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Prior to Issue 21, Breakout was the Villain tutorial zone. It was replaced by a new co-op tutorial experience, although the zone itself was not removed from the game. Consequently, any characters that were in Breakout upon the release of Issue 21 are able to complete the old tutorial and exit to Mercy Island.

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Villain City Zone (1)

Trainers: none
TF Contacts: none
Events: none
Exploration Badges: Jail Bird
Plaques: none
Day Jobs: Pilot
Enemies: Prisoners, Prison Guard
Connecting Zones: Mercy Island
Transits: none
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Breakout is the tutorial city zone in City of Villains.

The "Breakout" occurs from the Zigursky Penitentiary in Paragon City. Arachnos is engaged in battle with Longbow so that Destined Ones can escape.



Exploration Badges

Jail Bird

It is rumored around the Zig that the Bug Man escaped from this location.

Day Jobs

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You have aided Arachnos by piloting its fliers, helping Lord Recluse better mobilize his troops, earning you the Pilot Day Job. Logging out near a Black Helicopter will earn you a Speed Bonus, when you log back in, for a short time.

Transfer Points

After placing the bomb in the bunker for the Arachnos Pilot, return to him and you will be given a choice of contacts (Kalinda or Matthew Burke) and will be taken to Mercy Island.

Enemy Groups


  • Breakout is the reverse of Outbreak, the hero tutorial zone.
  • This zone has been in the game for Villains since Issue 6.
  • Access to this zone for new characters was removed in Issue 21.