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Star Trek Online 8th Anniversary

The gigantic multiplayer game Star Trek Online will be celebrating its eighth anniversary in February.  In honor of this date, Perfect World and Cryptic have declared  a new episode in addition to giveaways and more.  They also have introduced the Discovery Lock Box featuring ships and resources from Star Trek: Discovery.

Starting January 23, PC captains face their final battle in the war against the genocidal Tzenkethi.  From the new featured episode "Scylla & Charibdis," players must find a way to prevent a new escalation from the Tzenkethi fleet that places the whole quadrant in immediate danger.  While warping from system to system in pursuit of the enemy, captains receive communication from Captain Geordi La Forge (voiced by LeVar Burton) an unexpected ally has provided to assist eventually put an end to those deadly attacks.

The upgrade will also include a number of new features:

• Re-Engineering -- This new feature allows players to change the mods in their present items, including weapons.

• Omega Molecule Stabilization -- Back by popular demand, players can combine this event to accumulate Omega particles that Q has concealed across space.  Stabilizing these molecules will yield prize vouchers, which may be redeemed for this year's anniversary boat, the T6 Denorios-class Bajoran Interceptor.

• 8th Anniversary Party Poppers -- Captains can meet up with Q to evaluate a unique event party popper, which enables them to create exciting new results!

Captains who see the in-game C-store from today through January 23 can take part in server-wide giveaways, which enable them to collect a new reward every day, including pastries, starships and other things.  Giveaway items will be shown on Star Trek Online's blog.

Star Trek Online is also teaming up with Loot Crate to give away free vouchers for the Star Trek Mission Crate to kick off the game's anniversary.  Players may follow Star Trek Online on Facebook and Twitter to discover how they could enter to win a one-piece subscription to the Star Trek Mission Crate from Loot Crate, which provides exclusive Star Trek apparel and collectibles every 2 months.  Beginning at the end of the month, every crate will also have codes to unlock in-game things for Star Trek Online, such as starships, Bridge Officers, equipment and exclusive emotes.

Programmers talk 8th anniversary

Watch the programmers at Cryptic Studios discuss their favorite Star Trek Online minutes:

Along with the anniversary action, the sport is also introducing a brand new Star Trek: Discovery-inspired "Discovery Lock Box" filled with goodies from Discovery.  

This movie from shows off some of the boat from the Lock Box in action.

Also being released are a few outfits and weapons from Discovery and even a new pet offering (Mudd's bug pet Stuart).  The Discovery Lock Box, and the newest offerings emerging on the Lobi Crystal Store, will become available starting on January 23rd, 2018.

To play and download Star Trek Online now at no cost, visit www.playstartrekonline.com.