Combat encounters are challenging ship on ship duels where positioning, timing, and resource management determine success. Fights often last several minutes as both crews attempt to disable key enemy systems while defending their own. Fighting a lone opponent can be a challenge and your team will need to work perfectly or recruit allies to effectively deal with groups.

To achieve success in battle, the helmsman will need to guide the ship out of the opponents firing solution while simultaneously maneuvering to give tactical a clear shot. The tactical officer will work closely with the helmsman to time his attacks on specific enemy subsystems. Additionally, he must help engineering manage incoming damage by surging the shields the moment the enemy's torpedoes are about to hit. The engineer will need to concentrate on keeping the ship float long enough to triumph by fighting fires, repair key subsystems, and keep engines and weapons operating at optimal efficiency.