City of Heroes Prepping Former Accounts for Early Freedom Access
The reactivation will not happen all at once, so if you're unable to log into the game, it may take a little time before your account is re-enabled. The official Freedom launch is set to take place next week, but if you have an old account, you should be able to get some play time in this weekend.
If youre a VIP player that has some friends that you would like to introduce to the game, a new Refer a Friend program will soon be available that can even earn you a few rewards.
Source: City of Heroes Announcement