Star Trek Online: Shadow's Advance (or Season Twenty-five: Shadow's Advance) is a seasonal, major story update for Star Trek Online released for PC on January 25, 2022, and March 15, 2022 for Console. It continues the Terran Gambit story arc and celebrates 12 years of Star Trek Online.
- Lifetime Subscription benefits will see an increase in the baseline slots of an account or character.
- Non-Lifetime Subscribers will also see an increase in slots.
- For Players Who have Not Purchased a Lifetime Subscription
- Base Dry Dock Slots will increase to 10
- Base Shared Bank slots will increase to 20
- This means you will be able to access the Shared Bank without purchasing anything.
- For Current and Future Lifetime Subscription Purchasers:
- Base Character Slots will increase to 13
- Base Dry Dock Slots will increase to 15
- Base Shared Bank Slots will increase to 40
- Base Inventory Slots will increase to 144
- Base Bank Slots will increase to 204
- Base Bridge Officer Slots will increase to 12 at level 10, and 16 at level 65.
- Base Active Ship Slots will increase to 6 at level 10, and 15 at level 65.
- Base Costume Slots will increase to 4 at level 0 and 6 at level 65
- In addition to the content listed below, many ships received model reworks and enhancements throughout the Season.
- The following ship revamps were released on January 25, 2022 with Season 25:
- Admiral Kathryn Janeway has asked you to join her at Jupiter Station to try and find out why the Terrans attacked it. Introducing Kate Mulgrew, reprising her role as Kathryn Janeway, as well as the newly introduced Terran Marshal Janeway. Featuring the return of Chase Masterson as Admiral Leeta, Mary Wiseman as Mirror Captain Killy, and Kipleigh Brown as Mirror Captain Kuumaarke.
- Janeway has also been retroactively added to the Delta Quadrant missions that feature most of the rest of the cast of Star Trek: Voyager. You'll find the Admiral directing you on missions throughout that entire storyarc.
- A new Task Force Operation has been added:
12 Year Anniversary Event
- This season was released alongside the 12 Year Anniversary Event 30-day Special Event.
- Completing the event will unlock the Tier 6 Jarok Alliance Carrier.
- Completion of the event requires 40 Progress Points. These points are earned from a set of Terran-themed activities, including various additions from Season 24 and Season 25:
- 2 Progress can be earned once every 20 hours.
- This event has a Buyout option that costs at maximum 6000 Zen which scales with current progress in the event. Each day of progress lowers the price by 300 Zen.
- Once the main event is complete, earning progress every day gives a scaling Dilithium Reward. See the Special Event page for more info.
For a list of Anniversary giveaways, see 12 Year Anniversary Event.
- Discovery: Emerald Chain Lock Box
- 12 Year Anniversary Event
- Special Requisition Choice Pack - Tier 6 Promotional Ship Choice Pack
- Official Blog - Iuppiter Iratus
- Official Blog - The 12th Anniversary Event!
- Official Blog - The Jarok Alliance Carrier
- Official Blog - The Discovery: Emerald Chain Lock Box!
- Official Blog - The Emerald Chain Intel Juggernaut
- Official Blog - Get more from your Lifetime Subscription!
PC Release Date
Console Release Date
|Star Trek Online||Game launch||
02 Feb 2010
6 Sep 2016
|PvP, new fleet actions, more customization options|
24 Mar 2010
|Level cap increase (40-50), Tier 5 ships, new content ("Undine Advance" story arc, "Klingon Sector" story arc, Diplomacy missions)|
27 Jul 2010
|The Foundry (Beta), Sector space graphics revamp|
09 Dec 2010
|Ground combat revamp, UI update, revamp of First City|
07 Jul 2011
Call to Arms
|Defera Adventure Zone, Duty Officer system, skill revamp and STF overhaul|
01 Dec 2011
|Fleet Advancement System (including fleet ships and missions), Nukara Adventure Zone|
12 Jul 2012
|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
|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
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
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
|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
|New enemy (the Tzenkethi), Tzenkethi Battlezone, R&D: Kits and Modules School, Lukari Restoration Initiative reputation||
26 Jan 2017
18 Apr 2017
|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
|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
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
Mirror of Discovery
|Personal Endeavors, "J'Ula's Discovery" story arc with 3 related TFOs, Anniversary Event||
23 Jan 2019
5 Mar 2019
Rise of Discovery
|All Tier 6 starships converted to level-scaling, Discovery Legends reputation||
14 May 2019
25 Jun 2019
|New Patrol and Event interfaces debuting with "Mycelial Crisis" Special Event||
10 Sep 2019
15 Oct 2019
|Anniversary 2 part mission, To Hell With Honor TFO, model revamps, legendary bundle||
28 Jan 2020
3 Mar 2020
|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
|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
|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
|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
|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
|Continuation of "Terran Gambit" story arc, ongoing visual overhauls, slot increases, Anniversary Event||
25 Jan 2022
15 Mar 2022
|Ongoing visual overhauls including revamp of 2409 Starfleet Tutorial, reimagining of “Assault on Terok Nor” as “Forged by Fire”, and continuation of "Terran Gambit" story arc||
10 May 2022
TBA (June 2022)
|Upcoming content, Release notes|