DC Universe Online Is Now Free-To-Play
I participated in the beta of DC Universe Online but could never really get into playing it or paying for it monthly. Today, DCUO goes Free to Play. Available on the PC or PS3 from Sony Online Entertainment, I’ll probably try picking it up again (this time on the PC). In the game, you’re able to create your own hero or villain and interact with the world and other known supervillains and superheroes. It sounds like more content is on the way through DLC, so it doesn’t sound like the end of the game.
“We are confident that going free-to-play will expand the action combat experience of DC Universe Online by making the game more accessible to every type of player so they can choose to play the game their way,” said John Smedley, President, Sony Online Entertainment. “With a portfolio that includes three successful free-to-play games – EverQuest II: Extended, Free Realms and Star Wars: Clone Wars Adventures – we have extensive knowledge and experience to apply to DCUO and are thrilled to be taking the game free-to-play today.”
You can get all of the current campaigns and the ability to have up to two character at the free level but if you want more content or buy some of the DLC, you’ll get bumped up to the Free to Pay classes for more features.
- Free Access: New players now have access to the base game content in DC Universe Online, including Gotham City , Metropolis, and all current raids and alerts outside of DLC packs. Free Access provides players with the ability to create two characters, join a League and many other benefits. Free level players can also purchase DLC packs, additional character slots, and more in-game.
- Premium Access: Any player who has spent at least $5 USD (including former paid subscribers and new players who have purchased $5 of in-game items) qualifies for the Premium Access level. Premium level players have more benefits available to them than the Free level player, including additional character slots, additional inventory slots, and higher cash limits. DLC packs, additional character slots, and more can be purchased in-game. All previous subscribers are granted Premium Access automatically.
- Legendary Access: Legendary Access provides the most content, features and benefits of the three access levels. Loaded with enhanced features, Legendary Access is available for a $14.99 USD monthly fee (multi-month discounts are available) and includes access to all DLC packs at no cost, more than 16 character slots, over 60 inventory slots, the ability to form Leagues, and many other benefits.