Star Trek Online Wiki

The latest Star Trek Online story update, Season Twenty-four: Reflections, is now live!

Spoiler warnings ahead!


Star Trek Online Wiki
Star Trek Online Wiki
Template Historical.png
Timeline Change Imminent!
This article contains information that no longer applies to the current version of Star Trek Online. It is provided only for historical purposes.

In Collateral Damage the player is dispatched to rescue colonists from the Borg only to find them caught in the crossfire between two hostile species.


Secret Command Codes icon.png
Incomplete and/or missing data.
This article or section does not list all values or entries associated with the discussed subject. Please add any missing statistics or items to the corresponding tables, lists and placeholders.


Mission Text[]

<rank>, we are receiving an emergency distress signal from the colony on Hotep IV.

The colonists are reporting Borg activity, as well as some strange anomalies that have appeared near the planet.

There's no time to waste. Proceed immediately to the Hotep system and aid the colonists.


Help the colonists on Hotep IV, located in the Cestus Sector of the Gamma Orionis Sector Block.


  • Enemy Squared
  • Rescue Mission
    • Go To Hotep IV
    • Rescue Colonist from the Borg and Undine
    • Beam Out Colonist
    • Rescue Colonists (0/5)
  • Fire from the Sky
    • Destroy Borg Shield Generators (0/5)
    • Rescue Trapped Colonist
    • Download Important Files
    • Beam up to Ship
  • Bombardment
    • Go To Hotep System
    • Destroy Orbital Platforms
      • Beam Explosives to Platform I
      • Beam Explosives to Platform II
      • Beam Explosives to Platform III
  • Safe Passage
    • Meet up with Escaping Shuttles
    • Protect Escaping Shuttles
    • Depart System
  • Contact Starfleet




  • Colonist

NPC starships[]



  • Escape Shuttle


Icon Name Description How to Get Points
Assimilation Acquittal icon.png Assimilation Acquittal Save the Colonists of Hotep IV 10


For a walkthrough of this mission, visit the Walkthrough page.

Mission Replay[]

This mission is repeatable through Mission Replay, although the Rewards for completing will be reduced. Items scale to a player appropriate level (Scaling Rewards), as followed:

Level Rank SP Exp Mark <>
45–49 Faction FED25.png Rear Admiral UH
Faction Romulan Republic.png Subadmiral II
1935 1856 X
50 Faction Romulan Republic.png Vice Admiral 2232 1949 XI


  • During the Rescue Mission phase, make sure you destroy the Interlink Distribution Nodes or you will not be able to kill the Borg drones and they keep respawning (or alternatively use an exploit attack from an expose).
  • This mission was merged with “Asset Recovery”, and replaced by the revamped version “A Gathering Darkness” with the release of Season Nine: A New Accord on April 22, 2014.
v · d · e
Removed Missions