Publisher Square Enix and developers Crystal Dynamics and Eidos Montreal have announced that Marvel’s Avengers patch 2.2 will launch on 30 November 2021, bringing with it an entirely new four-player Raid to take on the villain Klaw as well as a new Hero exclusive to PlayStation, Spider-Man.
The legendary web-slinger Spider-Man will come exclusively to PlayStation players in the 30 November 2021 update along with the Spider-Man: With Great Power Hero Event. Spider-Man’s high-flying acrobatics bring an entirely new way to experience the game either solo or with friends, and his unique movement and combat abilities are sure to be a great addition to any Strike Team taking on missions in the Avengers Initiative.
Players will experience Spider-Man’s story through unlockable challenges woven throughout the Avengers Initiative. Peter Parker learns of a deadly new threat and must partner with the Avengers to stop AIM from acquiring technology that could make their synthoid army unstoppable. Insistent on keeping his identity hidden, Parker forms a tentative friendship with Ms. Marvel and Black Widow and must struggle with the new dynamics of working with a team. Will he join up full time with the Avengers, or stay independent in his fight against AIM?
However, they have yet to reveal any official screenshot or footage of Spider-Man in the game. Back when he was announced in 2020, Spider-Man in Marvel’s Avengers was described as “graceful and light, and able to utilize a variety of web configurations and gadgets.” His design will be influenced by the comic book art of Steve Ditko and John Romita Sr.
In addition to the Raid and Hero, the update brings with it several new and improved systems, including:
- Shipments – The Shipments feature provides an entirely new path to earn coveted cosmetics, resources, and other items strictly through gameplay, a highly requested option from the Marvel’s Avengers community. Each Shipment costs 500 Units (the currency earned while playing the game) and pulls from a collection of nearly 250 possible items, with a small chance of rewarding a premium Outfit unavailable via any other means of acquisition. But luck isn’t required to get the Outfit; players will automatically receive it after claiming 100 Shipments.
- Power-Level Increase – The maximum Power Level achievable will increase from 150 to 175. Acquiring the best gear requires players to complete the game’s toughest challenge: the new four-player Klaw Raid: Discordant Sound.
- Gear Upgrading – Players will be able to recycle gear of a higher power level to upgrade their current gear to match the higher-power level of the consumed item, with few exceptions.
Marvel’s Avengers is available now for PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, PC via Steam, and Google Stadia.