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Victory is life

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Victory is Life is the fourth expansion for Star Trek Online, which focuses on Deep Space 9 and the Gamma Quadrant, released on June 5th, 2018 for PC and July 24th, 2018 for Console. The expansion features actors, locals and lore from throughout the series Star Trek: Deep Space Nine which celebrates its 25th anniversary in 2018.

Victory is Life[ | ]

The Gamma Quadrant[ | ]

Gamma Quadrant

Map of the Gamma Quadrant.

The Gamma Quadrant is the final galactic quadrant to be added to Star Trek Online, it includes various locations from Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. It is accessible through the Bajoran Wormhole at Deep Space 9.

The Gamma Quadrant is also home to the Gamma Quadrant Battlezone. Unlike other battlezones, this zone encompasses the entire quadrant sector map.

New Faction[ | ]

A new faction, the Dominion, will be added with Victory is Life. Jem'Hadar characters from this faction will start at level 60 and move to level 65, possibly being expanded later on.

Gamma Recruits[ | ]

Jem'Hadar characters created from June 5 to July 18, 2018 were eligible to participate in the Gamma Recruitment event. [1]

New Grouped Content[ | ]

  • ALL “Swarm”: In Swarm, a five-player cooperative space queue, Captains must defend a planetary evacuation operation from the Hur'q.

The following missions are part of the Gamma Quadrant Battlezone:

Completing 10 of these will unlock a final invasion:

Gamma Task Force Reputation[ | ]

The Gamma Task Force is a new reputation for all factions. Marks for the reputation come from the queue Swarm and the Gamma Quadrant Battlezone. The elite mark for this reputation are Germanium Carapace Fragments, which come from Advanced and Elite versions of Swarm and completing significant events in the Gamma Quadrant Battlezone.

The reputation adds the following new gear:

Level 65[ | ]

With Victory is Life, the level cap has been increased to Level 65. Each level will unlock the following perk for your character:

Alongside the level cap increase, items can be upgraded to Mark XV.

Voice Acting[ | ]

Vil Cast

Twelve ST:DS9 actors returned to lend their voices.

Twelve of the original cast members from Deep Space Nine joined Star Trek Online with Victory is Life:

Episodes[ | ]

The Star Trek Online story continues with Victory is Life, including a new story arc, the Gamma Quadrant.

This includes the unique intro to the Dominion faction, "Engineered for War":

Storm Clouds Gather - DS9 conference

Following the events seen in “Scylla and Charybdis”, representatives from all major factions come together to discuss the renewed Hur'q threat.

As well as a set of new faction-agnostic missions as part of the Gamma Quadrant episode:

Alterations to old missions[ | ]

In several early missions, characters were replaced by the new voice actors.

In addition, most Cardassian and Jem'Hadar NPCs were redesigned including Kar'ukan and Kardek.

Deep Space Nine revamp[ | ]

The Deep Space Nine ground map has been completely replaced with a new one that more faithfully matched what was seen on TV, built using the actual plans from the Promenade set. The exterior model for Deep Space 9 was also replaced with one that more faithfully matched the filming model used in the television series, created by modeler Tobias Richter.

Ships[ | ]

The following ships were already present in-game, but they became available once more with the Gamma Vanguard Pack as account-wide unlocks.

Species[ | ]

Victory is Life adds new species to the game:

Other changes[ | ]

Romulan players will now have access to Tier 5 and Tier 6 ships of their chosen ally, save for the following ships:

Notes[ | ]

External Links[ | ]

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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
Upcoming content, Release notes