Marvel’s Avengers expansion “Black Panther: War for Wakanda” will launch on August 17 as a free update to the core game, publisher Square Enix and developer Crystal Dynamics announced.
The expansion adds playable Super Hero Black Panther, two new villains, a new environment to explore, new enemies, the Birnin Zana Outpost, new solo or multiplayer Drop Zone and Threat Sector missions, and more.
Here is a full overview of the expansion, via Square Enix:
The “Black Panther: War for Wakanda” expansion adds to a game already packed with content, including eight other playable heroes, more than 25 hours of single-player campaign content (from the core release through the Expansion), and endless multiplayer action for up to four players. In addition, new modes and events are being introduced regularly, and dozens of outfits inspired by Marvel comics and movies are available to customize players’ favorite Super Heroes.
The story of the free “Black Panther: War for Wakanda” expansion revolves around King T’Challa, the Black Panther, devoted protector and current ruler of Wakanda. Blindsided by a betrayal and the resulting tragedy, T’Challa finds it difficult to entrust his duty to anyone else, even his sister Shuri, while also confronting those who wish to do Wakanda harm. When arch-villain Klaw’s forces threaten Wakanda’s safety, T’Challa must take the fight right to them to defend everything and everyone he holds dear.
Players will experience the game’s story and additional missions in the ongoing Avengers Initiative in the lush jungles of Wakanda, an entirely new environment and sole location of the world’s Vibranium. They’ll also get to explore the Royal Palace that overlooks Birnin Zana, known as “The Golden City,” in a new Outpost that contains Shuri’s laboratory, Zawavari’s chambers, and the Wakandan War Room.
Additionally, an all-access weekend for Marvel’s Avengers began today and runs through August 1 on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, PC via Steam, and Stadia in all regions where the game is available. Several limited-time special promotions are also available, including a 400 percent bonus to experience gained, a 50 percent-off sale in the in-game Marketplace, and the return of the “Tachyon Anomaly” event.
Marvel’s Avengers is available now for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC via Steam, and Stadia.