Despite a less than stellar launch, Marvel’s Avengers kept going thanks to its loyal fanbase. With the release of both Kate Bishop and Hawkeye stories along with many fixes, the game has made quite the comeback. Though far from perfect, Marvel’s Avengers now feels closer to how it should have launched.
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The content does not seem to stop either as Crystal Dynamics has released their first roadmap for the upcoming content of 2021. With a clear look at what to expect, fans are excited for the future of Marvel’s Avengers as it transitions onto the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X.
10 Omega-Level Threats
For those that felt that Marvel’s Avengers was too easy, Omega-Level Threats are on the way; these are gauntlets that will put players to the test. Two Omega-Level missions were announced: one called Resolution which features an amped-up fight against the Super Adaptoid from Kate Bishop’s story.
The other being the famous Cloning Labs that have been promised for months. Cloning Labs will have the players fighting four Abomination clones. These missions guarantee unique gear and rewards. Currently, there is no confirmed month but it is nice to know they are coming.
9 Tachyon Anomaly
In the current state of Marvel’s Avengers, the multiplayer is really fun but features a flaw. If a hero is chosen already by one teammate, that hero cannot be selected by another. This is often frustrating to players that want to level up a certain character, especially with newly released characters like Hawkeye.
Tachyon Anomaly which is scheduled for Spring will fix this. Now there can be a team of all Hawkeyes or all Captain Americas. Also with this drop, there will be a new Tachyon Mission for players to tackle.
8 Wasteland Patrol
In a massive breath of fresh air, the Hawkeye DLC introduced the Future Wasteland biome. The post-apocalypse world of Marvel’s Avengers provided some much-needed change from the constant deserts, cities, and forests.
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Later in Summer or early Fall, Wasteland Patrol will be introduced. Patrols will be a new game mode that will finally allow players to explore an open world without set goals. Hopefully, this will lead to more patrols in other biomes to make Marvel’s Avengers more fun to explore.
7 Red Room Takeover
The HARM Room has been an effective way to provide some fun without needing to head out on a mission. In the future, the HARM Room will get a Black Widow-centric addition called the Red Room Takeover. Yelena Belova has taken control of the HARM Room and given it a new crimson look.
The Avengers have to complete Belova’s challenges to get out. Since the Black Widow solo movie is scheduled for a May release, it is likely that the Red Room Takeover will be implemented around the same time.
6 Marvel Cinematic Universe Skins
From the very start, fans have wanted skins for the many Avengers based on the movies. While there are some that come close, there are still those that want direct inspiration. On the roadmap, there is no given time to expect these skins but they are on the way.
So, those who have been wanting any of Chris Evans’ Captain America suits or Scarlett Johansson’s new white suit for Black Widow will be pleased. This will also work for more promotion for future characters that may coincide with releases of movies such as Doctor Strange or Captain Marvel.
5 Post-Level 50 Character Progression
Another big flaw with Marvel’s Avengers is that while each character is fun to play, they reached maximum level way too fast. On top of that, the progression was so linear that nearly every player’s Hulk played the same with the only differences being minor.
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With progression being extended, many are hoping for more skill trees to unlock. This includes new Heroic Abilities for the pre-existing characters since many can agree that the abilities lose their flair after a while.
4 Cosmic Cube
After months of nothing but Taskmaster and Abomination fights, the Hawkeye DLC gave players a brand new villain to fight: the Maestro. This was more than refreshing but it’s only one. With Marvel, there are plenty of villains from the comics to have in Villain Sectors.
Cosmic Cube will introduce another chapter with Monica Rappaccini AKA Scientist Supreme creating a Cosmic Cube. With Old Man Hawkeye and Hank Pym returning, the Avengers have to stop her. This DLC will also bring in a new Scientist Supreme mission to the Villain Sector rotation and a return to the Frozen Tundra biome that has been sorely missing content.
3 Gear Improvements
Not much was detailed about this other than it is gear that fans will want to pursue. Many are hoping that this fixes what has been Marvel’s Avengers‘ biggest problem from even before launch: the gear is broken. Not only is the gear progression so basic that it’s boring to deal with but there are no cosmetics.
To be fair, Marvel’s Avengers operates off a skin system which is fine but games like Mortal Kombat 11 prove that a game can have skins as well as customizable gear. With this improvement, perhaps players might be able to change the look of Hawkeye’s bow or Captain America’s shield and have a more complex stat system that requires more thought.
One of the biggest announcements that have had fans excited for months was that Spider-Man will be an exclusive DLC character for PlayStation owners. All that is known about this Spider-Man is that he is not the same Spider-Man from the Insomniac games but a unique one for Crystal Dynamics’ new universe.
Currently, Spider-Man is being worked on but he has no current timeframe for his release other than 2021. Those that own a PS4 or PS5 are likely going to making a large return to the game when he drops.
1 Black Panther: War For Wakanda
This will easily be the biggest DLC drop for Marvel’s Avengers thus far. Black Panther himself will be added as a playable character with new skins for pre-existing heroes. Characters’ Power Level will also be increased over one-hundred-fifty.
There will be a new Wakanda biome and a new faction of enemies that will finally give players a break from AIM. Klaw will be the villain of this DLC and a new outpost will be added. Crystal Dynamics even called War For Wakanda an expansion rather than another operation, implying that this will be huge for the game.
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