The Heroes and Villains of DC Universe Online Are a Crafty BunchS

Look folks, just because you've been granted superhuman powers that allow you to go toe-to-toe with the biggest names in the DC Universe doesn't mean you can ignore your chores. In its latest free update DC Universe Online grants players the power to craft.

Sony Online Entertainment is calling it research and development, but we know what's really going on here. DC Universe Online players on PC and PlayStation 3 can now use their powers to scour Metropolis and Gotham City for exobytes and other crafting items, discover new recipes, transform their old equipment into scrap, and team up against powerful bosses for a chance at rare ingredients.

Using the new crafting system players are able to create equipment mods, a new class of item that slots into their normal gear, adding additional stat bonuses.

And here you thought developing super strength and electrical powers was a get-out-of-work card. No such luck, SuperDude.