Recently, Marvel's Avengers announced an upcoming event that comes with a variety of new features, including new outfits themed around the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Unfortunately, some improper wording has upset fans thinking that these new costumes were free when they're actually about $14 each.
Posted on March 26th, a tweet from the official Marvel's Avengers Twitter account announced a new Red Room Takeover event. According to the tweet, the event/update, launching sometime in the Spring, features "...rewards like animated nameplates, outfits inspired by the Marvel Cinematic Universe, a deadly HARM Room hacked by Yelena Belova, and more secrets to decrypt." With the way the tweet is written, you'd be forgiven for thinking all of these things are rewards for participating in the event, but it turns out the outfits aren't unlockable rewards. We would like to take this moment to suggest the use of semicolons in the future to clearly delineate points, which would have avoided this confusion.
Three days later, the Marvel's Avengers team posted an update post clarifying that the new outfits would be exclusively available in the Marketplace, each one reportedly costing about $14 in credits.
To clarify, the outfits inspired by the Marvel Cinematic Universe will be available exclusively in the Marketplace for purchase with credits.— Marvel's Avengers (@PlayAvengers) March 30, 2021
The players getting this clarification aren't happy, however. Some folks on sites like Reddit believe that the outfits were originally going to be free rewards before being turned into DLC. These folks cite the fact that Marvel's Avengers hasn't been as successful as Square Enix has hoped as a potential reason for this. Some others are also unhappy with the high price per outfit. A user named 'fesloe' remarked that "It amazes me that one skin is given the same value as almost a quarter of the full game and somehow we're supposed to be okay with that... I guess that's the problem, enough people are okay with that."
Marvel's Avengers is available on Steam, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, and Google Stadia. The Red Room Takeover event will happen sometime in the Spring.