Marvel's Avengers adds Bucky Barnes hero in Update 2.7 on November 29

The latest update for Marvel’s Avengers will drop on November 29th, and include the long-awaited AIM Cloning Labs endgame content and a new, playable hero: Bucky Barnes in the ‘Winter Soldier‘ scenario.

Omega Level Threats are the most difficult content in the game, but bestow the best rewards for completing them. Which, in this case, is power level 185 gear. Players will once again confront Monica and MODOK, and battle against cloned villains in teams of four. The raid will require players to coordinate and have a power level of 175 to attempt.

Bucky Barnes, the Winter Soldier, will be added as a new assault-focused hero that has combined skills from Black Widow and Captain America, as well as his own unique skills. Completing the mission chain launching alongside the new hero will reward his iconic outfit.

Cloning Lab Omega-Level Threat

As seen in the No Rest for the Wicked warzone, Monica has revived MODOK but was unable to bring him under her control. The monstrous genius has now taken over AIM’s Cloning Lab, AIM’s most precious base and the source of the cloned villains that have plagued the Avengers. From there MODOK intends to take back up his crusade against powered individuals and you must stop him once and for all before he can put his plans into action.

This Omega Level Threat is a new end-game challenge headlined by a climactic confrontation with the deranged genius to end the danger once and for all. The Lab is a challenging AIM base that players will navigate before facing off one last time against MODOK in a grand multiplayer fight. MODOK has developed new tactics since players confronted him in San Francisco, and is designed to test our heroes in this new four-against-one fight.

As an OLT, Cloning Lab is designed to push a team of four high-level heroes, though it will be of similar accessible length to our previous OLT, Family Reunion. Cloning Lab requires Power Level 175 to enter will reward both new gear and higher-level gear than ever before, with the power-level cap increasing to 185.

Winter Soldier

Scott Porter joins our expanding Avengers’ cast as Cap’s old sidekick: James Buchanan ‘Bucky’ Barnes, The Winter Soldier, who has escaped captivity and rejoined his friend and allies. Scott is well known from Friday Night LightsHart of DixieUltimate Spider-ManAvengers Assemble, and reprises the role of Bucky from Lego Marvel’s Avengers. We can’t wait for you to see his take on The Winter Soldier, and you’ll first hear his work in our upcoming Winter Soldier motion comic.

The product of a Soviet black science program, The Winter Soldier emerged as a master assassin. He adds to the roster an almost purely assault-focused hero focused on dealing damage to his enemies in a variety of ways. Players will find multiple different builds and playstyles to embody that character fantasy, from the ranged marksman to an expert hand-to-hand combatant, to the deadly super-soldier.

While echoes of Bucky’s past training partners like Captain America and Black Widow can be seen in some of his move-set, he has made them his own and combined them with skills that flow from his Winter Soldier indoctrination and his cybernetic enhancements. Players will find all new animations, a new full skill tree, and heroic abilities all his own when they enter a mission as the Winter Soldier.

Winter Soldier will also launch with his own heroic mission chain that sees the Avengers help him regain his confidence in his capacity for good and deal with the trauma inflicted on him by his captors. Players that complete the mission chain will be rewarded with Bucky’s iconic outfit.

Beyond Update 2.7

Our next update past 2.7 will continue with the ongoing revisions and tuning to Heroes that we started in 2.6 and continue in 2.7. This ongoing process to continually ensure that each and every Hero feels as fully heroic as one of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes should.

We’ll continue releasing more details about 2.7 as we get closer to launch, including Winter Soldier’s backstory, first looks at Cloning Lab, outfit reveals, and more.

Thanks for journeying with us and Earth’s Mightiest Heroes!

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