For those that play Star Trek Online on console, the conflict that has torn the Klingon empire asunder is drawing to a close. Whilst PC players have been partaking in the A House United arc for nearly two months (and reaped the rewards), console players have to wait until 3rd August before experiencing the finale to the Klingon war.
So ahead of this climactic event, and in honor of the honorable race, we thought we’d delve into the Star Trek Online Klingons. That way, console players will be best prepared for the new relationship between the Klingon Empire and the United Federation of Planets.
Most people of the Federation know what to expect with the warlike Klingon race. And it usually involves the business end(s) of a bat’leth. But recently, their tumultuous relationship with the Federation (and even the Romulans) has culminated in an uneasy alliance as they unite against the dreaded Iconians. Now there’s more reason than ever to play as the Star Trek Online Klingons. If you’ve got the stones.
Why play as Klingon?
If you’ve had just about enough of the peace-lovin’ Federation then the Klingon Empire is the yin to their yang. Their uncompromising lifestyle can give birth to bloodthirsty warlords or honorable fighters for justice, such as the fan-favourite Martok, Worf or L’Rell - who each make their fully voice-acted appearance in STO. The latest arc will build on 50 years of Star Trek history and delve deep into the Klingon lore. So if you ever wanted to give the STO Klingons a chance - now’s the time.
Choosing a Klingon Ship
The ships in STO follow a similar ‘holy trinity’ to nearly every MMORPG in terms of roles: damage, support and tanks. But with endless customisation and over 600 ships to choose from, captains needn’t feel pigeonholed.
When it comes to Klingon ships, however, you also get the added benefit of camouflage. A welcome boon to any arsenal - let alone one so diverse. Here’s a few examples:
Ning’Tao-Class Bird of Prey
Birds of Prey, like their namesake, are quick, nimble and versatile. Best used as reconnaissance, raiders or patrol ships, they may be vulnerable - but good luck getting a lock.
A true damage-dealer, the Mat’Ha-class Raptor is the most advanced tactical ship in the Klingon Defence Force fleet.
Pegh’Qu-class Light Battle Cruiser
The Pegh’Qu-Class is more robust than a Bird-of-Prey, more agile than a battle cruiser and more flexible than a Raptor. Throw the camouflage into the mix and you’ve got yourself one OP cruiser.
These goliaths may be slow and unwieldy, but boy can they take a beating. Their versatility make them the most formidable cruiser in the Klingon arsenal. We’d say at least they're easy to spot. But then there’s the camouflage.
**Star Trek Online'**s House United is available now on PC, but console players can dive into the action on 3rd August. In the meantime, if you haven't already - download for free via the official website.
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