STO Celebrates Turning Four with Season 8.5 Update
In celebration of Cryptic Studios’ four years of Star Trek Online, they are releasing a commemorative trailer along with plenty of fun, games, and prizes. And perhaps best of all update 8.5, “A Step Between Stars,” introduces a new episode of content featuring Tim Russ as Admiral Tukov.
Season 8.5 brings many new updates and changes including the brand-new Ship Management system, revamped Federation episodic missions, a small space PvP arena, and much more! The latest Featured Episode “A Step Between Stars” continues the adventure players began in “Sphere of Influence.” Captains level 10 and above will brave the dangers of flying over the surface of the sun to meet Admiral Tuvok and help him complete his mission. Additionally, captains will get a chance to fly in one of the new Dyson Hybrid Ships that are being introduced for the first time.
Captains will be rewarded with one of three unique pieces of ship equipment of their choosing (replay to get all 3!), and additionally, on their first playthrough, 400 Qmendations! This will provide a great boost to the start of their Anniversary Event reputation project. Qmendations can be inputted into the special anniversary event reputation project that will reward players with a Dyson Science Destroyer from their character’s faction upon completion.
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- Star Trek Online - Star Trek Online, called STO for short, is a 3D sci-fi themed MMORPG based off of the Star Trek franchise by Cryptic Studios. The game has two factions.