Welcome to City of Heroes Rebirth!

City of Heroes Rebirth is a revival for the online superhero MMO, City of Heroes.

We are FREE and Open to the Public.

Our volunteer team is committed to the continued maintenance and development of this classic MMO in the spirit of its originators at Cryptic and Paragon Studios.

There are 25460 registered accounts holding 65283 characters.

News

Jun

21

Triple XP Event - Friday, June 21 thru Sunday, June 23, 2024

Don't miss Triple XP, Triple Influence, and Triple Prestige from Friday, June 21 thru Sunday, June 23, 2024.

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Jun

02

Introducing the City of Heroes Rebirth Pride Event!

City of Heroes Rebirth Pride Event Rainbow in Nova Praetora

Pride comes to City of Heroes Rebirth! This is the start of a new but humble event that we'll be running during most of June. During the Pride event a rainbow will appear in the skies of Atlas Park, Cap au Diable, and Nova Praetoria. (Astute observers may notice the rainbow changing colors!) Anyone who logs into the game during the event will receive the Proud badge...

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May

08

City of Heroes Rebirth Celebrates 25,000 Account Sign-Ups!

Celebrating 25,000 Account Sign-Ups

City of Heroes Rebirth has officially reached 25,000 registered accounts! This wouldn't have been possible without you...

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May

01

City of Heroes Rebirth's 5th Anniversary Event - May, 2024

Rebirth's 5th Anniversary Double-Triple Event

Come celebrate our 5th anniversary with a week of double XP, Triple XP weekend, and Monster Mash to remember.

  • Receive the 5th Anniversary badge New Horizons upon logging in.
  • Nemesis Invasion Events all-throughout May
  • Monster Mash Event, Wednesday, May 15th at 6 PM EST.
  • Double XP starts after server reset Sunday, May 12 thru Thursday, May 16, 2024
  • Triple XP starts Friday, May 17 thru Sunday, May 19, 2024

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Apr

28

City of Heroes 20th Anniversary | Rebirth Issue 7 Teaser

Today we celebrate a momentous occasion as City of Heroes turns 20. In typical fashion, the Rebirth Team honors the legacy of Cryptic and Paragon Studios with an overview of the history of the game, our continued efforts, and a preview of the future. We have spent the last five years building upon the bedrock established by a decade of work from the original teams in all of their iterations... and it has all led to this:

We look forward to sharing more of our vision and our efforts in the coming months. Happy 20th anniversary, City of Heroes!

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Feb

29

Cupid's Arrow Costume Contest WINNERS (February 2024)

Cupid's Arrow Cotume Contest Winners

The results are in! These contestants won the official Cupid's Arrow costume contest...

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Feb

08

Cupid's Arrow! Costume Contest (February 17, 2024)

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Arrows of love are flying through the air, hitting players, NPCs, and ICON! We've fallen in love with your costumes in the past, come woo us once more with your beautiful costumes at the official Cupid's Arrow Costume Contest!...

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Jan

29

Weekly Strike Target - Challenge Bonus Event

BONUS Weekly Strike Targets are available for this week and next week ONLY; adding extra Challenge Task/Strikes Forces for those bonus enhancement rewards!

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Jan

20

Announcing the City of Heroes Billboard Contest WINNERS (Nov 2023)

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Thank you everyone who particiapted. The submissions were amazing! Check out the winners and see their fantastic submissions...

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Jan

05

Double XP Event - Friday, January 12 thru Sunday, January 14, 2024

Double XP Weekend

Don't miss Double XP, Double Influence, and Double Prestige from Friday, January 12 thru Sunday, January 14, 2024.

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Dec

18

Happy New Years! 2 XP Event - Saturday, December 31, 2023 through Sunday, January 1, 2024

Don't miss 2 XP, Influence, and Prestige for New Years starting Saturday, December 31, 2023 through Sunday, January 1, 2024.

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Nov

26

Winter Is Coming - Starting December 1 Through January 7

Lord Winter wants to freeze the world in ice for good. Defeat his schemes, spread holiday cheer, and receive special holiday prizes. Then visit the Ski Chalet and dominate in a ski challenge!

But first, it's the Fright Before Christmas Event turning your dreams into nightmares from December 1 through December 14!...

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Nov

11

Announcing the City of Heroes Billboard Contest! - Starting November 11 Through December 30

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2023 is flying by, but before it's over, have we got a contest for you! Let's end the year with one of the most exciting contests we've ever thrown at you--your best opportunity yet to get your artwork into the game....

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Oct

30

Nightmares Costume Contest WINNERS (October 2023)

Nightmares Cotume Contest Winners

The results are in! These 10 contestants won the official Nightmares costume contest...

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Oct

22

Nightmares! Costume Contest (October 28, 2023)

Nightmares Costume Contest

Demons, giant evil dogs, dark rooms, and even taxes; everybody has nightmares. Delve deep into your psyche and give form to your nightmares, or create an entirely new level to horror. We want you to show off your scariest costumes and give us all a good fright!...

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Oct

13

Halloween Event - Starting October 19 Through November 4

Halloween Event

Time once again to reap All Hallow's Eve Superpacks, earn seasonal badges, unlock that costume slot, visit a haunted house, track down errant copies of the Malleus Mundi, fight off zombie invasions, fend off the deadly apocalypse, and chase down giant pumpkin headed monsters together! This is Halloween, Rebirth!...

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Sep

25

Rikti Invasion Event - Friday, September 29 thru Friday, October 13, 2023

Rikti Invasion Event

Aliens are coming!

Don't miss the Rikti Invasion event and chance to get your Elusive Mind accoldate!

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Aug

27

Super Sidekicks Costume Contest WINNERS (August 2023)

Super Sidekicks Cotume Contest Winners

The results are in! These 10 contestants won the official Super Sidekicks costume contest...

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Aug

17

Super Sidekicks! Costume Contest (August 26, 2023)

Super Sidekicks Costume Contest

Great heroes need great sidekicks! Take your young stead under your wing and show off their costume! Join us Saturday, August 26, 2023 for the official Super Sidekicks costume contest....

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Aug

07

Double XP Event - Friday, August 11 thru Sunday, August 13, 2023

Double XP Weekend

Don't miss Double XP, Double Influence, and Double Prestige from Friday, August 11th thru Sunday, August 13, 2023.

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Jul

30

Weekly Strike Target - Challenge Bonus Event

BONUS Weekly Strike Targets are available for this week and next week ONLY; adding extra Challenge Task/Strikes Forces for those bonus enhancement rewards!

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Jul

23

Now LIVE - Rebirth Issue 6: Dawn of Genesis

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Dawn of Genesis unlocks the next tier of incarnate power: GENESIS. Players will face threats throughout City of Heroes/Villains as the Genesis Wave empowers foes....

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Jul

16

Rebirth Issue 6 Dawn of Genesis Coming July 23, 2023

Ri6 City of Heroes Dawn of Genesis now on PTS

Find out all of the details about the next upcoming major issue. Login to the public test server for early access. Share feedback on the Discord or forums...

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Jul

16

Live Server Maintenance - Sunday, July 23, 2023

The Live City of Heroes Rebirth server will be taken offline for a scheduled maintenance on Sunday, July 23, 2023. Start Time: 4:00 p.m. PDT /7:00 p.m. EDT / 12:00 a.m. BST/ 1:00 CEST Expected Duration: 4-hours.

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Jul

02

Rebirth Issue 6 Dawn of Genesis Now on PTS

Ri6 City of Heroes Dawn of Genesis now on PTS

Find out all of the details about the next upcoming major issue. Login to the public test server for early access. Share feedback on the Discord or forums...

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Jun

30

Rebirth Issue 6 Dawn of Genesis Trailer

Dawn of Genesis will be the sixth update for City of Heroes Rebirth. Bringing to life the seventh incarnate power, Genesis. Get ready, Pandora's Box Has Been Opened...

...The World Will Never Be The Same.

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Jun

28

Dawn of Genesis Preview: Martial Prowess Proliferation

Ri6 City of Heroes Martial Prowess

Hey folks! We've prepared a Dev Diary for the upcoming proliferation of Martial Prowess. Join El Bee as he breaks down the powers in the new Martial Prowess Epic Pool for Tankers and Brutes...

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Jun

26

Ri6 Dev Dairy Preview: Epic Challenges Are On The Horizon

Ri6 City of Heroes Smash Forces

Three new challenge settings: 'No Set Bonuses', 'No Incarnate Powers', and 'No Incarnate and Temporary Powers', pave the way for more challenging gameplay, dozens of new badges, new unique and better rewards, and the first-ever alpha component incarnate path....

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May

30

State of the Game (May 2023)

As the 4th-anniversary celebration of Rebirth begins to wind down, we would like to share a few details about what to anticipate in Rebirth Issue 6...

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May

14

Rebirth's 4th Anniversary Double/Triple XP Event - Sunday, May 14 thru Sunday, May 21, 2023

Rebirth's 4th Anniversary Double-Triple Event

Come celebrate our 4th anniversary with a week of double XP, Triple XP weekend, and Monster Mash in Pocket D to remember.

  • Receive the 4th Anniversary badge Inspirational upon loggin in.
  • Nemesis Invasion Event Month
  • Double XP starts after server reset Sunday, May 14 thru Thursday, May 18, 2023
  • Triple XP starts Friday, May 19 thru Sunday, May 21, 2023

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May

14

Throwback Costume Contest WINNERS (May 2023)

Throwback Cotume Contest Participants

The results are in! These 10 contestants won the official Throwback costume contest...

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May

05

Throwback! Costume Contest (May 13, 2023)

Throwback Costume Contest

Throwback! Got an old costume you haven't worn in a while? Something you haven't seen since you were a rookie? Throw it back on and come join us Saturday, May 13, 2023 for the official Throwback costume contest....

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Mar

05

Double XP Event - Friday, March 10 thru Sunday, March 12, 2023

Double XP Weekend

Don't miss Double XP, Double Influence, and Double Prestige from Friday, March 10th thru Sunday, March 12, 2023.

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Feb

26

Now LIVE - Rebirth Issue 5: Clockstoppers

Link to Ri5: Clockstoppers

Rebirth Issue 5: Clockstoppers includes a NEW Synapse Task Force, a New Pool Power Set: Experimentation, official Speed Run challenges, Travel Pool Revamps, and so much more!...

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Feb

22

Live Server Maintenance - Sunday, February 26, 2023

The Live City of Heroes Rebirth server will be taken offline for a scheduled maintenance on Sunday, February 26, 2023. Start Time: 4:00 p.m. PDT /7:00 p.m. EDT / 12:00 a.m. BST/ 1:00 CEST Expected Duration: 4-hours.

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Feb

08

Spring Fling Event - Starting February 8 Through February 27

Romance is in the air-- but so is trouble. Enjoy the Pocket D Jubilee hosted by DJ Zero. Heroes and Villains can team up together to fight rare menaces to earn badges, costume pieces, and other rewards that highlight companionship and the power of love!...

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Jan

20

Issue 5: Clockstoppers is Now on PTS

Ri5 Now On PTS

Be one of the first to try out the many new features of Issue 5. New Synapse Task Force, Travel Pool Powers Revamp, Force Field Revamp, Speed Run Challenges, Experimentation Pool Powerset, Graffiti Emblems, and much more!

Read all about the PTS patch notes...

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Jan

19

Experimentation Pool Power Set! Coming To PTS Tomorrow!

Experimentation gives you access to poisonous ranged attacks as well as powers that boost your attack power and the survivability of your allies. This pool's travel power is Speed of Sound. While active, this power allows you to run at incredible speeds and also gives you access to the Jaunt power. Jaunt allows you to quickly teleport long distances once every so often.

The Experimentation Pool Power Set and all of Rebirth Issue 5 Clockstoppers is coming to the Public Test Server (PTS) tomorrow.

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Jan

16

Coming To PTS This Week! Ri5: Force Field Revamp & Force Composition

The long-awaited Force Field Revamp and the all-new Force Composition power set are coming to the Public Test Server (PTS) this week.

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Jan

08

Rebirth Issue 5 Feature Overview Trailer

Check out the feature overview for Rebirth Issue 5. This and more is coming to the Public Test Server (PTS) soon(tm).

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Jan

06

Coming Soon! Ri5: Super Speed Revamp

Super Speed Revamp coming in Rebirth Issue 5.

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Jan

03

New Years - Rebirth Issue 5 Teaser Trailer

Rebirth Issue 5 is coming soon with all new features and gameplay. Enjoy this teaser and stay tuned for more very soon(tm).

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