The Marvel Cinematic Universe contiues to be a goldmine for Square Enix and Crystal Dynamic inside of Marvel’s Avengers. Films like Black Widow, Iron Man, Black Panther, and the various Avengers films are given plenty of shine with the skins available, but the game has yet to show love to the MCU’s entries on Disney Plus. This is no longer the case, as players can now deck out the game’s version of Clint Barton with a new suit, courtesy of the Disney Plus series Hawkeye.
Marvel’s Avengers first introduced Hawkeye as part of the Taking A.I.M. story expansion where Kate Bishop joins the team to help rescue her mentor from A.I.M. Before the latest update, Hawkeye’s MCU-inspired skins came courtesy of 2015’s Avengers: Age of Ultron and 2019’s Avengers: Endgame. The latter of the two skins also ties, narratively, into the events of the Hawkeye series due to the hero’s time hunting the world’s criminal underworld as Ronin following Thanos’ snap in Avengers: Infinity War.
His new skin, much like the rest of the Disney Plus series, is inspired heavily by Matt Fraction and David Aja’s 2015 Hawkeye comic run. The suit is given to Jeremy Renner’s Hawkeye by his protege Kate Bishop, played in the series by Hailee Steinfeld. The skin’s inclusion in Marvel’s Avengers was shared on the game’s official Twitter account, confirming the skin will be available on December 23 in the game’s marketplace.
The addition of Hawkeye’s suit from his titular series shouldn’t come as surprising, given how critically well-received the show has been. It gave Renner’s rendition of the hero a spotlight he had yet to receive in any of his film appearances, often playing a supporting role to either the film’s narrative or characters like Captain America and Iron Man.
On top of that, Square Enix and Crystal Dynamics have also been gift-wrapped the first potential, MCU-inspired skin to give Kate Bishop in Marvel’s Avengers for Christmas.
The skins currently available in the game’s marketplace for Kate Bishop are primarily taken from her comic book suits. Current options include her “Hawkingbird” suit, inspired by the 2005 debut in the Young Avengers comic, or the “Too Cool” skin, based on a variant cover from Matt Fraction’s Hawkeye comic run. However, players shouldn’t be surprised if the suit donned by Steinfeld for the season finale ends up finding its way into the game sooner or later.
Marvel’s Avengers is currently available on PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Stadia, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S.