Square Enix have give more details on cosmetic items in Marvel’s Avengers and unlike other games where you get a battle pass per season, in Avengers you will buy a Hero Challenge Card for each character.
These cost 1,000 credits each and a 500 credit pack costs $5.00, but if you complete that card you will earn back the cost of the card in credits. It seems if you grind hard enough you will only ever need to buy one Hero Card at the start, grind that and get your money back, and then use that to buy the next Hero Card.
The six launch characters will all come with a Hero Challenge Card so you won’t need to fork out an extra $60 on day one.
Here’s more from Square Enix.
We’ve activated the premium Hero Challenge Card rewards for all 6 starting heroes at launch, so you can earn and enjoy all content across the 40 tiers for free. When we introduce new Hero Challenge Cards for post-launch heroes, the cost to activate the premium rewards will be 1,000 Credits.
We want to reward players for their time, so once you activate the premium rewards of a Hero Challenge Card for 1,000 Credits, you can earn everything on that card, including more Credits! If you complete all challenges on your Hero Challenge Card, not only will you earn back your 1,000 Credit activation cost, all the content you’ll earn has a value of over 12,500 Credits. Remember, these rewards deliver fun in-game cosmetic enhancements and effects, but they do not provide a gameplay advantage.
Hero Challenge Cards do not rotate and won’t be retired, so once you’ve activated premium rewards, there is no time limit or risk in spreading your focus between heroes. That being said, If you‘re in a hurry, you can buy “skips” to get through tiers faster.
The Hero Challenge Cards include 40 tiers of free and premium rewards such as:
- Rare Resource Bundle: Nanotubes, Nanites, Plasma, Catalyst
- Resource Bundle: Fragments & Upgrade Modules
- Upgrade Module Bundles: Upgrade Modules
- Exotic Resource Bundle: Polychoron & Uru
- Hero Nameplates
- Team Nameplates