Although exclusive to PlayStation owners, Spider-Man finally debuts in Marvel's Avengers on November 30. Crystal Dynamics took a whole different path with Spidey. Instead of calling it an "Operation," the developers are calling the addition of Spider-Man a "Hero Event." It just means that Spider-Man won't bring any missions with him. You'll understand Peter Parker's story through a series of audio diaries, as well as illustrated cutscenes unlocked as you complete character-specific challenges in Marvel's Avengers. However, there is a brand new Discordant Sound Raid that can be done for new gear and rewards. Here's how to unlock Spider-Man in Marvel's Avengers.
Unlock Spider-Man in Marvel's Avengers
In order to unlock Spider-Man as a playable character in Marvel's Avengers, you'll need to start the new With Great Power event. New and old players can directly start playing as Spider-Man. To play as Spider-Man, go to the War Table and click on the option in the Avenger's Initiative. Another good thing is that you don't need to play all of the campaign missions from the original story or newer updates to play as Spider-Man in Marvel's Avengers.
However, note that Spider-Man is only available to those who own a PlayStation copy of Marvel's Avengers. The character was added as a free DLC, but without any personal missions. You can complete some Spidey-specific challenges. In Marvel's Avengers, Spider-Man is still young (in his early twenties) and is looking for a way to balance his dual identity.
What can Spider-Man do?
Similar to previous Avengers, Spider-Man also has his own unique abilities and powers. He's more of a support character and most of his moves are centered around rounding up a group of enemies or stunning them for other Avengers. Spider-Man feels nimble and quick, and his Spidey sense gets you out of tight spots.
Like all the Avengers before him, Spider-Man also has three heroic abilities. His Web-Bomb ability deals area of effect damage and is naturally useful when dealing with many enemies and causes the new webbed status effect on enemies. Once this status effect bar is full, a webbed enemy becomes somewhat stunned and much easier to kill.
Our first raid, Spider-Man for PS4/PS5, an overhaul of earned gear and cosmetics, a power level boost, and more is coming November 30!
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Spider-Man's next ability is the Spider-Drone. This hovering AI partner fires webs at any enemy within a set radius. You can choose whether you want it to follow you or stay in a certain area. Finally, we have Spider-Man's ultimate ability, the Wrecking Ball. It creates a huge ball of webs that smashes to the ground to deal damage to anyone nearby. This new Spider-Man is a whole new take on Insomniac's version and it will be interesting to see how he fits into his new team.
Marvel's Avengers is available now on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S and PC.