In Story events there are two major updates: The Galactus Hungers alliance boss event returns this Thursday, and a brand new event titled System Reboot will be running alongside story events.
System Reboot will feature the two recently announced reworked characters for the Space Gem season, Ghost Rider and Kingpin. We are told that those two characters will be the only boosted characters in the event. The article talking about Space Gem season updates says that System Reboot is an “an all-new Story event that will run alongside the normal Story events. Complete missions to earn Iso-8 and a random Ghost Rider and Kingpin cover.”
In PVP, the Defenders events continue as previously announced with the 3* Elektra tournament finishing off-season (with the special Defenders boosted list), followed by a 4* Luke Cage tournament. Interesting to note is that the 900 progression reward for the C4ge event will be 4* Luke Cage’s black cover. That is out of rotation, and oddly 4* Iron Fist didn’t get the same treatment for his currently running Versus event.
The weekly buffed characters for the week of August 24 to August 31 have also been released, and the MPQtips.com Weekly Buffed Characters list has been updated accordingly. Both the 3* and 4* lists have some Defenders characters rotated in early — the 4*s have Iron Fist and Elektra; 3*s have Daredevil, Luke Cage & Punisher. Vulture was due to be weekly boosted for his first time but it looks like he’s been pushed. In the past, recently reworked characters were added to the following week’s boost list, but the new System Reboot event may be replacing that practice.
(8/24/17 – 8/31/17)
- 4*: Elektra (Unkillable), Iron Fist (Danny Rand), Nova, Rocket & Groot (Awesome Mix Volume 2), Winter Soldier
- 3*: Bullseye (Classic), Daredevil (Man Without Fear), The Hulk (Indestructible), Luke Cage (Hero for Hire), The Punisher (Dark Reign),
- 2*: Daken (Dark Avengers), Storm (Classic)
- 1*: Black Widow (Modern), Venom (Dark Avengers)