Cryptic has updated its Beta for Star Trek Online with an absolutely massive patch.
The total list of changes, fixes and the like is a novel in and of itself, along with a note from the developers of known issues that are currently being worked on.
The tutorial has been polished, PvP drops and rewards are now working properly, you can no longer “jump” into space, and the UI got an extensive update. Players have also gained the ability to scan anomalies with the MiniMap HUD.
Two major things of note are the removal of the level cap and the opening of the Cardassian and Romulan Sectors to Federation players.
Additionally, Bridge Officers will now join your team with basic customization options, and can request transfers should they not feel appreciated enough, apparently. Damn ingrates.
The best bit in the whole patch though, is when you enter a new Sector Block, you’ll be blessed with the voice of Leonard Nimoy via an audio journal overview.
Full patch notes can be found
through here, and you may want to grab a drink and a snack before you start.
The beta ends on January 26 and the game launches February 2.