According to the patch notes, “Nearly all MCU- and non-MCU-inspired outfits, emotes, takedowns, and nameplates are now automatically available” to you. This means cool costumes, including Black Panther’s “Son of T’Chaka’ attire and Black Widow’s “Widow 1998" outfit, are now yours for the low-low price of free.99. Anything earnable through the lootbox-esque Shipments and the battle pass-like Challenge Cards are also “automatically granted” when you update the game. Unfortunately, items you’d get by progressing through the campaign or purchasing from the marketplace must still be acquired via these means. But everything else is yours to customize your heroes with. Whatever existing credits you may be holding onto, an in-game currency you’d buy with IRL money, have been converted to spendable resources. Meanwhile, a 1.5x multiplayer for XP and fragments, another in-game currency used for upgrading gear and buying from the marketplace, has been permanently activated. Crystal Dynamics is also gifting players a little something special…

Iron Man's is spinning in place and shooting lasers out of both wrists in his Variable Threat Response Battle Suit.

For folks who have been playing Marvel’s Avengers since launch, as well as those who earn at least one achievement (on Xbox) or trophy (on PlayStation) before April 1, Crystal Dynamics is handing out Iron Man’s “Variable Threat Response Battle Suit” as a gift. You’ve seen this suit before. It’s the same one War Machine wears in all the MCU movies. A dark-colored rendition of Tony Stark’s main armor, this suit behaves similarly in-game to Iron Man’s primary suit. So, while it doesn’t add any gameplay differences, it does look sick on body.


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You may be wondering what this means for Spider-Man. Well, as Crystal Dynamics has already made clear, the webslinger will remain a PlayStation exclusive. That’s wack, but I guess making almost every cosmic free is an OK consolation for locking one of the best Avengers onto one specific platform. It’s just a shame that barely anyone’s jumping into Marvel’s Avengers anymore. At least you can play it in single-player mode. We take those silver linings.


Correction, 04/03/23, 09:30 a.m. ET: This story has been updated to remove a statement which incorrectly named Crystal Dynamics’ previous parent company as its current parent company. We regret the error.