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Marvel's Avengers

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Not to be confused with Lego Marvel's Avengers.

Marvel's Avengers
Marvel's Avengers cover
Crystal Dynamics
Nixxes Software
Heavy Iron Studios
Crystal Dynamics
2020-2023 Square Enix
Release dates
Windows September 4, 2020
Metacritic 68
OpenCritic 68
Monetization One-time game purchase
Microtransactions Cosmetic
Modes Singleplayer, Multiplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives Third-person
Controls Direct control
Genres ARPG
Art styles Realistic
Themes Contemporary, Fantasy, North America, Sci-fi
Series Marvel
Marvel's Avengers on HowLongToBeat
Marvel's Avengers on IGDB
Marvel's Avengers guide on StrategyWiki
Marvel's Avengers on MobyGames
Marvel's Avengers on Wikipedia
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Marvel's Avengers is a singleplayer and multiplayer third-person ARPG game in the Marvel series.

After two-and-a-half years of support, on March 31, 2023, the game received its last major update, containing balance changes, credits will no longer be purchasable and every single Marketplace item will become available for free for all players and more.[1] On September 30, 2023 the game will be delisted and all support for it gets dropped; the developers promised that they are making changes to allow the singleplayer and multiplayer to stay available after this date as long as possible, but also indicated that "after September 30, 2023 we can’t guarantee that we will be able to address issues that occur due to unforeseen circumstances."[2]

General information

Steam Community Discussions


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Green Man Gaming
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Definitive Edition. Will be delisted on September 30, 2023.[2]
Humble Store
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Definitive Edition. Will be delisted on September 30, 2023.[2]
Microsoft Store
Microsoft Store
Definitive Edition.
Xbox Play Anywhere.
Included with Xbox Game Pass for PC.
Will be delisted on September 30, 2023.[2]
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Definitive Edition. Will be delisted on September 30, 2023.[2]
Publisher website (unavailable)
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Endgame Edition also available.
All versions require a Square Enix Members account.[3]
Denuvo Anti-Tamper DRM was removed from the Steam version on August 31, 2021.[4][5]
Spider-Man character is exclusive to PlayStation consoles.



Type Notes
Boost XP boosters introduced in October and removed on November 2, 2021.[6]

Essential improvements

Skip launcher

Use the -nolauncher command line argument[7]

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Crystal Dynamics\Marvel's Avengers\
Microsoft Store
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/997070/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Marvel's Avengers\<user-id>\
Microsoft Store %LOCALAPPDATA%\Packages\39C668CD.ProjectScotchBaseGame_r7bfsmp40f67j\SystemAppData\wgs
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/997070/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing

System Native Notes
Requires enabling backup of the Documents folder in OneDrive on all computers.
Steam Cloud
Xbox Cloud



Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Separate options for aiming and flight.
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Also supports X-axis inversion.
Separate options for aiming and flight.
Controller support
Full controller support
Controller remapping
Controller sensitivity
Separate options for X-axis and Y-axis sensitivity while aiming.
Controller Y-axis inversion
Separate option for flight.
Controller types
XInput-compatible controllers
Xbox button prompts
Impulse Trigger vibration
DualShock 4 controllers
DualShock button prompts
Light bar support
Light bar changes color dependent on currently controlled character.
Connection modes Wired, Bluetooth
V2 tested. No vibration support with Bluetooth.
Generic/other controllers
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M


Audio settings
Audio settings

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Master, Dialogue, Chat, SFX and Music. Can be set in intervals of 1, from 0-10.
Surround sound
Plays up to 7.1.[9]
Monochrome or Color (uses a different color for each individual speaker)
Closed captions
Monochrome or Color (uses a different color for each individual speaker)
Mute on focus lost
Royalty free audio


Audio can only be swapped between languages at the main menu and after selecting the supported language in the game's Steam properties.[10]
Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese
Brazilian Portuguese
Latin American Spanish


Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
LAN play
Online play
4 Co-op

Issues fixed

Game crashing on PC Game Pass version with NVIDIA GPU

NVIDIA addressed this issue with driver update 496.76, try updating your NVIDIA GPU driver.

Other information


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 12
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes


Middleware Notes
Audio FMOD [11]
Interface Scaleform [11]
Cutscenes Bink Video [12]

System requirements

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 10
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i3-4160
System memory (RAM) 8 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 75 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTX 950
AMD Radeon R7 270
2 GB of VRAM
DirectX 12 compatible
A 64-bit operating system is required.


  1. 1.0 1.1 File/folder structure within this directory reflects the path(s) listed for Windows and/or Steam game data (use Wine regedit to access Windows registry paths). Games with Steam Cloud support may store data in ~/.steam/steam/userdata/<user-id>/997070/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (997070) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.


  1. Marvel's Avengers - Patch Notes v2.8 - Steam Community - last accessed on 2023-03-31
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Final Update on the Future of Marvel’s Avengers - Crystal Dynamics - last accessed on 2023-01-21
  3. Verified by User:Shadowstealer7 on 2020-08-23
    Tested on a Steam account not linked to a Square Enix account. Game will not progress to menu without linking.
  4. [1] - last accessed on 2021-09-01
  5. [2] - last accessed on 2021-09-01
  6. Marvel's Avengers Removes Purchasable XP Boosters from the In-Game Marketplace - last accessed on 2021-11-03
  7. Verified by User:Shadowstealer7 on 2020-08-23
    Game launches directly without launcher showing
  8. Verified by User:Shadowstealer7 on 2020-08-23
    Tested at a 21:9 resolution of 2560x1080
  9. Verified by User:MasterBlaster on 2020-09-25
    Tested in 7.1 using Orban Loudness Meter in conjunction with Razer Surround.
  10. Verified by User:MasterBlaster on 2020-09-24
    Tested by playing game after changing the language in game's Steam settings.
  11. 11.0 11.1 Verified by User:Shadowstealer7 on 2020-08-23
    Listed on the opening splash screen when loading the game.
  12. Verified by User:Shadowstealer7 on 2020-08-23
    Bink Video file (bink2w64.dll) found in game's directory.