The Man Who Laughs Online: The Joker Returns to 'DC Universe Online' In New DLC

The Joker's back this June in "The Last Laugh' DLC for DC's MMO which beefs up the game's player vs. player combat.

The update, which is the fourth round of DLC for DCUO is mostly PvP-centric, featuring possible team-ups with the comic publisher's stable of characters. As part of the game's tiered free-to-play model, it will be free for Legendary users (those who've shelled out for the subscription), while Free and Premium members can purchase it through PSN or on the DCUO site.

Here's what you'll get if you get with the download:

The Last Laugh will include an all-new weapon, hours of multiplayer gameplay in the Safe Houses and Headquarters, and new Legends PvP characters:

The Shield – Players can unleash this vicious new weapon to bash their opponents, or hurl it to take them down from a distance.

Safe House Battles – No one is safe now that heroes and villains can invade each other’s Safe Houses in these four on four battles.

Graviton Technology Recovery – Players will be tasked with unscrambling teleporter codes that The Joker has mixed into fragments. Located at the Watchtower or Hall of Doom, players must retrieve eight code fragments to successfully rebuild useable teleporter codes.

The Rescue – Heroes must rescue hostages, while Villains will be freeing arrested criminals from opposing Safe Houses.

Bomb Disposal – Thanks to The Joker, the encryption on the Email terminals has changed and can only be bypassed by the robot he provided. Players must gain control of the robot and either upload the data to their HQ or add new encryption to keep their enemies and The Joker away from it.

Headquarter Battles – In this two-part crusade, 16 players – eight heroes and eight villains – will face off for the ultimate player reward. At the request of Superman, heroes must take over the Hall of Doom, while villains, egged on by The Joker, will breach the Watchtower in order to create chaos.

Legends Characters – Combat illuminates with the introduction of the first light-powered Legends for multiplayer combat. Players will soon have access to Kilowog, a Green Lantern, and Amon Sur, a member of the Sinestro Corps.

You can check out additional screens from this update below.

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