It’s been well publicised in the lead-up to launch that Marvel’s Avengers is essentially split into two parts. There’s the narrative driven single-player campaign (which is actually a lot better than we were expecting it to be) and the multiplayer portion of the game, which you’re able to play with friends.
It wasn’t as evident before launch, that the game is actually split into two parts in the main menu. Before you start your game, you can select between Campaign or Avengers Initiative and you can go between the two at any time as well.
It’s recommended that you start with the campaign, just because Avengers Initiative will take place after the main campaign has finished and will essentially spoil the ending for you.
WHAT IS THE MARVEL AVENGER’S CAMPAIGN?
The campaign is primarily single-player, although there are multiplayer missions that open up after first Harm room mission. The single-player campaign not only tells the story of Kamala Khan, who is tasked with reassembling the Avengers, but the mode also introduces you to each of the playable Avengers one-by-one.
HOW MANY MISSIONS ARE THERE IN MARVEL’S AVENGERS CAMPAIGN?
The single-player portion of the campaign is about 10-12 hours long and contains 19 missions which you can find below.
I Want To Be An Avenger
The Light That Failed
The Road Back
To Find Olympia
Alone Against AIM
The Dogs Of War
To Stand Alone
Once An Avenger
Agony & The Anthill
Mayhem Over Manhattan
By Force Of Mind
WHAT IS THE AVENGERS INITIATIVE?
As mentioned, Avengers Initiative is where all the post-campaign content will live. If you want to play multiplayer straight away, this is where you need to head. This is where all the new content will live going forward as well. Once again, the beginning cutscene of Avengers Initiative will spoil the ending of the single-player campaign.
A lot of the Warzone missions are shared between the two modes and there are still some missions in Avengers Initiative that you won’t be able to play until you complete a certain part of the campaign, which is definitely confusing.
WHEN CAN YOU PLAY MULTIPLAYER IN MARVEL’S AVENGERS?
If you’re not going to Avengers Initiative, and you’re sticking with the campaign, you can play multiplayer with friends after about three hours. Once you’ve completed the first Harm Room, you’ll be able to invite friends into your squad.