Celebrate the deep lineage of another of Star Trek’s famous ship classes, with the upcoming Ship of the Line Bundle, this time featuring the Steamrunner Class! This bundle features ships from this class that currently appear at multiple tiers in Star Trek Online’s existing vast ship catalogue, as well as a brand new Tier-6 variant that will soon be swelling its familial ranks.
The Ships of the Line: Blockade Runner Bundle will appear on the in-game Zen Store as “Blockade Runner Bundle” and will feature the following contents:
The bundle will become available on 10/13/21 on Xbox and Playstation, at a price of 5,000 Zen. Introductory sales pricing will apply through 10/20/21, reducing the price by 35%!
The T6 Appalachia will also be available as a separate purchase in the Zen Store.
Anyone who already owns the T5 Steamrunner may have noticed a recent update to its appearance in-game, which served as a prelude to this release. If you already own the T5 Blockade Runner Escort and wish to see this update, ready the ship and then visit the Ship Customization Interface and apply the Steamrunner template to see the new design. The canon Steamrunner update is free for anyone who has the T5 or T6 Blockade Runner Escort.
This well-rounded escort is durable, agile and outfitted with an excessive amount of weapon mounts, by Starfleet standards. Redundant power couplings run along the length of nearly every subsystem, cross-linking them with the ship's various energy and torpedo emitters, ensuring that all weapon systems remain operational for as long as possible in any conflict, regardless of the damage the ship may receive in return.
This ship features a Lt. Commander Tactical / Command Bridge Officer specialist seat, and a Lieutenant Universal / Intel Bridge Officer specialist seat.
A starship equipped with this console is capable of firing a barrage of high yield tricobalt warheads at a distant target. Upon reaching their target destination these warheads will detonate causing massive damage to any starships unfortunate to be caught in the blasts. These detonations cause a large subspace tear to appear and damage and disable nearby enemy starships.
This console also provides a passive boost to Shield Penetration and Projectile Weapon Damage.
This experimental piece of weaponry was designed to deal catastrophic damage to a target starship's hull by bypassing its shields entirely and then drilling through the starship's armoring directly into the vulnerable starship components. This translates as a large spike of immediate damage, followed by an ongoing damage-over-time effect.
While this trait is slotted, activating a Torpedo or Mine firing mode Bridge Officer ability will grant a large Shield Penetration and Hull Penetration bonus for a short time.
** All details, stats, and features subject to change.
Jeremy “BorticusCryptic” Randall
Senior Systems Designer
Star Trek Online