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  New Star Trek Online Episode Featuring LeVar Burton Available Now, Season 14 Launches October 3
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09/20/2017
 


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LeVar Burton has taken command in Star Trek Online! The legendary Star Trek actor reprises his role of Geordi La Forge in a new featured episode, available now for the PC version of the free-to-play MMORPG. Titled “Beyond the Nexus,” the episode pairs players with veteran Starfleet Captain Geordi La Forge for a special Star Trek: The Next Generation-themed mission. In addition, LeVar Burton will be featured in Star Trek Online’s next major update, Season 14 – Emergence, which will be available on PC beginning October 3.  

Captains can log into the PC version of Star Trek Online right now to access “Beyond The Nexus,” a new featured episode celebrating the 30th Anniversary of Star Trek: The Next Generation. During this mission, players will fight shoulder-to-shoulder with Starfleet Captain Geordi La Forge (LeVar Burton) to aid in rescuing the crew of a Galaxy-class ship under attack. Beginning September 21, captains will also be able to purchase a brand-new Galaxy-class interior. Star Trek Online is also celebrating TNG’s anniversary with server-wide giveaways on September 28, which include the classic skant uniform and Type 7 shuttle.

On October 3, players reunite with Captain Geordi for the game’s next major update on PC, Season 14 – Emergence. In the new episode, “Melting Pot,” players accompany Captains La Forge and Kuumaarke (voiced by Kipleigh Brown) to the Dranuur Colony in the Alpha Quadrant, established by the recently united Kentari and Lukari species. The update will also introduce a brand-new Fleet Holding, featuring five full tiers of progression and rewards, the first large-scale holding since the introduction of Fleet Starbases. Captains will also be able to participate in a Tzenkethi Red Alert, two new Fleet Holding defense queues, a new colony map, a new special event on their personal colony map and a new Primary Specialization called the “Miracle Worker” that features brand-new Bridge Officer Powers. Additional details will be revealed when Season 14 – Emergence launches next month.

Both “Beyond the Nexus” and Season 14 – Emergence will be available on Xbox One and PlayStation®4 at a later date.

Star Trek Online is a free-to-play massively multiplayer online game where players can pioneer their own destiny as Captain of a Federation starship, become a Klingon Warrior and champion the Empire through the far reaches of the galaxy, or rebuild the Romulan legacy as the commander of a Romulan Republic Warbird. In Star Trek Online, players have the opportunity to visit iconic locations from the popular Star Trek universe, reach out to unexplored star systems and make contact with new alien species. Star Trek Online is currently available on PC, PlayStation®4 and Xbox One.

Star Trek Online is licensed by CBS Consumer Products.

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To download and play Star Trek Online today for free, visit www.startrekonline.com .