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Interviews: Hands On with the War of Light

By Robert Lashley on February 06, 2014

Hands On with the War of Light

The last time I had hands on with Sony Online Entertainment’s DC Universe Online I was taking part in a preview of DLC 8 Son’s of Trigon at SOE Live. The game has made a major transition since then with the release of the PlayStation 4. Now the game has a new DLC to go with the new console. War of the Light Part I.

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Last week I was joined by DCUO Creative Director Jens Anderson and members of his development team for a walkthrough of the new DLC. We streamed the walkthrough live on MMORPG.com’s stream page. You can catch watch the video on our YouTube channel further down the page. The first thing I discovered was that Trigon has been imprisoned in his perverse version of Gotham city and our heroes have made their way back to Metropolis.

The focus of the War of the Light is an all new story about the Lanterns. This DLC is the first in a trilogy. One of the first additions I noticed in the game was the sentient planet Mogo. Mogo wields a giant ring inside of himself. It’s a very interesting look. Especially if you like it when it appears that planets are giving you the bird.

During our operation the story behind the new DLC started to unfold. We had to find and take care of different colored mists that are associated with the emotional spectrum. Apparently contact with the mist leads scientists to going all emo and rage out. The mist has also opened up a new line of powers for our heroes (or villains). In this first DLC we have access to the red emotional power rage. Rage is a tank/damage power and has abilities similar to the berserker style. During our operation we were assisted by lanterns Hal Jordan and Kyle Rayner that involved a twist at the end that I won’t spoil for you concerning a lantern’s color.

In addition to the new 4 player operation and the Red Light spectrum powers the War of the Light Part 1 includes:

  • New Feats and New Collections: A MMO staple.
  • A New 8- Player Operation - This operation takes place on Mogo and Ranx.
  • New Legends PvP Characters - New Lanterns join the PvP. Atrocitus and Saint Walker.
  • Lantern Inspired Gear - Heroes characters can earn Green Lantern based gear and Villains can collect Sinestro Corps. Both groups can collect Red Lantern style gear.

War of the Light Part 1 is now available for free to Legendary members or costs 9.99 USD for free members. Have any of you had a chance to play DCUO on the PlayStation 4? Let me know what you think in the comments below.

Robert Lashley /  Robert Lashley is a Staff Writer and Online host for MMORPG.com. Rob's bald and when he isn't blinding people from the glare on his head talking in front of a camera you can find him spending his free time checking out the latest games and technology. Feel free to hunt him down on twitter @Grakulen


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Robert Lashley / Rob is a Staff Writer and jack of all trades for MMORPG.com. When he isn’t blinding people with the glare from his head in front of a camera you can chase him down on Twitter, PSN, XBL, and Nintendo @rant_on_rob.