The Battle at the Binary Stars is one of the most important historic battles between the Federation and the Klingon Empire. Every cadet studies it at Starfleet Academy, though it has been purely in a historical context until now. The threat of temporally-displaced rogue Klingon starships, led by the legendary J’Ula, has brought a need for understanding 23rd century battle tactics to the attention of Alliance admiralties.
The Battle at the Binary Stars is the first Featured Task Force Operation in Star Trek Online. Five Alliance captains will be able to take on the roles of Federation ships at the battle, in a new holodeck simulation crafted specifically for the Alliance’s mutual understanding and betterment.
During this simulation, your ship will take on the appearance of a Federation ship from the Discovery era, although you will retain your powers, bridge officers, and trays – it is only a visual change. What can you learn from one of the most disastrous battles in Federation history, and can your tactics turn the tide of the battle?
This event will last for 3 weeks starting in November for PC players, and on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 in early 2019. All players level 10 and above will be able to participate, and can earn a TFO Commendation once every 20 hours.
Complete the TFO on 14 different days to earn the Beacon of Kahless while earning marks and dilithium, as well as three Featured TFO Reward Boxes. This box gives your choice of an Enhanced Universal Tech Upgrade or a Captain Specialization Point Box, which gives the character who opens it a Specialization Point. These boxes are account bound and may be traded via the account bank.
Any character who finishes the 14 day project will unlock a bonus project that can be completed with a single TFO Commendation. This project will reward dilithium ore, fleet marks, and a mark choice package.
The Beacon of Kahless is an item that summons your own personal Beacon. The Beacon will appear, giving off a light that disable your enemies for several seconds. A group of Klingon ships will also warp into the system, answering the Beacon’s call and coming to your aid. As the light fades enemies will reset their threat assessment (players in Threatening Stance retain aggro). This Beacon is an account unlock, and may be claimed on other characters on your account.
Good luck, Captains!
Ryon “Melange” Levitt
Senior Content Designer