Next week’s Marvel’s Avengers is adding plenty of upgrades to the Crystal Dynamics-developed game, and while a sweeping overhaul that actually makes it fun to play isn’t currently on the list, a few admittedly neat features are. In addition to next-gen console visual upgrades and performance tweaks, players will be able to replay the game’s campaign and finally customise the Holographic Augmented Reality Machine (HARM) training rooms.
Community manager Andy Wong said during a Twitch stream via VGC on Tuesday that “this is something that we’ve been seeing over and over again on Twitter and socials and everything, you know, ‘can we replay the campaign? Can we replay the campaign?’
You can on the 18th. You will keep everything you have, you keep XP, your gear and everything, but you can replay the campaign from start to finish, and it’s something we’re really excited about.
Players will be able to program in the enemy types that they want to face, add a few extra hazards, and even apply a few buffs to make the experience…fun? Wait has Crystal Dynamics been listening to me lately? I have to strike while the Iron Man is hot. ADD BIG WHEEL AS A BOSS FIGHT ALREADY! MAKE THE NEXT DLC CHARACTER SQUIRREL GIRL!
Anyway, you’ll be able to add an invulnerability buff to your chosen Avenger as an example, which for Hulk players will make them finally feel like a gigantic green engine of rage and destruction that bulldozes his way through mobs of trash AIM androids. Say what you like about Avengers having a poor live service experience, but it’s overall campaign was a highlight that proved just how good Crystal Dynamics is at creating a gripping story that had a finale that was on Endgame levels of fist-pumping.
March 18 will also see the new Hawkeye DLC launch, in which players have to traverse the timestream and tangle with a Hulk who has fallen victim to a force greater than Thanos wielding the Infinity Gauntlet: Mid-life crisis male pattern balding. Just don’t expect to rack up experience points too quickly once you reach the halfway mark on that grind.
Last Updated: March 10, 2021