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Patch 41 – Release Notes

Patch 41 – Release Notes

Commanders,

Introducing the Lower Decks arc!

“This isn’t a friendship, it’s a starship. Are you a star or not?”

Nothing ruins breakfast like a work assignment. Especially when it’s anomaly consolidation day – or the day when an evil Super Computer decides to follow you halfway across the quadrant for some sweet revenge!

Ensigns Boimler, Mariner, Tendi and Rutherford find themselves in the thick of the action when AGIMUS, the evil mastermind (and controller of the dimmer switch) finds a way to hijack the Commander’s Station and use it for its own nefarious means.

Lower Decks kicks off with the introduction of the USS Cerritos: a California-class utility vessel that specializes in giving Support to other ships. Three new officers arrive, with new and unique Below Deck Abilities that will provide powerful benefits only when outside of the bridge. Lastly, a novel Wednesday Event and a new Battle Pass that provide new ways to earn and unlock even more!

The Lower Decks arc includes:

  • New Ship: USS Cerritos
  • New Below Deck Officer abilities
  • New Research: Starships tree
  • Twenty five new missions
  • Three new Lower Decks officers
  • Thirteen new Avatars & four new Frames

New Ship: USS Cerritos

The USS Cerritos is a new California-class utility ship with a powerful active ability – Support – that can target your own ships, other alliance members, and any other player! Support another ship to give it a temporary increase to base damage. You can gain additional valuable benefits while Supported by completing research in the new Starships Tree.

The USS Cerritos will be available to build for players level 36 and above. During the Lower Decks arc, the ship can be acquired through the Offers tab or a partial unlock through the Elite Battle Pass milestone rewards. After the Lower Decks arc, Cerritos blueprints will be sourced through offers and special events.

New Feature: Below Deck Officers

Lower Decks introduces a new kind of officer: Below Deck Officers! When these officers are placed below decks, a new powerful ability will be activated for them. Below Deck officers can also be used as traditional bridge officers and provide an ability, however their power is fully unleashed when below deck.

Mariner, Boimler, and Badgey are the first officers to have these new Below Deck abilities. Badgey can be fully unlocked through this month’s free Battle Pass; Mariner and Boimler will be available through events. Unlock these officers to try out this new ability!

New Officers

  • [Epic] Mariner, now available as an Epic Officer:
    • Below Deck Ability: Wingin’ It
      • Increase Weapon Damage by X%
    • Officer Ability: Get It together!
      • Increase Attack of all Officers by Y%
  • [Rare] Boimler, now available as a Rare Officer
    • Below Deck Ability: The Boimler Effect
      • Increase Mitigation by X%
    • Officer Ability: The Real Action
      • Increase Piercing by Y%
  • [Uncommon] Badgey, now available as an Uncommon Officer:
    • Below Deck Ability: Haha! You’re Going to Die!
      • Increase Piercing by X%
    • Officer Ability: Whee! Murder!
      • Reduce enemy Mitigation by Y% (Does not include armadas)

New Missions

  • 10 new missions kick off the Lower Decks universe! Join Mariner, Boimler, Rutherford and Tendi as they chaotically aim to restore order on the USS Cerritos after AGIMUS is unleashed on the Commander’s Station.
  • Learn about the new USS Cerritos in 5 new missions where you join our beloved ensigns as they Support a Constitution class vessel that aims to stop a budding civil war in a planet full of zealots.
  • Join Rutherford and Tendi on 5 new missions where their pursuit of technological advancement backfires and a spatial anomaly is formed.
  • Join Mariner and Boimler on 5 new missions where an away assignment goes wrong and they find themselves at the mercy of a sentient repair facility.

Battle Pass

An all-new Battle Pass featuring new officer shards, missions, cosmetics, resources, and more! Unlock tiers and content by participating in events throughout the month or purchasing the Premium Pass.

Web Store Update!

The new and improved web store now offers exclusive bundles and, for a limited time, a free Epic Officer Shard which can be claimed daily. On top of that, you will continue to earn Multiphasic Credits with every purchase you make! Check out our blog post for more information!

Avatars

  • Uncommon Badgey Avatar
  • Uncommon Rumdar Avatar
  • Uncommon Lt. Matt Avata
  • Rare Mariner Avatar
  • Rare Boimler Avatar
  • Rare USS Cerritos Avatar
  • Rare Lower Decks Riker Avatar
  • Rare Excretus Avatar
  • Rare Red Shirt Boimler Avatar
  • Rare Ransom Floating Head Avatar
  • Rare Vindicta Avtar
  • Rare Gold Miles O’Brien Avatar
  • Epic Tom Paris Plate Avatar

Frames

  • Uncommon Holodeck Frame
  • Rare USS Cerritos Frame
  • Epic Lower Decks Frame
  • Epic Boimler Effect Frame

Improvements

  • Added the ability to export Battle logs on PC version.
  • Research Projects daily goal “Go” button will now lead you to the general “Research tree” screen instead of to the specific “Combat Research” tree.
  • Players now will be able to see the rarity of the rewards from the preview screen with a color graded rarity border.
  • The PC version of the game will not minimize when clicking on a second screen having the game in full screen mode.
  • Selecting specific graphic options in the PC version will now show which ones are activated in the general graphic settings screen.
  • Percentages in the officer upgrade screen will now show always in the same format.
  • Last officer filter in the Away Teams screen now will remain the same when moving to any other screen and back.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue where intercepting animation (course to attack) sometimes wasn’t visible.
  • Fixed an issue where the intercept line disappears when the player attacks someone and changes the scene.
  • Fixed an issue where the player name change did not update in real time, “Name already in use” pop-up also delayed.
  • Fixed an issue where the rarity animation on officer profile icons has low-resolution on PC.
  • Fixed an issue where both Armada members list and background Zoom in, Zoom out are functional while scrolling the list using mouse.
  • Fixed an issue where the background appears scrollable using keyboard Arrow keys while on mission dialogue.
  • Fixed an issue where Emojis couldn’t be used in Alliance announcement/public profile.
  • Fixed an issue where an animation on the Syndicate HUD button fails to appear when there is a claimable bundle within the syndicate menu.
  • Fixed an issue where after clicking on “>” button on the graphics setting menu, the newly opened options window is seen on the main Settings screen instead of getting closed after pressing the ESC button.
  • Fixed an issue where the “Set Course” appears on the Armada button instead of “Join” When the player tries to re-join the Armada.
  • Fixed an issue where the Bridge officer ability’s description is cutting off on the top of the Officer’s Assignment screen.
  • Fixed an issue where the locked Officers get tabs from the unlocked Officers on the Officer upgrade screen.
  • Fixed an issue where the Class icon of Officers are not visible on first preview of the chest bundle.
  • Fixed an issue where art fails to load the first time the Event store is opened.
  • Fixed an issue where the Cargo capacity – added decimals to the ship cargo capacity. Ship details screen will still show rounded values, which will be addressed at a later release.
  • Fixed an issue where a 00s timer is seen on Speed up pop-up when its timer is under 5mins.
  • Fixed an issue where the buttons are not functional on the Insufficient resources pop-up when claiming Treasury.
  • Various localisation fixes

Live long and prosper, Commanders.