DCUO Content Dated, Full Patch Notes

Earlier this month we reported that superhero MMO DC Universe Online would be soon receiving the first of its monthly updates, including new equipment, instances, and even the chance to throw down against Catwoman. Sony Online Entertainment have announced that the content update will go live on Tuesday the 22nd, and with it comes a gargantuan list of updates:

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New Features:

  • New Batcave Raid – 8 players will have the opportunity to infiltrate and retake Batman’s Inner Sanctum, which has been overrun by OMAC and the Dark Knight’s own corrupted technology. Fight along side Batman against Brother Eye!
  • New Appearance Items – Earn a Harlequin Clown suit or a Cherub disguise through a variety of holiday activities.
  • Goddess of Love Alert – Join up with three others to decide the epic battle between Devotion and Scorn once and for all.
  • New Races – Can you catch Catwoman as she leaps across buildings in Gotham City?
  • New Collections – All new collection sets will allow players to continue finding these hidden items.
  • New Themed Missions – Enjoy various missions that will challenge the player in combat, jumping, and much more.
  • A New Bane Duo – Another Duo has been added for your enjoyment! Pair up with another player and take on Bane for a chance at great loot.
  • New PvP Ring Event – Available on both PvP and PvE servers, Heroes and villains race to either save or steal valuable bags of diamonds from armored vans.
  • An Auction House – Players may now buy and sell tradeable items on a Broker in The Watchtower and Hall of Doom.
  • New Armor – Make your way to the Gotham Museum and help Catwoman to receive pieces of brand new Mayan armor!

General:

  • Improved Server and Client stability.
  • Added additional support for PC Game Controllers.
  • An issue where software overclocking would cause gameplay to appear laggy should have been resolved.
  • Players should no longer be prevented from moving if the Object or NPC they are interacting with despawns during the interaction.
  • Stealthed characters should no longer become visible if you move far away from them and then move towards them again.
  • The red balloons in the Vault should now weaponize properly.
  • Super canceling too early out of longer animating multi-hit weapon combos will now cause you to drop one or more of the attacks hits.

Abilities:

  • Damage Role buffs now last for a maximum of three minutes.
  • Channeled abilities will no longer bypass the channeling time when used during another channeled attack.
  • Harmful Superpowers can no longer cancel into other Superpowers.
  • While in PvP, targeting a Tank with an offensive power while in the Healing role will now properly remove Ice damage absorption and reduce Fire specific healing capabilities.

Fire:

  • Absorb Heat’s description now correctly describes that the ability only stuns enemies that have Burning effects.
  • Absorb Heat – Corrected an issue that could cause Absorb Heat to restore more health than intended.
  • Consume Objects no longer affects projectiles.
  • Enflame now grants +100 to Control Resistance when in the Tank Role.
  • Enflame’s description now indicates that it can ignite enemies on contact.
  • Eternal Flame’s description now correctly describes the increase to the player’s health that is applied.
  • Fiery Weapon’s description has been updated to more accurately reflect its effects.
  • Immolation now grants +100 to Control Resistance when in the Tank Role.
  • Immolation’s description has been updated to message that it reflects damage from attackers.
  • Inferno should no longer temporarily break the hit counter.
  • Reignition’s description now correctly states that it takes 25% supercharge instead of 50%.
  • Snuff Out’s description no longer implies that it deals damage to multiple targets.
  • Spontaneous Combustion will no longer hit the same target more often than was intended…

For the full set of patch notes, head over to the official forum thread.

Still on the fence about joining the ranks of heroes and villains in DCUO? Read our “30 Days Later” analysis.

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11 Comments

  1. I bought this the other day and am loving it, though it doesn’t seem like many other people play it on here. You should, its great! Just finished my first big group battle in Area 51 and it was suitably epic, took us about an hour to scrap our way through. Nice to see the updates incoming, that’s quite a list!

    I’ve popped a request on the forums, but might as well stick one here as well, if anyone has this or is considering getting it then add me (PSN is the same as here), it would be great to play with people I (sort of) know.

    • Even after all the articles, I’m still on the fence.. I want a MMO, I’m just not sure whether this will last for me without profressions or anything. The addition of an auction is good though.

      • Professions , Auction house..
        Edit button please!

    • Im al about lvl up & unlocking, a raised lvl cap will pull me in.

    • I really enjoyed 51 in the beta.

    • I’ll be diving in certainly but I need to find the time and money. I’ve just got DS2 on sale at GAME today and then it’s KZ3 next week…

      • I’d recommend getting it before the 2nd of March so you can get the cheap subscription!

  2. It may sound sad, but the the auction houses are the most significant update for me. In MMOs, I like to have a side-task to perform in and out of missions, and without any crafting abilities in DCUO, peddling my goods is the only alternative. With that said, at level 30, I can’t really find any use for my money.

  3. I can’t stop playing it, myself, but have pretty much treated it as a single player game so far. My main character (a hero on Justice For All) is just about to hit level 20. What server are you on Jim? Fancy meeting up if we’re on the same one?

    • Of course, when I say “can’t stop playing it”, I mean as much as can get away with, what with real life and everything. The only other thing I’ve played since buying it is stacking, NFS:HP hasn’t had a look-in.

    • I can’t remember the blasted name of the server. Is Justice For All the newer PvE server?

      I know that I have one Lv.30 character on the original PvE server, and one Lv.20 character on Crossfire.

      At the moment, my subscription is on hold. I have an incredible back log to get through this month, I will probably renew at the end of March.

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