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Victory is Life is the fourth expansion for Star Trek Online, which focuses on Deep Space 9 and the Gamma Quadrant, released on June 5th, 2018 for PC and July 24th, 2018 for Console. The expansion features actors, locals and lore from throughout the series Star Trek: Deep Space Nine which celebrates its 25th anniversary in 2018.

Victory is Life[edit | edit source]

The Gamma Quadrant[edit | edit source]

Map of the Gamma Quadrant.

The Gamma Quadrant is the final galactic quadrant to be added to Star Trek Online, it includes various locations from Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. It is accessible through the Bajoran Wormhole at Deep Space 9.

The Gamma Quadrant is also home to the Gamma Quadrant Battlezone. Unlike other battlezones, this zone encompasses the entire quadrant sector map.

New Faction[edit | edit source]

A new faction, the Dominion, will be added with Victory is Life. Jem'Hadar characters from this faction will start at level 60 and move to level 65, possibly being expanded later on.

Gamma Recruits[edit | edit source]

Jem'Hadar characters created from June 5 to July 18, 2018 were eligible to participate in the Gamma Recruitment event. [1]

New Grouped Content[edit | edit source]

  • ALL “Swarm”: In Swarm, a five-player cooperative space queue, Captains must defend a planetary evacuation operation from the Hur'q.

The following missions are part of the Gamma Quadrant Battlezone:

Completing 10 of these will unlock a final invasion:

Gamma Task Force Reputation[edit | edit source]

The Gamma Task Force is a new reputation for all factions. Marks for the reputation come from the queue Swarm and the Gamma Quadrant Battlezone. The elite mark for this reputation are Germanium Carapace Fragments, which come from Advanced and Elite versions of Swarm and completing significant events in the Gamma Quadrant Battlezone.

The reputation adds the following new gear:

Level 65[edit | edit source]

With Victory is Life, the level cap has been increased to Level 65. Each level will unlock the following perk for your character:

Alongside the level cap increase, items can be upgraded to Mark XV.

Voice Acting[edit | edit source]

Twelve ST:DS9 actors returned to lend their voices.

Twelve of the original cast members from Deep Space Nine joined Star Trek Online with Victory is Life:

Episodes[edit | edit source]

The Star Trek Online story continues with Victory is Life, including a new story arc, the Gamma Quadrant.

This includes the unique intro to the Dominion faction, "Engineered for War":

Following the events seen in “Scylla and Charybdis”, representatives from all major factions come together to discuss the renewed Hur'q threat.

As well as a set of new faction-agnostic missions as part of the Gamma Quadrant episode:

Alterations to old missions[edit | edit source]

In several early missions, characters were replaced by the new voice actors.

In addition, most Cardassian and Jem'Hadar NPCs were redesigned including Kar'ukan and Kardek.

Deep Space Nine revamp[edit | edit source]

The Deep Space Nine ground map has been completely replaced with a new one that more faithfully matched what was seen on TV, built using the actual plans from the Promenade set. The exterior model for Deep Space 9 was also replaced with one that more faithfully matched the filming model used in the television series, created by modeler Tobias Richter.

Ships[edit | edit source]

Dominion Faction-specific vessels

Promotion! - Research & Development Pack

Deep Space Nine Lock Box

Lohlunat Festival 2018

New C-Store Ships

These ships are part of the Gamma Vanguard Pack and Gamma Vanguard Starter Pack.

Cross-Faction Recon Bundle:


Returning Ships

These ships were already present in-game, but they're becoming available once more with the Gamma Vanguard Pack as an account-wide unlock.

Species[edit | edit source]

Victory is Life adds new species to the game:

Other changes[edit | edit source]

Romulan players will now have access to Tier 5 and Tier 6 ships of their chosen ally, save for the following ships:

Notes[edit | edit source]

External Links[edit | edit source]



Seasons in Star Trek Online
Era Season Focus
PC Release Date
Console Release Date
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Star Trek Online Game launch
02 Feb 2010
6 Sep 2016
Season 1:
 Common Ground
PvP, new fleet actions, more customization options
24 Mar 2010
Season 2:
 Ancient Enemies
Level cap increase (40-50), Tier 5 ships, new content (Undine Advance, Klingon Sector, Diplomacy missions)
27 Jul 2010
Season 3:
 Genesis
The Foundry (Beta), Sector Space graphics revamp
09 Dec 2010
Season 4:
 Crossfire
Ground combat revamp, UI update, revamp of First City
07 Jul 2011
Season 5:
 Call to Arms
Defera Adventure Zone, Duty Officer system, skill revamp and STF overhaul
01 Dec 2011
Season 6:
 Under Siege
Fleet Advancement System (including fleet ships and missions), Nukara Adventure Zone
12 Jul 2012
Season 7:
 New Romulus
New Romulus Adventure Zone, Reputation System (Task Force Omega, New Romulus), and Tau Dewa Sector Block
13 Nov 2012
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Expansion:
Legacy of Romulus
Playable Romulan faction (with its own ships, missions and hubs), Klingon missions for levels 1-20, Nimbus Adventure Zone, UI revamp, New equipment slot: Warp Core, Nukara Strikeforce reputation
21 May 2013
Season 8:
 The Sphere
New enemy (the Voth) and Dyson Joint Command reputation faction, Dyson Sphere Space Adventure Zone & Ground Battlezone, Starfleet tutorial revamp
12 Nov 2013
Season 8.5 4th Anniversary with new Feature Mission, Klingon War revamp, Quick Equip, Loadouts, starship switching mechanics
30 Jan 2014
Season 9:
 A New Accord
New Feature Mission advancing timeline to 2410, Space Battlezone, Borg Advance revamp, revamp of Reputation System, 8472 Counter-Command reputation faction, Traits & Kits
22 Apr 2014
Season 9.5 Crafting revamp
21 Jul 2014
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Expansion:
Delta Rising
Level cap increase (50-60), Tier 6 ships, Mk XIII-XIV gear (Gear Upgrade System), addition of Delta Quadrant, Captain Specialization system, Delta Alliance reputation faction and Kobali adventure zone
14 Oct 2014
Mid-season update Command Specialization, Bridge Officer training revamp, Secondary Deflectors, Romulan Mystery arc revamp, Foundry Top 3
29 Jan 2015
Season 10:
 The Iconian War
New enemy (the Heralds), Iconian Resistance reputation faction, expanded Pilot specialization and complete overhaul of Sector Space into Alpha, Beta, and Delta Quadrants
21 Apr 2015
Season 10.5 Fleet Research Lab, Fleet Armada System
16 Jul 2015
Season 11:
 New Dawn
Beginning of new major story arc, Admiralty System, Cardassian Struggle revamp, Badlands Battlezone, Terran Task Force reputation faction
27 Oct 2015
Season 11.5 Skill system revamp, Visual Slots, Romulan Republic Admiralty campaign, Strategist Specialization
12 Apr 2016
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Expansion:
Agents Of Yesterday
New TOS Starfleet playable faction, Yesterday's War arc, Temporal Operative Specialization, Temporal Defense Initiative reputation faction
6 Jul 2016
14 Feb 2017
Agents Of Yesterday: Artifacts Fleet Station K-13, Kit revamp, graphics and lighting update, beginning of new major story arc
25 Oct 2016
Season 12:
 Reckoning
New enemy (the Tzenkethi), Tzenkethi Battlezone, R&D: Kits and Modules School, Lukari Restoration Initiative reputation
26 Jan 2017
18 Apr 2017
Season 13:
 Escalation
Competitive Wargames reputation, Space Skill rebalance, Player Potential System
25 Apr 2017
6 Jun 2017
Season 13.5 Endeavor System, Ferengi Alliance Admiralty campaign
18 Jul 2017
7 Sep 2017
Season 14:
 Emergence
New Fleet Colony World five-tier holding and defense queues, “Red Alert: Tzenkethi”, Miracle Worker Specialization
3 Oct 2017
14 Nov 2017
Season 14.5 Constable Specialization
3 Apr 2018
22 May 2018
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Expansion:
Victory is Life
New Dominion playable faction, level cap increase (65), Mk XV gear, playable Cardassians, Gamma Quadrant arc and locations, including Gamma Quadrant Battlezone, Gamma Task Force reputation faction, Deep Space 9 revamp.
5 Jun 2018
25 July 2018
Season 15:
 Age of Discovery
New Star Trek: Discovery-themed Starting Experience, Task Force Operations (formerly Queues) Revamp, Mission Journal Streamlining, Tier Six Reputations
9 Oct 2018
13 Nov 2018