Marvel's Avengers July update will let players be the same hero

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After testing the feature in a time-limited event called Tachyon Anomaly, Marvel's Avengers will let multiple players in the same team play the same hero permanently as of its next update.

Square Enix detailed this and other upcoming changes to the live-service beat-em-up in a Roadmap update for July (opens in new tab): "Finally, due to your feedback, we're permanently turning on the ability to play multiple of the same Hero during matchmaking and when forming Strike Teams." If you ever played Marvel Heroes and enjoyed seeing three Hulks running around together, you'll get a kick out of that.

Also coming in July is Omega-Level Threat: Family Reunion, which Square Enix calls "our toughest content to date… which culminates in a chaotic fight against the Super-Adaptoid – this time, with astonishing new abilities." Multiplayer mega hives are getting harder too, but will be faster to complete because the amount of heroic gauntlets needed will be cut in half.

Beyond that, there's the War for Wakanda expansion planned for August, which will come with the addition of Black Panther as a playable hero, new villains including Klaw, and costumes inspired by the Marvel movies.

Jody Macgregor
Weekend/AU Editor

Jody's first computer was a Commodore 64, so he remembers having to use a code wheel to play Pool of Radiance. A former music journalist who interviewed everyone from Giorgio Moroder to Trent Reznor, Jody also co-hosted Australia's first radio show about videogames, Zed Games (opens in new tab). He's written for Rock Paper Shotgun (opens in new tab), The Big Issue, GamesRadar (opens in new tab), Zam (opens in new tab), Glixel (opens in new tab), Five Out of Ten Magazine (opens in new tab), and Playboy.com (opens in new tab), whose cheques with the bunny logo made for fun conversations at the bank. Jody's first article for PC Gamer was about the audio of Alien Isolation, published in 2015, and since then he's written about why Silent Hill belongs on PC, why Recettear: An Item Shop's Tale is the best fantasy shopkeeper tycoon game, and how weird Lost Ark can get. Jody edited PC Gamer Indie from 2017 to 2018, and he eventually lived up to his promise to play every Warhammer videogame.