More F2P fun with Cryptic and

On Tuesday, January 17th, Star Trek Online will be officially free-to-play!

In celebration of the launch, Massively and Trek Radio will be joining Cryptic Studios in welcoming all new and veteran captains. The team is hosting several fun events ranging from costume and trivia events to livestreamed character creation tutorials and dance parties!

In addition to the great prizes awarded all week during Trek Radio’s broadcast, you can win up to 5000 STO Promotional Points from Cryptic and Massively! Trek Radio’s costume contest and the dance contest with Subspace-Radio will be livestreamed on Trek Radio TV for 3 hours beginning at 2:00 p.m. EST (11:00 a.m. PST). All other livestreamed events can be viewed during and after the launch party on Massively’s Twitch channel. Join the “” and “F2PLaunchParty” chat channels in-game.

Please join Massively’s columnist Terilynn Shull, STO’s Community Manager Brandon Felczer, and all the Trek Radio DJs as they stream their way through the fun. The festivities begin on Tuesday, so check out the official schedule of events below.

STO’s free-to-play launch event schedule:

1:00 p.m. EST (10:00 a.m. PST): Livestream of Federation character creation/tutorial and a 500 STO Promo Point giveaway (Co-hosted by Massively!)

2:00 p.m. EST (11:00 a.m. PST): Livestream of Giveaway on DS9 — Costume contest for 1000 STO Promo Points (Co-hosted by Trek Radio)

4:00 p.m. EST (1:00 p.m. PST): Giveaway on Drozana — Dance Party and Emote Contest for 1000 STO Promo Points (Co-hosted by Subspace Radio)

5:00 p.m. EST (2:00 p.m. PST): Livestream of KDF character creation/starting missions and a 500 STO Promo Point giveaway (Co-hosted by Massively!)

6:00 p.m. EST (3:00 p.m. PST): Foundry Missions Event (meet in DS9 Social System; announcements/teaming in channel)

7:00 p.m. EST (4:00 p.m. PST): PvP Event (meet in DS9 Social System, public space & ground queue; announcements/teaming in channel)

8:00 p.m. EST (5:00 p.m. PST): Livestream — Giveaway on Defera and Trek Trivia for 5000 STO Promo Points (Co-hosted by Massively!)

by Hick