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Champions Online News

Latest Headlines for Champions Online

  • Open Beta Ends Today!

    The Open Beta test for Champions Online will conclude today at 5PM PDT. Like many MMOG's, the end of beta is being celebrated with an end of beta event. The event features giant Destroids (robots) attacking the city. Players who attempt to defeat one of these robots will receive a Destroid in-game action figure at launch.

    Reported on Aug 25, 2009
  • Open Beta Now Open for All!

    Most Open Beta tests these days are really more "open" and not truly open to all comers, and Champions Online was no different. Today is a different day, however! In an announcement made on the official Champions Online website, the Open Beta has gone fully open, so if you're curious about the game (but not enough to preorder or subscriber to Fileplanet), go ahead and give it a spin!

    Reported on Aug 21, 2009
  • Dev Diary: A World of Champions

    The next video in the Champions Online dev diary series is now avaialble over at GameSpot. Entitled "A World of Champions" this dev diary details the setting of Champions Online, and provides some insight on the style choices made for the game.

    Reported on Aug 19, 2009
  • One Month Out Q&A's Garrett Fuller posed five questions to Champions Online Senior Producer Chris Lena about the state of the game as it moves closer and closer to launch. These questins were submitted prior to the beginning of the open beta.

    Reported on Aug 18, 2009
  • NDA Dropped!

    The NDA for Champions Online has officially dropped, according to a post by Community Manager Daeke on the official Champions Online forums. Like he says there, you may now talk about the game until you're blue in the face!

    Reported on Aug 17, 2009
  • Tutorial Videos

    An excellent pair of tutorial videos for Cryptic Studios' upcoming superhero MMORPG, Champions Online are now available at

    Reported on Aug 13, 2009
  • Video Dev Diary: Road to Champions

    A video developer diary entitled "Road to Champions" is now available at This latest dev diary gives us some insight into the genesis of Champions Online, going as far back as to the inception of Cryptic Studios itself.

    Reported on Aug 12, 2009
  • Exclusive Screenshots

    The team from Cryptic Studios sent along these three exclusive screenshots for our viewing pleasure.

    Reported on Aug 12, 2009
  • Sidekicks, Supergroups and Supervillains

    TenTonHammer got a chance to sit down with Bill Roper recently for an interview entitled "Sidekicks, Supergroups, and Supervillains". The interview, as you would imagine, focuses on those three aspects of the game, and touches on a few other things as well.

    Reported on Aug 11, 2009
  • State of the Game Letter

    Chronomancer gives us details on the state of Champions Online in this latest state of the game letter posted on the official Champions Online website.

    Reported on Aug 07, 2009
  • Beta Key Giveaway has been given 1,000 beta keys to give to our community! These keys are first come, first served so get them while you can - because they will go very fast!

    Reported on Aug 06, 2009
  • Power Sets

    In an effort to educate players about their game, the Champions Online team at Cryptic Studios have been releasing information on the various power sets available to players.

    Reported on Aug 05, 2009
  • Dueling & Melee Combat Videos

    Two new videos of Champions Online are now available. The first video features an explosive array of player vs. player duel footage. In the second video, we get a closer look at some of the melee options available to players in Champions Online.

    Reported on Aug 04, 2009
  • Offers Lifetime Subscriptions, STO Beta

    Cryptic Studios will be offering a six month and lifetime subscription for Champions Online. Users who pony up for a six month subscription in advance receive a 33% off discount vs. a monthly subscription, as well as an Art Deco costume set, and most notably, access to the Star Trek Online beta test which begins later this year.

    Reported on Aug 03, 2009
  • Get Your Own In-Game Action Figure!

    As a token of gratitude to those who have signed up for the Champions Online newsletter, Cryptic Studios has informed current newsletter subscribers that they will be receiving an action figure in-game reward for their interest in the game.

    Reported on Jul 30, 2009
  • Two New Videos!

    Two new videos have been added to the official Champions Online video gallery. The newest video, entitled "Elemental", features footage of the various elemental power sets (fire, ice, earth, electricity in action. The second video, depicts the B.A.S.H. PvP Mode, which is an outdoor instanced free-for-all PvP area.

    Reported on Jul 28, 2009
  • FilePlanet to Exclusively Host Open Beta

    FilePlanet is partnering with Atari and Cryptic Studios to host the upcoming Open Beta for Champions Online. Subscribers can pre-load the Champions Online starting Wednesday, August 5th, 2009.

    Reported on Jul 28, 2009
  • Bill Roper on Brevik's Marvel MMO

    Bill Roper and David Brevik have a storied history. The two helped create Diablo at Blizzard Entertainment, and then went on to partner on Hellgate: London. Now, Bill Roper is at the helm of Champions Online, while David Brevik has been recently announced to helm the Marvel MMO project which has been resuscitated at startup developer Gazillion Entertainment. What does Bill Roper think of his former colleague working on a competing product? Find out below.

    Reported on Jul 24, 2009
  • Balancing Melee vs. Ranged

    Champions Online Daily News spoke to Cryptic Studio's senior producer Chris Lena, and PvP designer James Laird regarding the delicate balancing act involved in keeping melee vs. ranged fighters level.

    Reported on Jul 23, 2009
  • Ten New Screenshots

    Check out these ten new screenshots we've got for you of Champions Online. There are some awesome dual pistols shots in this batch.

    Reported on Jul 22, 2009