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 (193 reviews) - 72% of the 193 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
Very Positive (9,541 reviews) - 82% of the 9,541 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Nov 2, 2011

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August 24

Available Now: Time Capsules and Game Update 63!

As you may have heard, Booster Gold has been filling up Time Capsules with lots of useful and exciting items to send through the Multiverse to you! These have now begun appearing in game with Game Update 63. But how do you find them? How can you open them? What’s waiting for you when you do? Let’s take a few minutes to prepare for their arrival and find out…


Time Capsules can be obtained through regular gameplay. You don’t need to do anything special in order to get these. As you’re playing the game as you normally would, you will eventually find a capsule waiting for you when you defeat an enemy.


To open a capsule, you’ll need a Stabilizer. There are two ways to obtain a stabilizer: purchasing one from the Marketplace for 100 Daybreak Cash (PC) or Marketplace Cash (Console), or putting one together through gameplay.

When you purchase a whole Stabilizer from the Marketplace, you can use it right away to open your capsule.

In game, you’ll need to find Stabilizer Fragments. You can use these fragments to piece together a full stabilizer, which can open a capsule. Stabilizer Fragments can currently be earned in-game in the new Duo Event, “Suicide Squad Training.” Head to Belle Reve to fight against guards, and possibly come face-to-face with a member of the Suicide Squad! You can find this in your On Duty menu under the “Events” tab.

Suicide Squad Training can be completed once per account per day. Free players will receive 3 Stabilizer Fragments per event, Premium players will receive 4 Stabilizer Fragments per event, and Members will receive 6 Stabilizer Fragments per event. It will take 15 Stabilizer Fragments to build a complete Stabilizer. Stabilizer Fragments and Stabilizers are special types of currency that are shared by all characters on your account.

Once you use a stabilizer to open a capsule, you’ll see what sort of goodies Booster Gold has sent to you!


Each capsule is tradable and once opened will include a variety of useful, mostly tradable, items. Some of these items will be included inside a separate capsule or box inside the Time Capsule. These contain styles, auras, collections, and gear, including:

Future Crusader’s Gear

Get one of these boxes in your Time Capsules and you’ll find it contains Future Batman-inspired gear that is level-appropriate to your character. There are different boxes for different item types, including Head, Shoulders, Back, Chest, Waist, Hands, Legs, or Boots.

These boxes are tradable until they’re consumed; then, since the gear becomes attuned to your current character’s role and level, they will be locked to that character.

Lantern Corps Emblems

Show your support of the Lantern Corps with these new Emblems! There is an emblem available for every Corps:

  • Black Lantern Corps
  • White Lantern Corps
  • Orange Lantern Corps
  • Red Lantern Corps
  • Blue Lantern Corps
  • Green Lantern Corps
  • Indigo Tribe
  • Sinestro Corps
  • Star Sapphire Corps

In addition to adding flair to your in-game appearance, each Emblem grants a feat, as does collecting them all!

Misted Auras

When you collect certain items from the capsules, they will go towards completing a collection that rewards you with a misted aura – Green, Amber, or Red!

Think any of your Lantern Corps-inspired characters could use one of these?


New stat/ability mods, Exobytes, R&D materials, other styles, and additional helpful items will also be found in the capsules. To hear additional information about these new Time Capsules, and to see some of the style items in action, rewatch this livestream replay from July 2016:


Time Capsules are now available with the launch of Game Update 63! Stay tuned to the official forums and DCUO Social Channels (Twitter, Facebook) for more information!

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August 18

The #SummerOfWonder Sale and More!

#SummerOfWonder Sale!

You’ve spent the summer saving the world from Brainiac and various other foes, and now it’s time to take that saving to the Marketplace. From Thursday, August 18 through Sunday, August 21, enjoy HUGE savings (up to 75% off) most in-game marketplace items in the #SummerofWonder Sale! Powers, Power Respec Tokens, many Styles, and yes, even Replay Badges are included.

Remember, Sunday, August 21 is not only the last day of the sale – it’s also the last day of Open Episodes AND the last day to get the Wonder Woman Emblem. Make sure you log in, play, and save THIS weekend before the festivities end. For details on these, visit our Summer of Wonder article.

Sale ends at 11:59PM PT on August 21, 2016.  

You're Looking Radiant: Aura Pack I!

A puff of smoke. A radiant light. A shimmering visage. Whatever your hero or villain’s style, there’s likely an aura to suit them in the new Aura Pack I, now available in the Marketplace!

These never-before-released color variants of the Nimbus, Plasmic, Smoke, and Radiant auras are claimable on every character on your account, and these exact four auras are in every pack. For a single purchase, you get:
  • Purple Nimbus Aura
  • White Radiant Aura
  • Dark Blue Smoke Aura
  • Purple Plasmic Aura

Let’s repeat that:
This one purchase gets you these four auras on all of your characters.

The new Aura Pack I is available now in the Marketplace for 1500 Daybreak Cash.

Look Like You Belong on Themyscira: Amazon Hairstyle Pack

Do you remember the first time you came face to face with the Themysciran warriors in Amazon Fury Part I? In addition to being impressed by their fierce strength and their mighty prowess… be honest, how jealous were you of their amazing hair?

If you were, be jealous no more! Three new Amazonian hairstyles are now available in the DCUO Marketplace in the Amazon Hairstyle Pack. The bundle (which includes all three styles - Warrior Braid, Fighter's Faux Hawk, and Themysciran Edge) is available for 500 Daybreak Cash.

And while the island of Themyscira is inhabited by women only, these styles can be used by both male and female characters!

Switching up your character’s look with one of these new styles? Tweet to @DCUO and use the hashtag #SummerOfWonder!


Note: These items are redeemable for every character on the account, and they are not tradable. 

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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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Mostly Positive (193 reviews)
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Recently Posted
98.4 hrs
Posted: August 27
Being part of the DC Universe at one of its best.

Sure it can get a bit repetitive but the strive to be the best and achieve higher ranks can drive you.
(Well it did for me)
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Killer Keemstar
11.2 hrs
Posted: August 27
killer keem says: yes good
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109.8 hrs
Posted: August 26
I like this game however i do like MMO and the dc franchise
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634.1 hrs
Posted: August 26
This game is an okay FTP playthrough.

This game is an AMAZING subscription MMO. Levels 1-30 are basically a tutorial as you build your character's skill and power trees. Then the game switches over to Combat Rating, which is almost completely based on the gear you find/buy in game.

If you're a free player, you're incredibly limited to what stories you can play. You can still manage to level up, but you'll need to do the same missions over and over. Subscribing will open up everything. I've played from Level 1 to CR 100 without having to repeat a mission more than once or twice.
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0.3 hrs
Posted: August 26
I cant acount ligin !
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asi-Wan buttholemen.
11.5 hrs
Posted: August 25
feels like im superman or batman or the flash cant believe this game 10/10 ign recommended games
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269.6 hrs
Posted: August 24
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18.3 hrs
Posted: August 24
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3.8 hrs
Posted: August 24
♥♥♥♥ This ♥♥♥♥, Sucks, Boring as ♥♥♥♥, Fat Twinkies Suckers, Not Worth The Download.
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82.4 hrs
Posted: August 24
Very nice PvE game, but the pvp is a pay for win
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
51 of 85 people (60%) found this review helpful
95 people found this review funny
112.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 13
If your looking for a review on this game you've come to the wrong place, but if your looking for an outstanding lemon bars recipe you've come to the right place.

1) 2 cups Flour
2) 1/2 cup Sugar
3) 1/4 teaspoon Salt
4) 2 sticks (1 Cup) Salted Butter, Cut Into Small Cubes
5) Filling
6) 1-1/2 cup Sugar
7) 1/4 cup Flour
8) 4 whole Large Eggs
9) Zest And Juice Of 4 Medium-sized Lemons
10) Powdered Sugar, For Sifting


1. For the crust: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 9-by-13-inch pan with butter.

2. Stir together the flour, sugar, and salt. Add the butter to the bowl and use a pastry cutter to cut it all together until the mixture resembles fine crumbs. Press into the prepared pan and bake until golden around the edges, about 20 minutes.

3. For the filling: Stir together the sugar and flour. Crack in the eggs and whisk to combine. Add the lemon zest and juice and mix until combined. Pour over the crust and bake about 20 minutes.

4. Allow to cool in the fridge for a minimum of 2 hours, then sift powdered sugar over the top before cutting into squares.

(Use an 8 x 10 pan if you'd like the layers to be a little thicker.)
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18 of 25 people (72%) found this review helpful
11 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 9
"Uninstalling is the key.." ~ The Flash
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15 of 20 people (75%) found this review helpful
11 people found this review funny
12 of 15 people (80%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
390.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 15
You're supposed to be a superhero with great powers. but instead your a dude in spandex suit with almost no power with no special defenses and crappy powers. Worst, you spend most of your time fighting with a weapon instead of using your powers.

Did I ention the game is DLC based?
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15 of 22 people (68%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
46.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 5
the free aspect of this game should be consinder a demo taking in account how much the player is limited
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14 of 21 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
22.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 4
It has a nice big world, but also classic, boring, slow mmo action, along with some bad P2W features ensuring you have even less fun as a free player
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
31.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 15
Install if you feel like investing 30 hours into a demo.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 8
That moment when you realize you're a giant nerd...
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
8.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 10
This game is a hideous failure. wait... no trolling. my reasons are:
1. This game was originally made by SONY with DC's permission.
2. They had the best artists and code writters on their team.

yet, cryptic studio's Champions online is far supperior?
More customization options, more costume peices, the ability to use more than three colors...
More PvE content, and yes... SOLO PLAY.
Hell, I will go so far as to say "City of Heroes" was better than this mess.

I just wish I could get these superhero games mashed together to have millions of costume peices, powers, and special effects. I wish someone would make a superhero game where I can CREATE MY OWN heroes with my own power ideas and so on. In short a superhero game that would be worth a damn...
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
6.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 11
The game is not good.
Now, having said that, I will say this as well.
The game's combat system is good, if not intuitive or easy to master at all.
For the hour+ you can spend on character building, not a lot of your customization comes through into gameplay.
Pay no mind to my time spent playing, as I put in over 200 hrs outside of steam.
Overall, being free to play, if you want to try it out, go for it. It's free. But you probably wont love it.
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