New DLC marks DC Universe Online's first anniversary

'One-of-a-kind' cape offered to all players for free

Sony Online Entertainment is celebrating the first birthday of its PC and PS3 MMO DC Universe Online with a free in-game item.


The developer will give all players "a special one-of-a-kind One Year Anniversary Cape that features a number '1' on the back".

Not sure how "one-of-a-kind" the cape will be if everyone has it, but it's free so stop complaining.

The cape will be offered to players through their mission journal on January 11, and your character will need to have been created before that date.

"We broke a lot of new ground with last year's launch of DC Universe Online, both by successfully creating the first PS3 MMO community and adding true action combat to the genre," said Lorin Jameson, executive director of development at SOE.

"The free-to-play transition at the end of last year is a proof point that our community is stronger and larger than ever. We are very proud of what we've accomplished thus far and look forward to continuously striving to improve the game."

DCUO got its second proper DLC update last month. Titled 'Lightning Strikes', the content update centres around The Flash and introduces a new map, some fresh electricity based powers, characters and items.