STAR TREK ONLINE Gets A New Expansion Today With AWAKENING!

Cryptic Studios and Perfect World Entertainment have just released Star Trek Online: Awakening, the latest expansion to their long running MMO based on the popular Star Trek franchise, for PC. This new expansion will travel players to 2410 where they will help a hologram named Lt. Commander Paul Stamets “stop Klingons from destroying the Mycelial Network.” Fans of Star Trek will recognize Lt. Commander Stamets voice as Star Trek: Discovery’s Anthony Rapp. Other features of the expansion include the following.

Brand New Featured Episode - Captains hailing from all of the game’s factions can participate in the new featured episode “Beneath the Skin.” Players will depend on a hologram of Commander Paul Stamets from the U.S.S Discovery to safely guide them through the Mycelial Network.

Five New Patrols – Players can embark on a mission with Stamets and Star Trek Online luminaries like Lukari Captain Kuumaarke to close the rifts caused by the Klingons.

New Task Force Operation – Up to five players can participate in this special ground TFO against the Elachi, which tasks them with shutting down probes that threaten to destroy the Mycelial Network.

Mycelial Event – Captains who participate in this special event can earn the new T6 Elachi ship by playing through the new featured episode, patrols and TFO throughout the next month.

New Event UI – The dev team has revamped the Event UI to make it easier for players to access new special events.

Patrol Systems – A new tab has been added to the PvE system, which allows captains to immediately enter selected patrols and gain bonus rewards.

New Starships – In just two weeks, players will be able to purchase the new Cross Faction Intel Science Bundle, which includes the Klingon Balth and the U.S.S. Somerville, a starship first introduced in the Star Trek Comics from IDW Publishing.

Star Trek Online: Awakening is available now on PC and will follow soon for PS4 and Xbox One on October 15th. Star Trek Online is free to play so if you are interested in seeing what it is all about check it out here!

What do you think of the premise of this new expansion for Star Trek Online?