16 Aug 2021 6:12 PM +00:00 UTC

Marvel's Avengers Black Panther War For Wakanda: Everything We Know

Marvel's Avengers has lofty plans for post-launch support, with all of its upcoming heroes and missions being released for free to all players (other than Spider-Man, who will be a PlayStation exclusive).

While Kate Bishop and Clint Barton form the initial two-character drops as two versions of Hawkeye, it looks as though King T'Challa is up next.

Here's everything we know about the Wakandan ruler's appearance in Square Enix's universe, with the character allegedly being portrayed by Christopher Judge – better known as Kratos in the 2018 God of War reboot.

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We'll be adding to this as we hear more.

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Latest News

War Table Stream TODAY - August 16

If, like me, you can't wait for the War for Wakanda update, you can watch a new War Table stream at 6 PM BST.

Or if you missed out, watch the recap on the Avengers' YouTube channel.

Black Panther Abilities Revealed - August 13

With previews now published, we have an idea of how Black Panther plays. Read on for his full ability list.

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Screenshot from Marvel's Avengers War for Wakanda expansion showing Black Panther in mid-air, about to attack a heavily armed enemy.
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New UI Revealed - August 8

A new dev stream has revealed that Marvel's Avengers will get a Character menu overhaul when War for Wakanda launches.

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Kratos Actor Voicing Black Panther - July 15

God of War's Christopher Judge (BOY!) will voice Black Panther in Marvel's Avengers.

Exploration Tease - July 12

Crystal Dynamics shared some new details on the Wakanda region, including all-new assets designed for the expansion and a tease about the kind of exploration we can look forward to.

Release Date

It appears that Square Enix's plans have been thrown into disarray by the tragic passing of Chadwick Boseman, the actor that portrayed the hero in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

The expansion has now been confirmed for an August 17th release date.

As for what time it'll drop, we have the info here.

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Screenshot from Marvel's Avengers War for Wakanda expansion showing the Avengers, including Iron Man, Thor, Captain America and Black Panther, fighting Klaue
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Here's the official description for Marvel's Avengers Expansion: Black Panther - War for Wakanda.

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"Black Panther must defend Wakanda from Klaw, who seeks to steal Vibranium for his own desires."

In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, it was revealed that the events of A-Day led to Wakanda closing its borders, and that Black Panther is drawn into the fight due to Ulysses Klaue's attempt to steal Vibranium for George Tarleton (MODOK).

The update will add a new Outpost, Birnin Zana, new missions, and two new villains which we know to be Klaue and Crossbones.

We can expect new enemy types, too.

Screenshot from Marvel's Avengers War for Wakanda expansion showing Crossbones – a new villain.
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Abilities

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Now that previews are live, we can see what Black Panther offers in his toolkit.

His Support Heroic heals his allies and can damage his enemies, while his Assault Heroic launches a spear that can pin enemies to walls.

Perhaps most exciting is his Ultimate Heroic, which summons a panther god and buffs T'Challa, with further tweaks able to create ethereal Wakandan soldiers to fight, too.

As for getting around, Black Panther will be able to cling to walls – so expect that to be his key movement mechanic, alongside his trademark athleticism.

As for his available gear, we know that it'll be split into the following:

  • Claws
  • Gauntlets
  • Protector
  • Cowl
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Reveal Trailer

Check out our best look so far at King T'Challa below.

Leaks

Seven DLC Characters Leak – February 23

It sounds as though Marvel's Avengers next seven DLC characters have leaked in order, according to dataminer Miller.

  • Clint Barton (Hawkeye)
  • Peter Parker (Spider-Man)
  • King T’Challa (Black Panther)
  • Jennifer Walters (She-Hulk)
  • Bucky Barnes (Winter Soldier)
  • Carol Danvers (Captain Marvel)
  • James Rhodes (War Machine)
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That suggests Black Panther and Spider-Man have likely switched places.