Hand of Fate DLC Pack Launches Today – Keeps DC Universe Online Alive and Kicking

by on September 18, 2012

Sony Online Entertainment have today let loose a new DC Universe Online DLC pack, titled Hand of Fate. Check inside for details.

DC Universe Online, the now free to play MMO, is still going strong a year and a half after release, a fact that is backed up by the continued release of new content. The majority of players are now free to play, so it makes sense that Sony would release new DLC packs to bring some extra money in.

The Hand of Fate pack is now available to both PC and PS3 players and adds six new episodes to the games already large back catalogue of stories.

The fact that this is our fifth major downloadable content pack showcases our commitment to expanding the immersive player experience through regular content updates,” said Jens Andersen, creative director on DC Universe Online. “Hand of Fate is unlike anything we’ve offered to date. From the very beginning, it was designed to draw players back out to our massive open-world cities and allow them to experience them in new, unexpected ways. We are pleased with what we have come up with and can’t wait to hear what the players think.”

Hand of Fate provides players with hours of new adventures and content:

  • Utility Belt Attachments – Utility Belt Attachments expand the trinket load-out from one to up to four slots, allowing players to equip multiple trinkets, toys, pets, and consumables at once. All Utility Belt Attachments have at least two slots, while some also have upgradeable slots! Utility Belt Attachments give players more flexibility and options in the heat of combat without having to swap out items.
  • New Legends Characters – Hand of Fate introduces the first arcane characters to Legends PvP. The Lord of Order, Doctor Fate and the evil sorcerer Felix Faust make their playable debut in Legends PvP as magic-wielding hand-blasters who conjure powerful spells and summon allies to their aid.
  • Operations – Six intense new episodes designed for group play — three Heroic and three Villainous — are now unleashed upon players under the direction of Doctor Fate and Felix Faust. Heroes will be called to help the Lords of Order protect innocent souls from the forces of darkness. Villains must complete perilous missions for Felix Faust to reap his rewards.
  • Side Missions – As players battle through the six Operations, up to 60 side missions will arise that take players all over Metropolis, Gotham City and beyond, pitting them against previous adversaries and new dangers that have arisen.

Legendary subscribers can get access to all of the above right now for free as part of their package. For the rest of you, it comes at a cost of $9.99, which isn’t so bad if you are a free to play player.

Will you be picking up the Hand of Fate DLC pack? Or did you give up on DC Universe Online long ago? Let us know in the comments section, below!