Sanzaru Games might be working on the rather epic looking virtual reality (VR) adventure Asgard’s Wrath but thankfully that hasn’t stopped the team continuing to improve upon last years release, Marvel Powers United VR. Today has seen the fourth Patch arrive for the Super Hero brawler, adding more tuning to characters as well as the addition of new content.
The two big additions in Patch 4 is the new objective phase and enemy type. The objective phase is called Nuke Defense, and can appear at any time on a map. Players have to work together to locate and deactivate deployed A.I.M. Nuke Titans, with each device carefully deactivated by using the correct sequenced code displayed on the nuke’s terminal and pulling the corresponding cable. If the wrong cable is pulled, the nuke will detonate and KO the active player while damaging other players in its radius.
Just like some of the other modes there might be multiple Nuke Titans to deactivate, and should any remain once the time has expired then it’s mission failure.
The new enemy players have to deal with is called the Data Runner. This particular opponent collects battle data for A.I.M. and the Masters of Evil, needing to be stopped before the intel is sent. The Data Runner is a super-elite unit highlighted in an orange glow. Should a player eliminate this unit then their ultimate meter is filled whilst receiving a significant amount of bonus points. Players need to be aware the soldier does higher than normal damage, has higher HP and will track them.
In addition to the new content, Sanzaru Games has tuned all the characters to address spamming exploits as well as underperforming attacks, Plus there’s a whole host of other tweaks and changes, head on over to Reddit to see them all.
With all the new additions things should have improved since VRFocus first reviewed Marvel Powers United VR at launch last year, giving it only 3-stars saying: “It’s the repetition that lets it down, dissolving the gameplay down to basic wave-based combat. With four friends you’ll get some life out of Marvel Powers United VR, just not the heroic gameplay most were looking for.” For further updates on the title, keep reading VRFocus.