Marvel’s Avengers‘ cosmetic Marvel Cinematic Universe outfits for Hawkeye have served as a point of contention. Crystal Dynamics and Square Enix had initially neglected to conform Clint Barton’s entire character model to reflect Jeremy Renner’s portrayal from the MCU. Instead, only the character’s clothes had been altered in Marvel’s Avengers between each MCU skin, with the character model’s default shaved head left unchanged.
Fortunately, this error has since been mended and Clint’s character model has been given hair to suit his MCU outfits. But another issue that Marvel’s Avengers‘ community has concerns the game’s purchasable cosmetics that get locked past its Marketplace store. Rather, a newly announced MCU skin for Marvel’s Avengers seems to spell the start of a new transition for Square Enix’s economic strategy.
Hawkeye’s MCU-inspired skins are further rounded out with Marvel’s Avengers‘ latest addition of the outfit he wears in Captain America: Civil War. But players will not find this skin cosmetic in Marvel’s Avengers‘ Marketplace like they traditionally would for new MCU outfit additions. Players will only be able to access the outfit, at least at the moment, within Shipments as a specialty item that players buy with Units earned through gameplay rather than Credits, a currency that costs legitimate money.
However, there is a rather considerable blunder made with Marvel’s Avengers‘ latest skin for Hawkeye. Marvel’s Avengers fans have come to expect rich and faithful detail from these cosmetics as they have arguably become one of Crystal Dynamics and Square Enix’s priorities. But it appears as though Marvel’s Avengers‘ single-sleeved outfit from Civil War has been incorrectly designed to feature Barton’s left arm as the sleeved arm, when in the movie it is the opposite.
Hawkeye’s latest MCU outfit from the Hawkeye Disney Plus series also featured a hearing aid that resembled Renner’s in the show, which shows that the developers have attempted closer accuracy with their cosmetics. Moreover, Black Widow’s recent MCU skin from Black Widow also arrived with her movie-accurate hairstyle, for example, so there is of course the potential for Marvel’s Avengers to make changes to their oufits later on.
It seems strange, then, that this error would occur. Players may be happy nonetheless to have the outfit in Marvel’s Avengers with an accurate hairstyle, and they may perhaps be indifferent to this mistake made with Barton’s arms. The fact that it is an earnable cosmetic as well is surely favorable among players who have otherwise had to purchase cosmetics out of pocket, and fans may be able to look forward to other MCU outfits becoming available through Shipments in the future.
Marvel’s Avengers is currently available on PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Stadia, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S.