Marvel’s Avengers will be permanently dropping the limits on duplicate heroes in multiplayer Strike Teams in July, Creative Assembly has announced while giving an update the July and August update roadmap.
The decision follows player feedback after Crystal Dynamics introduced the notion for Tachyon Anomaly Events. The studio explains:
We’re permanently turning on the ability to play multiple of the same Hero during matchmaking and when forming Strike Teams. Tachyon energy in the world has reached a level where Hero selection is always similar to the Tachyon Anomaly Event.
Up until this point, there has always been a limit to the character selection, meaning that if you partnered up with friends, you could only have one Iron Man, one Hulk, one Hawkeye, and so on. Obviously it’s not particularly realistic to have a whole bunch of Hulks running around the place, and it means that a co-op group lacks contrasting, supporting abilities, so many games implement similar rules – Overwatch put in place hero limits shortly after its launch.
Elsewhere, Creative Assembly has modified their update roadmap for July and August. Patrol Mode has been pushed back to after the War for Wakanda expansion that will introduce Black Panther to the game in August. In Patrol Mode’s place, they will be bringing forward Omega-Level Threat: Family Reunion and multiplayer Mega Hives.
They explain: “We wanted to get Omega-Level Threat: Family Reunion out sooner rather than later because that same team will be part of the team that is working on the Power Level increase coming later this year, and the OLT had to come first.”
Marvel’s Avengers had a rather rocky start when it came out in late 2020, but Square Enix and Creative Assembly have committed to a string of significant content updates to the live service game and changes to the endgame. War for Wakanda could be a real highlight, as they kick off new story arcs and continue to add popular new Marvel characters to the game. We scored Marvel’s Avengers 7/10 in our Day One review, Jim had this to say:
“Marvel’s Avengers offers a new approach for a superhero video game, yet one that still feels all too familiar for anyone who’s played Destiny, The Division, or Anthem. It’s eye-popping in its technical prowess as well as how much it leans on live service hooks, anticipating players will come back day after day. And a lot of players definitely will, especially if they can squad up with friends. Past its flaws and behind the grind, Marvel’s Avengers is still a fun superhero brawler that has plenty of room to grow in the coming months.”
Unfortunately, the developers haven’t made life easy for themselves. The 1.8.0 update released last week included a debug/alpha testing feature for the PS5 version of the game, so that sensitive player information including your IP address was floating around on screen. They quickly published a patch 1.8b to address the issue.
Patch 1.8b has been published and fixes the issue that was occurring on PS5 where sensitive information was displayed on screen. PS5 players are safe to stream now.
— Marvel's Avengers (@PlayAvengers) June 23, 2021
Source: Marvel’s Avengers