Cryptic has announced that Star Trek Online‘s second expansion, Delta Rising, will be launching this October, bringing with new areas and an increased level cap.
“In Delta Rising, enterprising captains are sent to explore the Delta Quadrant, joining forces with and opposing the efforts of well-known species seen on Star Trek: Voyager, such as the Talaxians, the Ocampa, the Kazon, as well as lesser known species,” Cryptic explains. “A lot has changed in these sectors in the 30 years since Kathryn Janeway captained the Voyager through this region of space. With a portal recently discovered within the Dyson sphere providing a quick path to the quadrant, many vessels are being sent to explore the region.”
The expansion will bring with it the first level cap increase in four years, bumping the max level up to 60. Once captains break through level 50 they will be able to train in specializations that grant additional skills. These specializations will be revealed in the run up to the expansion’s launch.
“The year 2410 also brings with it new technology,” Cryptic added. “The Federation, the Klingon Empire, and the Romulan Republic have been learning from the many foes they have faced, and have developed new series of starships, more powerful than ever before. These ships have new capabilities not seen before, including innovations in bridge officer seating. Briefings on these new vessels will be released in the coming weeks.”