DCUO to Take Back Your Unused Superhero Names

Michael Byrne
By Michael Byrne, Editor-in-Chief January 6, 2015
Share:

DCUO_claim_name

As if coming up with character names in MMOs isn't already difficult sometimes, coming up with Superhero names can be even more difficult. If you spent hours coming up with the BEST Superhero name in Sony Online Entertainment's DC Universe Online, you may want to log in this week if you haven't for a while.

And I mean a WHILE.

Sometime after January 20th, SOE will be "reclaiming" names that haven't been logged into since July 20th, 2013. If you haven't logged into a character sometime in the last 18 months, your name will have an underscore and a Roman Numeral added to the end of your character name.

This frees up your actual character name to be reclaimed by a new or returning player.

Want to hang on to that perfect name? Simply log into your character sometime before January 20th and your name is safe.

That's one way to get log time departers to log in I guess...even if it's just for a moment.

Here's SOE's official breakdown.

Share:
Got a news tip? Contact us directly here!

About the Author

Michael Byrne
Michael Byrne, Editor-in-Chief
Mike “Magicman” Byrne has been a part of the MMOBomb family for years and serves as the site’s current Editor-in-Chief. His love for MMOs and gaming in general has led him to covering games for numerous websites including Gamebreaker TV and XIV Nation where he proudly displays his fanboy flag for FFXIV:ARR.

Discussion (12)

Spytle 6 years ago
That's not our Catwoman. Thanks, Injustice: Gods Among us, for producing this one, but I like our Jim Lee version a little better. ;)

View 2 replies
edmonddantes 6 years ago
This game is not made by PERFECT WORLD so it is not good game PERFECT WORLD make the best games always (this is my opinion) PERFECT WORLD an BLIZARD should learn from PERFECT WORLD how to make good game this is also a crap game

View 1 reply
electrino 6 years ago
My char names are: Arrowdary and Quicked.
Feel free to use them after Jan 20th.
But i think i've played last year so it's under 18 months of inactivity, lol.

lol 6 years ago
Dead game who cares

View 1 reply
Shanex 6 years ago
DCUO is a terrible game anyway, the amount of money it takes to play that game is phenominal.

It is literally at the point if you play "free to play" it's basically a trial and buying all the dlcs cost too much so you might as well buy legendary status. And to even get to the higher gears.
I don't know why you even post stuff about DCUO Magicman, it's kinda silly to even say this is free to play even though it technically is.

View 2 replies

You May Enjoy

New World Gameplay - First Look HD (Buy-to-Play)

New World Gameplay - First Look HD (Buy-to-Play)

The long wait after many delays is over and New World is available! The Noobfridge has been dying to get into this one so let's take a little journey with him and do a first look at the game itself, instead of focusing on the long queues the MMORPG has so far! To find out more about New World, check out the game page which includes more info, user reviews, screenshots and additional videos. Don´t forget to subscribe to MMOBomb YouTube channel.

By Michael Byrne - 1 week ago
Activision Blizzard Accuses DFEH Of Ethics Violations, Seeks To Pause Harassment Case

Activision Blizzard Accuses DFEH Of Ethics Violations, Seeks To Pause Harassment Case

Both parties also agree on change of venue for "complex" case.

By Jason Winter - 22 hours ago
Don't Worry About Saving Worlds, It's All About Loot In Path Of Exile's Scourge

💣 Feature | Don't Worry About Saving Worlds, It's All About Loot In Path Of Exile's Scourge

It’s still all about the crazy new items.

By QuintLyn Bowers - 6 days ago
Riot Will Be Disabling "/All" Chat In League Of Legends

Riot Will Be Disabling "/All" Chat In League Of Legends

Don't worry, you can still chat with your team and get called a loser by the opposing team in the End of Game chat.

By Michael Byrne - 1 week ago
Take A Friend Or Four On Your Adventures In Gielinor With Old School RuneScape's Group Ironman Mode

Take A Friend Or Four On Your Adventures In Gielinor With Old School RuneScape's Group Ironman Mode

Requested by 80% of players -- and there's even a hardcore version.

By Jason Winter - 2 weeks ago
Battlefield 2042's Hazard Zone Is A High-stakes Get-in, Get-out Mode With Teams Of Four

Battlefield 2042's Hazard Zone Is A High-stakes Get-in, Get-out Mode With Teams Of Four

Retrieve data from satellites before the storm closes in.

By Jason Winter - 1 week ago
See More
Live Giveaways