No longer will you need to fight for the right to play as your favourite Avenger, as the Tachyon Anomaly Event is bringing heroes from different timelines together in Marvel’s Avengers – meaning you can construct a Strike Team consisting solely of the Hulk if you want. Or Thor. Or Iron Man. Like we said, you can go completely nuts.
“AIM's tampering with time has led to periodic Tachyon Anomalies,” the lore explains. “Whenever these events occur, Avengers from different timelines can converge in a single location and take on the world's threats together. The first Tachyon Anomaly is happening from 22nd April to 3rd May and allows players to form teams of more than one of the same hero.”
As part of the promotional period, Crystal Dynamics is introducing Temporal Assault Nameplates – or, to word this another way, animated nameplates. You’ll get a team-themed one for free by completing the weekly mission chain being added on 22nd April, but character specific ones will also be released on the Marketplace on the same date.
Look, there’s a lot of words here to effectively say a couple of things: new missions will allow multiple people to play as the same character, and animated nameplates are on the way. We know that Marvel’s Avengers’ reputation is somewhat in the gutter, but at least Crystal Dynamics is taking steps to enhance the overall experience.