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Champions Online goes free-to-play January 25

Tuesday, 11th January 2011 20:54 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

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Atari and Cryptic announced today that the free-to-play update of Champions Online will become available worldwide on January 25.

Called Champions Online: Free For All, the MMO also features additional premium content for purchase in the form of Adventure Packs, items, powers and costume pieces which can all be selected a la carte inside the game’s C-Store.

Current players can continue subscribing as Gold Members, while new players may also optionally upgrade to Gold status, which unlocks most of the game’s content and includes extra features for a set price of $14.99 per month.

To start your free trial of the game or to find out more, visit the game’s official website.

The free-to-play model was announced back in October.

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4 Comments

  1. Hunam

    It was so obvious that they were going to announce this on the day that DC Universe came out.

    #1 4 years ago
  2. jacobvandy

    It’ll be interesting to see how this rivalry pans out. I had fun playing the Iron Man-type in Champions, but if I can do that in DCUO, why wouldn’t I go with the game that has all the characters and environments from a well-known comic book universe? Well, I guess if you don’t want to pay a monthly fee…

    #2 4 years ago
  3. Phoenixblight

    @2

    Iron Man is Marvel not DC.

    #3 4 years ago
  4. jacobvandy

    @3
    Yes, I know that, but you don’t play *as* any of the superheroes, you create your own. Even though Champions doesn’t have a Marvel license, they give the options that I and many others combined to create an Iron Man wannabe (flight, sleek robotic-looking costume, munitions branch of skills). You could also imitate Batman, Superman, the Hulk, and many others, and I imagine DCUO would have a similar range of customization. If they don’t, that’ll be a disappointment.

    #4 4 years ago

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