Warp speed is the term for traveling at faster than light velocity through a warp drive propulsion system.
In Star Trek Online, starships travel at warp speed in sector space and the warp speed scale is linear (i.e. warp 8 is twice as fast as warp 4). You can see your current warp speed while in sector space by moving the cursor over your ship throttle.
The base maximum warp speed is tied to your characters level, at Level 1 the base max warp speed is 7.2 and at Level 50 the base max warp speed is 9.97.
There are several methods to increase this speed:
- Driver Coil skill (and related duty officer assignment: Assignment: Perform Antimatter Containment Leak Drills)
- Grant Diplomatic Immunity ability (also allows Federation players access to Omega Leonis Sector Block)
- Assign Raiding Party ability (also allows KDF players access to Sirius Sector Block)
Warp 10 is the maximum speed available to players, unless they are using:
- Quantum Slipstream Drive ability (requires a level 50 character).
- [Assimilated Subtranswarp Engines] - transwarp 14 (default cruise).
- [M.A.C.O. Impulse Engines] - transwarp 12 (default cruise).