a miracleThe Avengers is only one day from its launch with early access, which appears three days before its standard launch on September 4th. But in the last few weeks, players have learned numerous (unconfirmed) secrets from The windows of Marvel’s Avengers PC and console beta, including new characters and space for an upcoming raid. With some recent confirmations around Crystal Dynamics’ post-launch plans, leaks seem more likely than before.
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On Sunday, Crystal Dynamics posted a blog post reviewing its war table live on Tuesday, September 1
Based on the AMA developer from the end of July (mentioned here by Osterberg501 on YouTube), we know this Marvel’s Avengers“The first raid will start in a matter of weeks – AMA initially appeared on the game’s old subdirectory, which the mods have since made private. With the new hero launching along with Operation, this fuels long rumors, the seventh launch hero. Thanks to leaked details, we can make a solid guess as to who will be the first new character and where the attack may take place.
A YouTube video from the Sanders Presents channel shows how they intertwined the game’s code earlier this month. Along with other data miners, they found a list of characters mentioned in the game files, including:
- Ant man
- black Panther
- black Widow
- Captain Marvel
- Captain America
- Dr. Strange
- Hawk’s gaze
- Iron Man
- Kate Bishop
- Scarlet witch
- A military machine
- Winter soldier
At startup, Marvel’s Avengers offers Black Widow, Captain America, Hulk, Iron Man, Kamala (also known as Ms. Marvel) and Thor. Hulkbuster is also featured in the game as Iron Man’s best ability. We also know that Hawkeye will come Marvel’s Avengers shortly after the start.
Some of the characters on this list suggest this Marvel’s Avengers there may be some echo fighter system similar to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. For these strangers, echo fighters in Smash they look different and may have some slight tingling, but essentially function in the same way as their echo-free counterparts – the difference between Princess Peach and Princess Daisy or their absence.
Marvel’s Avengers there may be a similar system, with characters like War Machine intervening as a replacement for Iron Man or She-Hulk for Hulk. Although it is possible that these are completely new characters, with unique styles of play, it is likely that they are almost exact copies or have slightly different abilities.
There are several reasons for this, mainly that it will allow players to play the same character as a friend – Marvel’s Avengers allows only one of each hero of a team in a cooperative game. If some of these characters really work as echo fighters, then two friends who both love Hawkeye could play as Clint Barton and Kate Bishop on the same team. If echo fighters are mostly cosmetic differences, this probably makes it easier for Crystal Dynamics to publish them often, giving players much faster access to fan-favorite characters like War Machine.
For all the echo-fighting heroes, there are a few notable ones on the list new heroes. We know almost nothing about some of them, such as Vision and Doctor Strange. But there is reason to believe that some characters may come sooner rather than later.
The three main characters worth speculating about are Ant-Man, Black Panther and Captain Marvel, each with a good chance of appearing close to launch.
We saw Hank Pym (also known as Ant-Man) in his own mini-teaser when Crystal Dynamics first announced the game last year. We also know that he will be involved in the history of the game. Players will spend some time at a base called Ant Hill, probably the base of Hank Pym’s operations. But there was no evidence of Pym’s Ant-Man abilities, or an attack centered around Ant Hill. It seems that Ant-Man is the least likely of the three to start with the raid, but it’s worth being included, as we’ve seen Hank Pym during the game.
The black panther has one of the strongest cases. In the PC beta files, players found a reference to Wakanda, as well as Klaw, a villain who has strong ties to Wakanda in comics and MCUs. More interestingly, the Klaw file explicitly calls for “Klaw Raid” and the battle of the Klaw boss – just because it is treated as a raid in the files, does not mean that Crystal Dynamics will call it a raid.
Wakanda seems to be a new region for the game, full of new missions and goals. Doubtful story leak for Marvel’s Avengers also offers an embassy to open for Wakanda after players complete the main game. If Crystal Dynamics were to shoot a hero along with an attack and region, the Black Panther would naturally fit into Wakanda.
Captain Marvel seems to be a strong candidate for the seventh hero of the game. One of the PlayStation trophies in the game, called “New Girl Makes Good”, describes the victory over MODOK (the main villain in the game) and Kree. Cree are militaristic aliens with strong ties to Captain Marvel. Kree also did not appear in the marketing of the game, which suggests that they are a secret enemy of the final game, introduced near the final battle of the boss with MODOK. There are also files in the game that refer to Kree’s boss, similar to Klaw’s boss’s files.
Kamala Khan is a big fan of Captain Marvel. We saw images of her children’s bedroom full of a massive poster of Carol Danvers. And during the A-Day mission, Kamala wears a Captain Marvel T-shirt. Although the choice of Kamala’s style does not confirm anything, it would make some pretty clear predictions.
Based on the information we have, it is possible that Captain Marvel and a Cree-oriented attack may occur a few weeks after the launch. Shortly afterwards, Hawkeye will appear – probably next to Kate Bishop, his echo. Then Wakanda, Black Panther and Klaw-centric raid may appear as the first major content update in the game.
However, all this information comes from data extracted from The Avengers beta. With how old the beta may be, it’s possible that little of it is accurate. Players need to understand more information during Marvel’s Avengers Flow of the military mass on September 1.