The TV series Star Trek: Discovery may be gearing up for a second season but for the Trekkies who cannot wait that long, Star Trek Online will be getting a new update that allows fans to partake in this particular period of the Federation's history.
Age of Discovery opens in the year 2256, just after the Battle at the Binary Stars. In the wake of a brutal war against the Klingons, Starfleet Captains must face J’Ula, matriarch of the House of Mo’Kai and sister of T’Kuvma, who seeks to alter the destiny of the Alpha Quadrant. Players will need to rely on the help of fellow Starfleet Academy Cadet Syliva Tilly (played by Discovery actress Mary Wiseman), who has come home to assist with training and see them off on their first assignment. From there, they will journey to iconic locations from Star Trek: Discovery, like the Dilithium Mines of Corvan II, explore the new experimental Crossfield class Starship, the U.S.S. Glenn, and defend Starbase 1 from a fearsome attack by the Klingon House of D’Ghor.Age of Discovery also updates the starting experience to allow new and returning players the chance to create a character from the Discovery era, which is set before the main Star Trek Online campaign. Alongside this, there are new episodes for Starfleet Academy cadets, a new Task Force Operation and brand new rewards in the new Tier 6 Reputation Level.
The launch trailer for the update can also be viewed below.
This will be the first installment of content from Discovery as Perfect World will continue to release content in-line with the TV series. The update will be released on Xbox "at a later date".
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