city of heroes

Official Site: City of Heroes
Studio: Paragon Studios/NCsoft
Launch Date: April 27, 2004
Sunset Date: November 30, 2012
Homecoming License Date: January 4, 2024
Genre: Superhero Hybrid Themepark
Business Model: Hybrid F2P (Optional Sub, Cash Shop)
Platform: PC, Mac

Our more specific coverage of the City of Heroes revival is also binned here; you can find the tighter chronology of community rogue server posts right here; regular coverage following the official licensing of the Homecoming servers resumes under the regular City of Heroes tag.

Working As Intended: Yes, you can make money as a newbie in City of Heroes

Something I've heard over and over from commenters and even newbies in City of Heroes Homecoming ever since the official license was announced is...

The Stream Team: Previewing City of Heroes Homecoming’s new Arsenal powersets

MOP's Chris is back on Brainstorm! That's right, today he'll be heading to the test server of City of Heroes: Homecoming to check out...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 455: Odyssey to the abyss

Justin and Bree discuss Riot's and Blizzard's layoffs, the death of Blizzard's Odyssey, Palworld, Kritika, The Day Before, and Star Trek Online, with adventures in Guild Wars 2 and City of Heroes, plus a mailbag topic on memorable fluff loot.

City of Heroes players filled Homecoming’s latest $8.6K monthly donation round in three hours

When NCsoft granted Homecoming LLC a license to operate City of Heroes at the top of January, one of the questions a lot of...
I did a thing!

Into the Super-Verse: Gearing up as a newcomer to City of Heroes Homecoming

I was originally going to spend this week opining on why the Incarnate system in City of Heroes didn't really work and why it...

Working As Intended: How to mod City of Heroes Homecoming the easy way

If you played City of Heroes a long time ago - or even back in 2019, when its secret server blossomed into a public...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 454: MMO roadmap roundup

Justin and Bree discuss the 2024 roadmaps for Lord of the Rings Online, Lost Ark, World of Warcraft, Guild Wars 2, EVE Online, Elder Scrolls Online, New World, EverQuest, EverQuest II, and Wayfinder, with adventures in LOTRO, FFXIV, and City of Heroes.

Global Chat: The EverQuest Fippy Awards

The EverQuest Show is starting the year with a for-fun awards ceremony featuring the two EverQuest MMOs. Who will win? Who will lose? Will this be...

City of Heroes Homecoming opens testing of new Arsenal powersets, epic power pool revamp, TF diversity, and more

It's finally here, and by here we mean on the Brainstorm beta server: City of Heroes Homecoming's first big patch since April 2023 (and...

Vague Patch Notes: What City of Heroes Homecoming means for the wider MMORPG industry

As you have probably noticed from the fact that I have been writing about City of Heroes nonstop since the Homecoming server got its...
Red eyes take warning.

Ship of Heroes asks fans to sound off on what makes raiding fun

The last couple of weeks have probably felt a bit weird around the Ship of Heroes offices thanks to the legal revival of City...

Massively Overthinking: The slowest and fastest combat in MMORPGs

During a recent podcast discussion about City of Heroes' official revival, the MOP writers were talking about its combat, which - let's be honest...

Into the Super-Verse: What City of Heroes needs now is not more endgame content

One of the key discussion points about the City of Heroes revival revolves around what the perception of the game is going to be....
I did a thing!

City of Heroes Homecoming teases I27p7’s new powersets (plural) and story arcs

City of Heroes' Homecoming team, having been under official license by NCsoft for the last two weeks, issued an address to players on its...

Perfect Ten: The weirdest weapons from MMOs of yore

Swords. Staffs. Maces. Spears. Wands. Bows. Crossbows. Double-crossbows. Hammers. Wolverine claws. Daggers. Axes. Deadly? Yes. Fashionable? Not so much. A two-handed sword is so...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 453: Massively minds of the roundtable

Ready for yet another staff roundtable, this time with Justin, Bree, Sam, and Chris? You best be, as these fine minds discuss City of...
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City of Heroes Homecoming saw 4431 peak concurrent players this past weekend

As more and more players learn that NCsoft has granted a formal license to player-led Homecoming to run City of Heroes servers, the playerbase...

The Daily Grind: Do you track your MMO gaming habits from year to year?

Steam's customized "year in review" report captured everyone's attention for a hot minute back in December. All over social media and in my favorite Discords,...

Nightingale’s clockwork Knights won’t take any prisoners

The many realms that Nightingale adventurers will visit may be beautiful, but they'll also be stocked with dangers a-plenty. One of these is the...

City of Heroes fans have City of Heroes Homecoming working on a Steam Deck

It's already astonishing enough that City of Heroes: Homecoming is an officially licensed emulator, but now it's become a portable MMORPG thanks to the...