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Work together in style with Community Challenges and cosmetics for Marvel’s Avengers

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Work together in style with Community Challenges and cosmetics for Marvel’s Avengers

Get ready to team up around the world just like the Avengers.

We’re officially one month away from launching Marvel’s Avengers on PlayStation 4 – less than that if you count Early Access! Being huge Marvel fans ourselves, these past few weeks have been packed with a quiver of reveals that we have been eager to talk about for a long time, but we wanted to take this chance to go more in-depth about a few more elements of the game: Community Challenges and cosmetics.

Community Challenges

Although they may have their individual stories, the Avengers always work together as a team to take on threats around the world – with a little help from their superpowers and advanced training, of course. Although we might not be able to summon lightning or drop a gamma bomb in unparalleled rage, we can all still take a page from their comic book and work together for the better of all! That’s where Community Challenges come in.

Community Challenges are goals that the community must reach as a whole to gain rewards for everyone. Although we won’t go into detail now on the exact goals and rewards, we can tell you that there will not be a difficult barrier of entry, so everyone can pitch in to reap the benefits of the reward. Each month, a new Community Challenge will take place with different goals to keep you on your feet. Stay tuned for more information closer to launch on the first challenge!

Avengers Cosmetics

As new Super Heroes join the team post-launch, including the recently announced Hawkeye and his “sea of emotions,” they’ll each have their own narratives, skills, gear, outfits, emotes, nameplates, and takedowns to fully flesh out their character and your experience with them. This is especially true for different cosmetics as we know how important alternate outfits are to these iconic characters given their multiple looks throughout Marvel’s rich history.

Cosmetic items also have their own rarities like Uncommon, Rare (Blue), Epic (Purple), and Legendary (Gold). Many of these can be obtained over the course of the story campaign, by deciphering patterns earned in missions, from various vendors, the Marketplace, and more. An example of a Legendary Outfit is the Champion Outfit for Hulk, which is inspired by his look in the Planet Hulk storyline in 2006 where he was sent into space due to being deemed too dangerous. His ship lands on the planet Sakaar, where he’s forced to partake in gladiator battles. It’s legendary storylines like these that make up a good chunk of our Legendary Outfits!

Takedowns are cosmetic abilities that allow Super Heroes to perform a high-damage move under certain circumstances in battle. Each Takedown showcases a Super Hero’s unique personality and are among the flashiest moves you can equip. One of Ms. Marvel’s Epic Takedowns shows her channeling her inner Hulk and “Kamala-SMASHING” an enemy from one side to another like the true Avengers fan she is.

Cosmetics don’t provide any additional advantage to gameplay. True to its name, they are only there for cosmetic purposes for you to personalize each Super Hero. If you’re feeling regal, equip Thor’s Royal Aesirian Outfit. If you want some nostalgia in your travels, equip his Asgard’s Might Outfit. Furthermore, if you’re playing with a team of companion A.I., they’ll be donning the outfits that you currently have equipped to them, meaning it will truly be your team, the way you want it. We can’t wait to see what your team of Avengers looks like!

We previously stated that we’re huge Marvel fans, but we’re also PlayStation fans. We are honored to be working with them to provide additional advantages to PlayStation players. PlayStation players will have exclusive access to certain Community Challenges, where the PlayStation Nation will work together to accomplish a goal in order to gain rewards specific to them.

Even More PlayStation Advantages

When it comes to cosmetics, PlayStation players will have 30-day exclusive access to a Legendary Outfit, Legendary Emote, Epic Takedown, and nameplate for each Super Hero as they are released – this is also for the six launch heroes. In addition, we also have rewards for those with a PlayStation Plus subscription. For each Super Hero added to the game post-launch, Hawkeye included, all PS Plus members will receive a free bundle that contains a Rare Outfit, nameplate, and 100 Credits 100 Units to celebrate the addition of another Avenger to the roster. At launch, we’ll have a free bundle for Ms. Marvel available for PS Plus members to embiggen our love for Kamala!

PlayStation 4 players will be the first to play the Beta! The Beta for those who pre-ordered on PS4 will take place from August 7-9 with pre-loading available on August 6. Following that, the Open Beta for all PlayStation players will be available from August 14-16 and August 21-23. You also do not need PlayStation Plus to participate in the Beta, so all your friends are free to join! For more information on the contents of the Beta, please see our previous PS Blog.

Learn early details about how Crystal Dynamics is bringing its own spectacular version of Spider-Man to Marvel’s Avengers, exclusively on PlayStation.

The countdown to launch has begun! We’re excited to see you all in the Beta and to help you complete Community Challenges in-game. You never know, you might be playing with a member of the development team – and if you are, show us your favorite emote and outfit! Marvel’s Avengers launches on September 4 for PlayStation 4 and later on PlayStation 5. Players who purchase the PS4 version will get the PS5 version for free!

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  • Cancelling my PC copy, grabbing PS4 digital copy and eventually PS5 free upgrade. Lets go Playstation nation baby!!!!

  • I’ve always loved Sony’s first party exclusives , this here is flat out wrong , not just the spidey thing either , they could easily have put some effort into pc and Xbox to encourage community play , yea it’s a pointless post by myself but I’m not supporting .

  • Cancelled my pre order altogether. As someone who owns a ps4, an xbox, a switch, and a pc I’m so tired of the toxicity Sony institutes with these exclusives. Locking an entire hero behind a console is ridiculous. It’s just unnecessary on a multi platform game. I’m tired of the spoiled child-like mentality. It’s a game. As a consumer with options this type of marketing strategy is a bad thing no matter what console you play on.

    Ps5 currently does not look like it’s worth upgrading to either.

    Y’all better hope WB doesn’t strike a deal with Microsoft. It’s gonna be rough having to own a playstation to play anything spiderman and an xbox to play anything batman.

    • Pretty sure they’ll survive…

    • Omg, grow up. M-Soft moneyhatting exclusivity on lots of games for years including upcoming games. This isn’t any different and if people on the internet are right, Sony owns some rights for Spiderman as a game-character.

      As for the other thing, if M-Soft buys WB the right for Batman isn’t included, but hey they could buy them aswell who knows :-)

      Have an awesome day dude.

    • I’m with you on this. I know my refusal to buy this game isn’t going to matter much but if enough people vote with their money maybe one day the gamers experience will come first over money driven fuel for console wars.

    • Ralstonizer right now they are looking at a million dollar loss with 26,000 boycotting the game

    • This mentality is soooo childish.. “If I suffer than everyone else should suffer as well” .. Spidey is a bonus content for PS owners, it isn’t part of the main story, it’s technically an exclusive DLC. Not like anyone should pay for any additional content for the game so i don’t see why anyone complaining..

      I don’t go to xbox blog and cry about that i can’t play w/ Halo or other exclusives from there, so you shouldn’t do it here.

      You should be happy that some of the gamers have this opportunity and not be this negative person.

    • How old are you? Your whining like a naive 10 yr old you don’t like something simply move on .

    • They arent looking at a loss 😂. That’s a silly thing to say.

    • “26,000 boycotting the game” cool fake numbers.

  • Any word on how people who pre-ordered on PSN will be able to get the beta? Codes are starting to be sent for physical preorders.

  • I would be less upset if this would have just been a PlayStation exclusive game. I can’t support this game and sadly will not be buying it for any platform because of these exclusive deals.

  • Bots and PC players about to be mad again.

  • Might grab this in a year for $5 but I’m not sure at this point. I’m not really interested in another GaaS with heavy FOMO, especially the kind limited by platform. Wasn’t interested in it when Sony did it with Destiny and am not interested in it now.

  • I cannot wait for this game. Can’t wait to play as Iron Man, Thor and Spider-Man

  • Wow, Sony, you suck.

    • Blame Disney and Marvel if you want, they basically confirmed that Sony and Insomniac are the home of Spider-man back in 2018.

      But this is really just post launch DLC, it’s nothing to throw your toys out the pram over. It has no affect on the main storyline.

  • Ok will preorder soon for the Beta access

  • Well, I WAS excited for this, but I canceled my pre-order. I love my PS4, but taking away an important character like Spidey from other platforms is lame. It was awful when Microsoft did this 3rd party game/dlc exclusivity, it’s awful now. Exclusives sell systems, and exclusive First-Party games are fine, but multi-platform games should never have content locked to one platform over the other.

    • you have 6-7 avengers to play with .this dlc is not even coming til 2021 what the hell is wrong with y’all.All this crying over DLC 🤣🤣🤣😭

    • Spidey won’t be an “important character” he’s post launch DLC not part of the main game.

      Grow up.

    • I like how SolaceCreed is in this comment section replying to every comment that’s slightly negative as if their entire identity is tied up in being a PlayStation owner, and yet they have the gall to tell other people to grow up. It’s kinda cringe.

  • This is a horrible practice. I won’t be supporting this game. As a multi-console owner you blocking access to content is horrendous. Stop doing this.

  • Your game just lost all the pc preorders good job CD maybe next when you make a game you think twice

    • To be fair, it’s probably Square Enix. They love horrendous business practices (making people rebuy whole games for minor DLC, tearing games into shreds and selling the fragments as full price, “episodic games” etc. etc. etc.).

      Speaking of horrendous business practices, they’ve been bleeding money for the last few years with a weird scheme (they sell off stuff every year and count it as “profits” so they always look like they make money, even though they actually don’t). Soo, might not be seeing Square Enix games soon enough. Hopefully the good parts go to good places.

  • It’s really nice to have some extra content like Spidey (for free especially) for a specific console. We should see this as an opportunity for PS gamers not a “take away” from Xbox and PC gamers, because this isn’t that at all. It’s far more better than if the whole game was exclusive for a platform so no one could give a try except PS gamers for example.. I support this kind of things very much! Can’t wait the weekend to start the Beta!! :)

  • Can’t wait!! For those threatening to cancel, just do it! The threats are not going to change the Sony and Marvel agreement unless you got $$$$$.

  • How does the PS4 to PS5 upgrade work? Say I buy the game Physically, would I just need to put it into the ps5 and it will download the ps5 version of the game? I guess same question but for digital, would I just click download from the playstation store (on PS5) and it’ll download the PS5 version? Just curious as I don’t want to buy the ps4 version if I could just wait 2-3 months and get the PS5 version instead or if I can get it on launch.

    • I don’t think it works with disc, I’m not too sure. AC IV did it by voucher code I think if you brought it on Disc. So, it’s possible.

    • Yes, when you put the PS4 disc in it’ll recognize the system and download the PS5 version.

      Same for digital (though without requiring a disc of course).

  • The fact that the original plan was to keep all this platform-specific content (Spider-Man) a secret until launch (thank God for the leak) totally sours me on everything about this game.

    Please do better.

  • I own a number of different consoles and a PC. I won’t be ordering this now at all at release due to this. Disappointing but not surprising. Be better.

    • Uhm, Marvel said about 2 or 3 years ago that Spidey was home with Sony, so it isn’t surprising that Spidey would be an exclusive DLC, which by the way, is typical post launch character DLC and not a major part.of the plotline, like plums on here have decided it is because it’s spidey.

  • Why are the people that are most upset about Spider-Man the same people saying they own all the different platforms already? Like why does it even matter to you? (For that matter why did you buy all the platforms to begin with? It sure wasn’t so you could buy the exact same things for all of them) ((for that matter why are so many people here on the PlayStation blog with PlayStation accounts saying they’re going to cancel their PC orders in a tantrum? Why don’t you just play it on your PLAYSTATION If it’s that big a deal?))

    • That’s exactly what I will be doing, but this isn’t a tantrum, I want to play the definitive title with all the best content. I’ll happily play on PS4/PS5, just wasn’t initially planning on doing so.

      The more people who cancel, the better stability the servers will have on day 1. Good riddance :D

  • I was originally interested in this game, but if a multiplatform game like this means that other platforms miss out on the content they should get, or have to wait for content that others get to play first, then I want no part of it.

    No sale here!

  • Doing platform exclusives for multiplatform game today when ever more we’re going towards multiplatfoming?words can’t describe stupidity.just for reasons like this I’m sticking to PC and I hope you crash and burn with this model.so yeah,you lost another customer that was buying your products for decades,and I bet I’m not the only one,so you just keep going this way,u nasty greedy little man.

  • Anybody upset over exclusive content shouldn’t just blame Sony. Crystal Dynamics and Eidos make such deals to get development funding (and get lot of free press from rage reactions). They did the same when they made Rise of the Tomb Raider a Xbox exclusive for 2 years I think. Eventually everything was available on every platform that could play the game with Complete Editions and what not. Just the way those developers play the sales game.

    I got to play Rise of Tomb Raider much later because I prefer PS4 or PC, and Xbox / PC fans will not have access to some of this exclusive content for 30 days or unknown in case of Spider-Man character (but I assume there is some time-limit to it).

    It was unknown how long Rise of Tomb Raider would be exclusive to Xbox as well. Nothing new here.

  • This is gonna be litty like titties

  • Yep them do exclusive content totally ruins it. I bought the game on Steam because it could look and perform better and also that the PS5 is out in November so for me I’ll already moving on from the PS4. Spiderman on the other Hand isn’t Square and Crystal Dynamics fault as it’s licensed exclusively to Sony. On the other hand they didn’t do a good job supporting fans that are buying their games. Instead of considering the playerbase they state they consider the platform and probably consider on actually trying to market on the PS4 before it dies then pay full on PS5 and screw the people over on PC because they want more console sales using SPiderman and extra cosmetics as a means to do so.

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