Marvel’s Avengers players will get to take on the role of Black Panther in the game’s next expansion, War for Wakanda. The free expansion will introduce Black Panther as the game’s newest playable hero next month.
The War for Wakanda expansion will release as free DLC for all Marvel’s Avengers owners on August 17, according to today’s announcement from Square Enix. A special episode of War Table is scheduled to take place one day prior on August 16 at 10:00 a.m. PT on the Crystal Dynamics Twitch channel. This is where the game’s developers will offer new details about War for Wakanda, including gameplay and trailers.
War for Wakanda marks the long-awaited debut of Black Panther as a playable character in Marvel’s Avengers. The expansion also includes two new villains and a new environment to explore. Players will head to Wakanda, where they can familiarize themselves with the Birnin Zana Outpost, which features The Wakandan War Room, Shuri’s laboratory, and Zawavari’s chambers. You can catch an early look at Black Panther in the Marvel’s Avengers tweet below.
Those interested in trying out Marvel’s Avengers can do so during the game’s all-access weekend, which began today and continues through August 1. The all-access weekend for Marvel’s Avengers is available on PS5, PS4, Steam, and Stadia. Progress will carry over for those who buy the game on the same platform after the all-access period ends. To further commemorate the all-access weekend, players can enjoy a 400% bonus to experience and temporary discounts in the in-game Marketplace.