Marvel's Avengers Weekly Update Introduces The Mega Hive Gauntlet Challenge

Crystal Dynamics has revealed the next Marvel’s Avengers community challenge, this week’s Priority Missions, and a small patch update. While the latest patch won’t fix several hundred issues that the last big update focused on, it will prevent a rare issue that could cause some players to lose progress. Another patch is being tested currently and it will address ongoing bugs as well as introduce new content and requested features.

The latest community challenge will once again require players to do plenty of smashing. If the global playerbase can take out 7,500,000 Adaptoids, a new Hulk nameplate will be unlocked. The Priority Missions for this week will feature tougher modifiers, such as increased projectile damage from all sources, fire hazards being added to the environment, and more-lethal melee damage.

The rewards on offer for a first successful completion will be more significant than just a mere nameplate, though. Players will be able to earn Epic-level gear, hero-specific items, and a new comic book for their collection that adds a 0.5% Critical Chance to their passive stats. The Mega HIVE challenge will also be active and is a single-player chain of eight missions that features an increased presence of Exos, a significant recharge rate for heroic powers, and no automatic recovery of willpower when critically injured.

Rewards for the Mega Hive mission will start as basic resources and a small chance of cosmetic drops, with item quality increasing with the more missions you complete. Once all eight missions are finished, players will receive exclusive rewards and a significant amount of rare resources.

You can read the full update notes from Crystal Dynamics below:

Priority Missions

Priority Missions have modifiers that will challenge even the toughest Super Hero. Your first weekly completion of these missions earns you unique gear you won’t find anywhere else.

In Honor’s Name

  • Minimum Power Level 25, +3 Power Level Offset.

Modifiers:

  • Pressure: No automatic recovery of Willpower when critically injured.
  • Torpedo: Projectile damage from any source is greatly increased.
  • Snowball: Cryo damage from players is increased.
  • Guaranteed Reward:Epic Gear

Day of the Remains

  • Minimum Power Level 120, +5 Power Level Offset.

Modifiers:

  • Incinerator: Fire hazards are added to the environment. Plasma damage from enemies and the environment is increased.
  • Torpedo: Projectile damage from any source is greatly increased.
  • Heavyweight: Enemy stun meters build at an increased rate.
  • Pressure: No automatic recovery of Willpower when critically injured.

Guaranteed Reward: Polychoron and Hero-Specific Gear

Priority HARM Challenges

  • Priority HARM Room Challenges have additional modifiers and reward comics that increase your collection and boost your stats.
  • Weekly First Completion Reward: The Invincible Iron Man (2004) #1 (0.5% Critical Chance).

Minimum Power Level 15 Challenge

Modifiers:

  • Snowball: Cryo damage from players is increased.
  • Maelstrom: All heroics charge at a significantly increased rate. Entering critical health drains all Heroic energy.

Minimum Power Level 100 Challenge, +5 Power Level Offset

Modifiers:

  • Torpedo: Projectile damage from any source is greatly increased.
  • Clash: Melee damage from any source is greatly increased.
  • Snowball: Cry damage from players is increased.

Mega Hive

The Mega Hive is a single-player chain of eight missions that tests your team’s might. Each week you’ll have a shot at completing the Mega Hive mission chain. When you defeat all eight missions, the Mega Hive mission chain is removed from the War Table until the next weekly refresh, when you can run it again with new modifiers.

Modifiers:

  • Pressure: No automatic recovery of Willpower when critically injured.
  • Maelstrom: All heroics charge at a significantly increased rate. Entering critical health drains all Heroic energy.
  • Oasis: Regen Packs have increased Willpower benefit.
  • Goliath: Significantly increased presence of Exos.

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