Marvel’s Avengers upcoming Spider-Man DLC doesn’t have the story missions seen in the Kate Bishop, Hawkeye, and Black Panther updates.

Rather than a short campaign with bespoke missions, the Avengers Spider-Man: Great Power story is unlocked by completing the challenges added to the regular Avengers Initiative multiplayer missions, with audio logs and illustrations. It is told through the cutscene. Addressing these challenges will gradually unfold the story of Spider-Man revealing AIM’s new plans to upgrade the Synsoid Army.

Philippe Therien, Avengers Gameplay Director, spoke with IGN to explain why Crystal Dynamics chose this direction. “We want to focus on content that everyone can enjoy, so we decided to spend a lot of energy on the simultaneous claw raids,” he said.

“Really it’s an easy decision for us. Spider-Man can play all the content, but then we release content that’s suitable for all platforms. Really that was the decision from the beginning,” he said. I concluded.

The Spider-Man DLC doesn’t come with its own story mission, so it’s not as branded as the previous character DLC. Crystal Dynamics calls it a hero event. The Kate Bishop and Hawkeye DLC with in-engine animated cutscenes and story missions were known as Operations. The more substantial addition of Black Panther in War for Wakanda has been branded as an extension.

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Therefore, hero events feel like games like Rainbow Six Siege and League of Legends are like adding new characters. There is some folklore and cosmetic content around them, but the new playable content is basically the character itself. See the Avengers Spider-Man DLC preview for more information. This preview details how Peter Parker is playing.

For more Avengers news, check out Spider-Man’s cool suits accessible on the DLC, Square Enix’s president’s feelings about the Avengers, and the report on removing paid XP boosters from the game.

Matt Purslow is IGN’s UK news and entertainment writer.