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Research and Development Weekend Returns to Star Trek Online

Bonuses and more

Poorna Shankar Posted:
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A Research and Development Weekend has been announced for Star Trek Online.

The event runs from today, March 5, through March 9 at 10a PT. A few bonuses will be doled out, so dive in if interested.

All R&D packs will provide a 25% increase in items, and queue R&D material reward packages will provide 25% more R&D materials with a chance to award you with a catalyst.

You also might want to check out harvest nodes since they will provide two extra R&D materials and 10 dilithium ore with a chance for a catalyst.

Bonus Commendation XP will also be dealt for completing any duty officer assignments, namely, a 50% increase in all Commendation XP.

Academy particle scanning events will be available as part of the Junior Officer Appreciation event. Scanning particles will train the cadet and release a new random duty officer to you from your faction:

  • Scan a minimum of 5 traces to be rewarded a Common Duty Officer
  • Scan a minimum of 25 traces to be rewarded a Uncommon Duty Officer
  • Scan a minimum of 50 traces to be rewarded a Rare Duty Officer
  • Scan a minimum of 75 traces to be rewarded a Very Rare Duty Officer

Learn more about the weekend event here.


Poorna Shankar

A highly opinionated avid PC gamer, Poorna blindly panics with his friends in various multiplayer games, much to the detriment of his team. Constantly questioning industry practices and a passion for technological progress drive his love for the video game industry. He pulls no punches and tells it like he sees it. He runs a podcast, Gaming The Industry, with fellow writer, Joseph Bradford, discussing industry practices and their effects on consumers.