Star Trek Online Unparalleled update launches May 28 on PC and June on console

Developer Cryptic Studios announced the release date for "Unparalleled," the latest update for its ongoing free-to-play MMORPG, Star Trek: Online. The Unparalleled update, also known as "Season 32," will further expand the game's story campaign, which has continued since the game's original launch in 2010. Cryptic commemorated Star Trek Online's 14th anniversary in January 2024.

Unparalleled will continue the current story arc of Star Trek Online, which involves the Federation and its allies fighting back against a series of multiversal incursions. Factions from alternative universes are crossing into the "prime" Star Trek timeline, particularly a new "Borg Kingdom." The Unparalleled update will feature Star Trek alumnus Denise Crosby, who played the characters Tasha Yar and Sela in the Star Trek: The Next Generation TV series. Crosby has appeared in Star Trek Online before, first reprising her role as Tasha Yar for a mission based on the Next Generation episode "Yesterday's Enterprise," and then as Empress Sela of the Romulan Star Empire, playing a major role in the game's storyline.

This time Crosby returns as Sela, but from a parallel universe where she became a 25th-century Starfleet officer. Players will join Sela and visit her universe to intervene in a conflict between the Borg and a peaceful version of the Iconians, who served as primary antagonists for much of Star Trek Online's main story arc.

Besides the story expansion, Star Trek Online: Unparalleled will also see the addition of a new team-based Task Force Operation activity called "Borg Battle Royale." The Borg Battle Royale is a wave-based survival activity where teams of players will fight hordes of Borg foes in waves of escalating difficulty.

The debut of Season 32 will be accompanied by a limited-time event that will reward players for regularly participating in activities for the duration. During the event, they'll be able to earn unique prizes, like a Dimensional Hypermass Torpedo Launcher weapon, a Type 14 Shuttle Support Squadron gear piece, and two particularly valuable prizes: 500 Lobi Crystals, and an Epic-grade Phoenix Prize token.

Lobi Crystals are a form of currency that typically is only rewarded when players open one of Star Trek Online's microtransaction-based lock box reward packs. The crystals can be collected and exchanged for uniquely powerful gear pieces in an in-game store. Meanwhile, Phoenix Prize tokens are extremely rare drops from the Phoenix Prize Pack, a type of lock box that can be opened in exchange for the free Dilithium currency instead of a microtransaction. Epic-grade Phoenix Prize tokens can be redeemed for playable starships, as well.

Star Trek Online: Unparalleled launches on May 28, 2024 on PC, and in June 2024 on PS4 and Xbox One.