Star Trek Online Updates

This is a list of all major/important updates in Star Trek Online since its release. You can use the index below to easily jump to any date. This is not a complete list of every update to STO, only the most important ones. If you notice that any important updates are missing from the list please contact the STO Academy.

February 2, 2010
  • Star Trek Online is released and open to the public.

February 11, 2010
  • The Gamma Orionis sector is opened up and Borg missions are added to the game.

March 4, 2010
  • Infected, the first Special Task Force (STF) is released.
  • Klingons are given access to the Gamma Orionis sector.

March 24, 2010 - Season 1: Common Ground
  • Lifetime subscribers get access to the Captain's Table and the Career Officer title.
  • Inter-faction PvP is available (FvF, KvK).
  • The "Shanty Town" PvP map is released.
  • Off-Duty Uniforms are released along with additional stances and hairstlyes.
  • K'Tanco Battle Cruiser is available to Klingon Lieutenant Commanders.
  • The Big Dig and DS9 Under Siege fleet actions are released.
  • The ability to respec your skills is now available.
  • The Cure is released.

April 13, 2010
  • Khitomer Accord is released.

April 29, 2010
  • Difficulty settings and injuries have been added.
  • Joined Trill playable character avilable in the KDF faction.
  • Fleet Mail is available.

May 13, 2010
  • Terraform is released.

June 3, 2010
  • Accolades are released.
  • Level matching team leader is available.
  • Veteran Rewards are introduced.

July 27, 2010 - Season 2: Ancient Enemies
  • Level cap increased to 51.
  • Retrofit ships are introduced.
  • Dabo is now available at Drozana station.
  • The anomaly scanning minigame is released.
  • Fleet emblems are added.
  • The Federation Diplomatic Corps is introduced along with First Contact missions.
  • Seven diplomatic missions are released.
  • Ship interiors are added along with trophies.
  • The Klingons recieve 8 exclusive missions.
  • New Undine/Borg themed missions are released.
  • A Undine fleet action is available.

August 28, 2010 - Featured Episodes
  • The Breen featured episode, Cold Call, is released.
  • The Orellius Sector is opened up.

September 4, 2010
  • The Breen featured episode, Out in the Cold, is released.

September 11, 2010
  • The Breen featured episode, Cold Comfort, is released.

September 18, 2010
  • The Breen featured episode, Cold Case, is released.

September 25, 2010
  • The Breen featured episode, Cold Storage, is released.

October 16, 2010 - Featured Episodes
  • The Devidian featured episode, Skirmish, is released.

October 23, 2010
  • The Devidian featured episode, Spin the Wheel, is released.

October 30, 2010
  • The Devidian featured episode, What Lies Beneath, is released.

November 6, 2010
  • The Devidian featured episode, Everything Old is New Again, is released.

November 12, 2010
  • Varanus Fleet Support Vessel, Orion-designed Cruiser, and B'rel Bird-of-Prey retrofit are released in the C-Store

November 13, 2010
  • The Devidian featured episode, Night of the Comet, is released.

December 9, 2010 - Season 3: Genesis
  • Sector Space has been updated to look more like space and allow for the removal of Astrometrics.
  • Missions (episodes) can now be replayed.
  • The Crafting system has been updated.
  • The Pi Canis sector has been opened to Klingons with two new patrol missions.
  • The Hail button UI has been updated.
  • Stores throughout many social maps have been merged and updated.

February 2, 2010
  • Earth Space Dock's interior has been redesigned.
  • C-Store items can be purchased directly from the tailor.

February 9, 2011 - Featured Episodes
  • The Reman featured episode, The Vault, is released.

February 12, 2011
  • The Reman featured episode, Mine Enemy, is released.

February 19, 2011
  • The Reman featured episode, Frozen, is released.

February 26, 2011
  • The Reman featured episode, Coliseum, is released.

March 5, 2011
  • The Reman featured episode, Cutting the Cord, is released.

July 7, 2011 - Season 4: Crossfire
  • Shooter mode is released allowing players to fire their weapons with their mouse.
  • Qo'noS has been redesigned and is now the First City.
  • On demand patching is now available.
  • Vivox Voice Chat has been integrated.
  • The Borg now adapt to weapons.

July 21, 2011
  • Starfleet Academy social zone is available.

December 1, 2011 - Season 5: Call to Arms
  • Duty Officer system has been released.
  • The Space skill tree has been redesigned requiring a respec.
  • The tutorial mission has been revamped.
  • Dilithium is now implemented as a replacement for the other currency.
  • The Borg Defari event is introduced.

December 8, 2011
  • Transwarp abilities can be activated from System or Sector space.

January 5, 2012
  • The ground skill tree has been redesigned requiring a respec.

January 17, 2012 - Free-to-Play
  • Star Trek Online goes Free to Play, introducing Gold and Silver accounts.

February 11, 2012 - Featured Episodes
  • The Second Wave mission is released.

February 18, 2012
  • The Of Bajor mission is released.

March 25, 2012
  • The Operation Gamma mission is released.

March 3, 2012
  • The Facility 4028 mission is released.

March 10, 2012
  • The Boldly They Rode mission is released.
March 23, 2012
  • Dilithium Mining mission is released.
April 5, 2012
  • Alpha mission is released for KDF players.
May 31, 2012
  • Stalker Stealth Fighter is now available.
June 7, 2012
  • Account banks are available.
June 14, 2012
  • Heavy Escort Carrier: Armitage Class is now available.
July 12, 2012 - Season 6: Under Siege
  • Fleet starbases including projects to improve the starbase
  • Starbase Fleet Action, Starbase Blockade, Starbase Fleet Alert, and Starbase Incursion team missions
  • Colony Invasion, No Win Scenario, Tholian Invasion PvE team missions
  • Morn has been added to Quarks on Deep Space 9
  • Bridge Officer Skillpoints are now called Expertise
  • Miranda Light Cruiser can be purchased in the Ship Store
November 13, 2012 - Season 7: New Romulus
  • Tau Dewa Sector Block added.
  • New Romulus mission zone.
  • Romulan Embassay holding for fleets.
  • "Into the Hive" and "Hive Onslaught" STFs
  • Player Reputation system introduced.
November 30, 2012
  • Fleet Assault Cruiser, Fleet Advanced Heavy Cruiser Retrofit, Fleet B'rel Bird-of-prey, and Varanus Fleet Support Vessel were added
  • Wells, Mobius, Aeon, Krenn, Korath, and Rhozenko added to the Foundry
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