MPQ Sneak Peek: July 2019 Edition *Updated (7/19/19)

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Marvel Puzzle Quest Sneak Peek: Upcoming In July, 2019
(*Important note: Anything listed below is subject to change before release. We will try to update any changes in a timely manner, but please keep in mind the info below is not guaranteed.)

CHARACTERS
Hailing from another dimension, Quentin Beck has arrived to save the day! Check out 4-Star Mysterio HERE

From teaching young mutants at the Xavier Institute to getting into the world of dating after years in the closet, Bobby Drake is doing his best to have it all. Check out 5-Star Iceman HERE

UPCOMING VERSUS TOURNAMENTS
End of Versus Tournament Season #67 - Soul (6/30/19)

Oops, All Spiders! - All Spider-Man Variants (7/2/19)
Double Iso-8

Progression Rewards:
4-Star: Bishop - Yellow
3-Star: Spider-Man (Classic) - Purple, Blue
2-Star: Ares - Red
1-Star: Spider-Man (Original) - Blue

Placement Rewards:
4-Star: Black Panther (King of Wakanda) - Red, Blue
3-Star: Captain America (Super Soldier) - Blue, Yellow, Red
2-Star: Spider-Man (Bag-Man) - Purple, Blue, Yellow

Alliance Placement Rewards:
3-Star: Captain America (Super Soldier) - Blue
2-Star: Spider-Man (Bag-Man) - Purple, Blue

First Avenger - Captain America (Super Soldier) (7/4/19)
Double Iso-8

Progression Rewards:
4-Star: Black Panther (King of Wakanda) - Yellow
3-Star: Captain America (Super Soldier) - Yellow, Red
2-Star: Spider-Man (Bag-Man) - Blue
1-Star: Spider-Man (Original) - Purple

Placement Rewards:
4-Star: Mysterio - Blue, Purple
3-Star: Beast - Blue, Green, Yellow
2-Star: Black Widow (Original) - Purple, Black, Blue

Alliance Placement Rewards:
3-Star: Beast - Blue
2-Star: Black Widow (Original) - Purple, Black

Start of Versus Tournament Season #68 - Mind (7/4/19)

Smoke and Mirrors - Mysterio (7/7/19)
Progression Rewards:
4-Star: Mysterio - Yellow
3-Star: Beast - Yellow, Green
2-Star: Thor (Marvel NOW!) - Yellow
1-Star: Hawkeye (Classic) - Red

Placement Rewards:
4-Star: Spider-Gwen - Red, Purple
3-Star: Spider-Man (Classic) - Blue, Yellow, Purple
2-Star: Spider-Man (Bag-Man) - Blue, Yellow, Purple

Alliance Placement Rewards:
3-Star: Spider-Man (Classic) - Blue
2-Star: Spider-Man (Bag-Man) - Blue, Yellow

Main Stage - Spider-Gwen (7/9/19)
Progression Rewards:
4-Star: Spider-Gwen - Yellow
3-Star: Spider-Man (Classic) - Yellow, Purple
2-Star: Spider-Man (Bag-Man) - Yellow
1-Star: Spider-Man (Original) - Purple

Placement Rewards:
4-Star: Miles Morales - Yellow, Purple
3-Star: Thanos (Modern) - Black, Green, Purple
2-Star: Thor (Marvel NOW!) - Yellow, Red, Green

Alliance Placement Rewards:
3-Star: Thanos (Modern) - Black
2-Star: Thor (Marvel NOW!) - Yellow, Red

Web 2.0 - Miles Morales (7/11/19)
Progression Rewards:
4-Star: Miles Morales - Red
3-Star: Thanos (Modern) - Green, Purple
2-Star: Bullseye (Dark Avengers) - Green
1-Star: Venom (Dark Avengers) - Black

Placement Rewards:
4-Star: Black Widow (Infinity War) - Black, Yellow
3-Star: Blade (Daywalker) - Purple, Black, Green
2-Star: Captain Marvel (Ms. Marvel) - Yellow, Black, Red

Alliance Placement Rewards:
3-Star: Blade (Daywalker) - Purple
2-Star: Captain Marvel (Ms. Marvel) - Yellow, Black

High Stakes - Blade (Daywalker) (7/14/19)
Progression Rewards:
4-Star: Black Widow (Infinity War) - Purple
3-Star: Blade (Daywalker) - Black, Green
2-Star: Captain Marvel (Ms. Marvel) - Black
1-Star: Spider-Man (Original) - Purple

Placement Rewards:
4-Star: Blade (Modern) - Green, Red
3-Star: Ragnarok - Red,  Green, Blue
2-Star: Moonstone - Black, Purple, Red

Alliance Placement Rewards:
3-Star: Ragnarok - Red
2-Star: Moonstone - Black, Purple

KRAKADOOM! - Ragnarok (7/16/19)
Progression Rewards:
4-Star: Blade (Modern) - Black
3-Star: Ragnarok - Green, Blue
2-Star: Bullseye (Dark Avengers) - Green
1-Star: Spider-Man (Original) - Blue

Placement Rewards:
4-Star: Carnage - Black, Red
3-Star: Psylocke - Black, Red, Blue
2-Star: Captain Marvel (Ms. Marvel) - Black, Red, Yellow

Alliance Placement Rewards:
3-Star: Psylocke - Black
2-Star: Captain Marvel (Ms. Marvel) - Black, Red

Fresh Cut - Psylocke (7/18/19)
Progression Rewards:
4-Star: Carnage - Green
3-Star: Psylocke - Red, Blue
2-Star: Captain Marvel (Ms. Marvel) - Red
1-Star: Storm (Modern) - Green

Placement Rewards:
4-Star: Captain Marvel (Carol Danvers) - Green, Yellow
3-Star: Black Widow (Grey Suit) - Green, Red, Purple
2-Star: Hawkeye (Modern) - Red, Blue, Purple

Alliance Placement Rewards:
3-Star: Black Widow (Grey Suit) - Green
2-Star: Hawkeye (Modern) - Red, Blue
Hollowpoint Kiss - Black Widow (Grey Suit) (7/21/19)
Progression Rewards:
4-Star: Captain Marvel (Carol Danvers) - Black
3-Star: Black Widow (Grey Suit) - Red, Purple
2-Star: Daken (Dark Avengers) - Black
1-Star: Juggernaut - Red

Placement Rewards:
4-Star: Cloak and Dagger - Black, Yellow
3-Star: Gambit (Modern) - Purple, Black, Red
2-Star: Captain Marvel (Ms. Marvel) - Red, Yellow, Black

Alliance Placement Rewards:
3-Star: Gambit (Modern) - Purple
2-Star: Captain Marvel (Ms. Marvel) - Red, Yellow

Ragin' Cajun - Gambit (Modern) (7/23/19) *New Update*
Progression Rewards:
4-Star: Cloak and Dagger - Purple
3-Star: Gambit (Modern) - Black, Red
2-Star: Captain Marvel (Ms. Marvel) - Yellow
1-Star: Storm (Modern) - Yellow

Placement Rewards:
4-Star: Cyclops (Classic) - Yellow, Red
3-Star: Magneto (Classic) - Yellow, Red, Blue
2-Star: Hawkeye (Modern) - Blue, Purple, Red

Alliance Placement Rewards:
3-Star: Magneto (Classic) - Yellow
2-Star: Hawkeye (Modern) - Blue, Purple

House of X - Jean Grey, Professor X, Magneto (7/25/19) New Event! *New Update*
One featured character per node. Can be any rarity of that character.

Progression Rewards:
4-Star: Cyclops (Classic) - Blue
3-Star: Magneto (Classic) - Red, Blue
2-Star: Magneto (Marvel NOW!) - Red
1-Star: Storm (Modern) - Green

Placement Rewards:
4-Star: Dazzler - Green, Red
3-Star: Wolverine (Patch) - Green, Yellow, Red
2-Star: Storm (Classic) - Yellow, Blue, Green

Alliance Placement Rewards:
3-Star: Wolverine (Patch) - Green
2-Star: Storm (Classic) - Yellow, Blue

UPCOMING STORY EVENTS
Battle at the Basilica - 3 Day Alliance Event (7/1/19)
Double Iso-8
Check out the full details HERE

Featured Characters:
4-Star: Spider-Man (Infinity War)
3-Star: Blade (Daywalker)
2-Star: Ares

Character Categories: Spider-Man, Iron Man, Steve Rogers, Nick Fury, Miles Morales, Spider-Gwen, Venom

S.H.I.E.L.D. Training - Mysterio (7/4/19)
Double Iso-8

Required Characters
4-Star: Mysterio, Peggy Carter, Invisible Woman, Elektra (Unkillable)

Unstable Iso-8 - 3 Day Duration (7/4/19)
Double Iso-8

Featured Characters:
5-Star: Spider-Man (Peter Parker)
4-Star: Peggy Carter
3-Star: Loki (Dark Reign)
2-Star: Daken (Dark Avengers)

Progression Rewards:
4-Star: Peggy Carter - Yellow
3-Star: Loki (Dark Reign) - Purple, Green, Black
2-Star: Daken (Dark Avengers) -Blue, Purple
1-Star: Spider-Man (Original) - Blue

Placement Rewards:
4-Star: Mysterio - Yellow, Blue, Purple
3-Star: Hawkeye (Hawkguy) - Black, Blue, Purple
2-Star: Human Torch (Johnny Storm) - Red, Green, Black
1-Star: Hawkeye (Classic) - Red, Purple

Alliance Placement Rewards:
4-Star: Mysterio - Yellow
3-Star: Hawkeye (Hawkguy) - Black
2-Star: Human Torch (Johnny Storm) - Red
1-Star: Hawkeye (Classic) - Red

Webbed Wonder - 4 Day Duration (7/7/19)
Featured Characters:
5-Star: Green Goblin
4-Star: Mysterio
3-Star: Hawkeye (Hawkguy)
2-Star: Human Torch (Johnny Storm)

Progression Rewards:
4-Star: Mysterio - Blue
3-Star: Hawkeye (Hawkguy) - Blue, Black, Purple
2-Star: Human Torch (Johnny Storm) - Green, Red
1-Star: Spider-Man (Original) - Red

Placement Rewards:
4-Star: Miles Morales - Yellow, Purple, Red
3-Star: The Hulk (Indestructible) - Black, Green, Red
2-Star: Black Widow (Original) - Blue, Purple, Black

Alliance Placement Rewards:
4-Star: Miles Morales - Red
3-Star: The Hulk (Indestructible) - Black
2-Star: Black Widow (Original) - Blue, Purple
1-Star: Hawkeye (Classic) - Red

Venom Bomb - 4 Day Duration (7/11/19)
Featured Characters:
5-Star: Spider-Man (Back in Black)
4-Star: Miles Morales
3-Star: The Hulk (Indestructible)
2-Star: Black Widow (Original)

Progression Rewards:
4-Star: Miles Morales - Purple
3-Star: The Hulk (Indestructible) - Green, Black, Red
2-Star: Black Widow (Original) - Purple, Blue
1-Star: Spider-Man (Original) - Purple

Placement Rewards:
4-Star: Sabretooth - Green, Red, Black
3-Star: Thor (Modern) - Green, Red, Yellow
2-Star: Magneto (Marvel NOW!) - Purple, Blue, Red

Alliance Placement Rewards:
4-Star: Sabretooth - Black
3-Star: Thor (Modern) - Green
2-Star: Magneto (Marvel NOW!) - Purple, Blue
1-Star: Venom (Dark Avengers) - Black

Strange Sights - 3 Day Duration (7/15/19)
Featured Characters:
5-Star: Gambit (Classic)
4-Star: Sabretooth
3-Star: Thor (Modern)
2-Star: Magneto (Marvel NOW!)

Progression Rewards:
4-Star: Sabretooth - Red
3-Star: Thor (Modern) - Red,  Green, Yellow
2-Star: Magneto (Marvel NOW!) - Blue, Purple
1-Star: Venom (Dark Avengers) - Purple

Placement Rewards:
4-Star: Hawkeye (Ronin) - Red, Green, Purple
3-Star: Vision - Blue, Yellow, Red
2-Star: Captain America (Steve Rogers) - Red, Yellow, Blue

Alliance Placement Rewards:
4-Star: Hawkeye (Ronin) - Purple
3-Star: Vision - Blue
2-Star: Captain America (Steve Rogers) - Red, Yellow
1-Star: Spider-Man (Original) - Purple

Spider-Man vs Sinister Six - 3 Day Duration (7/18/19)
Featured Characters:
4-Star: Hawkeye (Ronin)
3-Star: Vision
2-Star: Captain America (Steve Rogers)

Character Categories: Spider-Man, Hawkeye, Black Widow, Iron Man, Thor, The Hulk, Wolverine

Progression Rewards:
4-Star: Hawkeye (Ronin) - Green
3-Star: Vision - Yellow, Red

Round Rewards:
4-Star: Black Cat - Green, Black, Purple
3-Star: Gamora (Guardians of the Galaxy) - Red, Green, Black
Hearts of Darkness - 4 Day Duration (7/21/19)
Featured Characters:
5-Star: Storm (Ororo Munroe)
4-Star: Black Cat
3-Star: Gamora (Guardians of the Galaxy)
2-Star: Hawkeye (Modern)

Progression Rewards:
4-Star: Black Cat - Black
3-Star: Gamora (Guardians of the Galaxy) - Green, Red, Black
2-Star: Hawkeye (Modern) - Red, Purple
1-Star: Juggernaut - Red

Placement Rewards:
4-Star: Gamora (Awesome Mix Volume 2) - Blue, Black, Red
3-Star: Thanos (Modern) - Black, Green, Purple
2-Star: Bullseye (Dark Avengers) - Green, Black, Purple

Alliance Placement Rewards:
4-Star: Gamora (Awesome Mix Volume 2) - Red
3-Star: Thanos (Modern) - Black
2-Star: Bullseye (Dark Avengers) - Green, Black
1-Star: Storm (Modern) - Black

Deadpool vs MPQ - 4 Day Duration (7/25/19) *New Update*
Featured Characters:
5-Star: Rescue
4-Star: Gamora (Awesome Mix Volume 2)
3-Star: Thanos (Modern)
2-Star: Bullseye (Dark Avengers)

Progression Rewards:
4-Star: Gamora (Awesome Mix Volume 2) - Black
3-Star: Thanos (Modern) - Green, Black, Purple
2-Star: Bullseye (Dark Avengers) - Black, Green
1-Star: Black Widow (Modern) - Blue

Placement Rewards:
4-Star: Kate Bishop - Purple, Black, Blue
3-Star: Magneto (Classic) - Blue, Yellow, Red
2-Star: Wolverine (Astonishing X-Men) - Red, Green, Yellow

Alliance Placement Rewards:
4-Star: Kate Bishop - Blue
3-Star: Magneto (Classic) - Blue
2-Star: Wolverine (Astonishing X-Men) - Red, Green
1-Star: Hawkeye (Classic) - Purple

UPCOMING DEADPOOL'S DAILIES
Savory (7/2/19)
Double Iso-8

3-Star Required: Doctor Strange (Stephen Strange), Thanos (Modern), Hawkeye (Hawkguy), Star-Lord (Peter Quill), Elektra (Assassin)
Crash of the Titans: Spider-Ham

Behemoth Burrito:
  • Sabretooth, Wolverine (Patch), Daken (Dark Avengers)
  • Kingpin (Wilson Fisk), Scarlet Witch, Captain Marvel (Ms. Marvel)
  • Wolverine (X-Force), Deadpool (It's Me, Deadpool!), Human Torch (Johnny Storm)
  • Domino, Doctor Strange (Stephen Strange), Captain Marvel (Ms. Marvel)
  • America Chavez, Iron Man (Model 40), Thor (Marvel NOW!)
Sweet (7/7/19)
3-Star Required: Gambit (Modern), Angel, Black Panther (T'Challa), Magneto (Classic), Storm (Mohawk)
Crash of the Titans: Spider-Gwen

Behemoth Burrito:
  • Prowler, Luke Cage (Hero for Hire), Wolverine (Astonishing X-Men)
  • Vulture, Doctor Strange (Stephen Strange), Magneto (Marvel NOW!)
  • Venom (Agent Venom), Doctor Strange (Stephen Strange), Thor (Marvel NOW!)
  • Agent Coulson, Black Widow (Grey Suit), Human Torch (Johnny Storm)
  • X-23, Daken (Classic), Black Widow (Original)
Savory (7/12/19)
3-Star Required: Luke Cage (Hero for Hire), Rocket & Groot (Most Wanted), Spider-Man (Classic), Daredevil (Man Without Fear), She-Hulk
Crash of the Titans: Miles Morales

Behemoth Burrito:
  • Iceman, Scarlet Witch, Magneto (Marvel NOW!)
  • Jean Grey (All-New X-Men), Scarlet Witch, Captain Marvel (Ms. Marvel)
  • Valkyrie, She-Hulk, Captain Marvel (Ms. Marvel)
  • Emma Frost, Thor (Modern), Storm (Classic)
  • Gamora (Awesome Mix Volume 2), Doctor Strange (Stephen Strange), Wolverine (Astonishing X-Men)
Sweet (7/17/19)
3-Star Required: Deadpool (It's Me, Deadpool!), Gamora (Guardians of the Galaxy), Black Widow (Grey Suit), Loki (Dark Reign), Daken (Classic)
Crash of the Titans: Ghost

Behemoth Burrito:
  • Rocket & Groot (Awesome Mix Volume 2), Gamora (Guardians of the Galaxy), Daken (Dark Avengers)
  • Yondu, Iron Fist (Immortal Weapon), Wolverine (Astonishing X-Men)
  • Wiccan, Doctor Strange (Stephen Strange), Human Torch (Johnny Storm)
  • Mockingbird, Doctor Strange (Stephen Strange), Thor (Marvel NOW!)
  • Winter Soldier, Cyclops (Uncanny X-Men), Magneto (Marvel NOW!)
Savory (7/22/19) *New Update*
3-Star Required: Squirrel Girl, Doctor Doom (Classic), Mystique, The Hulk (Indestructible), Sam Wilson (Falcon) 
Crash of the Titans: Mr. Fantastic

Behemoth Burrito:
  • Sam Wilson (Captain America), Beast, Bullseye (Dark Avengers)
  • Peggy Carter, Thor (Modern), Captain America (Steve Rogers)
  • Captain Marvel (Carol Danvers), Blade (Daywalker), Ares
  • Professor X, Blade (Daywalker), Human Torch (Johnny Storm)
  • Cyclops (Classic), Kamala Khan, Captain Marvel (Ms. Marvel)
WEEKLY BUFFS
(7/4/19 - 7/11/19)
  • 4-Star: Miles Morales, Spider-Gwen, Spider-Ham, Spider-Man (Infinity War), Spider-Woman
  • 3-Star: Beast, Deadpool (It's Me, Deadpool!), Kamala Khan, Spider-Man (Classic), Thanos (Modern)
  • 2-Star: Black Widow (Original), Thor (Marvel NOW!)
  • 1-Star: Hawkeye (Classic), Spider-Man (Original)
(7/11/19 - 7/18/19)
  • 4-Star: Miles Morales, Spider-Gwen, Spider-Ham, Spider-Man (Infinity War), Spider-Woman
  • 3-Star: Doctor Strange (Stephen Strange), Hawkeye (Hawkguy), Scarlet Witch, Spider-Man (Classic), Wolverine (Patch)
  • 2-Star: Bullseye (Dark Avengers), Moonstone
  • 1-Star: Spider-Man (Original), Venom (Dark Avengers)
(7/18/19 - 7/25/19)
  • 4-Star: Black Cat, Captain Marvel (Carol Danvers), Iron Man (Hulkbuster), Mordo, Winter Soldier
  • 3-Star: Captain America (Super Soldier), Colossus, Sam Wilson (Falcon), The Hulk (Indestructible), Psylocke
  • 2-Star: Daken (Dark Avengers), Hawkeye (Modern)
  • 1-Star: Juggernaut, Storm (Modern)
CHANGELOG
*(06/28/19) Brigby - Updated Versus events, Story events, Deadpool's Dailies, and Weekly Buffs
*(07/03/19) Brigby - Updated Versus events, Story events, Deadpool's Dailies, Weekly Buffs, and added details about 4-Star Mysterio.
*(07/09/19) Brigby - Updated Versus events, Story events, and Deadpool's Dailies.
*(07/12/19) Brigby - Updated Versus events, Story events, Deadpool's Dailies, and Weekly Buffs.
*(07/15/19) Brigby - Updated Versus events, Story events, and added details about 5-Star Iceman.
*(07/17/19) Brigby - Updated 3-Star Featured character and reward in Hearts of Darkness event
*(07/19/19) Brigby - Updated Versus events, Story events, and Deadpool's Dailies.
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Comments

  • BrigbyBrigby ADMINISTRATORS Posts: 7,224 Site Admin
    *Revisit the June 2019 Sneak Peek HERE
  • JHawkIncJHawkInc Posts: 1,871 Chairperson of the Boards
    First off:
    S.H.I.E.L.D. Training - Mysterio (7/4/19) *New Update*
    Double Iso-8
    Required Characters
    4-Star: Mysterio, Peggy Carter, Invisible Woman, Elektra (Unkillable)
    No Sabretooth or Black Cat means it's a win all around! The fact that people will be getting Peggy covers from the boss immediately before she's required in Shield Training is a double win!

    Second:
    Oops, All Spiders! - All Spider-Man Variants (7/2/19)
    The Marvel.com article described it as an "All Spider-Man PVP tournament." And didn't describe further. I've been calling it "Oops All Spideys" in alliance chat since then. High five to whomever named that event!
  • KahmonKahmon Posts: 582 Critical Contributor
    Brigby said:

    S.H.I.E.L.D. Training - Mysterio (7/4/19) *New Update*
    Double Iso-8

    Required Characters
    4-Star: Mysterio, Peggy Carter, Invisible Woman, Elektra (Unkillable)
    Looking forward to the complaints about this.
  • jp1jp1 Posts: 191 Tile Toppler
    I’ll have to dump some ISO into Invisible Woman. I’m just grateful it wasn’t Talos.
  • KGBKGB Posts: 649 Critical Contributor
    jp1 said:
    I’ll have to dump some ISO into Invisible Woman. I’m just grateful it wasn’t Talos.
    Lucky it's double ISO in PvE, PvP and DP Daily during the entire time so you should get all you need.

    KGB

  • jp1jp1 Posts: 191 Tile Toppler
    KGB said:
    jp1 said:
    I’ll have to dump some ISO into Invisible Woman. I’m just grateful it wasn’t Talos.
    Lucky it's double ISO in PvE, PvP and DP Daily during the entire time so you should get all you need.

    KGB

    That will definitely help. I would have loved to invest in someone else, but I’ve champed far worse than Invisible Woman so I’ll take it.

    Only a few low-mid tier 4s languishing at this point. The saved covers will give me a decent resource boost when I champ her.
  • zodiac339zodiac339 Posts: 1,888 Chairperson of the Boards
    Traveling the 7th, so hopefully a Champed Parker and SCL9 will nab enough Mysterio covers to make it good.
  • therightwayetherightwaye Posts: 422 Mover and Shaker

    S.H.I.E.L.D. Training - Mysterio (7/4/19) *New Update*

    Unstable Iso-8 - 3 Day Duration (7/4/19) *New Update*
    Double Iso-8


    Alliance Placement Rewards:
    4-Star: Mysterio - ???


    Making us work on the holiday weekend, eh? At least its double pay. 

  • fiirstfiirst Posts: 387 Mover and Shaker
    Battle at the Basilica - 3 Day Alliance Event (7/1/19) *New Update*

    Boss Event on start on Monday/Sunday.... :neutral:

  • DarthDeVoDarthDeVo Posts: 1,883 Chairperson of the Boards
    Nice touch with having 3* Cap PvP starting on the 4th. 🇺🇸 'Murica! 🇺🇸
  • JHawkIncJHawkInc Posts: 1,871 Chairperson of the Boards
    DarthDeVo said:
    Nice touch with having 3* Cap PvP starting on the 4th. 🇺🇸 'Murica! 🇺🇸
    And Peggy awarded in the PVE event before, meaning she'll be essential and in progression of the event starting on the 4th, AND it's Unstable ISO-8, which is the Cap-centered story where they put Peggy's art into the event after she was released.

    Lots of little Captain America things jammed in between all of the Spidey stuff so we can celebrate Far From Home and the 4th of July at the same time.
  • bluewolfbluewolf Posts: 2,657 Chairperson of the Boards
    MPQ sez, “Have a Marvel-ous 4th!”
  • The rockettThe rockett Posts: 1,765 Chairperson of the Boards
    JHawkInc said:
    First off:
    S.H.I.E.L.D. Training - Mysterio (7/4/19) *New Update*
    Double Iso-8
    Required Characters
    4-Star: Mysterio, Peggy Carter, Invisible Woman, Elektra (Unkillable)
    No Sabretooth or Black Cat means it's a win all around! The fact that people will be getting Peggy covers from the boss immediately before she's required in Shield Training is a double wiN!
    So I guess the new releases and going right to being required for Shield Training has stopped for now.  This is a good thing.  Maybe it was a mistake 3/4 times in a row. 
  • jameshjamesh Posts: 1,322 Chairperson of the Boards
    JHawkInc said:
    First off:
    S.H.I.E.L.D. Training - Mysterio (7/4/19) *New Update*
    Double Iso-8
    Required Characters
    4-Star: Mysterio, Peggy Carter, Invisible Woman, Elektra (Unkillable)
    No Sabretooth or Black Cat means it's a win all around! The fact that people will be getting Peggy covers from the boss immediately before she's required in Shield Training is a double wiN!
    So I guess the new releases and going right to being required for Shield Training has stopped for now.  This is a good thing.  Maybe it was a mistake 3/4 times in a row. 
    It definitely wasn't a mistake: more likely an experiment to see how it affected spending.  Switching to older characters again could be part of that experiment as a control, or signal that it was a failure.
  • tiomonotiomono Posts: 1,057 Chairperson of the Boards
    jamesh said:
    JHawkInc said:
    First off:
    S.H.I.E.L.D. Training - Mysterio (7/4/19) *New Update*
    Double Iso-8
    Required Characters
    4-Star: Mysterio, Peggy Carter, Invisible Woman, Elektra (Unkillable)
    No Sabretooth or Black Cat means it's a win all around! The fact that people will be getting Peggy covers from the boss immediately before she's required in Shield Training is a double wiN!
    So I guess the new releases and going right to being required for Shield Training has stopped for now.  This is a good thing.  Maybe it was a mistake 3/4 times in a row. 
    It definitely wasn't a mistake: more likely an experiment to see how it affected spending.  Switching to older characters again could be part of that experiment as a control, or signal that it was a failure.
    I'm interested to see if they will skip sabretooth and go black cat on the next one. 
  • bluewolfbluewolf Posts: 2,657 Chairperson of the Boards
    edited July 1
    jamesh said:
    JHawkInc said:
    First off:
    S.H.I.E.L.D. Training - Mysterio (7/4/19) *New Update*
    Double Iso-8
    Required Characters
    4-Star: Mysterio, Peggy Carter, Invisible Woman, Elektra (Unkillable)
    No Sabretooth or Black Cat means it's a win all around! The fact that people will be getting Peggy covers from the boss immediately before she's required in Shield Training is a double wiN!
    So I guess the new releases and going right to being required for Shield Training has stopped for now.  This is a good thing.  Maybe it was a mistake 3/4 times in a row. 
    It definitely wasn't a mistake: more likely an experiment to see how it affected spending.  Switching to older characters again could be part of that experiment as a control, or signal that it was a failure.
    The game seems to be back on a LLLVV reward pattern for 4*'s in PVE.

    Before Black Cat, we had Thanos, Magik, then Ronin (leading to him being required for ST).  3 Latests.

    Then Black Cat, Invisible Woman, and Spidey (IW).  (New characters interrupt the pattern.)  2 Vintage. 

    The PVE rewards just prior to ST determine one of the required people (either Vintage or Latest), and the other two have always been Vintage.  The boss event starting tomorrow is rewarding Peggy.  Thematic for the 4th!  Peggy is one of the feathers in the team's cap as someone that has actually been featured in a comic book and really the only variant character originated by the team.

    It all depends on how you look at it.  Did they go with Peggy to celebrate their achievement?  To be nice to players by making an all-Vintage ST?  Because America? Or to not give out 3 fairly easy covers for a newer 4?  I choose to look at it from the nice-to-players point of view in this case.  Boss events are always weird in terms of rewards and almost always reward a Vintage person, other than the rare new character release.  So the expected Latest person leading into ST didn’t happen because of the new boss event. 

    Looking ahead....we will probably be getting the next 4 on August 1, if it's two weeks to a 5 on July 18.  We may get another Vintage required for ST then, depending on what they do.  It's probably a good plan to hoard for a while if you are worried about having all the newest people up to 209 by then.

    EDIT:  TLDR
    1.  The PVE placement rewards before ST determine one of the essentials.
    2.  If we didn't have a boss event today, we'd almost certainly need a new ("Latest") person for Mysterio's ST.  Probably, it would have been Sabretooth.
    3.  They have never used a boss event in my memory to reward "Latest" 4 covers.  So that determined the ST lineup.
    * I would normally say that the schedule is somewhat slavishly followed and determines the ST, but they switch things up more lately, like using Magik who wasn't a Latest 3 when she was run.
  • TherealsmkspyTherealsmkspy Posts: 100 Tile Toppler
    jamesh said:
    JHawkInc said:
    First off:
    S.H.I.E.L.D. Training - Mysterio (7/4/19) *New Update*
    Double Iso-8
    Required Characters
    4-Star: Mysterio, Peggy Carter, Invisible Woman, Elektra (Unkillable)
    No Sabretooth or Black Cat means it's a win all around! The fact that people will be getting Peggy covers from the boss immediately before she's required in Shield Training is a double wiN!
    So I guess the new releases and going right to being required for Shield Training has stopped for now.  This is a good thing.  Maybe it was a mistake 3/4 times in a row. 
    It definitely wasn't a mistake: more likely an experiment to see how it affected spending.  Switching to older characters again could be part of that experiment as a control, or signal that it was a failure.
    Or they're just plain throwing us a bone here. 
  • HoundofShadowHoundofShadow Posts: 1,784 Chairperson of the Boards
    Based on data in here about ST required characters:

    https://forums.d3go.com/discussion/70293/list-of-s-h-i-e-l-d-training-essentials/p1

    There has been a total of 29 ST, excluding the upcoming one. ST 22 and ST 26 required all old characters. 

    Based on these data alone, they are just throwing a bone to make the vets happier for one ST and it's back to newer characters required for the next 3 or 4 ST.
  • skittledaddyskittledaddy Posts: 330 Mover and Shaker
    jamesh said:
    JHawkInc said:
    First off:
    S.H.I.E.L.D. Training - Mysterio (7/4/19) *New Update*
    Double Iso-8
    Required Characters
    4-Star: Mysterio, Peggy Carter, Invisible Woman, Elektra (Unkillable)
    No Sabretooth or Black Cat means it's a win all around! The fact that people will be getting Peggy covers from the boss immediately before she's required in Shield Training is a double wiN!
    So I guess the new releases and going right to being required for Shield Training has stopped for now.  This is a good thing.  Maybe it was a mistake 3/4 times in a row. 
    It definitely wasn't a mistake: more likely an experiment to see how it affected spending.  Switching to older characters again could be part of that experiment as a control, or signal that it was a failure.
    Or they're just plain throwing us a bone here. 
    Or it's because the few times I am finally able to get a new 4* ST-ready in time, they always skip them.

    First, Prowler; now, Sabretooth.

    Come on, man!
  • tiomonotiomono Posts: 1,057 Chairperson of the Boards
    edited July 1
    Based on data in here about ST required characters:

    https://forums.d3go.com/discussion/70293/list-of-s-h-i-e-l-d-training-essentials/p1

    There has been a total of 29 ST, excluding the upcoming one. ST 22 and ST 26 required all old characters. 

    Based on these data alone, they are just throwing a bone to make the vets happier for one ST and it's back to newer characters required for the next 3 or 4 ST.
    There were more than just 2 runs that had older characters (4 total listed in your link). Also some "newer" characters had several appearances, (Emma, rogue, nightcrawler). And for a pretty good stretch the featured "newest" character was 12 characters old. 

    So I would say based on this data alone, they are not even sure how they want to proceed still. 
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