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Champions Online Previews Free Costumes, New Bikes and Initiates Protocol Alpha

By Stacy Jones -

Champions Online (CO) is starting 2013 off right as Cryptic has revealed plans for a series of updates set to debut every couple of weeks as part of a mega-event that will span the next couple of months. The first of those events are set to get underway this week (Friday, January 11th to be exact) and provide players with a chance to get two free costume pieces (helmet and a robe) and the new Grav Bike Arsenal lockbox. The lockbox offers a chance to get one of three new grav bike mount versions.

Additionally, Cryptic has posted a piece of teaser story for the first part of the mega-event with the initiation of Protocol Alpha.

+++UNTIL DECRYPTION KEY ACCEPTED+++
+++WELCOME, AGENT+++

+++ENCRYPTION PROTOCOL ALPHA INITIATED+++
+++PRIORITY MESSAGE FORWARDED BY ANONYMOUS SOURCE+++
+++WARNING: RECORDING HAS BEEN DISRUPTED+++

– something’s got them all stirred up down here. Whatever they’re up to, it’s –

– I think they’re tracking our comms. Tribunal Actual, be advised, safehouses may be compromised –

– what? Give me resources from Carolingian or Clockwork! Don’t tell me that there’s not enough for –

– start evacuating. I don’t care, they can go to Columbus or Indianapolis. This isn’t just going to go away, and unlike the Qularr, they’re already here –

+++END OF TRANSMISSIONS+++
+++PROTOCOL ALPHA TERMINATED+++

The first event is set to get underway this Friday with the final event culminating in a custom Alert. What do you think it will include? Tell us your thoughts in the comments below.

Sources: CO Bikes and Costumes, CO Alpha Protocol Initiated

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