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Marvel's Avengers Will (Finally) Allow You To Replay The Campaign

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Screenshot: Crystal Dynamics

Fans of Marvel’s Avengers want just one thing, and it’s about to become a reality. No, it’s not a meaningful loot grind, nor a newfound surplus of engaging activities. Look, fine, maybe Avengers fans want more than one thing, but a big one is landing next week: You’ll finally be able to replay the campaign.

As spotted by Game Informer, developer Crystal Dynamics announced the much-anticipated change in a recent “War Table” stream. It’ll be part of next week’s major game update, which will also introduce Clint Barton—the really-good-at-darts Avenger—to the game’s roster. You’ll keep your leveling and your gear. Pour one out for the early-game robots, who are sure to suffer a worse fate thanks to high-level unibeam refractions.

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Marvel’s Avengers has no doubt had a rocky six months, in no small part due to a dearth of replayable content plus a series of delays, including that of the next-gen versions. The game’s campaign is arguably the strongest part of the game, but, once completed, there’s no way to re-run those missions. An opportunity to run through it again is a boon all around.

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Beyond the ability to replay the campaign, next week’s update will also see the release of dedicated PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S versions of Marvel’s Avengers, which were delayed last October. Crystal Dynamics detailed the specifications of those versions in a blog post earlier today.

Folks who already own the game on PlayStation 4 or Xbox One will be able to upgrade at no extra cost within the same console family (so, PS4 to PS5 is fine, but PS4 to Xbox Series S is not). You’ll also be able to matchmake across generations. No surprise here, but the next-gen versions will bring the de rigueur visual enhancements, including 4K visuals on PS5 and Xbox Series X. (It’ll max out at 1440p on Xbox Series S.)

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According to Game Informer, next week’s update will also introduce a new biome, a new villain, and a new storyline (Hawkeye’s), plus allow for customization of the H.A.R.M. room, the in-game practice space that allows you to fight waves of increasingly difficult enemies. It’ll take a heroic effort to save Marvel’s Avengers, no doubt, but this update—the biggest since the game’s launch last fall—might just be enough to bring players back into the fold.

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