After a long 5-week Event Quest, the October update is almost here. As previously reported, Cosmic Ghost Rider and Red Goblin are set to make their Marvel Contest of Champions debuts next month. Be on the lookout for their Champion Spotlights, which will be released soon, and expect to see v28.2 available for download on October 5-6. Read The Full Release Notes.
In October’s Event Quest, mysterious time anomalies have been reported in the Battlerealm, as well as sightings of “The Rider” and talk of an abandoned stash of crystals.
Starting with this Event Quest there will no longer be a monthly Beginner Difficulty, but units will be added to the Uncollected Difficulty to make up for the loss.
As always, I’ll have a full breakdown of the monthly Side Quest closer to the event, but here’s what we know now. October’s Side Quest centers around Mephisto, who needs your help to clean up Hades. First you’ll need to run Limbo Quests to gather Lost Souls. These are then traded Soul Boosts, which you’ll use to run Hades Invasions for rewards. Because Mephisto is a known trickster, the Soul Boosts will not only boost your attackers, they will also buff the defenders as well, so be careful!
Punisher 2099 Buff
The first champion tune-up is here! Among many tweaks, Punisher 2099 is receiving increased base armor and attack ratings. His Battery will now start at 40% and will charge faster, and Overdrive will drain the Battery at a slower rate. His Regen and Power Drain have been increased, as well as the length of his Power Lock.
Act 6 Changes
Kabam is making the final set of Act 6 changes with the v28.2 update. These changes are targeted at reducing the difficulty of individual encounters throughout Act 6.
6.1.5 Crossbones – Biohazard replaced with Poison
6.2.2 Mr. Sinister – EMP Modification replaced with Prey on the Weak
6.2.5 Mordo – Reduced Strength in Numbers potency to 12.5% per KOed champ
6.3.1 Medusa – Removed Counterstrike
6.3.3 Mysterio – Mysterio replaced with King Groot, and preceding King Groot replaced with Groot.
6.3.5 Mysterio – Removed Armor Break Immunity
6.3.6 Captain America IW – Replaced Unlimited Power with Aggression: Fury
6.4.3 Darkhawk – Removed Raptor Upgrades
6.4.4 Iceman – Replaced with Havok
6.4.4 Aarkus – EMP Modification replaced with Buffet
6.4.5 Hydra Adaptoid – Champion Boost reduced from 600% to 300%
Check out the release notes for a full list of the changes.
No news yet on compensation, but stay tuned!
There will be a special Punishing Arena which will reward additional Soul Boosts as well as Monsters & Hunters Crystal Shards.
You can earn even more Soul Boosts and Monsters & Hunters Crystals by completing October’s special Deadly Sins Solo Objectives. There will also be new profile pictures available from this event.
Kabam is bringing the boss fights from NYCC 2017, 2018, and 2019 in-game for everyone to try! Participate in the Convention Clash for unique titles and profile pictures.
Finally, Ghost-Rider is now immune to Incinerate!
Kabam is back to adding some newer Marvel characters that I’m not familiar with from the comics, but they look really cool. For me, the biggest story of the month is the completion of the Act 6 Nerf. Many Summoners, including myself, have been holding off on exploring Act 6 until these changes were made. Now that the Thronebreaker title has been announced, it’s time to get moving.