E3 2019: Avengers Game To Add New Characters As Free DLC; No Loot Boxes Or Pay-To-Win


Marvel’s Avengers will have new content coming for years after launch, Square Enix announced during its E3 2019 livestream broadcast on Monday night. The game’s narrative will play out over the course of “multiple years,” it was said, with players assembling into teams of up to four, online, as they build out their characters, customize them, and learn new abilities. Players will work together to defend earth from all kinds of evil threats. But the initial lineup of characters won’t be the only playable options you’ll ever have at your disposal–more are coming after launch.

To make sure everyone can play together, Square Enix is offering all post-release superheroes and regions for free. Not only that, but the game won’t have random loot boxes or pay-to-win scenarios, the publisher said. It’s unclear what microtransactions or DLC will be sold for money, nor do we know what characters could be coming after launch. The initial lineup includes core Avengers characters like Iron Man, Thor, Black Widow, Captain America, and Thor.

It was also confirmed that Marvel’s Avengers is being developed across a suite of studios, including Eidos Montreal, Crystal Dynamics (including its new Crystal Northwest studio), Nixxes Software, Marvel Games, and a team at Square Enix. That said, the internet has not been kind to the initial reveal.

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