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Champions Online: Free to Play in 2011

CO going to F2P Model. Beta starts in November, Release Q1 of 2011

FAQ | special Q&A forum

Greetings, Champion!

We’ve got some big news we wanted to share with you right away.

Beginning Q1 2011, Champions Online will offer a free-to-play gameplay option. Everyone can download, play and enjoy Champions Online at absolutely no cost!

All you’ll need to do is download the game and begin playing. It will be a great opportunity to head back to the Champions universe to see what’s changed, spend time with your friends and enjoy a top-tier MMO without spending a dime.

We’re sure you have a lot of questions. That’s good! We’re looking forward to working with you to answer them. Right now, we’ve set up a new short FAQ and a special Q&A forum to begin answering your more in-depth questions.

We plan on entering our free-to-play beta on November 9, and to launch the new, free-to-play version of Champions Online in the first quarter of 2011. We can’t wait to grow the game with you, and we hope you’re as excited as we are!

As always, thanks for your continued support. We’ll see you in Millennium City!

-The Champions Online Team


No custom archetypes for F2P -- ouch!

I might come back and play a bit, I guess, but it looks like I wouldn't be able to use anything from my old account.
I'm really curious to see how this affects player behavior. It seems like it might have a chilling effect on small cash outlays: why pay for a gold benefit if it's going to lock you out of your character if you don't then pay it in perpetuity? Conversely, that might be exactly the kind of thing to encourage turning a free player into a subscribed player.
Champions Online

October 2010

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