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Season Eight: The Sphere was released on November 12, 2013. It is end-game focused, and saw the addition of a new hostile alien faction (the Voth), the new Solanae Dyson Sphere "space adventure zone", a new fleet holding (the Spire), a new reputation faction and new ships.

Season 8[ | ]

Preparation[ | ]


Ambassador Worf - voiced by Michael Dorn

New Enemy Faction: The Voth[ | ]

The Voth are a new, powerful, hostile alien faction.

Systems[ | ]

Fleet Spire

The Fleet Spire

Playable Ships[ | ]


The Obelisk Carrier

Locations and Missions[ | ]

Missions[ | ]

Federation Tutorial Revamp[ | ]

Revamp of the Federation tutorial, including a new federation ship interior.

Accolades[ | ]

  • Exploration Accolades
    • Bumpin' - Bounce Off the Lower Atmosphere in the Sphere
    • The Four Towers - Aid joint forces in taking command of the control towers in the contested zone.
  • General Accolades
    • Dyson Joint Command (Tier 1)
    • Dyson Joint Command (Tier 2)
    • Dyson Joint Command (Tier 3)
    • Dyson Joint Command (Tier 4)
    • Dyson Joint Command (Tier 5)
    • Inspired - Fly Through Central Spire in All Three Sphere Zones
    • Need for Device Speed - You increased the speed of the device at a generator point in the battlezone.
    • Welcome to the Dyson Sphere
  • Kill Accolades
    • Doctrinal Differences - Defeat 20 Voth ships
    • Apocryphal Doctrine - Defeat 100 Voth ships
    • Heretical Doctrine - Defeat 200 Voth ships
    • Dino Hunter - Defeat 100 Voth
    • Dino Demolisher - Defeat 500 Voth
    • Extinction Event - Defeat 1000 Voth
    • Dinosaur Halted - You defeated one of the mini-bosses in the park area.
    • Mechanized Menace - You defeated one of the mini-bosses in the city area.
    • Conquered the Commander - You defeated one of the mini-bosses in the hybrid area.
    • More Mini Than Boss - You defeated one Voth mini-boss in each of the areas of the Dyson Sphere Battlezone.
    • Very Clever - You defeated the Voth's T-Rex in each part of the battlezone.
    • Explorer of the Battlezone - You travelled to all of the contested points in the Dyson Sphere Battlezone.
    • Swarmed the Swarmer - You defeated five of the Dyson Sphere's automated defenders.
    • Downed the Rex - You defeated one of the Voth's most dangerous weapons - a T-Rex.
    • Wants to Hunt - You defeated enough Voth to earn the "gold" reward in a mission in the battlezone.
    • Unusual Opponent - You defeated an Aehallh worm in the Dyson Sphere. How did it get all the way out here?
  • Lore Accolades
    • Voth Cultural Expert - You recovered all seven datapads regarding the Voth in the battlezone.
    • Testing the Limits - You discovered the area classified as the "city" by allied forces was used for psychological experiments. The intent was to create a weapon to use against enemies of the Dyson Sphere. (Note: This accolade is gained by using the 6 (3 city, 1 outskirts, 2 park) consoles throughout the battlezone; one is near the entrance of each zone)
    • Searched for the Truth - The area classified as a "park" by the allied forces has many things that make it seem more than a simple park. You investigated some consoles and discovered the previous inhabitants were using the area to conduct experiments on various creatures.

Test Weekend[ | ]

Unlike previous Seasons, Season Eight did not have a publicly announced test weekend, though players could still try out the new content on the Tribble test server during the month of October and early November 2013. Furthermore, a Solanae Tribble was made available for all players with the release of Season 8.

Giveaway[ | ]

The B'Rotlh Bird-of-Prey was given out for free on December 12 to celebrate Michael Dorn's return as Worf.

Season 8.5[ | ]


Rear Admiral Tuvok - voiced by Tim Russ

On January 30, 2014, Cryptic, for the first time, released a major mid-Season update called "Season 8.5." It was rolled out together with the 4 Years Anniversary Event.

See Also[ | ]

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Update Focus
PC Release Date
Console Release Date
Star Trek Online Game launch
02 Feb 2010
6 Sep 2016
Season 1:
 Common Ground
PvP, new fleet actions, more customization options
24 Mar 2010
Season 2:
 Ancient Enemies
Level cap increase (40-50), Tier 5 ships, new content ("Undine Advance" story arc, "Klingon Sector" story arc, Diplomacy missions)
27 Jul 2010
Season 3:
The Foundry (Beta), Sector space graphics revamp
09 Dec 2010
Season 4:
Ground combat revamp, UI update, revamp of First City
07 Jul 2011
Season 5:
 Call to Arms
Defera Adventure Zone, Duty Officer system, skill revamp and STF overhaul
01 Dec 2011
Season 6:
 Under Siege
Fleet Advancement System (including fleet ships and missions), Nukara Adventure Zone
12 Jul 2012
Season 7:
 New Romulus
New Romulus Adventure Zone, Reputation System (Task Force Omega, New Romulus), and Tau Dewa Sector Block
13 Nov 2012
Legacy of Romulus Playable Romulan faction (with its own ships, missions and hubs), Klingon missions for levels 1-20, Nimbus Adventure Zone, UI revamp, New equipment slot: Warp Core, Nukara Strikeforce reputation
21 May 2013
Season 8:
 The Sphere
New enemy (the Voth) and Dyson Joint Command reputation, Dyson Sphere Space Adventure Zone & Ground Battlezone, Starfleet tutorial revamp
12 Nov 2013
Season 8.5 Anniversary Event with new Featured Episode, Klingon War revamp, Quick Equip, Loadouts, starship switching mechanics
30 Jan 2014
Season 9:
 A New Accord
New Featured Episode advancing timeline to 2410, Space Battlezone, "Borg Advance" story arc revamp, revamp of Reputation System, 8472 Counter-Command reputation, Traits & Kits
22 Apr 2014
Season 9.5 Crafting revamp
21 Jul 2014
Delta Rising Level cap increase (50-60), Tier 6 ships (Ship Upgrade Tokens for Tier 5 ships), Mk XIII-XIV gear (Gear Upgrade System), addition of Delta Quadrant, Captain Specialization system, Delta Alliance reputation and Kobali adventure zone
14 Oct 2014
Anniversary update Command Specialization, Bridge Officer training revamp, Secondary Deflectors, "Romulan Mystery" story arc revamp, The Foundry Top 3
29 Jan 2015
Season 10:
 The Iconian War
New enemy (the Heralds), Iconian Resistance reputation, expanded Pilot Specialization and complete overhaul of Sector space into Alpha, Beta, and Delta Quadrants
21 Apr 2015
Season 10.5 Fleet Research Lab, Fleet Armada System
16 Jul 2015
Season 11:
 New Dawn
Beginning of "Future Proof" story arc, Admiralty System, "Cardassian Struggle" story arc revamp, Badlands Battlezone, Terran Task Force reputation
27 Oct 2015
Season 11.5 Skill system revamp, Visual Slots, Romulan Republic Admiralty campaign, Strategist Specialization
12 Apr 2016
Agents Of Yesterday New TOS Starfleet playable faction, "Yesterday's War" story arc, Temporal Operative Specialization, Temporal Defense Initiative reputation faction
6 Jul 2016
14 Feb 2017
Agents Of Yesterday: Artifacts Fleet Station K-13, Kit revamp, graphics and lighting update, beginning of "New Frontiers" story arc
25 Oct 2016
Season 12:
New enemy (the Tzenkethi), Tzenkethi Battlezone, R&D: Kits and Modules School, Lukari Restoration Initiative reputation
26 Jan 2017
18 Apr 2017
Season 13:
Competitive Wargames reputation, Space Skill rebalance, Player Potential System
25 Apr 2017
6 Jun 2017
Season 13.5 Universal Endeavor, Ferengi Alliance Admiralty campaign
18 Jul 2017
7 Sep 2017
Season 14:
New Fleet Colony World five-tier holding and defense queues, Miracle Worker Specialization
3 Oct 2017
14 Nov 2017
Anniversary Update Re-engineering, “Scylla and Charybdis”
23 Jan 2018
6 Mar 2018
Season 14.5 Constable Specialization, “The Renegade's Regret”, Infinity Lock Box overhaul
3 Apr 2018
22 May 2018
Victory is Life New Dominion playable faction, level cap increase (65), Mk XV gear, playable Cardassians, Gamma Quadrant arc and locations, including Gamma Quadrant Battlezone, Gamma Task Force reputation faction, Deep Space 9 revamp
5 Jun 2018
25 July 2018
Season 15:
 Age of Discovery
New Star Trek: Discovery-themed Starting Experience and episodes, Task Force Operations (formerly Queues) Revamp, Mission Journal Streamlining, Tier 6 Reputations
9 Oct 2018
13 Nov 2018
Season 16:
 Mirror of Discovery
Personal Endeavors, "J'Ula's Discovery" story arc with 3 related TFOs, Anniversary Event
23 Jan 2019
5 Mar 2019
Season 17:
 Rise of Discovery
All Tier 6 starships converted to level-scaling, Discovery Legends reputation
14 May 2019
25 Jun 2019
Season 18:
New Patrol and Event interfaces debuting with "Mycelial Crisis" Special Event
10 Sep 2019
15 Oct 2019
Season 19:
Anniversary 2 part mission, To Hell With Honor TFO, model revamps, legendary bundle
28 Jan 2020
3 Mar 2020
Season 20:
 House Divided
Year of Klingon: Part 1 (Improvements to Klingon customization, ships, environments and NPCs, revamp of KDF Tutorial and "Empire" story arc), new "Klingon Civil War" story arc
30 Jun 2020
8 Sep 2020
Season 21:
 House Shattered
Year of Klingon: Part 2 (Improvements to Klingon customization, environments and NPCs, revamp of KDF "Warzone" story arc), continuation of Klingon Civil War arc, new Experimental Ship Upgrade system for Tier 5-U and Tier 6 starships
6 Oct 2020
12-14 Jan 2021
Season 22:
 House Reborn
Year of Klingon: Part 3 (Fek'Ihri remaster, playable Discovery-era Klingons, Klingon Recruitment event, Anniversary Event, continuation of Klingon Civil War arc), Cross-Faction flying of any starship from any faction, Endeavor System rewards expanded
26 Jan 2021
3 Mar 2021
Season 23:
 House United
Year of Klingon: Finale (Conclusion of Klingon Civil War arc, Improvements to Qo'noS social zone, new HoS Bridge)
25 May 2021
3 Aug 2021
Season 24:
Beginning of new "Terran Gambit" story arc, Visual overhauls (Terran Empire, Federation starship, interior, and character model asset revamps), new Elite Captain Training system for Player captains
14 Sep 2021
9 Nov 2021
Season 25:
 Shadow's Advance
Continuation of "Terran Gambit" story arc, ongoing visual overhauls, slot increases, Anniversary Event
25 Jan 2022
15 Mar 2022
Season 26:
Ongoing visual overhauls including revamp of 2409 Starfleet Tutorial, reimagining of “Assault on Terok Nor” as “Forged in Fire”, and continuation of "Terran Gambit" story arc
10 May 2022
22 Jun 2022
Season 27:
Terran Emperor reveal as part of the ongoing "Terran Gambit" story arc, new Elite Bridge Officer Training system for Bridge officers
13 Sep 2022
1 Nov 2022
Season 28:
Conclusion of "Terran Gambit" story arc, Anniversary Event
24 Jan 2023
March 2023
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