For those who bought the Deluxe Edition of Marvel’s Avengers, you’ve probably started your quest to avenge the heroes on what happened on A-Day. For the rest of you who haven’t started yet, MP1st is here to bring you the top six Marvel’s Avengers game tips that you need to know before starting the game.
Some of these might seem like common stuff, but it bears mentioning all the same. Got that? Let’s dive in!
Marvel’s Avengers Game Tips
Do not touch the Avengers Initiative mode unless you’ve finished the campaign
You see Hulk’s face there angry and all? Yeah, thatll be you if you start the Avengers Initiative mode before you finish the campaign! Why? Well, the opening of it spoils the story of the campaign, which the game even reminds you of before starting.
Only start this if you want the story spoiled (which is excellent, by the way), and if you really, really need to play multiplayer ASAP. That said, your friends most likely won’t want the story spoiled for them, either, so best to get the campaign over with first.
Change setting on PS4 to “Performance” mode for a smoother experience
It’s a matter of preference whether you want the game to look the sharpest or perform the best it can. Personally, I prefer performance. While there are still frame rate dips from time to time, it plays much smoother and better than having images look extra sharper in 4K resolution. Your choice, of course, but for those who want to play Avengers as efficiently as possible, this is the way to go.
Don’t spend resources on gear early on
In missions, you’ll obtain various resources that you can use to upgrade your equipnment. While looter shooter vets already know this, some people’s first foray into these kind of games might be Marvel’s Avengers, and the same rule applies here: don’t spend resources needlessly unless you need to. So if you’re starting on, you might be tempted to upgrade your armor…don’t. You’ll find a better one in the next mission or the next. In short: it’s not worth upgrading items unless you’re doing endgame stuff.
Invest in block breaking attacks first
The amount of skills that you can obtain per hero in Avengers is a lot! You might be tempted to get upgrades for your supers or get the coolest looking one ASAP. That’s a bad idea if so. Early on, given your gear isn’t high enough and you don’t do enough damage, you’ll want to get rid of enemies quickly, and this will prove to be a problem for those enemies with shields.
Make sure to allocate the first few skill points you have for block breaking heavy attacks and block breaking AoE (area of effect) attacks that not only will make your life disposing of enemies faster, you’ll also end up helping your teammate out too.
Be cautious of the “Equip Best Gear” feature
To make things simpler for gamers, Crystal Dynamics has implemented a one-button answer to have your character equip the best gear. The thing is, it doesn’t always work as it should. Usually, it will give you the best gear in terms of raw numerical power value, but it won’t factor in the buffs and extra effects a piece of gear can do. So if you have a power 10 gear that has extra 20% buff to perform stun attacks after every Heroic ability, that’s better than a power 11 gear, right?
In short, check your gear yourself. Hey, even AI gets it wrong from time to time.
Learn to parry, and if you can’t, dodge
In Marvel’s Avengers, heroes can either dodge or parry almost every kind of attack. However, there’s a major difference in each. If you manage to successfully parry an attack, it usually gives a stun counter to the enemy, and usually, this is an area of effect too! That said, it is a bit harder to parry than to dodge given your Intrinsic meter (the one below your health bar) depletes when constantly trying this and failing (or even pulling it off), so you will need to learn how to dodge.
You know you’ve successfully dodged when there’s a brief slow motion effect that accompanies your character’s dodge. This leaves enemies vulunerable to attacks, but not as much as if you parried their attack.W
Well, there you have it! Do you have any tips for starting players? If so, share them down in the comments below! Marvel’s Avengers will officially launch this September 4 on the PS4, Xbox One and PC.
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