The developers also announced the delay of the Kate Bishop Operation launch, and the Xbox Series X|S launch.
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.
With all of this talk of 2021 updates, it is only fitting that Crystal Dynamics also teased that its "biggest Avengers Initiative addition yet" is still to come, complete with a new hero, map region and narrative arc. He also outlines incoming QoL type updates to the game based on player feedback, such as Mission Reward Clarity and better indicators for off-screen enemy attacks. "Marvel's Avengers' launch was not without turbulence, and we recognize that a number of issues detracted from your enjoyment of the game", he said. Apparently, they want to "ensure that we give our team the time to deliver a next-gen experience showcasing all that this game is meant to be".
While the most anticipated content has been delayed, Amos assured players that performance and stability, multiplayer matchmaking, rewards, and late-game content is all being worked on at the studio. The studio plans to reveal more about the future of the game next month.
The first Omega-Level Threat is the AIM Cloning Lab, which requires advanced tactics and the full cooperation of a seasoned four-player team to beat the high power level challenge.
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Tachyon Rift Missions: You'll investigate the temporal anomalies by taking on the new Tachyon Rift missions, which are the first place players can get Cosmic Gear. Crystal Dynamics is even working directly with NVIDIA to help fix some of these issues, which is a great thing to hear.
The post also confirms that the new content, the Kate Bishop and Hawkeye characters, which were originally played for an October 2020 release, have also been pushed back to allow the team to....fix more of the game!
This is, in part, why we have taken our responsibility developing Marvel's Avengers so seriously.
I'd like to end this State of the Game update with a heartfelt note to you - our fans. Five years later, with all Super Heroes outlawed and the world in peril, the only hope is to reassemble Earth's Mightiest Heroes.