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MMORPG | Setting:Super-Hero | Status:Final  (rel 09/01/09)  | Pub:Atari
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Champions Online News

Latest Headlines for Champions Online

  • Millenium City Under Siege

    Champions Online players are being called into the fray as Destroids have invaded Millenium City. The city's billboards have been hacked and are constantly displaying a message of doom. Heroes need to come to the fight.

    Reported on Sep 19, 2012
  • The Nighthawk comes to Champions Online

    Super-heroism has wings and jet engines in the Nighthawk update for Champions Online, including the first taste of the superhero, action MMORPG's brand new vehicle system. Framed by a corporate super-villain, the vigilante hero Nighthawk must clear his name. The call has been made for players to band together, taking the fight to the skies with Hawkwing jetfighters.

    Reported on Sep 01, 2012
  • Gravitar Wants to Party with You and 9 Others

    The Champions Online site has been updated with a new Rampage Alert featuring that ultra bad girl, Gravitar. The alert is specially designed to cater to the ten able bodied heroes in the 35-40 range.

    Reported on Jun 25, 2012
  • 'Unauthorized Access' Revealed

    The Cryptic Studios page has been updated with the announcement that its servers have been the victim of what the press release calls 'unauthorized access'. More troubling is the further announcement that the attacks began in December of 2010 and resulted in user account names, handles, and encrypted passwords for those accounts being made accessible to the intruders.

    Reported on Apr 26, 2012
  • New On Alert Trailer

    Perfect World Entertainment and Cryptic Studios have released a new trailer for Champions Online that features a look at the systems overhaul that the game is undergoing in the "On Alert" update. On Alert also brings some new systems into the game including Questionite, Recognition, and the all new Alerts System. Check it out!

    Reported on Apr 17, 2012
  • On Alert Update Interview

    The Champions Online team is ready to unleash the PR dogs with the recent announcement of the On Alert! update which is, by all accounts, supposed to be HUGE. We caught up with Rob Overmeyer to ask him a few questions about On Alert. Keep reading!

    Reported on Apr 15, 2012
  • Latest State of the Game Posted

    Cryptic's Rob Overmeyer has penned the January edition of the Champions Online Producer's Letter. In it, Overmeyer talks about all of the things that the team has implemented over the last month as well as takes a look ahead at what 2012 will bring.

    Reported on Jan 24, 2012
  • A Fool's Errand Begins

    Champions Online players will want to check into the game for this year's Winter Event. Called "A Fool's Errand", the event brings back The Toymaster but also introduces Black Harlequin's Clarence, a huge (and rather scary looking!) teddy bear.

    Reported on Dec 19, 2011
  • 'Whiteout' Comic Series Now Available

    Cryptic Studios has kicked off 'Whiteout,' the latest Comic Series for Champions Online. Comic Series are a weekly series of free content updates following a particular storyline.

    Reported on Nov 21, 2011
  • November State of the Game Letter

    The November State of the Game letter for Champions Online has been released. The SotG letter gives fans and players a peek at what the team has been and is working on.

    Reported on Nov 02, 2011
  • Archetype Rotation Introduced

    Champions Online players will want to check out the Archetype Rotation that Cryptic is offering from now through the end of November. During the event, players will be gifted an extra character slot. A different archetype will be spotlighted each week for players to try out.

    Reported on Oct 18, 2011
  • Ask Cryptic Arrives & UNTIL Field Report Debuts

    Champions Online players have a lot of reading today with a new Ask Cryptic where Executive Producer Rob Overmeyer answers a boatload of fan questions about the game. In addition, UNTIL Field Reports has debuted that gives players information about future changes in the works.

    Reported on Sep 27, 2011
  • Noob Time with Ripper X

    In his latest overview / introductory video for, Ripper X has donned his tights, strapped on his cape, put on a double D bra and swept into the world of Champions Online. Check out Ripper's first heroic feats in CO and then weigh in with your experiences in the comments.

    Reported on Sep 20, 2011
  • King of the Hill PvP Launches

    Champions Online players who love PvP will want to check out the new King of the Hill mode. King of the Hill takes players to Vibora Bay in an effort to control the mausoleum fountain.

    Reported on Sep 19, 2011
  • September State of the Game

    The Champions Online team has released the September version of the State of the Game letter. In it, the team reviews what has been going on in game during the past month and previews development coming in the future.

    Reported on Sep 02, 2011
  • Put On Your Dancin' Shoes for the 2nd Anniversary

    Cryptic Studios and the Champions Online team are asking players to get ready for a party royale as the second anniversary of the game nears. The party begins on Thursday, September 1st and runs thorough Monday, September 5th. The team has party favors, costume unlocks and other perks planned for players.

    Reported on Aug 31, 2011
  • Re-Review - It's Not Perfect, But It's Fun!

    In our continuing effort to revisit games that have been out for a year or more,'s Robert Schroeder takes a look at Cryptic Studios' Champions Online. Robert's got a lot to say about Champions so be sure to head through for a terrific read. Played Champions? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.

    Reported on Aug 29, 2011
  • July 2011 Ask Cryptic

    Late last month, Robobo took some questions from the Cryptic/Champions Online community about the game and so very much more. Read along as they address questions about comics, game tweaks, the Steam achievement list, the new PvP map and more.

    Reported on Aug 07, 2011
  • Every Hero (or Villain) Needs a Lair

    There's no question that every champion or villain needs a lair. That said, Champions Online players now have the option for a hideout in the game. Hideouts come in a variety of flavors and are useable across all characters on a player's account. Every Gold & Lifetime player gets a hideout for free. Silver players get a Phase One hideout and can later upgrade it if they choose.

    Reported on Jul 07, 2011
  • State of the Game: June 2011

    Executive Producer, Rob Overmeyer, has written the latest State of the Game for the month of June for Cryptic Studios' Champions Online. Rob takes a look at things to come for the game and what we can expect to see in the coming weeks as the game continues forward.

    Reported on Jul 03, 2011
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