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The Red Room Takeover has begun in Marvel’s Avengers

Prepare for a conquering of crimson. The Red Room Takeover Event has initiated in Marvel’s Avengers and will last until May 31.

Agent James Woo has reported several anomalies within the HARM Room, linked to a computer virus that managed to make its way into the helicarrier’s system. The only thing he was able to decipher were cryptic messages addressed to Black Widow from her old friend Yelena Belova. The messages seem to be teasing, almost taunting, Natasha as if a twisted game were being played. Investigate these disturbances and find out what Yelena has in store for the Avengers.

New mission chains will be available during this event where players must enter five different hacked HARM Rooms, each with their own unique challenges and obstacles. These new HARM Rooms are tinged with red and include hazards that Yelena set up just to see if you can dodge them. In “the floor is lava” fashion, one of these hazards is techno lava, a pulsating surface that will immediately down an Avenger – or an enemy. The Red Room Takeover is single player only, scaled to different Power Levels, and you cannot bring your companions along with you to help. What fun would that be?

Marvel's Avengers - Red Room

Rewards for this event include an exclusive team nameplate, special gear, a unique comic set, and a substantial amount of XP.

Here are a few tips on how to survive the Red Room Takeover from Principal Designer Jason Botta:

  • Always. Be. Moving. – With large waves of enemies in small spaces, you’ll need to keep on your toes to stay out of harm’s way.
  • Utilize the ‘techno lava’ death pits – Positioning yourself correctly and utilizing the correct attacks to knock troublesome enemies off platforms to their deaths can be critical to surviving certain waves.
  • Use mobility and grapple focused characters for maximum enjoyment – You can get through them with anyone, but characters like Black Widow, Kate Bishop, Hawkeye, and Kamala can really flow through the spaces. Any character with a grapple can save you from poorly timed jumps.
  • But pay attention to the environments and which moves you’re using – Several heroes have moves that will translate them very far while in air, this can often lead to inadvertently landing in a death pit. Switch up tactics/moves in the air to avoid unfortunate deaths until you are really comfortable with the environments and can judge when you are over safe ground or not

Since part of the Red Room Takeover’s rewards are a staggering amount of XP, it ties in wonderfully with a new system we have introduced: the Champion System. Currently, when Heroes reach the level cap of 50, XP becomes obsolete since there are no more Skills to unlock. The Champion System solves this by allowing level 50 characters to continue earning XP to level up their Champion Levels. With each Champion Level, comes a Champion Skill Point, which can be used to unlock a new set of skills to further improve your character’s combat prowess.

Marvel's Avengers - Red Room

Champion Skills are on their own separate page of the UI and include boosts to Heroic Charge Rate, Melee Damage, Critical Chance, and much more. They are permanent boosts and do stack, which means unlocking skills in the entire tree will greatly increase each stat. There are a total of 372 Champion Levels, which means it’s time to grind and choose who your main is going to be. You will not be able to respec your Champion Skills yet, so for the time being, please choose carefully how you want to power up your hero.

We’re excited to see all your heroes continue to power up in preparation for some of the toughest content we will be introducing later this year. We have so much more down the road including Patrol Mode and of course, the War for Wakanda expansion. Enjoy the Red Room Takeover – if you can survive…

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Marvel’s Avengers is an epic, third-person, action-adventure game that combines an original, cinematic story with single-player and co-operative gameplay*. Take the essential Super Hero gaming experience to another level! Marvel’s Avengers will be available for next-gen consoles at no extra cost.* This version will boast a wide spectrum of improvements to visuals and speed, and will be backwards compatible in single and multiplayer. Marvel’s Avengers has a beautiful world filled with exquisite detail, and with improved Heroics, destruction, graphical fidelity, and framerate versus previous gen, you won’t be missing any of it. Get right into the action with fast loading times and be blown away by the striking detail of enhanced destructive visuals that make Heroics feel truly in your hands. Marvel’s Avengers will support save file transfer and cross-gen play so you can pick up right where you left off and continue fighting AIM with your favorite Super Hero squad. We’re excited to herald in the next generation of consoles on Marvel’s Avengers! Marvel’s Avengers leverages the Smart Delivery technology – buy the game once and play it on either Xbox One or on Xbox Series X|S. Marvel’s Avengers on Xbox Series X|S is available now!*** *One-time online access required for single-player campaign; online access required for multiplayer and to download post-launch content. Free Square Enix Members account required. Platform-specific online subscription fee may be required. *Upgrading from the disk version will require the next-gen version of the same console with a disk drive. **Credits that you purchase are useable on Xbox Series X|S Console version of Marvel’s Avengers. Please be aware that the Credit that you own is synced with your Microsoft account, and the wallet will be shared through both platforms.

Author: Andy Wong, Community and Social Media Manager, Crystal Dynamics
This post originally appeared on Xbox Wire

Avengers Endgame plot hole: Marvel fans love easier alternative time travel heist plan

At the beginning of Avengers Endgame, the surviving Marvel superheroes located Thanos in his garden retirement. Upon arrival, they were devastated to find that the Mad Titan had used the Infinity Stones to destroy themselves, so the Snap couldn’t be reversed. Five years later, Ant-Man reemerged from the Quantum Realm and convinced The Avengers that they could go back in time and borrow the Infinity Stones from the past.
Marvel fans will remember The Avengers found three times and places to locate the six Infinity Stones.

The time heist would take them in their trio of teams to 2012 New York, 2013 Asgard and 2014 Morag and Vormir.

But now a very popular new post pointing out an apparent Avengers Endgame plot hole argues there was a much easier alternative, one when all six Infinity Stones were together.

Reddit user NoMorningStar13 argued: “Would it not have been easier for the Avengers and the whole gang to time travel to the time when Thanos was on his retirement home planet thing with the infinity stones still intact.”

READ MORE: Avengers 5 theory: Thor 4 will introduce multiverse Secret Wars Thors

The theorist added: “They could have brought Captain Marvel in at the time too to make it easier, plus Bruce Banner is fused with Hulk and they have Ant-Man at the time too.”

It’s certainly true that time travelling to a point in 2018 after the Snap, but before the original Thanos’ death in the garden, would have its advantages.

Not only were all six Infinity Stones in-tact but Thanos was permanently injured by the Snap.

However, as another fan pointed out in the comments, the Mid Titan would nevertheless be pretty omnipotent still wielding all six stones.

Two years on from Avengers Endgame and Marvel Phase 4 has kicked off with WandaVision and The Falcon and the Winter Soldier.

Two Disney+ shows in and there’s still four to go in 2021 with Loki, What If…?, Ms Marvel and Hawkeye.

While this year’s MCU movies are Black Widow, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, Eternals and Spider-Man: No Way Home.

Then, in 2022, fans will be treated to Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, Thor: Love and Thunder, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever and The Marvels.

Then in 2023, we’re getting Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 3.

While release dates are yet to be announced for Fantastic Four, Blade, Deadpool 3 and Avengers 5.

It’s no secret that going forwards the MCU will be exploring the multiverse and time travel, so Marvel fans should expect the franchise to get a lot weirder.

Here’s hoping that Disney’s access to past Sony and Fox characters brings in some of those much rumoured alternate reality crossovers.

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Avengers 5 ‘leak’: Spider-Man villain 'to replace Thanos in next phase of MCU'

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Marvel are gearing up to kickstart their second enormous villain. After Avengers Endgame and Thanos (Josh Brolin) were brought to an end, all eyes have been on where the series will go next. A new report from That Hashtag Show says the series’ next villain is just around the corner and has major ties to Spider-Man, and his upcoming third movie, No Way Home.

At the moment none of this information has been confirmed and should be treated as a rumour for now.

The publication reports No Way Home will introduce Peter Parker (Tom Holland) to Norman Osborn from the Sam Raimi Spider-Man movies.

This Osborn, otherwise known as Green Goblin, is played by Willem Dafoe and will make his arrival in the series during Peter’s adventure through the multiverse, where he will reportedly work alongside Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield’s versions of the wall-crawler.

The battle against Dafoe’s Osborn will be quite an event, as the report claims Peter will return to his own timeline with new fears about his own universe’s version of the Green Goblin.

READ MORE: Spider-Man No Way Home LEAK: Plot for Holland’s third movie ‘detailed’

The report says: “Peter will begin to research his earth’s version of Norman Osborn after fighting with Willem Dafoe’s Green Goblin; but there’s a twist, he’s seemingly not an awful guy.”

The new Osborn will instead show a politically focused figure who frequently makes charitable donations and even supports the Avengers.

Marvel apparently want to explore the idea that different universes can create entirely different people.

However, considering Osborn is historically Spider-Man’s nemesis, it is more than likely that he will eventually turn and become an evildoer.

Osborn’s presence will be felt throughout the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe in the years to come.

While the actor behind Osborn has not been cast just yet, the report continues to add that a New York actor has been offered the role, but has yet to accept it.

This is an important next step for the franchise, considering Marvel now own the cinematic rights to the X-Men and the Fantastic Four.

Alongside Spider-Man and his villain repertoire, the next phase of the MCU is sure to be packed with non-stop comic-book references.

This isn’t the only leak that has surfaced in the past month.

The entire plot for Spider-Man: No Way Home was allegedly leaked on a Marvel forum earlier this month, which detailing a tragedy for Peter.

It also confirmed the appearance of two new Spider-Men, Maguire and Garfield.

The Avengers films are available on Disney Plus now.

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Marvel’s Avengers Tachyon Anomaly Event Begins April 22

Author Andy Wong, Community and Social Media Manager, Crystal Dynamics
This post originally appeared on Xbox Wire

We first revealed the Tachyon Anomaly event one month ago at Square Enix Presents, and we’re eager to dive into the details to prepare you for its arrival on April 22! Being able to have a Strike Team composed of more than one of the same Hero has been a much-requested feature in the past, so we’re excited to see everyone jump in!

Temporal Assault

AIM’s tampering with time has led to periodic Tachyon Anomalies. Whenever these events occur, Avengers from different timelines can converge in a single location and take on the world’s threats together. The first Tachyon Anomaly is happening from April 22 to May 3 and allows players to form teams of more than one of the same Hero. Players can also matchmake into teams that contain the same Heroes, meaning you’ll never know what combination you may be part of.

Marvel's Avengers Tachyon Anomaly Event

During these two weeks, there will be a weekly mission chain that rewards Hivemind set gear, and daily missions that reward priority set gear for high-level Heroes.

We’re also introducing Temporal Assault nameplates, which are animated nameplates you can earn to add some shine to your experience. You’ll receive an animated team nameplate as a reward for the first completion of the weekly mission chain that can be used on any Hero!

There are also Hero-specific animated nameplates that will be available in the Marketplace:

  • April 22 to 29 – Thor, Hawkeye, Black Widow, Hulk
  • April 29 to May 6 – Iron Man, Captain America, Ms. Marvel, Kate Bishop

Let us know what you think of this event and if you want it to return!

Tachyon Rift Missions

During the Tachyon Anomaly event, multiple Tachyon Rift missions will appear at a time. There will also be new Tachyon Rift missions for Heroes who are power level 1-100, which will rotate every day and offer relevant rewards. Finally, there is a new Tachyon mission in town: And We’re Back.

Marvel's Avengers Tachyon Anomaly Event

Tachyon Rifts are timed missions that usually require power level 140+, with only one appearing on the War Table per week. These missions reward powerful cosmic gear that can allow Heroes to gain willpower (life) upon attacking enemies. To unlock Tachyon Rift missions, players must complete the SHIELD Substation Zero mission chain that takes them to the Pacific Northwest.

If you and a friend are both Iron Man mains and haven’t been able to play together because of the restrictions, make sure to tell them about this event because you can have a Strike Team full of fliers now. We’d love to see some air formation videos!

We invite you to take screenshots of your team in the Temporal Assault event and to tag us in all your photos so we can see how creative you are – we’re @PlayAvengers on Twitter and Instagram!

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Marvel’s Avengers is an epic, third-person, action-adventure game that combines an original, cinematic story with single-player and co-operative gameplay*. Take the essential Super Hero gaming experience to another level! Marvel’s Avengers will be available for next-gen consoles at no extra cost.* This version will boast a wide spectrum of improvements to visuals and speed, and will be backwards compatible in single and multiplayer. Marvel’s Avengers has a beautiful world filled with exquisite detail, and with improved Heroics, destruction, graphical fidelity, and framerate versus previous gen, you won’t be missing any of it. Get right into the action with fast loading times and be blown away by the striking detail of enhanced destructive visuals that make Heroics feel truly in your hands. Marvel’s Avengers will support save file transfer and cross-gen play so you can pick up right where you left off and continue fighting AIM with your favorite Super Hero squad. We’re excited to herald in the next generation of consoles on Marvel’s Avengers! Marvel’s Avengers leverages the Smart Delivery technology – buy the game once and play it on either Xbox One or on Xbox Series X|S. Marvel’s Avengers on Xbox Series X|S is available now!*** *One-time online access required for single-player campaign; online access required for multiplayer and to download post-launch content. Free Square Enix Members account required. Platform-specific online subscription fee may be required. *Upgrading from the disk version will require the next-gen version of the same console with a disk drive. **Credits that you purchase are useable on Xbox Series X|S Console version of Marvel’s Avengers. Please be aware that the Credit that you own is synced with your Microsoft account, and the wallet will be shared through both platforms.

Avengers Endgame: Captain America Mjolnir scene directly referenced First Avenger movie

It was what all Marvel fans had been waiting for – the iconic moment where Mjolnir, Thor’s (Chris Hemsworth) magical Norse hammer, flew into the hands of Captain America (Chris Evans). Cap wielded the mystical weapon in Avengers Endgame with ease, using its lightning powers and recall abilities to take down the mad tyrant, Thanos (Josh Brolin). During the scene, however, fans missed a key ingredient which was a direct reference to the first Steve Rogers film, Captain America: The First Avenger.
TikTok user @marveleastereggs pointed the reference out on the social media site.

He explained that horns sounded during the moment Mjolnir touched Cap’s hand, signifying triumphant defiance of Thanos and his regime.

This was the second time the leitmotif was used in the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Previously, the same clip could be spotted during a crucial moment of Cap’s first foray into herodom.

READ MORE: Avengers Endgame: Captain America actor dismisses Iron Man replacement

Captain America’s legacy continues in the ongoing Disney Plus series The Falcon and the Winter Soldier.

In the latest episode of the TV show Cap’s replacement, John Walker (Wyatt Russell), tarnished this reputation when he slaughtered a terrorist using the vibranium shield.

In the meantime, Sam Wilson (Anthony Mackie) and Bucky have been trying to decide whether one of them ought to pick up the shield and become the next person to take on the mantle.

In an interview with Screen Rant Mackie spoke candidly about potentially becoming the first-ever on-screen Black Captain America.

Mackie said: “I think the weight of a Black Captain America is the same as the weight of a woman playing Captain Marvel, which is the same weight as any character of any race representing an underrepresented people – race or sex, I should say.

“We are going through a transitional phase; every 40 to 50 years, something will happen that will turn our country and the world on its axis. We didn’t see 2020 being that, but it just happened to be that.

“So, the idea of having a Black Captain America, I feel like it’s more gas on that fire to burn down the systematic nonsense that we were brought up in and we lived in up until now. It’s a new day. It’s a new time.

“Homophobia, racism, sexism is a part of the past, and a part of that system that we can no longer allow to be recognized as our country or our understanding. All of it puts us in a position to be better people, to be better parents, and to live a better future. So, I think that’s just part of the fold, if that were to happen.”

Captain America: The First Avengers, Avengers Endgame and Falcon and the Winter Soldier are available on Disney Plus now.

This article originally appeared on Daily Express :: Entertainment Feed

Disneyland Avengers Campus gets June debut after long delay

The Avengers Campus includes a Spider-Man attraction and gives guests a chance to team up with Marvel heroes like Iron Man and Doctor Strange.

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Editor’s Note: The video above is from March 6, 2021.
Avengers, reassemble!
Disneyland said Thursday that its new Avengers Campus will debut on June 4, nearly a year after originally planned.
The new section of the Anaheim Park that merges Marvel heroes into the Magic Kingdom had been set to open last July, but was upended by the long pandemic closure.
The park itself is scheduled to reopen on April 30, with coronavirus restrictions in place, after a shutdown of more than a year.
“We are so excited to soon welcome our guests to Avengers Campus, our first land dedicated to Super Heroes,” said Disneyland Resort President Ken Potrock in a statement. “Here, our cast members will unite to help guests of all ages find their superpowers and create special memories.”
The Avengers Campus includes a Spider-Man attraction that allows riders to sling webs with their bare hands, and gives guests a chance to team up with Marvel heroes like Iron Man, Doctor Strange, Ant-Man and The Wasp.
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“Avengers Campus will be a place where fans and guests can finally step into the universe they love, and stand alongside some of their favorite heroes,” said Franchise Creative & Marketing for Marvel Studios Vice President Dave Bushore. “The optimism inherent in Avengers Campus captures the diversity, power and teamwork these extraordinary characters possess, and now they come together to unite people from all over the world under one guiding principle: We are stronger together.”
Guests can learn more about the Avengers Campus at Disneyland.com/AvengersCampus.
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When the endgame is just the beginning: PETER HOSKIN reviews Marvel’s Avengers and Gnosia 

Marvel’s Avengers (PlayStation[1], Xbox, PC, £59.99)

Verdict: For ever? Never!

Rating:

Let’s start at the end — because that, in a way, is where Marvel’s Avengers wants us to begin.

This is what the marketeers call a ‘game as a service’. The idea is that you bash away at a controller, mastering the combos and upgrading your characters, until you enter an expanse known as the ‘endgame’, where you might just remain playing extra missions for weeks, months, or even . . . years.

What Marvel\'s Avengers has over its rivals, such as the Destiny series, is, well, the Avengers as playable characters

What Marvel’s Avengers has over its rivals, such as the Destiny series, is, well, the Avengers as playable characters

The idea is that you bash away at a controller, mastering the combos and upgrading your characters, until you enter an expanse known as the \'endgame\', where you might just remain playing extra missions for weeks, months, or even . . . years

The idea is that you bash away at a controller, mastering the combos and upgrading your characters, until you enter an expanse known as the ‘endgame’, where you might just remain playing extra missions for weeks, months, or even . . . years

In these sort of games, the endgame is the point. The service is a form of entrapment

In these sort of games, the endgame is the point. The service is a form of entrapment

To keep things from getting stale \u2014 and to keep you playing alongside others online \u2014 the developers will add new cataclysms and ways of combating them. Sometimes for free. Often at a cost

To keep things from getting stale — and to keep you playing alongside others online — the developers will add new cataclysms and ways of combating them. Sometimes for free. Often at a cost

Patriotic Man, The Green One, Agent Catsuit, Thunder Muscles, and the others in alternative games \u2014 all look close to their movie versions, but not so close for royalties to be paid

Patriotic Man, The Green One, Agent Catsuit, Thunder Muscles, and the others in alternative games — all look close to their movie versions, but not so close for royalties to be paid

What it has not had in the six months since its release, unlike Destiny, is many new additions

What it has not had in the six months since its release, unlike Destiny, is many new additions

None of it is enough to fill out that endgame \u2014 which still just seems like punching more things in the face

None of it is enough to fill out that endgame — which still just seems like punching more things in the face

There is a promise of future updates, but, at this rate, will anyone hang around long enough to experience them?

There is a promise of future updates, but, at this rate, will anyone hang around long enough to experience them?

In these sort of games, the endgame is the point. The service is a form of entrapment. To keep things from getting stale — and to keep you playing alongside others online — the developers will add new cataclysms and ways of combating them. Sometimes for free. Often at a cost.

What Marvel’s Avengers has over its rivals, such as the Destiny series, is, well, the Avengers as playable characters: Patriotic Man, The Green One, Agent Catsuit, Thunder Muscles, and the others — all looking close to their movie versions, but not so close for royalties to be paid.

What it has not had in the six months since its release, unlike Destiny, is many new additions. Another superhero, the bow-slinging Kate Bishop, was drafted in last December. This week sees her mentor, Hawkeye, join the action, as well as a graphical update for the new generation of consoles.

None of it is enough to fill out that endgame — which still just seems like punching more things in the face. There is a promise of future updates, but, at this rate, will anyone hang around long enough to experience them?

But now let’s finish at the beginning. Before the endgame, there is a single-player campaign to enjoy: about ten hours of comic-book story- telling that revolve around the amazingly likeable Kamala Khan — aka Ms Marvel — and her stretchy powers. For that time, Marvel’s Avengers is fun, beautiful and inventive.

The sad thing is, it wants you to stay for ever.

Before the endgame, there is a single-player campaign to enjoy: about ten hours of comic-book story- telling that revolve around the amazingly likeable Kamala Khan \u2014 aka Ms Marvel \u2014 and her stretchy powers

Before the endgame, there is a single-player campaign to enjoy: about ten hours of comic-book story- telling that revolve around the amazingly likeable Kamala Khan — aka Ms Marvel — and her stretchy powers

In a way,\u00A0Marvel\'s Avengers, available on all major consoles, wants us to begin at the end

In a way, Marvel’s Avengers, available on all major consoles, wants us to begin at the end

Marvel\'s Avengers is available to buy on PlayStation, Xbox and PC at a price of \u00A359.99

Marvel’s Avengers is available to buy on PlayStation, Xbox and PC at a price of £59.99

The Incredible Hulk is one of many Marvel favourites who is a playable character in the game

The Incredible Hulk is one of many Marvel favourites who is a playable character in the game

Another superhero, the bow-slinging Kate Bishop, was drafted in last December. This week sees her mentor, Hawkeye, join the action, as well as a graphical update for the new generation of consoles

Another superhero, the bow-slinging Kate Bishop, was drafted in last December. This week sees her mentor, Hawkeye, join the action, as well as a graphical update for the new generation of consoles

Captain America is another of the Marvel favourites available to play as on the game

Captain America is another of the Marvel favourites available to play as on the game

Gnosia (Switch, £22.49) 

Verdict: Suspect everyone!

Rating:

I’ve started looking strangely at my wife, son and cat. Might they be murderous aliens, out to get me? Or is it just Gnosia getting inside my head? This game has you guessing which of your spaceship crewmates are not as they appear.

It’s effectively a single-player version of the multi-player megahit Among Us — but don’t mistake it for a cheap knock-off. It has its own offbeat rhythms and is as moreish as Pringles. Once you sink into full-blown paranoia, you can’t stop.

References

  1. ^ PlayStation (www.dailymail.co.uk)

Hawkeye and Xbox Series X|S Optimizations Now Available in Marvel’s Avengers

Summary

  • Hawkeye: Play the iconic Avenger who is an expert marksman and swordsman at no additional cost.
  • New Operation: Continued narrative that takes off after Taking AIM and explores a possible future with Maestro appearing as the main villain.
  • Next-Gen: All the great features.

One of its most iconic members will join Marvel’s Avengers today in Operation Hawkeye: Future Imperfect when Clint Barton arrives as a playable character — and he’s bringing more than just his bow with him to the game. Optimizations for Xbox Series X|S are also arriving today, bringing faster loading times, improved visuals, and more! Let’s check out all of today’s news.

Play as Hawkeye

We first met Clint in Kate Bishop’s operation, Taking AIM, where she brought him back from the brink of a huge AIM conspiracy involving the manipulation of time itself. Operation Hawkeye: Future Imperfect marks chapter 2 of season one, where we continue diving into the consequences of the Tachyon Project and come face to face with a possible future where all hope is lost.

Hawkeye and Xbox Series

Clint and Kate have similarities in their skillset due to being mentor and protégé, but nevertheless, they are two different fighters with their own style. Whereas Kate blinks around the battlefield as a blur of never-ending strikes to multiple foes, Clint is the steadfast hunter, taking down his foes with powerful, precise hits one at a time until he’s the only one left standing.

Clint’s bow skills are second to none in the Marvel universe, and with intrinsic abilities that boost his single-target attack potential, and an arsenal of many different arrow types at his disposal, he’s a one-man-army to be reckoned with. We also took inspiration from his ronin period to create his sword abilities, which makes him a powerful melee and ranged hero.

Clint’s Heroics are three different arrow types: Assault, Recovery, and Hunter. His Assault Heroic uses Nightstorm Arrows: Launch them into the air and rain down projectiles to decimate areas of the battlefield. His Recovery Arrow Support Heroic unleashes nanobots that swarm nearby allies and restore their willpower. The Hunter’s Arrow Ultimate Heroic is an AI guided projectile that flits across the battlefield, piercing through targets. Once upgraded, fire two at once, add explosive charges, or focus damage on player-targeted foes. Count on Hunter’s Arrow to dish out an aerial assault with damage equal to a fleet of arrows, punishing enemies all over the fight no matter who Clint has in his sights.

Xbox Series X|S Optimizations

The new generation of Xbox has arrived, and an optimized experience of Marvel’s Avengers for Xbox Series X|S is ready to play! Players who own the digital Xbox One version of the game will be able to upgrade to the full next-gen version at no additional cost thanks to Smart Delivery. If you have the disc version of Marvel’s Avengers, it will require an Xbox Series X console to upgrade (internet connection required). And with Xbox Live, you can still play online with friends who own Marvel’s Avengers on Xbox One thanks to cross-gen multiplayer.

Improved Loading Times

The Xbox Series X|S will boast speedy loading times to get you into the action as fast as possible. Go from the War Table right into your location or mission of choice, be it Substation Zero hidden in the humid and verdant Pacific Northwest or a search for an AIM-guarded SHIELD bunker in the frigid snows of Siberia. AIM won’t even get a chance to regroup before you’re back on their doorstep.

Next-Gen Visuals

Marvel’s Avengers has a beautiful world filled with exquisite detail, and with the power of the Xbox Series X|S channeling directly into improved Heroics, destruction, graphical fidelity, and framerate, you won’t be missing any of it. All the action will load in and refresh seamlessly for combat and exploration that’s free of interruption. The high-res textures add that level of exciting, cinematic realism to Heroics, making the blinding torrent of Thor’s lightning strikes and the burning beams of Iron Man’s repulsor blasts feel truly in your hands.

Marvel's Avengers

We’re excited to herald in Hawkeye and next-gen upgrades for the ultimate gameplay experience! Clint Barton and the Xbox Series X|S experience has now arrived. We look forward to seeing you in the Wastelands of Future Imperfect!

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Marvel’s Avengers is an epic, third-person, action-adventure game that combines an original, cinematic story with single-player and co-operative gameplay*. Take the essential Super Hero gaming experience to another level! Marvel’s Avengers will be available for next-gen consoles at no extra cost.* This version will boast a wide spectrum of improvements to visuals and speed, and will be backwards compatible in single and multiplayer. Marvel’s Avengers has a beautiful world filled with exquisite detail, and with improved Heroics, destruction, graphical fidelity, and framerate versus previous gen, you won’t be missing any of it. Get right into the action with fast loading times and be blown away by the striking detail of enhanced destructive visuals that make Heroics feel truly in your hands. Marvel’s Avengers will support save file transfer and cross-gen play so you can pick up right where you left off and continue fighting AIM with your favorite Super Hero squad. We’re excited to herald in the next generation of consoles on Marvel’s Avengers! Marvel’s Avengers leverages the Smart Delivery technology – buy the game once and play it on either Xbox One or on Xbox Series X|S. Marvel’s Avengers on Xbox Series X|S is available now!*** *One-time online access required for single-player campaign; online access required for multiplayer and to download post-launch content. Free Square Enix Members account required. Platform-specific online subscription fee may be required. *Upgrading from the disk version will require the next-gen version of the same console with a disk drive. **Credits that you purchase are useable on Xbox Series X|S Console version of Marvel’s Avengers. Please be aware that the Credit that you own is synced with your Microsoft account, and the wallet will be shared through both platforms.

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Avengers Endgame dethroned: Avatar reclaims all-time highest-grossing movie top spot

After ten years and more than 20 films, Avengers Endgame concluded the third phase of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The spectacular display showed dozens of superheroes jumping into battle to take on Thanos (played by Josh Brolin) in an effort to save the universe from the might of the Infinity Stones. The film was such a success it grossed a staggering $ 2.797 billion at the box office, becoming the highest-grossing film of all time.
Avengers Endgame arrived in cinemas in July, 2019, and beat Cameron’s epic 2009 movie Avatar to the top of the board.

Avatar originally earned an enormous $ 2.789 billion when it was first released, replacing Titanic.

This week’s re-release of Avatar in China has pushed the film back to the top of the leaderboard, however, with a new highest-grossing movie score of $ 2.798 billion.

Avengers Endgame has now been placed as the second highest-grossing movie of all time.

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China’s re-release followed the loosening of COVID-19 restrictions, prompting cinemas across the country to reopen after being closed for months.

Avatar was extremely popular when it was originally released partly thanks to the use of state-of-the-art RealD 3D technology.

For the first time viewers witnessed the ethereal alien world of Pandora in 3D and were introduced to the Na’vi – the inhabitants of the planet.

Sam Worthington played disabled former marine Jake Sully, who was implanted into a Na’vi avatar to gather information and learn from the species.

Directly after Avatar was released in 2009 Cameron signed on to produce four sequels with 20th Century Fox.

Last year 20th Century Fox was bought up by Disney, who also own Marvel.

In September Cameron revealed Avatar 2 is “100 percent” filmed and he has almost finished filming Avatar 3.

He said at the time: “Now, that doesn’t mean that I have an extra year to finish the film because the day we deliver Avatar 2 we’ll just start working on finishing Avatar 3.

“So where we are right now, I’m down in New Zealand shooting. We’re shooting the remainder of the live action.”

Cameron added: “We’ve got about 10 percent left to go. We’re 100 percent complete on Avatar 2 and we’re sort of 95 percent complete on Avatar 3.”

At the moment, Avatar 2 is due to be released on December 16, 2022.

Avatar 3 is currently slated for release on December 20, 2024.

Both sequels will include the return of Avatar’s actors, including Worthington, Saldana, Stephen Lang and Sigourney Weaver.

Avatar and Avengers Endgame are both available to watch on Disney Plus now.

The Falcon and The Winter Soldier star teases Iron Man connection after Avengers Endgame

The Falcon star continued: “He’s much more of a winged force. Coming out of Endgame and being blipped out and blipped back in, it seems this time around, he really appreciates being alive.”

But then he added: “He’s been even more ‘Tony Starkerized’ than before.”

By the sounds of it, Falcon’s armour has had quite the technological advancements, a bit like the Iron Man suit upgrades throughout the MCU movies.

The Direct points out that the Tony Stark comparison could also be a reference to the billionaire’s near-death experience during the Afghanistan scenes in the first Iron Man movie.