DC Universe Online will pit player against player this June when the Clown Prince of Crime strikes in the game's fourth DLC pack, "The Joker's Last Laugh." Designed specifically to beef up the game's PvP opportunities. New Safehouse and Headquarters battles will give players the chance to engage in four on four and eight on eight character battles, respectively, opening the door for custom or themed combat. The DLC will also come packed with a new shield item that works as both an offensive and defensive weapon. What's more, the stable of Legends PvP characters will increase as Green Lantern Kilowog and Sinestro Corps member Amon Sur become available for use.From DCUO's official list of "The Last Laugh" features:

  • 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 retrieving cutting-edge technology from the hero and villain safe houses. It's a mad dash to grab the most gravitron singularity capsules!
  • The Rescue – Heroes must rescue hostages, while Villains will be freeing arrested criminals from opposing Safe Houses.
  • Bomb Disposal – Stockpiles of explosives have been remotely armed by a mischievous third party. Players must gain control of the Bomb Squad's mech and either neutralize the bombs or use them for dastardly purposes!
  • 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.

Like all DCUO DLC packs, "The Last Laugh" will be free for DCUO's Legendary members. All other players will have to shell out some moolah to grab it on PC or PS3.

Check out images from the upcoming fourth DLC Pack, "The Last Laugh," below:

[Via DCUO]