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Members Play Episode 21 First!

Members, your early access to Episode 21 is now available. Become a member today and you can start playing Episode 21 right away! Episode 21 will also be available for purchase in the Marketplace on February 10, 2016.

Episode 21
New Duo: The First Piece

A mysterious figure has asked you to investigate a heist taking place in one of Gotham University’s Museum Warehouses. The target appears to be a valuable and potentially powerful Kahndaqi artifact. Partner with Hawkgirl or Heat Wave to retrieve the artifact and discover who’s behind the heist in the new Duo, The First Piece! 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 142.
• Open your On Duty Menu and look for the new Duo under Tier 7 of the 2-Player Tab.

New 8 Player Operation: Prison Break

The same mysterious contact has asked you to work with the latest member of the team, the Atom! Who is this mysterious person and what are his motives? For now, he has asked his newly formed Team of Legends to break out a recently incarcerated individual from Stryker’s Island! There’s just one catch, he’s being held in maximum security inside the Penitentiary. Hatch a plan with the Atom and break him out from the inside...as inmates in the new Operation, Prison Break! 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 142.
• Open your On Duty Menu and look for the new Operation under Tier 7 of the 8-Player Tab.

Cross Play Now Available Between PS3, PS4, and PC!

DCUO players on PC and PS now play together with cross play! When you log in today, you will seamlessly be playing with players on the opposite platform, including in groups, in leagues, in On Duty content, and in the open world. We hope you will enjoy the new faces you'll meet, and the freedom to play with virtually anyone or everyone else (in your region) who plays DCUO.

In the spirit of togetherness such an occasion calls for, several players are planning a cross play meet up in the Metropolis PvE phase this Friday night. Join us in-game during the DCUO SourceCast and get to know some new friends. We'll be there! Click here for more information.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is cross play?
A: Cross play will allow all players on PC, PS3, and PS4 to play together as if they were on the same servers. In game, the transition will be essentially seamless. The biggest thing you will notice is more players around.

Q: Does cross play mean I can play my characters on PC and PS?
A: No. The accounts remain separate, and your characters remain attached to your PC or PS accounts.

Q: Do my purchases transfer to the other platform?
A: No. The accounts remain separate, and your characters remain attached to your PC or PS accounts.

Q: Can I transfer my characters from one platform to another?
A: No. We do not plan to offer character transfers of any kind, for business and technical reasons.

Q: Can we be in groups and leagues together?
A: Yes, after cross play launches, groups and leagues will both be able to contain a mixture of PC, PS3, and PS4 players.
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All Players Can Now Play Episode 20!

Episode 20 is now available for all players! Members already have access automatically with membership, and non-members can now purchase the Episode in the Marketplace.

Episode 20
Blackest Night


And so ends the War of the Light saga, the epic finish to one of DCUO’s most powerful storylines.

A massive Black Lantern has erupted from the blood-soaked streets of war-torn Metropolis and Nekron has risen from this deathly soil. The embodiment of death is no easy foe to defeat and Hal Jordan, Sinestro, and the rest of the champions have been unable to even make a scratch. You must fight alongside Carol Ferris and the Lantern Corps and send Nekron back to the Land of the Unliving in the new Operation, Blackest Night!

• To play this 8-player Operation, your character must be level 30 and have a minimum Combat Rating of 138.
• Open your On Duty Menu and look for the new Operation under Tier 7 of the 8-Player Tab.

Wastelands Wonderland

Imps and demons run amuck in the fiery wasteland, allowing Jacob and Jack to seductively and slowly make their moves. Raven, annoyed as ever by her brothers, has asked for your help in putting them back in their places. Enter the madness and mayhem of the Gotham Wastelands in the new Duo, Wastelands Wonderland!

• To play this 2-player Duo, your character must be level 30 and have a minimum Combat Rating of 138.
• Open your On Duty Menu and look for the new duo under Tier 7 of the 2-Player Tab.


Happy 5th Anniversary! Plus, News for 2016!

Happy 5th Anniversary, Heroes and Villains! Today we’re celebrating five years in Metropolis, Gotham, and the many other locations we’ve traveled to in the DC Universe. And we’re just getting started!

To celebrate our anniversary, we were featured on two of Kinda Funny Games’ livestreams today. On Colin & Greg Live, the first big piece of news was announced:

PC/PS Cross-Play

Have you been waiting to do battle with a friend or family member, but couldn’t because they were playing on a different platform? Get ready to save the world TOGETHER, because PC/PS crossplay is coming the week of January 25, 2016!

Then, on Kinda Funny Plays: DCUO, we revealed a LOT more about what’s coming up in 2016. Watch the replay video for all the action, but here are some quick highlights:

Episode 21: Inspired by the Legends of Tomorrow

Get ready for Hawkgirl, Hawkman, Captain Cold, and Atom – the Legends of Tomorrow are coming to DCUO in Episode 21 next month.

More New Storylines

In addition to Legends of Tomorrow-inspired content, you can expect new storylines in 2016 including:

A New Superman Storyline, featuring Zod, Ursa, Non, Superman, Lois Lane, Supergirl, and Superboy, now voiced by Greg Miller! The story will begin in the PhantomZone and will eventually take you all the way to the epic finish in the City of Kandor!

The finale of Halls of Power – Get ready. Darkseid’s forces are invading Central City, and we’re going to need YOUR HELP to stop them!

Harley Quinn – Love Harley Quinn? You will love this crazy storyline centered around her.

Plus, later in the year, the finale of Amazon Fury!


New Powerset: WATER

Our next powerset is Water, featuring Hydrokinetics (Hard Water Constructs, inspired by characters like Aqualad) and Tide-Calling (Waterbending, inspired by characters like Mera).

4th Color Palette

Customize your character further with the addition of a 4th choice in your color palette. More colors, more looks, more fun!

Style and Gear Unlocking

Keep up your alternate characters more easily with style and gear unlocking. Keeping to the philosophy established with unlocking feats, you will be able to unlock gear or styles on one character if you have already earned that style or gear on another.

League Recruitment Tools

Finding and joining the right League is the absolute best thing anyone can do to enjoy the game to the max, and we’re going to make that easier to do in-game.

ANNIVERSARY GIFTS!

You didn’t think we’d forget our anniversary did you? There’s a gift waiting for you to commemorate 2015: a new DC Bombshell poster for your base or league hall PLUS a Daybreak emblem for your character. You have to log in by January 31st to get these items, so don’t wait – log in now!
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The Blackest Night falls from the skies,
The darkness grows as all light dies,
We crave your hearts and your demise,
By my black hand, the dead shall rise!


In Episode 20, Nekron has come. He has joined his herald, Black Hand, in extinguishing all light – all life – in the universe. The Metropolis Battlefield was ripe with the lingering death from the War of the Light, allowing Nekron to raise an enormous Black Lantern in the middle of the city. The area around the Lantern is scorched earth, scarred by the Corruption brought by the Black. You must fight alongside the Lantern Corps and send Nekron back to the Land of the Unliving in:




Blackest Night

And so ends the War of the Light saga, the epic finish to one of DCUO’s most powerful storylines.

In this Operation, a Black Lantern has erupted from the blood-soaked streets of war-torn Metropolis and Nekron has risen from this deathly soil. The embodiment of death is no easy foe to defeat and Hal Jordan, Sinestro, and the rest of the champions have been unable to even make a scratch. But don’t worry, the Star Sapphire, Carol Ferris, has a plan. Will you aid her in stopping Nekron and the Black Lanterns from snuffing out all life in the universe?





Wastelands Wonderland

If you need a break from the dramatic ending of the War of the Light, the Gotham Wastelands has plenty of mayhem and madness in store for you. Imps and demons run amuck in the fiery wasteland, allowing Jacob and Jack to seductively and slowly (respectively) make their moves. Raven, annoyed as ever by her brothers, has asked for your help in putting them back in their places.

Rewards!

We’re at the final month of this cycle, so it’s time to finish off that set of gear with weapons, rings, necks, trinkets, and a new utility belt. And don’t forget, that weapon is going to drop in a weapon box, giving you the option to choose your weapon...so choose wisely. We’re also dropping a rare, yet incredibly cool iconic style that can be traded or sold on the broker. Oh, and a new OP item too.

And as always, there are new styles, feats, collections, a title, and more!

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The Marketplace is bursting with so many exciting new items today, it’s hard to decide where to begin. Heroes and Villains alike can join together and rejoice over these incredible new offerings.

Let’s kick things off with the latest Booster Bundle featuring the brand new Solar Aura.



Booster Bundle

Have you ever wanted to glow brighter than the sun? To show your astronomical power everywhere you walk? You’ll want to try to get your hands on this new Solar Aura, which is one of eight possible auras found in the new Aura Reward Box. In addition to the Solar Aura, there are two new glimmering and five new radiant auras! Here are the eight auras that can be found in the new Aura Reward Box:

• Solar Aura
• Orange Glimmering Aura
• Red Glimmering Aura
• Dark Blue Radiant Aura
• Green Radiant Aura
• Red Radiant Aura
• Yellow Radiant Aura
• Light Blue Radiant Aura

The Aura Reward Box is just one of the many awesome items included in the Booster Bundle, which is available for 1000 Daybreak Cash or Marketplace Cash. Here’s the full list of what each Booster Bundle includes:

• 150 Replay Badges
• 1 Radar Enhancer
• 1 R&D Scanner
• 1 Proto Repair Bot
• 2 Total Recovery Kits
• Bonus: Aura Reward Box

This is an AMAZING deal – you pay for the regular Marketplace items and you get the Aura Reward Box as a bonus! Keep the aura for yourself or sell it to others on the Broker! But remember, the Booster Bundle is only available for a limited time!

The Booster Bundle will be available from December 3, 2015, to December 16, 2015.




But the Booster Bundle isn’t the only newsworthy addition to the Marketplace. Also available are BATCAVE BASE ITEM PACKS!

The Batcave is one of the most elusive and iconic locations in the entire DC Universe. It’s been reimagined throughout movies, television series, and, of course, the comics. While this secret location was previously only known and accessed by Batman and his closest allies, now the you, the heroes and villains of DCUO, have the chance to transform your in-game base with the items in the new Batcave Base Item Packs!

Pack #1: Batcave Trophies & More Pack



Who doesn’t want a Batmobile?! Now, granted, you can’t speed through the streets of Gotham with this one, but you can display it proudly alongside many of the other Batcave-inspired items in this pack, including wall and hanging lights, a Batcave door and Bat Symbol window, and large trophy items, like the Joker Playing Card.

Pack #2: Batcomputer & More Pack



If Pack #1 is for the trophy collector, then Pack #2 appeals to the technophile with a replica Batcomputer (in Regular and Alert), computer monitors, and the Bat Symbol Wall Sign. This pack can turn any base into the Tech Hero or Villain’s dream.

Of course, if you want the full Batcave experience in your base, you can pick up BOTH packs, now in the Marketplace. Each pack costs 400 Daybreak Cash or 400 Marketplace Cash.

What are you waiting for? Head to the Marketplace, get your Booster Bundle and Batcave Packs, and get into game! Then, post screenshots of your new auras or decked out lairs below, or tweet them to us at @DCUO!
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Members Can Now Play Episode 19!

Members, your early access to Episode 19 begins today!

Green Arrow and Captain Cold have both been taken by Ra’s al Ghul and are stowed away in Nanda Parbat. Heroes will fight alongside Black Canary and villains will join forces with Heat Wave in the final chapter of the League of Assassin’s story, “The Demon’s Plan!” Then, head to the Tunnel of Lust and stop Raven’s brothers from wreaking havoc there, on the Wastelands, and beyond in “Deep Desires.”

The Demon’s Plan is a 4-Player Alert and Deep Desires is a 1-Player Solo. Both require your character to be Level 30 with a minimum CR of 134; the suggested CR is 143.

Become a member today and you can start playing Episode 19! Episode 19 will be available for purchase in the Marketplace on December 9th. Watch the trailer now!




Season's Greedings 2015!

It’s beginning to look quite a bit chillier around Metropolis and Gotham, with one small hitch… Larfleeze has returned once again, and is stealing presents! Heroes, search for “Winter Plunderland” in your Mission Journal; villains, you’ll want to find “Yuletide Fear.” Get those presents back where they belong!

Once you complete that seasonal task along with “Season’s Greedings,” your assistance will still be needed with the daily mission, “Ring in the Holidays,” where Larfleeze is busy making mischief between the Green Lanterns and the Sinestro Corps. There are two new feats to be earned in this special seasonal content in 2015 – “Who brought the fruitcake?” and “He’s an ANGRY elf.”

Heroes and villains, remember, you must be at least Level 10 to participate.



After you’ve made all things merry and bright, remember to get your holiday shopping done at Skeets’ Workshop! This is where you’ll find the latest winter clothing, holiday goodies, and festive base items. The workshop is accessible from your HQ and inside the Secret Research Facility. Also remember you can pick up some seasonal treats for yourself by running the winter-themed vault! And there are MANY new things you’ll want to get your hands on this year, from a mounted reindeer head to a Gingerbread S.T.A.R. labs base item!

You can also find two new winter auras. The Jolly Aura and Snowflake Aura are both available in the Marketplace, and the Jolly Aura also drops in the seasonal content.

Enjoy the spirit of the season while it lasts! The event will be in game from Wednesday, December 2, 2015 through Tuesday, January 5, 2016.
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Members Can Play Episode 18 Now!

Members' early access to Episode 18 starts now! It's a race against time to save the heroes or villains trapped by the League of Assassins in "The Demon's Pit," and it's a showdown for the ages with Black Hand, herald of Nekron, as the War of the Light nears its conclusion in "Blackest Day."

Subscribe and play today! Episode 18 will launch in the Marketplace on November 11, 2015.


New 2-Player Duo - The Demon's Pit!

The League of Assassin’s sudden interest in Central City has drawn the concern of both the Justice League and the Society. Investigate a final S.O.S. message sent from a scouting mission-gone-wrong deep inside The Demon’s Pit!

To play this 2-player Duo, your character must be level 30 and have a minimum Combat Rating of 131.

• Open your On Duty Menu and look for the new Duo under Tier 7 of the 2-Player Tab.
o Minimum CR: 131
o Suggested CR: 138


New 8-Player Operation and Elite Operation – Blackest Day!

The stars grow dim as the Black Lanterns spread across the universe. Black Hand, herald of Nekron, has finally revealed himself by attacking the Sinestro Corps’ sentient city, Ranx, aiming to turn it into a Corruption-spreading machine capable of wiping out the entire Universe! Sinestro conscribes every last one of you to help prevent Ranx from falling into the enemy’s black hand.

To play this 8-player Operation, your character must be level 30 and have a minimum Combat Rating of 131.

• Open your On Duty Menu and look for the new Operation under Tier 7 of the 8-Player Tab.
o Minimum CR: 131
o Suggested CR: 138



 


New Powerset Atomic Now Available!

Blast your enemies in Tank or Damage roles as the new powerset: Atomic! Members automatically have access to Atomic, and non-Members can find the powerset in the Marketplace today.

Utilize the power of nuclear energy, rearranging the atomic structure of yourself, your allies, and your enemies at will with the Atomic power set! Split Atoms, cause Thermochemical Explosions, and burn under the intense Nuclear Pressure causing unreal destruction. Transmute into fortified metal and reorganize your atomic structure to protect you and your allies in your Tank role, or harness the power of the building blocks of all matter to lay waste to your enemies in the Damage role.

There are two Atomic Power trees:

• Radioactive – Explode with harmful radiation, reducing your enemies to ash and speeding up your recovery with the Radioactive tree.
• Nuclear – Manipulate the subatomic structure of enemies to shield you and your allies with the Nuclear tree.

 

Game Update 54!

Featuring midrange power updates to Fire, Gadgets, and Quantum, the new R&D Gear System, and Cross Faction PvE, Game Update 54 is also available today for all players. 

Continue reading the full update notes.
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The war continues! Steam players can now make the jump into War of the Light Part II. Members automatically have access to the content as part of membership, and non-members can purchase the DLC Pack right here on Steam. What are you waiting for? Metropolis needs you!


Learn More About War of the Light Part II!

The fate of the entire Emotional Spectrum hangs in the balance of an uneasy alliance between Green Lantern Hal Jordan and Sinestro. Feeling love is endangered by this relentless war, Carol Ferris and the Star Sapphires have come to Earth to restore their own entity and to stop the strife…and all who get in their way.

Look for “Warriors of Light II” in your Mission Journal and head to Mogo’s Command Center (Heroes) or Ranx’s Command Center (Villains) from your HQ to begin your adventures in War of the Light Part II.

Combat Rating: 106

New Solo Content!
New solo content is available in the open world in the Downtown Metropolis Battlezone and in a new solo Challenge, Spark of Parallax!

• New Daily Solo Missions
o Heroes and Villains can both rejoin the war in Metropolis between the Lantern corps with daily solo missions. Complete 10 Daily Solo Missions to gain entry to a special solo instance!
o Combat Rating: 106
• Spark of Parallax Solo Challenge
o The Spark of Parallax must make it to the Central Power Battery on Qward! Heroes and Villains must work with Hal Jordan and Sinestro to ensure that the entity of fear is restored, and the Emotional Spectrum is on its way to recovery.
o Open your On Duty Menu and look for the new Challenge under Tier 6 of the 1 Player Tab.
o Combat Rating: 106


New Two Player Content!
Players receive a new Duo – Spark of Ion!

• Spark of Ion Duo
o The Spark of Ion must make it to the Central Power Battery on Oa before it’s too late. Help Hal Jordan and Sinestro make sure the essence of the entity arrives safely!
o Open your On Duty Menu and look for the new Duo under Tier 6 of the 2 Player Tab.
o Combat Rating: 106


New Four Player Content!
Players receive a new 4-player Operation and Alert!

• Zamaron Conversion Chamber (4-Player Alert)
o The Star Sapphires are abducting female members of the various Lantern Corps in order to force them to join their ranks. Track the missing Lanterns’ ring signatures and head to Zamaron for a rescue mission.
o Open your On Duty Menu and look for the new Alert under Tier 6 of the 4 Player Tab.
o Combat Rating: 106
• Avarice Impurity (4-Player Operation, Hero Only)
o Hal Jordan traveled to Mogo in response to a distress signal, but there has been no word from him since he left! Get to Mogo and investigate.
o Open your On Duty Menu and look for the new Operation under Tier 6 of the 4 Player Tab.
o Combat Rating: 106
• Rage Impurity (4-Player Operation, Villain Only)
o Sinestro traveled to Ranx in response to a distress signal, but there has been no word from him since he left! Get to Ranx and investigate.
o Open your On Duty Menu and look for the new Operation under Tier 6 of the 4 Player Tab.
o Combat Rating: 106


New Eight Player Content!
Players receive a new 8-player Operation.

• Love and War (8-Player Operation)
o Sinestro and Hal Jordan must get Carol Ferris to join their alliance. However, the Star Sapphires have hidden the location of Zamaron and aren’t welcoming any visitors. Fortunately, Sinestro and Hal have a plan.
o Open your On Duty Menu and look for the new Operation under Tier 6 of the 8 Player Tab.
o Combat Rating: 107


New PvE Gear!
Players receive new suit sets and styles inspired by different Lantern Corps and the Manhunters, and new Mist-Enhanced weapons. All War of the Light Part II gear drops are un-attuned.

• Heroes receive the Shepherd of Adara style inspired by Saint Walker of the Blue Lantern Corps.
• Villains receive the Avatar of Ophidian style inspired by Larfleeze of the Orange Lantern.
• All male characters receive the Sector 3601 style inspired by the Manhunters.
• All female characters receive the Heart of the Predator style, inspired by Star Sapphires.


New Base Items!
Collect new base items by participating in War of the Light Part II content, some of which are inspired by Lantern Corps.


New Collections & Feats!
Earn new Collections and Feats awarding a total of six skill points by completing War of the Light Part II content. Collections award new styles and base items inspired by War of the Light Part II content.


New Character Select Background!
Players can now select Zamaron as their Character Select Background.
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DC Universe Online has battled across Earth for a couple of years, but the battle is about to spread into the cosmos. Sony Online Entertainment's MMORPG will introduce Jack Kirby's Fourth World with a new DLC pack called Halls of Power, with Part I set to release this summer.
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Planetside 2


Back in April, SOE launched an All Access subscription service designed to unify membership across SOE's free-to-play games including Planetside 2, DC Universe Online and Everquest 2, as well as the upcoming Everquest Next, Landmark and H1Z1. In Europe, though, it's a less attractive offer. SOE's EU portfolio is more fragmented, as their existing games are managed and distributed by ProSiebenSat.1 Games.

That soon won't be the case. SOE and ProSiebenSat.1 have today announced that, going forward, all ProSiebenSat.1 accounts for SOE games must be migrated to Sony's service. For EU players of Planetside 2, DC Universe Online and Everquest 2, existing accounts must be transferred from July 1st in order to keep playing. In addition, SOE have removed their region lock, so new accounts can be created directly on their system.

"We constantly review community feedback via all channels and want to thank you for your ongoing dialog," write SOE and ProSiebenSat.1 in a joint statement. "On or about July 1, 2014, we will offer PSG players the opportunity to migrate their existing accounts to SOE account management, in order to continue playing SOE games. All earned status, characters and in-game coin will transfer with the account."

Payment details and personal information won't be transferred, and so will have to be re-entered on the new SOE version of transferred accounts. For those currently using both services, however, SOE say they are unable to merge the two accounts.

PSG account holders will have until September 28th to migrate their account.
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