Star Trek fans around the world are celebrating First Contact Day, commemorating the first time humans made contact with an alien species in the Star Trek universe. To mark the occasion, Star Trek Online is hosting its annual First Contact Day Celebration, which starts on April 12th and runs until May 3rd.
Players will have the chance to take part in a variety of activities and missions, including building and launching their very own Phoenix Rocket to travel back in time to thwart the Borg’s efforts to prevent the historic event. They can also participate in a recreation of the Synth attack on Mars, where they will fight in orbit above the red planet alongside fellow captains.
Completing these activities will earn players a First Contact Day Badge Box, which contains 17 Comm Badges as account-wide unlocks. Players can also earn daily progress towards the Grand Prize, a Universal Console called the Chronogami Time Portal. This console opens a Chronogami portal, drawing the target ship back in time from the point just before its destruction. Targeting a foe will cause a future version of their ship to emerge from a portal, already undergoing warp core breach. It detonates for exotic damage to all surrounding foes. Destroying an enemy Battleship, Dreadnought, or Boss will reduce the recharge time of the Chronogami to its minimum value.
Other rewards for the event include the First Contact Day Bundle, which contains a Captain Specialization Point, 25,000 Dilithium Ore, a Launch Toy Rocket Social Device (Account Unlock), and a Holo-Emitter – Phoenix Shuttle (Account Unlock). Players can also earn bonus Dilithium Ore rewards for additional daily progress.
For those who are unable to find the time to complete the event or are interested in rushing to complete their progress, there is the option to purchase the remainder of their daily progress using Zen at any time. The initial pricing for this event’s buyout will be 2000 Zen, but the price any player pays will be discounted based on the amount of daily progress they have already accrued.
Star Trek Online’s First Contact Day Celebration is a fun and exciting way for fans to celebrate the franchise’s rich history and the hope it inspires for the future.