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This is a timeline for significant events about the game. This is for real life dates and events, not the Canon Timeline.

2004

04/25/2004 - City of Heroes three-day head start began for those with a pre-order code
04/27/2004 - City of Heroes' official publishing release date (when retail purchase could begin)
04/28/2004 - City of Heroes' live launch (and the date used for Anniversary Events)
06/29/2004 - Issue 1 released
08/30/2004 - Film Festival contest began
09/16/2004 - Issue 2 released
09/16/2004 - Rularuu Invasion Event 2004
09/28/2004 - First Halloween Costume contest began
10/29/2004 - Halloween Event 2004
11/09/2004 - City of Heroes Collector's DVD Edition released

2005

01/04/2005 - Issue 3 released
01/12/2005 - Winter Event 2004 began
02/05/2005 - City of Heroes Deluxe released in Europe
02/08/2005 - Winter Event 2004 ended
04/14/2005 - Thursday Throwdown
04/20/2005 - Wednesday Night Fights
05/04/2005 - Issue 4 released
05/01/2005 - City of Heroes First Anniversary event
08/31/2005 - Issue 5 released
10/26/2005 - Statesman's Strike end of beta event for City of Villains
10/27/2005 - Issue 6 released
10/27/2005 - City of Villains three-day head start began for those with a pre-order code
10/31/2005 - City of Villains official release date, including City of Villains Collector's DVD Edition
12/08/2005 - Winter Event 2005 began

2006

01/02/2006 - Winter Event 2005 ended
01/18/2006 - City of Hero open beta began in Korea
02/08/2006 - Valentine's Day Event 2006 began
02/22/2006 - Valentine's Day Event 2006 ended
03/??/2006 - City of Hero released in Korea
04/01/2006 - Second Anniversary Events
06/06/2006 - Issue 7 released
07/21/2006 - Double XP weekend (ended 07/23/2006)
09/01/2006 - Cuppathon was held on the test server
09/29/2006 - Good Versus Evil Edition released
10/18/2006 - Halloween Event 2006 began
10/31/2006 - Halloween party on test server
11/02/2006 - Halloween Event 2006 ended
11/02/2006 - City of Villains First Anniversary event began
11/28/2006 - Issue 8 released
11/30/2006 - City of Villains First Anniversary event ended
12/14/2006 - Winter Event 2006 began

2007

01/02/2007 - Winter Event 2006 ended
01/08/2007 - Winter Event 2006 returned
01/17/2007 - Winter Event 2006 ended for the 2nd time
01/26/2007 - Double XP weekend (ended 01/28/2007)
02/13/2007 - Valentine's Day Event 2007 began
03/04/2007 - Valentine's Day Event 2007 ended
04/27/2007 - Third Anniversary Event on test server
05/01/2007 - Issue 9 released
06/15/2007 - Double XP weekend (ended 06/17/2007)
07/24/2007 - Issue 10 released
07/24/2007 - Rikti World Invasion began
08/07/2007 - Daily Rikti World Invasion ended
08/14/2007 - Rikti Invasion Encore (24-hour Invasion)
08/18/2007 - Rikti Invasion Encore
08/23/2007 - Rikti Invasion Encore
08/26/2007 - Rikti Invasion Encore
08/31/2007 - Rikti Invasion Encore
09/02/2007 - Rikti Invasion Encore
09/12/2007 - Rikti Invasion Encore
09/15/2007 - Rikti Invasion Encore
09/17/2007 - Rikti Invasion Encore
09/22/2007 - Rikti Invasion Encore
10/22/2007 - Halloween Event 2007 began
11/04/2007 - Halloween Event 2007 ended
11/06/2007 - NCsoft purchased "City Of" franchise, launched NorCal Studios
11/28/2007 - Issue 11 released
12/17/2007 - Winter Event 2007 began
12/18/2007 - NorCal Studios move completed

2008

01/06/2008 - Winter Event 2007 ended
02/08/2008 - Double XP weekend (ended 02/10/2008)
02/14/2008 - Valentine's Day Event 2008 began
02/28/2008 - Valentine's Day Event 2008 ended
03/07/2008 - Rikti Invasion Returns (ended 03/14/2008)
04/18/2008 - Rikti Invasion Returns (ended 04/24/2008)
05/20/2008 - Issue 12 released
06/13/2008 - Rikti Invasion Returns (ended 06/19/2008)
07/16/2008 - City of Heroes and City of Villains were merged
07/18/2008 - Double XP weekend (ended 07/20/2008)
08/01/2008 - Rikti Invasion Returns (ended 08/07/2008)
09/17/2008 - Super Booster I: Cyborg released
09/26/2008 - Rikti Invasion Returns (ended 10/02/2008)
10/18/2008 - Halloween Event 2008 began
11/02/2008 - Halloween Event 2008 ended
11/14/2008 - Rikti Invasion Returns (ended 11/20/2008)
12/02/2008 - Issue 13 released
12/15/2008 - Winter Event 2008 began

2009

01/05/2009 - Winter Event 2008 ended
01/07/2009 - Mac Special Edition released
01/23/2009 - Double XP weekend (ended 01/25/2009)
02/09/2009 - Valentine's Day Event 2009 began
02/23/2009 - Valentine's Day Event 2009 ended
04/08/2009 - Issue 14 released
04/14/2009 - NorCal Studios renamed to Paragon Studios
04/14/2009 - Super Booster II: Magic released
04/14/2009 - Architect Edition released
04/28/2009 - 5th Anniversary Chaos Event
06/29/2009 - Issue 15 released
07/14/2009 - Super Booster III: Superscience released
07/17/2009 - Rikti Invasion Encore (ended 07/19/2009)
07/31/2009 - Double XP weekend (ended 08/02/2009)
09/15/2009 - Issue 16 released
10/08/2009 - Double XP weekend (ended 10/12/2009)
10/20/2009 - Halloween Event 2009 began
11/11/2009 - Halloween Event 2009 ended
11/12/2009 - Super Booster IV: Martial Arts released
12/15/2009 - Winter Event 2009 began

2010

01/12/2010 - Winter Event 2009 ended
02/09/2010 - Valentine's Day Event 2010 began
03/02/2010 - Valentine's Day Event 2010 ended
03/04/2010 - Double XP Weekend (ended 03/07/2010)
04/28/2010 - Issue 17 released
06/24/2010 - Super Booster V: Mutant released
08/16/2010 - Going Rogue released for prepurchase customers
08/16/2010 - Issue 18 released
08/17/2010 - Going Rogue official release date
09/14/2010 - Party Pack released
10/21/2010 - Halloween Event 2010 began
10/31/2010 - Halloween Event 2010 ended
11/03/2010 - Origins Pack released
11/30/2010 - Issue 19 released
12/17/2010 - Winter Event 2010 began

2011

01/02/2011 - Winter Event 2010 scheduled end
01/27/2011 - Double XP Weekend (ended 01/30/2011)
02/01/2011 - Strike Pack released
02/10/2011 - Valentine's Day Event 2011 began
02/23/2011 - Animal Pack released
04/05/2011 - Issue 20 released
05/11/2011 - Praetorian Surge began
05/27/2011 - Praetorian Surge ended
06/01/2011 - Steampunk Pack released
06/28/2011 - Incarnates Ascend released
08/11/2011 - Double XP Weekend (ended 08/14/2011)
09/13/2011 - Issue 21 released; Freedom VIP Headstart begins
09/27/2011 - City of Heroes Freedom officially released, including Free users
10/04/2011 - Street Justice power set released
10/20/2011 - Halloween Event 2011 began
11/02/2011 - Halloween Event 2011 ended
12/06/2011 - Titan Weapons power set released
12/13/2011 - Winter Event 2011 began

2012

01/03/2012 - Winter Event 2011 ended
02/08/2012 - Valentine's Day Event 2012 began
02/14/2012 - Heroes and Villains Super Pack released
02/27/2012 - Valentine's Day Event 2012 ended
03/06/2012 - Issue 22 released
03/20/2012 - Beast Mastery power set released
04/17/2012 - Staff Fighting power set released
05/31/2012 - Issue 23 released
06/27/2012 - Summer Blockbuster Event 2012 began
07/10/2012 - Water Blast power set released
07/30/2012 - Summer Blockbuster Event 2012 ended
08/10/2012 - Double XP Weekend began (ended 08/12/2012)
08/13/2012 - Captain Mako Week began
08/20/2012 - Captain Mako Week ended
08/21/2012 - Nature Affinity power set released; Last build for Issue 24 released to Beta Server
08/31/2012 - Game's closure announced
09/08/2012 - Unity Rally
10/05/2012 - Summer Blockbuster Event 2012 Reprise began
10/08/2012 - Summer Blockbuster Event 2012 Reprise ended
10/18/2012 - Double XP Weekend began
10/22/2012 - Double XP Weekend ended
10/26/2012 - Halloween Event 2012 began
10/29/2012 - Halloween Event 2012 ended
11/09/2012 - Winter Event 2011 Reprise began
11/12/2012 - Winter Event 2011 Reprise ended
11/23/2012 - Rikti Invasion began
11/30/2012 - Rikti Invasion ended
11/30/2012 - Game Closed