The Champions Online preorder program and open beta have both been announced. It seems that the open beta is set to start on August 17th and preordering with Gamestop or Best Buy will get you into the early access program! Personally I think it’s a pretty poor decision to not give early access to everyone who preorders. Here are the preorder details for each retailer courtesy of Massively!
Receive access to the Early Start Program. Battle an alien menace, collect exclusive items, and join the early start weekend to get a jump on the action! GameStop customers also receive the exclusive Insectoid Airfoil costume piece and Experimental Anti-Graviton Generator flight travel power at character creation for an early boost in mobility.
Exclusive Limited Edition Package with collectible lenticular cover that includes an exclusive zone map, iron-on decal and an additional ten in-game micro-transaction dollars! Check online and in-store for more details and other potential offers.
- Best Buy
Get the fun and functional Lil’ Champ Pack. These persistent pets are iconic, knee-high characters from the Champions universe! Best Buy Customers receive their own Lil’ Champ. In addition, Lil’ Champ owners also receive a functional damage resistance item. Best Buy preorder customers will also receive access to the Early Start Program and head start weekend.
The High Roller Pack is perfect for players who insist on the finest accoutrements for their avatar. With three unique, exclusive apparel options (harlequin headpiece, black knight helmet, grenade chest strap), and an additional five in-game microtransaction dollars, you’ll have plenty of options to push your “High Roller” look.
- All Champions Online preorders receive guaranteed access to the Champions Online open beta test on August 17, exclusively offered by IGN.com. Additionally, all retail purchases include 30-days of free play and five in-game micro-transaction dollars.