Marvel’s Avengers is on the up and up, introducing promising new content and downloadable skins about a year after it was released. While the game launched to a mixed bag of reviews from both critics and fans, it’s carved out a dedicated player base willing to follow it through highs and lows. Those players have been periodically rewarded with cool new in-game items, and an upcoming one does right by MCU and Black Panther fans.
Being introduced back in August, Black Panther is the biggest new character to land in Marvel’s Avengers since it launched. The character came as part of the War for Wakanda expansion, bringing a new story and a selection of skins for players to unlock. Those unimpressed with the customization offerings are now getting a new option, though, inspired by Black Panther’s Captain America: Civil War look, headed to the in-game store tomorrow, September 16.
Over on Twitter, the official Marvel’s Avengers account revealed the new skin. It’s an accurate depiction of the suit from Civil War, boasting the slick black pattern and silver Vibranium accents that the character is known for. The skin represents Black Panther’s first outing in the MCU, so it undoubtedly holds a special place for many fans of the character. Of course, Black Panther wears a full mask, so it makes it even more difficult to discern between the MCU and Marvel’s Avengers versions of the character, which has been a point of contention for some.
The Black Panther has been the protector of Wakanda for generations. 👑— Marvel's Avengers (@PlayAvengers) September 15, 2021
Inspired by the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Black Panther's "Marvel Studios' Captain America: Civil War" Outfit shows a man on a path of vengeance.
Get it in the Marketplace on September 16! pic.twitter.com/qvcFUfKL6f
This isn’t the first time that an MCU-inspired skin has come to Marvel’s Avengers, either. In fact, the game has slowly been trickling them out for nearly every character on the roster, including Captain America’s and Thor’s MCU appearance skins. There’s a healthy number of MCU movies to pick from for skins, so it wouldn’t be unsurprising to see more make it to the game at a later date.
Now, however, eyes are starting to look toward what’s next for the game beyond simple skins. Marvel’s Avengers released a 2021 roadmap for new content, which paints a better picture of where things are headed for the game. The most notable is, of course, Spider-Man coming to Marvel’s Avengers, though fans will also be getting the game’s first raid.
While it might not have been perfect at launch, Marvel’s Avengers is starting to add the content that fans have been asking for. There have been some rocky decisions made along the way, though the current direction for the Earth’s Mightiest Heroes is a good one.
Marvel’s Avengers is available now for PC, PS4, PS5, Stadia, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X.