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Champions Online News

Latest Headlines for Champions Online

  • 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
  • Last Chance for Blood Moon

    Today is your last chance to dive into the undead madness of Champions Online's Blood Moon, their ongoing horror event. The event closes today, so pop into the game and take your chance at killin' zombies in the killer PvP event.

    Reported on Jun 26, 2011
  • Concepts and Costumes: Hideouts

    Lead Artist Brad Stokan is at it again, this time taking a look at the hideouts that they create for the game, taking aim at two real-world hideouts: the Vigilante Safe House, and, my favorite, Mom's Basement! See what he has to say this week.

    Reported on Jun 19, 2011
  • Concepts and Costumes

    An interesting piece has popped up on the Champions Online website, as Brad Stokan (the lead artist on the game) showcasing the work of some of his fellow artists in the context of how costume pieces in the game are conceived, and made.

    Reported on Jun 04, 2011
  • May Ask Cryptic Published

    Champions Online devs have published the latest Ask Cryptic with devs answering a host of questions submitted by players and fans. Topics include whether or not players will ever get 'throwing' powers, lairs and the upcoming comic series. It's a terrific and eclectic read. Check it out!

    Reported on Jun 01, 2011
  • Perfect World Snaps Up Cryptic Studios

    Gamasutra is reporting that Chinese publisher Perfect World Entertainment has snapped up Cryptic Studios. Cryptic was recently put on the market by Atari and is the development studio responsible for Champions Online and Star Trek Online. PWE acquired 100% equity in Cryptic for $50.3 million.

    Reported on May 31, 2011
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