New Hero - Doctor Strange!
The Sorcerer Supreme has joined the Marvel Heroes roster!
Dr. Strange is one of the most complex and powerful heroes we’ve added, with many spells straight out of the Book of the Vishanti itself and a cooldown-lowering mysticism
Special Weekend Events - Don't Fear the Reaper and More Cowbell Saturday!
As you may know, underway this week is our Don’t Fear the Reaper rotating boss event, but in addition, we’re having one of our biggest promotions yet on Saturday!
Join us for "More Cowbell Saturday" for a special gift, a special promotion, and an opportunity to play and chat with the Cow King, David Brevik himself!
Black Panther has received his level 52 design review this week. He will be monitored and metrics gathered over the next week for further changes and resolutions of anything that isn’t working as desired.
Fill key flavor gaps in Black Panther’s kit (i.e. Claws)
Move and condense the crowd control components in his kit, to further specialize powers in his kit (and eliminate PvP cooldowns in aggravating cases)
Improve build diversity by adding key powers for specific build archetypes (i.e. ranged)
A new ultimate!
NEW Fan of Knives – T’Chala throws a huge fan of knives, mowing down swaths of enemies.
Enervating Slash – Enhanced this power by allowing the bleed condition to stack up to 5 times.
Cryo-Dagger – Formerly Freezing Slash, T’Chala now throws his freezing dagger, leaving behind a frosty, slowing hotspot.
Slashing Lunge – We added an interaction effect with the Enervation bleed conditions. When this power hits a target with at least one stack of enervating bleeds, it consumes the bleed and deals 40% more damage for each stack consumed.
Triple Throw – This now deals more damage against slowed targets.
Scything Sweep – Lots of changes to this power - We improved animations to make it look good when used repeatedly, it inherited the weaken component from Predator’s Aim, and it applies the same bleed stacks as Enervating Slash.
Evasive Throw – Upgraded the slow condition to a stun.
Predator’s Aim – Cut this passive and merged its components to other powers.
Panther Slash – Converted into Claw Slash (see below).
Claw Slash – We’ve given Panther Slash a visual overhaul -- now features Black Panther’s iconic claws!
Stealthy Escape – This power serves the same functionality.
Predator’s Frenzy – Formerly Knockdown Strike, we overhauled the visuals of this power to also feature claws! It also now has bonus damage to elites and boss.
Knockdown Sweep – Now deals 200% damage while Stealthy Escape is active, and we increased its effective range to better align with its visuals.
Savage Strike – We left the functionality the same, but improved visuals with another animation to make it look better when used rapidly.
Blessing of Bast – We added a passive component which grants tenacity, mini-map radar, and spirit on hit. It retains its active cleanse component, of course.
Predator Leap – Functionality and visuals remain intact.
NEW Unseen Predator – Throw a small capsule onto the ground which erupts into a cloud of zero-visibility smoke. Black Panther is completely concealed while inside the smoke, allowing him to unleash attacks unseen (power usage won’t break stealth). He and his allies, while in the smokescreen, gain bonus dodge rating as well.
Agile Kick – Cut this power to eliminate power redundancy, but we moved its nice visual over to Savage Strike.
Panther Soul – We’ve rebuilt his passives from the ground up to offer desirable offensive and defensive affixes. This passive now grants damage rating, damage rating against unaware targets, defense rating, passive health regeneration, and bonus maximum health.
Jungle Snare – Functionality and visuals remain intact.
Panther Grace – This passive now grants attack speed, movement speed, critical strike rating, dodge rating, and a chance to evade projectiles.
NEW Mobile Mine Field – A new trap! It’s a gadget that deploys an array of mines that explode when enemies walk onto them.
Dora Milaje – Improved the visuals of the Doras – they now wield deadly spears!
NEW Wrath of Bast – His new Signature power invokes the wrath of the Panther God, smiting your enemies.
Vibranium Trap – Functionality and visuals remain intact.
Panther Sight – Cut. Affixes merged into other passives.
NEW Exalted of Bast – We’ve given Panther a new ultimate power that’s much splashier and more interactive. You’re surrounded by a deadly maelstrom bestowed Bast’s divine power. Fallen allies are brought back to their feet, and your whole party enjoys a potent buff for a time.
Red Room Reflexes now gives regular Damage Rating instead of conditional Damage Rating.
Item & Crafting Changes
Player’s inventories have had 20 additional slots added for free!
In addition, 30 more inventory spaces will be added as part of Team-Up Heroes next week.
Legendary Items have been reviewed! Many changes to these items have been made in order make them competitive with each other.
A new tab on the Crafter has been added! This tab, known as “Exchange”, allows players to trade in multiples of one unique item with various different recipes. This recipe is intended for the players who have reported getting the same unique over and over again and should give them something slightly better to do with their uniques than sell them for 200 credits. This is not intended as a way to make Unique items easier to acquire.
Boosts will now pause their duration while in hubs, PvP, and the S.H.I.E.L.D. Training Room!
Phase 1 of the Loki boss fight now will now wait more than longer before summoning more illusions. For those unaware of the mechanic: Loki cannot be damage in phase 1 without the illusions first being killed.
Phase 2 of the Loki boss fight - Loki won’t move around his room quite so much, but will teleport slightly more often. He will continue to move to get into range for his attacks, however.
Blob’s health in X-Defense & Manhattan has been reduced by 20%.
The health of the target dummies in the S.H.I.E.L.D. training room have been increased and should take approximately 20% longer to kill.
Cosmic Doop will be coming very, very soon!
Guild officers and leaders can type /motd to set their Supergroup "Message of the Day", which will be displayed for all supergroup members.
All members of a supergroup will have "Last Online" displayed next to their name showing the last time that user logged in.
Many more Supergroup changes are planned, including achievements, Supergroup leveling, and Supergroup quests.
Item Linking (beta phase)
Item Linking is now available for testing in a beta phase.
To link an item in chat, highlight it in your inventory and Shift-Left Click it with your chat window active to paste it into your chat.
Currently, you can link up to two items per message.
If players are found spamming this, please us the /report feature in-game.
Crafting and vendor windows have been redesigned for better readability and user-friendliness.
Number strings will now use commas! This means that damage numbers, stats, XP total, and any other numerical string in the game will use commas to make high-digit values easier to read.
Fixed an issue where players could get into a broken party state where they could not right-click party members to open the context menu.
A new terminal is available! Fight through waves of Purifiers in the trainyard to make your way to the Church of Purification where the Unstoppable Juggernaut himself waits! Juggernaut has two brand new artifacts that will only drop from him in level 60 Red and Cosmic versions!
A large amount of bugs have been fixed in this patch, from hero powers not functioning as expected, controls, UI, and item bugs.
Dr. Strange is now available!
Dr. Strange Defenders Costume
Black Panther Shuri Enhanced Costume
The Hero Buy One Get One is active for this weekend!
The Friends List is having some issues, such as showing people "logging on" when they zone and removing some players from your friend list (which will be messaged to you in chat and they should reappear when they login.) This will be resolved in next week's patch.
Double-clicking to switch a character does not function, you must click 'Switch'! This will be resolved when Team-Up Heroes are added to the roster.
There is an issue with Difficulty Modes where you can switch into a Difficulty Mode you otherwise would not have available. Will be resolved next week.
M'Kraan Crystal Rank 5 power is getting bonuses from your damage rating. Will be resolved in a future patch.