StarGem Inc. and Gaijin Entertainment announced the release of the “Journey” update. In a major redesign of the game’s progression system, players can now earn experience points and unlock new content by taking part in a story-driven campaign. The update offers beginners a gradual introduction to the game’s warring factions, different ship types, and incrementally increasing complex combat scenarios, while experienced pilots can head directly to more challenging adventures in outer space on new, powerful ships.

A journey of hundred light-years begins at the United Mercenary Center, where the player joins a group of elite scouts searching for the missing fleet of the powerful, but enigmatic Ellydium Corporation. While looking for clues on what could have possibly caused an entire fleet of an interstellar conglomerate to vanish without a trace, the player gradually delves deeper into the unknown. Besides the new campaign mode, the “Journey” update adds new top-tier ships, such as the ‘Wolfhound’ fighter. Using the ‘Wounded Beast’ ability, the ship can significantly increase its combat power if the hull is critically damaged. The new command fighter ‘Granite’ is capable of protecting itself against both physical damage and hackers“virtual” damage, as it can use its ‘Anti-Sabotage 2.1’ ability to prevent enemy hackers from taking over ship control.

Furthermore, two new space sectors can now be explored in the Star Conflict universe: ‘PB #42’ is located just above the surface of a planet, where high cliffs provide protection for support ships as fighters can use the cover to flank the enemy’s positions. ‘Excavation Site #6’ features a similar, but more barren environment. Here, the focus is on long-range engagements, but smaller vessels can still take advantage of the uneven surface.

Find out more on the Star Conflict website!