You won’t get very far in Marvel’s Avengers without resources.
You’ll need them to purchase or upgrade your equipment, and while you don’t really need them at the start of the game, there’s apparently no shortage of equipment in Marvel’s Avengers, especially to get started! – Some of the resources are particularly difficult to get, so it’s always worth holding on to them until you get it.
Our dedicated Marvel’s Avengers team page will explain the best ways to use your resources when you’re ready, but until then, this page explains the various resources available – from DNA keys to Uru, Polychoron and Plasma – and where to find them.
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How resources work in Marvel’s Avengers
Resources are the components you need to evolve or improve the power of your equipment (except DNA keys, but we will talk about them later). Sometimes you can even use them as currency to trade for rare and cool items that the various Marvel Avengers vendors might have up for grabs.
There is a huge variety available, and all with varying levels of scarcity, meaning you should always take the time to properly explore every building or base you enter, including walls, rooftops, and behind every cracked wall… Never know what might be hiding in plain sight.
If you’re not sure how many resources you have, your accounts can be found at the bottom of your Gear screen.
Where to find resources in Marvel’s Avengers work
The good news is that it’s impossible to miss many of Marvel’s Avengers’ assets when exploring the world.
You’ll see them emit their unmistakable blue, white, purple or gold glow, often clustered in those precariously fragile glass boxes (by the way, you don’t even have to fight them, just walk purposefully towards them and they will disintegrate like cotton candy ).
Crush everyone you see and take out their guts – each co-op player gets their own assignments, so you won’t be afraid to sniff out your friend’s loot.
You may also see them in boxes or containers hidden on high shelves, above doors, on ceilings or also attached to the top of the wall. Melee attack any boxes or crates attached to a building just to make sure you don’t leave valuable loot behind.
Other times, they’ll be locked in chests that require you to solve simple environmental puzzles, such as activating a number of plates or buttons on a specific time scale (you can usually tell how many by the lights on or near the closed door). .
While pressure plates are not always immediately obvious, they are also not particularly difficult to find and are always in the immediate area, so be sure to properly study a building. This includes looking up, as many buttons may be hidden high up…
The best way to acquire rarer resources is by dismantling your old or unwanted equipment. While it’s tempting to save your favorites in the Chimera’s vault, you likely won’t ever use them again. Be sure to periodically recycle your equipment by completely dismantling it and use the resources obtained to increase the power of your favorite high-level equipment.
To learn about the rare things usually hidden in chests, listen to JARVIS as you progress and fly through all the missions on the war table, as he will often hint that there is something special nearby. You can also use your waypoint to highlight interesting areas, so be sure to check any places that have a “?”.
At launch, there are nine different types of Marvel’s Avengers resources to collect. Here’s what they are, along with some tips on where to best find them.
Catalysts in Marvel’s Avengers explained
With a warm orange glow, Catalyst isn’t very plentiful, but you’ll need it to upgrade your ranged gear (which, by the way, we use a lot, especially when staying at a distance early in the game). Enemies drop it from time to time, but you’ll mostly find it in boxes, so keep an eye out.
Fragments in Marvel’s Avengers explained
Used to upgrade equipment and purchase new things from Marvel Avengers vendors, scavenged mechanical part fragments can be found throughout the game. Not only will you be able to collect them from chests and fallen enemies, but you will also find them in those fragile glass boxes that you will find around the place. It is the numerous white boxes that contain Fragments.
Nanite in Marvel’s Avengers
Nanite is essential for leveling up your melee gear and/or purchasing things from vendors. You’ll find it all around the place, whether it’s dropped by enemies or glowing a beautiful purple in those glass boxes.
Nanotubes in Marvel’s Avengers explained
An important resource for developing your defensive/chest gear, the nanotube can be found in the blue boxes. It is also often dropped by dead enemies.
Plasma in Marvel’s Avengers explained
This resource glows yellow on boxes and is also dropped by fallen enemies, although not as much as the other resources. You will need this to upgrade your heroic equipment.
Polychoron in Marvel’s Avengers
This can only be collected as a reward for faction assignments or by completing Villain Sector quests, making it quite difficult to get, but it is used to upgrade your main artifact. Use it sparingly, and be sure to periodically dismantle duplicates or unwanted lower-level equipment to help bolster your (usually meager) supplies.
Upgrade modules in Marvel’s Avengers explained
This is used to upgrade all equipment. The best way to find upgrade modules is to periodically dismantle your old or unwanted equipment. It’s also one of the hardest resources to get, so unfortunately you won’t find it in breakable boxes. Instead, you’ll probably find it hidden in chests.
Uru in Marvel’s Avengers
Uru doesn’t upgrade your equipment, but it does boost your minor artifacts, making it quite powerful.
It is quite difficult to find wild nature in the world; You’ll find it in boxes and chests with other items, particularly safes, as shown above, and boxes that glow gold or purple, as they contain rarer resources. We recommend paying attention to Jarvis’ instructions; sometimes hints if there is a chest with Uru nearby.
The best way to increase your Uru supplies is to complete Drop Zone missions that come in a variety of styles, including Assault, Defense, Domination, Elimination, or Sabotage.
While you may not encounter Uru during the mission, you are guaranteed a random Iso-8 Shard upon completion, so even if it’s not powerful enough as the Shard you currently have equipped, it can be broken into pieces of that. rare resource.
DNA keys in Marvel’s Avengers explained
As for DNA keys? These are not used to upgrade your equipment, but rather are used to open special chests containing particularly rare equipment and resources, often top-tier five-star stuff.
You’ll get single-use keys to kick villain butt from Avengers bosses in War Zone or Villain Sector missions, which can be picked up by any of the Avengers faction leaders. Falling is common but not guaranteed, so it’s always worth doing as many as you can and incorporating them into your daily ritual.
Faction leader quests rotate daily, so be sure to check them out every day to maximize your chances of getting a DNA Key, as they are one of the rarest resources in the game.
Once you have a spare pair of DNA Keys, load up a Vault mission to use them! Don’t forget that you will never find a DNA chest inside a vault, so roam the surrounding area outside the vault before entering. Black with blue trim, they are easy to spot compared to the usual drab safes, shown in Uru’s description above.