Did you think Champions Online was dead? Perhaps you were under the impression that it was given a backseat to Neverwinter, Cryptic Studios’ first release under the Perfect World Entertainment overlord? Either way, you’d be incorrect. Very incorrect.
Fans of the Champions intellectual property and the MMORPG especially now have a new content patch to explore weeks after the release of the Dungeons & Dragons MMORPG. Known as FATAL ERR0R, the patch introduces a storyarc featuring a threat to SOCRATES. Players will digitize their avatar with the help of a voice-acted Dr. Silverback and enter the mainframe to defend the vital piece of technology.
This is only the beginning of the story. In the coming weeks, two additional instances will be added to CO. One will see players tracking the start of the virus to the supervillian’s hideout. The second will be a virtual reality Alert for five-man teams. Each will support the VR theme, with rewards including two new costume pieces and a new Action Figure.
This major content patch comes on the heels of a new batch of Telepathy powers. Last week, Cryptic Studios made six new Telepathy powers available, including debuffs and DoTs.
Behind the cut you can find a selection of the new digitized environments, monsters and avatars.