Marvel’s Avengers – long-term plans and activities for players

A little of what awaits you in Avengers.

Before the release of Marvel’s Avengers Crystal Dynamics and Edios-Montreal have decided to tell more about the more difficult types of activities players will be able to bite into when the game is released on September 4 on Playstation 4, Xbox One, Stadia and PC.

The clip is a rerun of the War Table broadcast yesterday and deals well with knowing information about the release day on Friday, future updates that introduce new heroes and stories, and what end game players can enjoy after the campaign. They also reveal that the Avengers will have time-limited events with unique rewards.

You can watch the first War Table broadcast here, and the other here.

In addition, they revealed what many fans already suspected, that Hawkeye is returning, but not quite as we intended. Kate Bishop, Clint’s apprentice and master shooter will be Marvel‘s Avengers first new hero in connection with the story Taking AIM – a series of missions that then lead up to Hawkeye’s own story.

Kate Bishop can teleport!

End Game

To begin with, players will be able to take part in four more difficult than game activities, both on their own and together with other players. These are Villain Sectors, SHIELD Vaults, AIM’s Secret Lab and Mega Hives.

Villain Sectors are special missions that lead to epic battles with powerful bosses that players will want to return to regularly as they begin to approach the maximum level of 150.

SHIELD Valuts are large vaults with equipment and resources that Nick Fury has hidden away. These players must find and unlock to loot.

AIM’s Secret Lab is what I would call a raid. You and three other players join forces to take on this difficult mission that sees you infiltrate and attack a well-guarded base that culminates in a major boss fight. This activity is only available once a week and can only be taken part of if you are at the highest levels.

Mega Hive is an activity for individual players that tests the potential of all her heroes. In a series of increasingly difficult battles, you must cope with one Avenger at a time. When all your Avengers are defeated, the activity is over.

Avengers Initiative and Operations

The Avengers Initiative is what you might call the backbone of the game when you finish the initial campaign in Marvel’s Avengers. It is through the Avengers Initiative that you take part in ritual activities such as daily missions, the above-mentioned activities and time-limited events. This is also where the overall story of the game progresses over time.

Operations is part of the Avengers Initiative and is large, engaging stories that focus on specific heroes and enemies. Kate Bishop, the first new hero to the range after release, is part of the game’s first Operation: Taking AIM. This story weaves into part two that comes in November with Hawkeye and sets the stage for the game’s future stories.

Kate Bishop is the first new hero of Marvel's Avengers.
Kate Bishop, Marvel’s Avengers.

Challenge Cards

When we still talk about heroes, we can just as easily round off with Challenge Cards. Typically in large budget games like Marvel’s Avengers is that they contain some kind of digital store with cosmetics you can spend real money on. This is also found in Avengers. And just like in many online games today have too Marvel’s Avengers something equivalent to a battle pass. These are called Challenge Cards and each hero has an individual in which you unlock resources, currencies, cosmetic items and other things associated with that hero. Each card has a free slot and a premium slot.

The six heroes you have from the beginning, you also have access to their premium tracks at no extra cost. But for every new hero that comes with time, you have to pay to get access to the premium track. Worth knowing is that when you maximize the Challenge Card, you have earned back the currency you paid for the premium track. If this is true for all cards, you would in theory only have to pay for one card over time in order to unlock them all.

Marvel’s Avengers will be released on September 4 on Playstation 4, Xbox One, Stadia and PC. Players who purchase Playstation 4 and Xbox One will be able to upgrade the game to Playstation 5 and Xbox Series X at no extra cost.