The Battle at the Binary Stars is one of the most-important historic battles between the Federation and the Klingon Empire. Every cadet studies it at Starfleet Academy, though it has been purely in a historical context until now. The threat of temporally-displaced rogue Klingon starships, led by the legendary J’Ula, has brought a need for understanding 23rd century battle tactics to the attention of Alliance admiralties.
The Battle at the Binary Stars is the first Featured Task Force Operation in Star Trek Online. Five Alliance captains will be able to take on the roles of Federation ships at the battle, in a new holodeck simulation crafted specifically for the Alliance’s mutual understanding and betterment.
During this simulation, your ship will take on the appearance of a Federation ship from the Discovery era, although you will retain your powers, bridge officers, and trays – it is only a visual change. What can you learn from one of the most disastrous battles in Federation history, and can your tactics turn the tide of the battle?
This event will last for three weeks starting in November for PC players, and on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 in early 2019. All players level 10 and above will be able to participate. Completing it 14 times during this period will unlock your own, personal Beacon of Kahless.
The Beacon of Kahless is an item that summons your own personal Beacon. The Beacon will appear, giving off a light that blinds your enemies, completely eliminating their accuracy for several seconds. A group of Klingon ships will also warp into the system, answering the Beacon’s call and coming to your aid. As the light fades enemies will reset their threat assessment (players in Threatening Stance retain aggro). This Beacon is an account unlock, and may be claimed on other characters on your account.
Good luck, Captains!
Star Trek Online is a free-to-play massively multiplayer online game that allows players to explore the Star Trek universe from within. Players can forge their own destiny as Captain of a Federation starship, champion the Empire through the far reaches of the galaxy as a Klingon Warrior, rebuild the Romulan legacy as the commander of a Romulan Republic Warbird or carry out daring missions on behalf of the Dominion as a Jem’Hadar soldier. Captains can also explore iconic locations from the Star Trek universe, make contact with new alien species and battle alongside other players in customizable starships. Star Trek Online is currently available on PC, PlayStation4 and Xbox One.
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