Declassifying Marvel’s Avengers War Zones
Playing through the Reassemble Campaign and War Zone missions will reward players with an array of items including gear, resources, artifacts, and cosmetics. War Zones are a great place to play your way by showing off your cosmetics and switching up your gear. Let’s go into these systems. While maintaining the core DNA of each hero is important, we wanted to ensure each player could tailor the game to their preferred combat and aesthetic style. Here are some of the ways you’ll be able to customize your Super Hero.
As you gain experience you increase your Hero level and unlock new character-specific skills. For example, you can choose to equip Iron Man’s iconic Repulsor, Micro Rockets, or lasers to take enemies down. Each hero has several categories of unique skills that allow you to fine tune your play style
The more difficult the content, the rarer the reward, which can be collected through enemy drops, exploration, puzzles and for completing missions or challenges.
- Gear: As you would expect, Gear are gameplay items equipped across 7 different slots to enhance hero abilities such as damage dealt for ranged or melee, defensive enhancements to protect against AIM advanced weaponry, or special combined technologies such as Gamma radiation damage or integrating Pym Particles into your arsenal! Gear lets players further customize your hero your way and tuning your play style.
- Resources: Crafting resources – such as Uru – can be found through exploration, be rewarded from vendors, or collected by breaking down unwanted Gear. Then it’s applied to improve existing equipped gear or traded with vendors for advanced gear.
- Artifacts: Artifacts are specialized gear that come in two flavors. We expect Marvel fans will be most excited about exotic artifacts that are pulled from Marvel lore and give unique abilities when equipped.
- Cosmetics: Cosmetic items include outfits, emotes, and nameplates. Player gear doesn’t change player look… look good, play good. So you can rock your favorite ensemble while continuing to increase your Power Level. Cosmetics can be gained in a variety of ways, including unlocked through the campaign, dropped in War Zones, bought from faction vendors, or purchased through the in-game marketplace. Additional unique cosmetics can also be unlocked through accomplishing challenges on Hero Chase Cards, which have tiered reward paths tied to completing challenges. We’ll have more details on Hero Chase Cards in our future Marvel’s Avengers War Table streams!
Perks & Attributes
These are special abilities that come with gear and artifacts, and are tailored to encourage specific play styles for your hero. For example, certain perks apply Gamma or Cosmic damage to your attacks. When combined, Perks and Attributes can help define your playstyle. We’ve even created branded gear to help identify builds, like Stark Tech for ranged ability augmentation, and SHIELD gear for defensive play.
Launch is just the beginning for Marvel’s Avengers – the narrative will continue to be delivered on an ongoing basis with new missions, Super Heroes, and regions delivered at no additional cost.
For you PlayStation fans, don’t forget that by pre-ordering you’ll be able to play the Beta First on PS4 – check out our February blog for other benefits! We will also have new perks such as PlayStation exclusive monthly community challenges revealed in the near future.
The team is working extremely hard to polish the game and squash bugs while working from our homes around the globe. As mega-Marvel fans ourselves, we are committed to delivering the definitive Avengers gaming experience. I’m looking forward to jumping online with you when the game launches this September.[This article originally appeared on PlayStation Blog]