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Star Trek Stormfall Launches On Console, Brings Lohlunat Festival On June 30th

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The latest update to Cryptic Studios' Star Trek Online, Stormfall, has been released on Xbox and PlayStation consoles. The update brings the next chapter in the STO story as the team preps for its upcoming Lohlunat festival kicking off on June 30th.

Stormfall brings back original members of the Star Trek VoyagerDeep Space Nine and Discovery casts as players follow the building story flowing throughout the MMO of a Terran Empire take-over. Two episodes will be available for players to explore, teaming up with iconic Kathryn Janeway (Voyager) as well as Admiral Leeta to stop the Terran Empire.

If you've been looking for a good time to jump into STO, the new tutorial should be a good launching point. The Starfleet Tutorial has seen a remastering in this update, giving what Cryptic hopes will be a "smoother" experience.

Also coming later this month is the Lohlunat Festival. From June 30th through July 30th, the MMO will take players to the tropical planet of Risa for summer events. Players will participate in order to win an all-new Cnidarian Defender (T6) ship, as well as credits that can be used in the event store.

"This special ship, based on the first alien beings encountered on Star Trek: The Next Generation, can be flown in both saucer and jellyfish modes. Festivities for this year’s event, all of which progress players towards the new ship, include Powerboard Races, the Biathlon, Horga’hn Hunting, Scavenging with Sovak and the coolest Dance Party this side of the galaxy. Players can also earn credits towards hot new items available in the Summer Event Store, including baseball uniforms, floaters and powerboards based on the Andorian Blue Bores baseball team, and new Andorian themed modules, kit frames, Tribbles and Caracals to make sure it’s a cool summer."

You can check out the full update on the official Star Trek Online blogpost. If you're looking to spice up your PC set up, STO also announced a partnership this morning with CherryTree, creators of the Borg Cube PC, to bring Elite Starter Packs to any player who purchases a case. 


Joseph Bradford

Joseph has been writing or podcasting about games in some form since about 2012. Having written for multiple major outlets such as IGN, Playboy, and more, Joseph started writing for MMORPG in 2015. When he's not writing or talking about games, you can typically find him hanging out with his 10-year old or playing Magic: The Gathering with his family. Also, don't get him started on why Balrogs *don't* have wings. You can find him on Twitter @LotrLore