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Marvel's Avengers to Add Kate Bishop Post-Launch

Crystal Dynamics reveals new post-launch hero Kate Bishop and more for Marvel's Avengers launch War Table livestream.

Only days away from launch, developer Crystal Dynamics, in association with Eidos Montréal and publisher Square Enix released episode of War Table livestream for upcoming superhero action-adventure game Marvel's Avengers.

Following reveal of hero Clint Barton AKA Hawkeye, mentions of Kate Bishop was found within Beta code as a playable character and today, she is finally announced to join her mentor in first post-launch content lineup in a new trailer.

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Marvel's Avengers to Add Kate Bishop Post-Launch

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In a new official trailer, Marvel's Avengers reveals master archer Kate Bishop for post-launch Operation.

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Earlier last month, first-look of Clint Barton was unveiled as a free post-launch hero for Marvel's Avengers. Fans soon started to speculate that his protégé may also be added and their theory gets officially confirmed by Crystal Dynamics.

Fan-favorite voice actor Ashly Burch provided dialogues for Kate Bishop, who originally debuted in Young Avengers comics. Whereas Clint often acts irresponsible, she seems to be his character contrast that appears to be a bit more mature.

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She will be introduced in Operation: Taking AIM that will directly tie to the end of "Reassemble" campaign and Kate will face off a new villain. She may also show up alongside original Hawkeye later in his own Operation: Future Imperfect.

Marvel's Avengers have amassed over 6 million players during Beta and promises to offer much more on day one of release. Crystal Dynamics recommends starting with single-player story campaign featuring M.O.D.O.K. and Ms. Marvel.

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Avengers Initiative details on weekly events, game modes, new heroes and more in latest War Table stream.

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Today's broadcast of War Table begins with a brief tribute for actor Chadwick Boseman (Gods of Egypt, Marshall), who played Black Panther in Marvel Cinematic Universe, who passed away recently due to colon cancer on August 28, 2020.

Crystal Dynamics and Square Enix stated to have altered the War Table stream out of respect for Boseman and his family, which led many to believe that Marvel's Avengers originally had plans to reveal Black Panther as next free hero.

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Chadwick Boseman Tribute

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You can either start with your campaign adventure or join up with friends to access Avengers Initiative and start leveling up your Avenger. On daily and weekly basis, there will be gameplay challenges for everyone to increase playtime.

Contents and rewards cycle may get reset frequently with rotating bunch of missions daily or weekly. Currently there are two factions that belong to Inhumans and S.H.I.E.L.D., providing you assignments and handful of small objectives.

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In-game vendors are there to offer you items from a rotating inventory and various cosmetics like emote, nameplates and outfits. Players can also come across these cosmetics by crushing strongboxes found during mission playthrough.

Special missions at villain sectors are for epic boss battles, especially when your power reach level cap of 150. Seek out hidden S.H.I.E.L.D. Vaults across the globe for resources that are left behind by Nick Fury before he went missing.

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S.H.I.E.L.D. Substation Zero Outpost

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Avengers Initiative will be rolling out seasonal and weekly in-game events on a regular basis to keep everyone engaged. S.H.I.E.L.D. Substation Zero outpost run by Commander Maria Hill will become available after launch as a social space.

AIM's Mega Hives and Secret Lab are to follow up as well for co-op teamwork experience once a week. Players are on a limited time window to complete task and then take part in a major boss fight afterwards against a group of heroes.

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Following release of campaign focused on Kate Bishop in late October, Hawkeye will be arriving on November 2020. Previous leak from Beta hints at inclusion of Captain Marvel, She Hulk and War Machine at some point in near future.

Marvel's Avengers offering known characters as playable heroes post-launch other than original team is surely a treat for long-time fans. Given its live-service model of business, there will be a steady supply of contents for years to come.