The next DC Universe Online episode, World of Flashpoint, will be free for all players regardless of membership status. World of Flashpoint will bring new missions, new versions of old favorite characters, and plenty more when it launches in April.
Why is DC Universe Online's World of Flashpoint Episode free?
According to an official blog post by the developers, making World of Flashpoint free is part of a wider strategy to move forward without gating content behind payments. Usually, Episodes are granted to those who hold Memberships, but free-to-play gamers have to buy them separately. The devs say they understand that getting access to Episodes is an important part of Memberships, and that "this will be accounted for" in a forthcoming Membership overhaul in summer. However, regardless of what DC Universe Online Memberships become, World of Flashpoint will be free for all players permanently across all platforms.
What will the World of Flashpoint Episode offer?
As you might expect, World of Flashpoint will revolve heavily around the DC Flashpoint event. It takes players to an alternate timeline in which the heroes you know are battling in a war that will shake Earth to its foundations. Aquaman battles Wonder Woman for the fate of both Atlantis and Themyscira. Thomas Wayne, Bruce Wayne's father, is Batman, and his tenuous grip on Gotham is loosening. It's up to The Flash - and you, naturally - to fix the timeline and make sure everything gets back to how it should be.
Content-wise, you're getting plenty of new stuff in the DC Universe Online World of Flashpoint episode. It'll offer new open-world missions, as well as a duo mission, a new Alert, and two extra Raids. You'll also get new Flashpoint versions of Wonder Woman, Batman, Cyborg, and more fan favorites, plus a new storyline to follow and plenty of new gear, styles, and base items to unlock. This isn't one you're gonna want to miss if you're a fan of DC Universe Online or the comics' Flashpoint storyline.
DC Universe Online's World of Flashpoint Episode launches in April for PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch. The game is currently free to play on all four of those platforms.
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