Champions Online puts its lifetime subscription on sale for the price of its freeform slots

    
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We still don’t know exactly what the plan is with Champions Online’s subscription. The plan to take subscriptions off the table entirely was postponed due to how subscriptions interact with freeform archetypes, but freeform archetypes are now cheaper. And now the lifetime subscription is on sale for a cool $120, which still sounds like a lot under the circumstances but is a 60% discount. As MOP readers Stez and Nicholas have pointed out, this morning’s update did indeed disable subscriptions, and the freemium pack is now for sale, though Cryptic does now allow unused freeform slots to apply to existing characters.

For those of you doing the math at home, that evens out to being six characters slots with freeform options for $120, the same as individually buying six freeform slots (it’s $60 for three), plus a whole bunch of other goodies on top as well as a monthly stipend in perpetuity. Is it worth it? That depends on you; it’s certainly an open question how much cool stuff you can expect to be added to the game in the future, if anything. But in terms of dollar-for-dollar value, it’s competitive with other things you can buy from the game.

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Chosenxeno .

Played this game earlier in the year. It’s definitely more alive than dead but they haven’t announced new content in years. I expected them to ramp up a bit since they have one of the last MMO Superhero options(DCUO is the only other) with MH being shutdown and the Super Hero MMO Rebirth being 1 to 2 years away. That hasn’t happened.

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Fisty

I’d jump on this if I had any faith this wasn’t a last ditch on their part. Devs don’t seem to be doing much, or have any plan for the future.

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CasualSlacks

Additionally, Cryptic has finally made it so that if purchase a Freeform slot, you can convert an existing character from Archetype to Freeform. Previously, you would have had to start a new character or delete and reroll an existing character to take advantage of Freeform while unsubscribed. This has been one of the greatest flaws in the CO F2P-conversion from 2010.

https://www.arcgames.com/en/games/champions-online/news/detail/10956953

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StonerMk2

Honestly id probably hop on this if the game had some sort of direction, roadmap of content drops or something. Ive always enjoyed it when i played it.

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Greaterdivinity

Man, that’d be a tempting price for a STO lifetime sub, but for CO?…nah

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Hirku

**INSERT STUPID BORG CATCHPHRASE JOKE HERE** ; )

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Greaterdivinity

*Assimilation intensifies*

Also, is it just me or did the comments get a bit of a visual overhaul? >.>

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Bree Royce

A wee bit! :D

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Nicholas Roberts

Yes, with the patch this morning, the Premium pack went live and new Gold subscriptions can’t be created. The LTS sale is probably to accommodate that.

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Castagere Shaikura

Just a little note on that Premium pack.
If you have subbed in the past you can claim it for free on the bonus tab of the store page.

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Sorenthaz

The game isn’t really bad by any means and visually it still looks pretty decent. $120 seems to be the lowest the lifetime sub’s been, normally it’s reduced to like $200 or something. So it can be worth it for folks who really enjoy the game? But the game feels like it doesn’t have much/any trajectory forward so it’s sort of like ‘you get what you’re paying for’ with no guarantee that it’ll be worthwhile in the long term.

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IronSalamander8 .

I have a lifetime sub to this game myself and even though I barely play it overall I got my money’s worth considering things but your mileage may vary. It’s a pale shadow of CoX for sure.

During late beta a bunch of us grabbed the lifetimes but only 2 of us play at all anymore and then only rarely. Not the worst game I’ve ever played but not great either.

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Solaris

I bought a lifetime at launch but sadly I never got hooked like I did on CoH