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Champions Online News

Latest Headlines for Champions Online

  • 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
  • DevChat Today!

    Remember folks, the Cryptic Studios team will be holding a devchat for Champions Online at 2PM PDT today. Just like last time, questions are to be submitted in the designated forum thread, though they will make time for questions asked during the chat.

    Reported on Sep 24, 2009
  • Champions Online Review

    MMORPG.com's Michael Bitton takes an in-depth look at Cryptic Studios' newest MMORPG, Champions Online in this week's review.

    Reported on Sep 24, 2009
  • Major Economy Changes Coming

    Massive changes to the economy are coming to Champions Online, as revealed in a new letter to the community published last night to the game's official website.

    Reported on Sep 18, 2009
  • State of the Game: Sept 15, 2009

    Bill Roper is back with this latest edition of the State of the Game letter.

    Reported on Sep 17, 2009
  • First Impressions

    Soon after a game's launch, we like to have the game's reviewer offer his first impressions to give players an idea of what they can expect early on. Today, Michael Bitton files his report on Champions Online.

    Reported on Sep 14, 2009
  • DevChat Transcript

    The transcript for yesterday's devchat is now available. Thanks go to Darkshrike from the official Champions Online forums for posting it!

    Reported on Sep 11, 2009
  • IGN Create-a-Character Contest

    A new Character Creator contest is being offered by IGN, with an extremely sweet grand prize. Players will create and submit characters for the contest, and the most awesome looking character, selected by the folks at IGN, will win an all new Scion.

    Reported on Sep 11, 2009
  • Free Respecs For All!*

    The free respec that Cryptic has promised for characters created during the Early Start program is now live as part of a fairly extensive patch pushed to servers this morning.

    Reported on Sep 10, 2009
  • Launch DevChat Tomorrow

    Cryptic Studios will be hosting a post-launch DevChat tomorrow at 4:30PM PDT. The devchat will take place, as usual, on IRC and you will need to either connect to irc.coldfront.net and join #championsonline with your IRC client of choice, or use Coldfront's Java chat client. The format of the devchat has changed somewhat, with the questions answered during the devchat coming from a specific forum thread, and audience questions to be fielded near the end of the devchat.

    Reported on Sep 09, 2009
  • End of Beta Video

    A new video depicting the end of beta event has been added to the video gallery on the official Champions Online website. Watch players band together in a valiant attempt to beat back Dr. Destroyer's giant Destroid robots as they lay waste to Millenium City.

    Reported on Sep 04, 2009
  • Free Respecs for Early Start Characters

    You asked, they answered. In an announcement made on the official Champions Online website it has been revealed that indeed, Early Start players will be issued a free respec. The timeframe for when this free respec will be given out isn't provided however, as the developers say they still need time to get the tech setup so that they can issue free respecs to only the Early Start players.

    Reported on Sep 03, 2009
  • New Content Every Three Months

    Champions Online will be receiving major content updates every three months according to some recent statements made by Cryptic Studios' Jack Emmert over at VG247.

    Reported on Sep 02, 2009
  • Patch Brings Major Respec Changes

    The Champions Online respec or "Retcon" system has been updated in a patch pushed to live servers today. Checking the official forums, it seems most players are happy with the new system, but the costs are still an issue, namely, they are still too high.

    Reported on Sep 02, 2009
  • Update "Blood Moon" Announced

    The first update to Champions Online has been announced today on the Champions Online official website. The update will be entitled "Blood Moon", and from what we can gather, it appears to be a Halloween event that will also bring with it a new power framework: Celestial.

    Reported on Sep 02, 2009
  • Launch Day Patch Stirs Uproar

    Break out the bubbly! Champions Online has launched today, and all is totally awesome, right? Not entirely. Like many MMOGs, Champions Online launched with a patch, and today's patch made some significant changes to the game, as outlined in today's State of the Game letter. As it would turn out, some of the changes appear to be a bit controversial, with many on the official forums up in arms over the changes. So what's stirring up all the ruckus?

    Reported on Sep 01, 2009
  • Microsoft Holding Back 360 Version

    Add another potential XBOX 360 MMOG to the in-limbo pile. Champions Online, like Final Fantasy XIV, and The Lord of the Rings Online is also experiencing issues trying to launch on the XBOX 360 platform. Like all the other gamse mentioned, the problem is XBOX Live, and the logistics of running a MMOG on the service.

    Reported on Sep 01, 2009