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Season's Greedings
Season's Greedings for 2017 with new Base Items, Feats and Styles!


Larfleeze is back! Find and recover the stolen gifts in Metropolis and Gotham City before it’s too late! Look for “Yuletide Fear” (Villains) or “Winter Plunderland” (Heroes) in your Mission Journal. There are also wondrous new feats to be found!
  • New Feats!
    • Rogue Leader
    • What's Cooler Than Being Cool?
    • All Of The Lights
    • He's Checking It Twice
    • Jingle Bells! Batman Smells!




 
Larfleeze’s greed can’t be satisfied so he is taking advantage of a heated battle between the Green Lanterns and the Sinestro Corps. Look for “Ring in the Holidays” in your Mission Journal. Players must complete “Yuletide Fear” or “Winter Plunderland” and “Season’s Greedings” in order to receive the “Ring in the Holidays” Daily Mission. Each day of the event, look for “Season’s Greedings” and “Ring in the Holidays” in your Mission Journal to complete the mission and earn Holly Leaves.

Don’t forget to shop at Skeets’ Workshop to get the latest winter clothing, holiday goodies, and festive base items! 

 
Classic Holiday Gift Tree (December 11)
Get into the holiday spirit this year with a little something extra. Starting December 11, 2017, check the “Redeem/Claim” tab of the Marketplace for a special base item – the “Classic Holiday Gift Tree!*”



Once you have it claimed, put this wondrously festive tree in your base and mark your calendars. You will be able to interact with the Classic Holiday Gift Tree once a day from December 11th through December 22nd, each day receiving a special holiday gift package.

Gift packages will include Marks, Holly Leaves, or other special presents, in addition to a unique collection item specific to each of the twelve days. Collect all twelve, and you'll receive a REALLY special present and feats to mark the occasion. 

Miss a day? Don't sweat it. Prior days' gifts will be made available on the seasonal vendor for Holly Leaves, for alts or for anybody who might get too busy to log in and open their presents day-of. Tree and gifts claimable once per account. 

Happy Holidays!

 

*The Classic Holiday Gift Tree must be claimed by January 2, 2018. Gifts must be obtained by interacting with the tree daily from December 11-December 22, 2017. Each day's gift begins and ends with daily server restarts at 4AM PT (US) or 4AM CET (EU). 
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NEW EVENT & EPISODE: EARTH 3
A strange visitor has come to our planet, with a warning of a mirrored universe opposite to our own that could threaten the lives of all on our Earth. You’ll need to work with both the Justice League and Lex Luthor in a tentative alliance to combat this threat, even if it means journeying to the Earth of this alternate universe and finding the unexpected darkness that awaits! The episode features several exciting new missions in a new open world environment, as well as Event, End-Game, and Elite versions of a new duo, a new operation, and two new raids!

Earn new feats, discover new collections, and fight for new high-level gear inspired by Owlman and Johnny Quick! To get started, look for Earth 3 in your Mission Journal. End-game and Elite content requires a Combat Rating of 207, and is free to access for Members or available for purchase. Event content requires level 10, and is available to all players for a limited time. 

 

 

New 2-Player Duo – Earth 3: The Visitor

An unknown craft has crash landed in the peaceful town of Smallville, and Lex Luthor has asked you to investigate the situation. Find out what you can about the mysterious pilot of this ship, and what his intentions may be for our world. 
  • Open your On Duty Menu and look for the new Duo under Tier 8 of the 2 Player Tab.
  • Combat Rating: 207
  • For the Event Version, look for Earth 3: The Visitor (Event) in the On Duty Menu under the Events Tab.
New Open World Zone – Earth 3 Gotham

After traveling with Alexander Luthor to a mirrored version of our Earth, you find yourself in an alternate Gotham that is absolutely drowning in corruption! Work alongside the members of the Justice League to do what you can to fight back and protect the terrified citizens of this Gotham. 
  • Access the new mission hub via the Watchtower or Hall of Doom using the Earth 3 Gotham teleporter.
New 4-Player Operation - Earth 3: Injustice System

The Gotham of this alternate Earth has a trail of corruption that leads back to the vile Mayor Gordon, and it’s up to you and Batman to take him down! Be wary though, the Mayor may have a powerful friend ready to make this difficult for you.
  • Open your On Duty Menu and look for the new Operation under Tier 8 of the 4 Player Tab.
  • Combat Rating: 207
  • For the Event Version, look for Earth 3: Injustice System (Event) in the On Duty Menu under the Events Tab.
New Raid – Earth 3: The Panopticon

Lex Luthor has gone missing after traveling alone to the Panopticon, this world’s version of the Watchtower. Travel there with Superman and Wonder Woman to find him, and to finally come face to face with the true threats of this alternate Earth – the Crime Syndicate! 
  • Open your On Duty Menu and look for the End-Game and Elite versions of the new Raid under Expert Tier 8 of the 8 Player Tab.
  • Combat Rating: 207
  • For the Event Version, look for Earth 3: The Panopticon (Event) in the On Duty Menu under the Events Tab.
New Raid – Earth 3: The Escape

The Crime Syndicate has put their plans in motion to invade our Earth, and you’re the only one who can stop them! Fight alongside Superman, Lex Luthor, and Alexander Luthor in this epic battle against this world’s mightiest beings, with the fate of our own world at stake!
  • Open your On Duty Menu and look for the End-Game and Elite versions of the new Raid under Expert Tier 8 of the 8 Player Tab.
  • Combat Rating: 207
  • For the Event Version, look for Earth 3: The Escape (Event) in the On Duty Menu under the Events Tab.

https://youtu.be/7yPGx8xhDVs

 
JUSTICE LEAGUE COMIC ART POSTER SET
Get ready for the JUSTICE LEAGUE movie with this incredible poster pack of comic covers inspired by the film. All players can claim this pack until November 30, 2017. Includes ten posters, with small and large variants for each.  





Thoughts? Comments? Questions? Join the Earth 3 discussion on the official forums. EARTH 3 is out now.
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NOW AVAILABLE: ARTIFACTS

Artifacts is an exciting new system that will allow you to further up your stats and effectiveness within DCUO, by collecting rare Artifact objects and fortifying them with Reagent items to rank them up. Players above level 20 will now have access to a new instance titled “Artifacts: Oblivion Bar” in the Events tab of the On Duty Menu. In this instance, tricky ol’ John Constantine himself will help guide you in getting started with these exciting new items.

Artifacts can be accessed through the new “Artifacts” tab in the Inventory menu, where Reagent items can be fed into them to raise their ranks until they reach milestone points. Once an Artifact reaches a milestone, players will need to use special Catalyst items to unlock the milestone and continue ranking up their Artifact.

Additional Artifacts and Reagents for them can be gathered by playing through instances, or from speaking with Constantine at his Vendor location in either the Watchtower or the Hall of Doom.

For more information, read this Development Update

Thoughts? Comments? Questions? Join the Artifacts discussion on the official forums.

 
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The Witching Hour!

The Witching Hour Returns with new Base Items, Feats, and Styles!

All hell has broken loose in the streets of Gotham City and inside The Midnight Masquerade Nightclub! Go to the East End safehouse in Gotham City and speak to the Phantom Stranger (Heroes) or The Tap Room in Burnley and speak to Tala (Villains) to receive further instructions. To queue for “The Midnight Masquerade,” go into your On Duty UI and look under the Events Tab. There are also new feats and new collections to be found for those brave enough!

New Feats
  • Tricks For A Treat
  • Haunted House 5: Arkham Night
  • Bubonic Buster

Each day of the event, also look for “The Witching Hour” in your Mission Journal to complete and earn Spooky Bites! Shop Skeets’ Boo-tique for the latest in scare-wear, tricks, treats, and creepy items for your Base, including Isis, a new house pet that even Selina Kyle herself would approve of!

Level Requirement: 10









 

But Wait, These Bills Are Marked!

All players can claim a special gift, a Bag of Stolen Marked Bills. We're not sure where it came from or who stole it or why they sent it to you, but it can be yours RIGHT NOW if you log into the game by October 13, 2017. The bag contains - wait for it - 25 Marked Bills, the vendor currency from Episode 29: Riddled With Crime. Claim this gift from the Redeem/Claim menu in the Marketplace. 


Happy Halloween!
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Embrace the darkness, the insanity, and the hope of Gotham City in the new Gotham Time Capsule! Dropping in-game today, this and all Time Capsules can be unlocked with Stabilizers. Stabilizers are earned in-game or purchased in the Marketplace. 

If you’re looking to learn more about how to get, open, and use a Time Capsule - or what is in previous Time Capsules - check out our helpful guide!


GOTHAM TIME CAPSULE

The Gotham Time Capsule features a mix of classic and future-looking new gear, styles, and items inspired by the heroes and villains of Gotham City. Each Gotham Time Capsule contains one sub-capsule (more on that below) and items from a general list of rewards, including the all-new currency, Quarks, Soder Cola Ultimates, R&D Exobytes, complex materials, collections, and more.

Each capsule may also contain the new, ultra rare BOX OF THUGS, which is a variant version of the Back-Up/Henchmen trinket where you can choose between a set of Joker Goons or Riddler Goons as seen in Episode 29: Riddled With Crime.  

Keep reading for more information on all the new sub-capsule rewards!

Gotham Gear Capsule



Inspired by the suit worn by Terry McGinnis in BATMAN BEYOND, the Beyond High-Tech gear and style set is at once sleek, classic, and out of this world. Each gear piece has a chance to drop in each Gotham Gear sub-capsule. When consumed, the pieces will become level-appropriate to your character. If you want to trade them, be sure to do so BEFORE you attune them!

Additionally, the Beyond styles can be upgraded into the Enhanced Beyond styles, with more detailed texturing and future tech. Enhanced styles are created using R&D recipes and Beyond Motes, also found in the Time Capsule. 

 
Gotham Emblem Capsule



Gotham City is filled with criminals, nutjobs, and psychopaths. And there's one hero dedicated to taking them down. Show your support with the emblems from the Gotham Emblem Capsule. From left to right, you see emblems inspired by Catwoman, The Riddler, Man-Bat, Bane, Harley Quinn, Scarecrow, and the al Ghuls. , Bane, Catwoman, Harley Quinn, Man-Bat, The Riddler, and Scarecrow. Oh, in the middle there? That's the Batman Rebirth emblem.

Collect them all for special feats, and remember each emblem can also be upgraded using Beyond motes into enhanced, emissive versions.  

 
Gotham Collector's Capsule



For the Gotham Collectors Capsule, we pulled out all the stops and have three, that's THREE, new auras: The Riddle Me This aura, the Sandstorm aura, and the Energy Vortex Aura. Taking on the villains of Gotham City is a tough job, so don't hold back. 

 
QUARKS AND THE REWARDS FROM TIME AND SPACE VENDOR

NEW CURRENCY: QUARKS

Quarks are a new currency found in Time Capsules and spent in the new Rewards From Time And Space vendor (more on those rewards below). You'll receive Quarks in Time Capsules in two ways:

  • Quarks come in every Time Capsule you open, in addition to everything else you are used to finding in Time Capsules. 
  • Each time you open a sub-capsule, you will have a choice in the loot picker of the regular reward OR (if you don't want that) an extra batch of Quarks. 
  • Quarks are shared across and useable by all characters on your account. 

For more information about Quarks, read this Development Update.


NEW VENDOR: REWARDS FROM TIME AND SPACE 

The Rewards From Time And Space vendor is new with Game Update 75, and features a wide variety of new rewards available for Quarks. Those rewards range from several consumable and early game supplies, to gear that will automatically level to you, to incredible new Auras and Materials. Make sure to check out the top reward, the Resplendent Cache! Keep reading for details!

New Materials



Two all-new materials are available for Quarks, the Stealth material and the Blue Smoke material. The Stealth material is perfect for those of you who trend toward ninja or wish to lurk unseen in the night. It is a new kind of material that replaces the texture of your style while retaining the geometry and details of that style, while also adding a rich and highly detailed cloth vibe that shimmers in the light. The Blue Smoke material closely matches the Blue Smoke aura, and we recommend using both together for maximum effect!


New Modular Auras



A set of "modular" auras are also available on the Rewards From Time And Space vendor. What do we mean by Modular? We have variant versions of the new Energy Cell aura that apply the aura to certain areas of your character's body. 

For example, the first image is the Hands variant, the second is the Head variant, and the third is the Head, Hands, and Feet variant. All are the Energy Cell aura, but with this additional layer of customization and option for your characters. 


Tactical Mod Box

The Tactical Mod box is a box of, you guessed it, tactical mods previously found in Time Capsules. There is a box specifically for each powerset. When you open your capsule, you will be able to choose between two random tactical mods from that powerset.

Bonus: Water now has tactical mods and they are available through this box.  


Bombardier Gear Box

Looking to gear up? You got it. The Bombardier Gear Box features gear that will automatically level to you (capped below the latest episode's gear). When you open the box, you will get to choose which gear slot you prefer. Especially of note, this gear will use the much sought-after Avatar Bombardier style. Go nuts!


Training Supply Kit

The Training Supply Kit is great for newer characters in the process of leveling. It includes 3 XP-Plus Booster Boxes, 12 Soder Cola Ultimates, and a random gear piece from the Bombardier Gear Box. 


Crafting Supply Kit

The Crafting Supply Kit is great for anyone looking to get into R&D. It includes 5 Complex Materials and 15 Complex Materials. 


Compound Omega Stash

The Compound Omega Stash is pretty straight forward. It includes 5 Compound Omegas that increase your Health, Power, Restoration, Vitalization and Dominance, Precision, and Might for 30 minutes. 


The Resplendent Cache



To cap things off, the Resplendent Cache is the most prized offering on the Rewards From Time And Space vendor. It is a massive bundle featuring the Opalescent material, the Diamond Mist aura (full body), and seven - count 'em, SEVEN - modular Diamond Mist aura variants (Head, Hands, Feet, Right Hand, Hands and Feet, Hands and Head, and finally Head, Hands, and Feet. The cache also comes with a four-star feat and title, "the Champion of Life." 

Wear your elite material, auras, and title with pride!

 
NOW AVAILABLE!

The Gotham Time Capsule, Quarks, and the Rewards From Time And Space vendor are all available now. Log in and unlock yours today!


Thoughts? Comments? Questions? Join the discussion on the official forums.
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EPISODE 29: RIDDLED WITH CRIME

A gang war is brewing between the Joker and the Riddler, and has pulled in some of Gotham’s worst of the worst to choose sides to ally with in an epic power struggle! This is bad news for both heroes and villains alike, so you’ll need to work with the likes of Batwoman, Nightwing, and even the mysterious Talia Al Ghul to help the GCPD with containing this conflict before it tears Gotham City apart. The episode features new missions in a new open world environment, two new duos, a new alert, and a new raid (with an additional Elite version)!

Earn new feats, discover new collections, and fight for new high-level gear inspired by the Riddler and more! To get started, look for Riddled with Crime in your Mission Journal, once you have the required Combat Rating of 197. Riddled with Crime is free to access for Members.
 


New Open World Zone: Amusement Mile Gang War

The Riddler has taken Amusement Mile from the Joker, the first move in a potentially devastating war between two of Gotham’s most wanted. Now the rest of Gotham’s most notorious villains are getting involved and choosing their sides, creating one of the biggest gang wars that Gotham has ever seen! Help contain the devastation before it rips the city apart.
  • Access the new mission hub via the Watchtower or Hall of Doom using the Amusement Mile’s Gang War teleporter.
  • Level 10 and CR 197

New 2-Player Duos: Turf War: Team Joker & Turf War: Team Riddler

Both the Joker’s men and the Riddler’s men are taking over strategic locations around Gotham. Choose your side carefully (or play both sides) and help stop the other side from gaining too much ground in this deadly turf war!
  • Open your On Duty Menu and look for the new Duos under Tier 8 of the 2 Player Tab.
  • Combat Rating: 197

New 4-Player Operation: Rise of the Bat

A WayneTech warehouse is being robbed as the gang war spreads further into Gotham City. Whoever controls the technology of WayneTech will surely prevail in this deadly game of chess. Prevent the shift of power, and find out what mysteries lurk behind this gang war.
  • Open your On Duty Menu and look for the new Alert under Tier 8 of the 4 Player Tab.
  • Combat Rating: 197

New Raid and Elite Raid: Gotham City Zoo

All is finally revealed with who is behind this gang war in a final showdown at the Gotham City Zoo! It’s up to you to stop their nefarious plot and save all of Gotham from a fate too terrifying to imagine!
  • Open your On Duty Menu and look for the new Raid under Expert Tier 8 of the 8 Player Tab.
  • Combat Rating: 197
 

https://youtu.be/rzz2hOWoeCU

 
RIDDLED WITH CRIME PREVIEW

Riddled With Crime has a limited-time preview of the Amusement Mile Gang War for all players, regardless of Combat Rating or access level. Anyone can zone in, play, and progress in this open world version of Gotham City.

 
Thoughts? Comments? Questions? Join the Riddled With Crime discussion on the official forums. Riddled With Crime is out now!

 
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Bonus Currency Weekend!

Episode 29 launches on September 20, 2017, so get ready this weekend with bonus currency across the game!  

This weekend – from Thursday, September 14, through Sunday, September 17 – all players will receive bonus War Bonds in Age of Justice (Episode 28), bonus Ancient Coins in Amazon Fury Part III (Episode 27), AND bonus Marks of Victory in all On Duty content (Episodes 1-28). These currencies are used for unlocking vendor gear and other item rewards throughout the game. 

The bonus weekend will begin this Thursday (September 14) with daily server restarts, and last through Sunday (September 17) to daily server restarts on Monday morning. 
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NEW EPISODE: RIDDLED WITH CRIME

Hey all! It’s SJ “NerdofPrey” Mueller, and I’m here to talk with you guys about DCUO's next episode, Riddled With Crime! You may remember from our previous announcement that this episode takes us back to Gotham City. A Gotham without the Dark Knight. A Gotham at war. When the Bat's away…the rats will play.

In Riddled With Crime, the city is in peril as some of our most iconic villains are vying for power, taking sides, and battling each other. But the people of Gotham needn’t worry too much – Batwoman and Nightwing are on the case and working with the GCPD to keep things from spiraling out of control. Talia al Ghul has also stepped out of the shadows to help, her motives her own. For now, she’s displeased with the Gotham villain’s unsanctioned war and even more displeased that her beloved, Batman, is still missing.




Amusement Mile Gang War (Open World Missions)

The Riddler made the first move in this wicked game of chess, sending his hired goons to take on the Joker’s clowns at the Amusement Mile. The entire area is a mess, filled with goons and gangsters from all walks of Gotham. A schism forms down the center of Gotham’s most notorious villains, each taking a side. The Joker vs The Riddler. This is where you will find Batwoman or Talia ready to give you the latest information, and the latest open-world missions to assist each side in an effort to burn up this powder keg of destruction.

This revamped open world area features many daily and weekly open world missions and bounties, and will be available to all players level 10 and up during a special limited-time preview.
 

Turf War: Team Joker & Turf War: Team Riddler (2-Player Duos)

After reporting to the Amusement Mile, it won’t take long for Talia or Batwoman to give you an update – some of Gotham’s worst (best?) villains are attacking critical locations like Cape Carmine and Ace Chemicals. In the On Duty menu, you’ll be able to queue for two separate duos, one to work for the Joker’s team, the other the Riddler. You’ll definitely want to do both, of course.


Rise of the Bat (4-Player Operation)

During Rise of the Bat, a break-in at WayneTech will lead to more clues about what really lurks in the shadows, and now it's a race against time - back to the Batcave! All of the mysteries behind this gang war will soon be revealed.




Gotham City Zoo (8-Player Raid & Elite Raid)

The epic finale to Riddled With Crime takes players to our newest (and one of our paws-down coolest) maps, the Gotham City Zoo! I don’t want to spoil too much, but the art team killed it with this new environment, and if you pay attention to all of the clues along the way, you’ll have a pretty good idea of what's happening here and the true meaning behind all of the commotion in Gotham City.

Of course, we have a MUCH more challenging version of the raid for the Elite version, with a few extra rewards. Hope it doesn’t make you go completely batty.


Rewards

And to the victor, the spoils. Or at least that's what The Riddler and The Joker are banking on.

Riddle me this: what’s fashionable, powerful, and shrouded in mystery? The new gear suit in Episode 29! Inspired by the master of riddles himself, you can really roll your sleeves up and prepare to solve the world’s greatest riddles, and look good while doing it. The Elite version is even more stylish, with a few extra bells and whistles.



Additional styles in the Episode include the amazing Batwoman Mask (finally!) and one of the coolest-looking Omnipotence items I’ve ever seen. Wait until you get your hands (hand?) on it.

For you avid base item collectors, there’s tons of new items from the Zoo and the gang war. If you’re a fan or the Riddler, the Joker, or bats, you’re going to love these.

This episode's best gear remains obtainable on a vendor for a new currency – Marked Bills - along with additional style items, collection items, base items, and more. The episode's dropped gear will automatically attune to your average item level for upgrades as you go. Elite gear will require renown gained in the Elite raids, and the Omnipotence item will come from a collection.


I can't wait for everyone to see the new Gotham Zoo. The episode is planned to launch on September 20. You're going to have a roar of a good time.
 

SJ "NerdOfPrey" Mueller
Creative Director
DC Universe Online


https://youtu.be/jqtwEgZAFz4
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Now Available: Water Powers!

Summon the strength of the seas in Healer or Damage roles as the new powerset: Water!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mqPyTgT451k

Command water in and around allies and enemies with the Water powerset, inspired by the Aquaman family, including Aquaman, Mera, and Aqualad! Bend and blast water into incredible streams and torrents to unleash a flood of destruction, or shape it into awe-inspiring constructs to wash away your enemies in the Damage role. Soothe the wounds of your allies or envelop them and yourself with the shielding power of water in the Healer role. And turn the tides of conflicts with High Tide by pulling strength from the mystical energies of the ocean depths.

Two New Inspired Bys:
  • Mera inspired-by for Heroes
  • Ocean Master inspired-by for Villains








Now Available: Splash Pack!



Dive into an ocean of aquatic splendor with this special Splash Pack! This pack includes 8 new water-themed Base Items, the "Drop" Base pet, and a collection of Soder Waters! These items do not contribute toward any feats. These items are worth no Prestige when donated, but if placed in your base will contribute Prestige toward your weekly base walk-in.

Find the Splash Pack in the Marketplace today!

 
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The Stats Revamp!

The DCUO Stats Revamp is an ambitious rework of all the numbers in the game and a long-needed update to gameplay in terms of balance, combat, and progression. Simply put, we wanted to make your stats and your skill contribute to your effectiveness in game, not just a measure of your Combat Rating acquired from gear.

This effort included reviewing all content, power sets, the UI, and more, reworking them so that we have a strong and expandable foundation for the future. A full list of this effort in detail can be found below. Grab a cup of your favorite blend and give it a read, or jump right into the action and get started.

We have put the power back in your hands to choose how you want to play by building the type of hero or villain that fits you and your playstyle. Go save or destroy the world as you see fit!

Member Gift: Free Power Respec Token!

With the launch of the Stats Revamp, we have a little something extra for our members. Want to try out a new powerset or bring up a new alt? You got it. Log in today and check your Redeem/Claim window for your free Power Respec Token. To receive this gift, members must log in by August 10, 2017. One per account.

The Nitty Gritty – What to expect logging in!
  • Players will have all of their skill points reset. However, Power Points are no longer used; you will have access to every super power in your power set. Characters level 30 or higher will have an additional 8 skill points than before!
  • Armories will be invalid. You will need to resave your builds.
  • Players should look for an in-game email from Daybreak called Stats Revamp Mods. Inside you will find a Replacement Mod Box which will set you on your way to getting all new mods! This will let you re-customize the stats from your mods how you see fit.
The Core
  • New Player Stats
    • Adjusted all character stats and smoothed out how they increase across levels and tiers for greater consistency.
    • Redistributed where character stats are obtained for better variety and choice in progression.
    • Removed Combat Rating Differential so that your stats directly determine your effectiveness in combat.
  • New Skill Tree
    • Added new focuses to differentiate builds between Weapons Expert, Superpowered, and Hybrid playstyles.
    • Reconfigured the Stats Skill Tree with escalating stat returns appropriate for all playstyles. Be sure to read the descriptions if you need some guidance.
    • Streamlined Skill Point options by stat so every choice has impact.
  • New Power Tree
    • Removed Power Points so that ALL abilities are unlocked and available as you level.
    • Removed Advanced Mechanics and Weapon Mastery bonus damage so that all abilities are viable options.
    • Buffed iconic and movement mode powers, like Batman’s Batarang Multi-Shot or Superman’s Heat Vision. These are now purchased with skill points.
  • New NPC Stats
    • Adjusted all NPC stats and how they increase across levels and tiers for greater consistency.
    • Removed Combat Rating Differential so that NPC stats directly determine their effectiveness in combat.
    • Rebalanced content across the game for a more consistent experience. This is a continued effort as we gain additional feedback from the community.
  • Ability Balance
    • Standardized ability costs, cooldowns, durations, and strength across all power sets.
    • Rebalanced power sets and playstyles based on new Stats Revamp standards.
    • Implemented new and improved functionality and abilities based on community feedback.
The Specifics!
  • Stats
    • Defense: Reduces damage taken. There is no longer a Defense cap, so more Defense is always better.
    • Dominance: Allows your CC effects to affect Group NPCs. Primary stat for Shields. Secondary stat for Heals.
    • Might: Increases damage dealt by all Superpowers, now including combos.
    • Power: Increases your power pool and regeneration. This stat is important for using higher cost abilities.
    • Precision: Increases damage dealt by Weapon attacks. No longer affects any Superpowers.
    • Restoration: Primary stat for Heals. Secondary stat for Shields.
    • Vitalization: Increases Power Healing effects for Controllers. Does not affect passive power regeneration or power regeneration from weapon attacks (with Hybrid or Weapon’s Expert Focus).
  • NPCs
    • NPCs have had their health significantly increased across the game to provide greater challenge in content.
    • Boss mechanics and special attacks have increased importance. It is now more difficult to blindly heal through heavy attacks or burn through adds, so pay attention to mechanics and help your team.
  • New Playstyle Focuses!
    • Hybrid– This focus emphasizes a balanced approach in mixing weapon and superpower attacks for DPS, and contributes extra stats for Support Roles. This is how the game was originally designed and is considered the “classic” playstyle.
    • Weapons Expert – This focus emphasizes a weapons-heavy play style, primarily dealing damage with weapons and supplementing damage and survivability with superpowers.
    • Superpowered – This focus emphasizes a superpowers-heavy play style, primarily dealing damage with superpowers and using weapons for counters or during periods of low power.
  • Items
    • Utility Belts no longer cost Marks of Victory to unlock the 3rd and 4th slots if you have them. In addition, most Utility Belt slots are now Wildcards.
    • Lowered the cash cost of Equipment Interfaces. They now cap at a maximum of $2,000.
  • PvP
    • Most normal stat vectors (such as Skill Points, Mods, etc.) will now work in PvP, but will be scaled to PvP item levels in PvP instances.
Powers
  • Combos
    • All combo abilities now cost Power and use Might. Changing combos to use Might and Power gives us a much better way to compare and balance a combo power set to a non-combo power set since all the abilities run under the same rules. It is also easier to understand what stats you need to purchase or mod into for your character based on your play style as opposed to what power set you are using. This also means combos are no longer vulnerable to counters, unless they are channeled abilities, and also no longer cause counter attacks.
  • Superpowers now increase the Combo Counter (like weapons)
  • Streamlined Power Interactions across all power sets.
  • Streamlined crowd control abilities across all power sets.
  • Many channeled abilities now allow retargeting while casting.
  • Removed power healing from non-Controller abilities
  • Controllers’ Power over Time is now triggered by any superpower. This effectively lets a Controller choose any ability for their tray instead of one of the 2-3 abilities that could trigger the effect.
  • Controllers’ Group Power Heal abilities now prioritize allies with the lowest percent power, and grant weapon buffs to allies with the highest percent power.
  • Tooltips
    • Simplified ability tool tips by adding new ability tags to clarify the intent of the ability as well as the power cost and cooldown.
  • Supercharge Generators
    • We have added a new category for abilities that interact with Supercharge gain. They are labeled in their tooltips as a '[Supercharge Generator]'. These abilities deal less damage than other abilities at their power cost but grant a larger chunk of Supercharge in return.
For an overview of the Stats Revamp, click here.

For full update notes, click here.









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