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Champions Online News

Latest Headlines for Champions Online

  • Ask Cryptic: Revelation Edition

    The Cryptic Studios team is interested in your questions on the upcoming free expansion to Champions Online, Revelation. To that end, questions for the next Champions Online "Ask Cryptic" issue, which will focus solely on Revelation, are now being taken!

    Reported on Mar 03, 2010
  • Revelation Site Launched

    Following hot on the heels of today's earlier report that public testing for Champions Online's upcoming free expansion, Revelation, had begun, is news that the Revelation mini-site has also just gone live.

    Reported on Feb 25, 2010
  • Revelation Now on Test Server

    Revelation, the upcoming free expansion to Champions Online, is now available for testing on the game's public test server. Yesterday, we reported on the latest Champions Online State of the Game letter, which revealed details on Revelation, and it appears Cryptic Studios isn't wasting any time getting the expansion into your hands. So go ahead, put 'er through the paces!

    Reported on Feb 25, 2010
  • Revelation Revealed in Latest State of the Game Letter

    Chronomancer is back with this latest State of the Game letter, which fully reveals the upcoming free Champions Online expansion, Revelation.

    Reported on Feb 24, 2010
  • Revelation Interview's Garrett Fuller recently spoke with Champions Online's Bill Roper about the upcoming free expansion, Revelation.

    Reported on Feb 22, 2010
  • State of the Game Reveals Revelation Test/Release Dates

    A new "Special Edition" State of the Game letter is now available on the official Champions Online website. This latest letter reveals a number of details on the upcoming free expansion, Revelation, including both the test and release dates, the announcement of a new developer PvP event, and also brings word that the cleaned up version of the Kitchen Sink patch will go live next week.

    Reported on Feb 19, 2010
  • Revelation Expansion to be Free

    Champions Online's new expansion will be free.

    Reported on Feb 09, 2010
  • Daeke Out, Stormshade In

    Cryptic Studios' Stormshade has replaced David "Daeke" Bass as Champions Online Community Manager, confirming fan speculation that Daeke was no longer with Cryptic Studios.

    Reported on Feb 04, 2010
  • Cryptic Offers Communication Olive Branch

    Champions Online players have been disappointed with Cryptic Studios' level of communication in recent months. In the interest of improving communication going forward, Jack "Jackalope" Emmert has taken the time to respond to players' concerns, offering players a bit of an olive branch in asking them what they would like to see from Cryptic as far as communication goes.

    Reported on Feb 02, 2010
  • State of the Game Reveals Adventure Pack

    A new State of the Game address has been published on the official Champions Online website. The letter discusses the "kitchen sink" patch, which is a massive patch including over two months of fixes, ranging from sweeping power balance changes, to items and crafting, as well as much more! The future was also discussed in this latest State of the Game letter, and for fans of Champions Online you can look forward to the game's first "mega-adventure pack" which has been dubbed "Vibora Bay."

    Reported on Jan 27, 2010
  • Then and Now - Looking Back to Beta Champions Online Reporter C.A. Thomas writes this look at what beta testes feel has changed from beta to today.

    Reported on Jan 07, 2010
  • Winter Screenshot Contest Winners Announced!

    The winners for the Champions Online Winter Screenshot contest have been announced on the official Champions Online website! Each of the five winners will receive a Retro Destroyer action figure, congratulations guys!

    Reported on Dec 23, 2009
  • Play Levels 1-15 Free Forever in New Demo

    Warhammer Online seems to have started a new trend of unlimited free trials, what with Funcom's recent announcement that Age of Conan would also offer an unlimited free trial, and now the fact that Atari and Cryptic Studios have joined in on the fun with the launch of the Champions Online demo program.

    Reported on Dec 22, 2009
  • Winter Screenshot Contest!

    Cryptic Studios are looking for the perfect Winter-themed screenshot of Champions Online with the announcement of a new Winter Screenshot contest!

    Reported on Dec 14, 2009
  • Progress Since Launch Interview

    Champions Online has withstood a fair amount of criticism since its launch. Recently,'s Jon Wood spoke with Cryptic's Bill Roper about the game, its future, and the criticisms that it has weathered.

    Reported on Dec 11, 2009
  • Bill Roper Interview's Dana Massey recently traveled to teh Cryptic Studios offices and spoke with Champions Online's Bill Roper about the game, its launch and its future direction.

    Reported on Dec 07, 2009
  • Speculating on What's Next Champions Online Correspondent C.A. Thomas writes this look at a number of different directions that the developers at Cryptic might go in the continuing development of the superhero MMO.

    Reported on Dec 01, 2009
  • Free Thanskgiving Weekend

    Beginning Thursday, November 26th at 10AM PST, Cryptic Studios will be offering a free Thanksgiving weekend for Champions Online. The free play event will run for a full four days, coming to a close on November 30th, 2009 at 10AM PST.

    Reported on Nov 25, 2009
  • Nemesis Confrontation Now Live!

    The Nemesis Confrontation update, which was announced last week, is now live! In addition to the "Nemesis Confrontation" five man lair, today's update also includes a bevy of costume additions, including several new capes, many new back items and accessories, and a pass on many of the existing costume pieces to incorporate the glow feature. Along with the usual fixes, tweaks, and balances that come with any major update the Archery power set has seen a major overhaul with this patch as well.

    Reported on Nov 24, 2009
  • Exclusive "Nemesis Confrontation" Trailer

    Get a first look at the recently announced Nemesis Confrontation lair in this latest Champions Online trailer available exclusively at!

    Reported on Nov 19, 2009