April 5th is First Contact day in the Star Trek universe, so naturally Star Trek Online is celebrating with an in-game event. Specifically, the game will re-create the day that Humans and Vulcans first met on earth and hand out a series of rewards for players who participate.
From the Arc Games website:
April 5th is the anniversary of First Contact Day, when Humans and Vulcans first met on Earth!
To celebrate the anniversary of First Contact Day, the Zefram Cochrane Memorial and Historical Museum is holding a special re-enactment event from April 4th at 8am PT to April 11th at 10am PT on PC, and April 11th at 8am PT to April 18th at 10am PT on Xbox One and Playstation 4! Participants are invited to visit Bozeman, Montana—the site of Cochrane's launch of the first Human warp-capable ship, the Phoenix—and engage in the construction of their own replica Phoenix!
Captains who participate will search the area for useful parts, just like Cochrane scavenged the pieces for the Phoenix. Using these parts in conjunction with a basic hull assembly, captains will make their own model of the Phoenix by combining engines, hull, and stabilizer parts found in various bits and pieces scattered about the re-creation of the historical settlement. Under the shadow of Zefram Cochrane's statue, try to get the best parts possible, because the engines will make your model go faster, hull will allow it to survive longer, and stabilizers will keep it going at a better angle of launch.
Once captains have had a few minutes to collect their parts, they'll return to their unfinished models and use leftover pieces to improve on the pieces they've assembled. After that, everyone will assemble at the missile silo to launch the models. Whoever's model reaches the highest altitude will be declared the winner of that launch and the honorary student of Cochrane.
Captains of level 10 and above may participate in this event—even captains from the Klingon Defense Force, Romulan Republic, and the Dominion are welcome to join these festivities, as a celebration of diversity and the meeting of different species.
Play the event to unlock the following rewards:
When you complete the queue for the First Contact Day event, you will receive a special Zefram Cochrane Memorial Hologram Voucher (limit one per day, per character). A minimum of 4 Holograms are required in order to receive a Special Event Prize Box that includes:
- 1x Captain Specialization Point
- Launch Toy Rocket
- Holo Emitter – Phoenix Shuttle
- Replica Thompson Submachine Gun
Star Trek Online is available now on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.