DC Universe Online is a Free-to-Play, massive multiplayer online action game set in the popular DC Comics universe. Become one of a new breed of Heroes or Villains and wield incredible powers as you go to war with legendary characters such as Batman, Superman, Lex Luthor and The Joker.
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Release Date: Nov 2, 2011

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June 22

The Tides of War and 4th Color Option Launch with Game Update 61!



Game Update 61!

Tides of War Summer Event!

The battle for the throne of Atlantis continues! Ocean Master, Aquaman's conniving half-brother, has rallied a force of mutineer Atlanteans in an attempt to displace King Arthur and take the throne! The Atlantean civil war has breached the waters of Metropolis. Track "Tides of War" in your Mission Journal and check the Events tab in the On Duty menu to battle for the Atlantean Outpost. Fight for your side, and reap new rewards including new feats!

In celebration of our Summer Event this year, we have added new Summer-themed base items, and new Summer-themed styles that will keep you looking snappy when the fight heats up! Level Requirement: 10

 

4th Color Option!

With GU 61, we have added a 4th color option for players. This means they now have a choice of 4 colors to assign to their existing 3 color slots, as opposed to only 3 color choices.

 

New in the Marketplace: Soder Cola Ultimate 12-Pack!

The exertion of battle got you down? Try the new Soder Cola Ultimate 12-pack! One sip of a Soder Cola Ultimate will restore your health and power to 100%! This special formula also increases your Health, Power, Restoration, Power Heal, Dominance, and Damage by 1% for 30 minutes. Check it out in the Supplies section of the Marketplace!

 

Click here to read the full update notes.

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May 19

Launching Today: Episode 24, Game Update 60, and the Booster Bundle!



Episode 24 Now Available For All Players!
 
Episode 24 brings Darkseid to DC Universe Online in an explosive conclusion to the Darkseid and New Gods storyline, and begins a new storyline featuring Harley Quinn in a heist in Gotham City. Members automatically have access to the new Episode, and non-members can now purchase the new Episode in the Marketplace. 

Episode 24

New 2-Player Operation: The Will of Darkseid

The war between the New Gods is heating up on New Genesis. Report to the battle site and help defend the area from Darkseid’s invasion force in the new 2-Player Operation: The Will of Darkseid! Gain access to new feats, collections and gear! Free to access for Members!

• To play this 2-player Duo, your character must be level 30 and have a minimum Combat Rating of 150.
• Open your On Duty Menu and look for the new Duo under Tier 7 of the 2-Player Tab.


New 8-Player Operation: Brainiac’s Bottle Ship

Lois may have temporarily halted General Zod from getting the coordinates of Brainiac’s Bottle Ship, but now Zod is holed up in the top room of Lex Luthor’s Science Spire and is threatening to attack the city of Metropolis! Meet with Supergirl find a way to remedy the situation in the new 8-Player Operation: Brainiac’s Bottle Ship! Gain access to new feats, collections and gear! Free to access for Members!

• To play this 8-player Operation, your character must be level 30 and have a minimum Combat Rating of 150.
• Open your On Duty Menu and look for the new Operation under Tier 7 of the 8-Player Tab.


Game Update 60

Celestial AM Update!

 Improvements have been made to Celestial powers to reduce how often combo powers will be disrupted. Additionally, a 3-second grace period has been added to allow players to get back into the Advanced Mechanic after a disruption. Read the full update notes for details.


Vendor 00 Update!

The style vendor has been updated with style sets from more recent Episodes. This is the vendor that allows players to acquire styles from vendor gear they did not acquire on-level. The styles are only available after they have outleveled the gear. Read the full update notes for details.

 
NEW Booster Bundle, Featuring the Cosmic Material!

The Booster Bundle is back with a whole new way to customize your character's visual costume: Materials! Learn more about Materials and the new Booster Bundle here.


Excited about Episode 24, GU60, Materials, and/or the new Booster Bundle? Join the discussion with your comments on the official forum!

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About This Game

DC Universe Online is a Free-to-Play, massive multiplayer online action game set in the popular DC Comics universe. Become one of a new breed of Heroes or Villains and wield incredible powers as you go to war with legendary characters such as Batman, Superman, Lex Luthor and The Joker.

Key Features
  • Fast-paced action combat where you control every blow your character strikes.
  • Choose your side – Hero or Villain – and customize your character on its path to becoming a legend in the DC Universe.
  • Fight alongside and against your favorite DC characters including Batman, The Joker, Superman, Wonder Woman, Harley Quinn and many more.
  • Embark on story-driven adventures penned by famous DC Comics writers including Geoff Johns and Marv Wolfman.
  • Explore the DC Universe; walk the darkened streets of Gotham City, investigate the mysteries of the futuristic cityscape of Metropolis, and travel to legendary locations such as Arkham Asylum and the Watchtower.

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows XP 32-bit
    • Processor: P4 3.0GHz or AMD equivalent
    • Memory: 1GB RAM
    • Hard Disk Space: 30 GB of Free Hard Drive Space
    • Video: NVIDIA 7800GTX+ or ATI 1950+ Video Card
    • Audio: on Board
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Mixed (195 reviews)
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dyhak20
( 5.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
great game, love the open world bosses, the difficulty of some of the feats and the character customization. the game feels a bit grindy from time to time but what mmo isnt? pvp is a bit glitchy at times and the factions are very unbalanced in terms of population, but all the more fun imo.

wish they would bring back role specific pvp gear, though.
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shadrach
( 485.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
Fantastic voice acting
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BrimstoneC4
( 14.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
every time I start up the game it takes an hour to chech for updates and another hour to update then it says that the game is already running and crashes. This game is completely broken and a waste of time.
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Brian Topp
( 342.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
I played this game in beta. It had many promising features but as the game progressed they cut corners or dismissed entire ideas. After a year i went back and found it is now Free to play but with Microtransations. I instantly hated the game. Just like Star Trek Online, it is wrapped in DC with voices from the Justice League Cartoon but is a standard beat em up.

Let me explain the problems i had faced
-Facing an army of invaders is a common theme in a DC universe. Enemies attack earth and the hero(es) go out and fight back and save the innocents. They keep fighting until every enemy is defeated and the day is saved. What happens in DCU is you get given a quest "Defeat X enemy" and after the chain quest you are expected to leave the respawning invasion to continue their ramage. You feel a bit disapointed since you didn't really stop the invasion since the developers of this game give you the option to return and fight them.

-Being a villian can be fun for a few days but it runs dry.
You beat up heroes, Smash stuff and rob vending machines but you are a basic slave to other villians when you are commiting crimes.
Want to rob a convience store? have to do a quest.
Kidnap people for ransom? Nope.
Destroy cities or buildings? Only small objects.
Make your own deathray? Heck no, Go help some one who is more important.
Want to (insert here), Answer will be no.

-You are meant to change the fate of future but you feel more like errand boy who only don't help at the grand scheme of things.

-To further progress you need to cough up money and unlocking a few stages don't mount up for any thing.


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_SourDoughToast_
( 22.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 23
I enjoy the game, need more power ability options though. Other than that, pretty amazing!
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Olive Octet
( 98.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 22
A nice open world superhero mmo. Great customization, very little need for any in game purchase, 6 decent storylines. Gameplay can get repeatitive, but its still good fun. Some actions (such as jumping) are missing animations or particles, so it can feel janky at times.
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Juicy Jovan
( 43.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 22
I have gotten approx 27 characters to combat rating 120+. Played it for a year on PS before PC. Played it a ♥♥♥♥ ton before getting it on steam once I had gotten a new PC. It is genuinely a good game but for whatever reason i can't download it again on or off steam. Still a good game to play if you're in to the DC Universe. But, only if you can download of corse.
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GUMBALL AND DARWIN
( 11.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 22
its so fun and i didnt play it in a long time people who is good at it and knows everything pls help me i forgot how to play i didnt play it in 3 years
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
76 of 88 people (86%) found this review helpful
8 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
2,789.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 28
I loved this game for over 4 years, but the constant game bugs that never get fixed (if you report the bugs to the developers, you will be told basically the issue is your hardware & never the developers fault & the bug will never be fixed), and constant cash grabs by greedy developers have just ruined this game. There is even a bug in which you won’t be able to collect a certain mission while levelling your character that has never been fixed…& that was 2 years ago, with no fix in sight. ‘Free To Play’? HA!! This game is STRICTLY ‘Pay To Win’.
If you don’t have the power ‘flavour of the month’, or aren’t willing to pay real dollars to change to the power ‘flavour of the month’ ($10 US a pop btw), don’t bother going DPS (damage role). You won’t be able to get up, or get anywhere near the power ‘flavour of the month’s’ damage (not even if you have more skill points than them) which makes for an EXTREMELY toxic community, totally unbalanced game and a huge cash cow for Baybreak, who as far as I can tell, only want your money & don’t care at all about you or the game. The game is all about ‘skill points’. Skill points are used to give your character permanent stat increases which you can obtain by completing feats. So the more feats you complete, the more skill points you get which should make your character stronger right? Wrong. Like I said before, unless you have the power ‘flavour of the month’, don’t bother.
Pvp was good, until they changed it to accommodate for lag. Basically you have 1.3 seconds (not sure of exact times) to block or counter your opponent. It used to be if you were blocking, you were blocking, if you weren’t blocking, you weren’t blocking. Pretty simple rock, paper, scissors combat system, that is now completely broken. It is that broken that I don’t even bother with PVP anymore.
I’d recommend playing this game for a bit to check it out, and then go to something else. Don’t EVER pay ANYTHING for this game, it’s not worth it.
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
47.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 17
I'm not gonna go on a huge rant here, so I'll keep it simple and short.

Worth trying out if you're into superheroes, but be prepared for a really short character progression (you top out at level 30), and paywalls literally everywhere.

Want to use all that cash you've found on your missions? Paywall.
Want to upgrade your base with those nifty items you've got? Paywall.
Want to get that cool power that you saw this guy use? Paywall.
And so on. In short, fun for a while, but it gets stale fast, with all the paywalls and the limited scope of the story.
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
7.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 12
It was my favourite game until i found out that everything good requires DLC and mebership and by everything i mean EVERYTHING
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8 of 13 people (62%) found this review helpful
13 people found this review funny
Recommended
7.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 16
I can pretend to be barry allen and say I'm batman
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
743.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 17
I started playing this game back in 2012 solely for the PvP side, I still remember when I played this game on PS3, and how much fun it was but each year and update they would ruin something. PvP is broken to the point where you can't even enjoy it unless you're a certain power. The lag on PvP is amazing you can BB someone but be on the floor and lunge someone that is BBing but they somehow block your attack, it's become a joke. Yes most of my problems are with PvP but the ammount of disconnects and lag recently isn't even funny they just add and add add but won't fix issues that have been in this game for years. You'd think with release of Xbox and how much money they making from it would allow them to add more to the game, but even that release was rushed. I don't hate this game and will still play it but it is broken, and I'm sure it will never be fixed. Give it a shot but don't expect much apart from multiple disconnects.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
45.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 14
To begin, I have had DCUO on OS3 for roughly 4 years with 800 hours played and on PS4 with about 100 hours. Recently, I started is on PC and it is no different from console versions, so this review will apply to any system. That being said, DCUO is a toss up in terms of well crafted, F2P MMOs.

For quite a time, Sony owned and maintained this title to be excellent. Recently, it was sold to Daybreak and has struggled to maintain it's life. People will call this game "Pay to win" and in some aspects, it makes sense but truthfully it isn't. End game content can have some "flavor of the month" powers but for most solo and story play, all powers and roles are perfectly viable. There is no distint "best power" in the game.

That being said, 6 are free at the beginning with 7 more being available as DLC for $35 for them all. I have purchased all the powers and find that, though each is unique and requires different play styles, none are remotely required for PvE or PvP.

The game is notoriously buggy as of late (last 6 months), which is mainly due to DayBreak not maintaining QA and failing to listen to consumers. They are still producing monthly content that is pretty good as far as story goes, so that's a plus.

Speaking of story, the one in this game is fantastic as well. It incorporates DC's best heroes and really make good use of many of them. If you're looking for a F2P MMO, this is never a bad one to play, but content is slightly hindered with pricewalls, even if they don't stop completion of the main story.
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
298.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 2
I played this a lot on the playstation and computer. I have way more hours than what steam suggests. However; I did not enjoy the game anymore a couple years back. Coming back I expected the same old introduction, and tired ♥♥♥ quests, that I had already completed. Instead, they acknowledged the age of the game and told a story of the humans failure. They also made it to where as long as you tag a enemy or objective, you will get it, so first hitting mobs doesn't matter as the quests are completed with area based people. The playerbase does a fairly good job in low levels to prevent people from farming lowbies. A lot of people seem to have an issue with daybreak, but I find them to be great, and very helpful. This is a free to play game, but those who complain are the same people who do not support the game. This is a company and they need funding to continue gaming. Not too mention, I also played Planetside 2 as well. Daybreak has a 5 game pass for the price of one mmo. Now I hate Everquest, EQ 2 and Landmark. However; I suggest you play until level 30, if you do decide prior to that to subscribe great...but once you reach 30 on your main, I would suggest obtaining the benefits of a subscription if you are able to afford it. The story feels fresh again, although the quests are the same until you get to newer content. The graphics have been polished fairly well, and the gameplay is still one of the best out there.

If you are thinking about playing it for the first time, I would suggest doing so until at least level 30, so you can finish the first storyline. It is ftp afterall and the not having the benefits is not going to cripple you early. You can farm a lot for the gear and items you need and/or want. However; the subscription is a convenience, it is not required, but once you start grinding for gear to PVP or whatever you enjoy, it will take you longer.
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
143.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 15
I have played many different MMOS in my gaming lifetime, but DC Universe is more than you run of the mill sand box MMO. DC Universe not only pokes the inner commic nerd, MMOer, but the customizable options are second to none. Also, like most free to play games, there is an option which again differs greatly from most MMOs. The "pay to win" option, where in fact with DC Universe... this option is more like pay to gain yet even MORE customizable options. Such as wider span of powers, lair (YES you get a lair of your own ... very cool) options, and BIGGER bank roll (everyone loves more money). The DC cummunity also stands out, just about everyone is helpfull... so you have a boss you can't solo... you can always find one or more players welling to hop into the fray with ya to get it done. All in all ... it is quite challenging to find negatives about this action packed, super commic MMO!! If you grew up loving DC commics... than look no further, if you don't believe me I challenge you to try it out yourself and not enjoy it! LOL.
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5 of 8 people (63%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
245.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 10
This is an utterly addictive game for a fan of DC Comics. I'm uncertain how non-fans might feel, but as a fangirl, I've really enjoyed playing in the world I've read about for so many years.

I'm using a free account, which means I've been bumping up against the paywall, but despite the limitations, the game is still playable, just more challenging (which is a plus).

The positives are many: Lots of in-jokes, winks, and nods for the long-time fans to enjoy. The game itself is fun, allowing you to create superhero characters with a good variety of powers. Leveling up through the first 30 levels is guided by missions that you must complete to advance to the next mission. Each one provides new challenges for learning your skills and powers. Once you reach level 30, the real game starts with a variety of daily missions available and plenty of different possible paths, from player-vs-player to group co-op play and even quite a few single player adventures.

As a person who enjoys single player, I found the gameplay immersive and fun... although playing some scenarios solo is definitely a challenge. You learn how to draw enemies away from the crowd to take them on singly. This is definitely a game to play with a group. The adventures in which I've teamed up with others have been extremely fun.

The negatives are mostly due to playing on a free account. Free accounts cannot sell items on the broker, have limited inventory and banking space, and the cash limit really makes it difficult to buy really nice gear. However, these are all challenges and working around them can actually make the game more fun. Although, considering the amount of time I've already put into the game and how much I enjoy it, I suspect I will eventually pay for an account.

Other negatives: The game is prone to freezing and crashing, but luckily it happens rarely. I'm sure part of it is due to my lack of a proper gaming computer. Like any Massive Multiplaying Online game, there are downtimes. In fact, I'm writing this in a downtime, since I'd scheduled some time to play and the game is offline. For a complete newbie, the controls are not obvious and there are no simple guides to show people how to move and hit. Yeah, I bumped my first opponent a lot until I figured out how to use the keyboard and mouse together.

In short, the positives outweigh the negatives for the most part. If you are a fan of DC Comics, this is definitely a game to try.
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8 of 14 people (57%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
115.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 28
Pretty neat, and love the fact that its open world. Character customization is uniqe, and there's alot to do with your character. Nothing to complain about here!


This is my first review hehe.
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