, this ship gains additional hull, weapon slots, and console slots.

Ship Details:

  • Tier: 6
  • Faction: Any
  • Required Rank: Complete the Tutorial
  • Hull Modifier: 1.25
  • Shield Modifier: 1.3
  • Fore Weapons: 5
  • Aft Weapons: 3
  • Device Slots: 3
  • Bridge Officer Stations: 1 Commander Engineering, 1 Lieutenant Commander Tactical, 1 Lieutenant Commander Science/Command, 1 Lieutenant Universal, 1 Ensign Universal
  • Consoles: 4 Tactical, 4 Engineering, 3 Science (scales with level)
  • Base Turn Rate: 7.5
  • Impulse Modifier: .16
  • Inertia: 40
  • +10 Weapons Power, +10 Shield Power
  • Console – Universal – Aligned Antiproton Shielding
  • Cloaking Device
  • Can Equip Dual Cannons
  • Starship Ability Package (Battlecruiser)
    • Absorptive Plating (+Physical and Kinetic Damage Res)
    • Enhanced Weapon Banks (+Critical Severity)
    • Enhanced Plating (+Energy Damage Resistance)
    • Armored Hull (+Maximum HP)
    • Automated Shield Alignment (Starship Trait)

Admiralty Ship Details:

  • Eng: 52
  • Sci: 46
  • Tac: 28
  • Special: +10 Eng per TacShip

Console – Universal – Aligned Antiproton Shielding

The Alliance Battlecruiser comes equipped with the Aligned Antiproton Shielding Universal Console. When activated, you gain a temporary boost to Energy Weapon Haste, Shield Regeneration, and Shield Capacity that scales up as you get take incoming fire. After that boost ends, or when you re-activate this ability, your ship will deal significant antiproton to each nearby foes.

This technology was made possible by combining some unique methods of distributing shield power automatically into advanced weapon power distribution grids, and the architects of its design say they “couldn’t have done it without the Alliance sharing technology together.”

This console also provides a passive boost to Antiproton Damage and Starship Shield Capacity. It can be equipped in any console slot and equipped on any ship. You may only equip one of these consoles.

Automated Shield Alignment (Starship Trait)

After achieving level 5 in the Alliance Battlecruiser, you will unlock the Automated Shield Alignment Starship Trait. While this trait is slotted, you gain bonus damage based on what percentage of your shields is missing. When you defeat a foe, you will restore a substantial portion of your shields.

While comparing ship power level and sensor data with events occurring in combat, a group of analysts noticed that power can be diverted from some sub-components of a weakened shield facing for other systems. As more power in weapons has a correlation with decreasing shield strain, that was deemed the optimal subsystem to shunt that newly discovered excess. Then, after the shield systems have cooled down more from the decreased overall power flow, the power can be shunted back, to give a significant boost to shield strength. The Alliance Battlecruiser was designed to make optimal use of this knowledge, but with more testing they believe it can be used on other ships as well.

NOTE: The above stats and systems are subject to change.

Jette “CrypticSpartan” Leavens
Systems Designer
Star Trek Online