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Star Trek Online announces early F2P access

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Star Trek Online is slated to go fully free-to-play on January 17, but is now opening early access for select players.

Starting on Thursday, January 5, any player who has subscribed to Star Trek Online in the past, no matter when or for how long, can start playing Star Trek Online for free, two weeks before other players can join in. Cryptic Studios has noted that all character data has been saved, so players can pick up wherever they left off in the game.

Cryptic Studios also publishes Champions Online.

Star Trek Online Gameplay Screenshot

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Early Access for F2P

We are pleased to announce that the doors are opening a little early for Star Trek Online free-to-play for a limited set of people.Starting tomorrow (Thursday, January 5th), anyone with a lapsed subscription to Star Trek Online will be able to log into the game and play as a Silver member. This means that any account that has in the past subscribed to the game, even if only for the initial month, can come back and play for free!

For those of you not familiar with the difference between Gold (subscriber) and Silver (non-subscriber) membership, you can refer to the features matrix. The most important fact is that previous subscribers can jump right in and play their existing characters with no extra steps and no loss of anything they previously gained for their characters.

Early access is our way of thanking the many loyal customers who sat in the Captain’s chair during the past two years. Free-to-play opens for the general public in less than two weeks, on 17-01 (January 17th).

Welcome back!

Stephen D’Angelo
Executive Producer
Star Trek Online

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Star Trek Online is slated to go fully free-to-play on January 17, but is now opening early access for select players.