DC Universe Online Will Be Free-To-Play Soon

by Matt Helgeson on Oct 27, 2011 at 03:10 PM

Have you been interested in checking out Sony Online's (quite good) superhero MMO DC Universe Online? Well, starting November 1st, you'll be able to play the game for free.

Sony Online had already announced that the game would be going free-to-play. However, its adopted a tiered structure that gives extra benefits to those that either purchased a game disc or want to pay more for things like extra item slots. Here are the basics regarding the three tiers:

    •    Free: New players will now have access to the current gameplay in DC Universe Online (including Gotham City, Metropolis, and all current raids and alerts), with the ability to create two characters, join a league, and many other benefits. Free level players will be able to purchase downloadable game packs/updates, additional character slots, powers, and more through microtransactions.

    •    Premium: Any player who has spent at least $5 USD (including former paid subscribers and new players who have purchased $5 of in-game items) will qualify for the Premium access level. Premium level players will have more benefits available to them than the Free level player, including additional character slots, additional inventory slots, and higher cash limits. Downloadable adventure packs, additional character slots, and more can be purchased in-game.

    •    Legendary: Maximum features and benefits are included at this level. Loaded with enhanced additional features, Legendary access will be available for a $14.99 USD monthly fee and includes all DLC packs at no cost, more than 15 character slots, more than 80 inventory slots, the ability to form unrestricted-sized leagues, and many other benefits.

Via: Kotaku