DC UNiverse Online has launched its fifth game update, named The Fate of the Fortress

Sony Online Entertainment has introduced the fifth game update of DC Universe Online.

The update, The Fate of the Fortress, is the second phase of three-part raid to stop Brainiac in his attempt to harness Kryptonian technology to destroy the Earth.

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The latest game update take place within the walls of the Fortress. Team up with Superman, Lex Luthor and familiar Kryptonian characters 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.

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The new content update for DCUO includes:

- 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.
- 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 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.
- 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.
- 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.

The update is now available, and is included at no additional charge for all active DC Universe Online subscribers.