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

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 --...

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...

Perfect Ten: Helpful tips for returning to City of Heroes in 2019

With the (community-led) rebirth of City of Heroes in 2019, a rather interesting problem has arisen for this superhero title: Namely, players who...

Ex-Cryptic Studios artist decries ‘harmful’ video game lockbox designs based on slot machines

A 3-D character artist who previously worked at Cryptic Studios on Champions Online and Neverwinter has come out swinging against lockbox...

Massively Overthinking: Unpopular MMORPG opinions

Unpopular opinions: We all have them. In fact we have so many that it's a straight up meme. This week's Massively Overthinking is...

Into the Super-verse: Getting to know City of Heroes all over again

It has been well over a decade since I played City of Heroes with any regularity, and yet when I saw that familiar...

Pirates of the Burning Sea’s new owners aim to revitalize the game after rescuing it from certain doom

City of Heroes' resurrection and preservation efforts are big news this month, but we've covered similar stories about playerbases rescuing video games from...

Torchlight’s alpha patch tomorrow is gonna be off the rails

Furbish up your Arc clients, folks: Torchlight Frontiers' alpha is gearing up for a big patch tomorrow, the star of which is surely...

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...
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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...

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