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Prepare for the DCUO Launch on PlayStation 4!

Posted on 11-07-2013

DCUO’s PlayStation®4 FAQ!

DC Universe Online is launching soon on the PlayStation®4 System, and we’re here to answer your questions. Read on for everything you need to know.




When is DC Universe Online launching on the PlayStation®4 System?

DCUO will be available when the PS4 launches in North America on November 15th, 2013.

Is DC Universe Online still free-to-play?

Yes! DCUO is free-to-play on all platforms, including PS4, and details about the different access levels can be found here

What is included in the PS4 launch of DCUO?

You can expect to play the full DC Universe Online game on PS4 with all of the exciting stories, characters, and content in the original game and added since launch. All 8 DLC Packs will also be available for purchase or with a Legendary Membership.

What is included in Game Update 31?

GU 31 is a huge update that remasters DCUO for all platforms in preparation for the PS4 launch. The update includes a massive revamp and redesign to leveling content, a sweeping visual upgrade, and a host of technical improvements that will improve stability and performance on all platforms. For more information, read the Producer’s Letter here.

What new features does the PS4 bring to DCUO?

DCUO will take advantage of several of the PS4’s new features, creating an even more powerful and immersive experience for players that want to delve into the worlds of DC Comics.

  • Enjoy upgraded visuals and improved performance as DCUO utilizes the PS4’s system power
  • Play DCUO remotely on the Vita with wifi connection to your PS4
  • Share and livestream your epic gameplay moments using the PS4’s social sharing capabilities


Hall of Doom

Relit and retextured Hall of Doom


What is Marketplace Cash?

How you purchase Marketplace items on PS3 and PS4 is changing with the introduction of Marketplace Cash. Instead of purchasing items directly using real world currency or funds from your PSN wallet, you will instead purchase Marketplace Cash with real world currency in the PSN store, then use Marketplace Cash to purchase items in the game.

  • $5.00 – 500 Marketplace Cash
  • $10.00 – 1,000 Marketplace Cash
  • $20.00 – 2,000 Marketplace Cash
  • $45.00 – 5,000 Marketplace Cash
  • $85.00 – 10,000 Marketplace Cash

Marketplace Cash is similar to Station Cash on the PC and will bring greater parity between the platforms in terms of pricing and our ability to run sales and promotions.

When will Marketplace Cash be available?

Marketplace Cash will be available on PS4 with launch, and on PS3 with the launch of Game Update 31. Players may be able to purchase Marketplace Cash as early as Friday, November 8, but will not be able to spend it until Game Update 31 launches.

Do my characters, items, and purchases transfer from PS3 to PS4?

Yes! To use your PS3 account on PS4, simply use the same PSN account to log into your PS4, and then launch DCUO. All of your characters, items, and purchases will be waiting for you, just like they were on the PS3. It is that simple!

Of course, if you do notice any inconsistency or problem, please contact Customer Support so we can assist you.

Is PlayStation Plus required to play DCUO on the PS4?

No. You do not need to have a PlayStation Plus membership to play DCUO on the PS4. You will be able to simply log in and connect to the DCUO servers.

What is the DCUO Mobile Mainframe?

The DCUO Mobile Mainframe will be an app available for iPhone and Android, and will provide a variety of benefits for the DCUO player on the go. You can use the app to:

  • Connect to and use in-game Voice Chat with your League even when you’re not online
  • View information about your characters, including your gear and stats
  • View and bookmark information about items found in the game
  • Watch video tutorials about virtually any aspect of DCUO (Coming Soon!)

The DCUO Mobile Mainframe will be available in the near future.

Will there be a new User Interface?

We are working on a revamped version of the DCUO interface, but it is not yet ready for release. We originally intended to release it with the PS4 launch, but we are not yet satisfied with the final results, and work continues.

To stay up to date on all the latest DCUO news, follow us on Twitter, like us on Facebook, and join the discussion on the official forums! Greatness awaits!