Marvel’s Avengers Will Feature A Loot Rarity System
Despite its lukewarm reception in regards to character design, Marvel’s Avengers still has a whole lot of fans excited for what is expected to be quite the wild ride as players take the wheel as Iron Man, Thor, Captain America, Black Widow, and The Hulk, One feature that was previously revealed was that players would be able to customize their heroes in “nearly limitless” ways, though there wasn’t really much detail given as to why. Now, it has been revealed that this will be possible due to a loot rarity system in use throughout the game.
The news comes by way of Marvel’s Avengers Creative Director Noah Hughes, who recently sat down with the folks at Wccftech to discuss various elements of the game. At one point, Hughes was asked whether there would be a rarity system that would feature different tiers, such as epic or legendary items. Hughes responded, saying that there would be gear that’s harder to get which would offer better perks for your heroes. “Yeah, definitely the equipment, the gear that you’ll be collecting,” Hughes said.
There’s plenty of gear that is much more difficult to acquire and it’s going to give you additional benefits. Part of the fun is to start as a very powerful superhero, but through the acquisition of skills and gear, I really feel like your tailoring that character. And part of that is a sense of difficulty to acquire that gear so that when you finally have it, it feels like a story. ‘I did this and now I’m ready for this bigger fight.’”
Hughes was then asked if players would be able to tweak the heroes’ iconic weaponry, with an example being Thor’s hammer being removed in place of a different weapon. “Yeah. And that’s the balance between the outfit and the gear,” Hughes said. “And in this context, we treat the design of the owner as part of the outfit. So he may have an outfit that expresses the beholder that was appropriate to that outfit, but he may have equipment that he can equip that is not visually expressed.”
Marvel’s Avengers releases for PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and through Google Stadia on May 15, 2020.
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