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 (240 reviews)
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K00LBR0
( 107.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
I used to love this game but everything costs money now and also the waiting rooms are so annoying. I miss the way it used to be.
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bigzzzz2000
( 3.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
The game will not launch
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joyner120
( 1.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
bad game all the around
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CorruptCrimson
( 313.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
This game has great Character Customization
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IDontKnowWhatIKnowWhenIKnowIt
( 2.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
The two hours I have in this game are from using the ♥♥♥♥ installer... it kept crashing every 5 minutes with no error or anything and I Googled it everywhere and not one solution was found for me..

Soooo I just kept re-opening it everytime it crashed and FINALLY got it installed.

Anywho this is one of THE BEST free to play games I've ever played... on my main Steam accounts I have 700+ hours in it.. and on ps3(Where I started) I have at least 2,000+ hours.

Standing membership... BUT the microtransactions are a bit expensive for what you get... but not as bad as other games such as Path of Exile.. they have a suit of armor on Path of Exile for $40!!! and it's completely cosmetic... does nothing... on here the most you'll get is a $20 Weapon and Armor pack with Lock box keys and maybe a Aura. :)

10/10
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Grail
( 7.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
What can I say that is redeeming about this game? The cut scene animations are cool. The character generation is cool. But even for an MMORPG this game is bottom shelf. It's all manner of bad. Even for free, the price is too high, it's highway robbery. Run from this game. Don't install it. Don't even contemplate installing it. FLEE!
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Cynical
( 26.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
10/10 Tis was great game, m'lady and I had a splendid time endulging in its wonderful story and intriguing character back stories. It also had an prodigious soundtrack. After endulging hours of our time into this splendid game, she finally let me endulge in intercourse with her for the first time in 23 years. Thank you DC.
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★ The Name Is Neo
( 208.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
games not bad they just need to add bullet time.
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16 of 18 people (89%) 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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10 of 12 people (83%) 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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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
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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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
7.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 27
What can I say that is redeeming about this game? The cut scene animations are cool. The character generation is cool. But even for an MMORPG this game is bottom shelf. It's all manner of bad. Even for free, the price is too high, it's highway robbery. Run from this game. Don't install it. Don't even contemplate installing it. FLEE!
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
758.3 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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9 of 16 people (56%) found this review helpful
14 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 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
37.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 16
It is really good, I highly recommend it.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
28.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 16
queue simulator 2016
Best game ever 11/10
Would play again.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
46.8 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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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
151.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 17
Love this game. =)
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