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Marvel’s Avengers guide: Challenge Card and free Credits

Marvel’s Avengers’ Battle Pass nets you some free skins and currencies

Ms. Marvel, Hulk, and Black Widow showing off custom outfits in Marvel’s Avengers Image: Crystal Dynamics/Square Enix

Marvel’s Avengers unique Battle Pass system. Each Hero has a Challenge Card, and you can complete daily and weekly challenges to level up each Hero’s card. Over time, you’ll unlock new skins and currencies by upgrading your card.

Here’s how Marvel’s Avengers Challenge Cards work, and how to milk them for free Credits, the game’s premium currency.

How Challenge Cards work, and how to unlock them

When you buy Marvel’s Avengers, you’ll automatically earn the Challenge Cards for the launch Heroes: Thor, Captain America, Ms. Marvel, Black Widow, Hulk, and Iron Man. Post-launch Heroes — like both Hawkeyes, Kate Bishop and Clint Barton — will come with a free and premium Challenge Card. You can unlock the premium Challenge Card with 1,000 Credits ($9.99).

Unlike Battle Passes in other games in which rewards change and refresh, in Marvel’s Avengers you’ll be able to earn the same rewards whether you complete the Challenge Card in 2020 or 2025. There is no general Battle Pass for your Marvel’s Avengers account. It’s all about Challenge Cards.

How to upgrade your Challenge Card

The weekly challenges award more points than the daily ones
Image: Crystal Dynamics/Square Enix

Every day, you have four Challenges to work on for your Challenge Cards. Each Hero will get two weekly Challenges that refresh on Thursday and two daily Challenges that refresh every day. These Challenges are the only way to level up your Challenge Card — there is no general XP system for the card.

You’ll earn three Challenge Points for completing a daily Challenge and 11 Challenge Points for completing a weekly Challenge. You’ll earn special rewards when you gain enough Challenge Points to meet certain thresholds.

Earn from Challenge Cards, including free Credits

Each Challenge Card offers a variety of rewards. Most are cosmetic, like skins, Takedowns, and Hero icons. But there are several currencies available as well. You can get various upgrade materials for your gear, Units for buying rotating cosmetics from vendors, and most notably, Credits for buying items from the in-game marketplace.

This is the only way to get in-game credits without buying them with real money.

From the Challenge Cards of the six launch Heroes, you can pick up 1,300 Credits each. That means you can get 7,800 Credits if you max out every Challenge Card. Marvel’s Avengers developer Crystal Dynamics also announced that new Hero Challenge Cards will reward 1,000 more Credits after you buy them. If you grind out all your Challenge Cards and never spend a single Credit on the Marketplace, you’ll have enough to buy the Challenge Cards of seven new Heroes.

It’s currently unclear how often Crystal Dynamics will launch new Heroes, but Kate Bishop and Clint Barton will launch in October and November respectively.