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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Mostly Positive (152 reviews) - 73% of the 152 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
Very Positive (9,800 reviews) - 82% of the 9,800 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Nov 2, 2011

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October 21

Stabilizer Sale! Plus, Halloween Costume Contest and Sale!

Thanks to Booster Gold, Time Capsules have been sent through the Multiverse and have been arriving in DCUO’s here-and-now since late August. If you’ve kept these safely stowed away unopened, or if you’re anticipating more coming your way soon (and since they drop in regular gameplay, that’s going to happen!), you’ll want to pay attention to this sale!

From Friday, October 21, 2016 through Monday, October 24, 2016, Stabilizers – which are required in order to open up a Time Capsule – are on sale in the Marketplace for 20% Off! This means a Stabilizer will cost just 80 MC/DBC and a pack of 20 Stabilizers will cost just 1,520 MC/DBC.

So hurry to the Marketplace for Stabilizers before the sale ends!

New to Time Capsules? Want more details on how they work and what they include? Visit our Guides section.

Have you been encountering a number of haunts on the streets of Gotham City? What sort of horrors have you seen in the Midnight Masquerade Nightclub? The Witching Hour, DCUO’s Fall Seasonal Event, is only here through Monday, October 31, and to add on to the frighteningly fun festivities, we have two MORE things coming:


Still stressing over your perfect costume? Set your fears aside, because from Friday, October 21, 2016 through Monday, October 31, 2016, most style items in the Marketplace will be ON SALE for 25% off! There’s still plenty of time to get your hands on the perfect look for less for your hero or villain.


Once you’ve got your costume all figured out, enter our DCUO Costume Contest! Dress your in-game character in your best Witching Hour-themed costume, snap a screenshot, and see if you win! Entries will be accepted from 12:00PM (Noon) Pacific on Friday, October 21, 2016 through 12:00PM (Noon) Pacific on Friday, October 28, 2016. You can enter by uploading your image to our contest site or by following & tweeting to @DCUO using the hashtag #DCUOCostumeContest.

Once the entry submission period ends, it’s time to VOTE! Visit the contest site to vote for your favorite entries between 12:00PM (Noon) Pacific on Friday, October 28, 2016 through 12:00PM (Noon) Pacific on Monday, October 31, 2016. You may vote once per entry per day. The top vote getters will move on to the judging phase!

Can your spooky style impress our judging panel? Top vote getters from the Costume Contest will be evaluated by a panel of judges who will pick SIX (6) WINNERS based on Creativity, Originality, and Theme. The winners will each receive one Stabilizer and their choice of either Aura Pack II or 1500 Daybreak Cash/Loyalty Points.

For full rules and to enter or vote, visit the DCUO Costume Contest site here.

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September 28

Available Now: Game Update 64!

Game Update 64 is now available, and it brings with it two potentially terrifying events if you don’t have your wits about you.

The Witching Hour

The Witching Hour, DCUO’s Fall Seasonal Event, has returned once again! It’s up to you, heroes and villains, to head to the streets of Gotham City and inside the Midnight Masquerade Nightclub and see if you can get a handle on the horrors that are haunting it. Heroes, you’ll look for the Phantom Stranger inside the East End Safehouse; villains, find Tala inside The Tap Room in Burnley. They will have further instructions for you!

Each day of the event, look for The Witching Hour in your Mission Journal; complete the mission and earn Spooky Bites, which can be used in Skeets’ Boo-tique for the latest in scare-wear, tricks, treats, and creepy items for your Base or League Hall. To queue for The Midnight Masquerade, go to your On Duty UI and look under the Events tab. The mission and the event are available to players at or above Level 10.

If you want to stock up on the latest items but don’t have quite enough Spooky Bites, visit the Marketplace! Spooky Bites can now be purchased and then used in game at Skeets’ Boo-tique.

And don’t forget to visit The Vault during The Witching Hour. It’s a bit spookier in there than you’re used to!

In 2016, The Witching Hour brings with it new Base Items, Feats, and Styles! If you get any for your character, make sure you share screenshots with us on Twitter (@DCUO) or on the forums!

Survival Mode: Oan Sciencells

You have faced the worst of the universe before, but not like this! With the return of Survival Mode: Oan Sciencells, you’ll be faced with stronger foes and increased challenges. Queue up and see how long you can last against unending waves of the slew of universal criminals threatening to escape. Players can queue up for Survival: Oan Sciencells in the Event tab (if they meet the CR requirement).

With GU64, Survival Mode: Oan Sciencells will feature new Exo Pants and Custom Exo Back for rounds 2, 4, 6, 8, and 10!

Requirements: 8 Players, Minimum CR 173 (175 Recommended).

Aura Pack II + Spooky Bites

New Vapor Aura variants and Spooky Bites (seasonal currency) are now available in the Marketplace! Visit this article for all the details!

Want More?

The full patch notes for GU64 are available 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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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
31 of 43 people (72%) found this review helpful
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Not Recommended
119.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 28
i really would recommmend this game if it wasn't a greedy mess. I used to play this game years ago when it truly was "Free to Play" with only very little super cool items you'd have to pay for which was maybe understandable, but they truly broke this game down to a Pay to Win piece of severely restricted ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥t i don't even get access to the InGame currency without having to pay for it... a monthly subscription!!!... i'll admit i put some money into this game to get new powers and a cool skin but there's no way i'm going to pay a monthly subscription to a once amazingly active and actual Free to Play game you guys ♥♥♥♥ing ruined a great game with your ♥♥♥♥♥♥ greed...

But i'll admit aside from all that there is still some fun left in this game! The Character Creation is great although i wish they could add more weapons or even more powers but as sure as ♥♥♥♥ you're probably going to have to pay for it... anywhom yes there is some fun in here... like constantly grinding some of the same missions over and over after you've hit 30! honestly to get anymore missions or storylines you have to pay for them... ♥♥♥♥ it i'll make my own Free to Play superhero MMORPG i mean it's probably not going to happen for awhile... but i love the concept of this game so much but they just have to ruin it with Memberships and Constant begging for your money, this is one of the most money begging F2P games i've ever played

i absolutely hated writing this review... :(
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10 of 12 people (83%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
11.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 7
This game would be ok...if it would'nt be so much pay-to-win and paywalling content...
as a free to play user you are more like playing a demo of the game than getting the real content...Damn even your wallet is limited if you don't buy a membership

i cannot recommend this game and i regret my time i've put into this game...
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12 of 18 people (67%) found this review helpful
20.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 2
Great game! but when you further in to the game you start to see the ristriction and it basically forces you to get the subscription. Worth your time? Yes.
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7 of 10 people (70%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
84.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 16
The game it self is wonderfull and has great potential but daybreak pay to play content makes this game kind of demo version of what it could have been you cant even sell items on auction without being premium member your cash limit is 1.5k and you wont be any good at this game if you wont pay them for content that should be free for every one it is very simple if you wont pay them cash you get like 30% of actual game the rest 70% is pay cash or get the fuuuuck out daybreak is just disease for games hard to say loved the game while it came out but now its just scam for money nothing more
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
36.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 7
i mean i would reccomend it its just when i click play it just says im playing for 10 seconds or less then says play again, and worse if im on the screen to play for too long, it just closes after a minute
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
644.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 26
+Rich content
+Good gameplay
+Constantly updated and improved game

-free2Play is a lie
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
622.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 23
This game is amazing. It is by far the best MMORPG I've ever played. Beats Marvel Heroes 2016 by a thousand miles. I would gladly recommend this to anyone who loves comics and superheroes, whether they be fans of Marvel or DC just because the game is so well designed. It's been out for 5 years now and it's easy to see why it is still up and running. They just released their 27th major episode, offer cross-platform play, and are about to revamp their skill progression system. They know how to please their fans. DICE should learn a thing or two about listening to the community when creating a game.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
78.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 28
So everyone, i would like to let you know that this is an incredible game with some nice feature and a lot of opportunities.
DC Universe Online is the best super-hero MMO you can find on the internet; it has:

+ Nice graphics
+ iconic characters
+ a lot of features
+ fun and so on...

But i also have to mention a BIG negative aspect, where i was really sad when i found out what DCUO really is:
> It is definitely not a full "Free 2 Play" game

It is more likely a game where you can play till you reach a Cr of 84 and then you have to stop playing.
Why? Because YOU HAVE TO PAY AFTER IT. I'm not informed of the max Cr you can get in DCUO but i know that it is higher then 175 so i'm really disappointed that you have to pay, to get better.

I mean, a Cr of 84 isn't bad at all, but it's just the half Cr of what you can really reach in DCUO.

Nice graphics, nice featueres, get it, have fun, reach lvl 30 but just stop after you reach a Cr of 50 or sth. because it is a waste of time, when you really want to play a game for free!
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
146.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 13
Super cool title! is a must have cause developers keep working on cool stuff and they actually add lots of content!

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codename squirrel
5.1 hrs
Posted: October 28
i know it says i played it for 5 hours but thats because i left it on by accident the game would not even install properly i rate 3/10
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18.1 hrs
Posted: October 27
Incredible game, been playing since beta on PC. Just recently added to my Steam library. If you are into comics and superheroes then this is the MMORPG for you. Be a hero or villain and live/fight out the life against icons like Batman, Joker, Superman, Wonder Woman and the rest of the DC universe. Best combat in any MMO out there and best superhero MMO as well. Awesome PvE and good PvP. Great character creation with lots of costume options, plus pick up more along the way as you play. Armour doesn't affect your look as it's customized look not based on stats. Easy to get into if you are new and start having big fun from the start. I been playing 6 years and have no plans on stopping anytime soon. I highly recommend DC Universe Online. Look me up as Hero Alpha
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0.3 hrs
Posted: October 27
wants you to create a account but when you go to the websire to do so it says cant crate account contact customer support. wtf
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A.I. Bot
70.6 hrs
Posted: October 26
Great game for kids age 7 - 13 But long time download, But thats besides the point its a great game Smooth as hell quality I would 100% Recommend this if your into DC/Marvel
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0.7 hrs
Posted: October 26
it won't even launch. keeps giving me an error then it uninstalls and reinstalls itself and gives the error again
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30.4 hrs
Posted: October 25
While not one of the great MMOS of the century, DCUO did pretty well with me, it spent my time up like a game should, made me interact with other people, etc. It may have a ridiculous amount of unneccessary DLC, but heck! It's DC, the game in vanilla is great, and you should just give it a moment of your time and try it for a bit, the uninstall button works if you don't like it, either. Win win for everybody.
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15.5 hrs
Posted: October 25
first of all i wanna know why i cant buy dc universe currency with steam money
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