Cryptic announced that early-start characters of Champions Online created before the launch day patch will benefit from a full retcon. The developers are still working on a system to issue this retcon.

The need for free retcons surfaced due to a recent patch that changed damage caused by henchman and lowered defence stats on characters without any previous announcement. This resulted in some trouble with player skills that weren't expecting these changes. Players started requesting free rectons, and Cryptic answered to them.