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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April 6

Launch All The Things: Game Update 59, Survival Mode, and Episode 23!




 

Episode 23 Continues Kryptonian and New Gods Storylines!

Early Member access to Episode 23 is now available! Become a member today and start playing Episode 23. Episode 23 will also be available for purchase in the Marketplace on April 13, 2016.


Episode 23
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 59
Loot Choice UI Available In All Tiers!

We have extended our Loot Choice UI to the earlier tiers of DCUO! Now all solos, duos, alerts and raids available in the On Duty menu have this feature added. This gives players the opportunity to choose what loot they receive from bosses. Upon defeating a boss, the player will be presented with a new UI that allows them to choose from a list of available loot. After the main choice has been made, the UI will then display all items received from the KO.

Tutorial Updates!

With Game Update 59, we have made adjustments to the tutorial instance at the start of the game. Important messaging has been updated to be clearer and more instructional for the player. A full list of improvements and updates are included in the full public notes.

Survival: Fortress of Solitude

Prepare to face the chill inside the Fortress of Solitude! Think you’ve got what it takes to stop Brainiac’s mind-controlled super heroes and villains? Queue up and see how long you can last against unending waves of powerful enemies! Fight for unique style rewards awarded only to those with the most dedication on the field of battle! Players can queue for Survival: Fortress of Solitude from the Event tab if they meet the CR requirement.

• New Awesome, Kryptonian-themed, pants for rounds 2, 4, 6, 8, 10
• New Kryptonian-themed shirt
• 20 total rounds

Requirements:

• 8 Players
• Combat Rating: 146
 

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March 17

Now Available: Batman v Superman Swag Bags! Plus, Game Update 58 and the St. Patrick's Day Event!



BvS Swag Bags!

Two new swag bags are now available in the in-game Marketplace, and they are both packed full of BvS goodness inspired by the upcoming film.

First, in the BvS Logo Swag Bag, you will find six new emblems based on the costumes for Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman, and a black t-shirt featuring the logo from the movie. Then, in the BvS Poster Swag Bag, take home 20 official movie posters for your in-game base. Get ready for the film today!

Items in the Logo Swag Bag are redeemable on all characters on your account. Items in the Poster Swag Bag are redeemable once.











Check the in-game Marketplace for the BvS Logo Swag Bag and the BvS Poster Swag Bag.





Mister Mxyzptlk's Mischief!

Mister Mxyzptlk is back this year to taunt Metropolis with his riches! Look for “Mxyleprechauns!” in your Mission Journal, and speak to Mister Mxyzptlk in your HQ. Start now before your luck runs out!

New Feats
• Shamrock & Roll
• Luck o’ the 5th Dimension

New Auras
• Shamrock Aura (Marketplace and Vault)
• Rainbow Aura (Marketplace)

All previous years' rewards return and, for 2016, Mister Mxyzptlk has new base and style items. Also look for the new Shamrock Aura and Rainbow Aura in the Marketplace. The Shamrock Aura has a chance to drop in the Vault during the event!

The event will begin March 16, 2016, and will end March 28, 2016.





Game Update 58!

Game Update 58 features R&D Archives and midrange updates to Munitions and Rage. For the full patch notes, please click here.

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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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Shep
( 2.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 5
Product received for free
tl;dr = Buggy launcher, Buggy controls, no regard for free to play players. It's free so try it for yourself but don't expect much. I would recommend Champions online instead.

I first played DCUO way back at launch on ps3 and while it wasn't the best mmo ever and definitely wasn't as good as city of heroes. I still thoroughly enjoyed it. Back then I would have recommended it. Now however I definitely will not recommend it. First of all I couldn't even get it to install properly. The launcher would just randomly shut down without any warning while installing. I basically had to keep opening it, it would complete about 5% of the install and shut again but I kept going out of sheer nostalgia for this game.

Eventually I got the game installed and created a character it was only then the real troubles started. The game makes all free to play users wait in a queue to join the server. The estimated wait time was 2 and a half minutes however it took 10 minutes to get it only to be instantly booted back to character select. Another 10 minute wait and I was back in the prologue only to find that the controls were absolutely atrocious. My character wouldnt turn properly, instead he'd just kind of run forward and gradually turn round while still playing the forward run animation. Sort of like the tank controls from the old resident evil games. I don't know if its a bug but I certainly don't remember movement being that clunky back on ps3.

To make matters worse if you didnt move the camera while moving the character it would just flail wildy in random directions. Again I don't know if this is a bug or if they just messed up the controls when they ported it to pc. I tried searching online and found only one thread on steam of someone having this problem and absolutely zero solutions.

The flying controls seemed a lot more responsive so I tried to push forward only to have the camera completely disconnect from my character while i was flying. I made sure the auto follow setting was on but it didn't seem to help. It honestly felt like I was playing an alpha version of the game.

If you are a fan of DC then go ahead and try it. Maybe your experience will be a lot less buggy than mine but be smart and don't spend any money on this until you're sure it will work properly for you.
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SuperSandro2000
( 1.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 5
Product received for free
The graphics look really old but otherwise it is okay.
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SUPER PUG
( 9.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 4
This is one of my all time fav games it is better then slice temmie bread.
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He-Man
( 168.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 4
I enjoyed this when Sony was handling it. Now it's been ruined by Daybreak.
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(WiRD) nep nep
( 16.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 4
Product received for free
it's only fun if you pay
if you are not planning on spending money on this, you might want to play a different game
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Synscape
( 978.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 3
I have at least 3k hours on this game as I didn't use it with steam until early last year. This game was also owned by SOE until about a year ago.

As it stands now; the game is fantastic.... until you hit 30... Then its unstable, pay to play(freemium), poorly maintained mess.

The core game was never intended to go past tier 2 raids, which ended 3 years ago. Classes have been dumbed down so much and removed a large portion of any skill factor the game had left. Bugs that have been in the game since launch persist. A dwindling, elitest(am somewhat guilty myself) community is not suited for new players. That and massive pay walls for any relativley new content + the ability to access features needed for upper tier content are a major turn off for a game rapidly loosing all appeal.

Daybreak did throw some life back in the game. More costume options and lair decor. But it simply stalls the realization that the game isn't fun anymore.
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DizzyPillow
( 16.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 3
Product received for free
14 of the hours I have spent on this game, was spent downloading updates. RIP to my 350GB data cap.
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Wangdiddler
( 0.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 3
When after a three and a half hour patch job, after the massive download from Steam, signing up for an account, I can't even START the ********* game, Im not that interested. Wanted a time sink, I'll go play LoL or something else instead.
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pheonixind
( 63.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 3
This game is good on WIndows. I have missed it after I switched to Linux however.
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Burt Macklin, FBI!
( 4.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 2
It's dope yo! It has John Constantine! Now we just need a Visual Novel like The Walking Dead of Hellblazer and I'll die happy! :D Get to work Sony!
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BlizzardTheWolf
( 36.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 2
this game is awesome. the best part is that i can create a marvel hero in a dc game. YAY
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Tantric
( 11.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 2
It is a fun game and I kept coming back. Right up until it started taking an hour or more to get in due to queue, which kept asking me to pay to play in order to not have to wait. Not F2P if I have to sit for an hour or more and wait to get in. If you don't mind paying for a F2P game, so that you can actually play when you want to, then go for it. Otherwise, find a different one.
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Albino Monkey
( 20.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 2
hey thats pretty good
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WhispyGaming10101
( 2.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 2
♥♥♥♥♥♥ and would never play again
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will12345678902
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 2
im sure its a good game but everytime i try to play itit wont load and none of the steam suggestions have worked
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Obogo
( 304.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 2
Used to play this game quite a bit, know it's just really boring. Constant changes to combat, the powers and it just gets worse with each GU. Stopped playing last year, tried getting into it but can't seem to
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Mouse One
( 29.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 1
City of Heroes is dead (*sniff*). I like Champions Online, but it's a bit too cartoony (yes, I said that about a superhero game). So...DC Online. I bought it back when it first came out, and ran with a couple of villain and hero groups. Then put it away because, yeah, content is limited. And it still is. But for free, you can zip around Gotham and Metropolis for a month or so, level up a few chars, then quit when it gets grindy. A year and a half break and I'm back to enjoying it for its action combat and graphics. Dunno if I'm going to get serious about it again, but definitely worth taking a look.
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Mahair123 | The Canadian Fury |
( 17.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 1
If you played this before Daybreak, don't get back into it. The game got worse instead of better.
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Frog-man
( 48.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 1
one of the most fun games to play with friends, i would enjoy more movement powers but i can deal, overall very fun game
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
49.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 1
Played this for a while and really like it. I dont play MMOs to much but I do like coming back to them once a year for a few weeks or months. I would like to say the same for this game but when I reinstalled it and loaded it up and logged in I was very happy to see my list of characters ....not there. I had to creat a new character and start over. once I got out of the first mission i looked to see the character list and there was my 2 characters waiting for me. They were resticted and I had to reactivate them for 15$ each. Are you joking? Im about to just uninstall this again and not come back because my hard work in this game is gone and the memories i had are gone. DCUO killed my heros and I wont start over and play the same missions over and over. ♥♥♥♥ that im out.
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8 of 13 people (62%) found this review helpful
2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
34.6 hrs on record
Posted: April 17
how can i buy legendary with steam????
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
17.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 1
If you played this before Daybreak, don't get back into it. The game got worse instead of better.
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6 of 10 people (60%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
111.5 hrs on record
Posted: April 24
This game is VERY restrictive towards free players. If you not gonna sub, you gonna miss out more than a half of the game. All fun takes 30 levels and just a couple weeks of relaxed playing to go through.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
11.0 hrs on record
Posted: April 18
I would say this is a good game but it does have a lot of restrictions if you do not have a subscription. It has way to many pay walls for my liking. I like the way the game feels and plays. People seem to be nice in the community.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
52.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 23
This game really isn't a bad game, but it just.. isn't really my style. I'm not really all that into Super heros. I only really played it for my sister and my friends. Since it's their type of game, haha. But it was pretty cool making a character and stuff. Maybe I will start over and play again with them another time.

7/10
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
50.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 26
Recommended for anyone that likes comic books
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: April 10
♥♥♥♥ never works right. idk why i waste my time
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
354.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 11
Cons: The premise: A thrown away game in a thrown away version of a thrown away continuity. The Gameplay: A console MMO poorly ported to Windows. So badly so that the use of simple macros and a programmable keyboard, mouse or game controller has allowed the game's PvE and moreso PvP to be dominated by cheaters and sploiters. Ancient bugs and issues that have not been even addresses since launch. Pay to Win model. So much bad.

Pros: If you're into that sort of thing this game has a large vibrant and diverse DC Universe based role playing community. There are no other redeeming values. Truly. None.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
506.4 hrs on record
Posted: April 10
Honestly, the game isn't stable, fixes for bugs don't happen, and Daybreak treats paying customers awfully. They cannot even properly apologize for entire weekends of downtime.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
282.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 12
a bit laggy when starting but it all good
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: April 13
Pleased with it so far.
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
30.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 20
"Free to play, your way. Just buy $210.82 worth of dlc to actually play your way"

It's actually pretty good though.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
9.4 hrs on record
Posted: April 17
Restrictions are really harsh for a free to play game. You are limited in cash and what powers you can use.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.0 hrs on record
Posted: April 10
good but needs more servers....
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
135.5 hrs on record
Posted: April 4
It is a great game but mine has no sound plz help. No it is not my laptop.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful