15 DLC Characters Revealed in Third ‘Marvel’s Avengers’ Data Leak
There is still more to say about Marvel’s Avengers. Ever since the Beta launched, a Reddit user who goes by 6plus4equals52 has been deciphering the code of the upcoming game. In it, he uncovered that a variety of clone characters would be made available at one point. I used an old Lego leak for the game to cross-reference its validity and it seemed to confirm their inclusion. Shortly after, an update to the Beta revealed more characters. It confirmed my theory of Captain Marvel being added as one of the first DLC characters. This weekend, the Beta was made available on Xbox and PC and it looks like some more upcoming characters got revealed as a result.
Let’s start with what everyone is interested in. The latest leak confirms that around 17 characters are planned for the game. 15 haven’t been officially announced yet alongside SpideAs such, the list of unannounced DLC characters is as followed:
- Black Panther
- Dr. Strange
- Winter Soldier
- Scarlet Witch
- Captain Marvel
- Kate Bishop
- War Machine
This is quite an extensive list for the Avengers Initiative plans. There is a good chance that some of these characters already have in-game models. We have known that Ant-Man would show up ever since his reveal at last year’s E3. At first, we assumed that these characters will be purely available through DLC. Last time, I did question if there is some chance that characters could be unlocked through the main story mode. We still don’t know how Captain America will return in the story but a part of it will be to slowly unlock the various members throughout the game. The before-mentioned list of characters is all categorized alongside existing characters as “UnlockPlayableCharacter”. Here an excerpt from the code:
Now, what does this all mean? We know that Captain America and Iron Man need to be unlocked through the game. Hawkeye is also listed here as an unlockable character but will only be available through DLC. It throws a wrench into our previous theory but could confirm that some characters can only be unlocked after a certain part of the main story is finished. As such, you won’t be able to just wait out and access Hawkeye for early missions in the game. This would also be in line with how the last War Table placed Hawkeye as part of a follow-up to the Reassemble storyline.
We still have to wait for official confirmation but the appearance of Black Panther confirms my theory based on the Lego. The only question remains which characters are unique and which ones will be clones. The following characters would be the easiest to connect:
- Iron Man – War Machine
- Hulk – She-Hulk
- Black Widow – Mockingbird
- Captain Marvel – Mar-Vell
- Hawkeye – Kate Bishop
- Dr. Strange – Scarlet Witch
There is one more aspect that is interesting about this leak. It confirms the addition of a few other characters that might appear throughout the story. It mentions iconic Marvel characters Ultron, Vindicator, and Monica. The last name could be a connection to Monica Rameau but there is no definitive proof for that The Reddit post also mentions Red Hulk and Deathlok, but I couldn’t confirm this while going through the code that was provided. Still, in a game that will feature countless robots, Ultron seems like a safe bet as part of the story. With Vision as a playable character, he could also be a part of that character’s specific story missions. Whatever they have planned, these leaks are slowly showcasing what they meant when they said this will be an ambitious project.