DC Universe Online DLC: Lightning Strikes features the Flash

DC Universe Online had a pretty successful free-to-play re-launch. Now it picks up even more speed with Lightning Strikes, its electric new DLC pack coming out “later this year.”

The Flash is the central focus of this pay-to-play DLC pack, getting his own The Flash Museum Duo instance. Here, superheroes can travel back in time to assist a newly awakened Barry Allen to restore order in Central City, while villains can face off against the swift-footed superhero.

Lightning Strikes will be available at no cost to all Legendary subscribers aka those paying the $15 monthly subscription. Premium and Free members, who both do not, can purchase the DLC pack separately for $10.

Other notable additions coming are the Electricity power set (Tesla Ball and Shockwave attacks!), new gear sets collectible via DCUO Cash, and fresh “Inspired By” options for iconic characters like Livewire, Black Lightning and more.

Read the full Lightning Strikes press release to see if this new DLC pack is worth forking over the extra bucks. Or for the more visually persuaded, browse through these in-game screenshots:

With this DLC pack coming out almost the same time as SWTOR, what will you being doing come Christmastime – running with the Flash, scraping up some SWTOR Credits for your Padawan toon, or doing neither?