DC Universe Online
Arena PVP

Arena Player Versus Player (PVP) mode allows players to join in on instanced PVP battles using their personalized character. Unlike Legend PVP maps, Arena maps allow players to use leveling gear and abilities from the core DCUO game. By participating in Arena battles, players earn Marks they can use to purchase better gear.

DC Universe Online shipped with three Arena PVP maps. In addition to designing core game modes for Arena functions (Capture the Flag, King of the Hill and Capture and Hold), my responsibilities included initial planning and block-outs for the 'Australian Outback' and 'Moon' maps as well as running daily play tests and working with the systems team to improve character balance and combat abilities. All map events and core game logic were my sole responsibility and were implemented using a proprietary database driven environment.



Frank Ward
Game Designer

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