DC Universe Online's upcoming content patch, Game Update 9, will make it easier for users to group together.

The new role-optional alerts system lets players queue for Alerts without having to first put together a balanced group. Additionally if the group is unbalanced, a team buff will be applied to make sure it is still possible to clear the area.

The update will also include Novice Raids, a new lower difficulty setting that lets users play through the endgame storyline of Fortress of Solitude, Kahndaq, and the Batcave.

DC Universe Online celebrated its first birthday this year, having seen over 3.6 million days of playtime logged in-game.