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New info and screens for upcoming Star Trek Online content

Kyle Horner

Earlier we got a small taste of what's to come in Star Trek Online through the State of the Game feature, but already Cryptic is treating the community to a brand new "What's Next" page that lays bare their free update plans for the next two months. While all the major points themselves are old hat, it's the details of those major points that are in fact, new.

We've got a breakdown of the coming updates after the break, plus new screens in our gallery.

Three new high-level Episodes (PvE content) plus we now know there's a Q Episode in the works and it's a time travel story.

  • Collateral Damage - Help save civilians caught in a battle between the Borg and Undine.
  • Recovery - In this follow-up to Collateral Damage, Rescue colonists infected by the Borg virus and fight Undine determined to destroy them!
  • State of Q - Q transports you back in time to do him a special favor.
  • More to come!
Four five-man Raid Episodes are on the way, the first of which is promised to hit a week after launch. These are more challenging story-based content, perfect for PvE players looking for something to do at end-game. They're will also be available to both Federation and Klingon players.

  • Infected - Investigate a federation station that Starfleet has lost contact with.
  • The Cure - A planet has been completely taken over by the Borg. Fight them for control of the planet.
  • Khitomer Accord - Travel back in time and uncover and participate in the events that led to the release of old Borg you encountered in the Tutorial Episode.
  • Into the Hive - Track down a missing Starfleet captain and come face to face with the new Borg Queen.
Those of you wondering whether or not you'll care about your Klingon character after playing for a month or so, take note:

  • Klingon Fleet Actions - Form up with your closest friends and do battle in large engagements.
  • A New Klingon Ship - You asked for it, we made it: A Tier 2 Klingon Battle Cruiser.
  • Klingon Star Clusters - Seek out new life and civilizations ... and subjugate them! Additional PvE content for the Klingon faction.
Finally, some new PvP maps and IP locations are in the works, as well.

  • Federation vs. Federation PvP - Practice against your allies before engaging your enemies.
  • New Ground Maps - We'll be adding a new Ground Assault PvP map, as well as a new ground Fleet Action.
  • More IP Locations - Check out Rura Penthe and our whole solar system, from Mercury to Pluto.
All these coming updates certainly address much of the community's issue with lacking content, while others are just logical extensions of what Cryptic has in-game already. So long as they can stick to their two month schedule, the future looks bright for Star Trek Online and its player base. We do hope that bigger raids do come out sooner rather than later, but what we've got here is a solid start.

And finally, we've added the six new screens to our gallery. You can find the newest images at the very bottom. Enjoy!

Gallery: Star Trek Online Gallery | 128 Photos

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