DC Universe Online celebrates anniversary with '1' cape

DC Universe Online is celebrating its one-year anniversary with a special item and new stats on its success so far.


DC Universe Online is about to celebrate its one-year anniversary, and is marking the occasion with a special cape. Starting today, players can find a mission journal entry that will give them a cape that features the number "1" on the back. Your character needs to exist today to get the cape, but if you don't actually play today it will be waiting for you when you log on.

In its first year, DCUO has gone free-to-play, which SOE hailed as a smashing success. Now that time has ticked over into a full year, SOE shared a few fresh stats on the game. Players have created more than 3.5 million Heroes and more than 2 million villains. 1.8 million players are on PC, while 2.3 million are on PS3. Total playtime has hit 3.6 million days, and since launch Sony has added 200 new quests, 1,200 new NPCs, 2,500 new items, 15 new zones, and 1,800 new encounters.

"We broke a lot of new ground with last year's launch of DC Universe Online, both by successfully creating the first PS3 MMO community and adding true action combat to the genre," said executive director of development Lorin Jameson in the announcement. "The free-to-play transition at the end of last year is a proof point that our community is stronger and larger than ever. We are very proud of what we've accomplished thus far and look forward to continuously striving to improve the game."

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