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

Massively Uplifting: How gamers are bringing humanitarian relief to Ukraine

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It was a month that started in love but ended with war: Terrible, painful things keep happening in the world and in our communities....

April Fools’ Day around the MMO world, 2022 edition

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Whether you love it or dread it, April Fools' Day is happening everywhere, specifically to annoy copyeditors who have to fix that dang apostrophe...
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Into the Super-Verse: No, I do not want Daybreak’s Marvel MMO

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Greetings, true believers! This particular column is actually not the result of reader requests but specifically from our editor, who has long noted that...

The MOP Up: Legends of Runeterra puts out its 2022 roadmap

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As we continue to wait to see what Riot is doing for its Runeterra MMO, we can at least bask in the developments of...
Unseen.

WoW Factor: Beyond the Spires, a speculative WoW expansion exercise

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Let's get something weird going here for the last of these speculative exercises. I could keep doing this for a while now, if we're being...

Elder Scrolls Online teases Ascending Tide’s Coral Aerie four-person dungeon

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We're less than two weeks away from the launch of The Elder Scrolls Online's first DLC of the year, Ascending Tide, and those of...

Champions Online brings back a leveling challenge that awards goodies for fresh level 40 characters

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Back in 2019, Champions Online issued a challenge to players: Level a character to 40 within a week and get some shiny rewards for...

Flameseeker Chronicles: Everything you’ve missed if you haven’t played Guild Wars 2 since Path of Fire

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There are a lot of great MMORPGs out there, and even if you enjoy Guild Wars 2, maybe it's not your main game. Maybe...

Into the Super-Verse: The joy of travel powers in superhero MMOs

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I lived for level 14. Before level 14 was torture -- after was bliss. I speak, of course, of City of Heroes "back in the...
Yeah, this is a thing.

WoW Factor: Flights Rising, a speculative WoW expansion exercise

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The Dragon Isles are quite the storied location in World of Warcraft in that it's easy to pull them out and dust them off whenever...

Champions Online is bringing back the Red Banner Ruin event to mark Lunar New Year

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The Lunar New Year means another returning event to superheroing MMORPG Champions Online. The Red Banner Ruin event, which readers will recall was run...
S-words.

Swords of Legends Online announces free-to-play switch and Firestone Legacy expansion for February

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Gameforge is making huge moves with Swords of Legends Online: This morning, the publisher announced not just a new expansion but a release in...

Battle Bards Episode 209: Superhero MMOs

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When they’re not saving the world from bad tunes, the Battle Bards stuff themselves into spandex and try out for sixth-tier superhero teams. Because...

Riot Games adds multi-factor auth, a new champion to League of Legends, muted words feature to Valorant

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Riot Games is all up in our news business this week, with several headlines coming out of the studio for its multiplayer games. Here's...

One Shots: Meanwhile, 200 feet below the surface of the earth…

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Don't get overly attached to the thin surface of the earth; there are wonders galore waiting for you if you will only take that...

Into the Super-verse: A look back at superhero MMOs in 2021

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Superhero fans were not lacking in news, games, and events this past year, and there's always the promise of much more to come in...
Play to wlin.

Everything we learned about PWE’s and Cryptic’s MMOs thanks to the Embracer buyout

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Earlier this week, we covered the news that Perfect World's North American branch, and by extension its publishing branch and Cryptic Studios, had been...

PWE and Cryptic have been bought out by Gearbox’s Embracer Group

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We keep joking that the week before Christmas is basically the Friday night of burying last-minute news, and it keeps on proving us right....
Bye forever!

Champions Online hands out freeform slots, runs XP event for the holidays

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If you're looking to give your superhero a present this season, how about a few extra levels? Champions Online is making this easier than...
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Champions Online starts the first week of its holiday-themed winter event

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Crime doesn't sleep during the holidays, but it apparently can get into some Christmastime garb in Champions Online. The winter event has come back...

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