CoV headstart instructions

Two Headstart Instructions for CoV

Hello fellow Villains!
Here is a basic guide to setting up your CoV pre-order account.
Important: The City of Villains beta sever is not the same as the game server so you will need to download the game before the two-day head start begins. If you?ve already entered in your pre-order serial code, we will provide you with a link to the downloader soon. We will announce the link here so keep your eye on Announcements.
If you already have City of Heroes and want to ADD City of Villains to the same account:
– Go to your PlayNC account where you should UPGRADE your existing City of Heroes account with your pre-order serial code.
– Before the head start on the 29th, launch City of Heroes from your Desktop or Start Menu. This will update the proper files for both games. At 12:01 AM EST on the 29th, launch City of Heroes, enter the Character Creation Screen, select an empty character slot and you will be given the choice to create a hero or a villain.
– Select villain and you will be ready to play City of Villains!
– On the 31st, pick up your purchased copy of City of Villains. Return to your PlayNC account and again UPGRADE your existing account immediately with your new purchased copy serial code.
NOTE: You do not need to install City of Villains from the Retail Box.
– That?s it, you are now ready to enter City of Villains and City of Heroes!
If you do NOT already have City of Heroes:
– Go to PlayNC and create a new account.
– Add a new game and enter in your pre-order serial code.
– Once you enter your serial code, you will receive instructions about how to download and install the game. (If you?ve already entered your serial code and did not receive this information, we will announce the download location here soon!).
– On the 31st, pick up your purchased copy of City of Villains. Return to your PlayNC account and ACTIVATE your existing CoV pre-order account immediately with your new purchased copy serial code.
– That?s it, you are now ready to enter City of Villains!
If you have City of Heroes but want to create a SEPARATE City of Villains account:
– Go to your PlayNC account and ADD a new game.
– Enter in your pre-order serial code (IMPORTANT NOTE: If you create separate City of Heroes and City of Villains accounts you will have to pay for them separately and will not be able to take advantage of combined City of Heroes and City of Villains pricing).
– Once you enter your serial code, you will receive instructions about how to download and install the game. (If you?ve already entered your serial code and did not receive this information, we will announce the download location here soon!).
– On the 31st, pick up your purchased copy of City of Villains. Return to your PlayNC account and ACTIVATE your existing CoV pre-order account immediately with your new purchased copy serial code.
– That?s it, you are now ready to enter City of Villains!


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