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The BIGGEST UPDATE EVER has finally arrived to Marvel Heroes 2016. We've overhauled almost every Super Hero and many of our core systems, and we're really excited for you to try them out! Check out our previous dev blogs detailing some of the major changes we're making: Hero Power Updates, Item Update, Omega System Update: The Infinity System, and the Personal Difficulty Slider.

For absolutely everything on this Biggest Update Ever, read our full Marvel Heroes 2016 2.0 Patch Notes. Items detailed include:


Let us know what you think! Head over to our Forums to discuss the Biggest Update Ever!
Nov 22, 2016
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Holiday Big Ten Event



Celebrate the start of the Holiday Season in Marvel Heroes this year with a cornucopia of events all week long! Starting Tuesday, November 22nd and running until Tuesday, November 29th at Midnight all the following events and bonuses will be active:

Events:
  • Cosmic Chaos - Faster Cosmic Prestige leveling and double loot from Cosmic Terminals and Patrols!
  • A.R.M.O.R. Incursion - Undertake A.R.M.O.R. Bounty Targets that will send you out to defeat specific bosses for exclusive rewards!
  • Operation Omega -Help S.H.I.E.L.D defend against Omega Level threats!
    • 50% faster Omega leveling to help you hit 10,000 before the Infinity System release
    • Daily mission from Agent Coulson
    • Double Omega xp from your first shared quest completion each day
    • Earn Omega files from shared quest completion each day
  • Mystic Mayhem - Help stop the demonic invasion!
    • Limbo - Available in the challenges section of your waypoint menu, this is a game mode only available during Mystic Mayhem that sends players into Limbo to defeat the Demon Lord N’astirh!
    • Legendary Mystic Scrolls and Double Legendary Mystic Scrolls - Items that can drop anywhere giving you some of the best loot in the game!
    • Strike on Limbo - Speak to Magik in the X-Mansion for a mission that grants you 3 power points and +63 permanent health bonus!
Bonuses:
  • FREE Black Cat Hero Unlock on Black Friday - Login Friday November 25th (Pacific TIme) for a free Black Cat Hero Unlock.
  • Special Big 10 Loot Box - A new combined loot box that can grant players all of the different event currencies, loads of Uniques and other goodies, including 2 exclusive new Asgard themed costume visual artifacts!
  • Big Ten Daily Gift - Login each day for a special daily gift box that contains the following:
    • 50 A.R.M.O.R. Drives
    • 30 Cosmic Worldstones
    • 30 Omega Files
    • 10 Odin Marks
    • 10 Eternity Splinters
    • 10 Cube Shards
  • Bonus Experience - 150% bonus server side Experience Boost!
  • Bonus RIF - 100% bonus server side Rare Item Find!
Big Ten Sales:

Since we were feeling generous, all sales below count as the last item in our Holiday Big Ten.
  • Super Hero & Costume BOGO - Buy any individual Super Hero or Costume and get a random one for FREE.
  • Team-Ups & Pets Sale - 50% OFF all individual Team-Ups and Pets!
  • S.T.A.S.H. Sale - 25% OFF General and Hero Specific S.T.A.S.H. Tabs. *Please note, there is an issue with S.T.A.S.H. 26 and/or 39 which causes the price to not discount. If so, please contact support and we will refund the difference.
  • Fortune Favors You - 50% OFF Boxes of 36 Fortune Cards & More.
  • Chase Costumes Return - Rare chase costumes return for a limited time.
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In celebration of Marvel's Doctor Strange, now available in Marvel Heroes 2016 is a new Doctor Strange Costume and Mordo Team-Up, both inspired by the movie. Take on Kaecilius in Phase 2 of our Dark Dimensions Event featuring brand new terminal "Dimensions Collide". Also as a special gift, log in Saturday November 5th to unlock playable Doctor Strange for FREE!

Celebrate Marvel's Doctor Strange!

Check out our newest Costume and Team-Up inspired by Marvel’s Doctor Strange!




Dark Dimensions Phase 2

The Invaders of the Dark Dimension event continues! After the events of last week’s Midtown Manhattan invasion by Mindless Ones, Doctor Strange and Mordo have discovered that the villain Kaecilius is behind the invasion and that his plan is much bigger. The villainous sorcerer seeks to merge dimensions and end human existence in the process!

Kaecilius has been located in Times Square and is creating a massive portal that will perform the merging utilizing the Cauldron of the Cosmos, a mystical item that is acting as a catalyst. It is up to the players to battle their way to the portal, obtain the Cauldron of the Cosmos and stop Kaecilius from carrying out his plan!

During this phase of the Invaders from the Dark Dimension event, the following bonuses and items will be available:

  • 100% experience boost for all heroes!
  • 50% Rare item find boost to help those looking to get uniques and complete unique achievements before we introduce Omega Items later this year!
  • 50% Bonus Experience for Doctor Strange!
  • 25% Omega experience boost to help players hit 10,000 points before the change to the Infinity System later this year
  • Sorcerer Supreme Mystery Box available during the Invaders from the Dark Dimension event that contains some great new items!

New Terminal: Dimensions Collide

Continue the mission to discover the source of the incursion of the Mindless Ones and put a stop to the portals to the Dark Dimension being opened in our world!

This event mission continues on where it left off in phase 1: after reading your remote notification upon logging in, speak with Mordo in Avenger's Tower to start this event mission.
Upon completion of the event mission, you will unlock waypoints for both normal and cosmic difficulties for repeat play. This terminal will only be around for the duration of the event!

The first time you complete the normal difficulty version of this instance each day, there is a guaranteed Mysterious Blue Omega Box. Kaecilius in Cosmic difficulty has a separate chance to drop a Mysterious Blue Omega Box from each defeat in order to help players looking to fill out their roster with some of our rarest unique items in the game!

As the cosmic difficulty is some of the most challenging content we have released, the rewards match the risk! You might find that taking some friends as backup will help you take down Kaecilius!


Click here for full patch notes.

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To celebrate the release of Marvel’s Luke Cage, a Netflix Original Series, now available in Marvel Heroes 2016 is a brand new Luke Cage Costume inspired by the show, as well as a new Jessica Jones Team-Up, inspired by Marvel's Jessica Jones. Also as a special gift, log in Saturday October 1st to unlock playable Luke Cage for FREE!

Lastly, to further celebrate Luke’s long history in Marvel Comics, a new event is live until 11:59 PM Pacific on Thursday, October 6th. The event centers around Luke Cage and his Heroes for Hire coming together to clean up the streets! There is also a new Fortune Card available for purchase that has some great classic Heroes for Hire costumes and more!

Marvel's Luke Cage is rated TV-MA. All 13 episodes available now, exclusively on Netflix.

New Event: Heroes for Hire

Event Details:

Background - ​The Hellbane Gang is bringing together various crime factions in order to expand its’ territory and have been seen robbing banks, looting shops and mugging citizens! Luke Cage and his band of Heroes for Hire refuse to watch their city be overrun by these thugs, and have gathered to dispense some justice, clean up the streets, and keep the people safe.

Bonus Experience - ​All Heroes will earn 50% bonus XP during the event as well as faster Cosmic Prestige leveling.

The following Heroes will also gain an additional 50% bonus XP!
  • Luke Cage
  • Iron Fist
  • She-Hulk
  • Human Torch
  • Black Cat

Daily Login Gift - ​Log in each day for a box with the following items:
  • 10 Gang Member Dog Tags
  • 5 Random Currency (Either Eternity Splinters, Cube Shards, Hero Commendations or Protector.
    Commendations)

Brand New Achievement Chain - ​Play as the Heroes for Hire to unlock an exclusive title!

Gang Member Dog Tags - Defeat the following enemies anywhere in the world to gather this new currency which is spendable at the Special Event Vendor in Avengers Tower for new Heroes for Hire themed rewards.
  • Gang Members
  • Maggia
  • Mercenaries

Tournament (4 hour reset, duration 1 week) - The Heroes For Hire are back in action and ready to beat down any punks and gangsters causing trouble.

Earn points by performing any of the following actions in the game world while playing as Luke Cage, Iron Fist, She-Hulk, Human Torch or Black Cat:

  • 1 point per Gang Member defeat
  • 1 point per Maggia Member defeat
  • 1 point per Mercenary defeat
  • 1 point per Civilian Rescued in Midtown, Industry City or Hightown Patrols
  • 3 points per Legendary Mission completed
  • 5 points per Gang Member Dog Tag looted
  • 15 points per Daily Shared Quest completed

New Team-Up: Jessica Jones

Jessica Jones joins the Team-Up Roster of Marvel Heroes 2016!

While returning home with her family, their car crashed into a military convoy transporting radioactive chemicals. Both her parents and brother died during the incident, but Jessica survived the crash only to awaken from a coma several months later with newfound powers such as super strength, enhanced durability, and flight.

Jessica’s superheroine spotlight lasted only briefly after some heavy traumatic experiences caused her to leave the world of superheroes behind. She has since used her powers as a private investigator and journalist.


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The Age of Ultron has arrived. Our 58th playable Hero, Ultron, has joined Marvel Heroes 2016!

About Ultron

It was a cold day in December when Ultron became self-aware. Hank Pym had no idea exactly what consequences the machine’s sentience would unleash on the world. But before the brilliant Avenger could act, Ultron rebelled. Not just against its creator, but against all organic life. Over time, Ultron has upgraded and rebuilt itself continually while pushing the evolutionary boundaries of synthetic life. Each step brings Ultron closer to perfection. But Earth’s mightiest heroes, the Avengers, have always pulled the plug Ultron’s campaigns. Now Ultron’s prime directive has been updated, taking this machine’s unlimited functionality to unstoppable levels.

Drop by the Ultron Forums for in-depth discussions on his powers, future costumes, and more.
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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 twitch.tv/MarvelHeroes. 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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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!

5/6 - 5/12 - MARVEL HEROES: CIVIL WAR PART 1!
  • 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.

5/12 - 5/19 - MARVEL HEROES: CIVIL WAR PART 2!

  • 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!

5/19 - 5/26 - MARVEL HEROES: CIVIL WAR CONTINUED!


  • 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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New Hero: Elektra

Elektra has joined the Hero roster of Marvel Heroes 2016!

From a young age, Elektra Natchios trained in the martial arts well into her adulthood. But when Elektra’s father - a Greek Ambassador - was killed in a terrorist abduction gone horribly wrong, she was convinced that the law had failed her. She then traveled afar to Japan to perfect her combat skills; taking matters into her own hands. Taught by both the ancient Chaste order and the notorious Hand organization, she would later return home as an infamous assassin at the top of her game.

Being the best of the best, Elektra’s clients include a large variety of the world’s elite - from S.H.I.E.L.D. to Kingpin. Yet, she continuously crosses paths with her old college flame, Matt Murdock and his alter ego Daredevil. Elektra’s adventures have led her far, wide, and back again. But this time the price is right, and she’s here to get the job done.

Cosmic Patrols Updates

Cosmic Midtown Manhattan Patrol has had a full loot review. The goal of this was to reduce clutter, increase client and server performance and give players a more rewarding experience.

  • Double Cosmic Loot - Many of you know that we have had Double Cosmic Loot, a specific perk of the Cosmic Chaos event, active for a while. This has now been turned off and will only return during that event. Loot tables have been adjusted accordingly to ensure that players still feel rewarded for playing the content.
  • Experience Orbs - Much like Cosmic Hightown Patrol, we have replaced the existing XP orbs with a smaller amount of “larger” orbs dropped by Bosses. The XP amount amount has been tuned slightly down, about 1.5 times of the original CMM XP. This allows us to continue to do Double Cosmic Loot for Cosmic Chaos without the XP gain to be unbalanced.
  • Higher Quality Items - Players will see far less uncommon/rare Insignias and Team-Up items from bosses. Additionally, All “Tier 1” lower level, non Boss Artifacts have been removed from the Boss loot tables.
  • Cybernetics - The amount of Uncommon/Rare/Epic/Cosmic items that drop in Cosmic Midtown Manhattan Patrol has been unchanged, allowing players to continue leveling pet cybernetics as they have in the past
  • Danger Room Scenarios - Only Epic and Cosmic Danger Room Scenarios will drop from Bosses in Cosmic Midtown Manhattan Patrol.
  • Cosmic Reliquary of Rarity - Players will see far less uncommon/rare Insignias and Team-Up items from bosses. Additionally, All “Tier 1” lower level, non Boss Artifacts have been removed from the Boss loot tables.
  • Cosmic Jackpot - Cosmic Jackpot contents have been updated with Cosmic Reliquary of Rarity.
  • New Rare Credit Item - Only Epic and Cosmic Danger Room Scenarios will drop from Bosses in Cosmic Midtown Manhattan Patrol.
  • Events - The following events will drop the following items per boss in Cosmic Midtown: Midtown Madness - 2 Boxes (Normal Midtown will drop 1), Cosmic Chaos - 2 Caches (Normal Midtown will drop 1), Odin’s Bounty - 2 Boxes (Normal Midtown will drop 1)


Cosmic Industry City Patrol has had the following changes:

  • Experience Orbs - XP amounts have been normalized on a per-boss basis across all 3 patrols.
  • Odin Boosts - Adjusted how Odin Boosts work in Cosmic Industry City Patrol to increase the amount of marks given to players using the boost to be more uniform across all patrols.
  • Cybernetics - We have increased the amount of Uncommon/Rare/Epic/Cosmic slot 1 through 5 items that drop from Bosses that players use to level pets in order to better match Cosmic Midtown Patrol.
  • Cosmic Reliquary of Rarity - Cosmic Reliquaries have been added to the shared loot table, replacing the current Epic version.

Cosmic Hightown Patrol has had several changes made to bring several aspects more in line with other Cosmic Patrols.

  • Experience Orbs - XP amounts have been normalized on a per-boss basis across all 3 patrols. We have adjusted Boss Trios to drop the equivalent of 3 Cosmic Midtown Patrol bosses worth of XP.
  • Loot Drops - We have adjusted drop rates for the non Boss Specific items on Boss Trio loot tables to now account for the loot table rolling 3 times in order to grant 3 Bosses worth of XP.
  • Cosmic Jackpot - Cosmic Jackpots have come to Cosmic Hightown!
  • Odin Boosts - Adjusted how Odin Boosts work in Cosmic Industry City to increase the amount of marks given to players using the boost to be more uniform across all patrols.
  • Cybernetics - We have increased the amount of Uncommon/Rare/Epic/Cosmic slot 1 through 5 items that drop from Bosses that players use to level pets in order to better match Cosmic Midtown Patrol.

In addition to the reward changes above, Cosmic Hightown has received the following gameplay changes:

  • Cosmic Hightown Patrol has received an overall difficulty tuning pass.
  • Minibosses health and damage additionally reduced by roughly 33%.

New Danger Room Tournament - Subway

Our first Danger Room Tournament has arrived!

Available to level 60 players, a new vendor in the Danger Room Hub has scenarios for purchase with credits. These two scenarios have static affixes and can be purchased from the vendor as many times as you like. This tournament’s theme is based in our Subway tileset.

The Leaderboard for this Tournament tracks completion time in each of the two difficulties and ranks players by the shortest time to complete the scenario. Repeat attempts will only track your best time, so feel free to run it as many times as you like to see what your best time is! At the end of the week, rewards will be awarded based upon your best placement.

The Tournament Leaderboards will open at 12:00 PM PDT, April 8th!

Item & Crafting Changes

Scaling Element Drop Technology - New technology has been added that allows higher amounts of elements to drop depending on a player’s level. These elements will drop in a single stack rather than individually.

Increased Boss Item Drops - There is a new shared loot table on all end game bosses that contains all Boss-Specific artifacts and uniques. This table can drop any of these item off of any end game boss as a bonus drop! Raid Items are not in this table and will be exclusive to Raids and Crafting.

Minor Changes & Bug Fixes

Implemented fixes for recent performance issues caused by an increase in CPU load in some cases. Please see the General Technical Support forum for more information.

Rogue's Venom Blast now scales properly with the Energy Attribute.

Rogue’s Fangs of Farallah and Shadow Strike now work properly with K'un-Lun Styles, Ground Phase, Cold Snap, and Demonic Barrier.

Fixed an issue with Rogue’s Health on Hit based on number of Squirrels scaling far more than intended.

Reduced the damage of all S.H.I.E.L.D. imposter minibosses in Cosmic Hightown.

Fixed an issue where the Midtown leaderboard would sometimes start earlier than anticipated.
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Marvel's Daredevil Season 2 is available now only on NETFLIX, and to celebrate we’ve got an incredible weekend planned for you. First off, log in at anytime Saturday March 19th or Sunday March 20th (Pacific Time) to receive a playable Daredevil FOR FREE! We’ve also added new costumes inspired by Marvel’s Daredevil for both Daredevil and Punisher while granting them both Bonus XP throughout the week. That’s not all, there’s a sale, a special mission, and more!

  • Free Playable Daredevil - Log in Saturday and Sunday to get a FREE Daredevil hero token!
  • Server Side Bonus Experience - 200% Bonus Experience to celebrate Season 2 through 11:59 PM Pacific on Monday 3/21! 100% Bonus Experience through 11:59 PM Pacific Thursday 3/24.
  • More Experience - Additional 50% Bonus Experience for Daredevil, Punisher, Luke Cage and Iron Fist
  • Orders from The Hand - The Hand has sent orders out to supervillains and their henchmen to try to subvert our heroes! Collect these and turn them into the Special Event Terminal in Avenger’s Tower for special rewards!
  • New Achievements - Two new Daredevil achievements, including a new secret hidden achievement for Daredevil that grants a title!
  • Tournament - A daily resetting leaderboard tracking the number of Hand Ninjas defeated by players playing Daredevil!
  • Daredevil & Punisher Sale - Both Heroes, and their costumes are all 25% OFF!


Daredevil Design Update


Daredevil's Spirit has been replaced with a new resource - Stamina.


STAMINA

To go along with the Daredevil Event, this patch brings with it a design update for Daredevil himself!

Stamina is similar in mechanics to Power Cosmic or Solar Energy in that it always regenerates, but has a higher regeneration rate. It will automatically regenerate to full within a few seconds of being empty, so there's little to no downtime when playing Daredevil.

Stamina has no "single target spender", and his basics are tuned with less of a penalty compared to most. Stamina is strictly spent on rotational powers, Finishers, or area clearing abilities that may not be tied into the Combo point system. Daredevil's basics also quickly help Stamina to restore back to full (even faster than it's already quick regeneration rate).


MARTIAL ARTS

Staff Strike and Nunchuck Beatdown have received new animations. These two, along with Assault and Battery, have also received new affixes to make them better suited at filling particular roles.

Apprehend now generates 2 Combo Points, making it similar to Sliding Strike - a cooldown-based Combo Point generator that generates them faster than the basics. Sliding Strike and Devil's Due move into the Martial Arts tree to solidify the tree as "things that generate Combo Points".

Apprehend and Sliding Strike Area of Effect size increased. Both powers now have an 8 second cooldown.

As mentioned above, Stamina is structured to allow for 'basic' attacks to be the core single target powers, and as such, Triple Strike has been removed from Daredevil. The long animation for this power has historically been a problem in regards to Daredevil's ability to evade attacks, so sticking to his faster basic animations will allow him to cancel out of a combo quicker.

FIGHTING FOCUS

Radar Sense, Devil of Hell's Kitchen, Relentless Justice, Enter the Void, and Born Again have all been compressed into two passive/active powers.

Since most of the powers in Fighting Focus have been compressed, we needed to redefine what existed in the tree. Fighting Focus is now "all powers that do not gain or spend Combo Points", including Action Roll, Rebounding Club, Club Sweep, and two new powers.

Rebounding Club now holds up to 2 charges and applies Vulnerability.

Heroic Leap is now a level 1 power and does not scale with power points.

Club Sweep Area of Effect size increased.

NEW - Cable Swing - Daredevil has gained a new Travel power, using the grappling hook within his batons to swing around. This power has functionally replaced Swinging Assault, as it is a more reasonable and realistic manner of how Daredevil would get around an area with differences in elevation.

NEW - Relentless Justice - Stealing the name from a former passive, this new mobile area clearing power has been added to Daredevil. While channeling, Matt wades through enemies while skillfully manipulating nunchucks in a constant flow.

The new Radar Sense is located in the Fighting Focus tree, and contains all defensive affixes. The 'ping' that occurs when Combo Points are full no longer applies normal vulnerability, but instead causes the next Finisher or Tornado Kick to deal massive damage against that target. The power can also be activated to cleanse and become immune to crowd control. Radar Sense's specializations change up Daredevil's playstyle regarding combo points:

Combo Fighter - Specialization if you like Daredevil's current rotation and playstyle as-is. Adds a %-based damage bonus to Finishers, and a %-based damage bonus to Tornado Kick.

Drawn-Out Brawl - Specialization if you like the concept of combo points, but find the rate of gain too quick to manage. Makes gaining combo points slower, but massively increases the damage dealt by Finishers if they are used at maximum combo points. Choose this specialization if you want to see Finishers deal massive damage in exchange for using them a bit less frequently.

Street Fighter - Specialization if you do not like combo points and would prefer a more "standard" rotation. Combo Points are removed entirely, and finishers become standard cooldown layers. All finishers are treated as though you had 5 combo points in this specialization. Choose this if you were not a fan of Combo Points and would prefer to manage cooldowns instead.


ACROBATIC PROWESS

As with the other trees, we wanted to take this opportunity to reorganize his powers in a way that makes more sense to players seeing Daredevil for the first time. Acrobatic Prowess now contains all Finishers, as well as the "Finisher Finisher", Tornado Kick.

The new Devil of Hell's Kitchen is located in the Acrobatic Prowess tree, and contains all offensive affixes located in previous powers. If activated, it consumes combo points to create a buff effect, which is determined by a specialization choice. You can opt to go with the familiar Born Again and consume combo points to heal yourself, or change that to be a defensive or offensive steroid instead.

Jumping Strike now has a higher Critical Hit Chance per combo point spent. In addition to the leaping club-to-the-face animation, the power now has variance and can trigger an alternate animation inspired by Marvel's Daredevil series.

Whirling Club is no longer a channeled power, and has been added to Daredevil's Finisher list. It can still be used with no combo points, but will be more responsive as a single animation power. If you find yourself mostly playing in high area content, Whirling Club may be the Finisher option for you. It's Stamina cost is reduced with each combo point spent. treet Sweeper still remains as another Area finisher, but offers a higher defensive value in its built-in invulnerability state.

Tornado Kick (formerly Spinning Hook Kick) has no Stamina cost in the new world, making it a powerful free damage source, and always delivers a Brutal Strike. This power has also received a new animation inspired by Marvel's Daredevil series.


UNIQUE ITEMS

Along with the above changes, Daredevil’s slot 1-5 Uniques have been updated with new bonuses and changes to accommodate his new design!
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Daredevil Event


To celebrate the launch of the second season of Daredevil on Netflix, we are having a Daredevil themed event!

  • Free Playable Daredevil - Log in Saturday or Sunday to get a FREE Daredevil hero token!
  • Server Side Bonus Experience - 200% Bonus Experience to celebrate Season 2 through 11:59 PM Pacific on Monday 3/21! 100% Bonus Experience through 11:59 PM Pacific Thursday 3/24.
  • More Experience - Additional 50% Bonus Experience for Daredevil, Punisher, Luke Cage and Iron Fist
  • Orders from The Hand - The Hand has sent orders out to supervillains and their henchmen to try to subvert our heroes! Collect these and turn them into the Special Event Terminal in Avenger’s Tower for special rewards!
  • New Achievements - Two new Daredevil achievements, including a new secret hidden achievement for Daredevil that grants a title!
  • Tournament - A daily resetting leaderboard tracking the number of Hand Ninjas defeated by players playing Daredevil!


Saint Patrick's Day


Celebrate Saint Patrick's Day in Marvel Heroes 2016 with the following holiday themed items!

  • Lucky Power-Ups - Chase the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow by picking up this holiday themed buff that displays a 4 leaf clover over your head! These buffs drop anywhere in game - collect 5 of them to receive a loot explosion that contains Uniques, Lucky 4 Leaf Clovers, Festive Saint Patrick's Day Hats, Legendary Pieces of Rainbow and more!
  • Lucky Loot Drops - 50% server side bonus to RIF/SIF
  • Legendary Pieces of Rainbow - Collecting three of these lucky charms will allow you to craft a legendary item - the Pot of Gold of Cassidy Keep!
  • Daily Gifts - Log in each day during the week for a special Saint Patrick's Day Loot Box and additional Saint Patrick’s Day visual items Friday through Monday!
  • Saint Patrick’s Day Fortune Cards - A special fortune card just for Saint Patrick’s Day!


Both events will be active when servers come out of maintenance on Friday, March 18th until 11:59 PM Thursday, March 24th.


Midtown Bosses Leaderboard


A new leaderboard has been added for the most Boss defeats within Midtown Patrol & Cosmic Midtown Patroll. Compete with your friends to see who can take down the most Supervillains in Midtown before the day is over!

Rewards are earned both for participation and for earning some of the top spots on the Leaderboard before it closes.

This leaderboard will only run on Mondays while Midtown Madness is active. Once Midtown Madness ends, the leaderboard will end and remain closed until the following Monday.


Daredevil Design Update

Daredevil's Spirit has been replaced with a new resource - Stamina.


STAMINA

To go along with the Daredevil Event, this patch brings with it a design update for Daredevil himself!

Stamina is similar in mechanics to Power Cosmic or Solar Energy in that it always regenerates, but has a higher regeneration rate. It will automatically regenerate to full within a few seconds of being empty, so there's little to no downtime when playing Daredevil.

Stamina has no "single target spender", and his basics are tuned with less of a penalty compared to most. Stamina is strictly spent on rotational powers, Finishers, or area clearing abilities that may not be tied into the Combo point system. Daredevil's basics also quickly help Stamina to restore back to full (even faster than it's already quick regeneration rate).


MARTIAL ARTS

Staff Strike and Nunchuck Beatdown have received new animations. These two, along with Assault and Battery, have also received new affixes to make them better suited at filling particular roles.

Apprehend now generates 2 Combo Points, making it similar to Sliding Strike - a cooldown-based Combo Point generator that generates them faster than the basics. Sliding Strike and Devil's Due move into the Martial Arts tree to solidify the tree as "things that generate Combo Points".

Apprehend and Sliding Strike Area of Effect size increased. Both powers now have an 8 second cooldown.

As mentioned above, Stamina is structured to allow for 'basic' attacks to be the core single target powers, and as such, Triple Strike has been removed from Daredevil. The long animation for this power has historically been a problem in regards to Daredevil's ability to evade attacks, so sticking to his faster basic animations will allow him to cancel out of a combo quicker.

FIGHTING FOCUS

Radar Sense, Devil of Hell's Kitchen, Relentless Justice, Enter the Void, and Born Again have all been compressed into two passive/active powers.

Since most of the powers in Fighting Focus have been compressed, we needed to redefine what existed in the tree. Fighting Focus is now "all powers that do not gain or spend Combo Points", including Action Roll, Rebounding Club, Club Sweep, and two new powers.

Rebounding Club now holds up to 2 charges and applies Vulnerability.

Heroic Leap is now a level 1 power and does not scale with power points.

Club Sweep Area of Effect size increased.

NEW - Cable Swing - Daredevil has gained a new Travel power, using the grappling hook within his batons to swing around. This power has functionally replaced Swinging Assault, as it is a more reasonable and realistic manner of how Daredevil would get around an area with differences in elevation.

NEW - Relentless Justice - Stealing the name from a former passive, this new mobile area clearing power has been added to Daredevil. While channeling, Matt wades through enemies while skillfully manipulating nunchucks in a constant flow.

The new Radar Sense is located in the Fighting Focus tree, and contains all defensive affixes. The 'ping' that occurs when Combo Points are full no longer applies normal vulnerability, but instead causes the next Finisher or Tornado Kick to deal massive damage against that target. The power can also be activated to cleanse and become immune to crowd control. Radar Sense's specializations change up Daredevil's playstyle regarding combo points:

Combo Fighter - Specialization if you like Daredevil's current rotation and playstyle as-is. Adds a %-based damage bonus to Finishers, and a %-based damage bonus to Tornado Kick.

Drawn-Out Brawl - Specialization if you like the concept of combo points, but find the rate of gain too quick to manage. Makes gaining combo points slower, but massively increases the damage dealt by Finishers if they are used at maximum combo points. Choose this specialization if you want to see Finishers deal massive damage in exchange for using them a bit less frequently.

Street Fighter - Specialization if you do not like combo points and would prefer a more "standard" rotation. Combo Points are removed entirely, and finishers become standard cooldown layers. All finishers are treated as though you had 5 combo points in this specialization. Choose this if you were not a fan of Combo Points and would prefer to manage cooldowns instead.

ACROBATIC PROWESS

As with the other trees, we wanted to take this opportunity to reorganize his powers in a way that makes more sense to players seeing Daredevil for the first time. Acrobatic Prowess now contains all Finishers, as well as the "Finisher Finisher", Tornado Kick.

The new Devil of Hell's Kitchen is located in the Acrobatic Prowess tree, and contains all offensive affixes located in previous powers. If activated, it consumes combo points to create a buff effect, which is determined by a specialization choice. You can opt to go with the familiar Born Again and consume combo points to heal yourself, or change that to be a defensive or offensive steroid instead.

Jumping Strike now has a higher Critical Hit Chance per combo point spent. In addition to the leaping club-to-the-face animation, the power now has variance and can trigger an alternate animation inspired by Marvel's Daredevil series.

Whirling Club is no longer a channeled power, and has been added to Daredevil's Finisher list. It can still be used with no combo points, but will be more responsive as a single animation power. If you find yourself mostly playing in high area content, Whirling Club may be the Finisher option for you. It's Stamina cost is reduced with each combo point spent. treet Sweeper still remains as another Area finisher, but offers a higher defensive value in its built-in invulnerability state.

Tornado Kick (formerly Spinning Hook Kick) has no Stamina cost in the new world, making it a powerful free damage source, and always delivers a Brutal Strike. This power has also received a new animation inspired by Marvel's Daredevil series.

UNIQUE ITEMS

Along with the above changes, Daredevil’s slot 1-5 Uniques have been updated with new bonuses and changes to accommodate his new design!
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