DCUO is Coming to Nintendo Switch

At San Diego Comic-Con it was announced that DCUO is coming to Nintendo Switch. It will launch on August 6th, which is only a little over 2 weeks away at this point. A small FAQ has been posted with a few details.

Current DCUO players will not be able to play their current accounts on the Switch. They will have to have all new accounts with all new characters made with their Nintendo account. These Nintendo accounts won’t be connected to the other accounts in any way. This is because at launch there will be a completely new server. This new server will be completely separate from the other servers in the DCUO community. Though the FAQ does add that they are looking forward to exploring crossplay options in the future.

The game will be free to play on the Switch like it is on other platforms you can find it on.

To celebrate the announcement DCUO has released an all-new trailer specifically for the Nintendo Switch.

During Comic-Con DCUO also announced two new episodes, METAL PART 1 and METAL PART 2. They will be launching in September and December respectively. Here’s what the developers have to say about each one.

 

NEW EPISODE: METAL PART II

 

In METAL PART II, the saga of the Dark Knights, the Dark Multiverse, and Metal will come to an explosive conclusion. The Bat-God Barbatos has waited since the dawn of the universe for this moment, and it seems nothing can stand in his way.

 

LEAH’S TAKE: “When we were just starting on the idea to bring Metal to the game, we knew the size and complexity of the cast and story would be challenging. We started testing the waters with looks from the comics – The Red Death and The Drowned – releasing those styles. The reaction was so overwhelming we knew we had to figure out how to bring the story into an episode. The way we figured it out? Not one Episode, but two! Doing the story right meant taking the time, and the team really stepped up and made it their own. We knew we were onto something good!” – Leah Bowers, DC Universe Online Executive Producer

 

THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT METAL PART II:

 

Metal Part II will be a large-scale episode, with level-agnostic event versions of content available to all players for a limited time.

The episode will feature new and returning heroes and villains, including the Bat-God Barbatos.

The storyline will include singleplayer and multiplayer adventures set in locales too terrifying to be revealed now (spoilers).

The episode will launch new player rewards, including new gear, styles, artifacts, base items, and feats.

 

Source: Official Site

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Daybreak Offering Lifetime Subscription for MMOs

How do you make 1.2 million dollars in a hurry? Well, if you’re Daybreak offering lifetime subscription to your MMO catalog is the way to go. This is exactly what they’re doing with a limited availability lifetime all access membership. For $299.99 (henceforth renamed $300 because ain’t nobody got time for that.) players will have lifetime membership benefits in every All Access game. For those who don’t know which ones that includes, we’re talking about Everquest, Everquest II, DCUO, and Planetside 2. Only 4,000 of these lifetime subscriptions will be made available and for anyone wondering, that’s where the $1.2 million comes from ($300 times 4,000 equals $1.2 million). This offer is only available until December 31st, assuming supplies last that long. Which of course Daybreak is warning that they will likely sell out.

If the $300 price tag is a little bit too steep for you at the moment but you do happen to have $200 laying around then maybe you’ll consider getting a 12-month subscription instead. All the same perks, but a hundred dollars less and only for one year. Yeah, we’d go with the lifetime sub if it were us.

The recently announced Planetside Arena is most notably not included as part of this lifetime deal, neither is H1Z1. This is likely because they still have a lot more life in them than the other titles. That’s not to say that we think any of them will be closing in the near future, just that they are Daybreak’s older games which naturally puts them closer to the end of their lifecycle.

You may recall that recently Daybreak had layoffs, then very shortly afterward announced Planetside Arena. There were also rumors earlier this year that Everquest and Everquest II were going to be coming to an end very soon. All of this, of course, has made a lot of people very worried about the future of Daybreak Games. If there are in fact problems this might just be enough to save them for the time being.

 

Source: Official Site

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DC Universe Online Releases a Teen Titans-Focused Update

When there’s trouble you know who to call. Teen Titans! And you…or, at least, your DC Universe Online character. DCUO’s newest update, The Judas Contract, will have players joining up with the Teen Titans in a new storyline full of iconic locations, new characters and a new Augments system.

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Story-wise, The Judas Contract involves a newly-vacant roster slot on the Teen Titans as Cyborg is moving on up to become a full-time member of the Justice League. Naturally, this presents an opportunity for the villains of the world as well, particularly the Titans’ nemesis Deathstroke, who hopes to send in a spy to infiltrate the group. For players, this means the heroic characters will get to make themselves known to the supergroup, while villains can try to sneak in thanks to assistance from the Fearsome Five and Calculator.

The new episode will let players on to Titans Island and into Titans Tower as well as introduce a new underground H.I.V.E. base, meeting new characters like Damian Wayne, Terra, Jericho and more. The new storyline will also feature visual updates for Cyborg and Starfire, as well as a move for Tim Drake from Robin to Red Robin.

As for gameplay, players can expect to collect a variety of new gear inspired by both Red Robin and Cyborg. The update also brings the Augments system online, which replaces the equipment modding system with a new upgrade system that sockets directly into your character and can be ranked up like Artifacts. As one would likely expect, the new system also brings some new stats and bonuses as well.

The update is set to go live today at roughly at around 5pm EDT or so, if not a bit sooner.

Our Thoughts

While a Teen Titans-centric story is definitely interesting, we’re most intrigued to see how this new Augments system shapes up. Anything that makes improving your character more streamlined is always a good thing, it’s just a matter of whether these new mods will actually impart an appreciable effect one one’s character power.

Sources: official site 1, 2

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The Death of Superman Story Arc Begins in DC Universe Online

It’s the 80th anniversary of Superman, so DC Universe Online is celebrating the occasion with his death! …wait, what? Yes, DCUO Death of Superman: Part 1 is now live in the superpowered MMO, kicking off the first of three planned content updates that will mark the 80th anniversary of the Man of Steel. By killing him, evidently. At least temporarily.

dcuo death of superman

In this first part of the story’s trilogy, players can experience a new open-world Doomed Metropolis and join in the fight against Superman’s most powerful menace, Doomsday. The event in question is available for players level 10 and up and offers new daily and weekly bounties for hero and villain players, with new feats, collections, and gear inspired by the character Lobo along with other rewards.

The update is the first in the game’s celebration of all things Superman, with two more content updates scheduled to arrive sometime in June. In addition to the MMO’s update, DCUO players can also get a free Daily Planet Vending Machine base item that offers weekly headlines for the next seven weeks. Fans can also check out two five-page story previews from Action Comics #1000 and purchase Krypto the Superdog from the in-game Marketplace.

Our Thoughts

Naturally, death is only a temporary thing for superheroes, so we don’t expect Superman to be MIA in DC Universe Online for too long. We just worry about how deep into the post-death Superman story arc we’re headed. Still not a fan of the returning four Supermen…thing.

Sources: official site 1, 2

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DC Universe Online Celebrates Seven Years

Happy seventh birthday, DCUO! The new DC Universe Online anniversary event is on, granting players of all stripes gifts in the form of unique cosmetics and in-game currency along with a special bonus for those who maybe had to let their subscription lapse for whatever reason.

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First off, the free stuff: every player who logs in between now and January 31st will get a new Dark Spector Batsuit – a Tier 2 variant that was previously only available to Tech-based heroes. Existing Members, meanwhile, will get an additional a Member Box with unique emblems, an in-game art poster, and an unlocked Paradox Time Capsule.

Finally, those who were Members between August 1st, 2014 and October 31st, 2017 will get membership benefits for the remainder of this month. That includes access to all the DLC, all powersets, unlimited cash cap and more.

Additionally, players are granted double earnings of Marks of Victory between now and January 31st in Episodic On-Duty instances.

Our Thoughts

It’s not a unique event or instance for the anniversary, but free stuff and extra currency is not too shabby either. We want to congratulate the DCUO team for seven years of operation and hope that fans of the superpowered MMO have a great time in-game.

Source: official site

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