Marvel’s Avengers Kate Bishop DLC launches in December

The latest Marvel’s Avengers War Table video has been released giving us a deep dive into the first DLC character, Kate Bishop, AKA the other Hawkeye. She’ll debut in the Operation Taking Aim story that continues on directly from the end of the main game. The Operation will launch on 8th December.

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Kate Bishop is an interesting character, the protege of Clint Barton (Hawkeye), who has disappeared off the face of the Earth. In Operation Taking Aim, Kate returns to the fore with a single-minded mission to find Hawkeye and bring him back… from an alternate timeline. In the process, maybe she can do something about the continuing menace that is AIM and the Super Adaptoid, an enemy that can copy all of the Avengers’ . It all plays out in a story arc, similar to a comic book or TV show in conception.

Voiced by Ashly Burch, Kate Bishop primarily wields a bow and arrow, but has her own distinct abilities compared to Clint. In particular, she can pull out a sword for close combat and uses repurposed AIM tech to teleport around the place.

Blink  lets her double jump, air dash and more, while Quantum Shift lets her “parry” to teleport behind enemies. She can upgrade her bow with things like Razor Arrows in a three shot combo, there’s Scatter Shot Arrows for crowd control, Explosive Arrows to deal stagger damage, and Smokescreen Arrows to stun and cloud enemies.

Decoy is her Support Heroic ability to spawn a holographic version of herself that shoots arrows of quantum energy. After Image then lets you swap places with a decoy and deal a burst of area damage. Her Warp Arrow heroic teleports across long distances and trigger an explosion that lifts enemies into the air – this can be upgraded to a Worm Hole for allies to use.

Finally, her Ultimate is Quantum Overdrive, which provides unlimited energy to power her bow with explosive Quantum energy.

Following on from Kate’s introduction, Hawkeye himself will return in Operation Future Imperfect.

For more on Marvel’s Avengers read our day one review as well as our handy guide loaded with tips for beginners. The game is out now for PS4, Xbox One and PC, with PS5 and Xbox Series X|S support now planned for 2021 after a bit of a delay, with free upgrades for players.

Source: press release

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