How The October 2021 Side Quest Works – The Mysterious Contest: Part 2

Summoners!

Update 10/7 – If you still need to complete the September Objectives to get your Summoned Symbiote, Marvel Trucos has an event infographic that will help. If you need easily accessible targets for September Week 4 objectives, click here.

Part two of the Mysterious Contest is here, and the Summoned Symbiote is back – this time for good! Grind the Side Quest to rank up your Symbiote so it can take on Knull in the Cosmic Horror Quest for big rewards!

Read the Official Forum Post


EVENT SCHEDULE

Part 2 October Side Quest Begins: Wednesday, October 6 at 1pm EST.

New Solo Objectives: Daily at 1pm EST

Ends: Wednesday, November 3 at 1pm EST

HOW TO PLAY

The first important item to note is that you must have completed the first objective in any level of the final week of the September Objectives to participate in the October Side Quest. This will unlock the October Objectives, as well as send the Summoned Symbiote and a 3-Star Anti-Venom to your inbox.

This month features repeatable, entry-fee based quests like we’ve seen before. The Key for the month is an Antibody, and you can earn 1 Antibody per day by completing the October Daily Solo Objectives.

Note that if you enter a quest, you will lose your Antibody key, so you want to make sure you complete the quest once you start. You are allowed to save up your Antibody keys and run the Side Quest multiple times a day if you choose. The preview button is now available to scout the Side Quest Maps.

There are 6 maps for the Side Quest, all offering different rewards, and they come in Legendary, Epic, Master, and Heroic difficulties. As you can only earn 28 Antibody Keys, you should only run the highest difficulty you can complete.

REWARDS

Each of the 6 Side Quest Maps in October offer different rewards. What is important to note is that they all reward the same amount of Klyntar Katalysts per difficulty level, so you don’t have to worry about losing out on rank-up resources for your Summoned Symbiote by making the wrong choice.

Quick Breakdown (Legendary)
Quest 1 – T4/T5 CC
Quest 2 – T4B/T2A
Quest 3 – 5-Star Sig Stones/6-Star Shards
Quest 4 – 350K Gold
Quest 5 – 5-Star Signature Stones/5-Star Shards
Quest 6 – T5B/T1A

COSMIC HORROR QUEST

After grinding out the Side Quest, you’ll have plenty of Kylntar Katalysts to power up your Summoned Symbiote. Your Summoned Symbiote is the only champion that can enter the Cosmic Horror Quest, which is a special quest with rewards you can only earn once.

Note that the Symbiote Symbiote now has a prefight ability! However, you can only gain charges for the prefight within the Cosmic Horror Quest. At Rank 5, the Summoned Symbiote can gain a total of 6 Evolutions (Charges) which can each be activated once per fight, and stacked for a total of 3 times during the quest. Evolutions persisted until the end of the quest, so your Symbiote will get stronger the deeper into the quest you go.


COSMIC ECLIPSE CRYSTALS

October once again features a special hero crystal. These Cosmic Eclipse Crystals will be available in Cavalier form for Cavalier and up players for 4K shards, and in Grandmaster form for Uncollected and below for 3K Shards. Shards can be earned by completing Daily Solo Objectives.

These crystals have a slightly different pool than last month, but they still contain a chance for 6-Star Hyperion!

Cosmic Eclipse Crystal Champion Pool:
Agent Venom
Carnage
Red Goblin
Spider-Man (Symbiote)
Symbiote Supreme
Venom
Venom The Duck
Venompool
Bishop
Black Panther
Black Widow
Colossus
Cyclops (Blue Team)
Cyclops (New Xavier School)
Doctor Strange
Electro
Emma Frost
Ghost Rider
Hyperion
Iceman
Magneto
Nightcrawler
Professor X
Psylocke
Spider-Man (Classic)
Star-Lord
Storm
***4-Star Cyclops (New Xavier School) NOT INCLUDED

FINAL THOUGHTS

The rewards for this one look good, with plenty of options for players without any hard trade-offs. Best of all, the Summoned Symbiote is back! The only thing that makes me nervous is the Daily Solo Objectives, as Kabam’s track record with objectives hasn’t been good recently.

This is a month to grind, as we don’t know when Kylntar Katalysts will be back – if ever – so if you want to max out your Summoned Symbiote, make sure you put in the work this month, and good luck vs Knull in the Cosmic Horror Quest!

-Dano357

Around The Battlerealm – October 6, 2021

Summoners!

Here’s your Marvel Contest of Champions news brief for Wednesday, October 6, 2021.

Schedule Notes: September events end and October events begin at 1pm EST.

Kabam Boo previews the October Side Quest.

Karatemike tests out an unduped R2 Thor Ragnarok.

Kingslayer pits Guillotine vs Mole Man in Damage Race.

-Dano357

Around The Battlerealm – October 5, 2021

Summoners!

Here’s your Marvel Contest of Champions news brief for Tuesday, October 5, 2021.

Schedule Notes: Mister Negative is scheduled to enter the Basic Pool at 1pm EST. Please confirm via the in-game banner. The new 6-Star Featured Crystal will debut at 1pm EST. The featured champions in the crystal are Purgatory, The Overseer, Hercules, America Chavez, Spider-Man 2099, and Peni Parker. Joining the 6-Star Basic Pool will be Mangog, Odin, Jabari Panther, Silver Centurion, Shang-Chi, and Mister Negative. The Tier 4 Basic Arena begins at 6pm EST.

Champion Spotlights for Anti-Venom and Knull are now available.

Kam reviews the Guillotine buff.

Seatin tests out the newly buffed Thor Ragnarok.

-Dano357

Around The Battlerealm – October 4, 2021

Summoners!

Here’s your Marvel Contest of Champions news brief for Monday, October 4, 2021.

Schedule Notes: The Summoner Sigil Solo Event, Gold Quest, items on a 7-day timer, and the Legendary Crystal in the Black-ISO Market reset at 1pm EST. Round 2 of the Nova/Howard The Duck/Crossbones Selector Basic Arena and Hyperion Featured Arena begin at 1pm EST.

Check out the official Deep Dive for Knull.

RichTheMan previews the October Side Quest.

-Dano357

Around The Battlerealm – October 3, 2021

Summoners!

Here’s your Marvel Contest of Champions news brief for Sunday, October 3, 2021.

Schedule Notes: Sunday Arenas begin at 1pm EST. Incursions Milestones reset at 2pm EST. The Alliance Quest Series begins at 3:15pm EST.

Check out the official Deep Dive for Anti-Venom.

-Dano357

The Week Ahead in MCOC – October 3-9, 2021

Summoners!

Next week in Marvel Contest of Champions brings us a new Featured 6-Star Crystal, v32.3, and the kick-off of October’s events.

Alliance Wars Seasons
We are currently in the Alliance War Season 29. Rewards eligibility locks on Friday, October 15 at 6pm EST and Season 29 concludes on October 26.

For daily updates and the latest news, please follow @FrontlineMCOC on Twitter.

View Full MCOC Calendar

Full Roster Availability (No AW/AQ): 100% Champion Availability starting at 3pm EST on Friday, October 8 through Saturday, October 9 at 2pm EST.

Sunday, October 3: Sunday Arenas begin at 1pm EST. Incursions Milestones reset at 2pm EST. The Alliance Quest Series begins at 3:15pm EST.

Monday, October 4: The Summoner Sigil Solo Event, Gold Quest, items on a 7-day timer, and the Legendary Crystal in the Black-ISO Market reset at 1pm EST. Round 2 of the Nova/Howard The Duck/Crossbones Selector Basic Arena and Hyperion Featured Arena begin at 1pm EST.

Tuesday, October 5: Mister Negative is scheduled to enter the Basic Pool at 1pm EST. Please confirm via the in-game banner. The new 6-Star Featured Crystal will debut at 1pm EST. The featured champions in the crystal are Purgatory, The Overseer, Hercules, America Chavez, Spider-Man 2099, and Peni Parker. Joining the 6-Star Basic Pool will be Mangog, Odin, Jabari Panther, Silver Centurion, Shang-Chi, and Mister Negative. The Tier 4 Basic Arena begins at 6pm EST.

Wednesday, October 6: September events end and October events begin at 1pm EST.

Thursday, October 7: Round 1 of the Jabari Panther Basic Arena and To Be Announced Featured Arena begin at 1pm EST.

Friday, October 8: Incursions Milestones reset at 2pm EST. 100% Roster Availability begins at 3pm EST, following the conclusion of the Alliance Quest Series.

Saturday, October 9: Marauder Crystals expire at 1pm EST. 100% Roster Availability ends at 2pm EST.

Looking for more content from Frontline: MCOC?

100% Roster Availability Windows for October 2021

MCOC Release Notes v32.3 – October 2021

-Dano357

Around The Battlerealm – October 2, 2021

Summoners!

Here’s your Marvel Contest of Champions news brief for Saturday, October 2, 2021.

Schedule Notes: 100% Roster Availability ends at 2pm EST. Alliance Quest Enlistment begins at 3pm EST. The Alpha Arena begins at 6pm EST.

RichTheMan shared an updated guide for Potion and Revive Farming.

Jnik and SAS take on 4Loki in the first war of Season 29.

Rob vonShoe shows you how to Cheese the Venom & Carnage Objectives.

-Dano357

Around The Battlerealm – October 1, 2021

Summoners!

Here’s your Marvel Contest of Champions news brief for Friday, October 1, 2021.

Schedule Notes: 100% Roster Availability begins at 2pm EST.

Release Notes for v32.3 are now live. See what to expect this October in MCOC.

Richman previews the next game update.

Lagacy unleashes Horseman Norseman Kitty Pryde on Incursions.

Karatemike tests out 6-Star Rank 3 Hyperion.

-Dano357

MCOC Release Notes V32.3 – October 2021

Summoners!

It will be a symbiote-filled month as Anti-Venom and Knull join The Contest and one of the month popular creations in the history of MCOC, the Summoned Symbiote, finally returns! October also features the release of Act 7.3, buffs for Guillotine and Thor Ragnarok, and the debut of the much asked for Practice Fight feature. Expect to see v32.3 available for download on October 4 or 5.

Read the Official Release Notes.

V32.3 HIGHLIGHTS

Destroyer of Light EQ
Summoned Symbiote Returns
Anti-Venom
Knull
Guillotine & Thor Ragnarok Buffs
Act 7.3
Practice Fights
Fixes & Improvements

DESTROYER OF LIGHT – EVENT QUEST

In October’s Event Quest, Nova calls the Summoner to help him in a section of the Battlerealm overrun by Symbiotes. Something, or someone, has driven the Symbiotes into a frenzy, and the two set off in search of the answer.

COSMIC ECLIPSE – SIDE QUEST

He’s back! It’s been three long years, but the Summoned Symbiote has returned to the Battlerealm, and he is ready to take on his creator. Play the repeatable October Side Quests to earn the Katalysts (see what they did there?) needed to rank up the Symbiote and take on Knull. The best news about this event is that the Summoned Symbiote will remain in your roster after the conclusion of the event!

ANTI-VENOM

Anti-Venom is a Science champion. After losing the original Venom symbiote, Ed Brock developed cancer and began to work for Martin Li (Mr. Negative) in his F.E.A.S.T Center. Li used his Mr. Negative powers to heal Eddie, but this caused a reaction with the remnants of the symbiote still in Eddie’s bloodstream. Later, when Venom tried to return to Eddie, a new symbiote was created during this encounter. Eddie called the new symbiote, of which he was in total control of, Anti-Venom. Along with the standard symbiote abilities, Anti-Venom has amazing healing properties and can cure any human illness. Anti-Venom was created by Dan Slott and John Romita Jr and debuted in Amazing Spider-Man #569 in August of 2008.

Anti-Venom will be the first champion released in October and will hit the arenas on October 14.

KNULL

Knull is a Cosmic Champion. Knull actually created the symbiotes, but they turned on him and imprisoned him. Knull is incredibly powerful and one of the most ancient beings in existence. He once killed a Celestial with a single blow from his Necrosword. Knull can create and control symbiotes, and has the strength, speed, durability, and regenerative powers one would expect of a being that is a cosmic-level threat.

Knull was created by Donny Cates and Ryan Stegman and debuted in Thor: God of Thunder #6 in 2013, but his identity wasn’t revealed in that story. Venom Vol, 4 #3 is considered the first proper appearance of the character.

Anti-Venom will be the second champion released in October and will hit the arenas on October 28.

CHAMPION BUFFS

As previously revealed, Guillotine and Thor Ragnarok will receive buffs in October. These buffs will go live as soon as you download v32.3.

ACT 7.3

Kang returns with an army of alternate reality heroes turned villains in Act 7.3, which goes live on Wednesday, October 13. Expect to see more details revealed closer to the release date.

PRACTICE FIGHTS

This much requested feature will allow Summoners to engage in practice fights against any champion in their roster. These are not duels and there is no limit to the number of practice fights you can run.

BUG FIXES & IMPROVEMENTS

● Fixed an issue with Ronan’s was not always immune to Passive Poison Effects

● Fixed an issue where Mole Man disappears at the end of his SP3 attack

● Fixed an issue Grandmasters dice weren’t rotating in the info screen

● Fixed an issue where Nimrods Heavy Visual Effects could be turned off

● Fixed an issue with Karnaks SP3 Attack visual effects

● Fixed an issue where Ebony Maw’s Heavy attack Rock attack was not considered a physical attack

● Fixed an issue for all languages so the text aligns for featured champs

● Fixed an issue with the Critical Eye buff description to reflect that the precision gained is a passive effect and not a buff

● Fixed an issue with Kitty Pryde and Lockheeds glowing eyes not aligning during her SP3 Attack vs XL champs

● Fixed an issue where Alliance Rank, Bracket names and icons weren’t displaying for Alliances that ranked in the Top 3 in an AW Season

● Peni Parker will no longer act villainous (Fixed an issue where Peni Parker had an invisible Villain tag)

● Alliance Wars end of season mail will no longer be delivered as Already Read

● Alliance Wars button to redirect camera to the users node will now work correctly

● Fixed an issue where Crossbones was consuming a Fury on his heavy on opponents who were recovering from a Special Attack

● Fixed an issue where some of the lighting from champions attacks lingered for too long on their opponents

● Updated Pacify, Petrify, and Stupefy descriptions to reflect that they can trigger on any stun debuff

● Fixed an issue where Spider-man (Stealth Suit)’s SP2 Attack could ignore Gwenmasters Mystic Phase

● Fixed an issue where interacting with the screen during the run-in could cause gameplay hitches

● Implemented a fix to make the screen stay at the same Act/Quest and not jump to Book 2 after finishing or backing out of a Story Quest in Book 1

FINAL THOUGHTS

If the Summoned Symbiote can’t bring some life back to MCOC, I don’t know what will. Here’s hoping for a fun month without monotonous objectives and hopefully a more stable game build. Fingers crossed!

-Dano357

Around The Battlerealm – September 30, 2021

Summoners!

Here’s your Marvel Contest of Champions news brief for Thursday, September 30, 2021.

Schedule Notes: Round 1 of the Nova/Howard The Duck/Crossbones Selector Basic Arena and Hyperion Featured Arena begin at 1pm EST. The Alliance Quest Series concludes at 3pm EST.

Go Inside The Contest with Kabam Miike to learn more about a new gamemode coming to MCOC.

Vega looks into the damage and utility of 6-Star Nimrod.

-Dano357