Regular subscriptions will cost $15 on a monthly basis, $42 per three months--a 6% discount compared to monthly subscriptions--or $80 for six--saving you 11%.
Cryptic is also offering yearly and lifetime subscriptions to pre-orderers up until release, which also pack two bonus character slots. The $120 annual subscription--locked at that rate--represents a 33% saving over individual months, while the $240 lifetime sub delivers unlimited play for the MMO's lifespan and a bonus playable Liberated Borg race. Though presumably mostly a cosmetic option, the Borg do have several unique traits.
The Liberated Borg begins with the following two traits. You can select another two traits from a general list.
Borg Nanites: +10% Health Regeneration
Description: Ground Trait. Constantly regenerates shields and health.
Efficient: +5 Starship Shield Efficiency, +5 Starship Engine Efficiency, +5 Starship Energy Weapon Efficiency, +5 Starship Auxiliary Systems Efficiency
Description: Space Trait. Provides a bonus to efficiency stats, improving the effectiveness of many of your power management abilities.
The Liberated Borg also has a unique optional trait.
Neural Blast: 30 second debuff. Drastically reduces run speed. Every 4 seconds, Neural Blast has a 40% chance to hold the target for 3 seconds.
Description: Activatable Ground Trait. Inject the target with neural toxins, which continually attempt to hold the target for the duration. Also reduces the target's movement speed.