Star Trek Online Open Beta Key NOW CLOSED

They're all rushing to their emails!

Update: And STOP! All 1000 have just gone. You’ll know if you were successful very soon.

We like to think we take care of you. For instance, if you were ever in trouble, we’d maybe look up from what we were doing. We also like to give you magical presents. So today we’ve got 1000 keys for the Star Trek Online open beta to give away. (All gone.)

We’re going to give them to the first 1000 people to email us at (making sure to use the subject line “I would like to be a Star Trek Online Beta-zoid” or you definitely won’t get a key), nothing more complicated than that. So be quick, or be sad. Then so soon as the fine folk at Cryptic send them out, you’ll find out if you have free access to the open beta for the game until the 26th January. RPS subscribers have already had their chance to reserve a key, by the way. If you’d like to be a part of that exclusive crowd, you can click here.

Star Trek Online is out on the 29th of Jan, and you can find out more about it here.


  1. Cradok says:

    I’m finding that getting a key isn’t the hard part, managing to download the client is.

  2. Mr Pink says:

    I used the official torrent, it downloaded overnight.

  3. Simes says:

    So far so Champions, in that case.

  4. sigma83 says:

    Do you folks happen to know if a closed beta client work work with open beta?

  5. Robin says:

    Be quick AND be sad, surely

  6. Scroll says:

    I might as well dip my toes in this, and If I can’t recreate Sisko then I will be disappointed.

  7. Sweedums says:

    email sent, this game does look interesting, but i kinda hope its not THAT good because i have work to do :(

  8. Paradukes says:

    Looks good :)

    When will we know if we managed to get a key?

  9. unacomn says:

    I wonder if they used my suggestion to construct a Weighted Companion Borg Cube.
    Give me a key and let me find out :)

  10. dtgreen says:

    E-mail sent, thought I’d give it a go even though I left MMO’s over 6 months ago. Is that a typo or do you guys really have 1000 keys? If it’s accurate, wowzers!

  11. John says:

    Fingers Crossed!

  12. Tom O'Bedlam says:


  13. fulis says:

    Win for me, email!

  14. the wiseass says:

    To boldly mail where no man has mailed before!

  15. Luke Hansford says:


    Has anyone received an email yet with a key?

  16. Jacob Sullivan says:

    Email off to the farthest reaches of the galaxy!

  17. Schaulustiger says:

    By the way, I still can’t subscribe to RPS without a credit card.


    • St4ud3 says:

      Same problem here. We discussed the issue when the site relaunched, but it doesnt seem that anybody hast found a solution yet. Maybe we could pay for a year in advance or something.

  18. CloakRaider says:

    Dangit I hope I get in this here Batarghghh

  19. Vadermath says:

    Goddamit, I hope I’ll make the cut!

  20. pur300 says:

    @Luke Hansford

    I sent email 1 hour ago, but i haven’t got the key yet.

    i am still waiting :)

  21. Ging says:

    Had the email open in webmail at work just after the post went up, got a phone call, forgot to press send… may have just sent it without thinking.

    I think this is made worse by me being a subscriber and proudly not checking my email in time for the newsletter of love.

    Ah well, will just watch over the shoulders of others.

  22. CJohnson03 says:


    Totally missed this. God damn it. Every other place with keys is all out, too.

  23. Scott Ossington says:

    jebus cripes I got to the loo for a couple of minutes and this goes on and its over already. Truly sad. though to be honest I am not much interested in this so its better that a trek fan gets it.

  24. unacomn says:

    Rats, didn’t get a key. But if anyone sees a Weighted Companion Borg Cube somewhere out there in the Delta, Pi, or Cake Quadrant, inform me.

  25. Prankster says:

    Anyone recieved a key yet ?

  26. El_MUERkO says:

    Will we get a mail if we don’t get a key?

  27. Tom OBedlam says:

    The suspense is genuinely killing me.

  28. Mechtroid says:

    I really wish more people told you when you didn’t win a contest. :U

  29. Paradukes says:

    Seriously people, as soon as someone gets an email, pop a comment up here to put everyone out of their misery one way or the other.

  30. MookeyT says:

    Dear RPS,

    You have taken too long to inform me of winning a beta key, please rescind any and all possible winnings.


    • Tom OBedlam says:

      Is that a flounce or have you been able to procure another one?

    • Tom OBedlam says:

      Sorry that reads a lot cattier when written down.

  31. Prankster says:

    If i remember correctly, when you get a key from a site like this, it’s the publisher/dev that will send us the key. RPS will pass on all valid winners to them. I’d say they are in the process of sorting out 10s of thousands of keys over the course of the next couple of weeks, so i’d hunker down and just d/l the open beta client via a torrent ect for now.

    • Paradukes says:

      In most cases, true. In this case, many of the other sites were provided with the keys ahead of time. Also, what do you mean “over the next couple weeks”? The beta ends in ten days time :P

  32. Tom OBedlam says:

    Mine’s just come through! Thanks!

  33. JTtessier says:

    Mine too

  34. SpinalJack says:

    got my code

  35. Stupid Fat Hobbit says:

    Also mine. Thanks RPS guys!

    And FYI, I’m getting good download speeds (~800kB/s) for the client from One of the UK servers, don’t remember which.

  36. Paradukes says:

    Woo! Good thing I DLed the client already as a precaution :D

    Now why couldn’t I have gotten the key before it was time to go to bed? :P

  37. Deekman says:

    Thanks alot guys.
    Now to download 6 gigs T_T

  38. Daedren says:

    Aww, haven’t got mine yet, and I emailed you guys right after the post went up! :)

    Ah well, probably would have hated it anyway.

  39. Robrps says:

    Got mine too, thanks RPS

  40. Patrick says:

    Gamershell has a pretty fast torrent. maxing out my connection (around 760kb/s)

  41. GCU Speak Softly says:

    Thank you kindly, RPS, for my key.

    Now to see if I can bring some Culture to the Trekkian ‘verse. ;o)

  42. Leelad says:

    Ta very much!!

  43. Tzarkahn says:

    Thank YOU RPS Overmind, this shall be something I do.

  44. Lilliput King says:


    Now to steal my neighbour’s quicker internet to download the client.

  45. Blackberries says:

    Got my key, but essay deadlines are preventing me playing til Monday evening. Oh well; should give me time to acquire the client.

  46. Vadermath says:

    Yay! I got in! I’ll download it during the weekend…

  47. the wiseass says:

    Oh thank you so much RPS! You guys are the best :)

  48. Chris D says:

    If you didn’t get a key here try over on Eurogamer right now.
    (Hope it’s ok to say that here, RPS)

  49. MinisterofDOOM says:

    Wow…this game runs like butt on my PC. Which is quite sad considering I can do Crysis at ~70fps. I hope it gets optimized. Right now it’s barely playable.

  50. Bascule42 says:

    Cheers RPS…got ma key. I’m getting, (my top speed), 10Mpb/s, (1.21 MB/s) from the Atari mirror. But, my ISP will cut my speed by 75% if I continue right now. So, I’ve still got to wait ’till after 9pm tonight.