As Marvel’s Avengers’ early access kicks off today, Square Enix and Crystal Dynamics detailed high-level mission types that players can look forward to in the game, as well as announce Kate Bishop as a post-launch playable character.
Fans can look forward to the high-level content and Kate Bishop sometime in late October.
Here are the full details:
High-Level Mission Types
Kicking things off, viewers who watched theÂ Marvelâ€™s AvengersÂ â€œWar Tableâ€ live via theÂ PlayAvengers.comÂ channel were the first to get details about the gameâ€™s daily and weekly missions, as well as four new high-level mission types theyâ€™ll encounter as they progress through the Avengers Initiative: â€œVillain Sectors,â€ â€œSHIELD Vaults,â€ â€œAIMâ€™s Secret Lab,â€ and â€œMega Hives.â€
– Villain SectorsÂ â€“ Villain Sectors are special missions that provide epic showdowns with powerful bosses that players will want to return to as their Heroes get closer to the gameâ€™s power-level cap of 150.
– SHIELD VaultsÂ â€“ SHIELD Vaults are treasure troves of resources, gear, and secrets that must be discovered and unlocked.
– AIMâ€™s Secret LabÂ â€“ Players looking to test their mettle will look forward to teaming up with three friends to tackle AIMâ€™s Secret Lab, a mission only accessible after reaching the gameâ€™s highest power levels. Available once a week, the AIM Secret Lab raid will culminate in a massive boss fight influenced by how well playersâ€™ teams performed throughout the mission.
– Mega HivesÂ â€“ Mega Hives will put playersâ€™ full Super Hero roster to the test as they fight their way through a gauntlet of descending floors packed with enemies. The farther they go down, the higher the difficulty goes up, and once all their Heroes are defeated, players will have to start over from the very beginning.
Free Post-Launch Character: Kate Bishop (Late October)
TheÂ Marvelâ€™s AvengersÂ â€œWar Tableâ€ also revealed a new post-launch Hero coming as part of the gameâ€™s Avengers Initiative, Kate Bishop. Kateâ€™s Operation, â€œTaking AIM,â€ kicks off in late October featuring a new villain and new mystery. Bishop, who is mentored by Clint Barton, comes with distinct Heroic Skills and takedowns that only an Olympic-caliber gymnast and master archer like Kate can pull off.
Kate Bishop will be the first new Hero introduced toÂ Marvelâ€™s AvengersÂ after its launch on September 4. Taking AIMâ€™s story begins shortly after the conclusion of the gameâ€™s Reassemble campaign and is just the first half of the two Hawkeyesâ€™ Story Arc. Clint Bartonâ€™s Hawkeye takes the stage in November to complete the double-feature and lay the groundwork for whatâ€™s next.
These new post-launch Heroes will be made available to allÂ Marvelâ€™s AvengersÂ owners at no additional cost and will continue to move the entire narrative world forward. More information about the Hawkeye Story Arc, as well as additional post-launch content will be available soon.
Marvel’s Avengers will be available for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC via Steam and Stadia on September 4. Those who purchase the Deluxe Edition will have an opportunity to play the game three days early. The PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X versions will be released at a later date.