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Marvel’s Avengers Patch 1.6.0 Brings New Mission and Animated Nameplates

Marvel’s Avengers, Square Enix’s superhero game, is due to receive a brand new update that introduces some quality of life changes. This is considered a major patch, which adds numerous features and enhancements and some new missions and events that will ensure more entertaining gameplay. Titled 1.6.0, the update is scheduled to release today and diversify the weekly gameplay content and rotation.

Recent confirmations by Square Enix have brought to a conclusion that new events are needed in order to keep fans entertained. Furthermore, the update will add new Animated Nameplates, aka Temporal Assault Nameplates, to reflect and make players feel rewarded after completing the new events and missions better. These can be acquired by completing the weekly mission chain or daily mission on one Hero only, as subsequent completions will not award more nameplates. Instead, they will be available in the Marketplace.

The new Anomaly and Assault Events, including the Tachyon mission, will be there to spice up the fun even further. Tachyon Anomaly Event begins tomorrow, April 22, and will last until May 3. It will arrive on all platforms at the exact times found below:

  • PlayStation: 4/20 at TBA
  • Xbox: 4/20 at 9AM PT
  • Steam: 4/20 at 9AM PT
  • Stadia: 4/20 at 9AM PT

Without further ado, you can take a look at the patch notes below:

Tachyon Anomaly Event

The entire event begins on April 22 and lasts until May 3, and includes the Temporal Assault Event, a new Tachyon Rift Mission, lower-level Tachyon Rift Missions, and Animated Nameplates.

Temporal Assault Event

AIM’s tampering with time has led to periodic Tachyon Anomalies. Have more than one of the same Hero in your Strike Team and during matchmaking! Daily missions for this event reward Priority Set gear for the Hero you’re playing regardless of Level. Completing the weekly mission will reward 1 piece of gear from the Hivemind set per Hero above PL120. Each Hero below PL120 will get an Epic item instead.

New Tachyon Mission

The Tachyon Rift Mission: And We’re Back takes place in the city biome. Can you beat the clock?

Animated Nameplates

We’re introducing Temporal Assault Nameplates which are animated nameplates you can get to add some shine to your experience. You will receive an animated team nameplate as a reward for the first completion of the weekly mission chain or daily mission that can be used on any Hero! Subsequent completions will not award more nameplates. Additional Hero-specific nameplates are available in the Marketplace.

Custom HARM Room Updates

Added two new enemy groups to the Custom/Intel HARM Room – Dreadbots and Airborne. The Dreadbot groups are waves focused on Dreadbot enemies, and the Airborne group is themed around all flying enemies.

Operation Replay

You can now replay both Operation: Taking Aim and Operation: Future Imperfect to your heart’s content!

Reassemble Campaign & Avengers Initiative

  • Villain Sector missions now properly update and rotate with new missions.
  • A second Black Widow no longer appears at the War Table during the Mistaken Identity intro cutscene.
  • In the Hawkeyes mission, the mission’s outro no longer leaves the player on a still image for a prolonged period of time before progressing.
  • In The Light That Failed, activating a Major Artifact no longer causes issues in Iron Man’s flight tutorial.
  • Assignments no longer reset when switching between mission givers and faction terminals.
  • Resolved an issue on Global Presence where enemies may not spawn during multiplayer sessions.
  • Players can no longer go out of world on Tachyon Mission – Breakout due to rapidly flying through the map as Iron Man before parts of the environment appear.
  • Various stability optimizations and improvements.
  • Steam: Improved loading times.

Multiplayer and Matchmaking

  • Fixed an issue where PS5 and PS4 players did not transition successfully to the Quinjet upon War Zone completion.
  • Fixed an issue where players would sometimes have different NPCs at the helicarrier after matchmaking.
  • Fixed an issue where matchmaking could be disabled for players without their input.
  • Resolved an issue where a player could not join another player’s active War Zone session that they just left.
  • Turbulence Elite and Desert Vault Elite Missions appear correctly on the War Table.
  • Various matchmaking optimizations and improvements.

Art and Animation

  • Updated Kate’s <3 outfit name to “Heart.”
  • The tank prying animation on Secrets Within no longer appears broken.
  • Kamala’s hands no longer become erroneously gigantic when players press both a melee attack button and jump button at the same time while Embiggened.
  • Fixed an issue where crates and resource containers would flicker at longer distances.
  • Resolved multiple issues where aiming or using a ranged attack immediately before using a finisher could result in a bugged animation, inability to aim, or camera issues.
  • Added audio to Hawkeye Takedowns in the Marketplace in cases where there was no audio.

User Interface

  • Updated the Character select menu to more accurately reflect the clickable area to select a desired Hero.
  • Faction reward notifications no longer pop-up constantly during missions.
  • After defeating the Warbot in Family Reunion and watching the cinematic, the player’s HUD now properly appears.
  • Codex entry for the Elite Dreadbot is properly unlocked.
  • General UI improvements and fixes.

Combat

  • Fixed a rare issue where sometimes, the player would not be able to jump or fly after using a War Zone elevator.
  • Hawkeye’s Heroic abilities can now be activated immediately after grappling.
  • Fixed a rare issue where Kamala’s High Five would sometimes not fully stretch out and instead linger in front of her.
  • Fixed an issue where Adaptoids’ laser beams can continuously fire, despite being defeated.
  • Thor’s God Blast no longer knocks drones away prematurely, before Thor can finish casting the ability.
  • In Gathering of Evil, Abomination no longer gets stuck on the center structure.

Known issues and workarounds

  • If a player made progress in the Reassemble Campaign, and they attempt to re-enter the game with only a partial install of the game, they will crash when pressing a button to enter the Main Menu.
    We recommend that players fully install their game until this is resolved.

Amie Gammons

A huge fan of puzzlers. Would love to experience the world and takedown on every single and upcoming game title. In the free time love to sing, follow recent game rumors and try to decrypt them in the best possible way.

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