SOE attack: "make good" plan includes free DCUO Batman mask

Sony Online Entertainment is offering the DC Universe Online community a free Batman inspired mask as part of its “make good” plan after an apparent attack on the system and the nearly two weeks without service to the PlayStation Network. All impacted players will receive both the Batman mask (pictured below) along with 30 days subscription credit plus one day for each day the service is unavailable.

SOE asked for patience as it returns service. “Please bear with us as the complexities of the subscription server dictate how and when this will be available along with pertinent details,” according to a press statement today. Look for more information later this week.

Earlier today we learned that DC Universe Online will undergo a major server change aimed at reducing queue times. This update includes merging the U.S. and European PC and PlayStation 3 servers into four super-servers—one for each platform in each region.

We also recently learned that SOE fell victim to an apparent attack similar to what brought down the PSN. Some 12,700 credit card numbers may have been stolen and 24.6 million accounts may have been compromised as part of the attack on SOE. The company has since said far fewer credit card numbers may have been stolen. Stay tuned for more details.