Star Trek Online Mirror of Discovery Update Arrives Today

By Rebecca Smith, 18 days ago
Two months ago, the Mirror of Discovery update was announced for Star Trek Online. The update was arriving for PC on January 23rd, but console players were going to have to wait to catch up. Now they need to wait no longer, because Mirror of Discovery is available now on Xbox One, bringing two new featured episodes, an anniversary event, and a new Task Force Operation.

Mirror of Discovery

The two new featured episodes continue the Age of Discovery story arc. The first of those, Para Pacem, sees players witness the battle between I.S.S. Discovery and the Klingon forces during an ion storm above the planet of Pahvo. The second, Illusion of Communication, tasks players with stopping Captain Sylvia “Killy” Tilly from disrupting Pahvo's peaceful biosphere with her use of Terran empire technology.

The update will sees the return of the Omega Molecule Stabilization event where players collect Omega particles that are scattered across the galaxy. Those who do so will earn Omega Particle Tech Upgrades, as well as prize vouchers that can be redeemed for the new T6 Vulcan Scout Ship, a scaling starship. To earn the ship, players will need to redeem 1000 prize vouchers from the 9th Anniversary event. As well as those earned through the Omega Molecule Stabilization event, players will get 200 vouchers for completing each of the two featured episodes for the first time, awarding a total of 400 vouchers to put towards the ship. You can take a better look at the ship's full details here.

T6 Vulcan Scout Ship

Finally for today, Battle at the Binary Stars is now available as a Task Force Operation. To challenge players even further, it also now comes with Advanced and Elite modes. For a full list of all of the gameplay improvements and bug fixes included within the update, take a look at the patch notes here.

Originally the update also promised to include improvements to the Personal Endeavors System, but these have been delayed to "the weeks following the launch" of today's update. When it arrives, players will be able to complete daily challenges to earn performance boosts for a variety of combat mechanics. Also in the future is a new Featured Task Force Operation known as Pahvo Dissension. This will send players back to Pahvo to sort out the aftermath of the events of Mirror of Discovery.

If you're planning on logging into the game soon, you might be interested in grabbing the free "Mirror of Discovery: Verdant Terran Sword Pack" from the Microsoft Store. The pack contains the Verdant Terran Sword, three Research and Development Packs, and a Small XP Boost. The pack will be available until June 2019, so you have a few months to grab it.

Mirror of Discovery: Verdant Terran Sword Pack
Mirror of Discovery: Verdant Terran Sword Pack

This pack can only be claimed once per account and you must have completed the tutorial to claim it. This pack includes the following items for your captain: ·         1 Verdant Terran Sword weapon ·         3 Research and Development Packs ·         1 Small XP Boost


Mirror of Discovery is available right now. If you want a preview of the content before trying it for yourself, we'll be streaming the update on our Mixer channel tomorrow at 4PM GMT. You can check out the details of all of our upcoming streams here.

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Rebecca Smith
Written by Rebecca Smith
Rebecca is the Newshound Manager at TrueGaming Network. She has been contributing articles since 2010, especially those that involve intimidatingly long lists. When not writing news, she works in an independent game shop so that she can spend all day talking about games too. She'll occasionally go outside.