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Update 58: Lower Decks II Part 1

By gabriel 5 September 2023

The crew of the USS Cerritos is back with new friends, challenges, and dragons to face. From metal rock bands to kidnapped queens, you’ll face a variety of unforgettable adventures. With our second Lower Decks arc now here, this month kicks things off with:

  • New ship: the Monaveen
  • New officers
  • New Missions
  • And much more

Check out the full patch notes below for all of the details.

The Monaveen

The Monaveen is an economy-focused ship that is available starting at level 40. This Hysperian Battleship focuses on providing Commanders with resource and material benefits, as well as a research tree that offers fleet-wide advantages.

After unlocking the Monaveen, you can head on over to the new Texas-class systems next to Federation space. Here, you can battle Texas-class ships to collect loot, which can then be exchanged in the Monaveen’s refinery for Queen’s Favors, Monaveen-related items, or Shipyard Directives.

These directives can be used to challenge new Solo Armadas called Automated Shipyards, which drop Shipyard Credits upon being defeated. Once you have sufficient Queen’s Favors or Shipyard Credits, you can trade them in for a bounty of resources or materials, respectively, in the Refinery.

It’s important to note that attacking a Texas-class hostile directly will force you to lower your peace shield, and you will receive a notification similar to the one seen when engaging PvP. However, revenge hostiles spawn when you are in these systems, and having one target your ship will not cause you to drop your shield.

The optimal approach requires strategic decision-making. Commanders must decide whether to directly attack the Texas-class and lower their shields to defeat them at a faster pace, or have revenge hostiles target them, keeping their station protected but slowing their pace. The choice is yours, Commanders.

New Officers

This month, we have not one, but three epic officers warping into the galaxy. First up is Carol Freeman, the proud Captain of the USS Cerritos (and mother of Beckett Mariner). Next, her confident first officer, Commander Jack Ransom. And last but not least, the brilliant Chief Engineer (and Prince of Hysperia) Andy Billups.

Captain Carol Freeman is now available as an Epic Officer

Captain’s Maneuver: Vocal Jazz

  • On combat start, increase shots by 100% against an enemy player

Officer Ability: Cerritos Strong!

  • On round start, if the enemy player has any state, increase Isolytic Cascade by X% for 1 round
    • 60% 75% 90% 110% 130%

Jack Ransom is now available as an Epic Officer

Officer Ability: Setting My Fists to Stun

  • On round start, if on an explorer with morale, increase Isolytic Cascade damage by X% for 1 round against players.
    • 60%, 75%, 90%, 110%, 130%

Below-Deck Ability: Exaggerated Confidence

  • On round start, if on an interceptor and enemy player has hull breach, increase Isolytic Defense by X% for one round.
    • 40%, 50%, 65%, 85%, 100%

Andy Billups is now available as an Epic officer

Officer Ability: In Your Element

  • On round start, if on an interceptor and enemy player has hull breach, increase Isolytic Cascade damage by X% for 1 round.
    • 60%, 75%, 90%, 110%, 130%

Below-Deck Ability: Two Decks Tall

  • On round start, if on a battleship and enemy player is burning, increase Isolytic Defence by X% for 1 round.
    • 40%, 50%, 65%, 85%, 100%

New Missions

  • 10x Core Lower Decks Missions
  • 3x Ship Intro Missions
  • 2x Side Missions

Refits and Research

There is one new refit and two new prime researches available this month.

Armored Voyager Refit

  • Unlocking this refit will provide a new daily claim providing Voyager Materials

Prime Fleet Commander Gift

  • Increase the amount of Fleet Commander Materials from the daily claim chest:
    • 100% more rare skill points
    • 250% more rare shards
    • 250% more common shards

Prime Station Siege

  • Increase damage vs Stations by 300%

New Battlepass

An all-new Battle Pass featuring new officer shards, missions, cosmetics, resources, and more! Unlock tiers and content by participating in events throughout the month or purchasing the Premium Pass.

New Cosmetics

  • 5x Avatars
  • 3x Frames
  • 2x Hailing Frequencies

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue where tapping “go” on a Fleet Command skill would navigate Commanders to Commander Spock
  • Fixed an issue where if max cargo ends in a .5 decimal, cargo will not appear as full when it is
  • Fixed an issue where the x button was not function on the Alliance contributions screen