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Cryptic Studios | Official Site
MMORPG | Genre:Super-Hero | Status:Final  (rel 09/01/09)  | Pub:Atari
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Champions Online News

Latest Headlines for Champions Online

  • 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
  • Nemesis Confrontation Dev Chat Friday!

    Yesterday we reported on the announcement of a new five man lair called "Nemesis Confrontation". The lair will be introduced in an update set to release next Tuessday, November 24th. But given the short time frame between the announcement and the update's release, there are sure to be many questions about the update on players' minds, and Cryptic Studios is happy to oblige with the announcement of a Nemesis Confrontation Dev Chat set for this Friday.

    Reported on Nov 19, 2009
  • New Lair: Nemesis Confrontation!

    Cryptic Studios has announced today the addition of a new lair to the game called "Nemesis Confrontation". Nemesis Confrontation is a new five man lair for UNITY members (Level 40) that will see players confront the nemeses of all five members of their team, and then finally culminate in a fight against a new evil: the Shadow Destroyer!

    Reported on Nov 18, 2009
  • Five Most Needed Additions to Champions's C.A. Thomas writes this list of overall improvements that need to be made to Cryptic's newest superhero MMORPG, Champions Online.

    Reported on Nov 16, 2009
  • Champedia Launched!

    Cryptic Studios has launched a "central database for all Champions Online in-game data" called Champedia, which will allow players to search for characters, super groups, powers, and missions.

    Reported on Nov 13, 2009
  • Bill Roper on Balancing Ranged vs Melee

    Today, we ask Cryptic Studios' Bill Roper about his philosophies on attempting to balance ranged and melee combat styles in an MMO.

    Reported on Nov 12, 2009
  • A Guide to Teaming Champions Online Correspondent C.A. Thomas writes this look at teaming and the roles that are required to do it effectively in Cryptic's new superhero MMO.

    Reported on Nov 05, 2009
  • Player Perspective: Superhero Discontent Columnist Jamie Skelton writes this look at some of the discontent that has been flowing around the Champions Online forums surrounding the game.

    Reported on Oct 30, 2009
  • Blood Moon Live Today! New Trailer!

    Champions Online's first major update and event hits live servers today! To coincide with the update's release, a new trailer has been released over at IGN highlighting some key points of the update.

    Reported on Oct 27, 2009
  • Free Blood Moon Weekend

    Try Champions Online for free with the launch of Blood Moon this weekend! Blood Moon officially launches tomorrow, October 27th, but the free weekend event will begin on 10AM this Friday, October 30th, and run through to 10AM Monday, November 2nd.

    Reported on Oct 26, 2009
  • C-Store Receives Major Update!

    The Champions Online "item shop" has received a major update with last nights scheduled maintenance. Today, players can access a whole host of new items from the C-Store including the robot beast, epic samurai, and Halloween costume sets, full character retcons, additional character slots, and additional costume slots.

    Reported on Oct 20, 2009
  • Victor Wachter: Going Shardless's newest columnist Victor Wachter pens his first column on the shardless server that has been implemented by Cryptic Studios with the launch of their new superhero MMO, Champions Online

    Reported on Oct 20, 2009
  • Bill Roper on Blood Moon's Garrett Fuller had a chance recently to ask some questions of Champions Online Executive Producer Bill Roper about the upcoming Blood Moon event and the general future of the super-hero game.

    Reported on Oct 19, 2009
  • Blood Moon Preview!

    The Champions Online Blood Moon page has received a major update! The new page is a one-stop shop for all your Blood Moon information needs, including links to recent Blood Moon dev diaries, the power list for the new Celestial powerset, details on the new event perks and item rewards, and a bevy of new screenshots, some of which feature characters sporting some snazzy new costume items!

    Reported on Oct 14, 2009
  • PvP DevChat Tomorrow

    Cryptic Studios will be holding another Champions Online devchat Thursday, October 8th, at 4PM PDT. The devchat will focus on the Hero Games, Champions Online's PvP system.

    Reported on Oct 07, 2009
  • Have it your Way - Customization Champions Online Correspondent C.A. Thomas writes this look at customization in Cryptic Studios' new superhero MMO.

    Reported on Oct 07, 2009
  • Celestial Powerset Dev Diary

    A new dev diary giving us a inside look at what went into the development of the upcoming Celestial powerset set to be released with the game's first major update, Blood Moon, later this month has been published on the game's official website. Champions Online designer and creator of the Celestial powerset, Vurt, explains what the set is all about and how its "dual purpose" functionality works.

    Reported on Oct 06, 2009
  • List of Changes, Blood Moon Dated

    Cryptic Studios has provided us with an update on Champions Online, giving us a quick peek at some of the more notable updates to the game this past month, plans for changes in the imminent future, and a few details, including a release date, for the game's first major update, Blood Moon, which will launch on October 27th.

    Reported on Oct 05, 2009
  • First Celestial Power Revealed!

    The first power in the upcoming Celestial power set to be released this October with Champions Online's first major game update, Blood Moon, has been revealed today on the game's official website. The first power is, naturally, the set's energy builder and is called "Radiance". Radiance will have some interesting quirks when compared to other energy builders, namely that it will damage enemies as normal, but will also heal allies if you target an ally with it.

    Reported on Oct 01, 2009
  • Ultra Fighting Team Millenia Ranger

    The Goons of the Something Awful community are at it again! This time, they bring their special flavor of madness to the world of Champions Online in the form of a video spoofing the Power Ranger type shows popular in Japan.

    Reported on Sep 30, 2009