This chapter of the guide to Marvel's Avengers has information about all the resources in the game, explains what they are for and how to get them.
Marvel's Avengers has a number of different resources, most of which are used to upgrade gear and unlock additional perks for your items. Sometimes you will also find special resources that can be used for a completely different purpose.
Resources - types, what they are for
At the time of writing this guide, Marvel's Avengers has 10 types of resources, each with a specific purpose. Resources were divided into common, rare and exotic. The table below has descriptions of the resources along with the corresponding icons.
Resource and its purpose
Fragments - a mechanical resource that is used to improve equipment and to buy items from traders.
Upgrade Module - a special technological holographic module that is used to upgrade gear.
Nanite - a rare technical resource that is used to upgrade gear and to buy items from traders.
Nanotube - a rare structural resource that is used to upgrade gear and to buy items from traders.
Catalyst - a rare chemical resource that is used to upgrade gear and to buy items from traders.
Plasma - a rare particle resource that is used to upgrade gear and to buy items from traders.
Polychoron - an exotic nanoparticle resource that is used to upgrade more powerful gear.
Uru - an exotic metal that is used to enhance artifacts.
DNA Key - an exotic resource that is used to open DNA safes with a biometric lock.
Vault - an exotic resource that allows players to start a special mission with S.H.I.E.L.D. Vault.
Resources - how to get?
If you want to unlock additional perks for gear and strengthen your characters' items, you will need a large amount of all the resources. Fortunately, resources in Marvel's Avengers can be obtained in various ways - we described them all below.
- Resources dropped by opponents
- Breaking containers with resources
- Opening chests
- Completing missions
- Challenge Card
- Disassembling gear
Resources dropped by opponents
When you fight opponents, there is a chance that they will drop a certain resource after death. Each resource has a specific color and, for example, common Parts will glow white, Nanite is purple, and Plasma is yellow.
Breaking containers with resources
Some of the resources available in Marvel's Avengers, such as Parts, Nanite, Nanotube, Catalyst, Plasma, can be acquired by destroying special containers in which they are stored or transported to AIM facilities.
Opening different types of chests is another way to acquire valuable resources in Marvel's Avengers. Look for the chests while exploring the maps, and listen to Jarvis' advice about their location. Inside them, you can find common, rare and even exotic resources: Parts, Catalysts, Uru, Vault.
You can earn rewards for completing certain missions in Marvel's Avengers, which may include rare and even exotic resources such as Catalyst, Uru, and even DNA Keys.
The Hero Challenge Card is a great way to acquire a large number of additional resources - common, rare and exotic. Reaching specific Challenge Card levels will give you the following rewards:
- Level 2 - rare resource pack;
- Level 5 - resource pack;
- Level 10 - Upgrade Module pack;
- Level 18 - rare resource pack;
- Level 20 - Upgrade Module pack;
- Level 22 - rare resource pack;
- Level 31 - Upgrade Module pack;
- Level 37 - exotic resource pack.
Disassembling unnecessary items is a great way to get Upgrade Modules and exotic Polychoron. Since your hero's equipment capacity is limited, it is worth dismantling items that have a much lower Power level to make space for better gear.