Marvel’s Avengers allows you to take on AIM from the comfort of your home with a full Avengers roster. It’s a full-priced game but retains free-to-play trappings like battle passes and microtransactions. Are they fairly priced? Debatable. Here’s how the premium costs work in Marvel’s Avengers.
What is a battle pass?
A battle pass is a monetization method often found in free-to-play games.
The term refers to a popular framing for tiered unlockables that the player can receive for completing specific tasks or leveling up. Battle passes often cost around $10 (or the in-game currency equivalent) and need to be repurchased after a previously denoted time period usually referred to as “seasons.”
For example Apex Legends, Fortnite, and Call of Duty: Warzone all require players to purchase a new battle pass once a season ends. Each of these aforementioned games allows you to earn back what you spent on the battle pass (in the in-game currency equivalent) if you complete the majority of the battle pass, enabling the player to buy it again once the time period concludes.
How does the battle pass system work in Marvel’s Avengers?
Despite being priced as a full $60 game, Marvel’s Avengers does include a battle pass variant called “Hero Challenge Cards.” Every Hero Challenge Card has 40 levels to tear through, through which the player can earn unique cosmetics for a character like skins, nameplates, and takedowns.
To progress a Hero Challenge Card, you need to complete daily and weekly challenges. Each playable character has their own Hero Challenge Card and unique rotation of challenges to progress it.