Star Trek Online is releasing our latest ship bundle -- the Recon Destroyer Bundle. Currently available in the C-store on PC, these brand-new Federation and Klingon ships will be releasing for Xbox One and Playstation 4 very soon as well. Romulans and Jem’Hadar can fly the ships of their allied factions, meaning they get access to these ships, too.
In these trying times, constant conflict and ever-present hostility have made exploration and reconnaissance at the edges of the frontier an even more dangerous endeavor than normal. The Recon Destroyer has been designed in response to this galactic atmosphere, providing a distinct combat-focus to a ship that is otherwise dedicated to scientific study and intelligence gathering.
The Lafayette-class is a modern re-design of the classic New Orleans-class, which first came into service with Starfleet in the mid-2300s.
The New Orleans-class starship was one of the many “graveyard ships” seen in the wreckage of Wolf 359 in the TNG episode “The Best of Both Worlds.” While quickly assembled to fill out the roster of Starfleet for a long-distance background shot, the ship still managed to capture fans’ imaginations with its distinct take on the Galaxy class aesthetic and its large mission pods – made from highlighter markers. Getting the New Orleans into Star Trek Online has been a longstanding goal, but since STO is set 30 years after Nemesis, we also wanted to evolve that design into something contemporary to the 25th-century Starfleet aesthetic.
In addition to the Lafayette-class Recon Destroyer for Starfleet, a new Klingon ship will also be coming to Star Trek Online. The Ketha-class Recon Raptor is the Klingon counterpart to the Lafayette-class Recon Destroyer and a fierce addition to the Imperial Fleet.
The Ketha-class Recon Raptor is a stealthy escort with a Science flair. A powerful warship, it can cloak, mount heavy cannons and an experimental weapon, and comes equipped with the Hyper-Focusing Trinary Arrays console.
We hope you enjoy these new ships, and we’ll see you in game.
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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