Marvel's Avengers Update 1.3.3 Debuts Tachyon Rift Missions and More

Published: October 14, 2020 3:30 PM /


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The Marvel's Avengers 1.3.3 update has arrived with new content and bug fixes. Tachyon Rift missions can be accessed via the SHIELD Substation Zero Outpost — and they have some interesting surprises in the Marvel's Avengers update.

Marvel's Avengers has slowly been adding new content and addressing issues with the game ever since its launch in early September; for example, Crystal Dynamics has added the ability for Captain America to smash through doors with his shield after players requested the feature.

However, the launch of this game has not been as smooth as some may have hoped. There have been some substantial issues with the game, especially on PC — and that's reflected in its player count. The Steam version of the game shows a 54.37% reduction in player count in the last 30 days on Steam Charts, down to 3,405.1 average players from its September high of 7,463 average players, with some days barely topping a 1000.

The issues on PC, in particular, were notable enough that Crystal Dynamics took a moment to talk about them as part of the Marvel's Avengers 1.3.3 update patch notes in a short statement.

"Since launch, we are continuously making improvements to the game and will keep rolling out these patches," read a portion of the patch notes addressing issues with the PC version of the game. "We are also actively working with NVIDIA on specific issues that some users have reported with performance degrading over time. With the latest 1.3.3 patch, we've added NVIDIA DLSS, which significantly improves framerate while maintaining high quality visuals for NVIDIA RTX hardware. We've also added DLSS support for ultra performance mode and Dynamic Resolution scaling. More information about NVIDIA DLSS can be found here."

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What's New in the Marvel's Avengers 1.3.3 Update Patch Notes?

Two major new additions in the Marvel's Avengers 1.13 update are the SHIELD Substation Zero Outpost and Tachyon Rift Missions, both of which give players some new content to explore.

The SHIELD Substation Zero Outpost has been opened to give players the opportunity to investigate temporal anomalies that have been springing up around the world. This new space gives players the ability to experience a new story, new characters, and new content. SHIELD Substation Zero can be found in the Pacific Northwest on the War Table.

That leads us to Tachyon Rift missions. Players can jump into these missions to investigate temporal anomalies and it won't be easy — you'll be taking damage over time as you're exposed to the tachyon storm. However, this also has the side benefit of charging Heroic energy at a higher rate.

Players must use characters with 140 Power Level or higher to play Tachyon Rift missions, but it will probably be worth the effort — this is the first place where you can get consistent Cosmic Gear. These missions will be available once per day and rotate out on a daily basis.

Naturally, there are dozens of other bug fixes and other small changes; you can see all of these in the full Marvel's Avengers 1.1.3 update patch notes. If you haven't already jumped into the game, you can buy Marvel's Avengers via its official website starting at $59.99 or your regional equivalent.

What do you think of the new additions in the Marvel's Avengers update? Do you think Crystal Dynamics is fixing the issues with the game at a good pace? Let us know in the comments below!

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