The Crystalline Entity, the giant space-dwelling creature that aligned itself with Lore in Star Trek: The Next Generation, is re-materializing in Star Trek Online. For the next three weeks on PC, until September 6th at 10am PT, Captains over level 50 will be able to face the Entity and earn Crystal Shards. You can turn in these shards for great rewards, including some brand-new Antiproton Heavy Cannons and Beam Arrays. But be careful… the Entity has only grown more powerful since its last appearance, and you’ll need to forge new tactics to take it down and end its threat to the galaxy.

This 10-man Task Force Operation warps Captains to the Entity’s latest location, charged with preventing it from extending its influence any further into space. The Crystalline Entity is a powerful foe – even the Enterprise D couldn’t take it on alone – so you’ll have to work together and discover new tactics to get over its resistance to energy damage. Veteran STO players will notice some new changes as well. When you attack the Entity, it will still split off smaller crystalline pieces that will attack you separately. At certain points in the combat, the Entity will enter an absorption phase and become totally immune to damage, as it prepares to unleash a powerful energy wave. You’ll have to prevent these smaller crystalline pieces from making that wave even stronger, or you’ll be knocked completely out of the fight.

We wish you luck, Captains. Journey to face one of the most powerful enemies in Star Trek. The Galaxy is counting on you.

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 Federation starship captain, champion the Empire through the galaxy's far reaches as a Klingon Warrior, rebuild the Romulan legacy as 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 Trek universe, make contact with new alien species and battle alongside other players in customizable starships. STO is currently available on PC, PlayStation4 and Xbox One.

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