DC Universe Online's next DLC features The Flash

Sony Online Entertainment's massively multiplayer superhero game to receive new characters, power, gear, and more; $10 add-on free for monthly subscribers.


DC Universe Online recently made the jump to a freemium model and quickly saw an influx of users. Looking to capitalize on the expanded player base, Sony is hitting the ground running with an all-new content pack.

As a rule, it's probably best to steer clear of dudes with exposed skull heads.
As a rule, it's probably best to steer clear of dudes with exposed skull heads.

Sony Online Entertainment announced today that Lightning Strikes, a new downloadable content pack featuring The Flash, is coming to DC Universe Online. The pack will introduce electrical abilities as the game's eighth power set, new gear, and a new map called Central City. The new Flash Museum Duo scenario will let gamers visit the Central City of today and tomorrow, as well as travel back in time to experience the moment The Flash gained his powers.

The scarlet speedster won't be the only familiar face featured in this content pack. The Justice League staple will be joined by an assortment of his friends and foes, including Livewire, Black Lightning, The Top, The Trickster, Static, and more.

Lightning Strikes will be available later this year on the PS3 and PC for free to all Legendary-tier players (monthly paid subscribers). For Free and Premium players, the pack will be available for $9.99.

For more on DC Universe Online, check out GameSpot's previous coverage.

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Avatar image for Hail23

Flash is already in the game people. They are just adding in all of his stuff just like they did for Fight for the light but more stuff.

Avatar image for hawaiian8

this game took 8 f-ing hours to download 50%, NO THANKS

Avatar image for LUMIN4RY

The Flash DLC vs SWTOR hmmmm SWTOR gets my money!

Avatar image for XanderZane

That's strange. I always thought the Flash was in this game. Once I get my new PC built I'll give it a try. That was one of the things I loved about Guild Wars.

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What's this talk of "Flash should've been in there in the first place"? There's a questline that you team up with The Flash... you actually fight side-by-side with him during a boss fight... He's in the game all ready, lol...

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I was surprised upon finding out that they had flash's ability in the game but didn't have flash lol. oh well though, this game gave me a good 2-3 days entertainment, Now im back at Rift and waiting for SWTOR =)

Avatar image for zaiwen

simply awful... flash shoulda been included to begin with...

Avatar image for MJ12-Conspiracy

Even though I'm more a fan of Marvel I'm liking DCUO, it does a good job of informing you about these heroes and what it is that's so great about them and the voice acting is really good, bringing in voices from the animated series' like Justice League and Batman TAS and others.....and the gameplay once you get it, it's fun and being in the middle of a slugging match betwen you and some enemy that's a little stronger than you, having another more powerful player come along and help out is pretty cool.... As for the new DLC it should be good, I'm mostly looking forward to the new city......

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Cant complain if its free, great game for its value!

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I'm actually enjoy DCU. I had it when it first came out but...15.99 a month is asking way to much so I sadly did not stay. Once they went free to play I jumped right back in. It kinda reminds me of Marvel Ultimate Alliance...but in MMO format. May grab the Green Lantern and Flash DLC after I hit the level cap.

Avatar image for Biocide69

Wish the game had a little more to it as a whole, I know it's free and all, but it just couldn't hold my attention.

Avatar image for LUMIN4RY

Meh... Awww so many down thumbs. The truth hurts... just meh.

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Awesome :)

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Avatar image for The_Last_Ride

nothing new, but great to see it is official now