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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.

Systems[]

Slot Increases[]

  • 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

Revamps[]

Story[]

TFO[]

  • 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.

Giveaways[]

For a list of Anniversary giveaways, see 12 Year Anniversary Event.

Ships[]

External links[]



v · d · e
Seasons
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:
 Genesis
The Foundry (Beta), Sector space graphics revamp
09 Dec 2010
Season 4:
 Crossfire
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:
 Reckoning
New enemy (the Tzenkethi), Tzenkethi Battlezone, R&D: Kits and Modules School, Lukari Restoration Initiative reputation
26 Jan 2017
18 Apr 2017
Season 13:
 Escalation
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:
 Emergence
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:
 Awakening
New Patrol and Event interfaces debuting with "Mycelial Crisis" Special Event
10 Sep 2019
15 Oct 2019
Season 19:
 Legacy
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:
 Reflections
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:
 Stormfall
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
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