City of Heroes Freedom Officially Here

The wait is over and the launch of City of Heroes Freedom is finally here! Freedom is the new model of play from NCsoft that offers both new and veteran players a whole new benchmark of access to content in the incredibly popular superhero MMO


Live today, the Freedom game model will allow every player to hit level 50 with for free, while still giving players the option to buy their ultimate and self-catered gaming experience how they choose. Giving players a head start in celebration of the new model is Issue 21: Convergence, ready for all players as soon as they log in. Issue 21: Convergence and City of Heroes Freedom includes a whole new zone, Incarnate Trial, new powers, new costumes and more. Also new to City of Heroes is the Monthly Signature Story Arcs as well as the Paragon Rewards Program. 

“Our fans have come to expect great content and with City of Heroes Freedom we’ve clearly raised the bar by delivering the best game play we’ve ever developed, and giving players the choice to truly customize their gaming experience” said Brian Clayton, Executive Producer at Paragon Studios. “We aren’t just flipping a switch and going ‘Free-to-Play.’ We’re embarking on the biggest content and feature update to City of Heroes in its seven-year history.”

Want to know exactly what you’re in for in the new City of Heroes Freedom game model? Check out the mass of new content below:
New Zone: First Ward, the training and testing grounds for some of Praetoria most elite forces and sinister weapons, is where players will encounter all new challenges, including the massive zone-wide event, the Seed of Hamidon.
New Epic Challenges: The Underground Incarnate Trial takes place underground, below the streets of Praetoria, in the secret lair of the Devouring Earth. Those strong enough to break through their stronghold may reach the devastating Avatar of Hamidon for a final showdown of of unparalleled degree. Up to 28 players can team up for the fight and earn tonnes of new rewards.
New Power Sets and Costumes: Time Manipulation (free for VIP Players), Beam Rifle, and Street Justice represent just the beginning of new powers coming to players with City of Heroes Freedom, while the Barbarian and the Circle of Thorns Costume Sets, as well as the IDF and Defense Costume Sets(free for VIP Players) add even more options to the millions of customization options at a players’ fingertips.  
New Starting Experience: Puts new players right in the middle of the action, giving them access to all archetypes with no alignment restriction. During the new starting experience, players will have the opportunity determine whether they ally with the forces of good, or harness the powers of evil.
New Missions: The debut of monthly Signature Story Arcs (free for VIP Players), enables players to play a key role in the main storyline as they fight alongside iconic heroes and villains and discover which of Paragon City premier heroes will die!
New Rewards: The Paragon Rewards program is our way to thank players for investing City of Heroes and provides new and unique in-game rewards designed around each player unique tastes and play style. 
For more information on today announcement, Issue 21 content and Freedom, please visit The Official Site! 

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