Superhero action MMO Marvel Heroes is going strong, and the team is happy to introduce Game Update 1.2: A massive gameplay and content patch complete with a new hero, modes, and -- well, let's see what the team has to say:
This is our biggest patch yet and it includes many things that you've been waiting for including our second post launch hero - Emma Frost, as well as Difficulty modes, a huge overhaul of the Defense system, new Unique items, stackable Relics, and much more. This patch represents a major step forward in the combat and item system for Marvel Heroes, with a complete retuning of survivability and defense across the board as well.
A rundown of the newest features to come in Game Update 1.2:
New Difficulty Modes
Heroic and Super Heroic modes are now available for all heroes. Players may unlock Heroic mode by defeating Doctor Doom or reaching level 30. Superheroic mode is unlocked by defeating Doctor Doom on heroic mode or reaching level 45. Increased difficulty also means increased experience and rewards!
Emma Frost Joins Marvel Heroes
Emma Frost has arrived in Marvel Heroes and brings her Omega level telepath skills to the Live servers! Emma Frost is truly unique and features several brand new game mechanics, including the ability to mind control others permanently as “minions” as well as instantly changing into her Diamond Form for tank-melee options.
The White Queen is ready to be added to your roster today! Purchase her in game, or through her special limited post launch Hero Pack!
Defense System Overhaul
Our defense system has been completely overhauled. Gearing for defense is now a very solid plan for any type of hero (ranged or melee). This is a major game system change that also includes improvements to how the Crit and Dodge ratings work. We think that these changes mark a significant upgrade to the overall Marvel Heroes experience.
Introducing Relics & Unique Items
We continue to revamp our item system and are pleased to introduce two new item types to the game. Relics are powerful fragments of epic civilizations across the Marvel universe. These offer bonus stats to your hero and can be stacked up to 999. Unique items are extremely rare and powerful, they can be slotted in any of the 5 basic item slots and offer various exciting abilities.
New Starting Area: Queens
Players starting the story from the beginning with any hero will be treated to a brand new starting quest. Your job is to stop an ongoing bank heist in Queens . This new quest concludes with an encounter with the always fortunate Black Cat.
Coming Soon: X-Defense
An awesome new end-game mode is coming to Marvel Heroes soon. Defeat wave after wave of unending mobs and Supervillains as they try to demolish Xavier's Mansion. This mode will scale in difficulty and rewards until you and your friends can’t handle it any longer.
Haven't heard of Marvel Heroes? This free-to-play action-packed title allows you to play a number of classic Marvel superheroes, each with dizzying levels of customization through fun and unique leveling systems, power trees, equipment, and a crafting system that packs a punch. Costumes both historical and modern style your experience as you plow through some of the most beloved locations in the Marvel Universe.
If you're playing, there's no better resource to cozy up to than the Official Marvel Heroes Wiki on Gamepedia. Give it a whirl, and you can check out stats and information on all the game's known heroes, villains, items, mechanics, environments, and more. Be sure to drop by and fill your noggin with everything you'll need to succeed.