Star Trek Online is hosting its first ever Halloween event starting on October 13

    
3
Wands. Super.

Halloween has not traditionally been something that Star Trek Online celebrates, and for good reason; when you have the power of a Federation starship at your beck and call, it’s hard to find the suggestion of ghosts particularly scary. (A Klingon starship, by contrast, would not find it scary because the crew would want to fist-fight the ghost.) But that’s all changing on October 13th when the game hosts its first-ever Halloween event, kicking off what it hopes will be a new annual celebration with a new task force operation dubbed Cat’s Tale.

Players will be tasked with helping the Old Ones whose studies have been interrupted by the manipulations of the Devidians, with the latter group trying to steal the amazing powers of the former. Successful players will earn the right to wield a Transmuter Wand and turn targets into unlucky black cats, a power that will likely send your ship’s science officer into fits but will at least be useful in combat scenarios. Check out the full preview on the official site ahead of the event’s release on consoles and PC.

Advertisement

No posts to display

3
LEAVE A COMMENT

Please Login to comment
  Subscribe  
newest oldest most liked
Subscribe to:
Reader
Hirku Two

I don’t know if its still in the game, but seeing “Devidians” above reminded me of a mission where you were exploring a dark basement with those things popping out like ghosts. It had a creepy ALIEN vibe, I enjoyed it a lot.

EmberStar
Reader
EmberStar

It’s still in the game (the whole mission arc is) but it’s not officially part of the playable story anymore. When you hit max level the first mission just quietly pops up in your “Available” episodes tab. They didn’t outright delete it like they did a lot of the Federation side of the Klingon War… but it’s old and kind of janky and tends to break in weird ways, and they can’t/won’t take time to fix it properly.

So it got sort of… “delisted.” Along with the “Dominion Returns” arc, which makes running into Loris in the later episodes with Odo a bit weird since that’s where she’s actually originally introduced. Also still playable, but seriously messed up – they got Jeffery Combs to record dialogue as Weyoun for it to replace the generic “totally Not Weyoun” Vorta… but it’s not hooked up right, and a lot of the time *both* sets of dialogue will play at the same time.

Anyway, you can still play the Devidian story arc by hitting max level and then going through the mission contacts to find the first part. I’m pretty sure the Starfleet contact is Admiral Quinn, and KDF need to talk to K’men the spymaster. *Edit* And playing it still provides the original “unique” rewards, like the Ghostbusters-inspired Proton Cannon.

EmberStar
Reader
EmberStar

Prior to now, their “halloween” mission was just a basically just a very slightly spooky one with a really hamfisted version of “cloning bad!” and one of the obnoxious “Isolinear Chips” sliding tile puzzles. It’s officially their “Friday the 13th” mission, but a couple of times in the past they’ve run it for a couple days around Halloween. It’s been kind of breaking down though (doors glitching and refuse to open, NPCs spawn inside walls) and they never seem to take the time to fix it. I wonder if it finally blew up and they decided it was easier to just replace it outright?