DC Universe Online has been updated with a new R&D system which allows players to create new items.
The update brings Equipment Mods which socket into existing gear, providing a stat and combat rating increase. Players can also use different Equipment Mods to increase various stats in order to further customize gear to suit a character’s individual needs. You can now can create superior consumables which restore health, power, and provide stat buffs.
Upon reaching level 10, players will be directed to their respective faction’s R&D contact in the Watchtower or Hall of Doom for an introduction to the system. R&D parts, Stations and Vendors can be found throughout the game as well.
The update includes the following four elements for the system:
- Finding and Researching: Plans to create Equipment Mods to upgrade gear and consumables can be collected throughout the world.
- Gathering: Throughout the open world (including Gotham City, Metropolis and Central City), players (1-30) can find exobytes and other items.
- Salvaging: Players can turn unused, uncommon or rare items into crafting materials, and they can recover a rare item and create a useful piece of new equipment.
- Collecting: Bosses will drop useful ingredients such as Focusing Elements and Plans throughout the game.
The Research & Development game update is now available as a free download for Free, Premium and Legendary players.