Star Trek Online Launches 8.5 and Anniversary Event

Cryptic celebrates the 4th anniversary of Star Trek Online with new content, free items, an anniversary event, and an infographic.

Star Trek Online (STO) turns 4 next month but Cryptic is kicking off the festivities early. Today marks the release of the mid-season 8.5 update, adding a new feature episode mission starring Tim Russ, the actor that portrayed Tuvok in Star Trek Voyager. The update also revamps early Federation missions with new art and gameplay improvements, adds a new shuttle PvP map, and new hourly calendar events.

In addition to the new 8.5 content, STO also released its 4th anniversary event, featuring a new party with Q on Earth Spacedock, Qo'noS and New Romulus Command. Visit Q each day to earn Qmendations and other prizes. The anniversary festivities will run through Thursday, February 27, 2014. Players can also claim a free classic Federation uniform as today’s anniversary giveaway from Cryptic.

Lastly, Cryptic revealed a new infographic that looks back on the first four years of STO with some telling statistics and milestones.

Source: STO Anniversary, 8.5 Update

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