It's fitting that a massively multiplayer RPG like DC Universe Online is beefing up its network capabilities by migrating over to MegaServers. Even just the word, "MegaServer," sounds like some robotic super-villain's hideout. The switch starts today and will continue throughout the week, Sony Online Entertainment revealed on the game's website.
It sounds like the key advantage to using these MegaServers is making everything bit bigger. You'll see many more people running around on a given server, which also means there's a larger pool to draw co-op pals from. The Broker will also now offer more items.
PvP and PvE areas will now be divided into different Phases, which players can switch between by using a Phase Shifter, located in the Watchtower and Hall of Doom. A new command will also allow players to phase together between modes if they so wish.
The switch begins today in Europe with the PC version of the game. Pc and PlayStation 3 conversions will follow in the U.S. on August 10 and August 11, respectively. European PS3s come last, on August 15. Expect 10 to 14 hours of downtime while your particular region is being migrated.
Source: DC Universe Online