Synth Wave is a space Task Force Operation recreating the Synth attack on Mars. On First Contact Day in 2385, rogue Synths launched an attack on Mars, destroying Utopia Planitia Shipyards and the rescue fleet being constructed there. The atmosphere of Mars would still be burning as late as 2399, although much of the damage would be repaired by 2409.
This holographic simulation requires a team of five against simulated Synth forces. The team must evacuate workers on Mars to transport ships in orbit, then cover the evacuation of those ships. As the Synths take control of orbital defences, the operational area for players to work in decreases over time.
- There are no accolades specific to this mission.
- Abilities such as Beams: Fire At Will, Cannons: Scatter Volley, and Torpedo Spread are very effective for this TFO
- Focus more on saving the non-transport warships (i.e. the frigates, cruisers, and battleships) as they can help you in combat. The frigates are quite fragile however, so it may be better to focus on the larger vessels first.
- Whilst players have a short grace period before being fired upon if caught outside the safe zone, any Federation NPC ship caught outside the operational area is immediately destroyed even if fully crewed. Ships should be rescued as early in each wave as possible to ensure they have plenty of time to reach the safe zone.