Star Trek Online launches massive Season One patch

Cryptic has announced via press release that the major Season One content patch is launching for Star Trek Online today. This patch brings all kinds of new free content to the game, causing much of the community to count the days until it finally landed in the game proper.

The list of updates is impressively long and several of them address player griefs with areas like Klingon ship customization and mission variety. This is also the first patch bringing some PvE missions for Klingon players, which was a sticking point with many at launch. But Season One also brings captain respecs as well for players unhappy with their skill load-out -- an essential feature that's been sorely missed by many.

Find the whole lowdown on this laundry list of new content after the break.%Gallery-86596%

Lifetime Subscriber Perks

  • We've put together a special thank you package for our Lifetime subscribers:
  • Classified Access Codes – A free C-store item.
  • The Captain's Table – A special social area exclusive to Lifetime subscribers, available to both Federation and Klingon captains.
  • Special In-Game Title – "Career Officers" are those who've joined Starfleet or the KDF for the long haul.
PVP Updates

  • Wargames – Federation players can now participate in PvP against one another to better prepare for the dangers of the battlefield.
  • New PvP Map – Explore "Shanty Town," a brand new Ground Assault map available for both Klingon and Federation players.
Customization

  • Off-Duty Uniforms – Experience Risa in style! Starfleet officers will have the option to change into off-duty outfits to enjoy more casual attire.
  • New Stances and Hairstyles – Further customize your Captain by changing his or her hairstyle, or adopting two brand new stances: Stern and Relaxed.
Ships

  • A New Klingon Battle Cruiser – The K'Tanco Battle Cruiser has been made available to Klingon Lieutenant Commanders.
  • Klingon Ship Customization - Use the ship tailor to customize your Bird of Prey or Raptor.
  • Respec Is Here – Unhappy with your Captain's loadout? Use the respec tool to change things up.
Missions

  • New Fleet Actions Everywhere!
  • The Big Dig – Available in Romulan space.
  • DS9 Under Siege - The True Way has attacked and boarded DS9. Repel the invasion to save the day.
  • Klingons Can Play, Too – Klingon Captains may now access the Crystalline Entity, Big Dig and Breaking the Planet Fleet Actions
Skills

  • New Skill: Starship Attack Vectors – Improve your ship's accuracy and critical hit chance.
  • New Skill: Combat Maneuvers – Improve your ship's evasion and turn rate.
  • New Skill: Starship Battle Strategy – Improve your ship's critical hit severity and damage resistance.
In The C-Store

  • New Bridge Variants - All new ways to update your Bridges' look, available for a low price in the C-Store for both Federation and Klingon ships.
  • Federation Ship Variants – New takes on your old favorites, available for a low price in the C-Store.


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