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TIME CAPSULES (Updated January 10)

Booster Gold is filling up Time Capsules with lots of useful and exciting items to send through the Multiverse to you! But how do you find them? How can you open them? What’s waiting for you when you do? Let’s take a few minutes to prepare for their arrival and find out…

HOW TO OBTAIN A TIME CAPSULE:

Time Capsules can be obtained through regular gameplay. You don’t need to do anything special in order to get these. As you’re playing the game as you normally would, you will eventually find a capsule waiting for you when you defeat an enemy.

HOW TO OPEN A TIME CAPSULE:

To open a capsule, you’ll need a Stabilizer. There are two ways to obtain a stabilizer: purchasing one from the Marketplace for 100 Daybreak Cash (PC) or Marketplace Cash (Console), or putting one together through gameplay.

When you purchase a whole Stabilizer from the Marketplace, you can use it right away to open your capsule.

In game, you’ll need to find Stabilizer Fragments. You can use these fragments to piece together a full stabilizer, which can open a capsule. Stabilizer Fragments can be earned in-game via special events, found in the On Duty menu under the “Events” tab.

Current Event:

Looking to grab some Stabilizer Fragments in game? Look for the “Stabilizer Fragmentation” event in your On Duty menu.

Free players will receive 3 Stabilizer Fragments per event, Premium players will receive 4 Stabilizer Fragments per event, and Members will receive 6 Stabilizer Fragments per event. It will take 15 Stabilizer Fragments to build a complete Stabilizer. Stabilizer Fragments and Stabilizers are special types of currency that are shared by all characters on your account.

Once you use a stabilizer to open a capsule, you’ll see what sort of goodies Booster Gold has sent to you!

WHAT IS INSIDE A TIME CAPSULE:

Each capsule is tradable and once opened will include a variety of useful and mostly tradable items. Some of these items will be included inside a separate capsule or box inside the Time Capsule. These contain styles, auras, materials, collections, and gear. Each capsule also contains Quarks for the Rewards From Time And Space vendor. 

Time Capsules are only available for a limited time. As the capsules change, so too do the items available inside. If you have previous Time Capsules saved in your inventory, you will still be able to open or trade them after they’ve stopped dropping in game.

 

CURRENT TIME CAPSULE: PARADOX TIME CAPSULE

The Paradox Time Capsule features world-bending styles and rewards from across the DC Universe. Each Paradox Time Capsule contains one sub-capsule (more on that below) and random items from a general list of rewards, including Quarks (Rewards from Time & Space vendor currency), Soder Cola Ultimates, R&D Exobytes, complex materials, collections, and the ultra-rare Kryptonite Aura you may recognize from Earth 3.

Keep reading for more information on all the new sub-capsule rewards!

 

Speed-Metal Gear Capsule

Inspired by the Red Death, one of the evil versions of Batman in the Dark Knights, from the Dark Multiverse, the Speed-Metal gear set is terrifying to behold.

You will note that, yes, the Red Death is a Speedster, created when one of the multiverse's more extreme versions of Batman and the Flash cosmically merged when entering the Speed Force. Spoiler Alert: that led to an incredibly twisted super villain, and also one of the most dramatic Batman and Flash costumes ever.

Take a careful look at the back style, especially if you are a Speedster yourself, and the Bat-tainted Speed Force energy whipping out behind you as you run.

Each gear piece has a chance to drop in each Speed-Metal Gear sub-capsule and, when consumed, will become level-appropriate to your character. If you want to trade them, make sure you do so BEFORE you attune them! Of course, every Speed-Metal style can be upgraded into an Enhanced version using recipes, for even more dark, red, metally energy. Enhanced styles are created using R&D recipes and the motes found in this Time Capsule. 

 

Paradox Emblem Capsule

The story of DCUO began with Lex Luthor, from a ruined future, returning to unleash Exobytes, thus creating all of the new super heroes and villains who would be strong enough to face and defeat Brainiac. Those heroes and villains would then choose to align themselves into loose factions surrounding those interested in Tech, Magic, or Meta abilities.

In the Paradox Emblem Capsule, enjoy an array of emblems inspired by these choices and more. Collect them all for special feats, and remember each emblem can also be upgraded using motes into enhanced, emissive versions.  

 

Paradox Collector's Capsule

In the Paradox Collector's Capsule, we have reached even farther back into the altered timelines of DC Universe Online's past...and maybe even the future. These collections work towards the new Forcefield Material, inspired by Brainiac and the buildings bottled during his assault on Gotham City and Metropolis, and towards the Anti-Matter Cache and the Exoskeleton Cache.

The Anti-Matter Cache includes the Enhanced Life Shell Gloves style and the Anti-Matter Aura - Hands, both inspired by the Anti-Monitor himself. The Exoskeleton Cache includes a helmet and gloves inspired by the original Exobytes that gave rise to all of our heroes and villains. 

 

QUARKS AND THE REWARDS FROM TIME AND SPACE VENDOR

VENDOR CURRENCY: QUARKS

Quarks are a currency found in Time Capsules and spent in the new Rewards From Time And Space vendor (more on those rewards below). You'll receive Quarks in Time Capsules in two ways:

  • Quarks come in every Time Capsule you open, in addition to everything else you are used to finding in Time Capsules. 
  • Each time you open a sub-capsule, you will have a choice in the loot picker of the regular reward OR (if you don't want that) an extra batch of Quarks. 
  • Quarks are shared across and useable by all characters on your account. 

For more information about Quarks, read this Development Update.

REWARDS FROM TIME AND SPACE 

The Rewards From Time And Space vendor is new with Game Update 75, and features a wide variety of new rewards available for Quarks. Those rewards range from several consumable and early game supplies, to gear that will automatically level to you, to incredible new Auras and Materials. As a SPECIAL BONUS, Members receive 10% off all items on the Rewards From Time And Space vendor.

Make sure to check out the top reward, the Resplendent Cache! Keep reading for details!

Materials

Three all-new materials are available for Quarks, the Stealth material, the Blue Smoke material, and the Opalescent material. The Stealth material is perfect for those of you who trend toward ninja or wish to lurk unseen in the night. It is a new kind of material that replaces the texture of your style while retaining the geometry and details of that style, while also adding a rich and highly detailed cloth vibe that shimmers in the light. The Blue Smoke material closely matches the Blue Smoke aura, and we recommend using both together for maximum effect! Finally, the Opalescent material shimmers like a pearl in the sun.

 

Modular Auras

Two sets of "modular" auras are also available on the Rewards From Time And Space vendor. What do we mean by Modular? We have variant versions of the new Energy Cell and Diamond Mist auras that apply the aura to certain areas of your character's body. There are seven - count 'em, SEVEN - modular Energy Cell and Diamond Mist aura variants (Head, Hands, Feet, Right Hand, Hands and Feet, Hands and Head, and finally Head, Hands, and Feet. 

For example, the image above is applied to Head, Hands, and Feat, but these and more are also all available individually.  


Tactical Mod Box

The Tactical Mod box is a box of, you guessed it, tactical mods previously found in Time Capsules. There is a box specifically for each powerset. When you open your capsule, you will be able to choose between two random tactical mods from that powerset.

Bonus: Water now has tactical mods and they are available through this box.  


Bombardier Gear Box

Looking to gear up? You got it. The Bombardier Gear Box features gear that will automatically level to you (capped below the latest episode's gear). When you open the box, you will get to choose which gear slot you prefer. Especially of note, this gear will use the much sought-after Avatar Bombardier style. Go nuts!


Training Supply Kit

The Training Supply Kit is great for newer characters in the process of leveling. It includes 3 XP-Plus Booster Boxes, 12 Soder Cola Ultimates, and a random gear piece from the Bombardier Gear Box. 


Crafting Supply Kit

The Crafting Supply Kit is great for anyone looking to get into R&D. It includes 20 Complex Materials and 60 Simple Materials. 


Compound Omega Stash

The Compound Omega Stash is pretty straight forward. It includes 5 Compound Omegas that increase your Health, Power, Restoration, Vitalization and Dominance, Precision, and Might for 30 minutes. 


The Resplendent Cache 

To cap things off, the Resplendent Cache is the most prized offering on the Rewards From Time And Space vendor. The Opalescent material and the Diamond Mist aura are available separetly, but if you buy them together in the Resplendent Cache, you ALSO get a 0-point feat and title, "the Champion of Life." 

Wear your elite material, aura, and title with pride!

 

PREVIOUS TIME CAPSULES

Curious what you can find in any of the so-far released Time Capsules? You've come to the right place!

 

Still have more questions? Come ask them on the official DCUO forums

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