The wait is finally over! On behalf of everyone at Gazillion, I’d like to invite you to check out Marvel Heroes Omega on Xbox One! If you’ve never heard of Marvel Heroes Omega, think action-RPG-meets-MMO — all set in the Marvel Universe. If you have a favorite hero from any of the Marvel films, comics, animated series, television shows, or Netflix Originals, there’s a good chance you’ll find them in our game right after you finish our introductory Prologue mission.
There’s so many great heroes to choose from, hailing from some of the most memorable teams in Marvel history, like the Avengers, X-Men, Defenders, Marvel Knights, and Guardians of the Galaxy. But with today’s Friday launch taking place just ahead of the Fourth of July, I thought it might be fun to take a closer look at Marvel Heroes Omega’s most patriotic hero: the one and only, Captain America!
When designing systems for Marvel Heroes Omega, we wanted to make sure everyone captures the correct feeling we’d expect from that hero in terms of gameplay. However, as an action-RPG, we also strive to offer multiple ways for players to build and play their heroes, whether that’s chaining Powers into devastating combos, modifying those powers with complementary talents, or equipping items that synergize with your hero’s favored stats. So consider these tips as a starting point for new players looking to wield the shield as Captain America on this Fourth of July weekend.
Some abilities complement each other in especially useful ways and work great as combos in a player’s rotation. Here are some of my favorite one-two punches for Captain America.
Star-Spangled Strike followed by Torqued Shield Throw
Use Captain America’s Star-Spangled Strike to leap into the air, crashing down upon enemies like a meteor. Any enemies not neutralized by this first strike will find themselves knocked down, leaving them vulnerable to a well-timed Torqued Shield Throw, where Captain America hurls his shield into a quick orbit around himself, finishing off all nearby enemies.
Shield Toss followed by Airborne Assault
Another great combination — begin with Shield Toss to stun enemies in a line before finishing the job with the crushing blow from Airborne Assault. Airborne Assault has the added bonus of leaving enemies in a state of vulnerability, increasing all damage dealt by 10% for 8 seconds, which is yet another great opening for transitioning into other follow up abilities — great against tougher enemies.
Talents and You
At level 32 and up, you’ll gain access to new sets of Talents to choose from. These offer all kinds of perks, including some dramatic modifications to certain abilities. Some of my favorite Talents that synergize well with the aforementioned Captain America combos:
- Combat Surge – Increased Serum generation (Cap’s secondary resource)
- Serum Rush – Cooldown abilities deal double damage after using up all your Serum
- Impenetrable – More staying power, keeps Cap on his feet!
These are just 3 of the 5 choices you can make, but these will greatly increase the stopping power of Cap’s heavy-hitting cooldown abilities. Every hero offers a unique set of Talents, each choice unlocking new ways to play the Hero.
Item Affixes to Hunt For
Gear also plays an important role in how you build a hero. As a more melee-focused character with an arsenal of haymaker cooldown abilities, these are some of the most useful stats to look for when gearing up Captain America:
- Damage Rating to Shield Powers
- Damage Rating to Melee Powers
- Damage Rating to Cooldown Powers
- Brutal Strike Rating
- Critical Hit Rating
Marvel Heroes Omega is great fun for some casual couch co-op beat ‘em up action with a friend, but for those who want to go a lot deeper, these tips only scratch the surface of how to perfect Captain America. There’s so much more, including hero Synergy selection, Artifacts, Medallions, Rings, and Enchantments, to name a few.
I’m excited to join a host of new players on their heroic journey with the Xbox One launch. This is just the beginning. We have some great plans for bringing more Heroes, features, and brand-new content to Marvel Heroes Omega for years to come! In the meantime, happy Fourth of July from everyone at Gazillion!