Fans of the Star Trek Fleet Command mobile strategy game have a new reason to rejoice as their beloved game is getting a substantial update. Officially dubbed the “STFC Swarm Update,” this new patch has a bunch of additions that are sure to revitalize and re-energize the game in many ways. To name a few, we can find the appearance of the mysterious and deadly Swarm, as well as a limited-time ship event that nets you the chance to build the powerful USS Franklin.
However, while the limited time event, as of right now, is all but over, there are also several important remnants that will stay behind, including the new and powerful galaxy research nodes. After the Swarm invasion was repelled by the Federation, Romulan, and Klingon forces, the galaxy was once again back to its old conflicts. However, in the aftermath of the Swarm war, they left behind Galaxy Research nodes that, when tapped into, can grant great benefits to the players.
Let’s take a look at what the most recent (and upcoming) update has in store for the loyal Star Trek Fleet Command players.
The Swarm Threat
As soon as you hit level 17, you’ll be able to see the Swarm hostiles in the system map. These wandering enemies pose a threat to the entire galaxy and, if left unchecked, could cause untold destruction across the universe. It’s up to the players to take up arms, hop in their powerful starships, and take the fight to the Swarm to end the threat once and for all.
At least, that’s what the event was about a few weeks ago when it first came out. For every Swarm hostile that a player destroyed, he would gather points. By reaching several point thresholds, the player would get rewards. However, no reward was better than the very last one, which granted 45 blueprints for the USS Franklin, which is half of what is required to build the powerful starship.
However, even though the main event ended, the Swarm stragglers still roam the galaxy and grant points for every enemy defeated. Those who managed to build the USS Franklin already have a massive advantage against these deadly foes as the starship has increased damage against Swarm-type foes. The Swarm event, at the moment, is called “Threat from Beyond” and consists of a daily quest that grants many rewards to those who can brave its challenges.
The New Galaxy Research Tree
Aside from the USS Franklin and Swarm threat, the newest Star Trek Fleet Command Update features a brand new research tree geared towards exploration, mining, refining, combat, and commander skills. The galaxy tree is only available for players with an R&D Department of at least level 20, regardless of whether or not they participated in the Swarm event.
Among some of the most important new upgrades that you can find in Star Trek Fleet Command, we have the following:
- Warp Technology: The very first tech that you’ll research in the Galaxy tree increases the warp speed of all your ships, significantly reducing the time they take to travel to other systems.
- Prime Officers: The first important technology that you’ll actually find here, and it’s available very early on. This awesome research dramatically increases the attack, defense, and health of all officers. It only has one level of research and grants a flat increase of 100% to the aforementioned attributes.
- Miner Upgrades: Consists of seven separate technologies, each of which increases the rate at which you mine resources. There’s a tech for every resource, including tritanium, gas, ore, parsteel, and even data, to name a few.
- Hunter Upgrades: Similar to the previous research we mentioned, with a separate tech for every resource. However, instead of increasing mining output, this tech improves the resources your receive from every hostile battle.
- Refining Upgrades: Available for gas, crystal, and ore. Increases the rate in which you refine the 3-star version of these resources by 1.
- Ship-Specific Warp Upgrades: If the warp speed boost you received from the first technology wasn’t enough, there’s another speed technology further down near the end of the tree. This time, there are three techs, each increasing the speed of a specific type of starship. In this sense, you’ll find warp upgrades for Interceptors, for Explorers, and for Battleships.
Since these series of events are already in motion, you might think it’s not worth it to participate. However, don’t be discouraged. The best way to make the most out of these events in Star Trek Fleet Command is to play as you normally would, but paying careful attention to the daily goals. In most cases, these daily tasks will take you closer to netting the juicy rewards of these events. In other words, if you don’t have much time and don’t know what to do, you can’t go wrong with the daily goals.
The newest Star Trek Fleet Command update brought many awesome features, including rewards for players who are relatively new at the game. We can’t wait to see what else they come up with in the future. However, remember that, if you want to get the most out of your experience with this awesome game, make sure to play it on BlueStacks using our exclusive tools and features!