DCUO plans July Teen Titans episode, August Augment system to replace R&D mods

DC Universe Online has its summer all mapped out, and it’s a doozy. Daybreak is leaping into the Teen Titans lore this July for a new episode called Judas Contract – just like the 1984 and 2016 comic.

“In JUDAS CONTRACT, the Teen Titans are evolving as a team and making upgrades to their home base: Titan’s Tower! Cyborg has joined the Justice League, so the Titans are looking for new recruits, and that means you, heroes. Villains will look to infiltrate the Titans at the request of the Fearsome Five, and both heroes and villains will have to do well enough in training to show the Titans they have the right stuff. Once on the island, things start to go wrong. But who is behind these events, and where are the Titans disappearing off to?”

DCUO Creative Director SJ Mueller does note that the story revolves around Terra but with a “modern DC roster” and “a few newer Titans characters” – Nightwing, Raven, Damian Wayne, Red Robin, and Jericho are mentioned. Expect a “large-scale” event with level-agnostic, singleplayer, and multiplayer adventures. Oh yeah, and plenty of loot.

August, on the other hand, will see the introduction of the freebie Augments system, intended to replace the game’s existing R&D mods to allow better customization that ranks up over time. “Instead of socketing into gear like mods (and then needing to be moved and replaced frequently), Augments socket into your character’s body directly, rank up like Artifacts, and provide a wide array of new bonuses and stats,” Daybreak says. And yes, there will be some sort of transition for the existing system, so don’t freak out!

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Is this a paid episode like most episodes or a free episode like Death of Superman?