Welcome to our Marvel’s Avengers WAR TABLE Weekly Blog, where we'll give you the scoop on news, patch notes, Marketplace updates, and more!
Hello everyone! Lots of exciting happenings this week! The Tachyon Anomaly Event arrived today, Patch v1.6.0 brought several new features and bug fixes, and the Spring Sale is here! Make sure you check out this week’s Marketplace, and pick up your favorites!
Spring is the season of renewal, and in this week’s War Table Weekly Blog, we’re changing things up a bit! We’ll be starting the blogs off with New Content and Patch Notes (when applicable), and the new Development Updates section! In this part of the blog, we’ll be highlighting some of what our teams are working on. It’s not everything we’re doing, but we wanted to increase communication and let you in on more of what’s happening! The updates to Priority Missions and Mega Hives will now be at the bottom of the article—if you’re looking for that, scroll to the end of the page. We’ve also added another sub-section to the Community Spotlight section. This week, we have an interview with and a special showcase of digital photography from @RiffianGaming!
This week’s Intel PC build harnesses the electrifying power of Thor! Check out the making of this mighty build HERE!
The Tachyon Anomaly Event is here! It includes the Temporal Assault Event, new Tachyon Rift Mission: And We’re Back, new animated nameplates, and an update to the Custom HARM Room. The Event will go from April 22nd to May 3rd. Read up on the event details HERE!
Patch v1.6.0 arrived on Tuesday, bringing several new features, like the Tachyon Anomaly event, and various bug fixes, including a fix to Villain Sector rotation. Read up on the Patch Notes HERE!
- Our UI team is working on an improved character interface that factors a lot of the clarity and ease-of-use feedback we have gotten from the community such as gear loadouts. It's still too early to show anything concrete, but we'll be talking about it over the course of its development.
- Progress continues for development on raising the Power Level cap along with internal testing.
- Testing for Omega-Level Threats continues. They’re getting closer to a releasable state.
- The enhanced nameplates that come with the Tachyon Anomaly Event are just some of the first ones we're introducing. Future ones will be animated in many different ways.
The Spring Sale is here! The sale brings 35% off of non-featured outfits, and daily discounts on select items. If you’ve been waiting on a cosmetic, now’s the time to purchase!
The first installment of the Monatomic outfits are here! Check out the laser-bright designs below for Iron Man, Captain America, Ms. Marvel, and Kate Bishop. The Monatomic outfits are a full set for all currently released Heroes, so if you want a full matching ensemble, make sure to pick them all up!
Another group set in this week’s shop is the Temporal Assault Animated Nameplate set! This week features those for Thor, Black Widow, Hulk, and Clint Barton.
Spice up your finishers with two new Takedowns: Captain America’s Like We Did In The Old Days, and Hulk’s Heads Up Hard Fall!
This week’s free Marketplace offering is Clint Barton’s Counter-Earth Outfit! Make sure you claim it!
The Marketplace is a place for us to feature purchasable cosmetics in the form of Outfits, Emotes, Takedowns, and Nameplates. The Marketplace’s Uncommon, Rare, Epic, and Legendary items rotate weekly, and can be purchased with Credits.
Check out articles announcements you may have missed!
On Tuesday, we held a special stream with VO Sandra Saad, the voice of Kamala Khan! Check out the stream vod HERE!
Team up with the global player base to meet mega-goals and unlock rewards.
Goal: Kill 15,000,000 Drones
Reward: 500 Units
We pulled up our virtual chairs and sat down with @RiffianGaming for a quick interview discussing his digital photography!
Q: Can you introduce yourself?
A: I'm Riffian, a PC gamer from the UK and now a virtual photographer.
Q: How did you get involved in virtual photography?
A: Marvel's Avengers is actually the first game I've ever done any virtual photography in! I saw a bunch of fantastic shots taken by players during the beta on the official Twitter and that really inspired me to give it a try and I'm so glad I did!
Q: What is your process like when trying to capture that perfect shot?
A: I try to focus on 3 things when taking my shot: telling a story, making it look cinematic and capturing the spirit of the character, which can vary depending on the outfit they're currently in. I tend to prefer the chiaroscuro effect - which is creating a strong contrast between light and dark to really pick out details in the shot.
Q: Any favorite Hero or location to take photos of?
A: My favourite hero is definitely Captain America - he is my main character and all-time favourite Marvel character. There are lots of great locations with really great lighting and architecture. My favourite includes the SHIELD cache in the 'Our Town' mission - especially at night it has this deep cavern system lit by blue flares that are a great light source. The space station in 'Rockets Red Glare' or the 'Spaceshot' drop zone has a big open room with flashing lights and environmental hazards that make for interesting shots. Hives are full of amazing environments to take great shots in too. I could go on, but basically every biome has some really great photo opportunities in them!
Q: What is the biggest tip you can give for anyone trying to get into virtual photography?
A: Just jump in and give it a go - that's all I did! Take the time to a) learn how the character you're shooting moves and the animations they have and b) explore every inch of every mission/level for spot to take photos.
Q: Anything you want to say to the community?
A: Just a big thank you for everyone's support and for liking my photos! Also a big thanks to Square Enix and Crystal Dynamics for their support with RT's and features like this to get my shots out to Avengers community.
Check out this week’s community spotlight, featuring Riffian’s favorite shots he’s taken!
Priority Missions have modifiers that will challenge even the toughest Super Hero. Your first weekly completion of these missions earns you unique gear you won’t find anywhere else.
Minimum Power Level 25, +3 Power Level Offset
Guaranteed Reward: Epic Gear
Day of the Remains
Minimum Power Level 120, +5 Power Level Offset
Guaranteed Reward: Polychoron & Hero-Specific Gear
PRIORITY HARM CHALLENGES
Priority HARM Room Challenges have additional modifiers and reward comics that increase your collection and boost your stats.
Weekly First Completion Reward: Ms. Marvel (2014) #4
Minimum Power Level 15 Challenge
Minimum Power Level 100 Challenge, +5 Power Level Offset
The Mega Hive is a single-player chain of eight missions that tests your team’s might. Each week you’ll have a shot at completing the Mega Hive mission chain. When you defeat all eight missions, the Mega Hive mission chain is removed from the War Table until the next weekly refresh, when you can run it again with new modifiers.
This week’s modifiers include:
Weekly Rewards: As you progress through the Mega Hive, rewards start as basic gear, resources, and small amounts of cosmetic currency. The more missions you survive, the more resource drops increase. As you near the final mission, you’ll see better gear and artifacts awarded more often, as well as increased chances for patterns/nameplates. When you complete all eight Mega Hive missions you’ll be rewarded with exclusive goodies reserved for this gauntlet, including a significant amount of high-quality resources.
Till next week, we'll see you online, and in-game!