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Marvel’s Avengers Update 1.44 Patch Notes (1.8.2)

01.000.020 on PS5.

by Dean James


Update 1.44 has arrived for Marvel’s Avengers and here’s the full list of changes and fixes added with this patch. This update brings us the next stage of the roadmap for Marvel’s Avengers that they laid out awhile back, this time introducing the Omega-Level Threat Missions among other things. Black Panther isn’t coming until next month, but there’s still plenty to be found in this update for sure. This one will be 1.8.2 overall on Square Enix’s side, while it will be update 1.44 on PS4 and 01.000.020 on PS5 specifically. Here’s everything new with Marvel’s Avengers update 1.44.

Marvel’s Avengers Update 1.44 Patch Notes

New Features

  • Omega-Level Threat: Family Reunion – It is time to the revisit the fight against the Super-Adaptoid from the Taking Aim Operation. Omega-Level Threat missions require full four-player Strike Teams at Power Level 145+, although Power Level 150 is recommended, and though players can run them as many times as they’d like, Omega-Level Threats award the highest-end gear for success once per week per account.
  • Multiplayer Mega Hives – Mega Hives now allow multiplayer in addition to single-player. The Exotic reward will now only be Hivemind gear. Completing the mission chain each week will grant you 2 Hivemind pieces, one focused on melee/ranged and the other focused on defense/Heroics. Players who fall and have no Heroes left can spectate the remaining players in the Strike Team.
  • Permanent Temporal Assault – Due to further tampering by AIM, the ability to play multiple of the same Hero in matchmaking and in Strike Teams is now permanent. We can’t wait to see how you take on Omega-Level Threat: Family Reunion and multiplayer Mega Hives with new Hero combinations now available. Thank you for the feedback!
  • Priority Mission Changes – We are removing the low-level Priority Mission and raising the Power Level of the high-level one to 140. The challenge rating for the Priority Mission cannot be changed. Completing the Priority Mission will grant players a guaranteed Exotic on a weekly basis.

Reassemble Campaign & Avengers Intiative

  • To Tame A Titan (Elite) is now visible on the War Table when the Reigning Supreme mission chain requires it to move forward. T
  • The lives counter in Mega Hives is removed. It has been replaced by the ability to use all your Heroes who are at the appropriate level.
  • In Abomination and Taskmaster Villain Sectors, the Adept Adaptoid no longer spawns in the ceiling, which previously made it difficult to reach.
  • Enemies now spawn in correctly in Last Avenger Standing and Forest Hive.
  • In Beating the Odds, localized voice over no longer plays at the same time as English voice over.
  • Fixed an issue in Mega Hives where a defeated Hero would remain defeated and unusable even after starting the Mega Hive from the beginning.
  • After a Hero is defeated in Mega Hives, the menu to choose another Hero no longer abruptly appears. There is a short pause between.

Multiplayer & Match Making

  • In Beating the Odds during multiplayer, the audio no longer drops during the cinematic that takes place right after defeating Monica.

Art & Animation

  • Captain America’s “Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Endgame” Outfit’s shield is now oriented correctly on his back so the star faces upwards.
  • Roy no longer appears in the Customizable HARM Room. Don’t worry, he doesn’t have feelings.
  • When Hulk performs the This is Child’s Play Takedown, the enemy now flies in the correct direction. Hulk does not have telekinesis after all.

User Interface

  • After opening and closing the Operations Menu with a controller, players can now reopen the menu with a mouse.

Gear, Challenges & Rewards

  • Certain Epic Hero set gear items no longer drop with stats as if it was Power Level 1.

Known Issues & Workarounds

  • In the Mega Hive, placeholder code incorrectly appears on screen in the Hero selection menu after a Hero is downed. This code is supposed to show that players have 30 seconds to select another Hero.
  • The My Life as a Weapon mission incorrectly shows two pieces of SHIELD gear as the reward instead of one piece.

The Omega-Level Threat Missions are definitely the biggest part of this update, but there’s also some important additions in other areas as well. As requested, Mega Hives now finally allow multiplayer with this latest update, as well as revamping the Priority Missions and the Exotic Gear dropped from them. The other fan request here too is that ability to play as multiple of the same Hero in matchmaking and in Strike Teams.

While Marvel’s Avengers has had a rocky time since launch with maintaining a player base, it appears the development team is actively listening to fan requests in the game. Hopefully the upcoming updates will be what really gets players to flock and stay with the game moving forward so that more fan requests can be fulfilled in future updates.

Marvel’s Avengers is available for PS5, Xbox Series X/S, PS4, Xbox One, PC, and Stadia. For more information regarding this patch, visit the official Marvel’s Avengers website.

- This article was updated on July 27th, 2021

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