10/1/21 11:00 AM
Extra Life is always an important and fun part of of yearly traditions here at DC Universe Online. We come together as a community, we play our favorite game, we unlock gifts and rewards, and - the point - we help children in need in our local communities. We can all be heroes for this brief time, even you villains out there, and this is a very good thing.
The BIG NEWS this year is that EVERYONE is invited to join the DCUO team! Plus, new rewards.
In prior years, our team has consisted only of DCUO developers. No more! We want everyone in the community to join us this year, have fun, and help kids. This allows us to better support everyone out there wanting to participate, opens up new avenues for rewards and incentives, and - most of all - should help us raise even more funds for this heroic cause.
So join the DC Universe Online team or donate if you can. If you can't? That's fine too. Anything you can do to help spread the word is powerful, and that means just as much as a donation for the cause. It's really very simple: donate yourself, spread the word, or join our team! Everyone wins no matter what you choose to do.
The DCUO Extra Life Team is working to raise $20,210 in 2021. We will have Extra Life livestreams every Friday in October leading up to a marathon stream on Game Day on November 6, 2021. We also expect to have some Extra Life events on Saturdays (learn more below). Join us when you can!
Dimensional Ink Games will again kick off our fundraising with a donation of $5,000! We - our studio, our players, our community - are all in this together.
Extra Life is a charitable organization that unites thousands of gamers around the world to play games in support of their local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital. Since its inception in 2008, Extra Life has raised more than $87 million for sick and injured kids.
By fundraising, our team is helping to support a local hospital that treats thousands of children each year, regardless of their illness, injury, or even their family’s ability to pay. And as the COVID-19 pandemic places new stresses on hospitals and communities, Extra Life helps ensure that the 170 Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals around North America have the resources they need to care for the most vulnerable kids.
The DCUO team will support our local Austin CMN hospital, Dell Children's Ascension.
For that little extra push to get everyone involved, we have new and returning Extra Life rewards - both in-game and out. These rewards will be updated as we get closer to Game Day as more rewards come online. Rewards will begin unlocking on October 8, 2021, with our first official Extra Life livestream.
Our goal this year is to cross that $20,210 mark, but we have rewards for everyone in the game when we cross other milestones on the way. These will be revealed as we go, but here's what we can share right now.
Stay tuned for 2021's new milestone rewards!
Members of the DCUO development team also have what Extra Life calls incentives - donations you can make for specific amounts to unlock a special reward. Head to each of our personal Extra Life pages to donate for your incentive of choice.
Of special interest, Oceans created an incredibly beautiful and all-new Metropolis (physical) postcard for 2021. Don't miss your chance to get this one on your wall!
Please note that not all incentives will be available at all times and can sell out. Check our Extra Life pages to see what is available.
Red Five's Incentives
Android Amigo's Incentives
Team Member Milestones
Remember how the DCUO team is open to everyone this year? Join the team and reach one of the below personal milestones for an extra special reward! (Tip: You can add these for everyone to see on your personal page directly.)
The great thing about this is that even if you can't donate, getting others to donate to you will get you cool stuff, too!
For clarity, these Team Member Milestones are unlocked if you 1) join the Extra Life DCUO team and 2) reach the milestone's dollar amount in donations you personally have received.
That's it! Donate, join the team, and/or spread the word. And if you do none of those, please just stop by to say hi, show support, or maybe give us a pep-talk in that we've-been-streaming-for-9-hours window of exhaustion. We will appreciate it immensely!
*All you villains can help, too, just make sure to spin up an overly convoluted and complicated circumstance where IN THIS CASE only it makes sense for your evil self to do a good thing, or retcon your fall into semi-humanity later with a similar story of not quite nonsense.
What is a Boss Event? How can I donate for one?
Boss events are special incentives that Oceans has available this year. Head to her Extra Life page and click donate or choose an incentive directly in the top right of her page.
There are no time slots listed?!
If there are no slots listed under my incentives, it means all my current available slots have been claimed. But fear not! I will be posting more slots for both on and off stream boss events through October leading up to our big Game Day on November 6th! Keep checking back for more availability!
What time do these take place?
All time slots are listed in Central Time, so please make sure you check what time that is in your time zone! Please be ready to go at your chosen time slot so we can keep everything going on time!
How many rewards will I get? Are the styles unlockable on other characters?
You’ll be able to choose one of the three rewards per boss event. This reward will drop for you and everyone participating with you in that boss event. These rewards are a single grant and not currently available for style unlocking. They are account bound and can be given to a different character than you earned it on!
Is donating for Boss Events the only way to earn these rewards?
The Boss Event rewards (The Caregiver’s Cape, Angelic Aura, and Starry Caregiver’s Chroma) can currently only be obtained by participating in one of our charity boss events. If you have donated for a boss event incentive, you will be able to choose one reward to be granted upon completion of the event.
The chosen reward will be dropped for the area for anyone participating with you, so you can share the experience with your friends and fellow players! If you are unable to donate to claim your own boss event, keep an eye out for any generous players who have chosen to spawn these in public areas that you can join!
Can I choose a public area for my boss event and make sure my friends can be with me?
If you choose a public area with multiple phases, please add me to your group and I’ll keep you and the rest of the group phased with us!
What are these DCUO Postcards?
Postcards are special incentives that any DCUO developer may have available this year. Many of the postcards from 2020 are back (we printed quite a few), and Oceans created a brand-new Metropolis postcard for 2021, in a minimalist, vertical style. Don't miss that one!
How can I donate for one?
Head to any of the Extra Page for DCUO developers and click donate or choose the specific incentive directly at the top right of their page. Participating developers are listed in the article above with links.
There are no more postcards listed?!
These are physical items so eventually and hopefully we will sell out. However, we will also be rolling these out in batches over the next month to make sure we still have some for Game Day on November 6. Check back often or follow us on social media channels to see when more are posted.
What information do you need from me to send me a postcard?
Again, this is a real-world physical item, so we will need the complete mailing address for where you want the postcard mailed. This can be your address or a friend's - they make great gifts! If you would like us to address the postcard a certain way or have other requests, include that information as well.
During the donation process, Extra Life will prompt you for this information. For your privacy and other reasons, please do not send this information in any other way.