A Character Slot is a slot allowing you to create a player character.
All players start with the following character slots;
- 1 Starfleet only character slot (unrestricted for players who subscribed before Season 5)
- 1 Klingon only character slot (unrestricted for players who subscribed before Season 5)
Players who subscribed prior to, or after season 5 also receive;
- 1 unrestricted character slot
Subscribers can also unlock;
- 1 Slot for 300 day veterans
- 1 Slot for 700 day veterans
- 2 Slots for subscribing using the annual subscription option (only available prior to launch)
- 2 Slots for Lifetime subscribers
Players can also purchase up to 40 additional character slots via the C-Store, for a potential total of 49 characters per account. Character slots come in packs of two (625 ) or four (1065).
Players receive 1 Slot for Foundry content creation. If a player wishes to create content for both factions, they must use one of their other character slots to create another foundry creation character.
 Tribble and Redshirt Test Servers
Characters on the Tribble or Redshirt test servers do not count towards a players number of used character slots on the Holodeck live server. However players cannot create more characters on the test servers than their account has unlocked, for example if a player has unlocked a total of 10 character slots on their account, they cannot create more than 10 per test server.
Cryptic sometimes restricts the number of characters that can be created on or copied to the test servers.
 Prior to Season 5
Before the launch of Season 5 each user account initially had two character slots, which could be used for creating Federation faction characters. A 3rd slot was unlocked when one of your characters reached Lieutenant 6, as well as the ability to create Klingon faction characters.
Lifetime subscribers who purchased their subscription before release get two additional extra slots.