Sony Online Entertainment recently teased that DC Universe Online’s new Game Update 5: The Fate of the Fortress would be “coming soon” and they weren’t joking. Today the developer launched the latest update adding a new raid, a “Hard” mode Hive Moon Base Alert, dueling and more.

The update expands the fight for Superman’s Fortress of Solitude against the invading forces of Brainiac. Players will team up with popular DC characters like Superman and Lex Luthor to help decide the fate of the Fortress of Solitude.

You can learn more about the update on the Game Update page and the press release below.

The Fate of the Fortress Game Update Now Available in DC Universe Online

Heroes and Villains Team Up with Superman, Lex Luthor and Familiar Kryptonian Characters to Defeat Brainiac’s Latest Plot to Harness Kryptonian Technology

WHAT: The arctic struggle continues within Superman’s Fortress of Solitude as Sony Online Entertainment introduces its fifth game update, The Fate of the Fortress, the second phase of DC Universe™ Online’s (DCUO) three-part raid to stop Brainiac in his attempt to harness Kryptonian technology to destroy the Earth.

The latest game update features the first DC Universe Online raid to take place within the walls of the Fortress. Players continue to fight alongside Superman and Lex Luthor as the battle moves deeper into this magnificent arctic hideout eventually pitting the combatants against the most fierce of all of Brainiac’s Sunstone-powered cyber-soldiers. In this phase of the Fortress raid series, fans of the Man of Steel will be treated to key areas of the Fortress, beginning with the grand entrance foyer containing statues of Jor-El and Lara (Superman’s Kryptonian parents), a trip to the Phantom Zone Projector Room, a view of the Sun Crystal Matrix Chamber, and a final battle with Brainiac’s most lethal and powerful fighting machine, the Avatar of Meta, which takes place in the Fortress’ center, the Power Core room.

Now available, the second Fortress of Solitude content update, The Fate of the Fortress, is included at no additional charge for all active DC Universe Online PC and PlayStation®3 Computer Entertainment System subscribers. The new content update for DCUO includes:

The Fate of the Fortress Game Update Features:

  • Fortress of Solitude Eight-Man Group Combat Raid: Follow Superman and Lex Luthor as they team up to defeat Brainiac and regain control of the Fortress of Solitude. Players will earn Marks of Krypton good towards purchasing new gear in the Watchtower or Hall of Doom.
  • New Gear & Loot: Players can get cool new pieces to add to their Wayward Drone set in the Hive Hard Mode Alert, including backplate, thorax, faceted headguard, and gloves.  Plus, the second part of the Fortress of Solitude raid offers up to 30 new weapons, completing the Prismatic set.  Finally, for those who complete all the briefings in both Fortress raids, there is a General Zod-inspired Banished Kryptonian Cowl to claim for players’ valiant efforts.
  • HIVE Hard Mode - Tier 2 Alert: Now offered in a “Hard Mode” version, the HIVE Alert takes the challenge to a whole new level of fun and rewards players with Marks of Distinction.
  • New Batcave PvP Map: A new Batcave map brings players to Batman’s inner sanctum for a two-versus-two battle, delivering a higher level of challenge to players and more gameplay combat and fun as they battle friends in the Batcave.
  • Dueling: The new dueling gameplay mode allows players to challenge another Hero or Villain to a one-on-one fight – to get started, players simply flag themselves as open for dueling and get ready to rumble.  

WHEN: The game update is available now for download.

The critically acclaimed DC Universe Online is licensed by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment on behalf of DC Entertainment and is the first massive online action game made for the PC and the PlayStation®3 system, featuring real-time combat action where players control every move. Players are invited to step into the DC Universe™ and create their own customized super hero or villain, and join forces to fight alongside or against their favorite DC icons.

For more information about DC Universe Online, visit

About DC Universe Online

Lex Luthor has traveled back through time with news of a dire future: While the heroes and villains spent years battling amongst themselves, Brainiac has been feeding on their powers, building strength to return to Earth and destroy humanity. To change the future, Lex has come back to set off a device that bestows super powers to thousands of every-day citizens and give humanity a fighting chance. Can Brainiac be stopped, or is this another nefarious Lex Luthor plot?

For the first time, players and fans will be able to enter the DC Universe as an active force for good or evil. A massively multiplayer experience, DC Universe Online delivers unparalleled high-energy, physics-powered combat that brings the player's extraordinary powers to life.

DC Universe Online was created in the artistic vision of legendary comic book artist Jim Lee, and set within a world created by famous DC writers including Geoff Johns and Marv Wolfman.

Rated T for Teen with Mild Blood, Mild Language, Mild Suggestive Themes and Violence, DC Universe Online is available for PC and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system. Players will soon be able to download DCUO completely for free on both the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and PC, with three new game access levels: Free, Premium and Legendary. All three levels will have access to open world gameplay and missions, general game updates and fixes to the game, with each level offering varying levels of customization, content and access. Any player who has spent at least $5 USD (including former subscribers and new players who have purchased in-game items) will qualify for Premium Access. Legendary Access will be available for a $14.99 monthly fee.  For players of the PC version of the game, Legendary Access to DCUO will be included in the all-in-one SOE All Access subscription.

About Sony Online Entertainment

Sony Online Entertainment LLC (SOE) is a recognized worldwide leader in massively multiplayer online games.  Best known for its blockbuster hits and franchises, including EverQuest®, EverQuest® II, Champions of Norrath®, PlanetSide®, Free Realms®, Clone Wars Adventures™, and DC Universe Online™, SOE creates, develops and provides compelling online entertainment for a variety of platforms.  Headquartered in San Diego, Calif., SOE is building on its proven legacy and pioneering the future of the interactive entertainment space through creative development and inspired gameplay design for audiences of all ages.  To learn more, visit

About Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, a division of Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group, is a premier worldwide publisher, developer, licensor and distributor of entertainment content for the interactive space across all current and future platforms, including console, handheld and PC-based gaming for both internal and third party game titles.

About DC Entertainment

DC Entertainment, home to iconic brands DC Comics (Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, The Flash, etc.), Vertigo (Sandman, Fables, etc.) and MAD, is the creative division charged with strategically integrating across Warner Bros. and Time Warner.  DC Entertainment works in concert with many key Warner Bros. divisions to unleash its stories and characters across all media, including but not limited to film, television, consumer products, home entertainment, and interactive games.  Publishing thousands of comic books, graphic novels and magazines each year, DC Entertainment is the largest English-language publisher of comics in the world.

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Last Updated: Mar 13, 2016

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