DCUO: Player Brief Guide - Survival of the Fittest

Feats abound in DC Universe Online (this game's "Achievement" equivalent) and range from defeating a particularly difficult mission without being knocked out to reach
Feats abound in DC Universe Online (this game's "Achievement" equivalent) and range from defeating a particularly difficult mission without being knocked out to reaching a certain level, and everything in between. Exploration feats, which are broken down into Investigations (Green !s), Player Briefs (Blue !s) and Collections (Yellow ?s), are some of the easiest to complete while also being among the most frustrating to track down. For the first few articles in this series, I'll be focusing on the Blue ! type - Player Briefs. These little holographic tokens can hide anywhere you can imagine - under bridges, behind stacks of boxcars, the tops of roofs, tucked into an alcove halfway up a highrise, etc. 

This is the symbol for the Player Brief type of exploration feat.

They also occasionally disappear! These tokens despawn after they've been interacted with. So if you're just casually flying/gliding/zipping through the city you may miss one simply because another hero or villain picked it up a few moments before you got there. If you don't know it's supposed to be there, you may never return to that location for your shot at these special feats.

And that's where these guides come in! In this series of articles, I'll be offering maps and screenshot tips on tracking each of these illusive tokens down, as well as telling you about which rewards you can expect from completing each particular set of Player Briefs.

I would like to preface this guide with the disclaimer that this guide may be skewed in favor of fliers, over those that have chosen acrobatics or superspeed as their travel power of choice. In fact, the Feats themselves are crafted in such a way to favor flight. But hopefully with the pictures and maps included, this bias can be overcome.

The tokens for each set can be picked up in any order. The order listed herein is simply the order in which I found and tagged them. Click on any picture for a magnified view of the area surrounding each token's location. The purple beacons shown in some shots should not be used as reliable landmarks, as they may or may not appear for you depending on your level and whether or not you've unlocked certain speed challenges.

Survival of the Fittest

In this first guide, I'll be covering the "Survival of the Fittest" set of investigations. This is a meta-achievement, comprised of two separate collections of six tokens each.

For each of these 6-token collections, you will receive a prize in the form of a unique costume piece.

The final prize for completing both collections is a unique costume piece that fits in your back slot, that resembles the famous wings of Hawkman himself:

Survival of the Fittest - Reward
Hawk Wings (Back Slot)

Part 1 - Survival of the Fittest

The first half of this investigation takes place
in the Little Bohemia district of Metropolis.
The prize for completion of the first half is a back-slot costume
piece that resembles Green Arrow's quiver of arrows.


1) Under the ruined remains of the Queensland Boardwalk ferris wheel, across the water to the WEST of the Little Bohemia Police Station.
2) Raised plaza, two blocks SOUTH of Little Bohemia Police Station, and two blocks SOUTHWEST of Queensland Boardwalk

3) Street level, in a courtyard between two buildings,
one block SOUTHEAST of Queensland Boardwalk

4) Two blocks NORTH of Little Bohemia Police Station. Roof of blue building with gold trim, between the air conditioning units

5) Street level, curved lawn of building shaped like a capital I, SOUTHWEST of
Queensland Boardwalk, along the waterfront

6) Roof of building due-SOUTH of Little Bohemia Police Station. Grey building with blue windows and gold trim, tucked between the air conditioning units.

Part 2 - Survival of the Fittest

The second half of this investigation takes place
in the Downtown district of Metropolis.
The prize for completing this portion of the investigation is another back-slot costume piece, this time a sleek looking jetpack!
(contrails/flames not included)


1) Rooftop terrace halfway up gold building, overlooking park from EAST
2) Street level courtyard four blocks EAST of Old STAR Labs,
one block past the highway overpass

3) Roof of building directly NORTH of Old STAR Labs, WEST building of a set,
hidden beneath a satellite dish.

4) Street level, in Centennial Park just SOUTH across the street
from Old STAR Labs (seen in the background)

5) Three blocks EAST of Old Star Labs, just before the highway overpass,
on the topmost tier of the gold striped building with a rounded roof.

6) In the Centennial Park hedge garden.
Slightly obscured in this photo is the crashed/landed STAR Labs aircraft,
behind the tree branch in the upper-left (good landmark).


And stay tuned to Ten Ton Hammer for further investigation guides!

Special thanks to Dat, Ori and the Individuals of Doom (from "New Frontier") for their assistance in obtaining these complete collections, screenshots and maps.

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