UPDATE: Greetings, Champions. After listening to your feedback these past few days, we're taking a harder look at this feature and how to better implement it. We'll have more news in the future, but for now this will not be launching on June 7th.
We’re making a change to how subscriptions work in Champions Online. The Lifetime Subscription will still be available and unchanged, but we’re shifting away from monthly subscriptions. As of June 7th, those subscriptions will no longer be available on our website. Instead, we’re replacing them with a brand new purchasable pack, Premium Pack.
When you purchase the Premium Pack, the following items will become available to you.
This pack is available June 7th in the C-store for 1500 zen. If you would like to gain a monthly subscription, you have until then to do so.
Who can purchase this pack?
Anyone who has never been a Gold Subscriber, or purchased this pack before, can purchase the Premium Pack.
Can current subscribers - Gold or Lifetime - buy this pack on top of their subscription for extra rewards?
If you have ever purchased a subscription or are currently subscribed you can claim the Premium Pack from the bonus tab in the ZEN store. The Premium Pack and Monthly Subscription Rewards do not stack on each other.
There will be a separate purchase available to former Gold or Lifetime members that will add any items you don’t currently own to your account.
What happens to monthly subscriptions now?
They will no longer be available on our website. If you have a monthly subscription currently, it will continue and you will receive all of the benefits of that subscription, other than the change to free character slots mentioned below. You can still cancel that subscription at any time.
Do I lose my benefits from my monthly subscription?
Those benefits will remain with your account as long as you are subscribed, other than the change to free character slots mentioned below.
What happens to lifetime subscriptions now?
Lifetime Subscriptions will continue in the current form with no changes, other than the change to free character slots mentioned below.
Will I have to buy this pack every month?
The Premium Pack is a one time purchase that permanently unlocks these benefits on your account.
What about Veteran Rewards?
You’ll keep any unlocked Veteran Rewards you already have. If you are not subscribed, you can gain the veteran rewards by purchasing a Lifetime Subscription.
What about Bonus Zen?
You will continue to receive this bonus as long as you are a subscriber.
What about the Monthly Subscriber Rewards?
These are being discontinued when the monthly subscription ends, but anyone purchasing a Lifetime Subscription will gain access to all of the previous releases.
Will Gold and Lifetime Members still receive a free character slot at level 40?
After the release of the Premium Pack, this feature will no longer exist.
What happens to my gold characters if my sub lapses?
If your sub lapses, and you had gold characters, they will change to silver like they would normally. If you want to keep them gold, you will have to purchase a lifetime sub. Otherwise, they will have to be converted to archetypes in order to be played.
If you purchased a freeform slot, that will forever remain a freeform slot.
We are looking into the possibility of creating a purchasable item to convert silver slots into freeform slots.
The game has a character slot cap of 59 (this has been the limit since the game launched).
If you have over this amount from earning slots through leveling Gold characters to 40, they will remain on your account. You will keep those slots even if you delete the character, but you won't be able to gain any more character slots.
Will I still receive my monthly Stipend if I remain subbed/lifetime?
2 Gold Costume Tokens for One Character on Your Account:
These can be used to exchange for old Monthly Reward costumes.