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

Champions Online and DC Universe Online bring back their Halloween events

How, exactly, does a superhero -- a person who has to wear a costume -- celebrate a holiday when people wear costumes? By wearing...

Massively Uplifting: From weddings to memorials, gamers celebrate life in AQ3D, GW2, BDO, LOTRO, WoW, and more

It's an alphabet soup of good (MMO) vibes this month! While many may have returned to the school of hard knocks this fall, plenty...

LOTRO Legendarium: Minas Morgul is off to a better start than Mordor

While we have known for a long while that this was coming, the official announcement of Lord of the Rings Online's 2019 expansion...
I'm not him! I don't even look like him!

Foxbat takes over the final week of Champions Online anniversary antics

The final week of the 10th anniversary event for Champions Online has finally arrived, as all good things must come to an end. But...

The Game Archaeologist: The day Dungeons and Dragons Online dropped the free-to-play bomb

By 2009, the MMORPG genre had firmly established a norm for its business model. For over a decade, a monthly subscription -- usually $15...

The Daily Grind: How much does an MMO’s art style determine whether you’ll try it?

I am not much of a Borderlands person, but the franchise has been impossible to ignore the last couple of weeks with the launch...
Destroy all doctors.

Champions Online’s third anniversary week brings back Dr. Destroyer and his Destroid robots

It's been some time since Champions Online launched, but we've finally learned a great truth about the game's major villain: Despite his grammatically ambiguous...

The 10th anniversary of Champions Online continues with new and returning events

The birthday celebrations for Champions Online continue as the MMO celebrates 10 years the only way it knows how: with presents for...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 236: Guild Wars 2’s dragons and Vikings

Justin and Bree discuss Guild Wars 2, WoW Classic, ArcheAge Unchained, PlanetSide Arena, Peria Chronicles, SWTOR, Conan Chop Chop, Last Oasis, Caravan Stories, and Champions Online, with a mailbag question on improving boring MMO tasks.

Champions Online celebrates its 10th birthday with a new mission

The longest consistently operating superhero MMORPG is hitting a significant milestone this week, with Champions Online celebrating the 10th anniversary of its...

One Shots: My other car is a ravenous dragon

Sure, in your normal, mundane life you drive a Prius hatchback, but in your virtual existence, you enjoy a ride that's a bit more...

Neverwinter, Champions Online, and Star Trek Online end XMPP chat client support

In an effort to reportedly take on the ever-encroaching menace that is gold selling spammers, outside chat client support powered by XMPP will be...

Champions Online lets out a death rattle – but it’s the good kind

It certainly has been a fascinating summer for Champions Online, as the superhero MMORPG emerged from a long-running hibernation to pump out a...
Fight me, coward.

Nighthawk returns for players to hunt him down in Champions Online

Players in Champions Online must now content with a fallen hero with the game's newest event as Nighthawk returns once more. A...

RuneScape’s RuneFest 2019 picks dinosaur theme, promises ‘huge game-changing announcements’

We knew when this year's RuneScape convention is taking place: October 4th to 5th. We knew where, too: the Farnborough International Exhibition...

Champions Online’s new serial story continues with a city-wide search

In this, the bizarro timeline of the real world where Champions Online actually produces new playable content on a weekly basis, Cryptic pushed...

Champions Online salutes patriotism in spandex

We are still rubbing our eyes in disbelief that Cryptic Studios is actually investing development effort into the long-neglected Champions Online --...
Town.

Massively OP Podcast Episode 226: On the cusp of FFXIV’s Shadowbringers

Eliot, Justin, and Bree discuss Final Fantasy XIV Shadowbringers, Harry Potter Wizards Unite, WoW Rise of Azshara, SWTOR, Camelot Unchained, and Champions Online, with a mailbag question on XIV's endgame.

Champions Online announces new ‘serialized story’ content

Back in early June, a certain nameless MOP author wrote a column that speculated on why Champions Online didn't do better --...
I'm not him! I don't even look like him!

Into the Super-verse: Why didn’t Champions Online do better?

A while back I was flipping through the backlog of my personal gaming blog, looking at the history of my gaming trends, particularly in...

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