DCUO Development Update - September 2022

Discussion in 'Announcements' started by Panderus, Sep 6, 2022.

  1. Panderus Senior Producer

    DEVELOPMENT UPDATE - SEPTEMBER 2022

    Hello Heroes and Villains! Please read on for your September 2022 Development Update to learn more about what the team has been up to and what's next for DC Universe Online.

    What follows are our plans laid out as transparently as possible based what we know or expect to be true - as of right now.

    Plans can always change.


    NEWS

    If you do not read this whole update, here's what you need to know:
    • Episode 44 is The Sins of Black Adam.
    • New Homecoming seasonal event on September 8, 2022.
    Let's catch up on what we have been working on.


    PREVIOUSLY ON DCUO: JUNE-AUGUST

    Where has the summer gone? Gone to events! Of course the Tides of War summer seasonal event returned with an appropriately shark-themed year, then we saw two new sets of Save the Universe up-leveled classics, and Survival Mode Season 3 is ongoing now as our first-ever 6-player content.

    On the Allies front, we saw the Man of Steel himself, Future Lex Luthor (you know, the Luthor who got our whole game's universe started), and everyone's best friend Krypto. Good boy!

    Doctor Fate's Daily Rewards brought us the community-voted Blue Beetle gearsuit, expanded vendor selections, and more. We also saw the LexCorp Exclusive Time Capsule and the Booster Bundle Remix, which brought back items from Booster Bundles past.


    NEXT ON DCUO: SEPTEMBER-DECEMBER

    The rest of this year is filled to the brim. The all-new Homecoming seasonal event will launch on September 8, 2022, featuring sisters Starfire and Blackfire, the Teen Titans, and a great party. You're invited!

    Then in October we will have The Witching Hour fall seasonal event and in December the Season's Greedings winter seasonal event, both back with festive new rewards. Look out for sales, new Time Capsules, more monthly Doctor Fate's Daily Rewards, Allies, Artifacts, bonus weeks, and more as the year comes to a close.

    Oh, and get ready for Episode 44: THE SINS OF BLACK ADAM, out this October!


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    Episode 44: The Sins of Black Adam

    Twice now, Black Adam has failed to resurrect and rescue his wife Isis from the Underworld. Determined not to fail again, he will enter the Underworld himself to strike a deal with Neron once and for all. But can either be trusted? And what costs might await the living as a result of those who trifle with the dead?

    In THE SINS OF BLACK ADAM, it will be up to you to navigate the dangerous path between good and evil, between life and death, between love and despair.

    THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT THE SINS OF BLACK ADAM:
    • THE SINS OF BLACK ADAM will offer normal and elite versions of all On Duty content, along with level-agnostic event versions available for a limited time.
    • The content will include open world missions, with a solo, alert, and two raids.
    • The episode will feature DC characters including Black Adam, Shazam, Isis, and more.
    • The storyline will include adventures in locations from Egyptian myth, including Infernal Kahndaq overrun by the Underworld.
    • The episode will launch new player rewards, including gear, styles, and more.
    EPISODE 44: THE SINS OF BLACK ADAM will launch in October 2022 on PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch.


    NEXT AT DIMENSIONAL INK: SEPTEMBER-DECEMBER

    The team's focus through October will be primarily on Episode 44 and the seasonal events, but we'll quickly roll onto Episode 45, due out early 2023, new allies and artifacts, finish up the new Custom Play On Duty UI, and begin work on an updated Allies UI.

    Finally, I'm excited to share that progress on our native PlayStation 5 client is showing promise. We have the game fully up and rendering, and we're into the (still very time-consuming) phase of identifying every adjustment that is needed to launch the game on a new system. I am also excited to share that work on the Xbox Series X client is underway as well. No, I don't have any dates to share yet, but we're getting there!


    NEXT ON DCUO: JANUARY - THE FUTURE

    Planning for our milestone 13th year is still underway and I will share more in my next update. Of course, I can say our traditional events will return early in the year - Attack of the Anti-Monitor for the anniversary in January, Love Conquers All for Valentine's Day in February, and Mister Mxyzptlk's Mischief in March - along with Episode 45 shortly after that.

    More on the future as we live it.


    CALENDAR

    If paragraphs are not your thing, maybe calendars are!

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    Thank you for reading this September 2022 Development Update all the way to the end! Let's have a great rest of the year. Please join the discussion on the official forums with any questions and let us know what you think.

    Landon "Panderus" Falls
    Executive Producer
    DC Universe Online
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  2. Catastrophic Repercussion Dedicated Player

    We finally have a continuation of the Till Death Do Us Part story arc! Yippie!

    Speaking of Blue Beetle, I wonder if we'll ever get another community voted style set?
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  3. Eve Creator League, YouTuber

    Nice finally!!!
  4. TheBatmanofDcuo New Player

    Nice !! No Batman Day things ?
  5. zNot Loyal Player

    2 raids finally - any information on how many bosses each raid has? Or any info in general about the raids? Also will we have Elite plus?

    That picture of the new dlc looks amazing.
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  6. Jcal Dedicated Player

    Very safe dev update without any real susprises. That's all understandable. Regardless of what's shared, I always appreciate the look ahead. Thank you.
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  7. catplaysxoxo Loyal Player

    Called it, Black Adam as an Ally. What about Black Adam styles?
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  8. Jcal Dedicated Player

    I think that's a given.

    Time Capsule, Vendor, or Purple drops. One of those is surely a new BA style. What I wanna know is if we're getting an Isis style who's sure to be getting a refreshed character model.
  9. OneWhoLaughed Committed Player

    So this BA episode is going to be the only episode until March?
  10. Magnificent Loyal Player

    Five-ish months between 44 and 45 after having five-ish months between 43 and 44. So we're now at the point of getting only bi-annual DLCs?
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  11. Hraesvelg Always Right


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  12. catplaysxoxo Loyal Player

    -1 for bringing up TC but then again I also believe Black Adam is going to be unlocked in the TC lol, probably Isis styles are going to be drops. I do wish to see some beautiful outfits for Isis. I love Egyptian royal clothing. Do you think this episode is going to talk about BA family? Like BA Jr
  13. Ryazan Dedicated Player

    Yeesh, a duo again. Last new solo was from all the way back to Wonderverse. :(
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  14. Mister Hando Active Player

    If i understand, our characters can change the side they are ? Hero can become Vilain and Vilain can become Hero ?
  15. whitefatee New Player

    so for those of us who are on the switch server are we going to get the episodes on time or should we expect another delay like last time?
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  16. Stamen Dedicated Player


    I feel you. I love solo content, especially solo content that lets you grind elite faction. Without it, you're always dependent on whatever kind of team you can scrub together, unless you're lucky enough to be on the call list for some of the premier leagues these days. Solo content provides ZERO excuses to whine-babies too. You don't have the elite gear, that's on you.

    Not sure what it would take to get a solo rolling out with our bi-annual updates, but they should seriously consider it.
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  17. TheLQ-DCUO Loyal Player

    Nice, good to hear more about the next episode and that we are getting 2 raids.

    Out of curiosity will at least one of the raids have an elite plus version? And will the alert have an elite plus version?
  18. Lantern Gblue New Player

    loving this, and the new allies have been fun additions. just putting it out there that i would like some lantern related allies :)
    and for my healer, a blue lantern accessory, backup and supply drop in the style of the uv/green/red/sinestro ones that just arrived? (i guess orange/avarice themed at xmas might also be nice, and sapphire supply drops in valentines!) maybe in the anniversary like where the azure misted aura came from? :D
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  19. BumblingB I got better.

    Oooh, please be a good ending to the Black Adam story. Kahndaq raid was not. :( I like how Neron is going to be introduced, he was part of the Black Adam/Isis story post WW3.

    I am wondering if any of the ideas we did with the design with the devs back at SOE live will be added. XD
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  20. Savior Prime Dedicated Player



    What about the graphical enhancements that was promised before...
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