DC Universe Online‘s next free episode will explore one of the biggest reality-altering events that shaped DC Comics for most of the 2010s. Flashpoint, a world where the Flash traveled back in time to save his mom and ended up dooming the planet instead, will see time-twisted versions of DC characters battle one another during key moments of the storyline that eventually led to the creation of the New 52 continuity.
Whether you’re playing as a hero or a villain, the reward for surviving encounters with darker versions of Batman, Aquaman, and Wonder Woman is a boss fight with Flash villain Heat Wave and a chance to earn gear inspired by the pyromaniac. Superman’s nemesis Doomsday will be roaming the open world and can be challenged as well.
According to a post by Dimensional Ink Games’ senior community manager Ted Stone on the PS Blog, DC Universe Online’s adaptation of Flashpoint drew inspiration not only from the main series but also the tie-in Wonder Woman and Batman comic books.