The Marvel's Avengers Roadmap 2021 has been revealed, and that's not all — Patch 1.5.0 has debuted the next-gen upgrade and Black Panther is coming later this year in the War for Wakanda expansion.
Marvel's Avengers admittedly had a bit of a rough start — it contributed to a $63 million loss at Square Enix and it was made available at a massive 50% discount just two months after launch. That big discount has returned once again along with some happier news — the future of this game looks good.
The Marvel's Avengers Roadmap 2021, Explained
The Marvel's Avengers Roadmap 2021 details what players can expect to see for new content coming to the game. The biggest reveal of the roadmap is probably the introduction of Black Panther later this year, but that's far from the only content you can expect to see.
Here's the 2021 Roadmap in its entirety:
Marvel's Avengers Roadmap 2021
- Operation: Hawkeye Future Imperfect / [Next-Gen] Consoles
- New Hero, Villain, and Story
- Free upgrade to Next Gen
- Reassemble Campaign Replay
- Customizable HARM Room
- Tachyon Anomaly
- Play as any combination of your favorite Heroes
- Tachyon Missions scaled for Power Levels 1–100
- Red Room Takeover
- Enter the Red Room with new themed HARM Room Content
- New Hero Outfits
Summer and Beyond
- Cosmic Cube
- New Scientist Supreme Villain Sector
- Confront the unchecked power of the Cosmic Cube
- Wasteland Patrol
- New War Zone Misstion Type: Patrol Mode
- New War Zones and Assignments within the Wasteland Region
- War for Wakanda Expansion
- New Hero: Black Panther
- New Hero Outfits
- Power Level cap increase
- New Villains, including Klaw
New Klaw Faction enemies
- New Story
- New Wakanda Jungle Biome
- New Outpost
Additional Content & Features
- Omega-Level Threat Missions
- Multiplayer Megahives
- Post-Level 50 Progression
- Outfits inspired by the Marvel Cinematic Universe
- Balance Tuning
- Gear and Progression
- Collectible Comics System
This Roadmap may change and does not include all in-progress work.
Black Panther and War for Wakanda Expansion is Coming to Marvel's Avengers
There's a lot of great content detailed in the Marvel's Avengers Roadmap 2021, but the biggest reveal by far is the announcement of Black Panther and the War for Wakanda expansion coming later this year as shown in a new trailer.
It looks like the villain in the War for Wakanda expansion will be Klaw, a long-running adversary of Black Panther and the secretive, high-tech African nation. This character was adopted into Ulysses Klaue in the Black Panther movie and portrayed by Andy Serkis.
It's unclear if Klaw will be the Earth-616 version familiar to comics fans, the version of the character we saw in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, or something else entirely. We'll likely find out more details about Black Panther and the War for Wakanda expansion later in the year as we get closer to its release.
What's New in Marvel's Avengers Patch 1.5.0?
Finally, the Marvel's Avengers Roadmap 2021 has a piece of content on it that's actually launching today: Marvel's Avengers Patch 1.5.0 is here, finally launching the next-gen upgrade, Hawkeye's Story, and a bunch more new stuff.
Naturally, the big-ticket item in Patch 1.5.0 is the launch of the next-gen version for Xbox Series X|S and PlayStation 5. Anyone who currently owns the game on PS4 or Xbox One will be able to get this upgrade for free.
This patch also features the debut of Hawkeye and Operation: Hawkeye Future Imperfect. This story takes us to a distant future where the world has fallen to pieces after a devastating invasion. It's up to Hawkeye to find Nick Fury and prevent this invasion from happening in the first place.
Speaking of the story, quite a few players have likely burned through all of the campaign content by now. A new "Campaign Replay" feature will let you dive back into the "Ressamble" campaign from the very beginning. Activating this option will revert the data tracking your campaign progress, but you will not lose any progression on your characters such as XP, obtained collectibles, and the like. Campaign Replay does not yet apply to Taking Aim or Future Imperfect; this feature will come to those Story missions at a later date.
As always, we've just touched on the highlights — you can read about everything new arriving today in the full Marvel's Adventures Patch 1.5.0 notes. It's never been a better time to jump in the game — you can buy Marvel's Avengers via its official website for just $29.99 as part of an excellent 50% discount. Don't delay, though — this sale only lasts for the next few days on some platforms!
What do you think of the new content revealed in the Marvel's Avengers 2021 Roadmap? Are you looking forward to the War for Wakanda Expansion? Let us know in the comments below!