You May Be Able To Wield Thor’s Stormbreaker In Marvel’s Avengers


Concluding two years of worrying silence following its announcement in 2017, Marvel’s Avengers was officially unveiled at this year’s E3. The project, which has been placed in the gifted hands of Tomb Raider developer Crystal Dynamics, is scheduled to launch in the first half of 2020, but frustratingly, that’s largely where the supply of new details ends. See, besides the slick cinematic trailer confirming the obvious – that you’ll be playing as the titular iconic superhero team – gameplay was entirely absent from the reveal.

Thankfully, various members of the development team have since been persuaded to part with lucrative information regarding the game’s narrative structure and monetization models, but the main attraction? Not a chance. In fact, the only glimpse of gameplay we’ve so far received has come via leaked footage and while that’s helped to shed further light on Marvel’s Avengers, mechanics still remain a closely-guarded secret.

One such topic spurring consistent speculation is whether each playable hero will have access to various weapons and forms of combat. Iron Man, after all, has a wealth of different suits and gadgets ripe for use in any given gameplay scenario, but what of the others? Well, if a recent tweet by Crystal Dynamics creative director Shaun Escayg is any indication, Thor players could well have access to a certain two-handed axe.

The above is by no means confirmation of Stormbreaker’s inclusion in-game, but the implications are clear as day. Should each hero wind up having access to different weaponry, could it be, that Cap will wield Mjolnir as he did in Avengers: Endgame? Unlikely, given Crystal Dynamics’ clear desire to distance itself from the MCU, but never say never.

Regardless of the eventual outcome, we want to know what you think, dear reader. Let us know in the comments below how you believe Marvel’s Avengers intends to keep combat feeling fresh and varied for repeated play.