Coming up March 24 the developers of ‘Marvel’s Avengers’ are reworking the War Table as part of Patch 2.3 with the goal of streamlining missions and to improve the overall user experience. In addition, we’re reworking the onboarding process for newer players to the game, including bringing back Nick Fury to the Helicarrier as a guide. Let’s get into the nitty gritty of exactly what we’re doing, as there are quite a few changes!
Drop Zones, Threat Sectors, and Hives
The first major change you’ll notice when interacting with the War Table on March 24 is that missions no longer change every 15 minutes. Instead Drop Zones and Threat Sectors appear on the War Table at all times, and HIVES will appear once you have reached a power level comparable to the range of the region it is found in. Each region now has a minimum power level and a suggested max power level; moving on at the suggested max power level will take you on a tour from region to region as your strength increases:
Eastern Seaboard – power level 1-25
Pacific Northwest – power level 25-50
Utah Badlands – power level 50-75
Snowy Tundra – power level 75-100
Future Wastelands – power level 100-125
Wakanda – power level 100-140
The dangerous Villain Sectors are now visible on the War Table without needing to grab the mission chain from Faction Mission Givers. Normal Villain Sectors Mission Chains rotate daily and are picked up per usual, while Elite Villain Sectors rotate weekly.
These are now always visible on the War Table; You no longer need to obtain coordinates to have Vaults appear. The related Daily Mission chain is acquired from the SHIELD terminal or mission giver. Elite Vaults rotate weekly.
Hero HARM Rooms now have a minimum Power Level of 1. Versions of HARM Challenges I-V will become a part of the priority HARM rotation; they still exist as part of the HARM challenge mission chain but will no longer be visible once completed.
The daunting Flashback Missions that ended with a boss fight have been replaced with Wasteland and Wakanda Threat Sectors. No Flashback Mission should end with a Villain Sector boss fight now. Rise and Shine now requires players to complete a mission in Quickmatch. Heroic Mission Chains (previously known as Iconic Mission Chains) now only show on a per Hero basis.
We’re also adding brand new missions to the War Table that you can hop into on March 24, including a new Vault and a Villain Sector.
This Hostile Earth- Threat Sector – Snowy Tundra
Desperate Times – Drop Zone – Future Wastelands
Cavorite Crash Site – Drop Zone – Future Wastelands
Blood from a Stone- Threat Sector – Future Wastelands
Wasteland Vault and Elite Wasteland Vault – Vault – Future Wastelands
Illusion of Truth and Unthinkable (Elite) – Taskmaster Villain Sector – Future Wastelands
Avengers Initiative Onboarding Rework
And for newbies – Nick Fury returns to the Helicarrier to guide newer players into the Avengers Initiative! You can speak to him at the War Table upon logging in to see what he’s been up to. In fact, he’ll replace JARVIS and Maria Hill’s narration in the beginning of the Avengers Initiative, during new tutorial videos, and in some missions. Although this is mainly for new players, existing players can go through this process with Nick Fury to catch up with him.
Quest/Mission Chain Onboarding Rework
As of now, there are a series of quests or mission chains that guide players to multiple mission types as a way of teaching new players how the Avengers Initiative works. Feedback has made it clear this can be confusing since there is minimal direction. The following changes will be made in Patch 2.3 to offer clarity and to properly explain the systems, missions, and how to begin your journey in the Avengers Initiative as you progress rather than one after another.
Reigning Supreme has been removed
Vault Onboarding has been removed
Hive Mind has been removed
The previous version of Cloning Around has been removed
Iconic Avengers unlocks when reaching power level 10
SHIELD Protocols unlocks when reaching power level 20
Beating the Odds unlocks when reaching power level 20
Inhuman Sanctuary unlocks when reaching power level 30
Last Avenger Standing unlocks when reaching power level 130
Mega Hive unlocks when reaching power level 130
Omega-Level Threat: Family Reunion unlocks when reaching power level 140
Discordant Sound Raid unlocks at power level 150
Elite Discordant Sound Raid unlocks at power level 160
The devs hope that these changes will work together to create a smoother and more efficient experience for both new and existing players.
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