Star Trek Online is about to get some new figures and adventures added to the game as "Rise Of Discovery" will be released today for PC. The latest storyline throws you right into the middle of a storyline plucked from the latest series, Star Trek: Discovery, where you will travel back to the U.S.S. Buran and have interactions with Captain Gabriel Lorca (Jason Isaacs) and Commander Ellen Landry (Rekha Sharma), and relive the events that eventually took us to where we are today in the Discovery timeline. You can read more about the mission and check out pics and video from it below. Those of you playing on console will need to wait until June 25th to play this mission, but it's unclear as to why the PS4 and Xbox One versions were delayed.
In the first season of Star Trek: Discovery, fans were introduced to Captain Gabriel Lorca and his Chief of Security, Commander Ellen Landry. However, very little was revealed about their collective past and what led them to assume command of the legendary U.S.S. Discovery. These questions will be answered in Rise of Discovery, which takes players to the decks of the U.S.S. Buran with Lorca and Landry just one month after the Battle at the Binary Stars. The Federation starship is on a mission to transport Klingon prisoners to a secure facility when it becomes the target of an incursion led by J'Ula, the matriarch of House Mo'Kai. A devastating turn of events leaves Captain Lorca as the sole survivor of the attack. After crash landing on a barren ice moon above Priors World, he must rely on his trusted commanding officer and Star Trek Online players to rescue him before he is apprehended by Klingon forces.
These events take place across brand new missions featured in Rise of Discovery. A full list of game features introduced with today's update includes:
Two New Featured Episodes – Captains hailing from every faction within Star Trek Online can participate in two brand new playable episodes which take place in the Star Trek: Discovery universe.
"The Plausibility of the Possible" – Players come to the aid of the U.S.S. Buran, led by Captain Gabriel Lorca and Commander Ellen Landry, as the Starfleet ship engages in battle with Klingon forces led by J'Ula of House Mo'Kai.
"Impossibility of Reason" – Star Trek Online players will answer an urgent distress call from the U.S.S. Buran that sends them on a dire mission with Landry to keep the ship's captain alive on a frozen ice moon.
Star Trek: Discovery Characters – Rise of Discovery features original voice acting from Star Trek: Discovery's very own Jason Isaacs (Harry Potter film series, The Patriot) as Captain Lorca and Rekha Sharma (Battlestar Galactica, Alien vs Predators: Requiem) as Commander Landry.
New Reputation – The game's latest update introduces the new Tier 6 Reputation, "Discovery Legends," which allows players to earn exciting new Discovery themed rewards. All of the Discovery Task Force Operations will now feature Advanced and Elite versions that have been converted to support this new reputation and pay out Discovery Legend Marks.
T6 Starship Scaling – Starting today, level restrictions have been removed for Tier 6 starships across all of the game's platforms, including PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4. For the first time in Star Trek Online history, players will be able to fly premium ships which scale to their individual character level. Additional details can be found on the Star Trek Online blog.