Kate Bishop DLC Injects New Content into Marvel’s Avengers

By | 11/12/2020


Since it’s shaky start a few months ago, Marvel’s Avengers finally gets some fresh content with the free Kate Bishop DLC.

After being delayed multiple times, the first DLC for the controversial superhero game is now available.

Titled “Taking AIM”, the first free DLC centered around Kate Bishop, A.K.A Hawkeye, adds a super cool new hero with genuinely astounding abilities.

Utilizing a Quantum Reactor, Kate is able to teleport, shoot various arrows and engage in sword combat.

Marvel’s Avengers | Kate Bishop – Taking AIM Trailer

As with other heroes, the animations for Kate Bishop are excellently done, as she performs teleport jumps, stylish parries and acrobatic dodges.

Teleporting is tricky at first, but once you get the hang of it, you will use it constantly in combat.

Teleporting seems to confuse the enemies around you as they try to figure out where you will be coming from next.

For example, it’s great fun to quick-hit an enemy and then teleport above them with a ground slam.

Kate Bishop DLC Released
Kate Bishop DLC Released

Bishop herself has added a touch of sarcasm to the game and is an excellent rival for Tony Stark’s snarky comments and the two often engage in sibling-like banter.

Kate Bishop’s story begins as The Avengers investigate the Tachyon rifts presented in a previous update that introduced a new SHIELD Outpost in the Pacific Northwest under the command of Maria Hill.

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It turns out that Kate has been searching for the original Hawkeye, Clint Barton, since his disappearance after A-Day.

The story takes you to multiple new locations and introduces not only new gameplay mechanics for Kate but new enemies as well.

Kate Bishop DLC Gameplay Screenshot; Arrows
Kate Bishop DLC Gameplay Screenshot; Arrows

Without spoiling the game, I can tell you that there is a conspiracy involving AIM, Barton and of course, Monica Rappaccini.

Following a well designed introductory mission, Kate joins the Avengers as a new addition to the team, even getting her own room onboard the Helicarrier.

Disappointingly though, Kate begins her journey as an Avenger at Hero Level 1 and Power Level 1.

Given her abilities, I was expecting this to be higher, maybe at 10, but I suppose it makes sense to start her at a fresh level.

Kate Bishop DLC Gameplay Screenshot; Hologram
Kate Bishop DLC Gameplay Screenshot; Hologram

Like any other hero, Bishop’s abilities can be upgraded by earning Skill Points and this increases pretty quickly just by virtue of playing the game with the character.

By the time you have fully upgraded her skills, you are left with an extremely capable hero and one that is worthy as an Avenger.

Kate’s amazing looking cosmetics can also be unlocked via her Hero Card by completing the challenges presented and some have also been made available for purchase in the Marketplace.

Using Kate Bishop as the first DLC character is a great move, since for me at least, I didn’t know what to expect as I don’t know the character well.

Marvel's Avengers Kate Bishop Alternate Costume
Marvel’s Avengers Kate Bishop Alternate Costume

What the team at Crystal Dynamics has created here is a fresh addition to the team that adds a new dimension to the gameplay.

If you enjoy up-close action then this is a great character since Kate’s moves are quick, accurate and fun to pull off, just like Black Widow.

It may have been a long wait for the first Marvel’s Avengers DLC but it was definitely worth it.

Marvel’s Avengers Kate Bishop DLC is available now for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.

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