Video game developer Cryptic Studios and publisher Perfect World Entertainment have announced the newest season of the free-to-play MMORPG Star Trek Online, House United, is now available for PC captains. House United is currently planned for release on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on August 3.
The Star Trek Online (STO) House United season signals the end of the storyline which began with the House Divided arc in June of 2020, almost exactly a year ago. That season also helped pave the way for the Year of Klingon content in STO which hit warp speed the following August. As the new season title implies, House United sees the Klingon Empire restored, and marks the beginning of the return to the honor and glory the Klingons are renowned for.
House United presents the end of the Klingon Civil War through two brand new featured episodes titled “Warriors of the Empire” and “A Day Long Remembered”. The ‘Only Qo’noS Endures’ Event is also included in this season, along with a new 5-captain Task Force Operation (TFO), and three new patrol missions based on the “Warriors of the Empire” episode.
The House United story picks up at the point in time and space where J’Ula, the matriarch of House Mo’Kai, has traveled to the sacred planet of Boreth, descending into the pits of Gre’thor to resurrect the famed Klingon Warrior, L’Rell. L’Rell immediately sets out to teach J’Ula the true meaning of what it means to be Klingon as they race to gather forces for the epic final battle at Qo’noS.
As hoped for, Mary Chieffo returns to voice the role of L’Rell, an original character from Star Trek: Discovery. During the season, you’ll also encounter other iconic characters such as Aakar (portrayed by Robert O’Reilly from Star Trek: The Next Generation and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine), General Martok (played by J.G Hertzler from Star Trek: Deep Space Nine), and Adet’Pa (voiced by Rekha Sharma from Star Trek: Discovery).
Captains will of course be able to complete a variety of tasks to earn exclusive rewards, including the Imperial Assault ground set. And PC captains who log in today (May 25) will unlock a free Experimental Ship Upgrade.
The House United full list of featured content includes:
- Two Brand New Episodes – In “Warriors of the Empire,” Captains will fight alongside J’Ula with L’Rell on their side as they gather support for their cause, before taking forces to Qo’noS to put an end to the raging Klingon Civil War in “A Day Long Remembered.”
- ‘Only Qo’noS Endures’ Event – Captains will be able [to] earn an exclusive new reward, a ground set inspired by the villainous Aakar, by exploring new episodes, patrols and TFOs associated with the Klingon Civil War.
- New Task Force Operation – Players will get to experience “Remain Klingon” a 5-Captain space TFO, which concludes the Civil War storyline as the final battle takes place over Qo’noS.
- Three New Patrols – In House United, Captains will enjoy three new patrols based on the episode “Warriors of the Empire.”
Star Trek Online is the free-to-play MMORPG based on the famed Star Trek universe and can be downloaded from the Perfect World Entertainment website, and from Steam and Epic Games.
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