they are the very essence and identity of your superhero.
They brand your hero, making your hero unique amongst so many other
heroes. In Champions Online, you want your hero to stand apart, to be
noticed. The foremost way that a hero proclaims their identity is
through their costume. We can’t imagine Superman without his
costume of the red S, boots, and cape with a blue outfit. What about
Spiderman, with his webbed red and blue outfit? We can’t
imagine these heroes in a different costume. (I know Spiderman had the
black outfit, but that suit became Venom so I’m not counting
Fortunately, Champions Online has an amazing character creator. There
are tons of options available to make your own unique hero. However,
the choices do not end there, my friends. There are additional costume
pieces that you can unlock during gameplay. These costume pieces can be
variant looks for weapons or costume pieces for every part of your
How do you get these cool costume unlocks? Well, there are a variety of
ways to get a costume unlock in CO. First, you can get costume unlocks
from drops and quest rewards. Second, you can also use your crafting
skill to craft certain costume unlocks. Third, during special events,
certain costume pieces can be dropped, such as the recent
event. You can also unlock costume pieces by completing perks and
spending your perk points to get the costume piece. An additional
source for costume unlocks is by competing in PvP, which will allow you
to accumulate acclaim to spend on costume pieces. Finally, you can also
buy costume pieces from the C Store for real money, but what is the fun
Listed below are some examples of the cool costume unlocks that you can
During special events, such as the recent Attack
of the Misfit Toys
costume pieces can be dropped for the players to pick up. Usually,
there are only a small handful of costume pieces that become available.
Make sure that you participate in the events to get some new costume
There are a decent amount of costume pieces that you can unlock via
crafting skills. Some of them, such as weapons, you can unlock at a
lower crafting level (below 100), while most costume pieces require a
crafting skill of 400. You can get the blueprints for the higher end
(400) costume pieces from your specialization trainer.
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Crafting - Arms
Crafting - Avatar (Mysticism)
Crafting - Arms
Crafting - Arms
Most of your costume unlocks become available by completing perks. Most
perks require your hero to defeat a great deal of enemies (anywhere
from 1000 to 5000) to achieve that perk and unlock the costume piece.
To get the costume piece, you have to go to a perks vendor and spend
your perk points to get the costume piece.
Demonic Minion Face
Perk: Great Demon Triumph
Spade Face Pattern
Big Demon Wings
Perk: Towering Inferno
Robotic Chest Piece
Perk: Mech Warrior
Foxbat Graphic Tee
Perk: Exploding Cigar
The Champions Online C Store has new costume pieces available for sale.
These range from emblems to full costumes. The downside to this is that
you have to spend real money to get the costume pieces.
You can unlock some costume pieces, such as the luchador outfit, by
spending your acclaim points that you accumulate by participating in
PvP. Who doesn’t want to look like a Mexican wrestler when
taking down the bad guys or other players?
As you can see, there is quite a lot of differing costume types you can
unlock to jazz up your hero. Right now, some perk unlocks are for the
one hero that you are currently playing. However, Cryptic plans on
making those items account-wide in a future patch. So get out there and
start unlocking those costume pieces! You don’t want to look
just like some other hero, do you?