champions online

Official Site: Champions Online
Studio: Cryptic Studios/Perfect World Entertainment
Launch Date: September 1, 2009
Genre: Superhero Themepark
Business Model: Hybrid F2P (Cash Shop, Optional Sub)
Platform: PC

Into the Super-verse: Trying DC Universe Online for the first time

While this column will no doubt be looking at the superhero MMO releases that are currently in development, it's also here, as we said,...
Here we go.

Champions Online kicks off a leveling challenge and ushers in some gigantic monsters

How quickly do you think you can get a character to level 40 in Champions Online? The developers are challenging you to hit...

April Fools’ Day around the MMOverse, 2019 edition

Yes, it's back, the day when you can believe absolutely nothing and MMO studios are cranking out faux patches that you kinda wish were...

April Fools’ Day 2019 has begun early in Guild Wars 2, Champions Online, and more

Happy April Fools' Day! Oh, wait, that's not how it works? And it's not actually April Fools' Day yet? Well, tell that to Gaijin...
Vehicular.

Champions Online brings in hip new armor for the Circus Malvanum race

It's hip to wear armor in Champions Online. Wait, no, that's not quite what we're supposed to say, sorry; it's that there's...
We're all NPCs now.

Perfect Ten: MMOs that let you feel superheroic

So, hey, Captain Marvel is out now! And I'm writing this before having actually seen it, so I can't say word one about whether...
Oh noes.

PWE is sunsetting the Foundry system in Star Trek Online and Neverwinter

Cryptic's Foundry system, implemented in both Star Trek Online and Neverwinter, has traditionally been one of the best-loved player content creation tools...
Rebuild. Rise.

The Daily Grind: What will your next MMO superhero be?

With the next wave of several superhero MMORPGs on the way (Valiance Online, City of Titans, SEGS, and Ship of Heroes),...
Oh, fine.

Champions Online introduces the Midnight archetype

If you were hoping that today would be the day that Champions Online surprised everyone with a huge new bundle of actual content, we're...

One Shots: Diet lightsabers

I think it's about high time we got a Star Wars game in which lightsabers functioned properly as instruments that could melt or slice...
Yikes what

PWE is investigating why Star Trek Online and Neverwinter are accidentally blocking Windows Server users

How would you feel if the next time you went to log into your favorite MMO, the launcher went "Yeah, but no" and denied...

Massively Overthinking: Why aren’t you playing the MMO most like your favorite sunsetted game?

This week's Massively Overthinking question comes to us from reader Smuggler-in-a-YT. "Star Wars Galaxies had its problems, but the sense of community, purpose, and...
mmm whatchu saaaaay

Perfect Ten: The MMOs with the most uncertain futures in 2019

Working in this field has given me something of a sense of how a lot of the industry is going to play out. Take...

Neverwinter, Star Trek Online, Champions Online, and more PWE MMOs outline their Christmas events

PWE is dropping festive sprinkles of snow all over its MMORPGs for Christmas this year. In Star Trek Online, Q's Winter Wonderland is...

Hi-Rez Expo 2018: SMITE and Paladins form community leadership councils for feedback

Wouldn't it be nice if players had a direct line to devs to deliver feedback? Hi-Rez is launching a new initiative to ensure just...

Hi-Rez Expo: Esports adds college varsity national championships and high school leagues

Hi-Rez has never shied away from the fact that it is based on competitive games and believes esports is an integral part of the...
(Not nearly) 'nuff said!

Champions Online pays tribute to Stan Lee with new in-game cosmetic

Champions Online was just one of the many superhero MMOs that came out to pay their respects to comics legend Stan Lee...

Superhero MMORPGs mourn the passing of comics legend Stan Lee

Geeks of all stripes are mourning the passing of Stan Lee today, perhaps no one more than gamers who live and breathe superhero MMOs. Over on the DC Universe Online forums, there's been an outpouring of love for the iconic Marvel superstar.
The Grand Magistrix has power over time.

Perfect Ten: MMOs that aimed at the future… and missed

The future is a weird place. It's similar to the present, but it has a very different outlook on the world, and it wants...
Why does this still feel like the WoW I actually want to see.

BlizzCon 2018: Hearthstone trolls players with Rastakhan’s Rumble expansion

Hope you don't mind some serious Trolling because Blizzard is tusking us with a new Hearthstone expansion that's all about the savage jungle...

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