As long as you and your teammates communicate well and execute your combo strategies, most of Star Trek: Bridge Crew is very easy. In most cases, you will find that your ship is not ready to take action when you need it, or if your plan is seriously flawed. Don’t worry, we’ve been playing for a while and have found some clever tricks and tricks to help you get where you need to go.
Shoot first and don’t ask questions
Most of the enemies you face in Star Trek: Bridge Crew don’t have their shields fully deployed when they fight you. This is especially true when fighting a group of ships, those farther away often take longer to fully raise their shields. This gives you the unique ability to quickly unbalance the scale and give you an edge.
Instead of targeting the nearest ship, make sure your tactical officer targets the nearest thing with shields that are not fully deployed. These vessels will be much easier to eliminate, meaning your firefight will be much shorter than originally intended.
Separate your targeting and focus your attacks
Did you know that the ship you are shooting at doesn’t have to be the ship you are scanning? Start scanning and move on, choosing another target to shoot. That way, when you’re ready to see the scan results, someone else on the Bridge can work on System Intrusion techniques to slow down your opponents.
It’s also important to remember that you can pinpoint certain parts of the ship with phaser fire once the scan is complete. Do you know what you call a ship with its engines disabled and weapons pointed away from you? Not your problem right now.