Team-Up Heroes FAQ (Page 1)
The first Team-Up Heroes will officially launch on Thursday, April 3rd, in preparation for the Captain America movie.
A presale pack will likely be available approximately one week before the official launch of Team-Up Heroes.
We are incredibly excited about seeing this feature go live and launching for everyone. We spent a good amount of time playing our favorite ARPGs and iterating to find the most-fun combination of systems and features to give Team-Up Heroes.
Many new Team-Up Heroes will be added periodically in the weeks, months and years ahead!
Team-Up Heroes can be obtained from Adam Warlock on the same day as their release and in the G Store in a new section for Team-Up Heroes.
The Team-Up Heroes are generally split into the following categories:
Enhanced Team-Up Heroes: 600 Splinters or 900 G
Non-Enhanced Team-Up Heroes: 400 Splinters or 650 G
Very Basic Team-Up Heroes: 200 Splinters or 400 G
Enhanced Team-Up Heroes have new voice acting work done specifically for the team up itself.
Very Basic Team-Up Heroes have no voice work, minimal VFX and minimal new tech associated with them.
Team-Up heroes have a lot of work put into them (much, much more than an enhanced costume), but we're banking on the fact that they will appeal to a broad range of players and they will be a worthwhile investment for the Marvel Heroes development team and plan to support them for infinite time. :)
Team-Up Heroes have 4 item slots and dedicated Team Up gear that drops in the world.
Team-Up gear drops in common through epic rarity (white through purple) and is affected by Rare Item Find (RIF).
Team-Up gear has custom bonuses specifically made for Team Ups.
The first four Team-Up Heroes will be:
How are Team Up Heroes different from each other?
Team Up Heroes have their own unique set of skills and abilities, which you select for them using a 3 x 4 grid of talents.
The talent grid is used to customize the Team-Up Hero to your playstyle. You choose which talents your team up has. The talents can be changed freely in hubs.
Full-Time Team-Up - Stays with you until they are defeated.
Short Duration Team-Up - Stays with you until they are defeated or 30 seconds elapses. Has a very high impact move when called in and does higher damage, but with shorter uptime. Starts with a 3 minute cooldown.
Behind The Scenes Team-Up - Provides you a passive bonus but is never called into play.
Team-Up Heroes FAQ (Page 2)
Team-Ups will be freely used account wide with no restrictions.
Once you acquire a Team-Up Hero, they can be teamed with any of your heroes with no restriction. The Hero Roster interface allows you to easily set which Team-Up is associated with each of your heroes.
Yes, the version of Earth in which Marvel Heroes exists is a juncture of many realities (as you've noticed), so this is no problem.
Team-Up Heroes automatically level up or down with your main hero, so you can freely use them on level 1 heroes or when using prestige levels.
Although they have a high amount of health, Team-Ups can be damaged and defeated, which means you’ll need to call them in again based on their cooldown. You have the option of gearing them for increased survivability.
Team-Ups will not be able to use costumes, but eventually alternate versions of Team-Ups may use different appearances. Example: Kate Bishop or Beta Ray Bill could potentially be a Team Up in the future.
Many, many, many will be available in the months and years to come, including Domino, Kitty Pryde, Beta Ray Bill, Lockjaw, Wolverine (a classic Marvel team up), Havok, all of the Guardians of the Galaxy, Wonder Man, Iceman (one of the original Amazing Friends) and Bob, Agent of Hydra are just short list of Team Ups that could appear in the future.
Note that a Team-Up Hero can also be a playable hero in the future and vice-versa.
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More FAQ Questions:
Team-Up Heroes have a shared inventory of 30 extra slots. These are available all the time, as soon as Team-Ups launch, even if you do not have a single Team-Up Hero.
Austin will confirm this week, but likely the first 4 team ups will be in the initial pack.
Team-Up gear can be used by any Team-Up Hero and are not for specific heroes. (At least not yet).
Currently, only Team-Up gear will affect Team-Ups, although I wouldn't be surprised to see a couple of items designed to assist Team-Up Heroes at some point.
Each Team-Up has an AI brain that controls their powers. They select targets independently and choose their attacks independently.
Falcon will definitely be a 600 splinter Team-Up Hero and has new voice acting. Our voice team is also working on scheduling voice actors for the rest, which may or may not be possible.
Nope, all Team-Ups will be balanced to each other.