This puppy abuse is part of STO’s new Krenim lockboxes, which will be coming for your wallet when Season 10.5 launches on Thursday. Players have a shot at finding one of five beagle puppy vanity pets in the boxes, in addition to more high-tech prizes such as a tier 6 Krenim Imperial Warship, a Zahl Heavy Cruiser, and new temporal specialist duty officers. But really, it’s all about the puppies.
Cryptic said that it’s making some changes with these lockboxes to enhance players sense of “value” when opening them. This means that there will be fewer crappy prizes and beefed-up versions of lower-tier goods.