With the release of the Gamma Quadrant and the war against the Hur’q in Victory is Life, we'll have a new battlezone – and a new way for you to participate in the skirmishes across the quadrant!
As you’re exploring the Gamma Quadrant and completing missions, you’ll receive alerts about hot spots in various sectors, where the Hur’q are attacking, gathering resources, or building up their forces. You’ll see on the quadrant map all of the places currently under Hur’q threat. Head to those locations to engage in operations against the Hur’q. Completing operations against the Hur’q earns progress for everyone in the war, and earns you personal bonus rewards. The more operations you complete, the bigger the rewards!
While you’re completing operations, you’ll see progress updated for everyone in the sector. The more people who participate, the faster you’ll finish all of the objectives. Once you’ve completed all of the operations, this will trigger a massive invasion by the Hur’q, who will swarm and attack the Founders’ homeworld. Engage in combat against the Hur’q there to earn even more rewards!
Once enough time has elapsed, the Hur’q will retreat to the depths of space… but they always come back. Fighting in these operations will earn experience, expertise, Gamma marks, and dilithium. The more you participate, the more you earn.
Progress in the invasion tracks across all players in the Gamma Quadrant, so you aren’t the only one contributing to the war effort. Even if you’re out there fighting alone, though, all of the new operations are built to scale, so you can play by yourself if nobody else is around, or team up with captains from a wide range of levels. The challenge in each operation will scale to the size of your team and the level of your captains.
Remember, while you gain rewards for each operation and you get bonus rewards based on how many you complete, you collect those bonuses when the invasion either switches into high gear or ebbs into abeyance for a while, so stick around and participate in the zone to make sure you get your best rewards!
We’ll see you in the Gamma Quadrant soon, captains – we’re going to need all of your help!
Staff Game Designer
Star Trek Online