Missions are tasks given out by Contacts that your hero can complete to earn rewards. Every mission will award Experience appropriate for the level of the mission and some will have other rewards like Upgrades, Action Figures or Power Replace Items. Missions range in difficulty from simply meeting someone new to saving the world from your arch-enemies death ray. In Champions Online missions take place in the open world as well as on Instanced Maps.
When you interact with a contact with an available mission, clicking on the mission name displays the mission details: what you must do to complete the mission and the rewards offered from doing so. Clicking the "Accept" button assigns the mission to your superhero.
When you accept a mission from a contact, the mission will generally have a waypoint to guide you to the mission area.
Area waypoints appear on the map as shaded circles or ovals. The shaded area is the general location of a mission objective; the objective can be found somewhere within this circle. Hovering your mouse over an area waypoint displays the name of the mission it is associated with.
Contacts who have missions for your superhero will have various indicators over their heads in addition to being marked on maps and the Mini-Map. However, these indicators will only appear when you get close enough to the contact.
- A yellow exclamation point () indicates that a contact has a mission.
- A green exclamation point () indicates that a contact has a repeatable mission. These missions can generally be completed once every 24 hours.
- A gray exclamation point () indicates that a contact has a mission but it is significantly beneath your superheroes level.
After you have accepted a mission from a contact, a gray question mark () will appear to indicate you are on a mission for them. This will generally only occur if you have accepted all the missions from the contact, otherwise the yellow exclamation point () will remain. When you have completed the mission a yellow question mark () will appear to indicate that you need to return to the contact. This will always appear on the map regardless of the distance from the contact.
Contacts will only offer superheros missions that are 3 levels higher than their current level.
In Champions Online you cannot out level missions. Regardless of your superheroes level you can always go back and complete missions that you didn't complete (barring any restrictions for Crisis Zones). However, the gray exclamation point () will not always appear, sometimes you need to speak to a contact to see if they have any missions
Every mission will award Experience and Resources when completed. Awarded experience is tied to the level of the mission while resources are awarded based on the level of your superhero. Missions that require you to speak to another contact will award significantly less experience than normal missions and the end of a mission arc will award double experience.
In addition to resources and experience, certain missions have Power Replace Items, Action Figures or the choice of an upgrade as a reward. Upgrades received as mission rewards are Bind on Pickup, have no level restriction and can be used immediately.
At any point, a superhero can only have 15 missions at a time. Active missions are listed in the Mission Journal and a handful will appear in the Mission Tracker.
Primary Article: Mission Journal
The Mission Journal keeps track of all your missions and allows you to search the Crime Computer, make a mission the primary, and share or drop a mission. The Mission journal can be opened by pressing the "j" key (default setting) or by pressing the PDA () on the Mini-Map.
When you have completed a mission, a green check will appear next its name in the Mission Journal.
In order to share a mission with a another superhero they must be on your team. From the Mission Journal, click on the mission you would like share and then press the share button in the lower right hand corner. If they are eligible for the mission then they will be able to accept it. If however, they are not (because they haven't done part of the required chain) then they will be eligible for a crossover mission, which will award reduced experience.
Most missions can be dropped at any time without penalty, others require you to wait 4 hours before being able to pick the mission back up again. In order to obtain the mission again, the superhero will need to seek out the contact and accept the mission again.
Setting Primary Missions
Setting a mission as the primary one will move the mission to the first slot of the Mission Tracker and will increase the text size. Additionally it will turn the the Map Objective for that mission orange. You can only select one primary mission at a time.
The Crime Computer
If you've run out of missions from a contact and cannot find any more, the Crime Computer will direct you to a contact. The Crime Computer can be found in the lower left hand corner of the Mission Journal. If there are any missions in the vicinity that are available, they will be listed here. To find a contact with missions, select the option to search for emergencies. This will bring up a list of locations and contacts who could potentially have missions. You must seek them out in their locations to accept their missions.
There are a number of different types of missions in Champions Online
- Regular Missions - the most prevalent type
- Item Missions - granted by inspecting (double-clicking) an item in your inventory.
- Location Missions - obtained by being in a specific area or interacting with an object in a specific location.
- UNITY Missions - obtained from joining UNITY at level 40.
- UNITY 2 Missions - a set of missions for UNITY specifically geared towards Vibora Bay.
- Lair Missions - missions
- Nemesis Missions - a set of missions that pertain to the Nemesis System.
- Repeatable Missions - can be obtained once every 24 hours.
- Open Missions - open area missions in which any number of superheroes can particpate to complete a specific task.