“Leading the resistance against J’Ula will take Starfleet Captains on an unforgettable journey aboard the U.S.S. Glenn, to iconic locations featured in Star Trek: Discovery, from Starbase 1 in Federation Space to the Dilithium Mines of Corvan II. Captains will also encounter a few familiar faces along the way, including Thy’kir Shran (voiced by Jeffrey Combs), son of Thy’lek Shran from Star Trek: Enterprise.”
Players won’t be alone in their journeys, however, as they’ll be joined by fellow cadet Sylvia Tilly, voiced by Star Trek: Discovery actress Mary Wiseman reprising her role from the TV series. On the new-content front, players from all factions can access two new episodes “where they will be tasked with fending off Klingon boarding the U.S.S. Glenn, and defending Starbase 1 from an assault by Klingon House D’Ghor.” The update also adds a new Task Force Operation, which “[takes] players back to 2256 through historical simulation to protect Starbase 1.”
This is just the first chapter of Age of Discovery, but there’s plenty more for players to look forward to down the line. In November, players will be able to experience the very first Featured Task Force Operation, which will be “centered around the pivotal Battle at the Binary Stars.” Then, early next year during STO’s anniversary event, “players will be able to explore the mysterious forest planet of Pahvo from the Discovery episode ‘Into the Forest I Go.'” Chapter one of Age of Discovery is live on the PC version of Star Trek Online right now, and you can check out the update’s launch trailer just below.