DCUO flips on free-to-play this November 1

Technically missing its end-October target to convert to a free-to-play model, DC Universe Online has settled for a wisp of delay, going sub-free on November 1, 2011.

The date was cemented during the live webcast today where the SOE team reiterated the planet-shaking implications of turning free-to-play, which we’ve pretty much covered in the Free-to-Play FAQs.

Now that a final date has been set, DCUO fans can start pondering on this dilemma: What kind of subscription do I get?

Most existing players will be automatically converted to Premium access, which offers more character slots and larger DCUO Cash limits than the Free access. There is the choice of keeping the status quo or upgrading to the Legendary access for free DLC updates every quarter or so.