Champions Online patch causing problems for would-be Champions

Superhero MMO Champions Online doesn’t officially launch until September 1st, but beta access to the title, available from today, has already run into trouble. The nefarious villain in this case? A patcher that constantly disconnects.

Numerous users have reported that the official Champions Online patcher has seen cripplingly slow download speeds, with time-out disconnections from the server a consistent source of annoyance for many.

But… what’s that? Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No! It’s, uh, Champions Online forum user Firann, flying this way in his cape with a solution to your patchy woes! A group of users at the forum deduced that a mistake in the install files means the game tries to download a colossal 3.6 GB patch upon loading. Firann has concocted a step-by-step guide to correcting the launcher by reducing the size of the patch to just 56 MB.

To read Firann’s solution for yourself, head here.

[Champions Online Forum, via 1UP]