So, you're still bleary-eyed from that New Year's party, can't get up for work on time since Steve Jobs broke your iPhone, and DCUO releases this month - what better time to dive into the Beta?
We have PC and PS3 beta keys, and you have 3 hours to enter! Contest begins now, 10 a.m. PST and ends at 1 p.m. PST (January 4).
How to enter:
Step 1: Change your avatar to one of the characters - need help? http://www.dcuniverseonline...
Step 2: Comment on this Blog telling me whether you'll be playing PC or PS3.
-All comments made with a DCUO character avatar before 1 p.m. PST today, January4, 2011 are entered to win a code.
-Code winners will be drawn at random and awarded this afternoon and winners will be PMed their code by 5:00 p.m. PST.
-Multiple comments do not get you additional entries, but they don't DQ you, either. You're just entered once.
Here are the instructions for the PC redemption process:
PC BETA DETAILS
***How to Get Into the Game***
In order to access the DC Universe Online Beta server, you will need to enter the Beta Key above onto your Station account by visiting www.dcuniverseonline.com and entering the key code in the box on the Home Page under the call-out “Redeem Your Code”. If you do not have a Station account you will need to create one by going to Station.com and clicking on the “Sign Up” button on the right end of the top navigation bar.
Once you have created a Station account and entered the key above, follow the steps below to obtain the appropriate files. You may download the appropriate installer from the following web address:
To get into the game:
Enter the web address into your web browser.
Enter your Station Name and Password and click "Log In".
Click the "Download" button to start the download of the Beta Software “Patcher”.
When prompted, click "Save". You may save the file to a location of your choosing. The file is called DCUO_Beta_setup.exe.
Once the download has completed, browse to the location the file was saved to.
Double click DCUO_Beta_setup.exe to begin installation.
Select "Install" to install the software or "patcher" to the default directory (RECOMMENDED).
Once installation is complete, the patcher will automatically launch. An icon will be placed on your desktop for future use.
Enter your Station Name and password at the prompt and click "Log In".
A file check will begin. Once it is complete, the DC Universe Online Beta will begin installing on your computer.
Once the download has completed, click "Play" to launch the game.