Marvel Heroes 2016 is the premier Marvel MMO-ARPG that you have been waiting for! Play as the Avengers, Guardians of the Galaxy, X-Men and more. Battle infamous villains such as Dr. Doom, Loki, Magneto to save the universe.
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Release Date: Jun 4, 2014

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June 3

Celebrate our 3rd Anniversary!

Saturday, June 4, marks the third anniversary of the launch of Marvel Heroes – now known as Marvel Heroes 2016 – and we invite everyone to join the celebration! The festivities begin Friday, June 3, with an all-day stream from Beginning at 11:00 a.m. PDT, Gazillion staff will tag-team throughout the day, as they each speak to their roles on the game and answer questions from viewers. There may even be the occasional surprise reveal…

The in-game celebration begins this Friday as well, with the return of some of our most popular gameplay events (Midtown Madness and Mystic Mayhem), a server-side boost to experience points, and a few other surprises.

6/3 to 6/9- WEEK 1 Events!
  • Midtown Madness All Week - Head to Midtown for a chance at very rare items such as the Midtown Fortune Card, an increased chance to roll cosmic or unique items, and more! Patrol Boosts return to the store as well.
  • Mystic Mayhem - Defeat the Demon Lord N’astirh in Infernal Limbo, Legendary Mystic Scroll drops, higher rare rune drop rates, Strike on Limbo mission, and more!
  • Cosmic Leveling Boost - Receive a boost when Cosmic Leveling!
  • 163% server side XP Bonus - Just as it sounds, a +163% XP bonus all week!
  • Brood Danger Room Tournament
6/3 to 6/9- WEEK 1 Sales!

For the first week of our 3rd Anniversary Celebration, we're extending our 15% Bonus G sale as well as our Hero and Costume BOGO sale!

This is just the beginning so stay tuned for more details on this month long event!

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May 6

Marvel's Captain America: Civil War hits Marvel Heroes 2016!

Marvel Heroes 2016 also begins the first part of its Civil War Event and rollout of costumes inspired by Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War this weekend, beginning with Captain America and Iron Man. The rollout continues over the next couple of weeks, with new costumes for Ant-Man, Black Widow, Black Panther, War Machine, Winter Soldier, Hawkeye and Scarlet Witch – even Spider-Man!

  • Crossbones in Patrol Modes - Crossbones and his band of mercenaries have begun terrorizing civilians in Hightown Patrol, Industry City Patrol and Midtown Manhattan Patrol. It is up to our heroes to go in there and stop him before more innocents are caught in the crossfire!
  • Madripoor Bazaar Chase - Maria Hill and S.H.I.E.L.D have been busy tracking Crossbones and have located him in a heavily populated Bazaar located in Madripoor. Many innocent civilians are trapped and only our heroes can go in and help them! The chase ends with a confrontation with Crossbones that will have a very polarizing effect on the world and their opinions on super heroes.
  • Bonus Experience - All of the playable heroes in Captain America: Civil War will get 50% bonus experience! This includes Captain America, Iron Man, Winter Soldier, Black Panther, Hawkeye, Ant-Man, Black Widow, War Machine, Scarlet Witch, Vision and Spider-Man! Plus 50% base bonus experience for all playables.
  • Giveaways - REDEEM the code TEAMCAP to unlock Captain America! or REDEEM the code TEAMIRONMAN to unlock Iron Man! *Codes expire 11:59 PM Monday May 9th.


  • Civil War! - After the events of Madripoor, lines are drawn between Super Heroes and you must choose a side! Raise you influence with your team by doing daily missions and hunting down Super Villains. Will you do what it takes to ensure your side is the winning side, even if it means fighting other Super Heroes?
  • Tournament - Prove your allegiance by working with other players in a Civil War tournament, where the rewards are not based on individual placement, but team performance!
  • Bonus Experience - All of the playable heroes in Captain America: Civil War will get 100% bonus experience!


  • All the new Civil War related game content from the previous 2 weeks!
  • All the new Civil War related event content from the previous 2 weeks!

  • Bonus Experience - All of the playable heroes in Captain America: Civil War will get 150% bonus experience!

For any additional questions, please check out our Marvel's Captain America: Civil War Event forum post

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"If you’re looking for a game that effectively meshes elements of both the MMO and ARPG genres and you love (or don’t mind) the Marvel IP, you can’t really go wrong with Marvel Heroes."

"Offering an unparalleled amount of raw gaming fun, deep progression systems, and a seemingly never ending stream of meaningful gameplay updates, Marvel Heroes 2015 is a game that continues to improve and impress at every turn in the road. ...Gazillion has left no stone unturned in its commitment to make Marvel Heroes 2015 the best it can be. It offers simple enough systems for even the most casual of online gamers to immediately grasp, and enough depth that it was easily one of our most played titles of 2014."
Ten Ton Hammer

“Marvel Heroes 2015 is one of the strongest, most energized free-to-play titles out there that is truly free-to-play.”

“Since there is no initial cost, and even other characters and costumes can be unlocked for free, we highly recommend you give it a spin. Even if you ignore all the crafting, and extras, the games’ storyline and artwork are worth experiencing.”
Gaming Trend

“Marvel Heroes combines the best of the MMO genre with the best of the Action RPG genre.”

"Fun, varied, large and ever expanding, no comic fan should miss trying the relaunch of which may end up becoming one of the leaders of the genre." (Translated)

About This Game

Marvel Heroes 2016 is the Marvel MMO ARPG that you have been waiting for! Play as Iron Man, Star-Lord, Thor, Wolverine, Hulk, Spider-Man, Captain America and many more as they team up to try and stop Doctor Doom from devastating the world with the power of the Cosmic Cube. Marvel Heroes 2016 features a deep leveling system unique to each Super Hero, diverse locations set across the expansive Marvel Universe, a robust crafting system, action-packed player-versus-player (PvP) and much more. Marvel Heroes is a free-to-play Massively Multiplayer Action RPG for PC created by David Brevik, the visionary behind Diablo and Diablo 2 with an extensive original story crafted by Marvel super-scribe Brian Michael Bendis.

About the Author: The story of Marvel Heroes 2016 is crafted by comic book super scribe Brian Michael Bendis (Ultimate Spider-Man, New Avengers, House of M, Secret Invasion, Avengers vs X-Men and many more).

About the Story: The Cosmic Cube is a device of untold power capable of changing the very fabric of reality at the whim of its possessor. The brilliant but malevolent Dr. Doom has the Cube, and with it he aims to reshape the world in his own image. Determined to succeed where the Cube's previous wielders have failed, Doom has lined up villainous allies to prevent the super-heroes from interfering. Can you unravel Doctor Doom's sinister plan and stop him before it's too late?
Marvel Heroes 2016 combines core gameplay elements of Diablo with the expansive library of characters from the Marvel Universe.

Key Features

  • Engage in Action-RPG-style gameplay, but in an MMO world.
  • Team up online with your friends, or play solo.
  • Randomly generated environments are different every time you play.
  • Collect and play as your favorite Marvel Super Heroes including Iron Man, Thor, Black Widow, Captain America, Star-Lord, Wolverine, Hulk, Storm, Dr. Strange, and many others.
  • Choose from a list of fan favorites from the Avengers, X-Men, Guardians of the Galaxy, Fantastic Four, and every corner of the Marvel Universe.
  • Build your character using a library of spectacular powers appropriate to your hero.
  • Play through hours of story content, or try out many of our other numerous game modes such as X-Defense, Holo-Sim, and more!
  • Marvel Heroes 2016 features the first ever raid in an Action-RPG, gather friends and take on Surtur!
  • Customize your character with a library of costumes from Marvel’s rich history.
  • Summon other heroes to fight along side you with Team-Ups, such as Falcon, Firestar, Drax, Gamora, and Groot.
  • Discover an endless variety of gear to increase your hero's power.
  • Explore the Marvel Universe in a story crafted by comic book super-scribe Brian Michael Bendis.
  • Visit famous locations from the Marvel Universe, from Avengers Tower to Mutant Town to the Savage Land.
  • Smash through hordes of iconic Marvel enemies, such as the dreaded Purifiers and the legions of HYDRA.
  • Face off against dozens of super-villains.
And It's All free-to-play With Marvel Heroes!

System Requirements

Mac OS X
    • OS: Windows Vista 32/64, Windows 7 32/64, Windows 8 32/64, Windows 10 32-bit
    • Processor: Core 2 DUO 2.1 GHz / AMD Athlon X2 2.1 GHZ or better
    • Memory: 3GB
    • Hard Disk Space: 30GB*
    • Video Card: Shader Model 3.0 Compatible with 512MB VRAM (Nvidia 8800 Series, ATI HD3800 Series, Intel HD 3000)

    *30GB is required for installation. After installation, Marvel Heroes will require 15GB of storage.
    • OS: Windows 7 64-bit, Windows 8 64-bit, Windows 10 64-bit
    • Processor: Current Generation Quad Core (Intel Core i7, Core i5 or AMD FX Series)
    • Memory: 8GB
    • Hard Disk Space: 30GB*
    • Video Card:Discrete video card with 2GB of VRAM (Nvidia GTX 600 or 700 Series, AMD R9 or HD7900 Series)

    *30GB is required for installation. After installation, Marvel Heroes will require 15GB of storage.
    • OS: OSX 10.8 Mountain Lion
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo
    • Memory: 4GB
    • Hard Disk Space: 30GB*
    • Video Card: Discrete or Onboard GPU with 512MB VRAM (Nvidia 9600m GT, Intel HD 4000)

    *30GB is required for installation. After installation, Marvel Heroes will require 15GB of storage.
    • OS: OSX 10.10 Yosemite
    • Processor: Current Generation Quad Core (Intel Core i7, Core i5, Xeon)
    • Memory: 8GB
    • Hard Disk Space: 30GB*
    • Video Card: Discrete GPU with 2GB of VRAM (Nvidia GTX Series, AMD FirePro Series)

    *30GB is required for installation. After installation, Marvel Heroes will require 15GB of storage.
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( 1,375.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
Love this game. It's just getting better and better all the time try it.
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( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
Game doesn't even load past the red Marvel Screen... At this day and age this is unforgivable.
Googled the issue and it seems widespread but with no clear fix.
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( 864.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
The amount of change this game has undergone since launch till now is amazing and commendable, wasnt much in the ways of player-assist or efficiency back then, but its a great game now for professional players and casual players alike, with so much to offer!
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( 9.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
With all of the P2W games out there it is a relief to find something that is truly Free To Play. I've only paid 2.49 into this game so far and I've already unlocked 12 heroes and haven't had time to max all of my characters to 60 as of yet. The community is extremely helpful and the devs interact quite often.

Before you jump into the game I'd suggest doing some research on the free characters that you have to choose from (which I didn't do). This would make your start a lot more effective to learn about the characters before you choose your first to level past level 10. You can play all of the characters to level 10 but that doesn't really tell you what the characters are capable of and how they operate at higher levels and how easy it is to get the optimal gear.

The only reason that you would need optimal gear at 60 is to get into raids. Raids are the only downsidey-ish (this is my review and I can make up any wordy-things that I want) thing to this game. Unless you have friends playing, or you join a supergroup/guild, it is kinda hard to get into raids. That being said I haven't noticed this as yet because I am busy levelling my characters.

As a game I give this an 8/10 and as a free to play game I give it a 10/10.
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( 67.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
You can play as Deadpool and he says some funny stuff
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The Queen in the North
( 314.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
As someone who hadn't played any MMO RPG's, Marvel Heroes is the best choice I ever could have made in a game. I can play for hours and always be doing something new and as a huge Marvel fan before the game, I find myself coming out of game an even bigger fan. Plus Gaz does a lot of fun MCU tie ins, which I really love. A must have for Marvel fans!
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( 1,775.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
It's pretty good
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( 0.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
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Shalom, Buenos Dias
( 118.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
if you-re a x-men legend or MUA fan, skip this one out.
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( 1,142.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
this game is one of the best game i've played .totally recommend this game
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31 of 33 people (94%) found this review helpful
8 people found this review funny
4.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 4
This game is like a homeless drug addict that managed to become a millionaire in two years. One of the few Free-to-Plays that make you want to spend money out of respect to how good the game is.
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17 of 18 people (94%) found this review helpful
725.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 12
I feel qualified to leave a response for this game now that I've sunk a fair amound (~700) hours into it.

Marvel Heroes is an amazing Diablo-esque ARPG with elements of MMOs and the heart of City of Heroes/City of Villains elements thrown in, but they do more than that. I've been playing this game for almost a year, and I can safely say that anyone who grew up on DIablo 2 will be happy with a game like this and the new supergroup features that allow you to co-op with friends, acquaintances, and random group memebers more easily. the LFG (Looking For Group) tab also allows you to find new people to co-op with that are working on the same quests as you.

Even though the game is a bit old now, it's constant updates and aestethic art are very appealing. More than that, the characters are very well built! With over 50 characters to choose from (heros and villains alike) you can enjoy the game for free (yes, for free) without ever spending a dime! There is an in-game currency which drops while you play. This currency can be used to buy iconic Marvel heroes to play as, Marvel team-ups, one-time boosts, or anything else the Devs decide to make available. You can literally unlock every character, team-up, and a few inventory slots in the game without ever spending money. With that said, I need to disclose that I have spent money on this game to buy special in-game items and to support the amazing Devs who have made all 50 characters feel unique, release regular updates, include new content for free, hold events what feels like every week, and give freebies away on a regular basis.

Gazillion has done an incredible job of recapturing the feel of classic ARPGs in a format that will appeal to Marvel fans, hardcore and casual MMO players, and fans of ARPGs.
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20 of 26 people (77%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
85.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 29
Don't have to use cash for this game, only time.
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10 of 11 people (91%) found this review helpful
393.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 20
If you are looking for a great Free 2 Play MMOARPG, Marvel Heroes 2016 is an amazing choice. It's like Marvel's Ultimate Alliance meets Diablo 2. Not only is it a great game, it also has an amazing community and dev team to match. A portion of the dev team are very active on the forums and communicate with the members of the community as well as play the game themselves.

There's currently a nice mix of 57 playable characters such as Spiderman, Dr. Strange,Moon Knight, members of the Xmen, Avengers, Guardians of the Galaxy, Fantastic Four, Thunderbolts(Venom, Green Goblin, Elektra, etc.), and more! At the end of this month the 58th playable, Ultron, will be entering the game. You can test out all the characters to level 10 to see which one you want to unlock first. As you play the game you will earn in game currency which will allow you to unlock playable characters as well as other things like team ups and pets. You can level your playable characters all the way to Level 60..but just because you reach 60 doesn't stop progression! The Omega System is there to keep it going. Here you can continue to customize and develop your characters even further! Want a different look for your playable characters? There's currently 423 costumes, which is a whole hell of a lot of costumes! Costumes you mainly get from purchasing for real cash, HOWEVER each character you can unlock (just by playing), comes with a default costume. Once you reach level 60 you can choose to start back at level 1 and take them back to level 60(prestige). You can prestige them each numerous times, and each time you do it gives you a default costume. You can take 3 costumes to the crafter and blend them together for any random costume that in the game. Not only that but there is a small chance to get a costume as a loot drop as well. As you might notice some of the older costumes might not look as good as some of the newer ones, but don't worry as they have already started giving visual updates to them. Emma Frost is about to get one this month and it looks amazing.

Not only are there currently 57 playables, there's also 49 team ups that you can get to fight along side your playable heroes, most of which can be unlocked just by playing the game. There's also a slew of pets, a total of 45 pets so far, which include Bamf!, Doop, Spider Ham and a mini Blackbird! There's also tons of achievements where you can get special costumes, team ups, and other kool stuff.

There is one thing I do suggest you buying if you love collecting lots of loot.. stash tabs. This is one item that you can't normally get from just playing, you need to purchase them with real cash(you get a couple to start and you can get one this month though for free just buy playing). If you love the game it's definitely worth purchasing and showing the support and help fund the continued development of the game.

As far as content is concerned...This game has 3 different Patrol zones(Midtown Manhattan, Industrail City, and Secret Invasion) with 2 difficulties that you can play solo, group with up to 4 others, or just join people to complete missions and battle lots of villians in the Marvel Universe. There's an Age Of Ultron zone where you can team up with 4 other people to clear missions and battle Ultron. This mode will soon be getting an even greater difficulty. There are 13 boss terminals with 3 difficulty levels in which you can run solo or group up with 4 other people. They just recently released the Secret Invasion terminal which features Super Skrull and they are about to release the 14th, which is an Ultron terminal around the end of this month. There's a 10 chapter story mode that takes you to places like the Savage Lands, Asgard, and Latveria. They are about to introduce Dynamic Level Scaling to the game where you will never outlevel the zone you are in and you can play with your friends no matter what level they are. They also have 3 side story mission zones known as One Shots where you can do solo or up to 4 other players to take on Map Ape, Mr Hyde, Lizard, Kraven, and the Red Skull! Not to long ago, they also released the Danger Room which randomly generates secarios with different difficulty levels. You can solo them or group with up to 4 others(Cosmic difficulty is heavily aimed at group play). Marvel Heroes is also the first MMOARPG to introduce Raids! There are currently 2 different 10 man raids, one that takes place in Muspelheim where you battle the might Surtur(2 difficulties with different mechanics), and the other takes you Marvel Heroes version of the Axis story line where you battle a jacked up Red Skull/Onslaught(currently one difficulty). They will also be introducing a 5 man version of the Muspelheim raid soon. There's also 2 older modes that will be getting an overhaul down the road, the SHIELD Holo Sim and X Defense modes. Currently Holo Sim is a mode where you can take on waves of enemies that escalating difficulty that can be done solo or with one other person. Currently X Defense is aimed at group play for up to 5 players. Here you battle waves of enemies in the X Mansion to see how far you can go.

They have a good variety of weeky alternating events which includes one event that takes you into Limbo to fight N'astirh. Besides these events there's also Tournament with various visual prizes. Every few months they put on special events. For example, May was a month long Civil War event that that ran with the Civil War movie, and this month we are celebrating 3 years of Marvel Heroes!! Each week has something planned and you can earn cake slices to get get a free stash tab, hero ticket, 2 team ups, a potted Groot pet, chests that contain the best items in the game, and other stuff as well!!

As you might read from some reviews there are bugs that come with each patch. Obviously if you play online games you know this already, it's not going to be any different anywhere else. Also the game has had it's share of performance issues, mainly in busy Patrol zones but the devs are working constantly to improve the overall performance of the game. The launch was really rough and unplayable for some and MH has come extremely far since then. You may see people posting they can't launch the game or there's an error can be fixed simply by verifying they integrity of the game cache or running steam as an admin.. or if you run the regular client repairing the files or running the MH client as an admin. Another thing I wanted to mention character balancing. Balancing over 50 characters can't be an easy thing to do. Some devs can't do it with 6 characters, imagine having to do it with over 50.. so yes, some characters are stronger than others. However, the devs put forth effort each week to do the best they can at trying to balance the huge roster and taking in lots of players feedback. You also may see people complain here or on the MH forums that there's not enough content. As you can see above there's actually a good amount of zones and things to do in game. Often times when people are complaining about not enough content, it's not because there's not new or enough content but it's not content they wanted or preferred.. there's a big difference. I'm not joking when I say this, but new content when added to the game you will still see people saying we don't get new content. Like I mentioned, it's not that there's not new content, it's just not content they wanted or preferred.

So as you can see the game isn't perfect, no game is. So expect things not to go perfect each week. The pros of this game outweigh the cons by far.Do I recommend this game? Hell yeah I do! I think this game is awesome and we have an absolutely amazing community which includes the dev team. We do have some trolls.. but what game doesn't. Some people just want to watch the world burn.

What are you waiting for? Download the game and try it out for yourself.
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12 of 16 people (75%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
452.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 10
Spent $100 to get a cow pet 10/10 game
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
96.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 23
This is a Diablo like APRG with superheroes. If you like those two things, you will probably like this game.

How free is it?

You get all content (story mode, instances and raids) for free. Gazillion (the developer) also hands out a lot of stuff for free at irregular intervalls.

What do you get when you start?

You get one free hero unlock the first day. The second day you play you get 400 splinters (the in-game currency), which is enough for one or two more heroes. After that you get a splinter every 8 minutes on the average, when you play actively (not sitting in a hub). You use these to unlock more heroes and team-ups.

You also get a free team-up in ch 3 of the story, and you can unlock another one easily (in under an hour) once you reach lvl 60 on one hero. Go to the MH site, the Achievements forum has intructions, search for the "Pirate Deadpool" thread.

How do they make money?

Selling skins (hero costumes), more storage and lotteries with skins as the top prizes.

You can also buy heroes and team-ups for real money if you are impatient.

Is there Pay-to-Win?

No. And there is no way you can tell in-game if someone has spent money on the game or not. Many of the people you will see wearing non-starter costumes actually got them for free as well, through prestiging (starting over from level one) where you get a new standard costume. 3 of these can be combined to make a new randomly selected costume.

This game might or might not be your cup of tea, but it's free, so if you like this type of game, give it a try!

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7 of 9 people (78%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
1,541.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 23
Hmmmm, it's ok I guess.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
751.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 4
Any Marvel fan would enjoy this game. A diablo style MMORPG where you get to use iconic Marvel heroes & villains.

In-game events are based on movies/comics released, which is super cool!

Developers are very active in game forums, so feel free to leave your feedback on the game or whichever character you would like to see on the roster next.

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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
18.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 4
Diablo, with Superheroes!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
106.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 12
Well dont think about my playtime on steam i played non steam lot more (200+ hours maybe).... ok lets start :D
As a free 2 play game i can say this game is one of True(100%) free 2 play game i ever played.

There are 40+ HEroes/vilans(and they keep adding charaters to the game) you can have(all of them) wihtout paying a cent,just need to paly abit or giveaway codes from marvel team( ex-last time they relese daredevil season 2(the tv show) they gaveaway dadrevil for free and on civil war relese they gaveaway ironman & captain america for free ).

And there are costumes(ON in game store,like skins on LOL) you can get those from collecting things/playing events/or BY LOOTING!!!!!
Developers are so Active they add new events/patching bugs/balancing heroes evey week or so....

Diffrent Heroes/Diffrent play style/TOn of hours to spent/Loot/Nice end game/Events/100% free...... Well you got the idea 10/10
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