The latest season of Star Trek Online is lastly out there for PC gamers. Season 24, entitled “Reflections,” will take gamers on a journey to avoid wasting two universes — the Prime Universe and the Mirror Universe. Of course, the return of the Mirror Universe means the return of everybody’s favourite villain — Admiral Leeta.
In an unique interview with Heavy, Chase Masterson revealed key particulars in regards to the season’s plot and dished about her return to Star Trek Online.
An Adversary Becomes an Ally
Admiral Leeta has at all times been an adversary for gamers, however in “Reflections” she’s switching sides. At least briefly.
The season’s story begins with Admiral Leeta touring to the Prime Universe from the Mirror Universe to warn the Federation a couple of menace that would annihilate each planes of existence. She hasn’t simply include a warning, although. The admiral can also be within the Prime Universe to persuade the Captains to assist her.
What peril is so huge that it might make Admiral Leeta betray the Terran Empire? The Emperor himself, Masterson defined.
“The Emperor is doing one thing that’s going to finish the world, it’ll finish the universes, it’ll destroy all the pieces. So, Leeta departs from the Terran Empire. Where her loyalties lie is at all times in query, however we do know that she wants the participant and the participant wants Mirror Leeta.”
Masterson mentioned that the Captains must settle for Leeta as their ally, although they haven’t any motive to belief her.
“Obviously, it is attention-grabbing to have the ability to must say, ‘Look, I do know that you just did not belief me earlier than. Here are the explanations you may and must belief me now.’ Every villain is self-serving, and but Leeta is popping round and turning into a hero in a way. To go in opposition to the Emperor, to danger her life, and to have the ability to save the universe. How is the participant going to react to that? Well, the one approach is ahead. So, the participant will get to be part of this heroic endeavour. How a lot is it going to value the participant? We do not know in the long term. Where do Leeta’s loyalties lie?”
Masterson continued, saying that “Reflections” will discover the great in each villain and the evil in each hero.
“So, is [Leeta] a villain now? Maybe. Is she doing one thing good? Yes. Sometimes villains do one thing good. Is she going to stay a villain or turn out to be a power for good? It’s the Mirror Universe, who is aware of… I imply, let’s face details, none of us are all good or all evil. None of us… ‘Star Trek’ at all times prompts us to have a look at our personal selves, our personal universe, within the face of those tales. I feel it is a actually attention-grabbing dynamic to see that there is plenty of totally different sides to all of us, together with Mirror Leeta. And it’ll be enjoyable discovering out.”
So, gamers will see a very totally different facet of Leeta this season. Though, it is unclear whether or not that facet is genuine or a facade obligatory to realize her purpose.
Kuumarke is Back… Sort Of
“Reflections” will introduce Captains to the Mirror Universe model of one other acquainted face. Captain Kuumarke’s Mirror Universe counterpart is a Terran Empire particular agent on a mission to steal categorized intel from a Federation Data Center within the Prime Universe. Once she discovers that Admiral Leeta is betraying the Empire, Mirror Kuumarke will ruthlessly pursue her by the Prime Universe.
“We have one other look by Kuumaarke, who then tries to homicide Mirror Leeta. So, that is a dynamic swap,” Masterson mentioned.
Captains must assist Leeta evade Kuumarke, however they will even have to make sure that the information she’s stolen does not make it again to the Terran Empire.
Masterson emphasised that the stakes are excessive in “Reflections,” as are the tensions between the characters.
“There’s all this excellent mixture of energy and vengefulness and impending catastrophe and time-sensitive, well timed ‘we have got to do that now or it might kill us all.’ And it is actually attention-grabbing to see the methods that Leeta and the participant can do collectively.”
Kuumarke will go to actually any lengths to guard the Terran Empire, so Captains will have to be prepared to do the identical to avoid wasting each universes.
New Features in Season 24
Of course, the brand new season comes with a full suite of recent options together with new episodes, new Task Force Operations, new particular occasions and the model new Captain Elite Training Token.
Here’s the breakdown from the Star Trek Online: Reflections press launch:
New Featured Episode: In the replace’s latest episode, “Firewall,” gamers might want to go to a high-security Federation facility to talk with Admiral Leeta. Together they may embark on a mission to guard the Prime Universe from Kuumarke and her Terran forces.
New Task Force Operation: With the discharge of Reflections, Captains may have entry to a model new 5-player floor Task Force Operation referred to as “Operation Wolf.” Players will take part in a Holodeck program created by Mirror Leeta that trains them to infiltrate Mirror ESD to steal categorized data.
Reflections Special Event: Over the following month, Captains can take part in quite a few episodes and TFOs related to Mirror Universe to earn a really particular reward, the brand-new T6 Mirror Gagarin-class Miracle Worker Battlecruiser.
New Lower Decks Content: Captains can go to the Lobi Store to take a look at new weapons and uniforms from the favored animated Star Trekseries, Lower Decks.
Captain Elite Training Token: Players can apply the brand new Captain Elite Training Token to extend 1 Additional Personal Ground TraitSlot, 1 Additional Personal Space Trait Slot, 1 Additional Kit Module Slot, and 1 Additional Device Slot.
All the small print in regards to the brand-new T6 Mirror Gagarin-class Miracle Worker Battlecruiser might be discovered right here.
Watch the Trailer & See Exclusive Screenshots
The trailer for Star Trek Online: Reflections, which incorporates attractive clips from the in-game minimize scenes and reside gameplay, might be considered above.
Here are just a few extra unique screenshots of the brand new content material.
The new season is out there on PC at the moment and can launch for Xbox One and PlayStation 4 in November. To obtain and play Star Trek Online at the moment totally free, go to www.playstartrekonline.com.
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