SOE Releases New PlanetSide 2 & DCUO Updates

DC Universe Online gets a feature-filled DLC; PS2 adds the Directives system.

Sony Online Entertainment is having a content-packed week with the latest two releases of DC Universe Online's DLC, Halls of Power Part One, and PlanetSide 2's new prestige achievement-styled system, Directives.

DC Universe Online: The Halls of Power, Part I

Trouble is stirring in the dark world. Darkseid's son, Kalibak, and the villainous Mantis have called upon the agents of Darkseid to delve beneath the surfaces of New Genesis and Apokolips to help them retrieve powerful ancient relics from the age of the Old Gods for a dark purpose. The heroic Mister Miracle and fierce Big Barda have assembled a force together in an effort to stop them.

New Features

  • Five all-new cooperative multiplayer adventures: two 8-player Raids, one 8-player Operation, one 4-player Alert and one 4-player Operation
  • Six new Skill Points are now available to earn, and players have access to a range of new Collections, Feats, gear, and Base items
  • For the first time in DCUO, players can play with or against the iconic villains and heroes from the Fourth World, including Kalibak, Mantis, Mister Miracle and Big Barda
  • Apokolips, New Genesis and League Halls serve as the backdrop for the content
  • New styles and gear, such as Mister Miracle's Cape, Kalibak's Vest and Sash, and an Old God Helmet, are now available

DCUO's Senior Creative Director, Jens Andersen, has this to say about the latest DLC: "Halls of Power Part I has gone through a grand metamorphosis since its initial announcement at last year's SOE Live, and we are extremely proud of how it's evolved. With the additions of new environments, League Hall content, and the debut of the New Gods, we think this DLC is one of our biggest and best updates since our launch on the PS4."

PlanetSide 2: The Directives System

Directives is a new prestige achievement-style system that has been implemented for all players, and new ones "will be added frequently." Players can work toward multi-tiered goals to improve upon their expertise.

This system includes:

  • Showcase Your Honors: Build up your Directive Score and show off your prowess with others!
  • Ramp Up Stats: Earn points with each Directive Tier completion (5 per Directive Tree)
  • Build Your Arsenal: Obtain exclusive Auraxium prestige weapons and appearance items upon each Directive Tree completion
  • Choose Your Direction: Directives reinforce all roles available in game; from aircraft to tanks to grunts to generals, there are options for every soldier

More details about the new Directives system can be found on the official forums.

Ann "Cyliena" Hosler, Managing Editor


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