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

Fan-made infographic explains Champions Online’s supervillain system

Confused about how Champions Online's new supervillain onslaught system works? One fan took matters into his own hands by making a helpful infographic to...

Not So Massively: For the King’s Kickstarter, Hearthstone’s match controversy

Online gaming and e-sports are getting bigger by the day, and there are literally hundreds of popular online games out there that don't really...

The MOP Up: All news must go!

The MMO industry moves along at the speed of information, and sometimes we're deluged with so much news here at Massively Overpowered that some...

Champions Online begins Supervillain Onslaught

Cryptic has been talking up Champions Online's new Supervillain Onslaught mode over the past month, and now it is finally here! Players can temporarily step...

Watch the new Champions Online supervillain trailer

Champions Online is all a-tizzy over its new supervillain onslaught mode, which allows players to hop into the plus-sized feet of powerful baddies for...
This, uh, didn't work out great.

Champions Online offers a guide to playing as Grond

Some people are just set up to be superhumans. Take Champions Online's Grond - the guy was injected with an experimental serum, got more...

Cabal II brings in battle arenas, ranking system on Thursday

Gladiator combat is the focus of Cabal II's upcoming Trial of Champions patch, which is slated to go live on September 10th. Thursday's patch will add...

The Daily Grind: What would you do to ‘fix’ Champions Online?

Whether it's good news or weird news or bad news or bad news that belatedly turns into good news, any post about Champions Online inevitably...

Champions Online kicks off anniversary event, explains how to play a supervillain

Yesterday, we noted that Champions Online seemed to have missed out on its anniversary event, which is a bit sad for players of the...

Champions Online turns 6 with belated fanfare [Updated]

There's nothing quite as depressing as having a birthday party when no one shows up, but at least in that situation there would have...
Hey there, you don't get to see me.

Connection issues plague Cryptic titles through the weekend

For many of us, the weekend is the ideal time for gaming - there are no real responsibilities, you don't have to pretend to...

Champions Online celebrates Vehicle Week

Rev your engines, for Champions Online is calling all superheroes to exercise their driving and flying skills for Vehicle Week. The event, which is currently...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 27: SmedSoft

Justin and Bree discuss Smed's new company, EQII's prison server, Champions Online, FFXIV, Trove, and Revival's housing, plus mailbag questions on NCsoft and terrible graphics.
aw jeez

Champions Online is letting players take a walk on the villainous side

Having an option to play a supervillain in an MMO can be tough, since supervillains are usually meant to have big skills and powers...

League of Legends retunes juggernauts

League of Legends' juggernauts -- what Riot Games is calling its slow, powerful melee characters -- are being retuned with Patch 5.16. The latest patch...

The Daily Grind: Are lifetime subs ever worth it?

Seeing Champions Online's lifetime subscription go on sale last week -- for the "low" price of $200 -- made me think once again what...
So that's why this game is like that!

Champions Online overhauls events and offers sales

Events are the real thing to do at this point in Champions Online; there's not a whole lot of new updates in the pipe...
Wow, positive.

Perfect Ten: Ten MMO futures that never were

One of the things I spend a lot of time thinking about is Operation Unthinkable. For those of you who don't feel like clicking...

Gamescom 2015: Guild Wars 2’s new mastery system details revealed

On the opening day of Gamescom 2015, I crept away from the buzzing hum and dazzling lights of the show floor to sit down with Guild...

Champions Online’s lifetime sub goes on sale

Even superheroes deserve a break now and then. Champions Online is temporarily reducing the cost of its lifetime subscription with a month-long sale, giving...