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!
RAKABRAKA, everyone! This week brings some exciting updates to the future of Marvel’s Avengers—some of which is just around the corner! Keep scrolling to find out what’s coming, and take a look at our Narrative Director Nicole Martinez’s Spotlight—a must-read for writers! And of course, don’t forget to take a gander at this week’s Marketplace for Hawkeye’s Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Endgame Outfit and the amazing Rakabraka animated Nameplate!
Sleek, classic, powerful, and definitely on your radar. This week’s PC build is for Black Widow! Check it out HERE!
We’ve updated our Roadmap! The Champion System, previously listed on the Roadmap as “Post Level 50 Progression” is coming as a part of patch 1.7 on May 20th, the Monica and the Cosmic Cube Villain Sector arrives in June, and MCU inspired outfits have been added to each month.
Additionally, the Red Room Takeover event has arrived! Read up on the Champion System and the Red Room Takeover HERE!
- Our team is currently undergoing internal playtests for the first of the Omega Level Threat missions that will be released. Our focus right now is to ensure the final fight is challenging, since we know the community is ready for it.
- Expect to see more nameplates that are animated in dynamic ways like the RAKABRAKA one that is available this week.
- We'll be having a Champion System livestream with Gameplay Systems Lead Designer, Mike McTyre, this Friday May 14thto show everyone what it's all about. Tune in at 2PM PT!
Hi everyone! My name is Nicole Martinez and I’m a Narrative Director at Crystal Dynamics. I’m currently working on post-launch releases for Marvel’s Avengers with an amazing team of Narrative Designers-- shout out to Hannah MacLeod, Jessica Krause, and Keano Raubun! We work on the storylines for new heroes and events, write all the dialogue and text, as well as some implementation in game.
One of the things I’m most proud of is the elevator and social banter for all the heroes. Any time a hero is added to the roster, we write a ton of solo combat banter plus conversations with each of the existing Avengers. We try to give a little insight into the group dynamic and what the Avengers are like on their off hours. We have a lot of fun with these and it makes our day when we see players enjoying them in the game. If you have a favorite, please let us know!
This is actually my second time writing for Marvel characters! I was a writer for Telltale’s Guardians of the Galaxy before coming to Crystal Dynamics. Nolan North was Rocket Raccoon. It was a fun project. While at Telltale, I was a Writer and later Creative Director. Because we were episodic, I got to work on a lot of projects in my five years there, from The Wolf Among Us, Batman, and Game of Thrones to Minecraft and The Walking Dead.
I first got into writing for games during college. My university offered a games writing class and that’s when everything clicked for me. I was already pursuing a creative writing degree but writing for games combined everything I liked about writing with a heavily collaborative environment. My favorite part of my job is working with other teams to make something awesome or figure out a solution to a particularly tricky problem.
Something people may not realize is nothing in game development is ever done alone. Every new feature or story requires a ton of people all working together to make it happen. I feel incredibly lucky I get to work with such a talented group of people at Crystal Dynamics. Every day we’re pushing each other to do better than the day before. Despite lockdown we’ve been able to keep in contact and continue working on Marvel’s Avengers remotely. It has been a tough year, but I’m grateful for the amazing teammates who have been there to support each other even when we couldn’t be in the studio together.
That’s all for now. I hope you enjoy Marvel’s Avengers!
This week’s Marketplace brings our next Outfit inspired by the Marvel Cinematic Universe: Hawkeye’s Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Endgame Outfit! Don the outfit and find that glimmer of hope. Black Widow's Marvel Studios' Avengers: Endgame Outfit is also still in this week’s shop—make sure you pick that up if you haven’t already!
The next batch of Red Room Outfits is here! Complete your set with Iron Man, Ms. Marvel, Captain America, and Kate Bishop’s Outfits for a cohesive black and red dark aesthetic that fits in perfectly with the dangerous aura of the Red Room.
Additionally, the remaining Rooskaya Protocol animated Nameplates for Black Widow, Thor, Hulk, and Clint Barton are now available!
RAKABRAKA! We are so very proud to have our first non-event animated Nameplate be the iconic scene from Matt Fraction and David Aja’s My Life As a Weapon. Grab the Rakabraka animated Nameplate in the Marketplace now!
Finally, this week’s free Marketplace offering marks the Eid with Ms. Marvel’s 059 Nameplate! Make sure you pick it up for free, and have a wonderful holiday. Eid Mubarak!
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!
Did you catch the latest episode of Avengers Essentials? Brush up on the basics of leveling gear HERE!
PlayStation Exclusive Community Challenge
Team up with the global player base to meet mega-goals and unlock rewards.
Goal: Defeat 1,000,000 Watchdogs
Reward: 500 Units
Check out this week’s community spotlight, featuring fantastic shots showcasing the theme of Hawkeye jumping, mid-flight, or airborne in a way reminiscent of his majesty in the Rakabraka Nameplate.
Digital Photography by the_punisher101
Digital Photography by nerd_verse_
Digital Photography by ShongkeeVis
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
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: Black Widow (2014) #13
Minimum Power Level 15 Challenge
Minimum Power Level 100 Challenge, +5 Power Level Offset
Till next week, we'll see you online, and in-game!