Square Enix stirred up some controversy when they first announced Spider-Man as a post-launch hero coming to Marvel’s Avengers — but only on the PlayStation platform. A year later, and we finally have a confirmed release date for everyone’s favorite web-slinger: November 30th, along with patch 2.2.
The With Great Power Hero Event features Peter Parker partnering with the Avengers to stop AIM from acquiring powerful technology. Unlike the rest of the Avengers, Parker keeps his identity a secret, and forms a friendship with Ms. Marvel and Black Widow as they join forces in the fight against AIM.
The press release doesn’t break down Spidey’s abilities, but teases that he has unique movement and combat abilities. I should hope so! Although Black Widow has a few grapple and swing abilities that will probably feel familiar.
Also coming with the patch is a new four-player Raid, Discordant Sound. This high-end boss raid features the villainous Klaw and takes place after the War for Wakanda expansion, as he returns to destroy the advanced African nation.
To have a chance against Klaw, you’ll need the best gear. Maximum power levels are being increased to 175 from the previous cap of 150. With the patch you can recycle higher power gear to upgrade your current equipment, in case you want to stick with your favorites.
Finally, the patch adds a way to earn real-money cosmetics (like costumes) through shipments, which are basically random loot boxes. Shipments cost 500 Units, which are earned through playing the game. One shipment pulls from a collection of 250 items, with a small chance to reward a premium outfit. Outfits are guaranteed after claiming 100 shipments, to give you an idea of the drop rarity.
Spider-Man will remain exclusive to the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 versions of Marvel’s Avengers, though patch 2.2 and the rest of the content is available for everyone. Marvel’s Avengers is also available on Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Stadia, and Steam PC. It’s rated T for Teen.