Dipping your toes in to test game content is for wimps; true heroes dive right in and go deep. A new event has arrived in DC Universe Online
that takes players to the bottom of the ocean to face off against Starro and unravel a mystery at Spindrift Station.
The Deluge event takes place as both a low-level activity and high-level elite raid, depending on your skills and daring-do. In this episode, players will meet more of the Aquaman family and explore a pair of new Atlantean locations under the sea.
By going through this content, players can earn underwater suits and a gearset inspired by Mera. Check out the Deluge developer livestream below!
The impish and mischevious Mister Mxyzptlk is up to no good in DC Universe Online
. The pint-sized villain is wreaking havok during this week’s St. Patrick’s Day event
, which is running through March 26th.
Players can tackle the Mxyleprechauns mission to see if they can get a hold of some of Mister Mxyzptlk’s riches before time runs out. New this year are a pair of feats, a “Shamrock Strike Uplink Device,” and some additional decor for player bases.
The St. Patty’s Day Event has been running annually since 2011, and you can check out the wiki for a full rundown of its offerings. Good luck catching him and saving the city at the same time!
The grandly named but modestly sized Game Update 80 has rolled out for DC Universe Online players this week. Daybreak says it’s tweaked inventory stack sizes for specific items, upped armory and amenity caps for bases, rebelanced NPCs for artifacts (that’s a buff for lowbies and a bigger challenge for highbies), and bugfixes several powers and powersets.
Starved for space? The update doubled the total number of inventory, bank, and shared bank rows that players can buy in the cash shop; it’s now 24, 16, and 4, respectively.
The patch also preps the game for the St Patrick’s day festivities expected to launch on March 12th. Last year, the iconic Mister Mxyzptlk got a base overhaul, a new pet leprechaun, and a new quest for a satchel. We’ll have to wait a few more days to see what we’re getting this round!
Last week, it became clear that H1Z1 has forfeited a ton of ground in the battle over battle royale games as it’s lost 90% of its Steam playerbase since July. Now, I’m gonna be honest: I don’t really care about H1Z1 for its own sake. Even if the game didn’t make me internally cringe at the “Star Wars Galaxies fans can come home” silliness, I really dislike zombie settings, I find battle royale modes dull, and the game has been a mess for years, with missed launches, missed ports, and more marketing do-overs and renames than I can shake a sawed-off shotgun at.
But I’ve nevertheless had the impression that H1Z1 was propping up Daybreak quite a lot, which made it hard to bear it any ill will. It really was a popular game on Steam for the last few years and had to have made quite a bit of dough. We’ve already noted this year that Daybreak’s down to a bare handful of titles, and I have to wonder whether DC Universe Online’s console crowd, the vets stretched thin over the EverQuest and PlanetSide franchises, and the Standing Stone publishing hustle are enough.
Are you worried about Daybreak?
How many times must Superman die? The iconic superhero met his end in the highly publicized 1992 comic book arc before being brought back to life, because this was a comic book arc
. It was kind of a Big Deal at the time, and so we can’t blame DC Universe Online
for wanting to take a crack at this historic event with its own take on the demise of Supes
Daybreak announced that it’s preparing two huge updates for this spring as a way to celebrate Superman’s 80th anniversary. First up is a first-ever trip to the realm of Atlantis called “Deluge” in March that will feature both single-player and multiplayer content. And yes, Starro will be involved.
Then in April, the anniversary celebration will begin in earnest with a series of free updates that will retell the Death of Superman storyline. “Doomsday is coming,” Daybreak teased. “A Doomsday like you have never seen. Like the Justice League has never seen. This monster is an unstoppable force. It may be that not even Superman can stop him this time. Can you?”
Hey! You there! Do you want a free tech-looking Batman costume in DC Universe Online
? If your answer is yes (and it almost certainly is) you should already have gotten one, it’s a free gift for the game’s anniversary. But if you haven’t gotten it yet, you should get in there and get on it, as the game is asking players to claim their free gifts by January 31st or watch them vanish forever.
Members also get separate free gifts, and there are old gifts available for those who need to fill out their collection. The important thing is just to remember, as mentioned, that you’ve only got a little over a week before they go away. So if you’ve been forgetting to log in, consider this your reminder to get on that.
Sometimes a small, singular change can make all of the difference in your MMO.
Yesterday’s update in DC Universe Online expanded players’ abilities to include a second artifact slot and upend the current gear builds. Getting a quick additional artifact to fill that slot is pretty easy, too: “Make sure you have completed ‘Artifacts: Oblivion Bar,’ the Artifacts introductory event, and make sure you have completed ‘Monitoring the Situation,’ the pointer mission for the anniversary event. Both reward your choice of one Artifact.”
There is a known issue with this update that’s causing some European PS4 players to be missing their membership benefits, so be aware that Daybreak is working on a solution.
Speaking of events, DCUO has its 7th anniversary running for the remainder of the month. Make sure to log on and grab your free gifts by the 31st!
Happy seventh birthday heroes — and villains! DCUO
turned seven today, and to celebrate the occasion, you get the presents! Massively OP’s MJ is excited to be a part of the festivities… and to get the cool stuff. She’s looking forward to having her own Krypto base pet
, but that’s just the tip of the goodies iceberg. There are more gifts in store
. There are also anniversary activities to partake in, so tune in live at 8:00 p.m. for the fun.
What: DC Universe Online
Who: MJ Guthrie
When: 8:00 p.m. EST on Thursday, January 11th, 2018
Today marks the seventh anniversary of DC Universe Online
, and players are getting some goodies in honor of the occasion. Lead Producer Leah “Katnikov” Bowers posted a note outlining the gifts as well as offering a quick look back over the happenings of 2017. Take a stroll down memory lane then hop in game to get your anniversary items.
What gifts await players? All players, be they All-access members or non-members, can claim a new, updated Dark Spector Batsuit for 2018. Current members can claim a unique box that contains an unlocked Paradox time capsule, an in-game poster of Earth 3’s epic Superman vs. Ultraman art, and a collection of emblems modeled after Metal, the current special series from DC Comics. Past members (accounts that had their last member log in between August 1, 2014, and October 31, 2017) get membership benefits — minus the monthly currency grant — throughout the rest of January.
With exception of the free membership that is auto-granted to eligible accounts, the gifts must be claimed by logging into the game by January 31st, so jump in and grab them soon. Then be sure to tune in to OPTV tonight at 8:00 p.m. EST to help celebrate with an anniversary stream.
Looking at the title, you might think that I believe Elder Scrolls Online
is the perfect MMO, and in that case, you’d be incorrect. Elder Scrolls Online
might have won the Massively OP MMORPG-of-the-Year award
, but if you read my post in that article, you will notice that ESO
won my vote for that award from me because it didn’t have any major blunders – not because it did everything the best way possible.
That being said, there are a lot of things that other MMOs can do to rise to the level of competency where ESO currently sits. I would like to spend a few moments here at the beginning of a new year to talk about the things that ESO consistently gets right and that other MMOs can learn from.
As one year passes into the next, DC Universe Online
gets to celebrate another anniversary
, and this time around it’s bringing in a beloved pet to gallop around your base. If you’re allergic to the more silver age stylings of the universe, you may want to pass on picking up your very own Krypto the Super-Dog, but you can still pick up some Braniac-themed decorations if you’re afraid of whimsy.
The event also offers new costume stylings for the first superpowered people resulting from the exobytes and a new trial for players to take on during the struggle against the Anti-Monitor. There are even new artifacts and adjustments to old content to make sure that this anniversary event is even better than last year’s event. Jump on in if you want to celebrate another year turning over or if you can’t spend another minute in a game without a super-powered pup waiting at your lair.
If you’re a villain, just assume you kidnapped him.
As our review of the past year of Choose My Adventure rolls onward (a bit longer than originally planned), we enter what I think of as the trifecta of disappointment. Why? Well, the word “trifecta” is fun to say. Try it a few times. Also, because the were three titles among the back end that were pretty notably disappointing.
There are always going to be titles with Choose My Adventure that don’t connect as much with me; after all, the games that I play on a regular basis are not chosen based on a random number generator. But these titles in particular are disappointments, each for their own reasons. And then, in the middle, there’s a game that is far closer to “not mine, but not bad,” which is a different matter altogether. Life, in short, is a rich tapestry.
Are you sad that Christmas is over? Well, the season isn’t! And you can still have super holiday fun in DCUO. The Seasons Greedings event is going all the way through the weekend, so Massively OP’s MJ is going to enjoy some Christmas cheer while collecting some cool base items. Join us live at 8:00 p.m. to see Gotham all gussied up for the holidays.
What: DC Universe Online
Who: MJ Guthrie
When: 8:00 p.m. EST on Saturday, December 30th, 2017