Sony Online Entertainment has announced that DC Universe Online has been switched to a free-to-play model as of today.
The game offers three different levels of content. Free access players can play any of the base content from the DCUO world, including all raids and alerts not included as downloaded content. Premium access is given to players whom purchase a minimum of $5 of in-game items. This will unlock more character slots, additional inventory space, and the ability to hold more money. Finally, Legendary access is available for a monthly fee of $14.99 with multi-month discounts available.
Legendary access includes all DLC packs, more than 16 character slots, 60 inventory spaces and the ability to form Leagues (guilds).Free : New players now have access to the base game content in DC Universe Online, including Gotham City, Metropolis, and all current raids and alerts outside of DLC packs. Free Access provides players with the ability to create two characters, join a League and many other benefits. Free level players can also purchase DLC packs, additional character slots, and more in-game.
Premium : Any player who has spent at least $5 USD (including former paid subscribers and new players who have purchased $5 of in-game items) qualifies for the Premium Access level. Premium level players have more benefits available to them than the Free level player, including additional character slots, additional inventory slots, and higher cash limits. DLC packs, additional character slots, and more can be purchased in-game. All previous subscribers are granted Premium Access automatically.
Legendary: Legendary Access provides the most content, features and benefits of the three access levels. Loaded with enhanced features, Legendary Access is available for a $14.99 USD monthly fee (multi-month discounts are available) and includes access to all DLC packs at no cost, more than 16 character slots, over 60 inventory slots, the ability to form Leagues, and many other benefits.