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Release date: April 12, 2023 The Legendary Akira -class Multi-Mission Command Cruiser is a Tier 6 Multi-Mission Cruiser which may be flown by Starfleet characters, including Federation-aligned Romulan Republic and Dominion characters. All faction restrictions of this starship can be removed by having a level 65 KDF character or by purchasing the Cross Faction Flying unlock from the Zen Store . This starship can be used from any level upon completion of the tutorial experience. As you level up, this ship gains additional hull, weapon slots, and console slots.
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The Legendary Akira Multi-Mission Command Cruiser embodies the finest traditions of Starfleet . A command and control vessel fully equipped to handle delicate diplomatic situations of all kinds, including the sort that suddenly devolves into violence, the Akira stands testament to the need to be resolute and reasonable both. The universe is and will always be wondrous and dangerous, hopeful and threatened, so long as it is alive and free. As beings come together for greater and greater endeavors, the subtle creep of entropy lurks like a shadow, corrupting the powerful as all power corrupts and tempting the strong by virtue of their strength. Knowledge, exposure to new ideas and new cultures, and simple peaceful contact is the best vaccine. It is the enduring mission of Starfleet to drive back the darkness of ignorance. This ship is powerful enough to boldly go, versatile enough to meet new life and new civilizations, and should the worst come to pass, is fully capable of deploying that most universal cure for the power-mad: a Photon Torpedo .
Starship mastery, universal consoles.
The Legendary Akira Multi-Mission Command Cruiser comes equipped with three pieces of the Heavy Escort Modifications Set , which includes [ Console - Universal - Point Defense System ] , [ Console - Universal - Torpedo Point Defense System ] , and [ Console - Universal - Destabilized Tachyon Emitters ] .
The Legendary Akira -class Multi-Mission Command Cruiser supports the following cruiser commands :
The Legendary Akira Multi-Mission Command Cruiser comes equipped with a single wing of Kodai Command Fighter Squadrons . Compared to normal Kodai Fighters , Command Kodai Fighters sacrifice some weapon power (about 8%) for integration with Inspiration auras. When effected by Inspiration, they gain Torpedo Spread I (40 sec recharge).
Both sets of Kodai fighters are 23rd Century visual variants of the Federation Valkyrie Fighters released with the Federation Command Carrier Bundle. A normal variant that does not include the Command Integration ability is also available for purchase.
The Advanced variant of this Pet can be obtained from the Dilithium Store , while the Elite variant is obtainable from the Fleet Starbase with an unlocked Tier V Communications Array.
These light crafts are equipped with Phaser Pulse Cannons and Micro Photon Torpedoes. Advanced and Elite Hangars of Kodai Federation Fighters come with more advanced armaments.
Advanced Kodai Federation Fighters can be obtained from the Dilithium Store , while Elite variants are obtainable from a Fleet Starbase with an unlocked Tier V Communications Array.
The Legendary Akira Multi-Mission Command Cruiser features special Inspiration Abilities . Every time one of the team members activates a bridge officer ability , player gains an Inspiration point. When the player's Inspiration meter is full, the following abilities become available:
The Legendary Akira -class Multi-Mission Command Cruiser features the following specialist seats:
Federation starships come with standard equipment and weapons of the lowest mark available at the ship's minimum rank. The items provided are appropriate to the type of vessel and its related playing style.
This starship's equipment slots, base hull capacity and shield capacity scale as your level increases.
Equipment slots and seating
As you rank up every 10 levels, up to level 40, the ship's forward weapon slots, aft weapon slots, tactical console slots, engineering console slots, science console slots and available bridge officer (boff) abilities will slowly increase toward endgame capabilities:
This table shows how the ship's hull strength scales at each level. The base hull of all scaling starships is 10,000, which is then multiplied by the ship's hull modifier (1.2 for the Legendary Akira -class Multi-Mission Command Cruiser), and then multiplied by the scaling multiplier below at each level.
Starships may be upgraded by using one [ Experimental Ship Upgrade Token ] , then two more [ Experimental Ship Upgrade Token ] for a total of three per starship. By using these upgrades, the Legendary Akira -class Multi-Mission Command Cruiser will be upgraded to T6-X and T6-X2 , unlocking up to two extra ship device slots, two extra universal console slots, and the ability to slot two extra starship traits .
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History [ ]
Utopia Planitia Fleet Yards was one of the sites at which this class was constructed in 2371 . ( VOY : " Relativity ")
Akira -class starships were featured prominently in the Battle of Sector 001 and the Dominion War . ( Star Trek: First Contact ; DS9 : " Call to Arms ", et al.)
Several Akira -class ships were stationed near Deep Space 9 during the war. ( DS9 : " The Magnificent Ferengi ", " Afterimage ")
As well, several were involved in most of the major battles of the war. In 2374 , they saw action during Operation Return and the First Battle of Chin'toka , where at least two ships of the class were destroyed by Cardassian orbital weapon platforms . ( DS9 : " Favor the Bold ", " Sacrifice of Angels ", " Tears of the Prophets ")
In 2375 , they were involved in the Second Battle of Chin'toka and the Battle of Cardassia . ( DS9 : " The Changing Face of Evil ", " What You Leave Behind ")
Freeman's shelf model
At least one member of the class was within a light year of Earth in 2378 . ( VOY : " Endgame ")
Admiral Alonzo Freeman kept a model of an Akira -class starship in his ready room in 2381 . ( LD : " First First Contact ")
In 2384 , at least 8 ships of this class intercepted the USS Protostar in a restricted sector near the star Gamma Serpentis . They were part of an armada which included Centaur -type , Defiant -class , and Sovereign -class starships. ( PRO : " Mindwalk ", " Supernova, Part 1 ", " Supernova, Part 2 ")
In 2401 , four ships of this class were sent by Starfleet to join an armada opposing a unknown Borg vessel . The Borg liaison sent to the USS Stargazer briefly commandeered this vessel and others, before the crew managed to engage their auto-destruct system. ( PIC : " The Star Gazer ")
Later that year, eighteen ships of this class participated in Frontier Day celebrations near Sol Station . Along with the rest of the fleet, these ships were seized by the Borg Collective after their younger crews were assimilated by a Borg signal transmitted via Jack Crusher . ( PIC : " Võx ", " The Last Generation ")
Technical data [ ]
Physical arrangement [ ].
Overview of design
The Akira -class design ditched Starfleet 's usual saucer-secondary hull-nacelle design, and more closely resembled the NX-class with its catamaran shaped hull. The engineering section was tucked under the main saucer, which housed the main deflector , and some of the ship's tactical systems. The nacelles were connected via long catamaran type structures, which in turn connected to a large weapons pod, housing several photon torpedo launchers. The catamaran pylons offered a degree of protection for the main bridge , which retained its traditional location at the top of the saucer. ( Star Trek: First Contact ; DS9 : " Call to Arms ", et al.)
Tactical systems [ ]
An Akira -class firing forward phasers
The Akira -class design incorporated a multitude of tactical systems, including at least three phaser arrays , and housed numerous photon torpedo launchers along the port and starboard sides of the ventral primary hull, at least one launcher forward of the deflector, and several located on the aft weapons pod. ( Star Trek: First Contact ; LD : " Grounded ")
The torpedo launchers located on the aft pod rotated into place before firing. ( PRO : " Supernova, Part 1 ")
Ships commissioned [ ]
- USS Akira ( NCC -62497)
- USS Avalon (NCC-63887)
- USS Firesword (NCC-64280)
- USS Helios (NCC-63284)
- USS Rabin (NCC-63293)
- USS Sentinel (NCC-68455)
- USS Thunderchild (NCC-63549)
- USS Wersching (NCC-63328)
- USS Masaka (NCC-63277)
- USS Spector (NCC-63898)
- Unnamed Akira -class starships
Appendices [ ]
Appearances [ ].
- Star Trek: First Contact
- " Call to Arms "
- " Favor the Bold "
- " Sacrifice of Angels "
- " Statistical Probabilities "
- " The Magnificent Ferengi "
- " Tears of the Prophets "
- " Afterimage "
- " The Changing Face of Evil "
- " What You Leave Behind "
- " Message in a Bottle "
- " Relativity "
- " The Voyager Conspiracy " (on astrometrics screen )
- " Endgame "
- " First First Contact " ( model )
- " Grounded " ( flashback )
- " The Star Gazer "
- " Farewell "
- " The Bounty "
- " The Last Generation "
- " Mindwalk "
- " Supernova, Part 1 "
- " Supernova, Part 2 "
Background information [ ]
The name of the ship class was never mentioned on screen, but is derived from production sources.
The total number of Akira -class vessels present at Frontier Day was established by Picard Research Assistant Jörg Hillebrand . 
According to the Star Trek Encyclopedia (4th ed., vol. 1, p. 14), the Akira -class was named after the anime fantasy film Akira . " Along with the Lockheed P-38 Lightning , the Akira -class starship helped to inspire Doug Drexler 's design of the NX-class Enterprise from Star Trek: Enterprise . "
According to designer, Alex Jaeger , " This was my gunship/battlecruiser/aircraft carrier. It has 15 torpedo launchers and two shuttlebays – one in front, with three doors, and one in the back. I really got into it with this one, with the whole idea that the front bay would be the launching bay, and then to return they'd come into the back, because they'd be protected by the rest of the ship. " ( Star Trek: The Magazine , July 1999 , Issue 3)
A design sketch of the USS Akira shown the vessel bearing the registry NCC-2497. In an unpublished interview with author Larry Nemecek , designer Jaeger said he simply used the four-digit number of his then-phone extension for that registry; to conform to Starfleet practice, the number "6" was added by Mike Okuda and the film's art department to make "62497," a number then approved by producer Rick Berman . At the same time, Jaeger said, two other ship names and registries were approved as back-ups, if needed, to the USS Thunderchild actually seen on film as NCC-63549: the USS Rabin (named after former Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin ) as NCC-63293, and the USS Spector (NCC-65549). The ship scale sheet showing the back-up names and registries can be found on John Eaves' blog .
The latter ship's name has appeared on screen in a graphic from the Star Trek: Picard episode " Vox ". The CGI file used for the Akira -class seen in the Voyager episode " Message in a Bottle " was ostensibly the Spector , and was used by the Star Trek Fact Files . The ship allegedly appeared in one of the battle scenes from the sixth and seventh seasons of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine , but this has not been verified.
The scale of the CGI mesh, according to a January 20, 1998 post in the newsgroup alt.tv.star-trek.ds9, by DS9 Visual Effects Supervisor David Stipes , was 860 feet or 262.13 meters, the length used when he blocked shots in DS9.  However, the measurement used by Visual Effects Supervisor Gary Hutzel , according to an in-house chart dated 5/15/98, was 840 feet. 
According to a size chart of Alex Jaeger, the Akira -class would be roughly 500 meters (1640.4 ft) in length. 
Studio model [ ]
- See : Akira -class model
Technical Manual [ ]
The following specifications and defenses come from the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Technical Manual (p. 153):
- Production Base: ASDB Integration Facility, Antares Fleet Yards, Antares IV.
- Type: Heavy Cruiser.
- Accommodation: 500 officers and crew; 4,500 personnel evacuation limit.
- Power Plant: One 1,500 plus Cochrane warp core feeding two nacelles; one impulse system.
- Dimensions: Length, 464.43 meters; beam, 316.67 meters; height, 87.43 meters.
- Mass: 3,055,000 metric tonnes.
- Performance: Warp 9.8 for 12 hours.
- Armament: Six type-10 phaser emitters; Two photon torpedo launchers.
Apocrypha [ ]
The Star Trek: The Dominion War novel Behind Enemy Lines features the Akira -class starships USS Carla Romney ( β ) and the USS Sharansky ( β ).
The Millennium novel The Fall of Terok Nor mentions two Akira -class starships, the USS Bondar ( β ) and the USS Garneau ( β ), both named after Canadian astronauts Roberta Bondar and Marc Garneau .
The Akira -class starship USS Gryphon ( β ) features heavily in the DS9 novels set after " What You Leave Behind ". The Gryphon was commanded by Elaine Mello ( β ). In Lesser Evil , Kira Nerys is given command by Captain Mello when the Gryphon is sabotaged by its first officer Alejandro Montenegro ( β ) after he was infested by a Bluegill parasite who intended to use the ship to attack Trill , but Kira was able to stop Montenegro and regain control of the Gryphon .
The USS Sentinel mentioned in DS9 : " Treachery, Faith and the Great River " is described as an Akira -class starship that Lt. Commander Sonya Gomez served on during the Dominion War as chief engineer, according to Pocket SCE : War Stories, Book 1 and had the registry NCC-68455. The ship would make it canonical appearance in Season 3 of Picard .
The DS9 novel Original Sin features the Akira -class USS James T. Kirk ( β ) (NCC-63719), named in honor of Captain James T. Kirk of the USS Enterprise . The James T. Kirk was commanded by Elias Vaughn ( β ) and had an illustrious service history which included exploration and defensive missions.
The Star Trek: Destiny novel Gods of Night features the Akira -class USS Constant ( β ). During the Borg invasion ( β ) of 2381 , the Constant was assigned to defend the planet Khitomer , along with the USS Ranger ( β ) and USS Arimathea ( β ). Although the USS Enterprise -E signaled of an incoming Borg cube, the fleet of three vessels had little chance of defending the Klingon planet. The Constant was destroyed first after the cube adapted to their weaponry; although the vessel was able to launch escape pods , they were all consumed by the ship's destruction.
The short story "On the Spot" in the anthology book The Sky's the Limit features the Akira -class USS Korolev .
The Akira -class USS Perpetual as seen in the original Star Trek Online
Akira -class ship from Starfleet Command III
Akira -class ship from Star Trek Legacy
The Decipher role-playing games supplement Starships lists several Akira -class starships, including USS Geronimo ( β ) (NCC-62501), USS Osceola ( β ) (NCC-62743), USS Black Elk ( β ) (NCC-62878), USS Nez Perce ( β ) (NCC-62891), USS Mateo ( β ) (NCC-63002), USS Red Cloud ( β ) (NCC-63306), and USS Susquehanna ( β ) (NCC-63419).
The Activision PC game Star Trek: Bridge Commander includes the USS Devore ( β ) (NCC-64088), USS Geronimo ( β ) (NCC-69302), and USS Kali ( β ).
The Activision PC game Star Trek: Armada includes the USS Jupiter ( β ) (NCC-71267) and USS Templar ( β ), as well as many others. In both this game and the sequel, Star Trek: Armada II , these vessels have an advanced weapon called the "chain reaction pulsar ( β )" which bounces a bolt of energy off of enemy shields, damaging several ships consecutively. The Jupiter was also a promotional card for the Star Trek Customizable Card Game , where it was listed as being "under the command of Captain Satelk ."
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - Dominion Wars includes the USS Singh ( β ).
Star Trek: Away Team includes the USS Leyte Gulf ( β ) (NCC-71427).
The Akira -class is featured in the game Star Trek: Starfleet Command III , where it is classified as a heavy cruiser.
The Xbox 360/PC game Star Trek: Legacy allows control of Akira -class ships as cruisers with names such as USS Akira , USS Spector , USS Rabin , and USS Thunderchild .
The Akira -class is featured in Star Trek Online as the prototypical example of a "Strike Wing Escort", a class of tactical starship blending the weaponry an escort with the capacity to field smaller vessels such as shuttlecraft , runabouts , or attack fighters in combat. Other Strike Wing Escort classes fielded by Starfleet with designs derived from the Akira -class include the game-original Armitage ( β ) , Alita ( β ) , and Thunderchild ( β ) classes. The in-game model has been updated multiple times to improve its level of detail and make it more screen accurate, the most recent of which was used in Star Trek: Picard .
- USS Cristiani
- USS Galtieri
- USS Gorbachev
- USS Kennedy
- USS Kravchuk
- USS Landsbergis
- USS Lincoln
- USS Mitterand
- USS Shevardnadze
- USS Sihanouk
- USS Thatcher
- USS Thunderchild
- USS Yeltsin
External links [ ]
- Akira -class at Ex Astris Scientia – contains detailed notes and articles on the Akira -class
- Akira class at Memory Beta , the wiki for licensed Star Trek works
- Akira class at Wikipedia
- Akira class Technical Manual – fan wiki on the Akira class starship
- 2 USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-G)
- 3 Gary Graham
Size of the Akira Class
The true length of the Akira class is not fully evident because of the following conflicting size figures (explained in the ship size table ):
- Star Trek Encyclopedia II : 400m..460m
- Star Trek Deep Space Nine Technical Manual : 464.43m
- VFX size according to a post (January 20, 1998) in alt.tv.star-trek.ds9 by David Stipes, VFX Supervisor DS9: 860' = 262.13m
- VFX size derived by Frank Gerratana: 340±10m
- ILM size chart (graphical comparison, available only since 2009): 499m
The Akira class appears in "Star Trek: First Contact", in various DS9 Dominion War episodes and in VOY: "Message in a Bottle" and "Endgame".
Although the shots in "First Contact" are the clearest of all, we can't perform a solid comparison because the Akira-class USS Thunderchild is never in the same plane or at the same distance to the camera as other ships.
Overall, several scenes that show the Akira near ships of known sizes point to a length of the vessel between 300m and 400m. It seems that this size has been consistently used at latest since DS9. A possible reason is that, for the sake of simplicity, identical VFX sizes were nailed down for the three larger ships from "Star Trek: First Contact", although we can easily imagine that the Akira as the most detailed CGI and the overall most "important" ship class of the three should have been larger than the Norway (which never appeared on DS9, though) and the Steamrunner.
This could be the reason why the Steamrunner and the Akira in the screen capture from DS9: "Favor the Bold" are both noticeably smaller than the Excelsior. Yet, while the three ships seem to be in the same plane, their actual distances from the camera position may be quite different. Actually, most VFX scenes don't exclude the possibility that the Akira is longer than 400m. VOY: "Message in a Bottle" shows the Akira next to the Defiant, whose size is in dispute as well and in which case the evidence is even much more contradictory. Under the assumption that the Defiant is 170m, as officially postulated, the Akira would be longer than 400m. If the Defiant is 120m, the Akira could be, but does not have to be smaller than that.
On another screen capture from DS9: "Favor the Bold", an Akira and an Excelsior can be seen in what appears to be almost the same plane close to one another, with the Akira being a bit shorter than the Excelsior. The same relative scale may have been used in DS9: "Sacrifice of Angels". In the accumulation of ships, one Akira class is apparently a bit closer to the camera than a nearby Excelsior class. With the Excelsior being 467m long, the Akira couldn't be much longer than at most 400m.
The Akira class has numerous windows - probably too many for an alleged warship - that allow an easy distinction of decks. There are 19 decks in total, without the weapons pod. This gives us an absolute minimum length of 330m, if the decks are only 2.5m tall, and a maximum of 522m for an average deck height of 4m as on the Intrepid class. Assuming a standard deck height of 3.4m as on most other Federation starships seen so far the Akira would be 440m, and further evidence points to about this length. There is no reason to assume that the Akira is an exception with regard to deck heights, even if we speculate that a warship might have decks of only 3m or less. The Defiant, as the only warship so far, is the best counter-evidence. At a generous length of 120m, its decks (4-deck version, unless we ignore the MSD) would be 3.9m tall, not to mention the odd "official" ship as in the DS9TM with still 4 decks but at 170m!
When we compare the top views of the Akira and the Sovereign classes, both from the Star Trek Encyclopedia II , it is obvious that the graphic artist took the same bridge modules as well as the same lifeboats for both drawings. In the lower left corner of the above image the Akira top view from this book is scaled to the Sovereign so that the two bridge modules are matched. The result is surprising, since the Akira would be only 272m long, much less than the minimum deck height allows, but about the same size that is allegedly used for VFX, according to David Stipes. However, the schematic in the Encyclopedia II definitely depicts a wrong bridge module, along with other minor flaws, such as a wrong color of the plasma (red instead of blue) in the nacelle window just behind the Bussard collector. It can be assumed that the images shown in Star Trek: The Magazine are much more precise, since they are directly derived from the CGI, and they prove that in reality the Akira has a different bridge module. The lower right corner shows a comparison with matched escape pods, and the Akira turns out to be 440m as in the deck extraction. Therefore 440m±20m is the most likely design size.
Additional note Alex Jaeger, the designer of the Akira, has been quoted that the saucer of the Akira is supposed to be (about) the same width as the Sovereign saucer, but this statement is not certain. If this is true, the length would be roughly 410m and therefore still in the above reasonable range.
Stipes's VFX size
David Stipes provides a length of only 262m in his newsgroup post. This is much too small for a ship with 19 decks. Actually, in this case the decks would be only 2m tall! The idea of a ship for dwarfs does not deserve further consideration, even if some of the VFX scenes would allow such an interpretation.
The first printed size comparison for the Akira is contained in the Federation Starships chart in the Star Trek Encyclopedia II . Unfortunately, the ships are only roughly but not exactly shown to scale in this chart. Further clarification can be found in the ship size table page. Concerning the Akira, any length between 400m relative to the Intrepid (344m) or 460m relative to the Galaxy (641m) could be true. The faulty size charts remain unchanged in the extended Encyclopedia III .
The Deep Space Nine Technical Manual lists size figures for the ships featured in the series, including the Akira class. It can be noticed that several Starfleet as well as alien ships with definitely known design sizes are rendered too long in the DS9TM . The reason is that the size figures for the DS9TM were deduced directly from the ship charts in the Encyclopedia II , by simply measuring the depictions and calculating the "real" lengths based on a 642.51m Galaxy or a 481m Vor'cha. Therefore the Akira size figure in the DS9TM is not new, but a consequence of the incorrect (or at least quite inaccurate) Encyclopedia II chart. Hence, the intended size for the ship is somewhere between 400m and 460m.
ILM size chart
The size chart by Alex Jaeger of ILM used for the movie was published as late as 2009 by John Eaves . On this chart the 685m long USS Enterprise (still falsely labeled as "Galaxy Class") serves as the size reference for the other vessels. The Akira would be 499m long based on this evidence, which is still within a reasonable range but exceeds everything assumed so far. The chart is apparently just a draft that was produced before the actual CGI models were built. So if these models include more definite evidence such as window rows or lifeboats, this should overrule the chart.
Sizes of the Other First Contact Ships
Although the chart is probably just a guideline for the scaling of the CGI models to be built, it may be useful to derive the sizes of the other three "First Contact" Starfleet vessels, namely the Saber class, Steamrunner class and the Norway class.
If we scale the Starfleet ships relative to the Sovereign exactly as on the chart, not only the Akira but just as well the other three vessels would be considerably larger than previously assumed. Especially in the case of the Steamrunner this turns out a bit problematic. The Steamrunner, just as the Akira, apparently uses the same type of lifeboats as the Sovereign, and these would be somewhat too large at a length of this ship of some 400m.
Interestingly, if we scale down the chart lengths of the Akira and the Steamrunner by a factor of 0.88, the lifeboats match, and we arrive at my previously assumed lengths again. It seems that while these two ships later turned out to be smaller than depicted on the chart, they kept their relative sizes. Shrinking the Norway and the Saber likewise, these two remaining ships will still be somewhat bigger than I supposed but overall reasonable in their sizes.
For the most part the VFX shots insinuate an Akira class of somewhat less than 400m length. The ship, however, may be larger if we take into account that the Akira could be farther away from the camera than it seems or that it appears next to ships that don't really allow a size comparison (Steamrunner, Defiant). There is no scene that would inevitably call for an Akira of much less than 400m.
Two independent structural analyses of the Akira point consistently to a size of 440m±20m. This is most probably the design size intended by Alex Jaeger. His scaling chart should be regarded as preliminary. The Akira dimensions given in the official literature are in the according range too, but overall not reliable because of careless scaling of the ship depictions. Unless there is a scene I missed, in which the ship is shown at a really small size next to a ship whose size is definitely known, I will stick to the 440m Akira.
Starship Gallery - First Contact Vessels - Akira, Saber, Steamrunner, Norway
Thanks to Frank Gerratana for his analysis of VFX scenes involving the Akira class (his Trek site is gone for good), to Jörg for the improved screen captures, to Boris for some notes and to John Eaves for posting the size chart.
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Star Trek Online Sets Phasers to Fun With "Both Worlds" Update
G earbox Publishing and Cryptic Studios have unveiled the latest installment in their long-running Star Trek MMORPG, Star Trek Online, titled "Both Worlds". The 31st season of this free-to-play MMO based on Paramount's Star Trek franchise created by Gene Roddenberry launched on January 23 for PC. The PlayStation and Xbox versions also have their own releases scheduled for March 12.
When you have an MMO running this long, it probably becomes challenging to wow players with novelty - but luckily the Star Trek IP is incredibly rich with ideas, settings and stories to explore. In this new update for Star Trek Online (STO), players find themselves confronting the Borg King, the mastermind behind a dire threat to the multiverse.
Building on the plot from the previous story arc which involved a misunderstanding with the Tholians and the tearing of the Reality Vortex, 'Both Worlds' thrusts players into a confrontation with the Mirror Universe version of the Borg. To counter this menace, players must infiltrate the Mirror Borg Unicomplex, a high-tech labyrinth guarded by relentless Borg drones.
At the heart of this challenge awaits the Borg King, the architect orchestrating the multiversal threat. Along the way, players will cross paths with familiar Star Trek characters from Deep Space 9 and Voyager, including Captain Ezri Dax (voiced by Nicole de Boer), Captain Harry Kim (voiced by Garret Wang), and Admiral Kuumaarke (voiced by Kipleigh Brown).
Fulfilling the missions included in the "King and Collective" event lets players earn a new T6 ship. Additionally, players can relive one of Star Trek's most classic moments in the new Task Force Operation, "Battle of Wolf 359", based on the Star Trek: The Next Generation Season 3 episodes "The Best of Both Worlds" Parts 1 and 2.
Meanwhile, the Elite Random Task Force Operations feature enhances gameplay with the much-requested option to queue up for challenging missions and earning extra rewards. Beyond this, The Both Worlds expansion of STO not only introduces new content but also comes with special anniversary deals and events.
From January 23rd to January 29th on PC, players can enjoy a double experience bonus, allowing them to level up faster by earning twice the usual experience points from content that provides skill points and expertise.
For patrons of the ZEN marketplace, Ferengi Merchants are offering a 15% discount on Lockbox Keys during the same period. A limited-time Key Ring Bundle is also available, featuring 20 Master Keys and a bonus Ultimate Tech Upgrade, allowing players to maximize their equipment with zero Dilithium cost.
For STO players looking to expand their arsenal, the Lobi Crystal Consortium has a 20% off sale on all items in the Lobi Store from January 23rd to January 29th. Whether it's the Kelvin Timeline Intel Dreadnought Cruiser or the Vaadwaur Astika Heavy Battlecruiser, now is the perfect time for captains to enhance their starship collection for these sought-after vessels.
Star Trek Online has become one of the longest-running Star Trek "series" in the franchise's history since the MMO launched in February 2010. With over 250 episodes, 60 Task Force Operations, and 31 full seasons of playable content, the game has explored the universe of The Original Series, Enterprise, The Next Generation, Deep Space Nine, Voyager, and Picard.
STO has also incorporated the alternate canons and events from the 2009 film series (aka the Kelvin Timeline), Discovery, Strange New Worlds , and Lower Decks. With the numerous cast members reprising and voicing their roles in the game, including the late Leonard Nimoy (Spock), the 14-year old MMO has served as a truly immersive Star Trek experience for players on PC, PlayStation, and Xbox consoles.
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The U.S.S. Akira is an Akira -class escort in service to Starfleet in 2409 .
Missions encountered [ | ]
See Federation Escort .
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- All Akira -class vessels bear this ship's name and registry by default.
- The registry suggests she was at least the third vessel to bear the name.
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Welcome to Both Worlds!
By Ambassador Kael | Tue 23 Jan 2024 08:00:00 AM PST
Welcome to Star Trek Online: Both Worlds ! We’re so excited to welcome Nicole De Boer to Star Trek Online, reprising her role of Ezri Dax. Join Ezri, alongside the returning Garrett Wang as Henry Kim and Kipleigh Brown as Admiral Kuumaarke, to face the looming threat of the Mirror Borg. The Borg from the prime universe are a terrifying threat, but these new Borg are stronger and tougher. Lead by the mysterious Borg King, they are encroaching into our universe, and only you can stop them, Captains.
To prepare to face this threat, you’ll return to the Battle of Wolf 359 in our newest Task Force Operation. Face off in a team against a single Borg Cube, in a harrowing contest that will test your mettle, and hopefully give you new insight to battling the Mirror Borg. And speaking of battling the Borg, you may want to get your hands on the technology used by the crew of the Enterprise D in their own battles with the Borg in 2401. You can grab those items and abilities, not to mention the new Duderstadt Class starship, in the Last Generation Lock Box!
And of course, we’re celebrating our 14 th Anniversary as a game. That’s an incredible, unheard of length of time for an online game like STO, and we’re so happy to have you all here to celebrate. Participating in the King and Collective Event will earn your progress towards the brand new Alliance Rex Escort. This combination of Dominion and Federation technology will catapult you to the front lines with unprecedented speed and style.
Finally, get into the toughest queues faster with the advent of Elite Random Task Force Operations. Queue up for your favorite Elite Queue, or go Random for more rewards, and you’ll see those queues pop faster.
We’re so excited to spend our 14 th year with you, Captains. Thank you for everything, it means the world to the team at Star Trek Online.
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