Ahead of the War for Wakanda expansion coming to Marvel’s Avengers next month, Square Enix is pulling out all the stops to build up excitement for their games as a service title starting as early as next week. On July 27th, an update will introduce an Omega-Level Threat mission. This will be a challenging remix of the stage “Family Reunion”, the end of Kate Bishop’s Operation, meant for teams that are at least Power Level 145. This stage will still conclude with a battle against the Super-Adaptoid, however they’ll have new attacks that will keep players on their toes. The reward for completing this, of course, is higher level gear.
Starting on the same day, the ability to build teams of more than one of the same Avenger will be added permanently. Teamwork and new gear from the Omega-Level Threat battle can also be used to take on Mega Hives which will now account for multiplayer.
Two days later on July 29th, Marvel’s Avengers will become totally free through an All-Access Weekend that will last until August 1st. During this time, users will have access to the full game, including its two bonus Operations with Kate Bishop and Clint Barton, and progress will be saved should someone want to purchase it after the trial. Xbox users unfortunately cannot partake in offer, however Square Enix is looking into an event for the Microsoft faithful in the future.
One week ago, the news broke that Christopher “Kratos” Judge had been cast as King T’Challa/Black Panther in Marvel’s Avengers and now more roles have been filled. Steve Blum has been officially confirmed as the villain, Ulysses Klaue. Dave Fennoy, who played Nick Fury in Ultimate Spider-Man but is known to most as Lee from The Walking Dead, is playing Zawavari, Debra Wilson of Mad TV fame will be the game’s Okoye and finally Erica Luttrell, who has had a reoccurring role as Mercy in the recent DC animated films, is Shuri.
Marvel’s Avengers is available now on the PlayStation and Xbox family of consoles, Google Stadia and PC