Star Trek Online’s Season 13 – Escalation will launch on April 25 on PC, it was revealed by Perfect World Entertainment and Cryptic Studios. Season 13 – Escalation sends players on a mission with the Lukari to help them rediscover their ancient origins, while also dealing with an imminent threat by the Tzenkethi. The newest update to Star Trek Online continues the epic Tzenkethi War story arc and marks the debut of the brand-new War Games system, which pits teams of players against each other in competitive PvE scenarios.

The War Games system offers a fresh type of queue that allows two five-person teams to battle head-to-head in competitive PvE scenarios. To keep players on an even playing field, a new Player Potential system has been introduced that will match players of similar skill in the same matches.

The War Game system will also have a new reputation tied to it, including, for the first time ever, class specific-ship and captain gear. Captains can mix and match gear they earn from any class and also have the option to specialize. To support the new War Games system, a full rebalance pass has been made to ground and space combat to ensure that no matter what choice captains make when outfitting their skills or ship, it isn’t a wrong one.

As fans know, Star Trek Online is a free-to-play massively multiplayer online game where players can pioneer their own destiny as Captain of a Federation starship, become a Klingon Warrior and champion the Empire through the far reaches of the galaxy, or rebuild the Romulan legacy as the commander of a Romulan Republic Warbird.

In Star Trek Online, players have the opportunity to visit iconic locations from the popular Star Trek universe, reach out to unexplored star systems and make contact with new alien species. Star Trek Online is currently available on PC, PlayStation4 and Xbox One. Season 13 – Escalation will be available on consoles at a later date.

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