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Command the Section 31 Battlecruiser

By Ambassador Kael | Fri 28 Feb 2020 09:00:00 AM PST

From March 5th, we are running a promotion that will provide an additional bonus when opening a Research and Development Pack or a Duty Officer Pack.

When you purchase a Research and Development Pack or a  from the C-Store and open it, you will receive either 10 Lobi Crystals or a Special Requisition Choice Pack - Tier 6 Promotional Ship Choice Pack in addition to the Research and Development Pack.

We are excited to announce a new addition to this Promotional Ship Pack: Section 31 Command Heavy Battlecruiser [T6]!

This vessel from Section 31 features a number of unique capabilities, including its Secret Mission tracking, its Forged Turncoat capabilities, the Dark Mode, and its daunting Swarm Mode.

** Complete stats/abilities of the Section 31 Command Heavy Battlecruiser [T6] are included at the end of this Dev Blog – keep reading for more information!

In addition to this new starship, opening this Special Requisition Choice Pack - Tier 6 Promotional Ship Choice Pack will give the recipient a choice of any Tier 6 ship found in any previous Research & Development or Duty Officer Promotional Pack. 

The player fortunate enough to win this ship pack will be presented with a choice of claiming a package containing this exciting new starship, or any one of the following ships:

Vulcan Experimental
Scout Vessel [T6

Freedom Class
Exploration Frigate [T6]

Discovery Era Constitution
Miracle Worker Flight Deck Cruiser [T6]

Discovery Era D7
Miracle Worker Flight Deck Cruiser [T6]

Krenim Annorax
Science Dreadnought [T6]

Elachi Sheshar
Intel Dreadnought Cruiser [T6]

Elachi Sheshar
Command Dreadnought Cruiser [T6]

Jem'Hadar Strike Ship [T6]


Jem’Hadar Recon Ship [T6]


Special Requisition Pack -
23rd Century Tier 6 Ship












The Special Requisition Pack - 23rd Century Tier 6 Ship opens into one of the ships below, depending on faction:

Temporal Light Cruiser [T6] – Constitution Class (Starfleet Only)

D7 Temporal Battlecruiser [T6]
(Klingons Only)

T’liss Temporal Warbird [T6]
(Romulans Only)


There are even more ships you could win, like:

Son’a Collector Science Dreadnought

Amarie-Class Smuggler’s Heavy Escort

Tzenkethi Tzen-tarr Dreadnought Carrier

Vaadwaur Miracle Worker Dreadnought

Mirror Crossfield Science Destroyer

Hu'rq Vecrid Hive Dreadnought Carrier
You might also get the Special Requisition Pack – 26th Century Dreadnought Cruiser, which opens into one of the ships below, depending on faction:

Universe Temporal
Heavy Dreadnought Cruiser
(Starfleet Only)

Durgath Temporal
Heavy Dreadnought Battle Cruiser
(Klingons Only)

Valkis Temporal
Heavy Dreadnought Warbird
(Romulans Only)





Note: Only newly purchased Research and Development and Duty Officer Packs packs will offer the chance to win the Special Requisition Choice Pack - Tier 6 Promotional Ship Choice Pack during this promotional event. Packs purchased before or after the event will not offer bonus Lobi or the Special Requisition Choice Pack - Tier 6 Promotional Ship Choice Pack. Packs purchased during the event, but opened after the event ends, will still benefit from this promotion’s bonus rewards.

These Duty Officer Packs will be eligible to offer bonus Lobi or the Special Requisition Choice Pack:

  • Gamma Quadrant Duty Officer Cadre
  • Reinforcements Duty Officer Pack
  • Fleet Support Duty Officer Pack
  • Romulan Survivor Duty Officer Pack
  • Delta Alliance Duty Officer Pack
  • Delta Pack

Here is some information about the Research and Development Pack:

These packs feature a myriad of materials to give you a head start with our latest Crafting System update. With numerous Crafting Materials (ranging in rarity from Common to Very Rare), R&D Components galore, and a variety of R&D Catalysts, these packs offer tons of opportunities to start crafting with a bang!

The C-Store features both single packs and bundles of four, so Captains can buy multiple packs at a discount.

Research and Development Pack – 300 Zen

  • This pack includes:
    • 15 Common, Uncommon, Rare or Very Rare R&D Materials
    • 15 Uncommon, Rare or Very Rare R&D Materials
    • 6 Rare or Very Rare R&D Materials
    • 4 Very Rare R&D Materials
    • 3 Mk 2 or Better R&D Components
    • 3 Mk 6 or Better R&D Components
    • 2 Mk 10 or Better R&D Components
    • 3 Random R&D Catalysts
    • 4 Random Upgrade Accelerators


Research and Development Pack Bundle – 1000 Zen

  • This pack includes:
    • 4 Research and Development Packs
      • (You will receive 4 separate packs when making this one purchase, NOT 1 pack that unpacks 4)



Section 31 Command Heavy Battlecruiser [T6]

When it comes to top secret organizations, few things are as they appear, and the Section 31 Command Heavy Battlecruiser is a master of deceptive appearances – provided your sensors will even pick it up. Its powerful stealth capabilities are backed by a giant swarm of fighters to overwhelm any foes it encounters, and its infiltration capabilities are unmatched.

This Starship features a Commander Engineering/Command Station and a Lieutenant Universal/Intelligence Station.

Ship Details:

  • Tier: 6
  • Faction: Federation and Federation-aligned
  • Required Rank: Complete the Tutorial
  • Hull Modifier: 1.4
  • Shield Modifier: 1.2
  • Fore Weapons: 5
  • Aft Weapons: 3
  • Device Slots: 4
  • Bridge Officer Stations: Lieutenant Commander Tactical, Ensign Engineering, Commander Engineering/Command, Lieutenant Universal/Intel, Lieutenant Commander Universal
  • 4 Tactical Consoles, 5 Engineering Consoles, 2 Science Consoles
  • Base Turn Rate: 8.5
  • Impulse Modifier: .125
  • Inertia: 35
  • +15 Weapons Power, +5 Engine Power
  • Console - Universal - Forged Turncoat
  • Inspiration Abilities:
    • Turn the Tide
    • Against All Odds
    • Battle Preparation
  • Can Equip Dual Cannons
  • Dark Mode
  • Swarm Mode
  • Starship Mastery Package (Battlecruiser)
    • Absorptive Plating (+Physical and Kinetic Damage Res)
    • Enhanced Weapon Banks (+Critical Severity)
    • Enhanced Plating (+Energy Damage Resistance)
    • Armored Hull (+Maximum HP)
    • Secret Mission (Starship Trait)


Console - Universal - Forged Turncoat

The Section 31 Command Heavy Battlecruiser comes equipped with the Forged Turncoat Universal Console. Activating this console will fire a stream of nanites at the target. Upon infecting it, the nanites will override its normal targeting, causing it to attack its former allies. While it attacks its former allies, its damage output will be significantly increased, and when the effects of the nanites wear off, the ship will be disabled for a short duration.

This console additionally provides a passive boost to Critical Severity and Weapon Power. It can be equipped in any console slot, on any ship. You may only equip one of these consoles.

Starship Trait – Secret Mission

While this trait is slotted, every several seconds in combat, you will receive a secret mission to take out a nearby enemy. When that foe gets out of range or is defeated, you will acquire a new marked foe as your new secret mission. The marked foe is less resistant to you, and when they are defeated, a swarm of Section 31 Attack Drones will spawn to hunt down other targets.


Innate Ability – Dark Mode

The Section 31 Command Heavy Battlecruiser additionally comes with Dark Mode. When activated, Dark Mode will give your ship a massive stealth bonus, rendering you invisible to any nearby sensors. However, this boost comes with a risk – your shields will be offline for as long as Dark Mode is active. When Dark Mode ends, you gain a major damage boost for a short duration. Dark Mode can only be activated out of combat.



Innate Ability - Swarm Mode

This vessel comes with a built in Swarm Mode. When activated, hundreds of fighter vessels will pour out of your ship, and fire on anything hostile that approaches you. A number of these drones will frequently peel off from the main swarm to attack any larger vessels that approach you.

Activating Swarm Mode will increase your ship’s maneuverability, but at a small price to hull capacity. Swarm Mode cannot be activated while Dark Mode is active.

Admiralty Ship Details:

  • Eng: 58
  • Sci: 27
  • Tac: 41
  • Special: +35 ENG when ALONE

 NOTE: The above stats and systems are subject to change.

Jette “CrypticSpartan” Leavens
Systems Designer
Star Trek Online

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