Fifth DC Universe Online update 'coming soon'

DC Universe Online's fifth game update is "coming soon," according to the game's official Facebook account. The "Fate of the Fortress" update is set to add a harder difficulty setting to the Hive Moon Base Alert with more loot, a new raid scenario, PvP arena, and more.

As the name would imply, the new raid will feature heroes and villains battling for the fate of Superman's Fortress of Solitude.

The Facebook update--which featured the above image--also teased the appearance of two iconic Superman characters: Clark Kent's biological father Jor-El and the menacing General Zod.

"Here are 5 reasons why you should be excited," the Facebook update notes (via TenTon Hammer). "The Hive Alert is now available in “Hard” flavor (and comes with a side of amazing loot), Smacking your friends around in a duel is just as fun as it sounds, Battling other players in the Batcave doesn’t always mean having to dress like someone else, Superman? Tough. Superman’s dad? Really tough. Zod!"

DC Universe Online is slated to go free-to-play in "late October," so it's possible the update will launch alongside the business model shift; however, Sony Online Entertainment has offered no firm release on the game's update.