DCUO Fight for the Light is free to download on September 6

Saving the world at all costs might not be so expensive after all. Superheroes and villains playing DC Universe Online on September 6 will get to play the new “Fight for the Light” DLC pack completely free of charge.

Fight for the Light was first announced in late July and was widely expected to be the game’s first pay-to-play content.

And with the DLC pack ushering a new Light power set and special scenarios in S.T.A.R. Labs and Sciencells Prison, fans seemed to have no choice but to fork over the extra cash.

Yet to everyone’s surprise, SOE said it will offer the highly-anticipated DLC pack “as a free download to all active subscribers as a way to thank its loyal players,” in a press release.

This is SOE we’re talking about though, so there’s no assurance that DCUO will keep future DLCs free as well.

But no need to get ahead of ourselves. For now, let’s just enjoy the light show and marvel at the fantastic armaments on-demand you’ll soon be wielding as part of the Green Lantern Corps and Sinestro Corps. (My personal favorite is the aerial bomb drop shown above.)